DeMarvin Leal

American football player (born 2000)
American football player
DeMarvin Leal
No. 98 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (2000-07-01) July 1, 2000 (age 23)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:Judson
(Converse, Texas)
College:Texas A&M (2019–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2022–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:29
Sacks:1.0
Pass deflections:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

DeMarvin Leal (born July 1, 2000) is an American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M. He was named a consensus All-American as a junior in 2021.

Early years

Leal attended Judson High School in Converse, Texas. He played in the 2019 U.S. Army All-American Game.[1] He committed to Texas A&M University to play college football.[2][3]

College career

As a true freshman at Texas A&M in 2019, Leal played in all 13 games and had seven starts. He recorded 38 tackles and two sacks.[4] He returned as a starter his sophomore year in 2020.[5][6][7] He started all nine games, recording 37 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and an interception.[8]

During the 2021 season, he was named a midseason All-American by the Sporting News,[9] Associated Press,[10] and The Athletic.[11] Leal completed the season with 58 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks, and was named a consensus All-American.[12][13] Leal decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.[14]

Statistics

Season GP Defense
Tckl TFL Sck Int FF
2019 12 38 5.5 2.0 0 0
2020 10 37 7.0 2.5 1 1
2021 11 58 12.5 8.5 0 1
Career 33 133 25.0 13.0 1 2

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+78 in
(1.93 m)
283 lb
(128 kg)
33+14 in
(0.84 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
5.00 s 1.72 s 2.90 s 4.49 s 7.20 s 30.5 in
(0.77 m)
9 ft 2 in
(2.79 m)
17 reps
Sources:[15][16]

Leal was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round, 84th overall, of the 2022 NFL Draft.[17] He made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals.[18] He recorded his first start in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills.[19] He was placed on injured reserve on October 15, 2022.[20] He returned in Week 13.[21] He finished his rookie season with two starts in 11 appearances. He had 14 total tackles and three passes defensed.[18]

References

  1. ^ Newman, Logan (December 5, 2018). "Texas A&M commit DeMarvin Leal gets All-American jersey, ready for short drive to Alamodome". USA TODAY High School Sports. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  2. ^ Hinojosa, David (December 20, 2018). "Judson standout DE DeMarvin Leal signs with Texas A&M". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  3. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (January 24, 2019). "Texas A&M DL Demarvin Leal is Aggies' highest-rated recruit since Myles Garrett". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  4. ^ "Demarvin Leal 2019 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  5. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (October 6, 2020). "Texas A&M has a catch in defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  6. ^ Carlton, Chuck (October 8, 2020). "Texas A&M DL DeMarvin Leal personifies Jimbo Fisher's vision for Aggies' future". Dallas News. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  7. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (December 17, 2020). "A&M's DeMarvin Leal flipped for football at a young age". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  8. ^ "Demarvin Leal 2020 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  9. ^ Bender, Bill (October 20, 2021). "Sporting News 2021 Midseason All-Americans". Sporting News. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  10. ^ Gibbs, Simon (October 19, 2021). "Associated Press releases midseason All-America team". On3. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  11. ^ "College football midseason All-America teams 2021: Georgia, Iowa, Michigan State lead picks, Kenny Pickett emerges at QB". The Athletic. October 19, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  12. ^ "Demarvin Leal 2021 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  13. ^ Inabinett, Mark (December 16, 2021). "SEC Football by the Numbers: Consensus All-Americans". AL.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  14. ^ Wilson, Dave (December 2, 2021). "Texas A&M DL Leal says he's headed to NFL draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  15. ^ "DeMarvin Leal Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  16. ^ "DeMarvin Leal, Texas AM, DT, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  17. ^ Varley, Teresa (April 29, 2022). "Steelers select DeMarvin Leal in the third round". Steelers.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  18. ^ a b "DeMarvin Leal 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  19. ^ Varley, Teresa (February 6, 2023). "Rookie Recap: DeMarvin Leal". Steelers.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  20. ^ Varley, Teresa (October 15, 2022). "Steelers make multiple roster moves". Steelers.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  21. ^ "Steelers' DeMarvin Leal: Coming back from IR". CBSSports.com. December 3, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2023.

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