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      C.J. Leak
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

Last College:
Wake Forest

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
TE

Experience:
2L

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Full name: Curtis James Leak Jr. ... Coaching staff likes improvements made by this former Wake Forest starting signal-caller ... Could return to starting quarterback role this fall and will battle for that position right into fall drills ... Gifted athlete with unlimited potential ... Along with outstanding size and strength, impresses coaching staff with work ethic ... Petitioned NCAA during offseason and received additional year of eligibility in light of severe 2000 knee injury while at Wake Forest ... Played in only three games that season, all starts at quarterback, before mishap sidelined him for 18 months ... Transferred to UT after sophomore year with Demon Deacons, then sat out 2001 season ... Spent transfer year continuing rehabilitation ... Graduated in spring with degree in sociology ... Older brother of Florida quarterback Chris Leak ... Coach Sanders' evaluation: "C.J. brings a lot of maturity to the position. He has an outstanding arm along with the ability to make big plays." ... Born: Aug. 7, 1981

CAREER -
Games/Started: 18/4.

2003 -
Games/Started: 3/0 ... Served as an able backup to quarterback Casey Clausen ... Entered the game against No. 8 Georgia in the fourth quarter and completed two-of-four passes for 22 yards, including his first career touchdown pass in a Tennessee uniform, a 15-yarder to Bret Smith ... Played the entire fourth quarter of the Mississippi State contest and completed one pass to Chris Hannon for 16 yards ... Lined up under center for most of the fourth quarter in the Vanderbilt game and completed both of his passes for 28 yards.

2002 - Games/Started: 5/1 ... Earned first career start at Tennessee against Georiga ... Completed four passes for 41 yards agaisnt Wyoming ... Also had completions against Georgia and Miami.

2001 - Sat out season as transfer from Wake Forest.

2000 - Began year as Wake Forest's starting quarterback and played three games before suffering season-ending knee injury ... Finished the season 30-of-70 passing for 341 yards and two interceptions.

1999 - Saw action in seven games, including the Aloha Bowl, as true freshman ... Completed 6-of-18 passes for 58 yards, one TD and one interception ... Touchdown came against eventual national champion Florida State.

HIGH SCHOOL - Named All-America by SuperPrep ... One of the most touted high school players ever to sign with Wake Forest ... All-State as a senior after throwing for 2,420 yards and 28 TDs against only six interceptions ... Averaged 9.4 yards per carry, finishing with 695 yards on 74 attempts, and scored 13 touchdowns ... Three-year career numbers, including sophomore season at South Mecklenburg High School, totaled 5,884 yards passing with 63 TDs and 12 interceptions ... Ran for 1,425 yards and 36 scores as well ... Also excelled in classroom, earning National Honor Society member status and a 3.7 GPA ... Coach at Independence High School: Rusty Jester.

PASSING STATISTICS
Class/Year
CMP
ATT
PCT.
INT
YDS
TD
LONG
Jr. 2002
6
14
42.9
0
56
0
19 -Wyom.
Sr. 2003
5
8
62.5
0
66
1
19 -VU
TOTALS
11
22
50.0
0
122
1
19
RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Jr. 2002
8
-27
-3.4
0
8-Mia
Sr. 2003
1
4
4.0
0
4-UGA
TOTALS
9
-23
-3.8
0
8-Mia

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