Former Bills DB rising up the coaching ranks
The University of Wisconsin has promoted former NFL safety Jim Leonhard to fill its defensive coordinator vacancy. Leonhard, who’s just 34, was playing in the NFL two seasons ago. He coached Wisconsin’s defensive backs last season.
After entering the league as an undrafted free agent, Leonhard played 10 NFL seasons as safety, punt returner and kick cover man. He retired quietly after posting two interceptions and a sack in 16 games for the Browns in 2014.
He played four seasons with the Bills over two different stints, three with the Jets and one each with the Ravens, Broncos and Browns. He had 14 interceptions in 142 career games, 73 starts. He also had two playoff interceptions and a career average of 9.2 yards per punt return.
He was known as a student of the game and was beloved by former Jets and Bills HC Rex Ryan. He will certainly help the Badger defense learn the game the right way and will help with recruiting, because who wouldn’t want to play for Leonhard?https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/former-bills-db-rising-up-the-coaching-ranks/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/a-9.jpg?fit=380%2C550&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/a-9.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC EastBig TenBuffalo BillsNCAAFNFLRecent Posts#Bills,Buffalo Bills,Jim Leonard,NFL,Wisconsin BadgersThe University of Wisconsin has promoted former NFL safety Jim Leonhard to fill its defensive coordinator vacancy. Leonhard, who’s just 34, was playing in the NFL two seasons ago. He coached Wisconsin’s defensive backs last season. After entering the league as an undrafted free agent, Leonhard played 10 NFL seasons...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk