Leighton Vander Esch is well-known for playing linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He stands 1.93 meters tall and weighs 116 kilograms. He participated in eight-man football, basketball, and track at Riggins’ Salmon River High School. In 2014, his graduating class included eleven people. He was a quarterback and middle linebacker in football.
He completed 121 of 199 passes (60.8 percent) as a senior, accumulating 2,155 yards and 28 passing touchdowns while only throwing one interception. He played football for the Boise State Broncos squad while attending Boise State University. He started at weak-side linebacker as a junior in 2017 and enjoyed a breakthrough season.
He recorded 188 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions throughout the course of his collegiate career. On December 21, 2017, Vander Esch decided to forgo his remaining eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. He completed all of the positional drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in late February. He matched for second place among all linebackers in the vertical leap and the short shuttle, which gave scouts hope for his overall performance at the combine.
In the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected Vander Esch as their third linebacker. In May 2018, Vander Esch and the Cowboys reached an agreement on a four-year, $11.84 million contract including a $6.69 million signing bonus.
Does Leighton Vander Esch Have Any Kids?
Leighton Vander Esch does not have kids currently.