Leidner accounts for three scores in victory
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Golden Gophers 30, Rebels 27
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
2014 JUNIOR SEASON: Blocked his first career punt (was returned by Logan Hutton for a two-yard touchdown) and made three tackles against Eastern Illinois.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started all 13 games finished seventh on the team with 52 tackles recorded 10 pass breakups, which ranked tied for 11th all-time in team history recovered one fumble and notched one tackle-for-loss named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start at cornerback against UNLV where he broke up four passes and recorded five tackles recorded two solo tackles at New Mexico State notched one tackle against Western Illinois broke up one pass and made five tackles against San Jose State made two solo tackles and broke up one pass against Iowa recorded two solo tackles at Michigan registered three solo tackles and one pass breakup at Northwestern notched four solo tackles against Nebraska broke up one pass and made five tackles at Indiana led team with nine tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and recovered one fumble against Penn State had six tackles and broke up one pass against Wisconsin totaled four tackles and broke up one pass at Michigan State registered four tackles against Syracuse.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams. Game-by-Game: Made Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV and recorded one tackle on special teams played against Western Michigan and made one tackle on special teams saw action against Syracuse and made one tackle on special teams made one tackle on special teams vs. Northwestern saw action at Wisconsin and made one solo stop.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Riverside University High School helped the Tigers to an 11-2 mark in 2011 team was undefeated (6-0) in league play and also won the city championship named first-team all-state as a defensive back by both the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the AP named all-southeast region by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association played running back and cornerback recorded three interceptions as a senior rushed for 444 yards and six touchdowns, while tallying 434 receiving yards with five scores scored 27 total touchdowns in high school coached by Patrick Wagner.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 7, 1994 son of Lela Peavy.