Jim LeClair

Jim LeClair

Birth
Saint Paul Church, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Death 4 Nov 2019 (aged 69)
Mayville, Traill County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Mayville, Traill County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 204442114 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1972 to 1983), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals. born James Michael LeClair, he attended South Saint Paul High School, where he played football and was on the wrestling team. He split his collegiate years between the University of Minnesota (Crookston) and North Dakota. While with the later, he was named conference Most Valuable Player. Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 3rd round of the 1972 NFL Draft, he totaled 158 career regular season games. LeClair distinguished himself when he achieved Pro-Bowl honors in 1976. He experienced an American Football Conference title with Cincinnati in 1981. He extended his professional career an attritional two seasons with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League from 1984 to 1985. After retiring, he served as football head coach at Mayville State University and later was the proprietor of an insurance agency. He was inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Nov 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 204442114
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim LeClair (30 Oct 1950–4 Nov 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 204442114, citing Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, Traill County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .