Colts rookie Darius Leonard leads NFL in tackles, wins player of week award

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Colts rookie linebacker Darius Leonard is leading the NFL with 27 tackles, and he’s getting recognition for that.

Leonard, who had a whopping 18 tackles in Sunday’s win over Washington, has been named the AFC defensive player of the week.

The 23-year-old Leonard played at South Carolina State, where he was an all-conference player at a lower level of college football, and was a second-round draft pick this year.

The average football fan hasn’t heard of Leonard yet, but if he keeps playing like this, everyone will know his name soon.