2013 East All Stars – #8

Leonte Degraffenreid

DSC05208Wide Receiver

6’4″ 217 lbs

High School: Dearborn Edsel Ford, A

High School Coach: Mark Tyler

College: Saginaw Valley State University



Leonte is the son of Isaac and Tonya Degraffenreid of Detroit, Michigan. He has one older brother, Isaac (24). 

Leonte started playing football at the age of eight for the Southfield Ravens. He played with the Ravens until he was a freshman in high school. He then played varsity football at Old Redford Academy High School as a freshman. After his freshman year he transferred to Edsel Ford High School and played for Edsel for three years. His junior year he started at wide receiver and outside linebacker. In his senior year he played wide receiver and got moved to cornerback. He also played special teams as a returner. He finished his senior season with 49 receptions, 749 receiving yards, 2 interceptions, and 11 touchdowns. He was honored to be elected by his teammates as offensive MVP. 

Leonte also played basketball and baseball starting at age eight. He said, “I had a great experience playing football, basketball and baseball at Edsel Ford.” 

Leonte thanked, “God for blessing me with the ability and health to play the game of football and all my other sports. I am thankful for my mom and dad for giving me the support and the lessons needed to become a better young man.” He thanked his extended family members for their support and he thanked, “My coaches from the past and the present for the learning experiences and lessons to better my game whether it was baseball, football or basketball. Finally he thanked, “My teammates for being brother figures to me and showing how much you cared for me. Thank you to everyone that impacted my life and career in football.”


Honorable Mention All City, 2011 

Honorable Mention All Area, 2011

Honorable Mention All League, 2011

Honorable Mention All Conference, 2011

All City, 2012

All Area, 2012

All League, 2012

All Conference, 2012 

1st Team All Metro West, Detroit News, 2012

2nd Team All Metro West, Detroit Free Press, 2012 

Honorable Mention All State 

Division 1-2, AP, 2012