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Richie Leone
P #9
Height:
6-3
Weight:
211
College:
Houston
Experience:
1

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Biography

Pro Career: Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on 5/12/14. Released on 8/25/14. Signed with Pittsburgh Steelers on 1/27/15 and was released on 5/11/15. Played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 2015-16, where was a two-time CFL All-Star. Played in 35 games and averaged 49.4 yards on 216 punts (10,671 yards) with a 39.1-yard net average while also converting 65-of-90 FGAs (72.2 percent) and scoring 247 points. Signed with Cardinals on 1/5/17.

Pro Career: Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on 5/12/14. Released on 8/25/14. Signed with Pittsburgh Steelers on 1/27/15 and was released on 5/11/15. Played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 2015-16, where was a two-time CFL All-Star. Played in 35 games and averaged 49.4 yards on 216 punts (10,671 yards) with a 39.1-yard net average while also converting 65-of-90 FGAs (72.2 percent) and scoring 247 points. Signed with Cardinals on 1/5/17.

College: A three-time semifinalist (2011-13) for the Ray Guy Award at Houston, averaged 43.1 yards per punt to close his career second on the school’s career punting average list … earned FWAA second-team All-American honors and was a second-team All-American Athletic Conference selection as a senior in 2013 … punted 73 times for an average of 43.2 yards per kick and ranked third in the nation with 34 of his 73 punts (46.6 percent) landing inside the 20 … also served as Cougars kicker for seven games, making 11-of-17 FGAs and all 32 PATs … was a first-team All-Conference USA selection as a junior when he led the conference and tied a school single-season record by averaging 45.5 yards per punt … led conference with 20 punts of 50+ yards … earned honorable mention all-conference honors in 2011, averaging 41.1 yards per kick … handled all punting and kickoff duties as a freshman in 2010.

Personal: Last name pronounced ‘lee-OWN-ee’ … attended Roswell (GA) High School where he was named to the Class 5A All-Decade Team by Georgia High School Football Daily … also a Class 5A First-Team All-State selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and participated in the GACA North-South All-Star Football Classic … averaged 46.4 yards per punt as a senior and 42.3 yards per kick as a junior … majored in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

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