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Richie
Leone
#13 Kicker
Richie
Leone
#13 Kicker
Height 6'3
Weight 211 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-03-10 (27)
Born Roswell, GA
School Houston
Status AMER
Punts 109
Punting Average 48.8
Net Yards 4257
Longest 77

Richie Leone is a Kicker currently playing for the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

Born: March 10, 1992 – Roswell, GA
Years as a Lion: 2nd  Years in CFL: 2nd   Status: International
Career Games: 35   Playoffs: 3    Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
Richie originally signed with the Lions in October 2014 during the CFL’s annual practice roster expansion period. He rejoined the club on the eve of training camp 2015 following his release from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Highlights:LIONS_STAMPS
2016: Another spectacular season as the CFL’s top punter, Richie was a dominant force for the club’s special teams unit. Leading the CFL in both punting average (49.3 yards) and net punting (36.9), he was an easy choice as the West Division and CFL’s top punter for a second year.

Richie also handled the club’s placekicking duties and averaged 65.0 yards per kickoff. He was good on 35 of 51 field goal attempts and 25 of 30 converts.

 

2015: Richie was the Lions’ placekicker and punter for all but one regular season game in 2015. He notched a total of 130 points on the year going 30 of 39 on field goal attempts including a 56-yard effort against Saskatchewan to set new club record. Richie’s strongest numbers came in the punting game where led the league with a 49.5-yard average and a 38.3-yard average net. The lofty totals earned him a CFL and West Division All-Star selection.


2014: 
Richie was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens in May of 2014. He was waived in training camp that year and later joined the BC Lions during the CFL’s annual practice roster expansion period.

 

Kudos:
CFL All-Star: 2016, 2015
West Division All-Star: 2016, 2015

 

IMG_3125College:
2010-2013: Richie enjoyed a standout career at the University of Houston where he appeared in 51 games over four seasons for the Cougars. He finished his career in 2013 as Houston’s second-best all-time punter with a 43.1 career average.

 

Richie’s steady play resulted in three-consecutive Ray Guy semi-finalist selections from 2011 to 2013. As a senior, he 16 punts travel more than 50 yards, including four over 60 yards. He also served as the team’s kickoff specialist, sending 37 of his 78 kickoffs (47.4 percent) out for touchbacks.

 

As a junior in 2012, Richie was an All-Conference USA selection after punting 60 times for 2,730 yards. The lofty totals also tied a Houston single-season record with an average punt of 45.5 yards.

 

Personal:

Richie started playing football when he was just eight years old, and counts signing his first NFL contract as his most memorable football moment thus far. When he not training or playing, Richie likes to spend his down time golfing and cooking, and counts Shawshank Redemption as his favourite movie.

 

The University of Houston alum majored in Marketing with a minor in Economics in college and plans to work in travel when his football days are behind him. He resides in Roswell in the off season.

Seasons

Punting

YEAR TEAM GP NO NET YDS GROSS YDS AVG LG
2015
BC 17 119 4868 5893 49.5 83
2016
BC 18 97 3581 4778 49.3 78
2018
OTT 18 124 4643 5755 46.4 65
2019
OTT 15 109 4257 5319 48.8 77
Total
68 449 17349 21745 48.4 303

Kicking

YEAR TEAM GP FGM FGA % LG C1 M C1 A PTS
2015
BC 17 30 39 76.9 56 27 38 117
2016
BC 18 35 51 68.6 52 25 30 130
2018
OTT 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019
OTT 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
68 65 90 72.2 56 52 68 247

Game Log

Punting

DATE WEEK OPP NO NET YDS GROSS YDS AVG LG
06-15
1 CGY 7 301 393 56.1 75
06-20
2 SSK 6 223 304 50.7 64
07-05
4 WPG 6 255 311 51.8 59
07-13
5 MTL 5 225 283 56.6 58
07-19
6 WPG 12 446 578 48.2 75
07-25
7 CGY 4 138 200 50.0 54
08-02
8 MTL 8 273 371 46.4 59
08-09
9 EDM 7 255 328 46.9 64
08-17
10 HAM 11 385 479 43.5 57
08-24
11 SSK 6 275 305 50.8 65
09-07
13 TOR 5 220 229 45.8 56
09-13
14 BC 9 349 429 47.7 60
09-21
15 BC 7 288 365 52.1 77
09-28
16 EDM 10 394 481 48.1 58
10-11
18 TOR 6 230 263 43.8 52
Total
109 4257 5319 49.2 933

Kicking

DATE WEEK OPP FGM FGA % LG C1 M C1 A PTS
06-15
1 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-20
2 SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-05
4 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-13
5 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-19
6 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-25
7 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-02
8 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-09
9 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-17
10 HAM 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-24
11 SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-07
13 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-13
14 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-21
15 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-28
16 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-11
18 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0