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Leigh Torrence
DB #24
Height:
5-11
Weight:
179
College:
Stanford
Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 73 130 108 22 3.5 0 9 2 1 63 -- 42
2011 NO 13 20 17 3 1 0 3 1 1 42 42 42
2010 NO 13 27 26 1 1 -- 2 1 0 21 21 21
2009 NO 5 10 9 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NO 7 9 7 2 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 WAS 9 16 11 5 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 WAS 16 43 34 9 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ATL 10 5 4 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – Since joining the Saints in 2008, Torrence has been a significant contributor both in the secondary and on special teams. He’s played in 73 career games, including stints with Washington and Atlanta. The Stanford product has posted 94 tackles (68 solo) with 3 1/2 sacks, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed and 61 special teams stops.
NFL CAREER – Since joining the Saints in 2008, Torrence has been a significant contributor both in the secondary and on special teams. He’s played in 73 career games, including stints with Washington and Atlanta. The Stanford product has posted 94 tackles (68 solo) with 3 1/2 sacks, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed and 61 special teams stops.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms, 7/26/11; Re-signed, 10/5/10; Released, 10/2/10; Re-signed, 9/14/10; Released, 9/8/10; Re-signed, 3/9/10; Placed on injured reserve, 11/23/09; 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.

2011 – Appeared in 13 games and made 17 tackles (12 solo) with one sack, one interception, four passes defensed, and eight special teams tackles…In opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8, registered one special teams tackle…Made three solo tackles, one pass defense, and added two special teams tackles vs. Chicago, Sept. 18…Recorded three tackles (two solo), two passes defensed, a sack, and a special teams tackle vs. Houston, Sept. 25…Made two special teams tackles at Jacksonville, Oct. 2…Registered two tackles, one pass defense, and an interception returned for a touchdown vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23…Recorded five tackles (three solo) vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 6…Made three tackles (two solo) at Atlanta, Nov. 13…Recorded one solo tackle and one special teams tackle vs. New York Giants, Nov. 28…Inactive for weeks 14-16 and both postseason games.  2010 – Contributed in 13 games and recorded 22 tackles (16 solo), one sack, one interception, three pass defenses and 11 special teams stops…Played extensively at CB vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31 and recorded his first career interception late in the fourth quarter when he picked off a Ben Roethlisberger pass to ice the 20-10 win. Also posted a career-high seven tackles (five solo) and added one special teams stop. Also responsible for allowing a key first-quarter goal line stand by the defense as he tackled WR Antwaan Randle El at the goal line on a potential TD catch…Made two tackles, including a 14-yard sack of QB Jimmy Clausen and added a special teams stop at Carolina, Nov. 7…Made one special teams tackle in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, 1/8/11. 2009 – Played in five games and recorded eight tackles (seven solo), 0.5 sack and five special teams tackles…Placed on injured reserve, Nov. 23, following season-ending shoulder injury…Made three special teams tackles vs. Detroit, Sept 13…Made four tackles and combined with Roman Harper on a sack of QB Josh Freeman, along with a special teams stop at Tampa Bay, Nov. 22, before he was forced to leave the game with a shoulder injury. 2008 – Appeared in 16 games total for Redskins and Saints, recording 13 tackles (eight solo), four pass defenses and career-high 19 special teams stops…Appeared in nine games with Washington and recorded nine tackles 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 nickel package vs. Atlanta, Dec. 7 and had season-high three tackles along with two special teams stops. 2007 – Played in all 16 games for first time as member of Redskins…Finished with a career-high in tackles (33), solo tackles (24) and added a sack…Had career-best six tackles and a special teams stop in first career start at NY Giants, Dec. 16…Recorded first career sack at Minnesota, Dec. 23…Appeared in first career playoff game at Seattle, 1/5/07, 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 signed to active roster of Redskins for season finale. 2005 – After being released by Green Bay prior to start of season, appeared in 10 games for Falcons…Originally signed by Atlanta, Sept. 4 and inactive for two contests before being waived, Sept. 20…After spending three weeks on the practice squad, re-signed to active roster, Oct. 11, where he remained for rest of season…Made NFL debut at Saints, 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 named first-team Academic All-Pac 10…Competed in the 100, 200 and 4x100 meter relay from 2001-02…Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science major and African American Studies minor.

PERSONAL – Attended Marist (Atlanta, Ga.) HS, where he lettered in football, track and tennis…Captured state tennis title as freshman and sophomore…Active in the community throughout his career…In 2006, started the Southwest Atlanta Youth Foundation (SWAY), supported by his website,  www.leightorrence.com, which supports initiatives in his hometown and the New Orleans area…Spearheaded an effort with Saints secondary to help fund football program at Sojourner Truth Middle School.

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