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Gerard Lawson
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Lawson (#30) chases after Mark Bradley in 2009.
BC Lions
Cornerback / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-12) January 12, 1985 (age 37)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2008
Tackles     1
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
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Gerard Lawson (born January 12, 1985) is a gridiron football cornerback/kickoff returner for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Oregon State.

Lawson has also played for the Hartford Colonials and Philadelphia Eagles.

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

Lawson was signed to a one-year contract by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft on April 28, 2008. He played in 20 games for the Browns from 20082009, making five special teams tackles[1] and four kickoff returns for 115 yards.

On August 8, Lawson was arrested in Berea, Ohio on charges including driving under the influence. He hit a parked car in the town's Warehouse District and sheriff's deputies saw him leave the scene of the accident.[2] He was released from the Browns on August 31, 2010.

Hartford Colonials

Lawson played with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010 following his release from the Browns. He returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in his debut for the Colonials, and had 23 kickoff returns for 483 yards during the season.[3]

Philadelphia Eagles

Lawson was signed to a three-year contract by the Philadelphia Eagles on December 24, 2010, to replace Jorrick Calvin, who was placed on injured reserve.[3] He was released on July 28, 2011.

BC Lions

Lawson was signed by the BC Lions on April 24, 2012.[4]


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