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Vonta Leach
FB #44
Height:
6-0
Weight:
260
College:
East Carolina
Hometown:
Rowland, NC
Experience:
11
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 146 35 0.2 93 2.7 0.6 3 6 17 48.6 0 0 0
2013 BAL 16 11 0.7 23 2.1 1.4 0 6 3 27.3 0 0 0
2012 BAL 16 9 0.6 32 3.6 2 1 6 3 33.3 0 0 0
2011 BAL 16 12 0.8 35 2.9 2.2 0 6 9 75 0 0 0
2010 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 HOU 16 1 0.1 1 1 0.1 1 1T 1 100 0 0 0
2007 HOU 16 2 0.1 2 1 0.1 1 1T 1 50 0 0 0
2006 HOU 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 GB 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 GB 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 146 123 796 6.5 5.5 26 5 5 0 34 2
2013 BAL 16 11 47 4.3 2.9 12 1 0 0 3 0
2012 BAL 16 21 143 6.8 8.9 18 0 0 0 7 0
2011 BAL 16 15 69 4.6 4.3 11 0 0 0 3 0
2010 HOU 16 8 91 11.4 5.7 21 0 1 0 3 0
2009 HOU 16 20 155 7.8 9.7 26 1 2 0 5 0
2008 HOU 16 12 103 8.6 6.4 22 0 2 0 2 0
2007 HOU 16 25 108 4.3 6.8 15 2 0 0 6 2
2006 HOU 11 6 61 10.2 5.5 19 1 0 0 5 0
2006 NO 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 1 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2005 GB 16 5 19 3.8 1.2 9 0 0 0 0 0
2004 GB 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 146 33 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 BAL 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 16 8 6 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 HOU 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 HOU 16 7 6 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 HOU 16 5 4 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 HOU 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 GB 16 4 1 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 GB 6 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 146 3 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2013 BAL 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 HOU 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2008 HOU 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2007 HOU 16 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2006 HOU 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 NO 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 GB 16 -- -- 0 2 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 GB 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 146 16 191 11.9 26 0 2 0 0 1
2013 BAL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 2 29 14.5 15 0 0 0 0 0
2010 HOU 16 3 40 13.3 26 0 1 0 0 0
2009 HOU 16 2 23 11.5 15 0 0 0 0 0
2008 HOU 16 3 34 11.3 15 0 0 0 0 0
2007 HOU 16 2 26 13 14 0 0 0 0 0
2006 HOU 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 GB 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 GB 16 3 39 13 20 0 1 0 0 0
2004 GB 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions
Vonta Leach re-signed with the Ravens (two-year deal) on 7/30/13...Waived by Baltimore on 6/11/13...Signed with Baltimore as an unrestricted free agent on 8/2/11...Signed by the Texans on 10/9/06...Originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on 4/30/04.

Honors
• Three-time Pro Bowler (2010-12)
• Pro Bowl Alternate (2008)
• Associated Press first-team All-Pro (2011)
• First-team All-Pro (2010 and 2011)
• Pro Football Weekly Midseason All-Pro (2011)
• Sports Illustrated (Peter King) first-team All-Pro (2011)

Career
• Lead blocker for RB Ray Rice, who led the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,068) and ranked second in rushing (1,364 yards) in 2011
• Established career highs with 4 carries at Cle. (12/4/11) and 14 rushing yards (on 3 carries) vs. Ind. (12/11/11)
• Paved the way for the Texans to rush for 8,636 yards and 74 TDs in his five seasons in Houston (2006-10)
• Lead blocker for NFL’s leading rusher, RB Arian Foster, in 2010 (1,616 rushing yards and a league-leading 16 TDs)

