Leodis McKelvin life and biography

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Leodis McKelvin biography

Date of birth : 1985-09-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Waycross, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-23
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Buffalo, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Leodis McKelvin is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

Drafted with the 11th overall pick… first cornerback selected overall… team’s first ever selection from Troy and only the 27th player in school history drafted… became the club’s highest drafted cornerback all-time, passing Derrick Burroughs (1985, 14th overall)

* NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month – November 2008


* Holds the following Buffalo Bills kick return records
o Most kick return yards – season: 1,468
o Kickoff return average – game: 61.7 yards per return (vs. Cleveland, 11/17/08)
* One of two Bills (Terrence McGee) to post seven 100-yard kick return games in a season (2008)

* At NE (9/14) Posted six total tackles to tie his career-high. Returned four kickoffs for 97 yards with a long of 33.
* vs. TB (9/20) Had three tackles and one pass defensed. Also had one kick return for 24 yards. Missed the second half due to an injury.
* vs. NO (9/27) Posted two tackles. Left the game in the first half with a lower leg injury.
* Placed on injured reserve with broken fibula on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

* Ranked second in the NFL with 1,468 KOR yards; third in the NFL with a 28.2 KR average
* Finished the season with 1,468 KOR yards, a new franchise single-season record…1,468 yards ranks eighth all-time in NFL history among rookies/first-year players…His 52 KOR attempts on the season tied the rookie/first year player club record…his average of 28.25 KOR yards/attempt ranks third in franchise history for a single season
* Made NFL debut in season-opener vs. Sea. (9/7)
* Had his first kickoff return of NFL career at Jac. (9/14)… finished with two KOR for 43 yards
* Posted 137 kickoff return yards on five attempts vs. Oak. (9/21)… game marked his first 100+ KOR yard performance of career and the total ranked as the fourth most in club history among rookies
* Forced and recovered a fumble at StL. (9/28), both career-firsts… posted three kickoff returns for 97 yards
* Tied a Bills rookie/first-year player record with six kickoff returns at Ari. (10/5)… posted 133 KOR yards, his second 100-yard game
* Gained 179 kickoff return yards on seven attempts vs. NYJ (11/2)… 179 KOR yards tied as the fourth most ever by a Bill and established a new rookie record… marked his fourth game with 100-plus KOR yards… moved into fourth place among Bills rookie/first-year players with 750 KOR yards
* Returned three kickoffs for 138 yards at NE (11/9)… marked his 5th game of the season with 100-plus KOR yards and became the fifth Bill with 5 games with 100 or more KOR yards in a season… had a long return of 85 yards, tying the second-longest non-scoring KOR in club records
* Returned three kickoffs for 185 yards vs. Cle. (11/17), including one for a 98 yard touchdown, his first-career KOR TD…61.7 yds/ret average set a franchise record for KOR average in a game
* Picked off two passes at KC (11/23), the first INTs of NFL career…returned one for 64 yards and a touchdown
* With 56 KOR yards against Mia. (12/7), he broke Eric Moulds’ club rookie record of 1,205 yards
* At NYJ (12/14), had five KOR for 142 yards, his 7th 100-yard game of the season, joining only Terrence McGee as only Bills with 7+ career games over 100 KOR yards…had a pass break-up that led to an interception
* At Den. (12/21), had 88 KOR yards on 4 returns, which gave him 1,464 on the season, breaking Terrence McGee’s franchise record for KOR yards in a season…added season-high six tackles

Set a school all-time record with 3,909 all-purpose yards, also ranking as the third-best career total in Sun Belt Conference history… returned eight total kicks for touchdowns (seven punts, one kickoff), tying the NCAA Division 1-A career-record… 211 total returned kicks (99 kickoffs, 112 punts), topping the previous collegiate record of 203 set by Deltha O’Neal (Cal 1996-99)… In 2007, All-American first-team selection by The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly … Also a All-Sun Belt Conference first-team choice… led the league and ranked fourth in the nation with 436 yards and three touchdowns on 25 punt returns… 33 kickoff returns for a school season-record 765 yards topping his own mark in 2006 with 634… led the team and ranked 8th in the conference with 1,228 all-purpose yards. … In 2006, All-American honorable mention as an all-purpose back by The NFL Draft Report… Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection…Ranked third in the conference with 27 kickoff returns for 634 yards (23.5 avg.)… Ranked second in the league and 16th in the nation with 28 punt returns for 314 yards (11.2 avg.) and one touchdown … Third straight year with at least one punt return for a touchdown, only one of three to do so in school history. … In 2005, selected as a finalist for the National Return Specialist of the Year Award… All-Sun Belt Conference first-team selection as a return specialist… Appeared in 11 games as a reserve cornerback… became the first player in school history to return an interception (2004), kickoff return and punt return for a touchdown in a career. … In 2004, played in all 12 games as a reserve cornerback, collecting 17 tackles (13 solo) with a pass deflection and a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown. … Majored in sports management.

Full name is Leodis Anquane McKelvin… son of Lydia Brown… has two older brothers, Dexter and Walter … played cornerback for head coach Dan Ragle at Ware County High School, helping lead team to a 9-2 record, a regional title and a second-round AAAA playoff appearance in 2003 … honored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association as a first-team AAAA All-State player… was named Defensive Player of the Year in the area as well as to the Georgia Times Union Super 11 team… Was a member of the Ware County basketball team.

In 2008, Leodis participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. Each month, Leodis and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. During the 2008 season the Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center to serve Thanksgiving Dinner and hosted the Annual Bills Holiday Party for children at Ralph Wilson Stadium to approximately 300 children and families.

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