FAMU Senior LeRoy Vann takes a minute to reflect

Florida A&M University senior LeRoy Vann is a Two Time All-American.


Vann, a record-setting return man who garnered national attention this season through ESPN’s SportsCenter and on the pages of Sports Illustrated, again made first team on the Walter Camp Football Championship Subdivision All-America team, which was announced Wednesday.

“I almost can’t believe some of the things that have happened to me playing college football,” said Vann, a 5-foot-9, 185-pounder who plays cornerback.

Vann returned 28 punts for 462 yards (16.5-yard average) and three touchdowns. He also returned 38 kickoffs for 1,121 yards (29.5-yard average) and three touchdowns. Overall, Vann had 11 career touchdown returns (eight punt-return TDs to set an FSC record, plus three more scores on kickoff returns).

It’s hard to believe that Vann actually arrived at FAMU as a preferred walk-on player. “They thought I was too small,” Vann said. “I wasn’t the average size they were looking for. But I think it’s more than size. You’ve got to have no fear. You’ve got to play with heart.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.