Football linebacker Leighton Vander Esch represents the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He is 1.93 m tall and 116 kg in weight. He participated in football, basketball, and track when a student at Salmon River High School in Riggins. Eleven graduates from his class in 2014 graduated. He was a quarterback and middle linebacker in football.
He completed 121 of 199 passes (60.8%) in his senior season, racking up 2,155 yards, 28 throwing touchdowns, and only one interception. He played football for the Boise State Broncos while attending school there. He started at weak-side linebacker as a junior in 2017, and it was a turning point for him.
As his collegiate career came to a close, he had 188 tackles, 5 sacks, and 3 interceptions. On December 21st, 2017, Vander Esch announced that he would give up his remaining eligibility and participate in the 2018 NFL Draft. He went to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine in late February, and there he accomplished all of the positional workouts with flying colors.
When the linebacker matched for second place among all linebackers in the vertical jump and short shuttle, scouts were ecstatic with his overall performance at the combine. The Dallas Cowboys selected Vander Esch as their third linebacker overall in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. That year, he agreed to a four-year, $11.84 million contract with a $6.69 million signing bonus.
What Is Leighton Vander Esch’s Position?
Leighton Vander Esch plays professional football as a linebacker.
What Is Leighton Vander Esch Jersey Mumber?
He wears jersey number 55 on the Cowboys team.