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Chat With Linebacker John Leake Thursday

Chat With Linebacker John Leake Thursday

Aug. 28, 2002

On Thursday, Clemson linebacker John Leake hits chat to discuss the 2002 football season and the Tigers’ season opener at Georgia this Saturday night (7:45 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Leake is the top returning tackler for the 2002 Clemson defense. A native of Plano, TX, the linebacker had 134 stops last season as a sophomore, one of the top five totals in Clemson history by a sophomore. He also tallied six tackles for a loss and led the Tiger defense with 13 tackles in a Humanitarian Bowl victory over Louisiana Tech.

After playing only on special teams and earning a letter as a true freshman, Leake became the first member of his recruiting class to earn a starting spot. He will be in his second year as a stater and is one of the leaders on the Clemson defense. A marketing major, Leake turned 21 on Wednesday but wants to celebrate the occassion with a win Saturday night against the Bulldogs.

Leake won’t be stopping by until 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, but feel free to leave your questions now and we’ll save them for his arrival.