Lake View's Darius Leonard named first team All-Pro
INDIANAPOLIS, IN., - For the first time since 1965, NFL's AP All-Pro team has a pair of rookie teammates in Quenton Nelson and Lake View's own Darius Leonard.
The All-Pro selection comes at the heels of being snubbed for this year's Pro Bowl team. However, the former Wild Gator standout led the NFL in tackles with 163, adding seven sacks, two interceptions and four forced fumbles.
This is the second honor in two days for Leonard who was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December, a first in his career.
Leonard has had an outstanding rookie campaign garnering many other awards including including a pair of AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2, Week 17), Defensive Rookie of the Month (September) and NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 2, Week 8).
The Colts play a Wild Card match-up against the Houston Texans, Saturday, January 5th.