Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Jim LeClair

Jim LeClair

Details

  • Position: Linebacker
  • School: North Dakota
  • High School: South St. Paul, MN (South St. Paul HS)
  • Years: 1970-1971
  • Inducted: 1999
  • Place of Birth: St. Paul, MN
  • Date of Birth: Oct 30, 1950
  • Jersey Number: 54
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 245

Member Biography

Jim LeClair had a banner year in 1971. He made the Little All-America team picked by the Associated Press and the College Division All-America picked by the American Football Coaches Association. He was a linebacker who covered a wide territory. He was credited with 187 tackles, three interceptions, four fumble recoveries, 11 forced fumbles, and 20 tackles for loss. His school, North Dakota, won the North Central Conference championship. LeClair was named the conference Most Valuable Player. LeClair played 12 years in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals 1972-83 and two years in the U.S. Football League with the New Jersey Generals 1984-85. He was head football coach at Mayville State in 1986-88. Following that he operated an insurance agency in Mayville, North Dakota.