Leon Bright

Leon Bright Jr.
Born: May 19, 1955
Starke, FL USA
Position: RB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 192
College: Florida St.
High School: Merritt Island (FL)
Career: 1977-1985

Leon Bright played from 1977 to 1985 during his career with the BC Lions, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bright ran for 345 yards in his career on 66 attempts, scoring 3 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 178 passes for 2,713 yards and 13 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1977CFL BC Lions6437.224 0
1978CFL BC Lions49022.563 1
1979CFL BC Lions273.513 0
1980CFL BC Lions111.00
1981NFL New York Giants511973.925 2
1982NFL New York Giants155.00
1983NFL New York Giants122.00
CFL1314110.863 1
NFL532043.825 2
Totals663455.263 3


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1977CFL BC Lions4581618.178 7
1978CFL BC Lions5278115.089 2
1979CFL BC Lions3656915.8106 3
1980CFL BC Lions1320415.757 1
1981NFL New York Giants2829110.436 0
1982NFL New York Giants2199.513 0
1983NFL New York Giants23316.519 0
CFL146237016.2106 13
NFL3234310.736 0
Totals178271315.2106 13

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1977CFL BC Lions2941914.4108 1
1978CFL BC Lions4049812.451 0
1979CFL BC Lions2131915.2101 2
1980CFL BC Lions4779016.893 1
1981NFL New York Giants524107.955 0
1982NFL New York Giants373258.833 0
1983NFL New York Giants171176.920 0
1984NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers231737.521 0
1985NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers1212410.329 0
CFL137202614.8108 4
NFL14111498.155 0
Totals278317511.4108 4

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1977CFL BC Lions1859633.1100 1
1978CFL BC Lions1842523.635 0
1979CFL BC Lions2782030.479 0
1980CFL BC Lions2563525.448 0
1981NFL New York Giants2548119.241 0
1982NFL New York Giants47218.020 0
1983NFL New York Giants2147522.636 0
1984NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers1630318.933 0
1985NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers1121319.447 0
CFL88247628.1100 1
NFL77154420.147 0
Totals165402024.4100 1


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1980CFL BC Lions19494.059 1
CFL19494.059 1
Totals19494.059 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1980CFL BC Lions200
1981NFL New York Giants3400
1983NFL New York Giants20000
1984NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers21000
1985NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers40000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1977CFL BC Lions071100054
1978CFL BC Lions120000018
1979CFL BC Lions032000030
1980CFL BC Lions01101000018
1981NFL New York Giants200000012

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1977CFLBC Lions15
1978CFLBC Lions15
1979CFLBC Lions11
1980CFLBC Lions15
1981NFLNew York Giants151
1982NFLNew York Giants80
1983NFLNew York Giants70
1984NFLTampa Bay Buccaneers120
1985NFLTampa Bay Buccaneers80


1977 - CFL Most Outstanding Rookie


1977 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1977 - CFL CFL West All-Star


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