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Leon Washington
Leon Washington, a star Running Back out of Florida State would have significant rushes professionally, but it was as a Return Specialist where he would achieve his greatest success.  He would make two trips to the Pro Bowl as a Returner, and in 2008 he would lead the NFL in All Purpose Yards and was named the NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year.

Leon Washington shares a record with Josh Cribbs as they are tied with the most Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns with eight.  Like we suggested with Cribbs, this record seems safe with the new rules in the return game.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Running Back
  • Played For: New York Jets, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans
  • College: Florida State
  • Drafted: Drafted in the 4th Round, 117th Overall in 2006
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (2) (2008 & 2012)
    First Team All Pro Selection (1) (2008)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (1) (2010)
    NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (1) (2008)
    Most All Purpose Yards (1) (2008)
    Most Return Yards (1) (2011)
    Super Bowl Rings (None) 
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: All Purpose Yards (4) (2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Returns (5) (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2014)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Return Yards (4) (2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Kick Return (5) (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Returns (2) (2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (3) (2008, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (2) (2010 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Returns (5) (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Return Yards (5) (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 10.  Kick Return Yards: 7,553
    11.  Return Yards: 9,346
    12.  Kick Returns: 492
    18.  Returns: 473
    35.  Yards per Kick Return: 25.9
    45.  Punt Return Yards: 1,793

Should Leon Washington be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 33.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 33.3%
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