Leodis McKelvin
CB #21
Waycross, GA

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

Career Stats
TOTAL 237 198 39 0.0 0 47 7 104 -- 64 1 3 8
2013 BUF 15 13 72 60 12 0.0 -- 19 1 0 -- 0 0 1 4
2012 BUF 13 4 21 20 1 0.0 0 3 1 9 9 9 0 0 --
2011 BUF 16 6 39 31 8 0.0 0 8 1 21 21 21 0 0 3
2010 BUF 16 14 62 53 9 0.0 -- 11 2 10 5 10 0 1 --
2009 BUF 3 3 11 8 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2008 BUF 16 6 32 26 6 0.0 0 5 2 64 32 64 1 1 1

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Drafted with the 11th overall pick… first cornerback selected overall… team’s first ever selection from Troy and only the 27th player in school history drafted… became the club’s highest drafted cornerback all-time, passing Derrick Burroughs (1985, 14th overall)



•    NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month – November 2008

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week – Week 11, 2012


Drafted with the 11th overall pick… first cornerback selected overall… team’s first ever selection from Troy and only the 27th player in school history drafted… became the club’s highest drafted cornerback all-time, passing Derrick Burroughs (1985, 14th overall)



•    NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month – November 2008

•    AFC Special Teams Player of the Week – Week 11, 2012



•    Played in 15 games with 13 starts. Finished with a career-high 71 tackles and a career-high 20 passes defensed.

•        Vs. NE (9/8):  Produced career-high four passes defensed to go with his six tackles in the season opener.

•    Vs. CAR (9/15): Posted a game-high three passes defensed and added five tackles.

•    At NYJ (9/22):  Totaled two tackles before leaving the game with a hamstring injury.

•    Vs. BAL (9/29):  Inactive (injury)

•    At CLE (10/3):  Returned to action to produce three tackles after missing the previous week with a hamstring injury.

•    Vs. CIN (10/13):  Totaled a career-high eight tackles and one pass defensed.

•    At MIA (10/20):  Produced an active game with two tackles, including one for loss and one pass defensed.  Added two punt returns for 14 yards.

•    At NO (10/27):  Produced six tackles.

•    Vs. KC (11/3): Totaled two tackles and a pass defensed.  Defense yielded a season-low 115 passing yards.

•    At PIT (11/10):  Totaled three tackles.  Returned four punts for 15 yards.

•    Vs. NYJ (11/17):  Produced three tackles and one pass defensed as defense held the Jets to a season-low 12 completions.  Has tied a season-high 11 passes defensed.

•    Vs. ATL (12/1): Totaled a career-high and season-high 10 tackles and added three passes defensed.  Established a new season-high with 14 passes defensed in 2013.

•    At TB (12/8):  Posted one tackle and one pass defensed.  Had five punt returns for 36 yards.  Posted a season-high 21-yard punt return.

•    At Jac (12/15):  Recorded a team-high eight tackles w/ a pass defensed and forced fumble (recovered by Jacksonville).

•    Vs. Mia (12/22):  Posted first interception of the season.  Added six tackles and four passes defensed.  Defense yielded a season-low 89 passing yards.

•    At NE (12/29):  Totaled six tackles in season finale.



Became the first Bills player to return two punts for touchdowns in a season and led the NFL with a 18.7 punt return average ... Added 20 tackles (19 solo) and one interception on defense.

At NYJ (9-9):  Posted three tackles as the team’s nickel cornerback. ... Returned one punt for 27 yards and three kickoffs for 71 yards.

Vs. KC (9-16): Returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown to give Bills a 35-3 lead in the third quarter.  88-yard return was  a career-long and second-longest in team history (Keith Moody 91 yards v. Cle 10/23/77). Became the 5th player in team history with two career punt return touchdowns.

At Cle (9-23): Made the sixth interception of his career in the fourth quarter ... Posted 53 yards in punt returns and 34 on KO returns.

Vs. NE (9-30):  Returned one kickoff for 26 yards.

At SF (10-7):  Returned one kickoff for 59 yards, the Bills longest kickoff return since RB C.J. Spiller took a kick back 95 yards for a TD in 2010 ... Returned one punt 28 yards

At Arz (10-14):  Totaled one tackle, one pass defensed and a special teams tackle. ... Returned two punts for 10 yards and two kick returns for 55 yards w/ a long of 33.

Vs. Ten (10-21): Made an impact in the kick return game with 75 yards on two kickoff returns with a long of 46 yards.

At Hou (11-4):  Registered 37 yards on four punt returns and 37 yards on two kickoff returns. ... Made three tackles defensively.

