53  Leonard Pegues
Leonard Pegues

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Olive Branch, MS

High School:
Olive Branch HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L


04/05/2014

Defense Starts Strong, Offense Answers in Scrimmage

Tigers set to move to final week of spring

09/07/2013

Duke Scores 14 Points in Final 10 Minutes to Defeat Memphis in Season Opener

Two late scores enough to lead Duke over Memphis, 28-14

11/17/2012

MEMPHIS POSTGAME NOTES

Game Eleven - at UAB - November 17, 2012 - Legion Field - Birmingham, Ala.

07/17/2014

Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.

Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!

08/21/2013

Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.

08/13/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.

Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.

08/09/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.

08/08/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.

11/30/2013

Memphis Football vs Temple

Memphis Football vs Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy

11/30/2013

Temple @ Memphis

USATSI

11/16/2013

Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)

Memphis vs. USF (USATSI Gallery)

10/05/2013

Memphis Football vs UCF

Memphis Football vs UCF on October 5, 2013, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Cecil Anderson.

09/07/2013

Memphis Football vs Duke

Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013

Career


Significant contributor over last two seasons, playing in all 24 games since arrival at the University of Memphis ... Has registered 36 solo tackles including 25 unassisted stops during career ... Credited with 1.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble during playing career for the Tigers.

2013 (Sophomore)


Notched 23 total tackles including 19 unassisted stops during sophomore season ... Entered sophomore season with a previous career tackle high-water mark of three stops in two games as a rookie ... Equaled that mark in the opener against Duke (two solos, one assist) and also forced a fumble the Tigers recovered at the end of a 50-yard Memphis punt ... Lone tackle against Arkansas State was for a five-yard loss ... The TFL against A-State came on the final play of the third quarter and the first-down loss of yardage would ultimately lead to the Red Wolves punting three plays later ... Closed out the year with 15 tackles spread over the last four American Athletic Conference games of the year ... Had four solo tackles in road win over USF ... Equaled the four-tackle effort against Temple ... Closed out the year with a career-high five tackles, all solo stops, against UConn.

2012 (Freshman)


Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, recording 13 total tackles (six solo stops and seven assists) ... Tied for third on the team in special teams tackles with five to go along with being credited for two exceptional plays ... First career tackles came the third week of the season, registering a pair of unassisted stops against Middle Tennessee ... Also had two tackles at Duke ... Set a new career standard with three tackles at East Carolina ... Among his career-high equaling three tackles at UAB was a half tackle for a three-yard loss.

Olive Branch High School Played linebacker for Coach Scott Samsel at Olive Branch High School ... Registered 146 tackles as a senior ... Led the Conquistadors to a 17-0 record and the Mississippi High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Class 6A state championship in 2011 ... Logged 10 or more tackles in nine games, including six of the first seven contest senior year ... Made 16 tackles against Southaven ... Credited with 17 tackles against Northwest Rankin and followed that with 18 stops vs. Madison Central a week later ... Tallied four interceptions and one fumble recovery and scored two defensive TD in 2011 ... Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic ... Posted 87 tackles, including 67 solo stops, as a junior ... Credited with double-digit tackles twice in 2010 ... Opened season with 13 tackles against East and later tallied 12 stops vs. Starkville ... Hauled in an interception against Horn Lake ... Forced a fumble and tallied a fumble recovery against Tupelo ... Also logged a fumble recovery against South Panola ... Helped squad to an 8-5 record in 2010.

Personal


Son of Leonard Pegues and Angela Gissespie-Pegues ... Born June 9, 1994 in Memphis ... Majoring in Sports Management.

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