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Leigh Torrence biography

Date of birth : 1982-01-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Raleigh, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the New Orleans Saints, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Leigh Torrence is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2005.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Re-signed by the Saints, 9/14/10; Released by the Saints, 9/7/10; Re-signed by the Saints, 3/12/2010; Re-signed to a one-year contract (RFA), 4/13/09; Acquired by Saints off waivers from Washington Redskins, 11/10/08; Waived by Washington, 11/8/08; Signed by Washington, 12/27/06; Waived by Atlanta Falcons, 9/2/06; Signed to active roster from practice squad by Atlanta, 10/11/05; Signed by Atlanta to practice squad, 9/21/05; Waived by Atlanta, 9/20/05; Signed by Atlanta, 9/4/05; Waived by Green Bay Packers, 9/3/05; Signed by Green Bay as an undrafted free agent, 4/29/05.

2009- Played in five games, mostly on special teams, and made eight tackles on defense with half a sack on defense and made five more stops in kick coverage before going on injured reserve with a season-ending shoulder injury. vs. Detroit (9/13): Played on special teams and made three tackles in kick coverage. at Philadelphia (9/20): Inactive. at Buffalo (9/27): Played on special teams. vs. NY Jets (10/4): Played on special teams. vs. NY Giants (10/18): Inactive with a hamstring injury. at Miami (10/25): Inactive. vs. Atlanta (11/2): Inactive. vs. Carolina (11/8): Inactive. at St. Louis (11/15): Made four solo tackles as a reserve cornerback and added one stop on special teams. at Tampa Bay (11/22): Played an extensive role on defense, making four tackles and combining with Roman Harper on a sack of QB Josh Freeman along with a tackle on special teams before leaving the game with a shoulder injury. Placed on injured reserve, 11/23...

2008 – Appeared in 16 games total for both Redskins and Saints, recording 13 tackles (eight solo), four passes defensed and a career-high 19 special teams stops…Appeared in nine games with Washington and recorded nine tackles on defense with two pass defenses, along with 11 special teams stops before being waived, Nov. 8…After being claimed off waivers by the Saints, appeared in seven games and had four tackles (three solo), two passes defensed and eight special teams stops…Played extensively in the nickel package vs. Atlanta, Dec. 7 and had a season-high three tackles along with a pair of stops on special teams…Deflected two passes and a special teams tackle at Detroit, Dec. 21.

2007 – Appeared in all 16 regular season games for the first time in his career as member of Redskins…Finished with a career-high in tackles (33), solo tackles (24) and added a sack…Had a career-best six tackles and a special teams stop in first career start at New York Giants, Dec. 16…Recorded his first career sack at Minnesota, Dec. 23…Appeared in first career playoff game at Seattle, 1/5/08 and finished with a team-best three special teams stops, two tackles and a pass defense.

2006 – Spent training camp with Atlanta before being released and was signed to active roster of Redskins for final game of season. 2005 – After being released by Green Bay prior to start of the regular season, appeared in 10 games for the Falcons…Originally signed by Atlanta, Sept. 4 and was inactive for two contests before being waived, Sept. 20…After spending three weeks on the practice squad, was re-signed to Atlanta’s active roster, Oct. 11, where he remained for rest of season…Made NFL debut at New Orleans, Oct. 16.

COLLEGE

Attended Stanford, where he was a four-year letterman in football and a two-year letterman in track…Totaled 11 career interceptions…Led all cornerbacks with 64 tackles and 11 passes defensed in 2003 and was named first-team Academic All-Pac 10…Competed in the 100, 200 and 4x100 meter relay from 2001-02.

PERSONAL

Attended Marist (Atlanta, Ga.) HS, where he lettered in football, track and tennis…Captured the state tennis title as a freshman and sophomore…Has been active in the community throughout his NFL career.

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