79 - Brice Leahy
Brice Leahy
Height: 6-7
Weight: 295
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Gig Harbor, Wash.
High School: Gig Harbor HS '06
Position: OL
Experience: 2L*

2010: Listed as a backup at right offensive guard on EWU’s pre-season depth chart as he continues to recover from a catastrophic injury just below his knee in a non-football related accident in June 2009. He practiced sparingly in the spring, however, Leahy was named as a preseason second team All-Big Sky selection by the Phil Steele College Football Preview Magazine.

2009: Did not play because of his injury, but would have returned to a starting position at left offensive tackle.

2008: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors. Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Started 10 games at left offensive tackle, but missed the Sacramento State (11/1/08) game with a knee injury. He helped block for an Eagle offense that finished with the seventh-best passing offense in the FCS (299.9 yards per game) and was also 24th in total offense (398.5), 98th in rushing offense (98.5) and 35th in scoring offense (29.4).

2007: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Started once, making the first start of his career in Eastern’s opener against Montana-Western (8/31/07). Lettered as a backup on the offensive line. He helped Eastern rank sixth in the FCS (first in the Big Sky) with an average of 462.3 yards per game, including 626 in a 44-15 victory over McNeese State (11/24/07) in the FCS Playoffs.

2006: Redshirted.

HS: Graduated from Gig Harbor HS in 2006. As an offensive lineman, Leahy helped lead his team to a 9-2 record and the State 4A Playoffs. He blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Gary Cole. Leahy was his team’s defensive player of the game against South Kitsap, and was a team captain and three-year letter winner. He broke his school’s record in the discus with a 162-6 throw, and was part of a State 4A championship in track and field at Gig Harbor in 2005. As a senior, Gig Harbor was second as he won the State 4A discus title (166-4) and placed seventh in the shot put (52-6 1/2). Received a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete award.

Personal: Born 12/13/87 in Tacoma, Wash. Management major. Last name is pronounced “lay-hee.”

 

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