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Justin Lawler
No. 53 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-23) December 23, 1994 (age 25)
Pottsboro, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Pottsboro (Pottsboro, Texas)
College:SMU
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244
Career history
* Los Angeles Rams ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:6
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Justin Blaine Lawler (born December 23, 1994) is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at SMU.

Early yearsEdit

Lawler attended Pottsboro High School in Pottsboro, Texas. He is related to Los Angeles Clippers hall of fame commentator Ralph Lawler.[1]

College careerEdit

While only ranked as a two-star prospect from Texas, Lawler's first-team all-state selection (124 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 13 sacks; 44 catches, 719 yards, 11 touchdowns receiving) portended a good career at SMU. The former high school power lifter was ready to play right away, earning time in all 12 games as a true freshman (23 tackles) and getting some time on offense (three-yard touchdown, two-point conversion). Lawler earned the starting job as a sophomore, lining up for every game and leading the Mustangs with 64 tackles, nine for loss while compiling five sacks. His break-out season came in 2016, garnering first-team American Athletic Conference accolades, racking up 65 stops and leading the team with 15 tackles for loss and six sacks. Lawler gained first-team all-conference recognition as a senior, as well, racking up 74 tackles, 15.5 for loss, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three blocked kicks for the Mustangs.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅛ in 263 lb 5.06 s 1.78 s 2.88 s 4.46 s 7.44 s 30½ in 8 ft 10 in 22 rep

Lawler was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[4] During his rookie year in 2018, Lawler played in six games and recorded six tackles.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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