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
Tremendous all-around player – leader on the field and in the locker room ... Has been named a permanent team captain for the Tigers in both 2017 and 2018 ... Excels in the classroom with over a 3.0 grade point average ... Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll status in both 2017 and 2018 ... A force on the defensive line ... Teams with Breiden Fehoko to give LSU one of the top defensive line bookends in college football ... 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 32 games with 23 starts ... 92 career tackles to go with 15.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks ... Goes into 2019 having started 21 consecutive games on the defensive line for LSU.
JUNIOR SEASON (2018)
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.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
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.
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 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 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: 8 vs. Mississippi State, 2018
Tackles for Loss: 4.0 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Sacks: 2.0 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl