Roger LeClerc (American football)

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Roger LeClerc
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Position: Center, linebacker, placekicker
Personal information
Born:(1936-10-01)October 1, 1936
Springfield, Massachusetts
Died:January 21, 2021(2021-01-21) (aged 84)
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Agawam
(Agawam, Massachusetts)
College: Trinity (CT)
NFL Draft: 1959  / Round: 15 / Pick: 177
AFL draft: 1960  / Round: 1 / Pick:  territorial
Career history
As player:
As coach:

Roger Alvin LeClerc (October 1, 1936 January 21, 2021) was an American professional football player in the National Football League (NFL). He played as a center, linebacker, and placekicker and coached at the college level for one season.

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Playing career

LeClerc played eight seasons for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL). He was primarily the placekicker in an era when straight ahead kicking under 50 yards was the preferred style. During his playing career the soccer style kicking that is familiar today was already being used by teams. He was the second leading scorer in team history for years with 377 points, but with the modern game, he has slipped to 8th place. His best season was 1965.

Coaching career

LeClerc was the head football coach at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts for one season, in 1982, compiling a record of 2–7. [1]

Later life

After he retired, LeClerc was a math teacher in Agawam, Massachusetts school system for 30 years. His son played College football as a quarterback at the University of New Hampshire.

LeClerc died on January 21, 2021. [2]

Head coaching record

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Westfield State Owls (New England Football Conference)(1982)
1982 Westfield State2–72–7T–8th
Westfield State:2–72–7
Total:2–7

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References

  1. DeLassus, David. "Westfield State Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  2. Mayer, Larry (January 22, 2021). "Former Bears kicker LeClerc passes away". Chicago Bears . Retrieved January 22, 2021.