Lamar Leachman


Lamar Leachman was both a player and a coach in the CFL.  Leachman played football; at the University of Tennessee and was a late (30th round) draft pick of Cleveland in the 1955 NFL college draft. Leachman played one season as a center for Calgary in 1956. Like many players of that era, Leachman played both ways and recorded one interception and three fumble recoveries on defence.

After retiring as a player, Leachman then moved on to an extensive coaching career at the university level in the States.  Leachman coached at Richmond (1966-67), Georgia Tech (1968-71), Memphis State (1972) and South Carolina (1973).

Leachman returned to the CFL in 1975 as an assistant coach with the Toronto Argonauts and remained there for three seasons until 1977. Leachman then spent two seasons (1978-79) as an assistant coach with the Montreal Alouettes.

Following his coaching career in the CFL, Leachman had lengthy stint in the NFL as a defensive line coach.  First with the New York Giants for 10 seasons from 1980 to 1989 and then 4 seasons with the Detroit Lions from 1990-1993.

Lamar Leachman passed away on October 27, 2012.

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Profile of Lamar Leachman with the 1986 New York Giants

Obituary for Lamar Leachman

Obituary for Lamar Leachman from the New York Times


GP, Interceptions and Fumble Returns
Year Team GP Int Yds Avg TDInt Long FR Yds Avg TD Long FF
1956 CAL 9 1 15 15 0 15 3 0 0 0 0


Lam Leachman

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