At NE (11-11): Made his first start of the season at CB, and totaled four tackles and one PBU ... returned one kickoff for 21 yards.

Vs. Mia (11-15): Scored on a 79-yard punt return touchdown - his third of his career (second of the season). 1st Bill with two in a season. Tied for the most punt return TDs in a career (w/ Keith Moody and Roscoe Parrish). ... Added one tackle in his second consecutive start at cornerback.

At Ind (11-25): Totaled four solo tackles ... Returned two punts for 24 yards.

Vs. Jac (12-2):  Had one punt return for 12 yards.  Left game in first quarter with a back injury.

Vs. STL (12-9):  Had an active game with four tackles and a QB hit.  Produced 44 yards on four punt returns and 57 yards on two kickoff returns.

Vs. Sea (12-16):  Inactive




At KC (9-11): Recorded a fumble recovery on a Jamaal Charles fumble in the 2nd quarter.  Turnover led to a Bills field goal to give team a 20-0 lead.  Posted 3 tackles and added a pass defensed and 1 special teams tackle.

Vs. Oak (9-18):  Posted six solo tackles.

Vs. NE (9-25):  Posted an interception in the third quarter that led to a Bills TD.  Also led all CBs with six tackles.

At Cin (10-2): Led CBs with five tackles and added a pass defensed.

Vs. Phi (10-9):  Led CBs with four tackles.

At NYG (10-16):  Posted a pass defensed.

Vs. Was (10-30):  Recorded two tackles and two passes defensed.

Vs. NYJ (11-6):  Posted one tackle.

At Dal (11-13):  Recorded two tackles.

At Mia (11-20):  Posted one special teams tackle.

At NYJ (11-27):  Recovered a muffed punt by Antonio Cromoartie in the 3rd quarter.  Offense converted turnover into a touchdown.  Served as the primary kick returner and punt returner.  Returned two kickoffs for 43 yards.

Vs. Ten (12-4):  Posted two tackles and two passes defensed.  Recorded two punt returns for 10 yards.

At SD (12-11):  Made his first start in eight weeks, posted four stops

Vs. Mia (12-18):  Recorded two punt returns for six yards.

Vs. Den (12-24): Returned punt for an 80-yard touchdown .. his 1st PR TD of his career ... Set a Bills record with 135 punt return yards in a game ... 45.0 punt return average is also a team record ... Became 5th player in team history with three different return TDs in a career ... also added a special teams tackle.

At NE (1-1):  Returned one punt for five yards.



Vs. MIA (9/12):  Led the team with two passed defensed and added three tackles.

at GB (9/19):  Played an active game with four tackles including one for loss and a forced fumble.

at NE (9/26):  Earned first start of the season, posted four tackles.  Helped Jairus Byrd recover a fumble in the second quarter.  Also added a special teams tackle.

vs. NYJ (10/3):  Finished with six tackles and two passes defensed.

vs. JAX (10/10):  Recorded seven tackles defensively and added one on special teams.

at Baltimore (10/24):  Posted two defensive tackles and added one on special teams.

at KC (10/31):  Led all Bills cornerbacks with six tackles

vs. CHI (11/7):  Posted three tackles, a pass defensed and a special teams tackle.

vs. DET (11/14):  Tied for the team-lead and set a personal best with three passes defensed.  Added two solo tackles.  Assumed the punt return and kickoff return duties after CJ Spiller  left the game with an hamstring injury.

at CIN (11/21):  Started at CB... Returned three kickoffs for 58 yards.

vs. PIT (11/28):  Tallied three solo tackles. ... Averaged 26.1 yards per kick return on five kickoffs.  Established a season-high with a return of 49 yards. Produced 8th 100-yard kick return game in his career.

at MIN (12/5):  Posted first interception of the season. Added seven tackles.

vs. CLE (12/12):  Recorded an interception in the 4th quarter allowing Bills to run out the clock. ... has an INT in consecutive games and a total of two on the season. ... added one tackle and two passes defensed.

at MIA (12/19):  Totaled six tackles, all solo.

vs. NE (12/26):  Saw action defensively.



•        At NE (9/14): Posted six total tackles to tie his career-high.  Returned four kickoffs for 97 yards with a long of 33. 

•        Vs. TB (9/20): Had three tackles and one pass defensed.  Also had one kick return for 24 yards.  Missed the second half due to an injury.

•        Vs. NO (9/27): Posted two tackles.  Left the game in the first half with a lower leg injury.

•    Placed on injured reserve with broken fibula on October 1.



