Ashton Leggett
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Ashton Leggett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muskegon, Mich.

High School:
Muskegon

Last College:
Michigan State

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 230

Position:
RB

Experience:
2L

11/05/2013

Redbirds Hit The Road to Face FCS Defending Champs and No. 1 Ranked Bison

Illinois State will look to extend its winning streak to four in a row, after three straight wins at home.

10/24/2013

Redbirds Look to Stay Undefeated at Home Against the Surging Coyotes

The game will be the third in the series between the two schools.

09/24/2013

MVFC Play Opens at Missouri State for No. 24 Ranked Redbirds

The Redbirds will attempt to get back to .500 on the season with a victory.

11/28/2011

Three Redbirds Named First-Team All-MVFC

A total of 13 Redbird football players were recognized in the annual all-conference voting.

11/19/2011

No. 14 Redbirds Fall in Double Overtime to No. 4 Northern Iowa

Redbirds await playoff fate, which will be determined Sunday morning.

2011: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ... played in all 11 games, with nine starts ... recorded four 100-plus rushing yard and four multiple touchdown performances on the season ... led the team with 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground ... first Redbird 1,000 yard rusher since 2006 ... caught 18 passes for 118 yards ... rushed for 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a win over South Dakota State ... rushed for a career-high 178 yards and two touchdowns in a win at Missouri State, including a career-long 75-yard touchdown run ... ranked 32nd in the country and fourth in the conference in rushing yards per game (93.7).

2010: Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team selection ... played in all 11 games, with four starts ... was second on the team with 599 yards rushing on 139 carries ... led the team with eight rushing touchdowns ... also caught 17 passes for 199 yards and a TD ... averaged 54.5 rushing yards per game ... rushed for 100 yards and TD in a win at No. 20 South Dakota State ... rushed for four touchdowns in a win over Missouri State ... rushed for a season-high 146 yards and a touchdown against No. 14 North Dakota State ... Leggett and Erik Smith joined four other duos in the conference to rush for over 100 yards in the same game with their performances in that NDSU game ... named MVFC Newcomer of the Week for his performance against the Bison.

2009 at Michigan State: Played in six games, with one starting assignment ... carried the ball 20 times for 125 yards and four touchdowns on the season ... averaged 6.2 yards per carry ... had a career day against Western Michigan (Nov. 7), scoring four touchdowns while rushing for 110 yards on 14 carries (7.9 avg.) ... it marked MSU's first 100-yard rusher of the season ... ran for a career-long 71-yard TD in that game against the Broncos ... also scored on runs of 2, 1 and 13 yards.

2008 at Michigan State: Appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams ... had six rushes for seven yards in limited action ... recorded a six-yard rush at Indiana ... carried twice for 8 yards vs. Eastern Michigan, scoring his first career touchdown on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter.

2007: Redshirted.

Muskegon HS: Participated in the 2007 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (East-West) All-Star Game ...ranked among the nation's top fullbacks by Scouts, Inc. (No. 17) and Scout.com (No. 30) ... listed among the Midwest's top 130 prospects by SuperPrep (No. 92) ... named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams ... rated among the state's top 30 seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 15), Rivals.com (No. 21), Lansing State Journal (No. 22) and The Detroit News (No. 28) ... named to The Detroit News Dream Team in 2006 as a junior ... first-team all-state (Division 2) selection by the Detroit Free Press ... rushed for a school-record 2,013 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Big Reds to a perfect 14-0 record and the state Division 2 championship ... recorded 12 100-yard rushing games in 2006 as a junior ... gained 57 yards in the state championship game vs. Warren DeLaSalle, including a 2-yard TD run that gave the Big Reds the lead for good at 26-23 late in the third quarter ... ran for a career-best 288 yards and five TDs vs. Mona Shores ... rushed for 1,273 yards and 27 TDs as a junior ... set Muskegon career records for rushing yards (3,286) and rushing TDs (59) ... two-year starter for coach Tony Annese.

Personal: Born March 15, 1989, in Muskegon, Mich. ... nephew of Thelma Bacchus ... major: undeclared.