| University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Year Inducted: 2003
Leon Searcy spent five seasons as an offensive tackle at the University of Miami, lettering from 1988-91. By the time his collegiate career concluded Leon was a No. 1 draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers - 11th overall. Among the most impressive feats recorded by Searcy was the fact that he started every game his final three seasons. Leon's senior year was his greatest. He earned First-Team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America, and Second-Team All-America honors from The Sporting News, The Football News and Associated Press. He was an All-BIG EAST first-team selection in the league's inaugural football campaign. After being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Leon spent his first four seasons in the "Steel City" until 1995. He then signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars, playing from 1996-2000. After spending the 2001 season with the Baltimore Ravens, Searcy signed on with the Miami Dolphins for the 2002 season. Among his professional accolades over his 11 NFL seasons, Leon was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1996 and 1997. He also played in Super Bowl XXX with the Steelers.