Leger Douzable

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Leger Douzable
No. 78     New York Jets
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-31) May 31, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Braulio Alonso High School
College: UCF
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2013
Tackles 70
Sacks 1.5
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Leger Douzable (born May 31, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at UCF.

Douzable has also played for the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, and Tennessee Titans.

Early years[edit]

He was a two-year letter winner at Alonso High School in Tampa. As a senior he finished with 50 tackles and 10 sacks and also returned an interception for a touchdown along with blocking two field goals and forcing two fumbles . He was a Second-team All-County selection as a senior.

College career[edit]

Douzable ended his 2007 season with 49 tackles and seven sacks, bringing his career totals to 102 tackles and 14 sacks and was awarded First-team All Conference USA. In 2006 he made nine starts and saw action in all 12 games splitting time between defensive tackle and defensive end. He was Third-team All-Conference USA after leading the team with seven sacks and 10½ tackles for loss. In 2005 he played in 12 games, including one start as a sophomore and ended the season with 17 tackles and two tackles for loss. In 2004 he played in all 11 games as a true freshman at defensive tackle and ended the season with four total tackles.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Douzable began his rookie season on the Minnesota practice squad before being waived on September 8, 2008.

New York Giants[edit]

He signed to the New York Giants practice squad on September 11, 2008 and spent the majority of the season there before joining the Giants’ active roster (12/3) and inactive for the Giants over the final four games of the 2008 regular season and the NFC Divisional Playoff. He was released in September, 2009.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On September 17, 2009, Douzable was signed to the practice squad by St. Louis and thirteen days later was signed to the active roster. For the 2009 season he played in 12 games posted 16 tackles (11 solo), including five tackles for loss to tie for second-most on the team and also had four quarterback hits.

The St. Louis Rams waived Douzable on June 28, 2010.[1]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Douzable was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on June 29, 2010.[2] He was waived on August 4.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Douzable was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 8, 2010, and made the Jaguars 53-man opening day roster.[3]

New York Jets[edit]

Douzable was signed by the New York Jets on July 25, 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rams sign eight of their 11 draft picks and release five players St. Louis Globe-Democrat June 28, 2010
  2. ^ Lions Claim DT Leger Douzable PrideofDetroit.com June 30, 2010
  3. ^ "Jaguars make roster moves". Jaguars.com. August 8, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Braylon Edwards Back for 3rd Hitch with Jets". New York Jets. 25 July 2013. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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