Leonard Stephens

leonardLeonard Stephens 
Performance Enhancement Coach 
Tight Ends & Offensive Line 
Born: Miami, Florida

Professional: Leonard is a Miami, Florida native, but grew up in Mercer County, NJ. He was a multi-sport athlete at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in Princeton Junction, NJ competing in football, basketball, and track.

After lettering in three sports, Leonard earned an academic scholarship and a football scholarship to Howard University. While at Howard, Leonard received MEAC All-Academic Awards and 2nd Team All-Conference honors. After graduation, Leonard began his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. He went on to play with the Washington Redskins, the Detroit Lions, the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans. Over his six year NFL career Leonard has played with current and future Hall of Famers and perennial Pro-Bowlers, as well as being coached by future Hall of Famers. Some of those individuals include Darryl Green, Marcus Pollard, Ben Coates, Joe Gibbs, Joe Bugel, and Mike Holmgren.

Coaching Philosophy: Leonard’s coaching philosophy has its foundation in preparation, discipline, and pushing perceived limits. Leonard believes that the more preparation that is done on practice field, the easier the actual game is to play. He believes that sports teach athletes a level of discipline and sacrifice that is life applicable. Lastly, he believes that as athletes will themselves past their perceived mental and physical limits, they become acclimated to that environment and are not shaken when the “game” takes them there.

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