2012: (with Baltimore – 16/13, 4/2) Named to his third-straight Pro Bowl after helping the Ravens score the most points (398) in franchise history and gain the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco and 1,143 yards and 9 TDs rushing by RB Ray Rice...Carried the ball 9 times for 32 yards and a TD and also hauled in 21 passes (second-most in his career) for 143 yards
• Started and helped the offense post a season-high 533 yards (224 rushing and 309 passing), the third-highest output in team history, in the 33-14 victory in game 15 vs. NYG (12/23)...Also helped two backs rush for 100 yards in the same game (Ray Rice - 107 and Bernard Pierce - 123) for the second time in franchise history (Le’Ron McClain - 139 and Willis McGahee - 108 on 12/20/08 at Dal.)
• Started and helped the Ravens gain 443 yards, including 127 rushing (97 by RB Ray Rice), in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)
• Helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 121 yards and 1 TD, including 101 by Rice, in the 31-30 victory in game 3 vs. NE (9/23)...The Ravens produced 503 total yards (fourth-most in franchise history)
• Carried the ball 1 time, scoring a 5-yard TD, and had 1 reception for 6 yards in game 2 at Phi. (9/16)
• Totaled 6 receptions for 31 yards and carried the ball 5 times for 15 yards, helping the Ravens average 410.3 yards per game during the postseason...Also protected QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to become the second player in NFL history (Joe Montana) to throw 11 TDs and no INTs during the playoffs
• Started and helped the Ravens produce a postseason franchise-record 479 yards, including helping QB Joe Flacco post playoff franchise records in passing yards (331) and passing TDs (3) in the 38-35 double-overtime win in the Divisional game at Den. (1/12/13)...Ravens also had 155 yards and 1 TD rushing
• Helped the Ravens record 439 yards of total offense, including 170 rushing yards on 32 rushing attempts (5.3 avg.), in the 24-9 victory in the Wild Card game vs. Ind. (1/6/13)...Also carried the ball 1 time for 2 yards for his first-career postseason TD

2011: (with Baltimore – 16/16, 2/2) Named as a starter to the Pro Bowl after helping RB Ray Rice lead the NFL with 2,068 combined yards from scrimmage (including a career-high 1,364 yards and 12 TDs rushing)...Rice also established a new franchise-record with 15 total TDs...Leach produced a career-high 12 rushes for 35 yards and pulled in 15 receptions for 69 yards
• Established career highs with 4 carries for 12 yards in the 24-10 victory in game 12 at Cle. (12/4)...Also helped open holes, allowing the Ravens to rush for 290 yards (third most in franchise history), including a career-high 204 yards by RB Ray Rice (fourth most in franchise history)
• Started his 50th-career game and helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to rush for 63 yards and a career-high 3 TDs in the 30-27 victory in game 7 vs. Ari. (10/30)
• Helped open holes, allowing the Ravens to rush for 113 yards (101 by Ray Rice) and 2 TDs in the 29-14 victory in game 5 vs. Hou. (10/16)...Also posted career highs with 2 carries for 5 yards and had a KOR for 14 yards against the Texans
• Helped pave the way for the Ravens to produce a franchise-record 553 total yards, including 168 on the ground, in the 37-7 victory in game 3 at STL (9/25)...Also pulled in 3 receptions for 11 yards against the Rams
• Played in his 100th-career game and had 1 reception for 4 yards in game 2 at Ten. (9/18)
• Started his first game as a Raven and helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 170 yards on 31 attempts (5.5 avg.) and a TD in the 35-7 victory in the season opener vs. Pit. (9/11)
• Started both playoff games and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to set then-postseason career highs with 482 yards (36-of-63 passing), 4 TDs and a 96.1 QB rating

2010: (with Houston – 16/5) Lead blocker for NFL’s leading rusher (Arian Foster - 1,616 rushing yards), who also led the league in rushing TDs (16)...Pulled in 8 receptions for 91 yards
• Caught a pass for 21 yards and made 1 special teams tackle in game 12 at Phi. (12/2)
• Paved the way for Texans RBs to run for 249 yards on 36 carries in game 4 at Oak. (10/3)
• Led the way for Foster to set franchise records with 231 rushing yards and 3 TDs in game 1 vs. Ind. (9/12)

