|Date of birth:February 28, 1989|
|Place of birth: Wilmington, Delaware|
|College: Texas Tech|
|Undrafted in 2013|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Green Bay Blizzard (2014)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* ArenaBowl champion (XXVII)
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
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).
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 Scout.com. 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.
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.
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|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|
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.
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. "
In April 2016, Mackey signed with the Chicago Eagles.
Mackey was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade on January 19, 2017. 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.
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.
- "Roster long shot Mackey embraces his chance in Vikings camp," Matt Vensel, August 20, 2015, Star Tribune. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- "Transactions". afldigital.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170126014659/http://www.afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=transactions. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
- Marotta, Vince (July 8, 2017). "Rattlers survive rally from Sioux Falls to capture IFL United Bowl title". arizonasports.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170821012547/http://arizonasports.com/story/1170633/rattlers-sioux-falls-championship-ifl-united-bowl/. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
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