Updated: September 2, 2014
2014-15: Was in for six offensive plays and threw a 15-yard pass in the opener against William & Mary.
2013-14: Saw action in three games as the top back-up … Played 54 snaps at quarterback, most coming in the Sun Bowl … Was in on five offensive snaps in the season opener against Alabama … Went 3 for 4, throwing for 25 yards while in on 11 plays against Western Carolina … Was thrust into action in the Sun Bowl after Logan Thomas was knocked out of the game with an injury … Logged 38 snaps … Completed 12 of 25 passes for 130 yards … Had two interceptions.
2012-13: Played in two games as the back-up quarterback … Completed three passes for 20 yards while in on 13 plays against Austin Peay … Completed a 6-yard pass on 11 offensive snaps against Bowling Green … Connected on 11 of 15 passes for 127 yards during the team’s first spring scrimmage … Threw a TD pass and an interception while completing 5 of 9 attempts in the second scrimmage … Was 6 for 13 for 80 yards in the final scrimmage … Tossed a 30-yard scoring pass in the spring game, going 3 for 8 for 60 yards.
2011-12: Served as the backup quarterback to Logan Thomas … Played in three games, totaling 36 offensive snaps … Tossed two touchdowns in his collegiate debut against Appalachian State … Threw for 113 yards on 5 of 9 passing … Saw action on three offensive snaps in the win at Marshall … Was 3 of 4 passing for 40 yards at Virginia.
2010-11: Worked on the scout team while redshirting during the fall … Improved on three of his four major lifts during off-season work … Was 6 for 11 passing for 34 yards in the first full scrimmage of the spring … Hit on 5 of 9 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in the fourth scrimmage … Connected on a 70-yard TD pass to Marcus Davis … Completed a 17-yard TD pass to E.L. Smiling in the back corner of the end zone with two seconds remaining in the final spring scrimmage … Had 73 yards on 6 of 8 passing during that workout … Was 3 for 6 passing for 34 yards in the Maroon-White game.
High School: Named to PrepStar’s All-Southeast Region Team as a quarterback for Coach Andre Thaddies at Atlantic High … Rated as the No. 28 dual-threat quarterback in the country by Rivals … Listed as the No. 55 quarterback in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked the No. 79 quarterback in the country by Scout … Rushed for 218 yards and four scores and threw for 2,255 yards with 25 touchdowns as a senior … Named first-team All-Palm Beach County for the Class 6A Offense … Named to The Palm Beach Post’s all-area second team … Threw for 2,355 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior to earn honorable mention all-area by The Palm Beach Post.
Personal: Mark Leal … Born 1/4/92 … Son of Orton and Jessica Trent … Graduated with a degree in sociology … Pursuing a second degree in philosophy.