December 21, 1969 |
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||313 lb (142 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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. He stayed until he left the team for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent in 1996.
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.
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.
- Member of 1987, 1989, and 1991 University of Miami National Championship teams.
- First-Team All-America (Football Writers Association of America), 1991.
- Second-Team All-America (The Sporting News, The Football News and Associated Press), 1991.
- Played in Super Bowl XXX for the Steelers.
- 2003 inductee of University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.