Jim LeClair Bio
Jim LeClair was a professional American football linebacker. He was born on 30 October 1950 and died on 4 November 2019. LeClair has died at the age of 69. He played 12 seasons in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals and later in the USFL with the New Jersey Generals.
Jim LeClair 1950-2019 pic.twitter.com/tldTNTjsoo
— NFL Classic! (@79_nfl) November 4, 2019
|Birth Date||30 October 1950|
|Birth Place||Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|Death Date||4 November 2019|
|Children||Kelli, Jamie and Andrew.|
|Education||University of North Dakota, South St. Paul Secondary (Gr. 6-12), University of Minnesota Crookston|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Jim LeClair Age & Education
He has died at the age of 69. LeClair attended South St. Paul High School in South St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was a standout football player and wrestler for the Packers from 1966 to 1968. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1971.
Lost a teammate and friend today at age 69 from Alzheimer’s. Not only did #55 Jim LeClair take me under his wing as a rookie, he trained me in my comeback from my broken leg in 1989. What a great guy, RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/FI25Ny7Yxg
— Tim Krumrie (@timkrumrie) November 4, 2019
In addition to his football career, LeClair was a member of the United States Army Reserve from 1972 to 1977. He elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. LeClair inducted to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in 1975.
legend Jim LeClair passed away today At the age of 69. The great #55 was a 3rd round pick out of South Dakota and played with the bengals from 72-83 🙏🏽RIP🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/kwVV4LGJHi
— OscarParra (@OscarParraTD) November 5, 2019
LeClair is a member of the University of Minnesota, Crookston Hall of Fame inaugural class of 1999. He inducted into the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985, and he was one of two inaugural inductees into the South St. Paul High School Hall of Fame in 2007. On June 21, 2014, at the Jamestown Civic Center, Jim LeClair was inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.
After his NFL career, LeClair became the head coach of the Mayville State University football team from 1986-1988. He later became the mayor of Mayville, North Dakota. He also operated an insurance agency in Mayville.
From South St. Paul MN, to U of M Crookston Trojans, to UND, the NFL, Mayville State Comets, and the mayor of Mayville, ND. RIP Jim. I will always have great memories of our time together. #jimleclair @Bengals #RIP https://t.co/Pl0Kc4IRxQ
— Rick Flacksbarth (@FMRealtorRick) November 4, 2019
Jim LeClair Wife and Children
Jim LeClair married his wife Elizabeth Betty; they had three children, Kelli, Jamie and Andrew.
RIP to a @bengals Legend Jim Leclair pic.twitter.com/nSrwvEHbFD
— Hollis Strunk (@byHOLLISii) November 5, 2019
Death and Cause
Former UND and NFL linebacker Jim LeClair died early Monday in Mayville, where LeClair had an insurance business. He has died at 69.
Former UND, NFL player Jim LeClair dies https://t.co/oX9sxErJKf pic.twitter.com/CYvoUkAWO0
— Inforum Sports (@InforumSports) November 4, 2019