Leonard Hankerson Jr. is a former National Football League wide receiver who spent five seasons in the league. He presently works for the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive quality control coach. Leonard was born on January 30, 1989, in Florida, United States.

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hankerson went to St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He caught 28 passes for 606 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. He collected 39 receptions for 803 yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior season.

In the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Hankerson. After some time with  Washington Redskins, Hankerson was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on March 11, 2015, for a one-year deal.

Because of his hamstring issues, Hankerson was placed on Injured Reserve on December 4, 2015. On December 16, 2015, the New England Patriots claimed Hankerson off waivers. Hankerson was waived on December 26 after appearing in one game.

When Did Leonard Hankerson Retire From Playing?

Mills retired when he was in his penultimate year of eligibility as a modern-era candidate, having been a five-time Pro Bowl selection in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, as well as one of the top players in the USFL at the time.

He played in the National Football League for five seasons before retiring.


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