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Huntington’s Jared Leake gets opportunity with New York Giants

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A familiar face will be vying for a roster spot for the New York Giants this season.

It’s Huntington’s very own Jared Leake.

Leake, an All-Division player at Huntington High School, joined the Giants earlier this month as an undrafted free agent following a stellar career at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The defensive back was a participant at New York’s rookie minicamp which began today.

Hobart, a Divison III school, has produced NFL quality talent in the past, most notably Pro Bowl offensive lineman and Super Bowl LV winner Ali Marpet.

As a senior, Leake captained the Statesman and earned D3football.com All-Region third team and All-Liberty League first team honors. During his entire college career, he accumulated 127 total tackles, seven interceptions and two forced fumbles in 39 games.

His coaches weren’t surprised to see him get a chance at the next level.

“Jared has had the goal of playing in the NFL since early in his career, so it’s great to see his hard work and commitment earn him this opportunity,” said Hobart head coach Kevin DeWall. “With focus on training his body and improving his skill set, he developed into a top cornerback in the Northeast and a very important piece in our team success the last two seasons. Jared is eager to compete and showcase his abilities to prove he is worthy of the opportunity.”

Top: Jared Leake (#21) during an interception return against Montclair State in 2019. (Credit: Kevin Colton/Hobart and William Smith)