Oscar Ponce de Leon

RS Senior

River Ridge, La.

High School:
John Curtis Christian

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 305

Defensive Tackle



Consumer Behavior & Marketing

Oscar Ponce de Leon

Career Note: Fifth-year senior has 33 tackles (16 solo, 17 assists), a tackle for loss and half a sack for his career...enters the fall as a starter at defensive tackle.

2009: Played in five games as a junior, including starts at defensive tackle at Army (10/3), vs Marshall (10/10) and against Houston (10/17)...posted 16 tackles (9 solo, 7 assists) for the year, including a tackle for loss and half a sack...tallied a career-best seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists) at Army...had three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) vs Marshall and two each against McNeese State (9/26) and Houston...suffered a knee injury vs Houston and did not return to the lineup until the final game of the year at SMU (10/28) when he posted two assisted tackles, half a sack and a pass break-up.

2008: Saw action in 10 games as a redshirt-sophomore, including a start at defensive tackle in the season opener at Alabama (9/6)...tallied a season-best three tackles at Tulsa (11/22) and at Memphis (11/29)...also had two-tackle outings at Alabama, vs East Carolina (9/12), at Houston (11/8) and vs UAB (11/15).

2007: Did not play as a sophomore...redshirted the season...shifted from defensive line to offensive guard where he worked with the scout team.

2006: Played in 10 games on the defensive line as a true freshman...posted single-tackle contests at LSU (9/23), vs Rice (10/7) and at UTEP (10/14) the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.

High School: Four-year letterman at John Curtis Christian High for coach J.T. Curtis...helped the Patriots win back-to-back state championships his final two prep seasons...a three-time all-district honoree, who also claimed all-state and all-metro honors as a senior...posted 249 tackles, 23 sacks and seven forced fumbles during his a senior, had 96 tackles, 12 sacks and three forced fumbles...made 60 tackles with five sacks as a junior, 63 tackles, three sacks and four forced fumbles as a sophomore, and 30 tackles and three sacks as a freshman... off the field, earned the Bishop Brown Scholarship and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship, and was a member of the A/B Honor Roll.

Personal: Born Oscar Fernando Ponce de Leon on May 21, 1987, in New Orleans, La...son of Lisa Ponce de Leon...majoring in consumer behavior and marketing.

Ponce de Leon's Career Defensive Statistics

2006 10-0 1-2-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
2007 DNP-Redshirted
2008 10-1 6-8-14 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
2009 5-3 9-7-16 1.0-1 0.5-1 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
Career 25-4 16-17-33 1.0-1 0.5-1 0 0-0 0 0-0 0


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