Leonard Russell

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

Leonard James Russell (born November 17, 1969) 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

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


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
1991New England Patriots162669593.624418814.5180
1992New England Patriots111233903.223211242.2120
1993New England Patriots163001,0883.6217262459.4690
1994Denver Broncos141906203.3229382276.0190
1995St. Louis Rams13662033.118016895.6170
1996San Diego Chargers152197133.32171318013.8351
Career Totals 85 1,164 3,973 3.4 24 29 122 846 6.9 69 1

Post Football

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


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


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