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Leon Bright

Date of birth
May 19, 1955

Ht: 5'9" Wt: 192 lbs.

Birthplace
Starke, FL

Hometown
Merritt Island, FL

College
Florida State University

High school
Merritt Island

Summary
Leon "Pop" Bright, Jr. (born May 19, 1955 in Starke, Florida) is a former Gridiron football player in the Canadian Football League for four years and in the National Football League for five years. Bright played running back and kickoff returner for the BC Lions from 1977-1980, the New York Giants from 1981-1983 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1984-1985. He played high school...
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Playing career
Tampa Bay BuccaneersKick Returner, Halfback, Punt Returner

New York GiantsKick Returner, Halfback, Punt Returner

BC LionsWide Receiver, Kick Returner, Punt Returner, Halfback

Trivia
  • Was selected to the BC Lions' 2004 50th Anniversary Dream Team.

Nicknames
Pop

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Oct. 25, 1981: New York Giants running back Leon Bright (45) in action against the Atlanta Falcons at Fulton County Stadium. (USA TODAY Sports Images)
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Leon Bright - BC Lions
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Added Leon Bright to the 1977 BC Lions team roster.
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Added Leon Bright to the 1978 BC Lions team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 26.
  • Set role to Wide Receiver.
  • Set role to Punt Returner.
  • Set role to Kick Returner.
Added Leon Bright to the 1979 BC Lions team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 26.
  • Set role to Wide Receiver.
  • Set role to Punt Returner.
  • Set role to Kick Returner.
Added Leon Bright to the 1980 BC Lions team roster.
  • Set uniform number to 26.
  • Set role to Wide Receiver.
  • Set role to Punt Returner.
  • Set role to Kick Returner.
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