2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll Member
An outstanding leader who was selected as a permanent team captain in 2017 … A force on the defensive line … Teams with Breiden Fehoko to give LSU one of the top defensive line bookends in college football … Has played in 19 career games with 10 starts … The top tackler among defensive linemen returning in 2018 … Off the field, maintains a 3.5 grade point average in the classroom … One of three LSU representatives at 2018 SEC Media Day in Atlanta.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
Earned a started in all 10 games played in as a leader on the defensive line, earning a start in all 10 games he played in … Third among defensive line in tackles with 32 … Finished with 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks …. Registered at least one tackle in every game he saw the field … Totaled a career-high six tackles against Notre Dame … Also finished with five tackles against Auburn … Recorded sacks against BYU in the season opener and against Syracuse … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
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 ... 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 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.
RASHARD LAWRENCE'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6, vs. Notre Dame, Jan. 1, 2018
Sacks: 1.0, Two times: (Last: Syracuse, Sep. 21, 2017; First: vs. Louisville, Dec 21)
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Syracuse, Sep. 23, 2017
Pass breakups: 1 at Alabama, Nov. 4, 2017