2009: (with Houston – 16/4) Paved the way for the Texans to rush for 1,475 yards and 13 TDs...Also caught 20 passes for a career-high 155 yards and 1 TD
• Made 1 reception for 14 yards as well as recording 2 KORs for 23 yards in game 10 vs. Ten. (11/23)
• Saw action at FB and had 3 receptions for 31 yards in game 5 at Ari. (10/11)

2008: (with Houston – 16/12) Caught 12 passes for 103 yards and carried 1 time for a 1-yard TD...Helped clear defenders for rookie RB Steve Slaton, who rushed for a then-team-record 1,282 rushing yards
• Caught 3 passes for a career-high 48 yards in game 13 at GB (12/7)
• Caught 1 pass for 5 yards and helped lead the way for Slaton to rush for his first-career 100-yard game in game 2 at Ten. (9/21)

2007: (with Houston – 16/12) Recorded career highs with 25 receptions and 2 TDs (totaling 108 yards) and recorded 2 rushes for 2 yards and 1 TD
• Rushed for his first-career TD and caught a 3-yard pass in game 14 vs. Den. (12/13)
• Netted a career-high 5 receptions for 26 yards in game 2 at Car. (9/16)

2006: (with Green Bay/New Orleans/Houston – 12/5) Played in 11 games (four starts) for Houston and one game (which he started) for the Packers...Was inactive for two games while with the Saints...Totaled 6 catches for 61 yards and his first-career TD
• Had 3 catches for 18 yards and his first-caerer TD in game 15 vs. Ind. (12/24)
• Saw his first significant playing time as the Texans’ running game totaled 129 yards in game 12 at Oak. (12/3)

2005: (with Green Bay – 16/5) Posted 5 catches for 19 yards, 5 tackles on special teams and also had 3 KORs for 39 yards
• Made his first-career start and posted his first NFL reception (good for 5 yards) in game 2 vs. Cle. (9/18)

2004: (with Green Bay – 6/0, 1/0) Spent the first 10 weeks of the season on the Packers’ practice squad before being signed to the active roster on 11/29
• Saw action from scrimmage and on special teams (posting 2 tackles) in game 16 at Chi. (1/2/05)
• Made his NFL debut, posting 1 special teams tackle in game 11 vs. STL (11/29)

College: Played his first two collegiate seasons as a LB and his final two as a FB, earning letters all four years (2000-03)…Capped his senior season by earning the Gray team’s offensive MVP at the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic, where he carried 5 times for 28 yards and caught 3 passes for 27 yards…Played in all 12 games as a reserve LB in 2001 and notched 32 tackles, including 3 TFL, and 2 sacks.

High School, Personal: Lettered four years in football and three times each in basketball and track at South Robeson (Rowland, NC) HS…Played LB (recorded 138 tackles as an All-State senior) and FB, rushing for 4,615 yards and 75 TDs for the Mustangs…Earned Player of the Year honors from Guru magazine and twice was named team MVP...Full name: Terzell Vonta Leach...Name is pronounced: von-TAY.

