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Name: Leighton McCarthy 
College: Florida Atlantic     Number: 13
Height: 6-2   Weight: 226
Position: OLB  Pos2: DE/ILB/ST
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2021

40 Low: 4.82
   40 Time: 4.88
  40 High: 4.94

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Height: 6020
Weight: 226

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Dates: 03/30/21
Hand: 09 3/4  Arm: 33
Wingspan: 78 7/8

Height: 6020
Weight: 226
40 Yrd Dash: 4.88
20 Yrd Dash: 2.81
10 Yrd Dash: 1.56
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 24
Vertical Jump: 41
Broad Jump: 10'07"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.71
3-Cone Drill: 7.09

40 Time Range: 4.86-4.89/Projected 4.68


 Data Scout Notes: 2020: 2ndC...39 TT, 3 TFL, 0.5 SCK, PBU, 5 QBH in 12 gms in '18. HM All-CUSA, CUSA All-Freshman Team w/52 TT, 9 TFL, 4.5 SCK, INT, PBU, 3 QBH, FF in 14 gms in '17. Redshirted w/no stats in 1 gm in '16.

 Leighton McCarthy, Florida Atlantic, Player News

  The FAU Owls' top pass rusher has his sights set on the NFL and won't return to the program for the 2021 season. Leighton McCarthy, who signed with the National Sports Agency, announced on social media Friday afternoon that he's leaving Florida Atlantic with the hopes of landing on an NFL roster. After making the move from defensive end to outside linebacker during the offseason, McCarthy was named to the All-Conference-USA second team after the 2020 season after leading the conference in sacks (nine) and tackles for loss (12.5). - Sun-Sentinel

(DS#28 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Leighton McCarthyFlorida Atlantic
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  2020 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DE-Leighton McCarthy, R-Sr., Florida Atlantic,...McCarthy ranks No. 1 in C-USA, and tied for fourth nationally in all of FBS, with 9.0 sacks, and also leads C-USA with 12.5 tackles for loss (16th nationally). He actually played game one at a new position, outside linebacker, and earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors with a career-high 10 tackles, 4.0 of which went for loss, and 3.0 sacks (both of those latter numbers second highest by a league player in a game). Since, he has played a hybrid role, mostly on the line, but hasn't missed a beat, with at least one TFL in every game but one. That included four consecutive games with sacks, including 2.5 in a Shula Bowl win over rival FIU. - Florida Atlantic Football

(DS#28 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Leighton McCarthyFlorida Atlantic
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  OCT 5 CONFERENCE USA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Florida Atlantic senior OLB Leighton McCarthy made the move from defensive end, a position he played his first three seasons at FAU, to outside linebacker during the preseason. The redshirt senior's efforts paid off with 10 tackles, including four tackles for a loss, and three sacks - all career highs - in a 21-17 win over Charlotte. The Apopka, Florida, native also forced a key fourth quarter fumble to help preserve the Owls' win. McCarthy's second tackle of the game was a sack for a loss of nine yards which was key in limiting the 49ers to a field goal. In the third quarter, McCarthy had a sack for a loss of three yards, but more importantly he forced a fumble on the play which was recovered by fellow linebacker Caliph Brice at the Charlotte 16. Just one play later the Owls scored and took their first lead of the game. McCarthy would play a critical role in holding that lead with two more tackles in the fourth quarter, including another for TFL for a loss of one, setting up an Owls sack, followed by a punt on the next two plays. - Conference USA Football

(DS#28 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Leighton McCarthyFlorida Atlantic
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