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Leonard James Russell (born November 17, 1969) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. A 6'2", 235-lb. running back from Arizona State University, Russell played in 6 NFL seasons from 1991 to 1996 for the Patriots, the Denver Broncos, the St. Louis Rams, and the San Diego Chargers.[1]

Leonard Russell
No. 32
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1969-11-17) November 17, 1969 (age 49)
Long Beach, California
Career information
High school:Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:3,973
Average:3.4
Touchdowns:29
Player stats at NFL.com

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Professional careerEdit

In 1991, Russell was selected as the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year after rushing for 959 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Patriots.

Before the start of the 1994 season, following his best year with New England, he was released after the Patriots traded for Marion Butts, the leading rusher from the Chargers. [2]

StatisticsEdit

Note: G = Games played; Att = Rushing attempts; Yds = Rushing yards; Avg = Average yards per carry; Long = Longest rush; Rush TD = Rushing touchdowns; Rec = Receptions; Yds = Receiving yards; Avg = Average yards per reception; Long = Longest reception; Rec TD = Receiving touchdowns

Year Team GP Att Yds Avg Long Rush TD Rec Yds Avg Long Rec TD
1991 New England Patriots 16 266 959 3.6 24 4 18 81 4.5 18 0
1992 New England Patriots 11 123 390 3.2 23 2 11 24 2.2 12 0
1993 New England Patriots 16 300 1,088 3.6 21 7 26 245 9.4 69 0
1994 Denver Broncos 14 190 620 3.3 22 9 38 227 6.0 19 0
1995 St. Louis Rams 13 66 203 3.1 18 0 16 89 5.6 17 0
1996 San Diego Chargers 15 219 713 3.3 21 7 13 180 13.8 35 1
Career Totals 85 1,164 3,973 3.4 24 29 122 846 6.9 69 1
  • Stats that are highlighted show career high

Post FootballEdit

Leonard is currently the Resident Manager of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Perris, CA.

PersonalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 25, 2006. Retrieved October 20, 2006.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Associated Press. "NFL TRANSACTIONS : Chargers Unload Leading Rusher Butts for Draft Picks". latimes.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Poly Football Honors Its Own With Second Hall Of Fame Ceremony". Long Beach Post. July 13, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2014.