Roger LeClerc (American football)

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Roger LeClerc
Born: (1936-10-01) October 1, 1936 (age 82)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Career information
Position(s)Offensive Center, Linebacker, Defensive tackle, Placekicker
CollegeTrinity, Connecticut
AFL draft1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: territorial
Drafted byDenver Broncos
NFL draft1959 / Round: 15 / Pick: 177
Drafted byChicago Bears
Career history
As player
1960–1966Chicago Bears
1967Denver Broncos

Roger Alvin LeClerc (born October 1, 1936) is a former American football player and coach. He played defensive tackle and placekicker professionally and coached at the college level for one season.

Playing history[edit]

LeClerc played eight seasons for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League. He was primarily the placekicker in an era when straight ahead kicking under 50 yards was the preferred style. During his playing career the soccer style kicking that is familiar today was already being used by teams. He was the second leading scorer in team history for years with 377 points, but with the modern game, he has slipped to 8th place. His best season was 1965. After he retired, LeClerc was a math teacher in Agawam, MA school system for thirty years. He has a son who has played college quarterback at the University of New Hampshire.

Coaching career[edit]

LeClerc was the head football coach at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts for one season, in 1982, compiling a record of 2–7.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Westfield State Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011.