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Maurice Leggett
CB #31
Height:
5-11
Weight:
188
College:
Valdosta State
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 22 54 48 6 0 0 11 1 1 27 -- 27
2009 KC 10 17 16 1 0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2008 KC 12 37 32 5 0 0 6 1 1 27 27 27
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 22 2 0 0 1 2 0 67 1 0 0 0
2009 KC 10 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2008 KC 12 1 0 0 -- 1 -- 67 1 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 22 5 13 2.6 10 0 0 0 1 1
2009 KC 10 5 13 2.6 10 0 0 0 1 1
2008 KC 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 22 5 103 20.6 30 0 2 0 0 1
2009 KC 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 KC 12 5 103 20.6 30 0 2 0 0 1

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Biography

Pro Career: Versatile third-year defensive back has worked at both cornerback and safety in addition to contributing on special teams ... Unheralded former NCAA Division II performer enjoyed an impressive training camp to earn a spot on the Opening Day 53-man roster in 2008 ... Went on to become the first undrafted rookie in franchise history to win the club’s prestigious Mack Lee Hill Award following his rookie campaign ... Began the year on special teams before eventually moving into the club’s nickel cornerback post ... Owns the ability to return kickoffs and can serve as a cover man on special teams ... Aggressive playmaker led all Kansas City defenders with two TDs in 2008 ... Notched touchdowns in back-to-back weeks with a 67-yard fumble return on a fake field goal at Oakland (11/30/08) and a 27-yard INT return off QB Jay Cutler at Denver (12/7/08) ... Became just the second defender in franchise history to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... Has seen action in 22 games (four starts), recording 47 tackles (43 solo), an INT for a 27-yard TD and nine passes defensed ... Also has five kickoff returns for 103 yards, five punt returns for 13 yards, eight special teams stops, a 67-yard fumble return TD and a fumble recovery on special teams.

Pro Career: Versatile third-year defensive back has worked at both cornerback and safety in addition to contributing on special teams ... Unheralded former NCAA Division II performer enjoyed an impressive training camp to earn a spot on the Opening Day 53-man roster in 2008 ... Went on to become the first undrafted rookie in franchise history to win the club’s prestigious Mack Lee Hill Award following his rookie campaign ... Began the year on special teams before eventually moving into the club’s nickel cornerback post ... Owns the ability to return kickoffs and can serve as a cover man on special teams ... Aggressive playmaker led all Kansas City defenders with two TDs in 2008 ... Notched touchdowns in back-to-back weeks with a 67-yard fumble return on a fake field goal at Oakland (11/30/08) and a 27-yard INT return off QB Jay Cutler at Denver (12/7/08) ... Became just the second defender in franchise history to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... Has seen action in 22 games (four starts), recording 47 tackles (43 solo), an INT for a 27-yard TD and nine passes defensed ... Also has five kickoff returns for 103 yards, five punt returns for 13 yards, eight special teams stops, a 67-yard fumble return TD and a fumble recovery on special teams.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (3/29/10) ... Signed with Kansas City as a rookie free agent (5/2/08).

2009: Played in 10 games on special teams and eight contests on defense with one start at left CB ... Contributed 15 tackles (14 solo) and five passes defensed ... Also had five punt return for 13 yards, three special teams tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams ... Tied a career high with eight tackles and posted a career-best three passes defensed in a starting role at left CB in place of an injured CB Brandon Flowers at Baltimore (9/13) ... Registered one tackle vs. the N.Y. Giants (10/4) ... Posted two tackles, one special teams stop and recovered a WR Patrick Crayton fumble vs. Dallas (10/11) ... Recorded one tackle at Jacksonville (11/8) ... Produced one tackle, two special teams stops and returned four punts for 13 yards at Oakland (11/15) ... Was placed on injured reserve on November 25th with a shoulder injury suffered vs. Pittsburgh (11/22).

2008: Played in 12 games on special teams and eight contests (three starts) on defense ... Was also inactive for three contests ... Had 32 tackles (29 solo), an INT for a 27-yard TD, four passes defensed, five special teams stops and five kickoff returns for 103 yards ... Also had a 67-yard TD on a fake field goal fumble return ... Saw duty in his first NFL game on special teams at New England (9/7) ... Was inactive vs. Oakland (9/14) ... Returned a kickoff for 30 yards and tallied one special teams tackle at Carolina (10/5) ... Totaled one special teams tackle and returned one kickoff for 20 yards vs. Tennessee (10/19) ... Posted six tackles vs. Tampa Bay (11/2) ... Registered five tackles as a starter at right CB in place of an injured CB Brandon Flowers at San Diego (11/9) ... Notched a career-high eight tackles vs. New Orleans (11/16) ... Tallied six tackles vs. Buffalo (11/23). Also returned three kickoffs for 53 yards and added one special teams tackle ... Returned a fumble on a fake field goal for a 67-yard TD at Oakland (11/30) to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Also recorded four tackles ... Compiled three tackles, a pass defensed and returned a QB Jay Cutler INT for a 27-yard TD before leaving the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury at Denver (12/7) ... Was inactive vs. San Diego (12/14) and vs. Miami (12/21) and was subsequently placed on injured reserve on December 26th.

College: Played in 45 games (28 starts) as a three-year starter at Valdosta State ... Won a pair of NCAA Division II National Championships ... Tallied 136 tackles (92 solo), 2.0 sacks (-11.0 yards), 9.0 tackles for loss, 23 passes defensed, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery and five blocked kicks ... Started 12 games, totaling 46 tackles (29 solo), five INTs for 107 yards, eight passes defensed and three blocked kicks as a senior in 2007 ... Garnered first-team All-Gulf South honors en route to a national title ... Started all 10 games as a junior in 2006, collecting 29 tackles (10 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack (-2.0 yards), three INTs, a school-record 15 passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a blocked punt ... Also returned one punt for 17 yards and registered two kickoff returns for 48 yards ... Saw duty in 11 games (six starts) as a sophomore in 2005, recording 27 tackles (19 solo), a sack (-9.0 yards), a 60-yard INT return for a TD and a forced fumble ... Also blocked a punt and returned it for a TD ... Played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2004, registering 34 tackles (24 solo) and a forced fumble en route to a national championship ... Majored in Criminal Justice at Valdosta State.

Personal:

• Prepped at Mt. Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia.

• Has reached out to many schools around the area, speaking with students on topics ranging from Black History Month to goal setting and promoting literacy.

• Full name: Maurice Lamar Leggett.

• Single, with a son Malik Price (3).

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