Terzell Vonta Leach (pronounced -tay VON ; born November 6, 1981) is an LEECH 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 years Edit
East Carolina University where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Leach earned his degree in 2010 after completing his online classes.
Professional career Edit
Green Bay Packers Edit
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 Saints Edit
New Orleans Saints claimed him off waivers the next day but he was eventually released.
Houston Texans Edit
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. 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. 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 Ravens Edit
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. 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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