|No. 26, 45|
May 19, 1955 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school||Merritt Island|
|1977–1980||BC Lions (CFL)|
|1981–1983||New York Giants|
|1984–1985||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1977|
|Awards||1977 - Most Outstanding Rookie|
He played high school football at Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Florida and was on the 1972 Merritt Island High, Florida Class AAAA state championship team. Bright was named to the FHSAA's All-Century Team which selected the Top 33 players in the 100-year history of high school football in the state of Florida's history.
From 1977-1980, Bright played running back, wide receiver, defensive back, and kickoff returner for the BC Lions. He also played for the New York Giants from 1981–1983 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1984-1985.
Bright was selected to the Lions' 2004 50th Anniversary Dream Team. In 2006, he was the head coach for the Daytona Beach Thunder arena football team.
Leon also runs the Leon Bright Charitable Foundation. His foundation works with under privileged kids and families.
He is the eldest of 10 children and also the eldest of 23 paternal grandchildren. Bright and wife, Tammy, currently reside in Volusia County, Florida. He has four children and four grandchildren.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
- "B.C. Can’t Find Bright", Leader-Post (March 18, 1981).
- "Move to Big Apple Pays off For Bright", Star-Phoenix (December 19, 1981).
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