Saturday 04/26
Red-White Game
#1 Anthony Leon
Position: DB
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 227
Year: Junior
City/State: Miami, Fla.
High School: Gulliver Preparatory School
Other College: College of the Sequoias
Experience: Transfer
Anthony Leon
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/13/2010

OUTLOOK: Leon continues to show improvement in all phases of the game. He led the White squad with his nine tackles (seven solo), including a tackle for a loss of two yards, and one forced fumble. In the three spring scrimmages and the spring game combined, he totaled 25 tackles, including three tackles for a loss of eight yards, one sack and one forced fumble.

2009: Leon played in all 13 games and started two for the Razorbacks in 2009. He had starts against Eastern Michigan and South Carolina. He finished the season with 20 tackles (11 solo), one sack and one pass break up. Leon recorded a season-high five tackles against Georgia and four tackles each against Texas A&M and Eastern Michigan.

BEFORE ARKANSAS: Leon, who originally signed with Florida State as part of the 2006 recruiting class, spent the 2008 season at the College of the Sequoias. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 31 junior college prospect in the nation. He was a redshirt in 2006 for the Seminoles and appeared in eight games in 2007, including the Music City Bowl. He made five tackles on the season, recording two against UAB and one in the N.C. State, Wake Forest and Duke games. He finished high school as the No. 10 ranked safety in the nation and No. 2 safety in the state of Florida by Rivals.com. He received first-team all-state honors for Class 2A in 2005 as voted on by the Florida Sports Writers Association. He was named First-Team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald and the No. 10 overall recruit in the state by the publication on its list of the state's top 25. He finished his senior season with 84 tackles and four interceptions on defense while scoring four touchdowns on offense as a wide receiver. He played at College of the Sequoias for Curtis Allen, who played for Arkansas assistant coach Willy Robinson. He was also recruited by USC, Miami (Fla.), California, Oregon, Minnesota and Alabama.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 22, 1987, he is the son of Anthony and Anita. He is majoring in sociology. He is a cousin of the late NFL star Sean Taylor.

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