Mike Leach Honored as Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Former William and Mary standout Mike Leach '00 has been honored as the Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
An 11-year veteran long snapper, Leach has appeared in 135 consecutive regular-season games during the last eight seasons. In addition to spending the last two seasons in Arizona, Leach was also a member of the Denver Broncos for seven seasons after beginning his professional career with the Tennessee Titans.
While at W&M, Leach earned first-team Walter Camp All-America honors as a tight end during his senior season after garnering second-team All-America accolades from the Associated Press as a junior. Also a standout punter, he led the Atlantic-10 Conference in punting during his final two seasons at the College.