Meet Frederick Douglass High School football’s first player to accept a football scholarship to a Division 1 NCAA University or College. Dayton LeBlanc, formerly of Denton, TX (Ryan High School) and Petal, MS (Petal High School), will be a senior in the class of 2018 and will be attending the University of North Texas. Dayton will be playing on both sides of the ball in the fall of ’17 on the offensive and defensive line. LeBlanc was named All-District in 2015 (Offensive Line, Petal HS) and 2016 (Defensive Line, Ryan HS). Dayton is a well-spoken young man who already has a close bond with some of the Douglass coaching staff. Everyone is excited to welcome LeBlanc to Lexington, including the Kentucky football faithful. LeBlanc’s father, Derrick LeBlanc, will be Kentucky’s Defensive Line Coach starting in the Spring of 2017.
Height & Weight: 6’1″ 275 lbs
40 Yard Dash: 5 seconds | Shuttle: 4.6 seconds | Vertical: 24″ | Bench: 325 lbs | Squat: 550 lbs
LeBlanc hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps, as one of Dayton’s goals is to become the NCAA’s youngest defensive line coach. His nickname from back home is Bruisa’. Dayton follows the NFL when he can and if he were to cheer for a team, then it would be the Baltimore Ravens. If you asked him who he plays like in the NFL, Dayton would tell you he plays like Michael Brockers of the LA Rams. One of Dayton’s favorite NFL players is Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Defensive Lineman of the Kansas City Chiefs. While attending the University of North Texas, Dayton is interested in studying History.