53 - Nick Leeson Position: Deep Snapper
Class: r-Senior
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 255 lbs.
High School: Abingdon
Hometown: Abingdon, Va.
photo Will be expected to help anchor Tech's special teams this fall ... Brings experience to the long snapping duties ... Did an excellent job last year as the Hokies' long snapper ... Was accurate and consistent ... Could add the short snapping duties in 2006 ... Handled most of Tech's PAT and field goal snaps in 2003, but did not play in 2004 ... Has improved himself through hard work in the strength and conditioning program ... Joined the team as a walk-on in 2002 ... His dad played for the Hokies in the early 1980s.

2005: Handled the long snapping for all 52 punts by Nic Schmitt, none of which were blocked ... Was limited during the off-season by a sprained wrist ... Worked at both the short and long snapping duties during spring practice.

2004: Dressed for all 13 games, but did not see any varsity action ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors after posting a 370-pound bench, a 550-pound squat, a 316-pound power clean and a 309-pound push jerk in spring testing.

2003: Played in nine games ... Handled 47 total snaps on PATs and field goals with zero bad snaps ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the strength and conditioning program during the off-season ... Posted a 360-pound bench press and 530-pound back squat during spring testing.

2002: Practiced at the backer position during the fall and served as a reserve deep snapper ... Did not see action and was redshirted ... Had a 340-pound bench press and a 475 back squat during spring testing ... Was in on three tackles during one spring scrimmage.

2001: Entered school for the second semester ... Had a 420-pound back squat during spring athletic performance testing ... Practiced at linebacker and as a deep snapper during spring practice ... Contributed a tackle during the annual Maroon-White game.

High School: Played linebacker and handled the deep snapping duties for Coach Scott Allen at Abingdon High ... Was a four-year letterman and two-year team captain ... Also lettered in basketball and baseball ... Was a high jumper in track.

Personal: Nicholas Brooke Leeson ... Born 10/29/82 in Clarksburg, WV ... Son of Billy and Cathy Leeson ... His dad was an offensive lineman at Tech (1982-84) ... Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2005 13 0 1 1 0-0 0-0
2006 13 3 2 5 0-0 0-0
Career 26 3 3 6 0-0 0-0