American Football Database
Leon Mackey
No. 35     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-28) February 28, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Wilmington, Delaware
Career information
College: Texas Tech
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Green Bay Blizzard (2014)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* ArenaBowl champion (XXVII)
  • United Bowl champion (2017)
Tackles     4.5
Sacks     0.5
INTs     0
Stats at

Leon Mackey (born February 28, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Washington Valor of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football for the Texas Tech. He signed his first NFL contract with the Vikings after spending the 2014 season with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL).

Early years

Born in Florida, Mackey moved to Wilmington, Delaware where he was a standout defensive end at Christiana High School. He spent the 2008 campaign at Hargrave Military Academy, where he was considered a four-star prospect by He selected South Carolina after originally committing to Clemson and turning down offers from Arkansas and North Carolina, among others. He originally signed with Virginia Tech, but failed to qualify academically.

College career

Mackey began his collegiate career at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi before transferring to Texas Tech in 2011, where he played for two years. At Hinds, Mackey in nine games for Head Coach Gene Murphy, recording 47 tackles (36 solo), 15.5 tackles for a loss of 53 yards, 4.5 sacks for a loss of 19 yards and forcing one fumble. He received first team All-conference honors.

In his final season at Texas Tech in 2012, Mackey earned All-Big 12 honorable mention.

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 255 lb 4.75 s 1.64 s 2.73 s 4.52 s 7.28 s 29 in 9 ft 0 in 20 reps

Arizona Rattlers

Mackey spent the 2014 season with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL). Mackey recorded a half sack in two regular season games with the Rattlers in 2014 before recording three sacks in the playoffs, helping the Rattlers win the ArenaBowl XXVII Championship Title.

Minnesota Vikings

On January 5, 2015, Mackey was signed by the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) in recognition of his "athleticism," "explosive" ability, "effort," and "determination" demonstrated in both his 2014 stints with the Indoor Football and later Arena Football Leagues, and in his 2015 Vikings tryout. "[1]

Chicago Eagles

In April 2016, Mackey signed with the Chicago Eagles.

Baltimore Brigade

Mackey was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade on January 19, 2017.[2] He was placed on recallable reassignment on March 31, 2017. On July 8, the Rattlers defeated the Sioux Falls Storm in the United Bowl by a score of 50–41.[3]

Jacksonville Sharks

On October 5, 2017, Mackey signed with the Jacksonville Sharks. Mackey was arrested for firing a gun in the parking lot following a loss to the Columbus Lions on April 21, 2018.


External links

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