New York Jets Safety Jim Leonhard will be hosting a Football Skills Camp in Tony, WI from Wednesday, June 23rd to Friday, June 25th. It is a non-padded camp for freshman through senior athletes looking to learn football fundamentals including the techniques and drills used by Leonhard to perform at the highest level.
There is also a camp for 5th – 8th graders on Saturday June 26th.
Leonhard played quarterback and free safety at Flambeau High School in Tony, WI. When he was a Freshman his team won the State championship in football. As a Junior and Senior team captain he was named All-State. He walked on at the University of Wisconsin and started every game in his final 3 seasons as a Badger. He tied the Badger record of 21 interceptions and ranks fourth in Wisconsin Badger history with 50 defended passes. He was known as one of the better punt returners in the Big Ten and finished his career as the conference leader in career punt return yards with 1,347. In 2005 Leonhard went undrafted but ended up signing with the Buffalo Bills and made their opening day roster. That year he played in 10 games. After a couple solid years with the Bills, he then signed with the Ravens in 2008. He had a productive year in Baltimore and then signed a 3 year deal with the Jets last year. He started 16 games for the Jets in 2009 leading them to the AFC Championship. At 5′ 8″, 186 pounds Leonhard isn’t the biggest guy but he has worked hard to make it to the Nation Football League.
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