- Position: Halfback
- School: Virginia Military
- High School: Lexington, VA (Lexington HS)
- Years: 1917, 1919-1920
- Inducted: 1956
- Place of Birth: Collierville, VA
- Date of Birth: Apr 13, 1897
- Place of Death: Hamden, CT
- Date of Death: Aug 16, 1951
- Height: 5-8
- Weight: 155
Member BiographyJimmy Leech was on the team at Virginia Military Institute in
1917. He left to join the Marine Corps and was a lieutenant in
World War I. Leech returned for the 1919 and 1920 seasons.
In 1920 he made 26 touchdowns and drop-kicked extra
points and field goals. His 210 points led the nation. VMI
won all nine games, whipping major foes such as Pennsylvania
27-7, Virginia 22-6, North Carolina 23-0, and North Carolina
State 14-0. VMI out-scored its nine opponents 431-20.
Leech, 5-8 and 155-pounds, captained the football and
basketball teams, played on the baseball teams, and also
excelled in swimming and tennis. He was born April 13, 1897,
in Collierville, Virginia; he died August 16, 1951, in Hamden,
Connecticut, where he headed an insurance agency.