Community: Established in 2009, the Vonta Leach Foundation was created as a way to give back to the community and to showcase the positive lifestyles and contributions of professional athletes...The foundation is committed to creating innovative programs that provide access to educational, recreational and healthy living initiatives designed to positively aid in the development of youth…Since coming to the Ravens, Leach has expanded his charitable efforts to Baltimore and its surrounding areas…Foundation programs include youth football camps, academic camps, ticket programs and holiday events…In 2012, Leach became a representative for United Way’s TEAM NFL, a group of NFL players committed to helping United Way in its effort to recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors...Joined United Way for the Youth Empowerment Summit held in Washington D.C., identifying opportunities to improve the academic success of American students (June 2012)...Attended the United Way all access event, supporting literacy initiatives by encouraging participants to volunteer and read to local children (Oct. 2012)...Additionally, held his first Shoot for a Cure Celebrity Billiards Tournament, to help provide financial support for breast cancer screenings and prevention services for underserved individuals in Baltimore and surrounding areas...Hosted the eighth annual Holiday Helpers event and coordinated teammates to serve as personal shoppers for more than 50 Baltimore-area underprivileged children...Involved with promoting Play 60, the NFL movement for an active generation, by participating in an assembly at Stoneleigh Elementary School, winner of the NFL Super School title in the Baltimore area, and the kickoff assembly for the Play 60 Challenge held at Dundalk Middle School...Continued to support the Ravens’ and his teammates’ charitable work, including Ray Rice Day, the Ed Reed Flag Football Classic and Family Fun Day, the Lardarius Webb Charity Bowling Classic, the Anquan Boldin Foundation Fundraiser Dinner, James Ihedigbo’s Celebrity Dinner benefit for HOPE Africa, the LaQuan Williams Need to Feed, the ACT Auction Party and A Purple Evening, the Ravens annual women’s event at M&T Bank Stadium...Presented with the 2013 Children’s Museum of Wilmington (NC) Great Friends to Kids award for his work in the North Carolina community.

Download 2011 Bio Update Transactions
Vonta Leach re-signed with the Ravens (two-year deal) on 7/30/13...Waived by Baltimore on 6/11/13...Signed with Baltimore as an unrestricted free agent on 8/2/11...Signed by the Texans on 10/9/06...Originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on 4/30/04.

Honors
• Three-time Pro Bowler (2010-12)
• Pro Bowl Alternate (2008)
• Associated Press first-team All-Pro (2011)
• First-team All-Pro (2010 and 2011)
• Pro Football Weekly Midseason All-Pro (2011)
• Sports Illustrated (Peter King) first-team All-Pro (2011)

Career
• Lead blocker for RB Ray Rice, who led the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,068) and ranked second in rushing (1,364 yards) in 2011
• Established career highs with 4 carries at Cle. (12/4/11) and 14 rushing yards (on 3 carries) vs. Ind. (12/11/11)
• Paved the way for the Texans to rush for 8,636 yards and 74 TDs in his five seasons in Houston (2006-10)
• Lead blocker for NFL’s leading rusher, RB Arian Foster, in 2010 (1,616 rushing yards and a league-leading 16 TDs)

2012: (with Baltimore – 16/13, 4/2) Named to his third-straight Pro Bowl after helping the Ravens score the most points (398) in franchise history and gain the second-most total yards (5,640) in team history (5,723 in 1996), including a career-high 3,817 passing yards by QB Joe Flacco and 1,143 yards and 9 TDs rushing by RB Ray Rice...Carried the ball 9 times for 32 yards and a TD and also hauled in 21 passes (second-most in his career) for 143 yards
• Started and helped the offense post a season-high 533 yards (224 rushing and 309 passing), the third-highest output in team history, in the 33-14 victory in game 15 vs. NYG (12/23)...Also helped two backs rush for 100 yards in the same game (Ray Rice - 107 and Bernard Pierce - 123) for the second time in franchise history (Le’Ron McClain - 139 and Willis McGahee - 108 on 12/20/08 at Dal.)
• Started and helped the Ravens gain 443 yards, including 127 rushing (97 by RB Ray Rice), in the 16-13 overtime victory in game 11 at SD (11/25)
• Helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 121 yards and 1 TD, including 101 by Rice, in the 31-30 victory in game 3 vs. NE (9/23)...The Ravens produced 503 total yards (fourth-most in franchise history)
• Carried the ball 1 time, scoring a 5-yard TD, and had 1 reception for 6 yards in game 2 at Phi. (9/16)
• Totaled 6 receptions for 31 yards and carried the ball 5 times for 15 yards, helping the Ravens average 410.3 yards per game during the postseason...Also protected QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to become the second player in NFL history (Joe Montana) to throw 11 TDs and no INTs during the playoffs
• Started and helped the Ravens produce a postseason franchise-record 479 yards, including helping QB Joe Flacco post playoff franchise records in passing yards (331) and passing TDs (3) in the 38-35 double-overtime win in the Divisional game at Den. (1/12/13)...Ravens also had 155 yards and 1 TD rushing
• Helped the Ravens record 439 yards of total offense, including 170 rushing yards on 32 rushing attempts (5.3 avg.), in the 24-9 victory in the Wild Card game vs. Ind. (1/6/13)...Also carried the ball 1 time for 2 yards for his first-career postseason TD

