|36 Adrian McLeod
Notes: Named Preseason First Team All-America at linebacker by Consensus Draft Services.
2008 (Junior): Played in all 12 games making eight starts at linebacker ... Led the team with 100 total hits including 55 solo stops ... His 8.3 tackles per game average ranked seventh in the Southern Conference while his 12 tackles for loss ranked tied for fourth in the league ... Garnered SoCon Defensive Player of the Month accolades in November after posting 34 tackles in the final month of the season, including a career-high 17 against arch-rival, Appalachian State, which earned him SoCon Defensive Player of the Week plaudits ... Recorded 14 tackles in the home loss to Samford ... Tallied a then career-best 15 tackles and his first career interception, jumping a crossing route over the middle, against Georgia Southern where he also tallied a career-best two pass break-ups ... Made his first start career start against Liberty.
Prior to Western: Was a two-time All-Valley Conference selection at West Hills College in Coalinga, Calif. ... Led his team in sacks both seasons, while also pacing the Falcons in total hits as a sophomore.
High School: Was a three-year All-County selection and twice earned All-State accolades at Potomac HS ... Finished his four-year career with 509 career tackles, including a single-season best 205 as a senior ... Also finished his prep career with 25 quarterback sacks and 13 interceptions ... As a junior, garnered conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in helping his squad go a perfect 14-0 ... On offense, rushed 209 times for 1,629 yards and 21 TDs, including a seasonal-best 895 yards and 10 scores as a senior.