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Richard
Leonard
#7 Defensive Back
Richard
Leonard
#7 Defensive Back
Height 5'8
Weight 173 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1991-09-02 (28)
Born Miami, FL
School Florida International
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 55
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 4
Sacks 0

CFL: 4th season
Stamps: 1st season

Games played through 2019
Regular season: 49 (18 with Ham. in 2019, 13 with Ham. in 2018, 18 with Ham. in 2017)
Playoffs: 3 (1 with Ham. in 2019, 2 with Ham. in 2018)
Grey Cup: 1 (with Ham. in 2019)
Grey Cup wins: 0

Acquired
Signed as a free agent on Feb. 11, 2020.

Pro path
Leonard signed with the Tiger-Cats on May 25, 2017. He signed with the National Football League’s Houston Texans on May 6, 2016, and was waived on Aug. 11, 2016.

2019
(Hamilton) Leonard started all 18 regular-season games at halfback for the Ticats, registering 55 tackles including two tackles for loss, four interceptions including one returned for a touchdown, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and eight knockdowns. He was named an East Division and CFL all-star. Leonard started both the Eastern Final and the Grey Cup and recorded nine tackles including one tackle for loss.

2018
(Hamilton) Leonard played and started 13 regular-season games and had 51 tackles including three tackles for loss, one interception and 10 knockdowns. He played both of Hamilton’s playoff games and had four defensive tackles and one knockdown.

2017
(Hamilton) In his rookie season, Leonard started all 18 games and earned East Division all-star recognition. He finished second in the league with seven interceptions and also had 72 tackles including one tackle for loss, one special-teams tackle, three fumble recoveries including one returned for a touchdown, one forced fumble and a league-leading 13 knockdowns. In his CFL debut, he returned a blocked field goal 84 yards for a touchdown.

Notable
First CFL game: June 25, 2017, at Toronto
First touchdown: June 25, 2017, at Toronto
First interception: July 15, 2017, vs BC
East Division all-star: 2017, 2019
CFL all-star: 2019

College
Leonard played four seasons (2011-12, 2014-15) at Florida International. He redshirted in 2013. In 49 career games for the Panthers including 32 starts, he accumulated 205 tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss, nine interceptions including two returned for touchdowns, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 37 passes defended. Leonard also played special teams, returning 37 punts for 577 yards and two touchdowns and 32 kickoffs for 2,145 yards and one major. During his junior and senior seasons, he earned first-team all-Conference USA honours both as a cornerback and as a punt returner.

Personal
Leonard is an alumnus of Miami Killian Senior High School. He also played basketball for the Cougars.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2017
HAM 18 72 1 0 7 1 1
2018
HAM 13 51 0 0 1 0 0
2019
HAM 18 55 0 0 4 1 2
Total
49 178 1 0 12 2 3

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-13
1 SSK 4 0 0 0 0 0
06-22
2 TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0
06-28
3 MTL 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-04
4 MTL 6 0 0 0 0 0
07-13
5 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-26
7 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-01
8 SSK 2 0 0 0 0 2
08-10
9 BC 6 0 0 1 0 0
08-17
10 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-24
11 BC 2 0 0 1 0 0
09-02
12 TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0
09-14
14 CGY 5 0 0 0 0 0
09-20
15 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-27
16 WPG 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-04
17 EDM 6 0 0 2 1 0
10-19
19 OTT 4 0 0 0 0 0
10-26
20 MTL 3 0 0 0 0 0
11-02
21 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
11-17
23 EDM 5 0 0 1 0 0
11-24
24 WPG 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total
64 0 0 5 1 2