Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 300lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Monroe, La.
High School: Neville HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 2 Letters


Potential to be one of the top defensive linemen in the conference as a starter at defensive end ... Selected by the league coaches to the preseason All-SEC third team.

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 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 ... Neville went 14-0 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 Sept. 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 ... Majoring in sport administration.

Total Tackles: 2, twice (Last: vs. Ole Miss, 2016; First: vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Tackles for Loss: 1 vs. Louisville, 2016
Sacks: 1 vs. Louisville, 2016

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