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Week 3: Leonard was again efficient, going 15-of-20 (75 percent) for 219 yards in directing Duke's offense against an overwhelmed Northwestern team. Duke plastered the Wildcats, 38-14. The QB was sacked once and had one dropped pass. Riley has only one TD pass after three games, but Duke coaches have to be content with how he's conducting the offense, especially over the last two weeks. — JH
Week 2: Leonad improved his efficiency, going 12-of-13 for a total of 136 yards and a TD in an abbreviated performance as Duke routed Lafayette, 42-7. Leonard averaged 10.5 yards per each pass attempt. — JH
Week 1: Duke opened up with a win against Clemson 28-7. Riley wasn't as effecient as he would've liked, going 17-of-34 for 175 yards. But he avoided throwing an interception. All in all, a good start to the 2023 season for Riley and Duke. —JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022: Returning quarterback ... in seven career games (one start), has completed 37-of-62 (.597) pass attempts for 381 yards with one TD and one INT ... added 47 rushes for 173 yards (3.68) and two TDs ... completed 13-of-13 (1.000) pass attempts for a career-high 99 yards versus Louisville in 2021 ... threw a career-long 39-yard pass completion to WR Jalon Calhoun against Wake Forest in 2021 ... accumulated a career-best 70 rushing yards against Louisville in 2021, including a career-long 35-yard scamper for a TD ... has played 164 snaps.
2021: Saw action in seven games, with one start against Virginia Tech ... finished 37-of-62 (.597) passing with one TD and one INT ... added 47 rushes for 173 yards (3.68) and two TDs ... completed 13-of-13 (1.000) pass attempts for a career-high 99 yards versus Louisville in 2021 ... hit on 10 passes in the third quarter to tie for fifth on the freshmen charts for most pass completions in a quarter ... tallied a season-long 39-yard pass completion to WR Calhoun against Wake Forest ... connected with RB Mataeo Durant for a five-yard TD reception against Pittsburgh ... accumulated a year-best 70 rushing yards against Louisville, including a season-long 35-yard scamper for a TD ... added a rushing TD against Wake Forest ... on the field for 164 snaps.
High school: Lettered four years at Fairhope High (Fairhope, AL) under coach Tim Carter ... 3-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 14 and No. 20 dual threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, respectively ... also rated as the No. 18 and No. 27 overall prospect in the state of Alabama by those organizations … as a senior, threw for 1,900 yards and 25 TDs while rushing for an additional 500 yards … garnered all-state honors following final season ... also tabbed the Class 7A Player of the Year and the AL.com Coastal Player of the Year after leading the Pirates to a 27-2 record … helped Fairhope to an overall record of 31-12 … also lettered in basketball and track ... named two-time basketball AL.com Edward Jones Coastal Male Athlete of the Year (2020 and 2021) ... participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and was also one of five players named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Super All-State Basketball Team.
Born September 13, 2002 ... son of Chad and Heather Leonard … father played basketball at The Citadel (1992-95), matched the school’s single-game record for steals (7 vs. Clemson on Dec. 18, 1994), set the school standard for steals in a season (68 in 1995) and finished career with 137 steals marking the second-highest total in program history … uncle, Michael Sabol, played basketball at Georgetown University (1990-91).
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