Leon Searcy

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Leon Searcy
No. 72
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-12-21) December 21, 1969 (age 46)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
College: Miami
NFL draft: 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
As Player
As Coach
  • FIU (2004–2006) (OL coach)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (1999)
  • Second-team All-Pro (1999)
  • 3× National Champion (1987, 1989, 1991)
  • Second-team All-American (1991)
  • University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (2003)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 126
Games started: 111

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 from 1992 to 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, detailing an episode in which a girlfriend stole $600,000 from him.[citation needed]

Career highlights[edit]

References[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.