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Craig Leonard
8  Craig Leonard
RS Sophomore

Fort Collins, Colo.

High School:
Fossil Ridge

Last College:
Jireh Prep

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215




Annual Green and Gold Spring Game Saturday at Noon

Rams conclude second year of spring football under Head Coach Jim McElwain


Rams complete 123-play scrimmage on Saturday

Lovett shines with 7 receptions for 153 yards


CSU football spring notebook: Practice 4

McElwain high on tight ends


CSU football spring notebook: Practice 2

QB battle begins to heat up


Rams Football begins Spring practices on Tuesday, March 26

Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain


2012 Signing Class Highlights

2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players


Spring scrimmage at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

On Saturday, April 12, the Rams held their annual Denver area practice. (Photos by Don Reichert)


Infinity Park Practice

Photos from 4-13-13 practice at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. (Photos by Don Reichert)


CSU Football Spring Scrimmage

Photos from the Rams first spring scrimmage on Saturday April 6, 2013.


CSU Football Spring Practice 7

Photos from Friday's spring practice as they prepare for Saturday's public scrimmage.


CSU Football Spring Practice Day 4

Pictures from Saturday's spring practice (Photos taken by Stu Buchanan)

Division I career games started/played: 1/0 (1/0 in 2013)

2013 (Freshman): Came in at the end of the Rams' regular season finale vs. Air Force (Nov. 30) and handed the ball off running out the clock in CSU's 58-13 victory.

Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School/Prep School: A 2011 graduate of Fossil Ridge High School, eight miles from CSU's McGraw Athletic Center, signed a financial-aid agreement Dec. 6, 2011, and enrolled in time for January 2012 classes, practiced with the Rams that spring...Kept his skills sharp during the fall of 2011 at Jireh Prep School in Monroe, N.C.; started seven games against stiff competition from Georgia, Virginia and Carolina prep schools, including prominent Hargrave Military Academy, and Division III JV teams...Started seven games on an 8-3 team, throwing for more than 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns...Still entered CSU with five available years to play four, per NCAA rules...Played just one varsity season at FRHS, his 2010 senior campaign, and led Colorado's largest classification, 5A, in both passing yards (2,558) and passing TD (26)...A first-team All-Front Range League and honorable-mention all-state selection, was the team MVP and captain on a 4-6 team in its first season of 5A competition...Hit 198-of-374 passes (.529), including an 88-yard play, with 12 interceptions, in addition to 252 yards on 84 carries...Also caught a TD pass against Thomas Jefferson...Did not play during his sophomore or junior seasons due to a knee injury...Started for the freshman team as a ninth grader...Owned 4.7 speed in the 40-yard dash as a high-school QB...Also bench pressed 265 pounds and carried a 3.0 GPA...Head FRHS football coaches were Steve Vecchio and Clint Fick

Personal: Given name Craig Connett Leonard Jr. ...Born Sept. 8, 1992, in Everett, Wash. ...Parents are Craig and Nanette Leonard...The youngest of four children, has two brothers and one sister...Moved to Fort Collins at age 8, but grew up in Snohomish, Wash. ...Major at CSU is undeclared...Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.


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