|Date of birth:February 6, 1986|
|Place of birth: Cheltenham, Maryland|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 266 lb (121 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Atlanta Falcons|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Lawrence Sidbury, Jr. (born February 6, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 4th round (125th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Richmond.
Sidbury was born in Cheltenham, Maryland and attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. While there, he was a three-year starter on the football team and served as a team captain for his final two seasons. As a senior in 2004, Sidbury earned All-State, honorable mention All-Met, All-County, and All-League honors. He earned a position on the Washington, D.C. Golden 11 Team and played in the Prince George's County All-Star Game.
Sidbury spent his true freshman year on redshirt status. In 2005, he played in 13 games including one start, and recorded 24 tackles including four for loss, and three sacks for 12 yards. Sidbury played as part of the Richmond defense which was ranked fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and 38th nationally, allowing a total of 339.3 yards per game. Richmond was ranked 22nd in the nation against the rush, allowing 120.1 yards per game on the ground.
In 2006, Sidbury saw action in nine games. He recorded 17 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, and one sack. That year, the Richmond defense was ranked 21st in the nation against the run, allowing 115.9 rushing yards per game, and 26th in scoring defense, allowing 18.1 points per game.
In 2007, Sidbury started in 13 games. He recorded 8.5 tackles for loss and five quarterback sacks. He helped the Spiders defense limit opponents to an average of 152.5 rushing yards per game. Sidbury was named a first-team All-CAA and Virginia College Sports Information Directors (VaSID) first-team All-State player.
In 2008, he played as part of the Richmond team that won the Division I FCS National Championship. Sidbury saw action in all 16 games, and recorded 56 tackles, including 26 solo and 20 for a loss of 80 yards. He also accumulated 11.5 quarterback sacks for 61 yards. Sidbury broke up two passes, accounted for four quarterback hurries, forced three fumbles, and recovered one fumble. He recorded four sacks in the FCS championship game. Sidbury was awarded first-team All-CAA honors. After the season, he participated in the 2009 Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game, and accounted himself well for NFL scouts. He uses a technique which has been called the "Sidbury Spin" by his coaches.
The NFL Draft Scout ranked him as eighth of 197 defensive end prospects and projected him being selected in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Scouts at the NFL Combine were reportedly impressed by his 4.57-second 40-yard dash, large hands, and arm length.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 2⅜ in||261 lb||4.64 s||1.53 s||2.63 s||4.43 s||7.46 s||35 in||10 ft 0 in||28 rep||22|
He finished the season with 5 tackles including a sack, 1 touchdown. He played in all 16 games.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Player Bio: Lawrence Sidbury, Jr., Official Athletic Site of the Richmond Spiders, retrieved January 11, 2009.
- ↑ 2008 Team Cumulative Statistics, Official Athletic Site of the Richmond Spiders, retrieved January 11, 2009.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lawrence Sidbury, Jr., Richmond, DE, NFL Draft Scout, retrieved March 30, 2009.
- ↑ Richmond Puts 12 On CAA Football All-Conference Teams, Official Athletic Site of the Richmond Spiders, 24 November 2008, retrieved January 11, 2009.
- ↑ Sidbury Combine Work out
- ↑ from Richmond Sidbury goes to Atlanta
- ↑ Colts stay busy, add Donald Thomas and Lawrence Sidbury