2011: (with Baltimore – 16/16, 2/2) Named as a starter to the Pro Bowl after helping RB Ray Rice lead the NFL with 2,068 combined yards from scrimmage (including a career-high 1,364 yards and 12 TDs rushing)...Rice also established a new franchise-record with 15 total TDs...Leach produced a career-high 12 rushes for 35 yards and pulled in 15 receptions for 69 yards
• Established career highs with 4 carries for 12 yards in the 24-10 victory in game 12 at Cle. (12/4)...Also helped open holes, allowing the Ravens to rush for 290 yards (third most in franchise history), including a career-high 204 yards by RB Ray Rice (fourth most in franchise history)
• Started his 50th-career game and helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to rush for 63 yards and a career-high 3 TDs in the 30-27 victory in game 7 vs. Ari. (10/30)
• Helped open holes, allowing the Ravens to rush for 113 yards (101 by Ray Rice) and 2 TDs in the 29-14 victory in game 5 vs. Hou. (10/16)...Also posted career highs with 2 carries for 5 yards and had a KOR for 14 yards against the Texans
• Helped pave the way for the Ravens to produce a franchise-record 553 total yards, including 168 on the ground, in the 37-7 victory in game 3 at STL (9/25)...Also pulled in 3 receptions for 11 yards against the Rams
• Played in his 100th-career game and had 1 reception for 4 yards in game 2 at Ten. (9/18)
• Started his first game as a Raven and helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 170 yards on 31 attempts (5.5 avg.) and a TD in the 35-7 victory in the season opener vs. Pit. (9/11)
• Started both playoff games and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to set then-postseason career highs with 482 yards (36-of-63 passing), 4 TDs and a 96.1 QB rating

2010: (with Houston – 16/5) Lead blocker for NFL’s leading rusher (Arian Foster - 1,616 rushing yards), who also led the league in rushing TDs (16)...Pulled in 8 receptions for 91 yards
• Caught a pass for 21 yards and made 1 special teams tackle in game 12 at Phi. (12/2)
• Paved the way for Texans RBs to run for 249 yards on 36 carries in game 4 at Oak. (10/3)
• Led the way for Foster to set franchise records with 231 rushing yards and 3 TDs in game 1 vs. Ind. (9/12)

2009: (with Houston – 16/4) Paved the way for the Texans to rush for 1,475 yards and 13 TDs...Also caught 20 passes for a career-high 155 yards and 1 TD
• Made 1 reception for 14 yards as well as recording 2 KORs for 23 yards in game 10 vs. Ten. (11/23)
• Saw action at FB and had 3 receptions for 31 yards in game 5 at Ari. (10/11)

2008: (with Houston – 16/12) Caught 12 passes for 103 yards and carried 1 time for a 1-yard TD...Helped clear defenders for rookie RB Steve Slaton, who rushed for a then-team-record 1,282 rushing yards
• Caught 3 passes for a career-high 48 yards in game 13 at GB (12/7)
• Caught 1 pass for 5 yards and helped lead the way for Slaton to rush for his first-career 100-yard game in game 2 at Ten. (9/21)

2007: (with Houston – 16/12) Recorded career highs with 25 receptions and 2 TDs (totaling 108 yards) and recorded 2 rushes for 2 yards and 1 TD
• Rushed for his first-career TD and caught a 3-yard pass in game 14 vs. Den. (12/13)
• Netted a career-high 5 receptions for 26 yards in game 2 at Car. (9/16)

