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Zachary

Leslie

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Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 204
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Lawndale, N.C.
High School: Palmetto Prep Academy

Bio

Had a breakout season for the Aggies where he led the Aggies in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns … Proved to be a downfield threat and a good possession receiver for the Aggies … Started to show his all-conference potential at the 2017 Blue-Gold Game … Had another solid Blue-Gold Game the following year … Made three receptions for 88 yards including a 27-yard touchdown reception from Kylil Carter … Has an impressive 33 ½-inch vertical and runs 4.46 in the 40-yard dash to make him one of the most dangerous receiving threats in the MEAC …Was a standout at Burns High School before spending one season at Palmetto Prep Academy. 

2018 Season: Played in 12 games with 11 starts … Made 50 receptions for 676 yards and nine touchdowns … His 50 receptions in a season ranks seventh all-time in school history … His 676 receiving yards in a season ranks eighth all-time in school history and his nine receiving TDs in a season ranks fourth all-time in school history … Ranked second in the MEAC in receiving touchdowns, third in total receiving yards, fifth in receiving yards per game (56.3) and sixth in receptions per game (4.2) … Nationally, ranked 26thin total receiving touchdowns, 75thin total yards and 86thin receiving touchdowns per game (4.5) … Earned third-team All-MEAC honors at season’s end … Had his first career 100-yard receiving game as he made five catches for 106 yards and one touchdown in the Aggies 31-16 win over S.C. State on Sept. 27 … Two weeks later, he made a career-high eight receptions for a career-high 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Aggies 22-21 loss to Florida A&M … In the game, he caught Lamar Raynard’s record-breaking touchdown pass with a 38-yard reception that made Raynard the Aggies all-time leader in touchdown passes … Caught the game-opening touchdown in the Aggies historic 20-17 win over No.6 Jacksonville State on Aug. 25 … Also caught the game-opening TD in the Aggies 24-22 Celebration Bowl win over Alcorn State on Dec. 15 … In the HBCU national championship game, Leslie caught six passes for 119 yards for his third 100-yard receiving game of the season. 

2017 Season: Played 10 games without a start … Made five receptions for 33 yards … Had the most impact at Norfolk State on Nov. 4 when he made two receptions for 18 yards … Also had receptions against Mars Hill (Sept. 9), at Morgan State (Sept. 23) and at Florida A&M (Oct. 14). 

High School: Leslie is a two-time scholar athlete and was named team captain as a junior and a senior … Also earned all-conference honors ... Played in a Wing-T offense in high school before attending Palmetto Prep.

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