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    48 Leon Beckum  
    Leon Beckum

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ind.

    High School:
    Bloomington North

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 213

    Position:
    LB

    Experience:
    4L


    Graduated with a fitness specialist degree in May 2012.

    2011 Honors: Received Indiana's 2011 Teammate of the Year Award ... Campbell Trophy semifinalist ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2011 (Senior): Started all six games in which he appeared at weak-side linebacker ... suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter of the season opener vs. Ball State and returned in week eight at Iowa ... fourth on the team with 53 tackles, 32 solo, tied for third with 5.5 tackles for loss (25 yards) and added two sacks (18 yards) ... posted a career-high 14 stops with one sack and 1.5 TFLs in final game against Purdue ... made 13 tackles with a career-best nine solos and one tackle for loss at Northwestern ... carded nine tackles, seven solo, at No. 12 Michigan State ... led the Hoosiers in tackles in each of the three games ... added eight stops in return vs. the Hawkeyes with a TFL ... recorded a sack at Ohio State and a tackle for loss ... named IU defensive player of the week following the Northwestern game ... three-time game captain.

    2010 (Junior): Started the first three games of 2010 in the middle and the final eight on the weak side ... played in all 12 games and made 69 tackles, 41 solo, with three sacks (20 yards), nine tackles for loss (29 yards), two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ... led the team in TFLs, finished second in sacks and tied for third in tackles ... racked up nine tackles with one sack and a career-best three tackles for loss at No. 2 Ohio State ... made nine stops with one sack in win vs. Akron ... added eight tackles and two TFLs vs. Penn State and seven stops, five solo, in win over Arkansas State ... had six tackles against both Northwestern and Purdue (one TFL) ... collected five tackles apiece in the win at Western Kentucky, vs. Iowa (one QBH) and at No. 6 Wisconsin (one TFL and one QBH) ... delivered a sack at Illinois ... Arkansas State game captain ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2009 (Sophomore): Earned a scholarship prior to the season ... played in eight games on special teams and as a back-up linebacker ... finished the year with five tackles, four solo ... named IU special teams player of the week following the Eastern Kentucky game ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2008 (Freshman): Appeared in each of the team's final six games on special teams and recorded two tackles ... named scout team player of the week following the Central Michigan game and IU special teams player of the week twice ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2007: Redshirted the 2007 season ... named scout team player of the week following the Michigan State game.

    Prep/Personal: Played for head coach Scott Bless at Bloomington North High School ... Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) 4A All-State, Bloomington Herald-Times Big State honorable mention and IFCA Academic All-State selection as a senior ... named all-conference and team MVP as a junior and senior ... parents are Dan Beckum and Deloris Washington ... Leon Beckum was born on Feb. 22, 1989.

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