2006: (with Green Bay/New Orleans/Houston – 12/5) Played in 11 games (four starts) for Houston and one game (which he started) for the Packers...Was inactive for two games while with the Saints...Totaled 6 catches for 61 yards and his first-career TD
• Had 3 catches for 18 yards and his first-caerer TD in game 15 vs. Ind. (12/24)
• Saw his first significant playing time as the Texans’ running game totaled 129 yards in game 12 at Oak. (12/3)

2005: (with Green Bay – 16/5) Posted 5 catches for 19 yards, 5 tackles on special teams and also had 3 KORs for 39 yards
• Made his first-career start and posted his first NFL reception (good for 5 yards) in game 2 vs. Cle. (9/18)

2004: (with Green Bay – 6/0, 1/0) Spent the first 10 weeks of the season on the Packers’ practice squad before being signed to the active roster on 11/29
• Saw action from scrimmage and on special teams (posting 2 tackles) in game 16 at Chi. (1/2/05)
• Made his NFL debut, posting 1 special teams tackle in game 11 vs. STL (11/29)

College: Played his first two collegiate seasons as a LB and his final two as a FB, earning letters all four years (2000-03)…Capped his senior season by earning the Gray team’s offensive MVP at the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic, where he carried 5 times for 28 yards and caught 3 passes for 27 yards…Played in all 12 games as a reserve LB in 2001 and notched 32 tackles, including 3 TFL, and 2 sacks.

High School, Personal: Lettered four years in football and three times each in basketball and track at South Robeson (Rowland, NC) HS…Played LB (recorded 138 tackles as an All-State senior) and FB, rushing for 4,615 yards and 75 TDs for the Mustangs…Earned Player of the Year honors from Guru magazine and twice was named team MVP...Full name: Terzell Vonta Leach...Name is pronounced: von-TAY.

Community: Established in 2009, the Vonta Leach Foundation was created as a way to give back to the community and to showcase the positive lifestyles and contributions of professional athletes...The foundation is committed to creating innovative programs that provide access to educational, recreational and healthy living initiatives designed to positively aid in the development of youth…Since coming to the Ravens, Leach has expanded his charitable efforts to Baltimore and its surrounding areas…Foundation programs include youth football camps, academic camps, ticket programs and holiday events…In 2012, Leach became a representative for United Way’s TEAM NFL, a group of NFL players committed to helping United Way in its effort to recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors...Joined United Way for the Youth Empowerment Summit held in Washington D.C., identifying opportunities to improve the academic success of American students (June 2012)...Attended the United Way all access event, supporting literacy initiatives by encouraging participants to volunteer and read to local children (Oct. 2012)...Additionally, held his first Shoot for a Cure Celebrity Billiards Tournament, to help provide financial support for breast cancer screenings and prevention services for underserved individuals in Baltimore and surrounding areas...Hosted the eighth annual Holiday Helpers event and coordinated teammates to serve as personal shoppers for more than 50 Baltimore-area underprivileged children...Involved with promoting Play 60, the NFL movement for an active generation, by participating in an assembly at Stoneleigh Elementary School, winner of the NFL Super School title in the Baltimore area, and the kickoff assembly for the Play 60 Challenge held at Dundalk Middle School...Continued to support the Ravens’ and his teammates’ charitable work, including Ray Rice Day, the Ed Reed Flag Football Classic and Family Fun Day, the Lardarius Webb Charity Bowling Classic, the Anquan Boldin Foundation Fundraiser Dinner, James Ihedigbo’s Celebrity Dinner benefit for HOPE Africa, the LaQuan Williams Need to Feed, the ACT Auction Party and A Purple Evening, the Ravens annual women’s event at M&T Bank Stadium...Presented with the 2013 Children’s Museum of Wilmington (NC) Great Friends to Kids award for his work in the North Carolina community.

 

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