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Leonard Hankerson
Hankerson at Redskins training camp in 2012.
No. 85     Washington Redskins
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
High School: Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Debuted in 2011 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2010 First Team All-ACC
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions     51
Receiving yards     706
Receiving TDs     3

Leonard Hankerson, Jr. (born January 30, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 79th overall pick.[1] He played college football at the University of Miami.

Early years

Hankerson attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a junior, he had 28 receptions, 606 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns. In his senior year, he had 39 receptions, 803 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns.

College career

As a true freshman in 2007, Hankerson started two of seven games, and had six receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. As a sophomore in 2008 he started two of eight games, making 11 receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns. As a junior in 2009, he became a full time starter. He started 12 of 13 games and finished the season with 45 receptions for 801 yards and six touchdowns. His Senior year he hauled in 72 catches for 1,156 yard and 13 touchdowns. The 13 touchdowns passed Michael Irvin for the most in a single season by a Hurricane. In the Senior Bowl, Hankerson stood out as the best receiver catching 5 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Professional career

2011 NFL Combine

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 209 lb 4.43 s 1.51 s 2.53 s 4.21 s 6.94 s 36 in 9 ft 9 in 14 rep

Washington Redskins

2011 Season

Hankerson was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Hankerson made his NFL debut in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers. In Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers, he made his first career start.[3] His rookie season was cut short after suffering a subluxation of his right hip and a torn labrum in his second game as a starter against the Miami Dolphins.[4] On November 15, Hankerson was officially placed on injured reserve.

2012 Season

After nearly three months of relying solely on physical therapy, it was confirmed that Hankerson had surgery on his hip on February 21, 2012.[5] Hankerson was fully healed from the surgery and ready by the start of training camp in late July.[6][7] In the preseason, he competed with and lost to Josh Morgan for the starting flanker position.[8] In Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams, he recorded his first career touchdown after catching a 68-yard pass from Robert Griffin III.[9][10] In the Week 15 win over the Cleveland Browns, he would score two touchdowns with one of the them being a 54-yard touchdown pass while under triple coverage from Kirk Cousins.[11]


Hankerson's father, Leonard Hankerson, Sr., was killed on January 3, 1989 by a drug dealer. He has three children, son Leonard III, son Kenarris and daughter Kienarria, with his highschool sweetheart, Marketria Smith.[12]


  1. NFL Draft Scout
  2. NFL Combine Profile
  3. "Roy Helu, Leonard Hankerson, Maurice Hurt to start for Redskins". Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  4. "Rookie WR Leonard Hankerson is lost for the year". Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  5. "Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has surgery on hip". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  6. Jones, Mike (May 7, 2012). "Leonard Hankerson says his recovery from hip surgery is on schedule". Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  7. Jones, Mike (July 29, 2012). "Leonard Hankerson returns with confidence". Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  8. Jones, Mike (September 3, 2012). "Redskins depth chart: WR Josh Morgan listed as starter opposite Pierre Garcon". Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  9. Harris, Mike (September 16, 2012). "Redskins-Rams: Recap". Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  10. Tinsman, Brian (September 17, 2012). "Redskins-Rams: Week 2 Game Notes". Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  11. Tinsman, Brian (December 17, 2012). "Victory Monday Stats Pack: Redskins-Browns". Redskins. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  12. Reynolds, Tim (September 7, 2010). "Hankerson juggles football, school and parenthood at UM". Retrieved August 4, 2012.

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