LeRoy Irvin

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LeRoy Irvin
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Personal information
Born: (1957-09-15) September 15, 1957 (age 65)
Fort Dix, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Defensive TDs:5
Return yards:1,517
Return TDs:4
Player stats at PFR

LeRoy Irvin (born September 15, 1957) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Los Angeles Rams from 1980 to 1989. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1986 and 1987. He holds the record for most punt return yards in a single game (207), set 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 at Fort Dix in New Jersey and attended high school at Glenn Hills High School in Augusta, Georgia. He began his college career in 1976 at the University of Kansas.

Irvin made two Pro Bowl appearances (1985, 1986) and was named All-Pro four times (1981, 1982, 1985 and 1986). He was an assistant football coach at California State University, Northridge in 1992.

Irvin currently works with former Los Angeles Rams teammate Vince Ferragamo at End Zone Mortgage in Anaheim Hills, California. He started a company with former Rams teammate Eric Dickerson, Larry Westbrook and Mike Hope called Original Mini's, Inc. The company holds an NFL license and offers a line of NFL Licensed products. He appeared in the 1986 Rams promotional video, Let's Ram It,[1] where he called himself the "Iceman" and stated that interceptions were his game.[2]

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


  1. ^ "Rams". Los Angeles Times. November 13, 1986. p. 129. Retrieved April 18, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Ram IT (NFL Rams Football Team) Song". Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via YouTube.[dead YouTube link]