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#90 Rashard Lawrence Season 2019

Defensive Line
Monroe, La.
High School
Neville HS

No. 131 Pick in 2020 NFL Draft (Round 4) | Arizona Cardinals Details
2019 LSU Graduate (B.A. Sports Administration)
2019 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2019 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2019 Lott IMPACT Player of the Week (at Alabama)
2019 Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP 
2018 Permanent LSU Team Captain
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Permanent LSU Team Captain 
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Three-year starter on the defensive line for the Tigers, helping LSU to a Fiesta Bowl victory in 2018 and the national title in 2019 … Tremendous all-around player – leader on the field and in the locker room … Three-time permanent team captain in 2017, 2018 and 2019 … Excels in the classroom, graduating with over a 3.0 grade point average in sports administration in December of 2019 … Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll status in both 2017 and 2018 … A force on the defensive line … Difficult to block with a quick first step and extremely strong upper body … Explodes off the ball … LSU’s top tackler among defensive linemen in 2018 with 54 stops … Named Defensive MVP of LSU’s Fiesta Bowl win over UCF in a game that he was unblockable … For career, has played in 44 games with 34 starts … 120 career tackles to go with 21.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. 

Veteran leader of the LSU defense – on and off the field … Second team All-SEC by SEC Coaches in 2019 … Played in 12 games with 11 starts … Started LSU’s final nine games … Recorded 28 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Missed games against Northwestern State, at Vanderbilt and against Utah State with an injury … Had three tackles and a tackle for a 1-yard loss in 42-25 win over Clemson in CFP National Championship Game … Had two tackles against Oklahoma as the constant pressure of the Tiger defense line limited OU quarterback Jalen Hurts to 15-of-31 passing with an interception … The Tigers also held OU to only 97 rushing yards, its lowest total of the year and the first time since the 2016 season-opener vs. Houston the Sooners were held under 100 rushing yards … Helped limit the Georgia rushing attack to less than 100 yards and totaled four tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss in the SEC Championship … Matched a season best with four tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss against Arkansas … Credited with three tackles at Ole Miss … The top lineman against the Crimson Tide with four tackles and two crucial pass breakups … In his first start since being out with an injury, finished with three tackles and his first career fumble recovery against Mississippi State… Returned to the field against No. 7 Florida and credited with a QB hurry … Forced his first career fumble and recorded a sack in the season opener against Georgia Southern. 

Played and started all 13 games on the defensive line … Finished with 54 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks … Capped season with a dominating performance in the 40-32 win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl … Had five tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks in the bowl victory, earning Defensive Player of the Game honors … Played nearly every defensive snap in the seven-overtime contest against Texas A&M, finishing with five tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack … Posted a career-best eight tackles against Mississippi State when the Tigers limited the Bulldogs to only a field goal and only 260 total yards … Opened season with a tackle for loss in first three games – Miami, Southeastern Louisiana and Auburn … Had five tackles, including a sack for a 2-yard loss in win over No. 2 Georgia … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year … Named a permanent team captain at the conclusion of the regular season. 

Played and started 10 games, including final eight games of the season … Finished season with 32 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Had six tackles including one for a 6-yard loss against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl … Best outing came in win over Syracuse with five tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack for an 8-yard loss … Opened season with four tackles and a half sack in win over BYU in New Orleans … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Named a permanent team captain at the conclusion of the regular season.

Played in nine games as a freshman and totaled six tackles … Recorded his first career sack against Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville in the Citrus Bowl … Finished with a then a career-high two tackles against Southern Miss and Ole Miss.

One of the top defenders in high school football in 2015 … Ferocious defensive tackle with great size and a non-stop motor … Five-star recruit according to 247Sports and Scout … Rated as the nation’s No. 21 ranked player according to Scout and the No. 2 ranked player in Louisiana per 247Sports … Four-star prospect per ESPN and ranked No. 12 in the ESPN 300 … Also ranked as the No. 1 player in Louisiana per ESPN … Invited to play in the 2016 Under Armour Game … Member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Selected to the 2015 MaxPreps First Team Defense … Voted to the All-USA Louisiana First Team Defense … Helped lead Neville to back-to-back 4A state titles in 2014 and 2015 … Had three sacks in Neville’s 28-27 win over Warren East in 2014 state title game … Propelled Neville to a 14-0 record in 2015 after going 14-1 in 2014 … Finished his senior year with 91 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and eight sacks … Coached by Mickey McCarty.

Parents are Agnes and Ronald Lawrence … Born Aug. 27, 1998 … Uncle is former LSU standout Oliver Lawrence, who played linebacker for the Tigers from 1985-89 … Oliver finished his career with 180 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 16 sacks and was a member of LSU’s 1986 and 1988 SEC title teams. 

Tackles: 8 vs. Mississippi State, 2018 
Tackles for Loss: 4.0 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Sacks: 2.0 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Force Fumble: 1 vs. Georgia Southern, 2019
Fumble Recovery: 1 at Mississippi State, 2019

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