Pope with the Chiefs in 2010.
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||September 10, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Americus, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight:||264 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Americus (GA)|
|NFL draft:||2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
|Stats at NFL.com|
Leonard Pope (born September 9, 1983) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.
The Cardinals waived Pope on September 4, 2009.
Kansas City Chiefs
Pope signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on September 29, 2009. Pope scored four touchdowns during his three seasons with the Chiefs. In 2011, he started ten games, setting career highs in receptions and yards, and tying his career high in average yards per catch. One of his notable plays was during the 2011 Chiefs/Packers game where the Chiefs upset the previously undefeated Packers 19-14. Pope attempted to catch the ball, was tackled and possibly fumbled the ball before he had gone out of bounds. The play was reviewed, and the referees said it was a catch.
Pope has 4 brothers, four sisters and two daughters (Cheryan and Laila Pope). He attended Americus High School in Americus, Georgia.
Pope saved 6-year-old Bryson Moore from drowning in June 2011.
Pope's nickname is "Champ", and he has a charity foundation also called CHAMP (Creating Hope And Making Progress) to help under-privileged children.
- "Cards TE Pope among 21 released as club reaches 53-man roster". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. September 4, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2009.
- Steelers sign tight end Leonard Pope to one-year deal
- Associated Press (August 3, 2013). "Bears sign TE Leonard Pope, waive Brody Eldridge". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- Mayer, Larry (August 25, 2013). "Bears waive 14 players; roster now stands at 76". Chicago Bears. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
- Leonard Pope to the rescue