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Rick Leach

Baseball player from United States of America

Richard Max "Rick" Leach (born May 4, 1957) is a former college football player and professional baseball player. He played quarterback at the University of Michigan from 1975 to 1978. Leach later played in Major League Baseball for four different teams primarily as a backup outfielder and first baseman from 1981 to 1990. In 2008, Leach was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Leach was a star quarterback at the University of Michigan from 1975 to 1978 under legendary coach Bo Schembechler. He was the first NCAA Division I FBS player to pass for 200 points and score 200 points. He continues to hold the NCAA record for highest percentage of passes for touchdowns (400-499 attempts) with 45 in 462. A left-hander, he was given the starting job before his freshman year and held it until he graduated four years later. In his freshman year, with the Big Ten championship and a berth to the 1976 Rose Bowl on the line in the Michigan-Ohio State game, Leach threw an interception that was run back to the Michigan 3-yard line by Ray Griffin and set up the winning touchdown in a 21-14 Buckeye victory. However, Leach and the Wolverines never lost to Ohio State again in his career. One of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1957-05-04
Place of birth
Ann Arbor
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Baseball player

Education

Institution From To
University of Michigan

Athlete facts

Sports
Baseball,American football

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