Leon Searcy

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Leon Searcy
No. 72
Date of birth (1969-12-21) December 21, 1969 (age 46)
Place of birth Washington, D.C., United States
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
College University of Miami
NFL draft 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick 11
Career history
As player
1992-1995 Pittsburgh Steelers
1996-2000 Jacksonville Jaguars
2001 Baltimore Ravens
2002 Miami Dolphins
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1999
Career stats

Leon Searcy (born December 21, 1969) is an American football coach and former player.

Searcy is a former NFL offensive lineman, who played primarily with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars in an 11-year career spanning between 1992 and 2002. He was drafted in the first-round, 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers following his graduation from the University of Miami in the 1992 NFL Draft. The first draft pick in the post-Chuck Noll era, he did not play under Head Coach Bill Cowher in his rookie year. Beginning in 1993 (his second year) Searcy was installed at the left tackle position.[1] He stayed until he left the team for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent in 1996.[2]

Searcy spent one season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001 before signing with the Miami Dolphins in 2002. He tried to earn a starting position with Miami, but ultimately he was placed on the injured-reserve list. After the 2002 season, he retired.

From 2004 to 2006, Searcy was the offensive line coach at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Searcy was interviewed about his time at the University of Miami for the documentary The U, which premiered December 12, 2009 on ESPN.

Searcy also appeared in the episode "Broke," part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series of sports documentaries, discussing the high percentage of professional athletes who suffer financial problems.

Career highlights[edit]


  1. ^ Bouchette, Ed (March 19, 2012). "BGI Fan Q&A with Ed Bouchette". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  2. ^ Huffman, Dane (January 9, 1997). "Panthers Make Use of Mistfits". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.