Timmons (94) playing against the Baltimore Ravens in 2008.
|No. 94 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth:May 14, 1986|
|Place of birth: Florence, South Carolina|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)|
|College: Florida State|
|NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15|
|Debuted in 2007 for the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Lawrence Olajuwon Timmons (born May 14, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Steelers 15th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State University.
Timmons played high school football at Wilson High School in Florence, South Carolina playing tight end and linebacker. During his senior year he was awarded as the Defensive Player of the Year and received Super Prep Elite 50 honors. He was also selected to play in the 2003 East-West Shrine Game.
Timmons played college football at Florida State University.  He chose Florida State over numerous colleges including Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. After being used mainly on special teams and as a backup linebacker for his first two years, he became a starter during his junior year after Ernie Sims was drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft. He had a great season recording 79 tackles and five sacks, and was honored with All-American third-team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team. He finished his college career with 126 tackles and eight sacks.
Timmons' playing time increased during his second season in 2008. He finished the season with 65 tackles, five sacks and an interception. In Super Bowl XLIII he recorded 5 tackles in the 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Timmons took over as starter for the 2009 season following the release of Larry Foote, who had wanted out due to Timmons's increasing playing time. Foote would return to the Steelers the following year to be Timmons' backup.
On August 23, 2011, the Steelers gave Timmons a six-year/$50 million contract extension. At the time, he was entering the last year of his rookie contract.
- "Lawrence Timmons". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/T/TimmLa99.htm. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- "Lawrence Timmons". databaseFootball.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=TimmoLaw01. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
- Steelers to release Foote-ESPN
- Steelers reward LB Lawrence Timmons Retrieved 24 August 2012.
- Despite lack of expertise, Timmons ready for BCB Retrieved 24 August 2012.
|Awards and achievements|
|Steelers first-round draft pick