8 Scott Leach

Scott Leach Ohio State
usa United States
White Plains, NY
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986

Post-OSU Update: Scott Leach was selected in the ninth round (234th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. Leach played only three games in his career, all in 1987. He had an interception and 1.5 sacks in those games. Leach also played in the CFL, but injuries derailed his career. After football, Leach has worked in social services and community outreach programs, as well as serving as a deacon in his church. (updated: Apr. 2023)

Jersey #: 8 (1983-86), 83 (1982)

Major: Recreation Education (1984-86), Industrial Technology (1983), Business Management (1982)

Weight: 221 (1986), 214 (1985), 200 (1984), 190 (1983), 185 (1982)

1986 Media Guide: Member of the specialty teams in 1983 and ’84 and was a reserve linebacker last season … an inspirational athlete who plays with great emotion … moved to linebacker at Ohio State to take advantage of his tackling ability (came to OSU as a safety).

1985: Played in all 12 games for a total of 76.5 minutes … made 34 tackles.

1985 Media Guide: One of the hardest hitters in the Buckeye secondary … may be moved to an inside linebacker position to take advantage of his speed and tackling ability … bench presses over 300 pounds.

1984: Lettered as a reserve defensive back and member of the specialty teams … an inspirational player who made 18 tackles, caused three fumbles with hard tackles and broke up one pass.

1983: A member of the specialty teams and a reserve in the secondary in 1983 … one of the hardest hitters in the secondary … figures to see considerable action either as a starter or as a top replacement.

1983 Media Guide: Played halfback and tight end on offense in high school, but prefers defense … had surgery in March of 1983, so he missed all of spring drills … remains a question to the Buckeye football staff.

1982: Injured his knee and missed the entire 1982 season at Ohio State … surgery was performed in March, 1983.

1982 Media Guide: Has an ideal build for a defensive back.

High School: Was named Connecticut Co-Player of the Year as a senior … an all-state safety … attended Bassick High in Bridgeport … intercepted seven passes and blocked two punts his senior year ,,, captained his high school football and track teams … played some halfback on offense but prefers defense.

Personal: Admires Tim Fox and Jack Lambert … from a family of five.



SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
1984Ohio State120189900003000100
1985Ohio State12234161813000000000
1986Ohio State123632439520181100400