Leonard Russell

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]

Leonard Russell
No. 32, 42
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:November 17, 1969 (age 49)
Long Beach, California
Career information
High school:Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:3,973
Player stats at NFL.com

Professional career

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
1991 New England Patriots 16 266 959 3.6 24 4 18 81 4.5 18 0
1992 New England Patriots 11 123 390 3.2 23 2 11 24 2.2 12 0
1993 New England Patriots 16 300 1,088 3.6 21 7 26 245 9.4 69 0
1994 Denver Broncos 14 190 620 3.3 22 9 38 227 6.0 19 0
1995 St. Louis Rams 13 66 203 3.1 18 0 16 89 5.6 17 0
1996 San Diego Chargers 15 219 713 3.3 21 7 13 180 13.8 35 1
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 Football

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]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 25, 2006. Retrieved October 20, 2006.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Associated Press. "NFL TRANSACTIONS : Chargers Unload Leading Rusher Butts for Draft Picks". latimes.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Poly Football Honors Its Own With Second Hall Of Fame Ceremony". Long Beach Post. July 13, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
1990 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 1990 Arizona State Sun Devils football team was an American football team that represented Arizona State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Larry Marmie, the Sun Devils compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against Pac-10 opponents), finished in eighth place in the Pac-10, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 294 to 272.The team's statistical leaders included Paul Justin with 1,876 passing yards, Leonard Russell with 810 rushing yards, and Eric Guliford with 837 receiving yards.

1991 NFL season

The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. It was the final season for legendary coach Chuck Noll. The season ended with Super Bowl XXVI when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills 37–24 at the Metrodome in Minnesota. This was the second of four consecutive Super Bowl losses for Buffalo.

1991 New England Patriots season

The 1991 season New England Patriots season was the team's 32nd, and 22nd in the National Football League. The team finished the season with a record of six wins and ten losses, and finished fourth in the AFC East Division. Though the Patriots scored twenty or more points just five times during the season, they were able to upset playoff teams such as the Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

It was the last season where the Patriots were owned by Victor Kiam, who was forced to sell the team to St. Louis businessman James Orthwein in order to settle a debt.

1992 New England Patriots season

The 1992 New England Patriots season was the team’s 33rd year, and 23rd in the National Football League. The Patriots finished the season with a record of two wins and fourteen losses, and finished last in the AFC East Division after finishing 6-10 the previous season.

The Patriots' two wins in weeks eleven and twelve of the 1992 season were preceded by an 0–9 start, and followed with a five-game losing streak to end the season. They received the first overall pick in the following year's draft.

This was the first season where the team was owned by James Orthwein, who bought the team from previous owner Victor Kiam to settle a debt, and the last to have Dick MacPherson as head coach after a two-year tenure. It was also the last season to feature the Patriots' original colors and logo on their primary uniforms, which were overhauled for the following season.

1993 New England Patriots season

The 1993 New England Patriots season was the franchise’s 34th season overall and 24th in the National Football League. The Patriots finished fourth in the AFC East Division with a record of five wins and eleven losses.

1994 Denver Broncos season

The 1994 Denver Broncos season was the team's 35th year in professional football and its 25th with the National Football League. The season would be noted for being the final year that Wade Phillips was head coach.

1995 St. Louis Rams season

The 1995 St. Louis Rams season was the team's 58th year with the National Football League (NFL) and the first of 21 seasons in St. Louis. The Rams looked to start their tenure in St. Louis strong by improving on their 4–12 record from 1994. In their first game in St. Louis, the Rams beat the New Orleans Saints, 17–13, and ultimately got off to a 4–0 start and looked poised to make a statement in the NFC. However, the team struggled later in the season. In week 8, the Rams were pounded, 44–10, by the dominant 49ers at home. Following this loss, the team could not recover, as they only won two more games for the remainder of the season. Ultimately, the Rams slumped to a 7–9 record and missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

1996 San Diego Chargers season

The 1996 San Diego Chargers season was the team's 37th, its 27th in the National Football League (NFL), and its 34th in San Diego.

The season began with the team trying to improve on their 9–7 record in 1995. It was Bobby Ross's final season as the team's head coach, as he would take the Detroit Lions' head coaching job the following year. They missed making the playoffs by one game.

Chuckie Miller

Charles Elliot "Chuckie" Miller (born May 9, 1965) is a former American football defensive back who played in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts during the 1988 - 1990 NFL season after being drafted in the 1987 NFL Draft by them in the eighth round with the 200th overall selection. Leonard Russell, 1991 NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year, is his cousin. Donovan Warren is his nephew. Miller played high school football at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California and college football for the UCLA Bruins football team.

