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Wade Leppert
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Wade Leppert

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wauconda, IL

High School:
Mundelein HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 240

Position:
FB

Birthdate:
04/05/1989

2010 - - Listed as second team fullback following spring practice.

2009 - - Saw action in 12 games, primarily on special teams . . . saw action in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 35-3 win at Iowa State due to illness . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-28 win over Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 20-10 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 15-13 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . had one KO return vs. Hoosiers for zero yards . . . saw action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, but had no statistics.

2008 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Maine due to injury . . . saw first action of career in 42-0 win over Florida International, but had no statistics as offense gained 241 rushing yards and 512 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . first start of career came at fullback in 21-20 loss at Pittsbrugh . . . had three pass receptions for 11 yards at Pitt . . . started at fullback in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . had one pass reception for eight yards vs. Northwestern . . . started at fullback in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . had one kickoff return for 11 yards vs. the Hoosiers, the first of his career . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense gained 254 rushing yards, recording one pass reception for three yards . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, but had to statistics . . . saw action in 22-17 win over Purdue as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . had one kickoff return for 13 yards, leading to Iowa field goal in the third period . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics as offense gained 328 yards total offense.

2007 - - Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors - - Earned first team all-conference and all-area recognition as a junior and senior . . . Career - - earned four letters in football as fullback and linebacker . . . started every game during four-year prep career . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also earned two letters in baseball . . . two-time Illinois state AAPF Powerlifting champion.

Personal - - Born 4/5/89 . . . Business Accelerated major . . . earned academic all-state recognition as a junior and senior . . . parents are Lee and Brian Leppert . . . high school coach was Dave Whitson.

Career Receiving Bests
Receptions:	3 at Pittsburgh, 9/20/08
Yards:	11 at Pittsburgh, 9/20/08
Long:	8 vs. Northwestern, 9/27/08

Career KO Return Bests Number: 1, three times, last vs. Indiana, 11/31/09 Yards: 13 vs. Purdue, 11/15/08 Touchdowns: Long: 13 vs. Purdue, 11/15/08
Career Statistics Rushing No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng Freshman 0 0 0.0 0 - - Sophomore 0 0 0.0 0 - - Career 0 0 0.0 0 - -
Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng Freshman 5 22 4.4 0 8 Sophomore 0 0 0.0 0 - - Career 5 22 4.4 0 8
KO Ret. No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng Freshman 2 24 12.0 0 13 Sophomore 1 0 0.0 0 - - Career 3 24 8.0 0 13
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