LeRoy Irvin

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LeRoy Irvin
Date of birth: (1957-09-15) September 15, 1957 (age 56)
Place of birth: Fort Dix, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback, Punt Returner
College: Kansas
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 3 / Pick 70
Organizations
As player:
1980-1989
1990
Los Angeles Rams
Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1985, 1986
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Leroy Irvin was a member of the Los Angeles Rams from 1980 to 1989. He played cornerback. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1985 and 1986. He currently holds the record for most punt return yards in a single game (207) against the Atlanta Falcons in 1981. Irvin is one of only a few players in NFL history to be named all-pro at two positions. Irvin was born in Fort Dix, NJ and attended high school at Glenn Hills High School in Augusta, Georgia. He began his college career in 1976 at the University of Kansas.

For his career, Irvin made two pro bowl appearances (1985,1986) and was named all-pro four seasons (1981, '82, '85 and '86). He currently works with former Los Angeles Rams teammate Vince Ferragamo at End Zone Mortgage in Anaheim Hills, CA. He most recently started a company alongside former Los Angeles Rams teammate Eric Dickerson called Original Mini Jerseys. The company holds an NFL license and offers a unique sports memorbilia product. He appeared in the 1985 team promotional video "Ram It", where he called himself the "Iceman" and stated that interceptions were his game.

He was an assistant football coach at California State University Northridge in 1992.

Irvin is the father of four children (Leroy III, Charles, Sarah, and Julius) and currently resides in Anaheim Hills, California.

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Preceded by
Eric Dickerson
Rams Most Valuable Player Award
1985
Succeeded by
Eric Dickerson