Leonard Russell

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Leonard Russell
No. 32
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-11-17) November 17, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Career information
High school: Long Beach (CA) Poly
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 1991
Last played in 1996
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 3,973
Average 3.4
Touchdowns 29
Stats at NFL.com

Leonard James Russell (born November 17, 1969 in Long Beach, California) 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]

Professional career[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

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 Football[edit]

Leonard is currently the Director of Business Development and Head Football Coach at Adrenaline Athletic Training in Riverside, CA.

Personal[edit]

Former Indianapolis Colts defensive back Chuckie Miller is his cousin.[2]

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Stephens
New England Patriots leading rusher
1991
Succeeded by
Jon Vaughn
Preceded by
Jon Vaughn
New England Patriots leading rusher
1993
Succeeded by
Marion Butts
Preceded by
Rod Bernstine
Denver Broncos leading rusher
1994
Succeeded by
Terrell Davis