28 - Mike McLeod
Mike McLeod
Height: 5-11
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Britain, CT
High School: New Britain
Position: RB
Years at Yale: ***

Notes: 49 TDs, 3,672 rushing yards, 817 attempts, three 200-plus yard games and 19 games over 100 yards are all Yale career records... 12 of his TDs have put the Bulldogs ahead for good (game-winners)... Ivy record 18 straight games with TD (ended 11/17/07)... Played last five games of 2007 season with broken bone in his toe.

2008: First team All-Ivy Selection... Started all ten games at RB... Had 924 yards rushing and six TD's (246-924-6)... Was Offensive Back of the Game in six of ten games... In OT win vs. Holy Cross had 131 yards on 39 carries and one TD... Had 110 yards and 3 TD's vs. Columbia.

2007: Rushed 31 times for 157 yards and four TDs at Georgetown... 31-151 with 3 scores against Cornell to earn share of Ivy Player of the Week... 40-256 (school rushing yards record) with 5 TDs (tied Yale record) at Holy Cross made him Gold Helmet winner along with player of the week honors from Ivy, ECAC, TSN, CSN... Passed John Pagliaro for Yale career TD record with third score against Crusaders... Totaled 155 yards against Dartmouth with one score... Broke his own school record with 276 yards against Lehigh while reaching the end zone twice... Scored 3 times (2 in OT) along with 147 yards at Penn despite breaking a bone in his toe... Scored three times at Columbia in rain storm... Broke Robert Carr's school career rushing yards and attempts records and passed Rich Diana for single-season yardage mark with 185 against Brown in bad weather... 107 yards and one score at Princeton...

2006: First-Team All-Ivy... Established new Yale records with 20 TDs in a season and 19 rushing scores (3rd best Ivy all-time)... Second best season rushing total for Bulldog with 1,364 yards (14th best in Ivy all-time) and a school sophomore year record... Ranked sixth among I-AA runners and No. 1 in Ivy with a 136.40 yard average... Ranked fourth in scoring (12.0) and 11th in all-purpose yardage (149.60) in I-AA... Career-best four TDs (2nd at Yale) against Princeton... Career-high 204 yards (4th best at Yale) on a career-best 40 carries (2nd at Yale) while scoring game-winner in 26-20 OT win over Lehigh... Ivy Offensive Player of the Week after wins over Lafayette and Dartmouth... Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game against Cornell, Lafayette and Lehigh... New Haven Gridiron Club co-Offensive Player of the Year... First career TD catch was a 41-yarder off a screen pass at Cornell... First Yale player to score three TDs in consecutive weeks (Cornell, Lafayette) in 30 years... Scored 20 of Yale's 32 TDs... Had 40 (37 rush, 3 pass) plays of 10 or more yards... School record eight straight games (and season total) with more than 100 yards... His 297 rushing attempts rank seventh on Ivy single-season list... First Yalie to lead league in rushing yards in conference games (925) since 1982.

2005: Became Yale's second Ivy League Rookie of the Year in three seasons... Second-team All-Ivy... Awarded "Charley Loftus Award" for Rookie of the Year by the New Haven Gridiron Club... Ivy League Rookie of the Week against San Diego, Harvard and Dartmouth... Team Offensive Back Award against San Diego, Holy Cross and Harvard... Walter Camp Yale Player of the Game for San Diego... Recorded 689 yards, six touchdowns and 13 catches... Averaged 68.9 yards per game... Started seven games as tailback... Starting KOR man (445 yards) in every game.

At New Britain High: New Haven Register Connecticut Player of the Year and Hartford Courant Offensive Player of the Year in 2004... First-team all-state... All-league and all-area and MVP of state championship game... Helped New Britain win three state titles and four league championships... Rushed for 1,800 yards and scored 39 TDs in 2004... Received scholar-athlete honors twice...

Personal: Michael McLeod is the son of Myron and Laurie McLeod... Political Science major... Jonathan Edwards College resident.

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