Lawson (#30) chases after Mark Bradley in 2009.
|Cornerback / Return specialist|
|Date of birth:January 12, 1985|
|Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)|
|College: Oregon State|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Cleveland Browns|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2008|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
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 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 2008–2009, making five special teams tackles 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. He was released from the Browns on August 31, 2010.
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.
- ↑ "Eagles sign returner Lawson". Philadelphia Daily News. December 24, 2010. http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dneagles/Eagles_sign_CB_Gerard_Lawson.html. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- ↑ Johnston, Laura (August 9, 2010). "Browns' Gerard Lawson is charged after hit-skip accident". The Plain Dealer. http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2010/08/browns_gerard_lawson_charged_f.html. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Spadaro, Dave (December 24, 2010). "KR Lawson Added To 53-Man Roster". philadelphiaeagles.cm. http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/Story.asp?STORY_ID=22989.
- ↑ Lions add two to defence