LSU Gold
Ferriday, La.
High School
Ferriday HS
  • 1999 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

Four-year starter for the Tigers at linebacker … Played in 47 games with 33 starts … Had 166 career tackles, which included eight sacks and 18.5 tackles for losses … Intercepted two passes … Player with great speed on the edge.

Played in all 13 games with 10 starts at Sam linebacker … Did not start against Miami (Ohio), South Carolina and Alabama due to LSU opening up in a nickel package on defense … Had 49 tackles, including 8.5 for losses … Recorded four sacks and 12 quarterback hurries … Had 11 tackles, including a career-high four for losses against Alabama … Had two tackles for losses against Florida and Auburn … Had sacks against Florida, South Carolina, and Auburn … Capped career with two tackles vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

LSU’s third starting linebacker … Had 39 tackles and four QB pressures … Registered three tackles in LSU’s win over Tennessee in SEC title game and against Illinois in the Sugar Bowl … Had six tackles in win over Alabama … Posted six tackles in wins over Miss. State and six vs. Tennessee … Intercepted first pass of season vs. Auburn.

Finished with 42 tackles including 21 solos and four for loss … Came up with one sack on the season in the Tigers’ victory over Mississippi State … Broke up three passes on the season and was credited with a forced fumble … Posted seven tackles (five solo) against Auburn, then matched that output the following week against UAB … Totaled six tackles in each of the last two regular-season games – Ole Miss and Arkansas … Had three tackles (two solo) and recorded first career interception against Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl.

Helped give LSU a much needed threat off the outside … Started five games and played in all 11 in 1999 … Starts came at rush linebacker vs. Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Miss. State, Ole Miss … Made 36 tackles, including six for losses totaling 33 yards, three sacks for minus 16 yards, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup … Had a season-high seven tackles, including one for a loss of three yards at Kentucky … Made a huge impact against Auburn with three tackles, all for losses (-25 yards), including a sack for minus 16 yards … Also had a solid performance at Miss. State where he made six stops … Made the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team … Redshirted as a true freshman in 1998.

Honorable Mention for The Advocate Super Dozen and the PrepStar Dream Team … Recorded 103 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior while leading Ferriday to a 7-4 mark … Batted down four passes and recovered two fumbles … Coached in high school by Cordell Bailey.

Full name is Jeremy Ceasar D-Entres Lawrence … Born Jan. 12, 1979 in Winnsboro, La. … Father is Burl Burns, Sr., and mother is Robin Titus … Has three siblings – Burl Burns, Jr., Alaina Burns, and Dexter Lawrence … Majoring in general studies.

Jeremy Lawrence’s Career Defensive Stats

Year Class G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int
1999 Fr. 11-5 17 19 36 6-33 3-16 0
2000 So. 11-9 21 21 42 4-7 1-3 0
2001 Jr. 12-9 25 14 39 0 0 1-0
2002 Sr. 12-9 32 17 49 8.5-26 4-14 1-18
TOTALS 47-33 95 71 166 18.5-66 8-33 2-18
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