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.

Quick Bio
Birth Date 30 October 1950
Birth Place Saint Paul, Minnesota
Death Date 4 November 2019
Age 69 years
Profession Footballer
Wife Elizabeth Betty
Children Kelli, Jamie and Andrew.
Education University of North Dakota, South St. Paul Secondary (Gr. 6-12), University of Minnesota Crookston
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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.


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.

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.

Jim LeClair Wife and Children

Jim LeClair married his wife Elizabeth Betty; they had three children, Kelli, Jamie and Andrew.

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.

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