Leonard Russell
No. 32, 42     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-11-17) November 17, 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots (19911993)
Career highlights and awards
* 1991 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
Rushing yards     3,973
Average     3.4
Touchdowns     29
Stats at

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 careerEdit

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

Before the start of the 1994 season, following his best year with New England, he was released after the Patriots traded for Marion Butts, the leading rusher from the Chargers.[2]


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
  • Stats that are highlighted show career high

Post FootballEdit

Leonard is currently the Resident Manager of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Perris, CA.


Former Indianapolis Colts defensive back Chuckie Miller is his cousin.[3]



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