Two years removed from the NFL, Jim Leonhard now Wisconsin’s DC

Former NFL safety Jim Leonhard played the final game of his career with the Cleveland Browns back in late December of 2014. Just over two years after he retired following a solid 10-year career as a player, Leonhard is now being tasked with running the Wisconsin defense. Leonhard’s rise to defensive coordinator at a major college program is absolutely shocking. He has one year...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fast rise: Jim Leonhard named Wisconsin defensive coordinator

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…
Via Pro Football Talk
23 days ago

Report: Ex-Wisconsin S Jim Leonhard returning as DBs coach

According to reports, the Wisconsin Badgers will be bringing back a familiar face to patrol the sidelines as a member of the team’s coaching staff. Per reports from Rivals and Football Scoop, former Badgers safety Jim Leonhard is set to return to his alma mater as the defensive backs coach on head coach Paul Chryst’s staff. Rivals was first on the report. Have not confirmed...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NFL safety Jim Leonhard returns to alma mater as Wisconsin's new secondary coach

Former NFL safety Jim Leonhard is returning to his alma mater to be the Wisconsin Badgers' new secondary coach, the school confirmed Saturday. "I'm very appreciative to have Jim join our coaching staff," head coach Paul Chryst said. "I'm excited for our players and coaches to be able to work with him and learn from him. What makes Jim special is his desire to teach, to help young...
Via FOX Sports
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Leonhard officially announced as new DB coach for Badgers

From walk-on to legend and a decade-long NFL career – few can rival the story of former Badger great Jim Leonhard. However, that story will have a new chapter as Saturday morning the Badgers made official what was rumored on Friday night — Leonhard will be the new defensive backs coach at the University of Wisconsin. He’ll take the place of Daronte Jones, who left for a position...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Could S Jim Leonhard rejoin the Buffalo Bills

From around the NFL this morning…It looks like free agent safety Jim Leonhard is not quite ready to sail off into retirement. reported that Leonhard is open to offers. “I’ve told a lot of people, the door is closed, but it’s not locked,” Leonhard told Alex Marvez and Kirk Morrison of SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. “It would definitely take a very unique offer...
Via cover32
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns sign veteran S Jim Leonhard to contract

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland has signed safety Jim Leonhard, making the Browns the fifth different NFL team in the nine-year veteran's career. The Browns confirmed the signing Wednesday after Leonhard wrote on Twitter that, "It's official, I just signed my 8th NFL contract to become a part of the Cleveland Browns. (hash)dawgpound." Leonhard, 31, was with Buffalo last year where...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns sign Jim Leonhard

  Jim Leonhard announced on Twitter that he has signed with the Cleveland Browns.  He has played in nine NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, and Denver Broncos.  He is 31-years old and played college football at the University of Wisconsin.  He is very familiar with Mike Pettine’s defense because of his multiple years playing in his system with...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Sign Veteran S Jim Leonhard

  Veteran S Jim Leonhard announced via his Twitter account Wednesday that he has signed a contract with the Browns. It’s official, I just signed my 8th NFL contract to become a part of the Cleveland Browns. #dawgpound — Jim Leonhard (@jimleonhard) July 30, 2014 Leonhard, 31, had previously mentioned that he had spoken to NFL teams including the Packers about potential opportunities...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent S Jim Leonhard Has Spoken To NFL Including The Packers This Offseason

  Free agent S Jim Leonhard mentioned in an interview with WQOW in Eau Claire on Friday that he has spoken to a few NFL teams including the Packers regarding a potential opportunity, but nothing has progressed all that far up to this point. “It would mean a lot, but we’ve had a lot of conversations with teams, Green Bay being one of them,” said Leonhard, via CheeseheadTV...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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