Charlie “Tinker” Leigh Sr.

Charlie “Tinker” Leigh Sr.

Birth
Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Oct 2006 (aged 60)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 16347355 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. He was a running back in the National Football League for six seasons (1968 to 1969, 1971 to 1974) with the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers. He was a member of two Super Bowl Championship teams (1973 and 1974 Dolphins). During the 1972 season, in which the Dolphins were a perfect 14 and 0 (17 and 0 including post season games), Leigh was primarily used as a return specialist and had 22 punt returns for 210 yards. In 80 career regular season games, Leigh had 72 rushes for 372 yards with 2 touchdowns, 46 kickoff returns for 1082 yards and 50 punt returns for 368 yards. Cause of death: Lung cancer.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 27 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16347355
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlie “Tinker” Leigh Sr. (29 Oct 1945–26 Oct 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16347355, citing Graceland Cemetery, Albany, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .