Corey Lemonier
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Lemonier with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-19) November 19, 1991 (age 28)
Hialeah, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Hialeah (Hialeah, Florida)
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2013 2015)
Career highlights and awards
* BCS National Champion (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles:46
Forced fumbles:2
Pass deflections:3
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

Corey Lemonier (/lɛmɒnj/; born November 19, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

Early yearsEdit

Lemonier was born in Hialeah, Florida to Henry and Francoise Lemonier, who are hardworking, Haitian immigrants.[1] He attended Hialeah High School, and played for the Hialeah Thoroughbreds high school football team. He recorded 50 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior, and played in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game.

Considered a four-star recruit by, he was ranked the 3rd best weakside defensive end in the nation.[2] He accepted a scholarship to Auburn over offers from LSU, Florida State, and Tennessee.

College careerEdit

Lemonier enrolled in Auburn University, where he played for the Auburn Tigers football team from 2010 to 2012. As a freshman in 2010, he started one of 14 games, recording 17 tackles and two quarterback sacks. He had three tackles in the tigers' victory in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. As a sophomore in 2011, he was a first-team All-SEC selection after recording 47 tackles and 9.5 sacks.[3] In his junior season in 2012, he recorded 34 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 12 games. He decided to forgo his senior season at Auburn and entered the 2013 NFL Draft.

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

The San Francisco 49ers picked Lemonier in the third round, with the 88th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he recorded his first sack and safety against the Arizona Cardinals on quarterback Carson Palmer.

On September 3, 2016, he was released by the 49ers.[4]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On September 4, 2016, Lemonier was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[5] On December 14, 2016, Lemonier was waived by the Browns.[6]

Detroit LionsEdit

Lemonier was claimed off waivers by the Lions on December 15, 2016.[7] He was released by the team on December 23, 2016.[8]

New York JetsEdit

Lemonier was claimed off waivers by the Jets on December 26, 2016. In his first game with the Jets, he recorded a sack and forced fumble against the Bills.[9]

On March 9, 2017, Lemonier re-signed with the Jets.[10] He was released on September 1, 2017.[11]


  1. "An unlikely trio". Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  3. 2011 All-SEC Football Team Announced
  4. "49ers Release 20 Players, Announce Other Roster Moves". September 3, 2016.
  5. "Browns claim 5, plan to sign ex-Stanford QB Kevin Hogan to practice squad, waive Trey Caldwell".
  6. "Browns claim RB Darius Jackson". December 14, 2016.
  7. "Lions awarded DE Corey Lemonier via waivers". December 15, 2016.
  8. "Lions Waive DE Corey Lemonier". December 23, 2016.
  9. Allen, Eric (December 26, 2016). "Jets Place QB Bryce Petty on Injured Reserve".
  10. Allen, Eric (March 9, 2017). "LB Corey Lemonier Re-Signs with Jets".
  11. Lange, Randy (September 1, 2017). "Jets Release 10, Place 4 on Reserve Lists".

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