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Jordan Leslie
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Leslie in 2017 training camp
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-10-31) October 31, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
College: BYU
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2015)*
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     26
Receiving touchdowns     0

Jordan Leslie (born October 31, 1991) is an American football wide receiver. He played college football at BYU in 2014 and for UTEP in 2012 and 2013. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Leslie attended Tomball High School in Tomball, Texas, where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Tommy Kaiser. He switched from quarterback to wide receiver for his sophomore year and responded by tallying 54 receptions for 770 yards and five touchdowns, earning All-Region Newcomer of the Year. He made 54 catches for 1,014 yards (18.9 avg.) with 10 TDs his junior season while also adding five punt returns for 49 yards (9.8 avg.) and seven kickoff returns for 186 yards (26.6 avg.). As a senior, he compiled 55 catches for 742 yards (13.5 avg.) with nine touchdowns, and also had eight punt returns for 113 yards (14.1 avg.) and seven kickoff returns for 132 yards (18.9 avg.). He was also a three-time Academic All-District pick and also made the Academic All-State team.[1]

Also a standout in basketball and track & field, Leslie was a multiple All-District choice in basketball and a runner-up finisher in the high jump at the 2009 regional meet with a leap of 2.03 meters (6 feet, 8 inches).[2] He also had personal-best leaps of 6.47 meters (21 feet, 2.25 inches) in the long jump[3] and 13.37 meters (43 feet, 10.5 inches) in the triple jump.[4]

In his freshman year, Leslie befriended future professional basketball player Jimmy Butler. They played together on the basketball team. Since Butler was homeless at the time, Leslie's family allowed Butler to live with them.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in 204 lb 4.44 s 1.61 s 2.61 s 4.08 s 6.87 s 38 in 10 ft 10 in 18 rep

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Leslie was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on May 2, 2015, after going undrafted. He was cut by the Vikings on August 31, 2015.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Leslie signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on October 21, 2015.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Leslie signed with the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad on December 15, 2015. On August 27, 2016, Leslie was waived by the Falcons.[6]

Tennessee Titans Edit

Leslie was signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad on September 27, 2016. He was released by the team on October 3.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On October 18, 2016, Leslie was signed to the Browns' practice squad.[7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on January 5, 2017.[8]

On September 2, 2017, Leslie was waived by the Browns.[9] He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 19, 2017.[10] He was promoted to the active roster on September 22, 2017.[11] He caught his first career pass in Week 3, a one-handed leaping grab for 26 yards. He was waived/injured on October 4, 2017 and placed on injured reserve.[12] He was released on October 11, 2017.

Denver BroncosEdit

On December 27, 2017, Leslie was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on January 1, 2018.[14]

On August 31, 2018, Leslie was waived by the Broncos.[15][16]

Salt Lake StallionsEdit

On December 21, 2018, Leslie signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[17]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

After the AAF ceased operations in April 2019, Leslie signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on May 23, 2019. He asked for his release on May 28.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/leslie_jordan00.html
  2. http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/45099/results/93016
  3. http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/46326/results/88529
  4. http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/50530/results/86151
  5. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=109744&draftyear=2015&genpos=WR
  6. "Falcons Trim Roster to 75 Players". August 27, 2016. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/falcons-trim-roster-to-75-players-17569470.
  7. "Browns sign 2 to practice squad". October 18, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903032758/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-sign-2-to-practice-squad/dbe8afd3-35ec-4b81-966f-0361a2b93430.
  8. "Browns Sign WR Jordan Leslie To Futures Deal". January 5, 2017. http://nfltraderumors.co/browns-sign-wr-jordan-leslie-futures-deal/.
  9. Gribble, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Cleveland Browns Reduce Roster to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20180201005312/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Cleveland-Browns-reduce-roster-to-53/6a6b574a-fec5-4444-9712-f3fdbaf173c0.
  10. "Browns place WR Corey Coleman on injured reserve, add 2 to practice squad". September 19, 2017. https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/browns-place-wr-corey-coleman-on-injured-reserve-add-2-to-practice-squa-19409232.
  11. "Browns elevate WR Jordan Leslie to active roster". September 22, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180131101016/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-elevate-WR-Jordan-Leslie-to-active-roster/be2030df-a8b7-4fc4-809a-44deecbfcc80.
  12. "Browns sign WR Bryce Treggs". October 4, 2017. https://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/browns-sign-wr-bryce-treggs-19505203.
  13. "Broncos sign WR Jordan Leslie to practice squad". December 27, 2017. https://247sports.com/nfl/denver-broncos/Bolt/Broncos-sign-WR-Jordan-Leslie-to-practice-squad-112784060.
  14. DiLalla, Aric (January 1, 2018). "Broncos sign 10 players to future contracts". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-sign-10-players-to-future-contracts-20183093.
  15. DiLalla, Aric (September 1, 2018). "Broncos trim roster to 53 players". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-trim-roster-to-53-players.
  16. "Jordan Leslie on Twitter" (in en). Twitter. August 31, 2018. https://twitter.com/Jles9/status/1035578824484777985.
  17. Judd, Brandon (December 21, 2018). "Former BYU wide receiver Jordan Leslie signing with Salt Lake Stallions". https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900047593/former-byu-wide-receiver-jordan-leslie-signing-with-salt-lake-stallions.html. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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