Should he ever become a household NFL name, Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure hopes his will finally be said properly.
"The correct pronunciation is Mike-ell Le-sure," Leshoure told FOXSports.com after Thursday's practice at Lions headquarters. "I'll hear a little bit of everything. But it's getting better."
So is Detroit's running game now that Leshoure is in the fold.
After missing his rookie season because of a torn Achilles tendon, Leshoure has rebounded to become the team's leading rusher entering the FOX America's Game of the Week against visiting Green Bay (1 p.m. ET Sunday).
"I'm finally starting to get my legs back," said Leshoure, who has 418 yards and four touchdowns on his 105 carries. "I was out a year, and I felt it. I feel good and healthy, but I definitely had to get back in the swing of things and get my rhythm back."
Leshoure, though, needed no time to post his first 100-yard rushing game. That came in Leshoure's NFL debut in Week 3 against Tennessee.