Chris Leak is one of the best quarterbacks to ever lace ’em up for the University of Florida. On Monday, it was announced the national championship-winning passer is returning to The Swamp. Leak has officially been hired on as a quality control coach to assist Gators head man Will Muschamp’s staff.
Florida coach Will Muschamp says the program hired ex-QB Chris Leak as a quality control assistant.
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) May 13, 2013
With more than 11,000 career passing yards at UF, Leak holds the record in that category, over such Florida greats as Danny Wuerffel and Shane Matthews. His 88 career passing touchdowns rank second among Florida’s history books.
Following a career in which he was named a team captain in two of his four years on campus, Leak was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent. However, he only appeared in the preseason and headed north of the border after being cut.
Arguably the best year of his professional career came in 2009 as he was part of a Montreal Alouettes team that won the 2009 Grey Cup. He would spend a total of three years in Canada before signing with the Jacksonville Sharks and then the Orlando Predators of the Arena League in 2011 and ’12.
Now begins a new chapter in his career — coaching. Here’s hoping he teaches current Gators starter Jeff Driskel a few things about winning a crystal ball.