|Born:||March 19, 1951|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||194 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Augustinian Academy (MO)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Leahy attended Augustinian Academy. He accepted a soccer scholarship from Saint Louis University. As a starting midfielder, he helped lead the school to 4 soccer NCAA finals, winning 3 national championships, while also receiving All-American honors.
In 1994, he was inducted into the Billiken Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee.
In 1974, he was re-signed to be a part of training camp. Even though the Cardinals made the unusual move of keeping 2 kickers on the final roster, they chose to keep Jim Bakken and fellow rookie and ex-soccer player Sergio Albert. Leahy was waived on August 29.
In 1979 he suffered a right knee sprain during a practice while running pass patterns simulating an opposing team's wide receiver. He played in only 6 games after being placed on the injured reserve list.
In 1985 he set the franchise record for the longest field goal(55 yards). In 1986, he set the franchise record for consecutive successful field goals made with 22, which was broken by Jay Feely in 2009.
In 1991 he played in 15 games but was replaced by Raul Allegre for the season finale because of a sciatic nerve condition.
On July 6, 1992 he announced his retirement because of a recurring sciatic nerve condition in his right leg. At the time, he ranked third in scoring in NFL history, was the Jets all-time leading scorer, with 1,470 points and scored 100 points or more in seven seasons. Over the course of his career, Leahy completed 71.4% of his field goal attempts and 95.5% of his extra points. He currently ranks 24th on the list of highest NFL career scoring leaders.
Career high/best bolded
|Regular season statistics|
|Career (18 seasons)||250||304||426||71.4||20-21||118-131||94-127||67-123||5-24||55||0||558||584||95.5||1470|
Leahy and his wife, Colleen, currently live in St. Louis and have three children: Lizzy, Cullen, and the youngest Nora.