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Leighton Vander Esch, a linebacker with the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys, is highly renowned for his accomplishments in that position. At 1.93 meters tall, he weighs 116 kilograms. During his time at Salmon River High School in Riggins, he took part in basketball, track, and eight-man football. In his class of 2014, there were eleven graduates.

He played quarterback in football and middle linebacker. His senior season saw him complete 121 of 199 passes (60.8%) for 2,155 yards, 28 passing touchdowns, and one interception. While attending college there, he played football for the Boise State Broncos. In 2017, his junior year, he started at weak-side linebacker and enjoyed a breakout season.

He recorded 188 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions throughout the course of his collegiate career. Vander Esch made the decision to forfeit his remaining eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft public on December 21, 2017. He participated in the Indianapolis NFL Scouting Combine in late February and finished all of the positional drills.

Leighton Vander Esch
Leighton Vander Esch

Scouts were encouraged by his all-around performance at the combine because he tied for second place among linebackers in the vertical jump and the short shuttle. Vander Esch was the third linebacker taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Vander Esch signed a four-year, fully guaranteed contract for $11.84 million with the Cowboys in May 2018 that also included a $6.69 million signing bonus.

Who Is Leighton Vander Esch Girlfriend?

Leighton Vander Esch has no girlfriend. He is currently married to Madalynn Tucker, a basketball player.