Leavitt played Junior Varsity sports at Edward Little and then carried on as a multiple sport athlete at Hebron. Football, basketball and track were his specialities at the prep school. Then it was on to Bowdoin college where Dick blossomed as a superb competitor.
Years played and special honors or recognition.
Hebron Academy Football, 1971-72 Basketball 1971-72 Track 1971-72
Bowdoin College Football 1972-76,4 Letters, All-New England in Senior year
Bowdoin College, Indoor track 1972-76,4 Letters Awarded.
Freshman indoor record holder shot put, 3 time state champion. College Indoor record holder shot put. Outdoor track 1972-76, freshman record holder shot put. College record holder shot put, 4 letters awarded.
Sophomore year NCAA Division II National Champion, selected to All-American Track & Field Team, shot put sophomore & junior year, awarded the Fred Tootell Memorial Award in the Maine Intercollegiate Track.
May 1976 signed with the Oakland Raiders, of the National Football League.
Survived all but the last cut on the Tuesday prior to the opening game.
He was signed by the New York Giants for the remaining 3 games of the 1976 season.
August 1977 while playing against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome suffered a major knee injury which required total reconstruction. August 1978 the same knee was injured to a similar degree requiring a 2nd reconstruction which expedited a premature retirement.
Dick and his wife Kelly reside in Sabattus. They have a daughter Amber Jean and son Richard Vincent II.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
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