Originally signed by Tennessee as an undrafted free agent on 5/3/00 and was waived on 8/26/00 and then signed to the Titans practice squad on 8/29/00. Signed to the active roster on 9/8/00 and again was waived by Tennessee on 10/16/01. Signed by Chicago to a futures contract on 1/10/02 and was waived on 8/26/02. Signed by Denver on 11/4/02 and played in 104 consecutive regular season games and four postseason contests for the Broncos between 2002 and 2008. Signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/12/09 as a free agent. After appearing in all 48 games and both postseason contests in three seasons, re-upped with Arizona on 3/26/12, agreeing to a three-year contract.
2011: Saw action in all 16 games, extending his consecutive games played streak to 152; the longest streak on the team and the third-longest among active NFL long snappers - 192, Justin Snow (IND) and Brian Jennings (SF) … collected two special teams tackles on the season … snapper for two game-winning FGs in OT … recorded his first special teams tackle of the season vs. StL (11/6) … collected one special teams tackle vs. Cle (12/18) … played in 170th career game @ Cin (12/24).
2010: Saw action in all 16 games for the eighth consecutive season … played in 140th career game and registered one special teams tackle in the season opener @ StL (9/12) … recorded one special teams tackle in each of the next two games: vs. Oak (9/26) and @ SD (10/3) … recorded two special teams tackles @ Min (11/7) … led team with two special teams tackles @ KC (11/21) … played in 150th career game vs. SF (11/29) … recorded one special teams tackle vs. StL (12/5); marked 50th special teams tackle of career … recorded one special teams tackle vs. Dal (12/25) … due to injuries to TEs Ben Patrick and Stephen Spach, saw significant time at TE in the season finale @ SF (1/2/11).
2009: Played in all 16 games and both postseason contests, recording a career-high 12 special teams tackles … appeared in first game as a member of the Cardinals vs. SF (9/13) … tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles and filled in at TE for the injured Stephen Spach in the fourth quarter vs. Hou (10/11) … recorded one special teams tackle @ Sea (10/18); @ NYG (10/25); vs. Car (11/1) … registered two special teams tackles vs. Sea (11/15) to establish a new single-season career high … recorded one special teams tackle in each of the next three games: @ SF (12/14); @ Det (12/20); vs. StL (12/27) … appeared in both postseason contests.2008: Served as Denver's long snapper for all 16 games ... voted by teammates as special teams captain for season opener @ OAK (9/8) ... had a streak of three consecutive games with a special teams tackle vs. TB (10/5), vs. Jax (10/12) and @ NE (10/20) ... played in his 100th consecutive game @ NYJ (11/30).
2007: Played all 16 games for the Broncos for the fifth consecutive season, performing the club’s long-snapping duties ... led Denver in tackles on punt coverage (six) ... opened the season with one special-teams stop @ Buf (9/9) ... appeared on offense for a play vs. GB (10/29) ... played his 100th pro game @ KC (11/11) ... recorded two special teams tackles vs. Min (12/30).
2006: Served as the Broncos long snapper on punts and kicks in all 16 games ... recorded his first tackle on special teams @ NE (9/24) before adding coverage tackles in consecutive weeks @ Cle (10/22) and vs. Ind (10/29) ... had one special teams tackle vs. Sea (12/3).
2005: For the third consecutive season, handled the Broncos long-snapping duties for all 16 regular-season games and recorded five special-teams tackles ... also served as the club’s long snapper in both postseason outings ... downed a punt at the five-yard line and had one special teams tackle vs. Oak (12/24) … recovered a muffed punt return by Troy Brown in the fourth quarter at the Patriots 15-yard line to set up a Denver TD in the Divisional Playoff win vs. NE (1/14).
2004: Handled the Broncos long-snapping duties for all 16 regular-season games and had three special teams tackles ... collected one tackle on special teams @ TB (10/3), @ NO (11/21) and vs. Oak (11/28) ... added one special teams tackle in Denver’s Wild Card game @ Ind (1/9)
2003: Handled the long-snapping duties in all 16 regular-season games for Denver for the first time in his career and made three special teams tackles during the year ... Denver’s long snapper for its Wild Card matchup @ Ind (1/4).
2002: Played in eight games after signing with the Broncos on 11/4 as the team’s long snapper ... played in his first game as a Bronco vs. Oak (11/11) ... with Chicago in training camp, but was waived on 8/26.
2001: Spent the first four games of the season with Tennessee before being waived on 10/16.
2000: Played in 15 games for the Titans after he was signed to their active roster from the practice squad on 9/8 ... signed to the Titans practice squad after training camp ... saw action at TE during the season ... played mostly on special teams and made one tackle @ Cin (10/8) ... recorded one kickoff return for 10 yards vs. Cle (11/19) … played on special teams in the Divisional Playoff game vs. Bal (1/7).
A two-year starter at tight end and punter at William & Mary after transferring from Boston University when the school dropped its football program ... earned first-team Walter Camp All-America honors at TE as a senior in 1999 and led the Atlantic-10 Conference in punting as a junior and senior ... registered 106 career receptions for 1,181 yards with 12 TDs ... led his conference in receptions (33) among TEs as a senior ... earned second-team All-America (AP) and second-team All-Atlantic 10 honors as a junior ... also set school single-season records for catches (58) by a TE and punting average (44.4 avg.) that season ... played 16 games in two years at Boston University and redshirted at BU in 1995.
First-team All-State selection at Jefferson Township (NJ) High School and graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder in basketball ... received a bachelor’s degree in History from William & Mary … Leach and his wife, Julie, have a son, Ryan Matthew, and a daughter, Madeline Rae, with a golden retriever, Snapper.