•        Ranked second  in the NFL with 1,468 KOR yards; third in the NFL with a 28.2 KR average

•        Finished the season with 1,468 KOR yards, a new franchise single-season record…1,468 yards ranks eighth all-time in NFL history among rookies/first-year players…His 52 KOR attempts on the season tied the rookie/first year player club record…his average of 28.25 KOR yards/attempt ranks third in franchise history for a single season

•        Made NFL debut in season-opener vs. Sea. (9/7)

•        Had his first kickoff return of NFL career at Jac. (9/14)… finished with two KOR for 43 yards

•        Posted 137 kickoff return yards on five attempts vs. Oak. (9/21)… game marked his first 100+ KOR yard performance of career and the total ranked as the fourth most in club history among rookies

•        Forced and recovered a fumble at StL. (9/28), both career-firsts… posted three kickoff returns for 97 yards

•        Tied a Bills rookie/first-year player record with six kickoff returns at Ari. (10/5)… posted 133 KOR yards, his second 100-yard game

•        Gained 179 kickoff return yards on seven attempts vs. NYJ (11/2)… 179 KOR yards tied as the fourth most ever by a Bill and established a new rookie record… marked his fourth game with 100-plus KOR yards… moved into fourth place among Bills rookie/first-year players with 750 KOR yards

•        Returned three kickoffs for 138 yards at NE (11/9)… marked his 5th game of the season with 100-plus KOR yards and became the fifth Bill with 5 games with 100 or more KOR yards in a season… had a long return of 85 yards, tying the second-longest non-scoring KOR in club records

•        Returned three kickoffs for 185 yards vs. Cle. (11/17), including one for a 98 yard touchdown, his first-career KOR TD…61.7 yds/ret average set a franchise record for KOR average in a game

•        Picked off two passes at KC (11/23), the first INTs of NFL career…returned one for 64 yards and a touchdown

•        With 56 KOR yards against Mia. (12/7), he broke Eric Moulds’ club rookie record of 1,205 yards

•        At NYJ (12/14), had five KOR for 142 yards, his 7th 100-yard game of the season, joining only Terrence McGee as only Bills with 7+ career games over 100 KOR yards…had a pass break-up that led to an interception

•        At Den. (12/21), had 88 KOR yards on 4 returns, which gave him 1,464 on the season, breaking Terrence McGee’s franchise record for KOR yards in a season…added season-high six tackles



Tackles: 10 vs. ATL 12/1/2013

Interceptions: 2 at KC 11/23/08

Interception-touchdown: 1 at KC 11/23/08

Kick return yards: 185 vs. CLE 11/17/08

Kick return touchdowns: 1 vs. CLE 11/17/08

Pass Breakups: 4 vs. NE 9/8/13



Set a school all-time record with 3,909 all-purpose yards, also ranking as the third-best career total in Sun Belt Conference history… returned eight total kicks for touchdowns (seven punts, one kickoff), tying the NCAA Division 1-A career-record… 211 total returned kicks (99 kickoffs, 112 punts), topping the previous collegiate record of 203 set by Deltha O’Neal (Cal 1996-99)… In 2007, All-American first-team selection by The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly … Also a All-Sun Belt Conference first-team choice…  led the league and ranked fourth in the nation with 436 yards and three touchdowns on 25 punt returns… 33 kickoff returns for a school season-record 765 yards topping his own mark in 2006 with 634… led the team and ranked 8th in the conference with 1,228 all-purpose yards. … In 2006, All-American honorable mention as an all-purpose back by The NFL Draft Report… Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection…Ranked third in the conference with 27 kickoff returns for 634 yards (23.5 avg.)… Ranked second in the league and 16th in the nation with 28 punt returns for 314 yards (11.2 avg.) and one touchdown … Third straight year with at least one punt return for a touchdown, only one of three to do so in school history. … In 2005, selected as a finalist for the National Return Specialist of the Year Award… All-Sun Belt Conference first-team selection as a return specialist… Appeared in 11 games as a reserve cornerback… became the first player in school history to return an interception (2004), kickoff return and punt return for a touchdown in a career. … In 2004, played in all 12 games as a reserve cornerback, collecting 17 tackles (13 solo) with a pass deflection and a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown. … Majored in sports management.



Full name is Leodis Anquane McKelvin… son of Lydia Brown… has two older brothers, Dexter and Walter … played cornerback for head coach Dan Ragle at Ware County High School, helping lead team to a 9-2 record, a regional title and a second-round AAAA playoff appearance in 2003 … honored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association as a first-team AAAA All-State player… was named Defensive Player of the Year in the area as well as to the Georgia Times Union Super 11 team… Was a member of the Ware County basketball team.

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