At Princeton — 2014: recorded 21 tackles at the middle linebacker position … had season-high six tackles in win at Columbia … had sacks in road wins at Columbia and Cornell … recorded 2.5 tackles for loss … had four tackles apiece against San Diego and Harvard. 2013: ranked fourth on the team and 20th in the Ivy League with 61 tackles as the starting middle linebacker … had at least six stops in eight of 10 games to help Princeton with Ivy League title, the program's first since 2006 … recorded six tackles, including two for loss, two breakups and a sack in 51-48 triple-overtime win at Harvard … had six pass breakups on the season … forced a fumble in comeback win over Lafayette … had season-best eight tackles in wins over Georgetown and Cornell … helped Princeton rank in the national Top 15 in sacks (third), turnover margin (fourth), first down defense (fourth) and third down conversion percentage (13th). 2012: recorded nine tackles at inside linebacker, despite preseason injury that kept him out first six games of the season … made season-best six tackles in road win at Yale, including five solo tackles … had at least one tackle in each of the final four games of the season. 2011: recorded 20 tackles, second most for any Princeton freshman … earned role as backup middle linebacker behind All-Ivy honoree Steven Cody '12 … after making only nine tackles in first eight games, recorded 11 stops in final two games … had season-best six tackles against Yale … had five tackles against both Bucknell and Dartmouth.
At DeSales — earned District Player of the Year honor ... Louisvillecatholicsports.com Athlete of the Year ... second-team all-state selection ... rushed for 850 yards and 15 touchdowns while recording 70 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior ... led 2009 team to regional title and state final ... team won four district titles ... captain senior year ... also lettered in wrestling ... class salutatorian ... two-time academic all-state selection in both football and wrestling.
Personal — born Feb. 15, 1993 ... son of James and Marilyn Leicht ... father is a retired chemical engineer; mother is a teacher ... father played college football at Army ... has an older brother Reinhold, who played at Air Force and Louisville ... enjoys hiking ... interested in studying economics.