Leon McLaughlin
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McLaughlin on a 1954 Bowman football card
No. 50
Personal information
Born:(1925-05-30)May 30, 1925
San Diego, California
Died:October 27, 2014(2014-10-27) (aged 89)
Career information
High school:Santa Monica
(Santa Monica, California)
NFL Draft:1947 / Round: 21 / Pick: 193
Career history
As player:
* Los Angeles Rams (1951–55)
As coach:
* Washington State (1956) (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
* 1x Pro Bowl (1954)

Leon Clifford McLaughlin (May 30, 1925 – October 27, 2014) was an American football player and coach.[1] He played professionally as a center for five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams of National Football League (NFL). After his playing career he served as assistant coach for several NFL teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1966–68), Los Angeles Rams (1971–72), Detroit Lions (1973–74), Green Bay Packers (1975–76), New England Patriots (1977), and St. Louis / Phoenix Cardinals (1978–89). McLaughlin was the head football coach at San Fernando Valley State College—now known as California State University, Northridge—from 1969 to 1970.[2][3][4][5][6]

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Valley State Matadors (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1969–1970)}
1969 Valley State 4–5 1–1 2nd
1970 Valley State 4–6 1–2 3rd
Plymouth State: 8–11 2–3
Total: 8–11
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/McLaLe00.htm
  2. Glick, Shav (August 20, 1991). "On Prayer and a Pass, a Title Came to Town : History: Forty years ago, the Rams won Los Angeles' first NFL championship.". Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-08-30-sp-1385-story.html.
  3. "Leon McLaughlin to Receive Bruin Football Trophy". Los Angeles Times. December 14, 1949.
  4. Ripton, Ray. "A Players' Coach : Santa Monica's Tebb Kusserow Believes Football Is a Chance for Young Men to Know Themselves". Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-13-we-4943-story.html.
  5. Lillard, Patrick (September 29, 2015). "Carted Off the Field of Play: Scrutinizing The Treatment of Football Injuries". http://patricklillard.com/2015/09/29/carted-off/.
  6. Donaldson, Charles (February 3, 1969). "New VSC Grid Coach Expects No Race Woes: Leon McLaughlin, Ex-Ram, Says Subject Discussed in Talks With Athletic Chief". Los Angeles Times.

External links[edit | edit source]

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