American Football Database
No. 72     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-12-21) December 21, 1969 (age 52)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
;As Player:
As Coach
  • FIU (2004–2006) (OL coach)
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)
Games played     126
Games started     111

Leon Searcy (born December 21, 1969) is an American football coach and former player. He currently works as a radio personality in Jacksonville, Florida.

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. Beginning in 1993 (his second year) Searcy was installed at the right 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