Leon Lett Football
February 5, 2012 by staff
Leon Lett Football, Leon Lett, Jr. (born October 12, 1968), nicknamed The Big Cat, is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys (1991-2000) and the Denver Broncos (2001), after playing college football at Emporia State University.
Lett was a two-time Pro Bowler, with selections in 1994 and 1998. He is also remembered for his involvement in two infamous plays during his tenure with the Cowboys. Lett was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 7th round of the 1991 NFL Draft as a defensive tackle.
He spent much of his rookie season on injured reserve with a lower back problem. After entering the league at 6’6″ and 260 pounds, by the end of his rookie year, he had put on 16 more pounds, eventually playing at 300.
On May 9, 2009, Lett graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in university studies and a concentration in sociology and history.
On December 19, 2009, he was appointed defensive tackle coach for the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks.
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Leon Lett was hired on July 20, 2011 by the Dallas Cowboys as part of the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program to assist defensive line coach Brian Baker during training camp.
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