Earl Leggett


High School Career

Robert E. Lee High School, Jacksonville, FL (1949-1951)
Hinds High School, Raymond, MS (1951-1952)

• All City Tackle, Florida All Star Game


College Career

Hinds Junior College, Raymond, MS (1953-1954)

• On winning team in “Junior Rose Bowl” played in Pasadena, California (1954)

• Overall Team Record of 18-0-1

LSU (1955-1956)

• First Team All SEC Tackle (1955)


Professional Career

Chicago Bears (1957-1965)

• Drafted 1st round by Chicago Bears (NFL) in 1957

• NFL Western Conference Champions (’63)

• NFL Champions (’63)

Los Angeles Rams (1966)
New Orleans Saints (1967-1968)


Coaching Career

• Head Football Coach, Hinds Junior College (1970-1971)

• Defensive Line/Linebacker Coach, Nicholls State University (1971-1972)

• Defensive Line Coach, Texas Christian University (1972-1974)

• Defensive Coordinator, Southern California Sun, WFL (1974-1976)

• Defensive Line Coach, Seatle Seahawks (1976-1977)

• Defensive Line Coach, San Francisco 49ers (1978)

• Defensive Line Coach, Oakland Raiders – won Super Bowl XV in 1981 (1980-1982)

• Defensive Live Coach, Los Angeles Raiders – won Super Bowl XVIII in 1984 (1983-1988)

• Defensive Line Coach, Denver Broncos – lost Super Bowl XXIV in 1990 (1989-1990)

• Defensive Line Coach, Los Angeles Raiders (1991-1992)

• Defensive Line Coach, New York Giants (1993-1997)

• Defensive Line Coach, Washington Redskins (1997-2000)


Hall of Fame Memberships

• Hinds Community College Hall of Fame (1985)

• Jacksonville, Florida Sports Hall of Fame (1986)

• National Junior College Sports Hall of Fame (1996)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2002)


Did You Know?

During his lengthy NFL coaching career, Earl Leggett coached several All-Pro players, including Howie Long and Lyle Alzado.

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