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    Leon McQuay III
    Leon  McQuay III

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Seffner, FL

    High School:
    Armwood

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 185

    Position:
    S

    Birthdate:
    11/21/1994

    Experience:
    2V

    02/25/2015

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    More than 4,000 children attend annual event with a new twist.

    09/27/2014

    Trojans Topple Oregon State, 35-10

    Cody Kessler led USC for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

    03/01/2013

    2013 USC Spring Football Outlook

    Spring ball begins March 5.

    11/01/2014

    USC @ Washington State

    USATSI Gallery, Football -- 11/1/14

    10/26/2013

    USC vs. Utah - USATSI Gallery

    USC vs. Utah - USATSI Gallery

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    CAREER: He has 55 tackles (0.5 for a loss), 8 deflections, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 3 interceptions in his career. He has 10 career starts.

    2015: The battle-tested McQuay will compete for a starting safety job as a junior in 2015.

    2014: McQuay started 9 games (all but Stanford, Colorado, Notre Dame) at strong safety as a sophomore in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in all 13 games on defense and special teams, he had 36 tackles (0.5 for a loss), 4 deflections, 2 interceptions, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

    He had 4 tackles (including 0.5 for a loss) against Fresno State, 2 tackles at Stanford, 1 tackle at Boston College, an endzone interception to go along with his 3 tackles and a deflection against Oregon State, 2 tackles against Arizona State, 3 stops at Arizona, a tackle against Colorado, 4 tackles and a fumble recovery at the USC 1-yard line at Utah, 5 tackles, an interception and a deflection at Washington State, 2 tackles, a deflection and a forced fumble against California, 7 tackles at UCLA and a tackle against Notre Dame. He had a tackle and deflection against Nebraska.

    2013: McQuay, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2013 after graduating a semester early from high school, saw action at strong safety and on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2013. Overall in 2013 while appearing in all 14 games (he even started at Oregon State), he had 19 tackles, 1 interception for 2 yards (2.0 avg), 4 deflections and 1 forced fumble, plus he returned a kickoff for 3 yards (3.0 avg).

    He had 1 tackle and a forced fumble against Washington State, a tackle and Notre Dame and 3 tackles, an interception and a deflection while playing often as the nickel back against Utah. He had 6 tackles and 2 deflections while starting at Oregon State, then 5 tackles and a deflection at California. He had 1 tackle and returned a kickoff 3 yards at Colorado, then added a tackle each against UCLA and Fresno State.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2012 honors included Parade All-American, Prep Star All-American Dream Team, USA Today All-USA second team, Max Preps All-American second team, ESPN 150, Rivals 100, Scout 100, AP All-State 6A and Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County first team as a senior safety and wide receiver at Armwood High in Seffner (Fla.). He had 54 tackles, 5 interceptions, 1 forced fumble and 1 blocked field goal on defense in 2012 and 5 receptions for 137 yards (27.4 avg.) with 1 TD on defense. He is among 5 finalists for the 2012-13 Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award, presented to the nation's top African-American male high school scholar athlete.

    As a 2011 junior, he made USA Today All-USA first team and Max Preps Junior All-American second team while getting 59 tackles, 3 interceptions, 9 deflections, 1 fumble recovery and 1 forced fumble.

    As a 2010 sophomore, he made Max Preps Sophomore All-American second team and Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County first team while getting 57 tackles, 5 interceptions and 8 deflections.

    PERSONAL: He is a music industry major at USC. He has produced his own music tracks. His grandfather, the late Leon McQuay, was a running back at Tampa (1968-70) and then in the CFL (Toronto, Calgary) and NFL (Giants, Patriots, Saints).

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR INT YDS AVG TD LG
    2013 (Fr.)... 19 0/0 4 0 1 2 2.0 0 2
    2014 (So.)... 36 0.5/1 4 1 2 22 11.0 0 22
    CAREER... 55 1.0/1 8 1 3 24 8.0 0 22

    KOR YDS AVG TD LG
    2013 (Fr.)... 1 3 3.0 0 3

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH LEON McQUAY III

    2014

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR INT YDS AVG TD LG
    Fresno St.* 4 0.5/1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Stanford 2 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Bost. Coll.* 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Ore. St.* 3 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona St.* 2 0/0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona* 3 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Colorado 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Utah* 4 0/0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Wash. St.* 5 0/0 1 0 1 22 22.0 0 22
    California* 2 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    UCLA* 7 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Notre Dame 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Nebraska(HB) 1 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2014 (So.)... 36 0.5/1 4 1 2 22 11.0 0 22

    2013

    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR INT YDS AVG TD LG
    Wash. St. 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Notre Dame 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Utah 3 0/0 1 0 1 2 2.0 0 2
    Oregon St.* 6 0/0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    California 5 0/0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Colorado 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    UCLA 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Fres. St. (LV) 1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2013 (Fr.)... 19 0/0 4 0 1 2 2.0 0 2


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