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Vonta Leach
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Leach with the Houston Texans.
No. 44     Baltimore Ravens
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Lumberton, North Carolina
High School: South Robeson High School
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: East Carolina
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2004 2006)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 3× Pro Bowl (2010, 2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing yards     70
Yards per carry     2.9
Rushing touchdowns     3
Receptions     112
Receiving yards     749
Receiving touchdowns     4
Stats at NFL.com

Terzell Vonta Leach (pronounced VON-tay LEECH; born November 6, 1981) is an American football fullback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for East Carolina University. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2004, and has also played for the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Texans.

Early yearsEdit

He attended East Carolina University where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Leach earned his degree in 2010 after completing his online classes.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Green Bay PackersEdit

Leach spent the first three years of his career with the Green Bay Packers, and compiled 5 receptions for 19 yards. He was released by the Packers on September 13, 2006.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

The New Orleans Saints claimed him off waivers the next day but he was eventually released.

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Houston TexansEdit

The Houston Texans signed Leach on October 9, 2006.

On March 19, 2007, Leach signed a four-year, $8 million dollar restricted free agent offer sheet with the New York Giants.[2] However, the Texans matched the Giants' offer and Leach returned to Houston. Leach scored the first touchdown of his NFL career on December 13, 2007 in a 31-13 win over the Detroit Lions. After helping pave the way for teammate Arian Foster's breakout 2010 campaign, Leach was voted into the 2011 Pro Bowl, his first Pro Bowl selection. On January 24, 2011, Leach was also selected to the Associated Press's NFL All-Pro Team.[3] Leach was announced as the 65th ranked player on the 2011 NFL Top 100, and was ranked 45th, higher than Peyton Manning, on the 2012 NFL Top 100.

Baltimore RavensEdit

Leach signed a three-year, $11 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens on July 31, 2011, making him the highest paid fullback in the NFL.[4] While paving the way for Ray Rice, Leach also amassed 12 carries for 35 yards, plus 15 receptions for 69 yards. This performance earned him another Pro Bowl appearance in 2011.

Leach was announced the Fullback for the AFC Division in the 2013 Pro Bowl -- his 3rd selection for the Pro Bowl -- but was not able to play because the Ravens had qualified for Super Bowl XLVII with their victory over the New England Patriots in the 2012 AFC Championship. Leach earned his first NFL Championship in Super Bowl XLVII when the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

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