As an athlete myself, I rarely, if ever, like to talk about other athletes. However, I believe this athlete deserves special consideration:
Terrence Leffall from Stone Mountain, GA is a senior running back for the Howard University Bison. At 5’10 210 pounds, he plays much larger than his size. If one were to use one word to describe Leffall, they would have to use “underrated”. For starters, he is one of the hardest working people you well ever come across. He is a constant presence in the weight room and on the field, training every single day. With such a great work ethic, it has transcended the training ground and has displayed itself on the field of play, where Leffall is known to need more than one tackler to consistently bring him down. What’s intriguing is that throughout Leffall’s collegiate athletic career, he has always been overlooked or marginalized to limited roles. However, despite those odds, he has managed to always adapt and overcome the odds en route to a little under 4 yards per carry in his career. The 2011 season was his breakout season where he amassed nearly 900 yards even though he received less than 20 carries for the majority of the season. As he enters his final year of eligibility at Howard, Leffall stands to eclipse career bests in carries, yards, yards per carry, and touchdowns. Though we are in college football’s postseason/offseason, keep Leffall on your early watch lists for the HBCU, FCS, and East-West Shrine bowl games on the way to a potential NFL career.