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Leigh Bodden
Leigh Bodden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hyattsville, Md.

High School:
Northwestern

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
09/24/1980

Special:
Co-Captain



2001 Consensus First Team All-American
(AFCA, The Sports Network, Don Hansen)
2001 Third Team AP All-America
2001 First Team All-MAAC
2000 First Team All-MAAC

Consensus All-American enters his senior season needing seven interceptions to tie the national I-AA record of 28 held by Dave Murphy of Holy Cross (1986-89) ... his 21 interceptions for 226 yards are both Duquesne school records ... has set and tied his own school single-season record with nine interceptions in each of his last two seasons ... all 21 of his picks have come in his last 24 regular-season games ... is a two-year member of the Duquesne track team ... scored a total of 12 points for the Dukes at the Atlantic 10 outdoor championship last spring ... won the A-10 long jump with a career-best 23-0 leap ... in the process became DU's first outdoor men's track conference champion ... the 23-foot jump was nearly two feet longer than this best effort the previous year ... also finished seventh in the 100-meter dash with a career-best time of 11:08 ... was also part of the 4x100 relay team

As a junior (2001): Tied his own school record with nine interceptions for 51 return yards and one touchdown (40-yards vs. Canisius) ... finished the year tied for second nationally with .90 interceptions per game ... 27 of his 34 tackles were solos ... finished the year with three tackles for loss (-12) and two fumbles forced ... also returned a blocked extra point 90-plus yards for a score at Fairfield ... became the first player in school history to earn a spot on the AFCA All-American team ... was one of six underclassmen named to the 25-man squad ... was also one of just two players named to the team that compete at the NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major (non-scholarship) level ... also became the third Duke ever named to the AP All-America team

As a sophomore (2000): Was one of the top big play men in the MAAC with a school record nine interceptions in 11 games ... his .82 INTs per game ranked tied for sixth nationally, and his average of 2.36 passes defensed per game was good for second-best in NCAA I-AA ... was named first team All-America by Don Hansen's Football Gazette ... rolled up 175 yards on his interception returns including touchdowns of 24 (at VMI) and 62 yards (at Saint Peter's) ... also returned a fumble 40 yards for a score at Bucknell ... broke up a team-high 17 passes ... also forced three fumbles and registered three tackles for loss ... 40 of his 46 total tackles were solo ... was named Don Hansen co-Defensive Player of the Week and MAAC Defensive Player of the Week after picking off two passes in DU's 34-0 win at Saint Peter's ... posted six tackles (five unassisted), forced a fumble, broke up a pass and intercepted two others in DU's 57-31 season-opening win at VMI ... forced two fumbles and broke up four passes in a 30-7 DU win at La Salle ... saw his first action on offense, catching an 11-yard pass from quarterback Tony Zimmerman at Bucknell

As a freshman (1999): Finished fourth on the team with three interceptions ... was named MAAC Rookie of the Week after posting a pair of fourth quarter picks in DU's 28-17 win at Lafayette ... finished the season with 21 total tackles (17 solo) and five passes broken up ... started twice (the season-opener vs. La Salle and vs. St. John's) ... posted a season-high five tackles vs. La Salle and at Lafayette ... had four solo tackles in each of those games

Personal: Full name is Leigh Edmond Bodden ... major: management ... date of birth: 9/24/81

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