Blog Post

Rashard Lawrence
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Rashard
Lawrence
Pos.:DL
Ht./Wt.:6-2/308
Year:Sr.
Exp.:3L
Hometown:Monroe, LA
High School:Neville HS

Summary

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 career-high two tackles against Southern Miss and Ole Miss.