Dave Atkins (American football)

Dave Atkins (born May 18, 1949) is a former American football running back.Atkins was the 19th pick in the 8th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He joined the San Francisco 49ers for the 1973 and 1974 seasons before moving to the San Diego Chargers for the 1975 season.After Atkins finished his pro playing career, he moved into coaching. He had spells as offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals and was the senior offensive assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons, 2005 - 2007.A longtime assistant coach, usually coaching running backs, he had various success coaching skill position players and coordinating offenses. 1986 RB Keith Byars ran for 577 yards with 1 touchdown. In 1987, Byars and FB Anthony Toney would combine to run for 899 yards with 8 touchdowns. In 1988, the same duo would combine for 1,019 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. In 1989, the tandem of Byars & Toney would be even better running for 1,034 yards and 8 touchdowns. In 1990, RB/FB Heath Sherman took over for Byars and his combination with Toney ran for 1,137 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 1992, Atkins took over the tight ends and helped Pat Beach into a solid run blocker as the team helped Herschel Walker and Heath Sherman run for a combined 1,653 yards.

Dave Atkins would join the New England Patriots for the 1993 NFL season. He would help guide Leonard Russell to 1,088 yards with 7 touchdowns.

The next year, Atkins would go to the Arizona Cardinals as their Offensive Coordinator. Despite some struggles in 1994, quarterbacks Steve Beuerlein and Jay Schroeder combined to throw for 3,055 yards with 9 touchdowns. FB Larry Centers had 647 yards receiving. The offense improved in 1995 with quarterback Dave Krieg throwing for 3,554 yards and 16 touchdowns. RB Garrison Hearst also ran for 1,070 yards with 1 touchdown and 3 players: Larry Centers, Rob Moore, and Frank Sanders finished with over 880 yards receiving.

Atkins would go to the New Orleans Saints for a single season in 1996. RB Mario Bates and FB Ray Zellars would combine to run for 1,059 yards with 8 touchdowns despite the team going 3-13 on the year.

Returning to the New Orleans Saints in 2000, Atkins would be instrumental in the development of Ricky Williams in 2000 & 2001 (1,000 yards and 8 touchdowns then 1,245 yards and 6 touchdowns) and Deuce McAllister in 2002-2004 (4,103 yards and 30 touchdowns on the ground over that 3-year span).

Before retiring, Atkins would coach with the Cleveland Browns in 2005 and 2006. He would guide Reuben Droughns to 1,232 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2005 and 758 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2006.

Glengoyne distillery

Glengoyne Distillery is a whisky distillery continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow, Scotland. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands. Located upon the Highland Line, the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, Glengoyne’s stills are in the Highlands while maturing casks of whisky rest across the road in the Lowlands. Unlike many malt whisky distilleries today, Glengoyne does not use peat smoke to dry their barley, but instead uses warm air.

Huey Richardson

Huey L. Richardson, Jr. (born February 2, 1968) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the 1990s. Richardson played college football for the University of Florida, and earned All-American honors. He was a first-round pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins and New York Jets of the NFL.

Leonard J. Russell

Leonard J. Russell (1932 – June 16, 1985) was a mayor (council chairman) of Cambridge, Massachusetts and husband of mayor Sheila Russell. Russell, a former waste disposal manager, represented traditional conservative blue collar workforce of Cambridge at the time when traditional neighborhoods were giving up to pressure from expanding universities and high technology companies.Russell joined Cambridge local politics during the 1973 municipal council election. Two years later he won the council seat, followed by re-elections in 1979, 1981 and 1983. Russell launched his career as an independent candidate on a platform for a professional city management, and joined the bi-partisan coalition that was established to elect Walter J. Sullivan as mayor. Russell remained in alliance with Sullivan and in opposition to Cambridge Civic Association for most of his tenure, although eventually Sullivan sided with CCA.

Russell was elected mayor of Cambridge in January 1984; it was his fourth attempt for a mayor's seat. At first, the city council was split, with incumbent Alfred Vellucci and three other candidates, including Russell, competing for the job; media predicted a protracted campaign like that of 1948, when it took 43 weeks to elect a candidate. Russell, this time in alliance with liberal council members, nevertheless was elected after only four weeks of debate. He was immediately involved into clashes around the firing of long-term School Superintendent William Lannon, accused of political patronage but supported by the parents; the situation temporarily defused only in the end of October and was followed by a work-to-rule action by schoolteachers in November. He also had to moderate local campaign against nerve gas testing at Arthur D. Little. In another controversial move, Russell spoke to "stop the expansion of MIT and Harvard into Cambridge's neighborhoods" and intervened against Harvard University plans, declaring his intention to take the property owned by Harvard on eminent domain terms and redevelop it into low-income public housing.Russell himself, speaking on the first anniversary of mayoral election, claimed local ordinances on human rights and on suppression of smokers to be his most important achievements of this year. The controversial smoking ordinance, enacted in July 1984, banned tobacco smoking in restaurants, except for specially designated smoking areas. Russell said, "I was in favor because people should be able to go out and enjoy a meal without being disturbed by others smoking". After his death media disclosed that Russell was already fighting cancer when elected mayor.Shortly after his death, the state of Massachusetts renamed Huron Avenue Bridge after Russell. Harvard University established six, now (2009) three Leonard Russell scholarships for local municipal employees.

Leonard Russell (disambiguation)

Leonard Russell (born 1969) is an American football player.

Leonard Russell may also refer to:

Leonard J. Russell (1932–1985), American politician; mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Leonard Russell (journalist), British journalist

Leonard Russell (journalist)

Leonard Russell was an English journalist and satirist, known for editing Press Gang! Crazy World Chronicle (London 1937), a collection of satiricle articles, supposedly real articles from British newspapers. Contributors included Russell, Cyril Connolly, Hilaire Belloc, Ronald Knox and A. G. Macdonnell.The most memorable article is by Cyril Connolly entitled 'Where Engels Fears to Tread', a mock book review which paints a brilliantly comic portrait of Brian Howard.

List of New England Patriots seasons

The New England Patriots are an American football team based in Foxborough, Massachusetts. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) East division. Originally called the Boston Patriots, the team was founded as one of eight charter members of the American Football League (AFL) in 1960 under the ownership of Billy Sullivan. The team became part of the NFL when the two leagues merged in 1970. The following year, they moved from Boston to nearby Foxborough, and changed their name to the New England Patriots.The modern NFL championship game, the Super Bowl, was founded in the 1966 season; the first four were contested between the champions of the AFL and the NFL. After the merger, the Super Bowl became the united league's championship. The Patriots made the 1963 AFL Championship Game, but struggled severely in the early years of the united league, not making the postseason until 1976. After a few good seasons including a Super Bowl appearance against a champion Bears outfit, the Patriots reached a nadir between 1989 and 1993 when they won only 19 of 80 games.

Since Bill Belichick was hired as the team's head coach in 2000, the Patriots have finished first or second in the AFC East every year except Belichick's first season, with both second-place finishes caused by tiebreakers. Over that time, they have won six Super Bowls, nine AFC Championship Games, and sixteen AFC East titles, while amassing a regular season record of 201–71. The team's quarterback over that same period, Tom Brady, has been awarded the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player four times; he is one of only five players named Super Bowl MVP more than once, and the only one named 4 times.The Patriots have won six Super Bowl championships (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, and LIII). They also played in and lost Super Bowls XX, XXXI, XLII, XLVI, and LII. During the 2007 regular season, the Patriots became the only NFL team in history to win 16 games, and the first since the 1972 Miami Dolphins (in a 14-game season) to complete the regular campaign undefeated. Belichick's Patriots are one of only two teams to win three Super Bowls in four years (the other being the Dallas Cowboys from 1993 to 1996).Overall, the Patriots have made 24 playoff appearances, one of which was before the merger. Since the merger, they have played fourteen AFC Championship Games, winning eleven of them to advance to the Super Bowl. In the Patriots' 56-year history, they have an overall regular season record of 476 wins, 383 losses, and 9 ties, plus an overall postseason record of 33 wins and 19 losses. In the 2018 NFL season, the Patriots reached their 11th Super Bowl, breaking their own record for most Super Bowl appearances by any organization of all time.

The Saturday Book

The Saturday Book was an annual miscellany, published from 1941 to 1975, reaching 34 volumes. It was edited initially by Leonard Russell and from 1952 by John Hadfield. A final compilation, The Best of the Saturday Book, was published in 1981. The publisher throughout was Hutchinson's.

The Saturday Book provided literary and artistic commentary about life in Britain during the Second World War and the ensuing decades. It covered a range of arts, including ballet and music. Many writers contributed poems as well as essays.

The very first volume totaled 444 pages, but, with paper in short supply, the length of the second was slashed to 274 pages. From the third to the 24th volumes the number fluctuated between 288 and 304 pages, but the remaining ten ran to no more than 256 pages each, with the last one dropping to 240 pages.

In 2002 Nekta Publications published What's Where in The Saturday Books: A Comprehensive Guide and Index by Peter Rowland, 154 pages long, which provides an index and guide to the whole series.

Thrilling Cities

Thrilling Cities is the title of a travelogue by the James Bond author and The Sunday Times journalist Ian Fleming. The book was first published in the UK in November 1963 by Jonathan Cape. The cities covered by Fleming were Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Naples and Monte Carlo.

Thrilling Cities was initially a series of articles Fleming wrote for The Sunday Times, based on two trips he took. The first trip was in 1959, in which he travelled around the world, and the second was in 1960, in which he drove around Europe.

The first trip was at the behest of The Sunday Times's features editor Leonard Russell; the paper's chairman, Roy Thomson, enjoyed the series so much he requested Fleming undertake a second trip. The book version includes material edited out of the original articles, as well as photographs of the various cities.

Wayne Russell

Wayne Leonard Russell (born 29 November 1967) was a Welsh football player during the 1990s and early 2000s.

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