Defensive end who starred for the USC Trojans from 2012 to 2014. He was a 2-time All-American and a 2-time All-Pac-12 selection and in 2014, he was named Team MVP. He was selected sixth overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.
He was ranked as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com after a standout career at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida.
He began his collegiate career as a defensive tackle, but moved to defensive end prior to his sophomore season.
He was born to Clenon Williams and Aviva Russek and raised with four siblings. His father was imprisoned for robbery early in Leonard's life, forcing Aviva to raise the children mostly as a single mother.
He and quarterback Cody Kessler were teammates at USC.