The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior quarterback passed for 2,863 yards and 31 touchdowns this past season, leading the Chargers to a 10-1 record and the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals. The state’s returning Gatorade Football Player of the Year, Leary completed 152 of 246 passes and was intercepted just seven times. He also rushed for 344 yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries. The NJ.com Player of the Year as a junior, he concluded his prep career with state records for both passing yards (9,672) and touchdowns (105).
Leary has maintained a 3.05 GPA in the classroom. He has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at North Carolina State University in the fall of 2018.
Leary has volunteered locally on behalf of the Camden Rescue Mission, a food bank and youth football programs. “Devin Leary is the best high school quarterback I’ve seen,” said P.J. Mehigan, former head coach at Cherokee High. “He has all the physical capabilities and all the mental capabilities of a great quarterback. What separates him is his ability to remain poised under duress. Whether he’s blitzed, hit, behind in a game, nothing seems to faze him.”