92   Brian Lawson
Brian Lawson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Park Forest, IL

High School:
Rich East

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 276

Position:
DT

Experience:
2L


2010: Appeared in 12 games. Record 14 tackles, including three for loss, and one forced fumble. Made two tackles at Akron (10-2). Recorded first career forced fumble and two stops at Western Michigan (10-30). Credited with two solo tackles at Eastern Michigan (11-26), while also recording a pass break-up. Made two tackles, including tying a career-best 1.5 tackles for loss against Miami (Ohio) in the 2010 MAC Championship game (12-3). Record one stop against Illinois (9-18), Minnesota (9-25), Buffalo (10-16) and Toledo (11-9).

2009: Started the first six games of year before being sidelined with a hand injury for the final six regular-season contests. Returned to start in the International Bowl. Made 10 tackles and added tackles for loss versus Wisconsin (9-5), Toledo (10-17) and South Florida (1-3). Recorded a season-best three tackles against Wisconsin and credited with two stops in both the Idaho (9-26) and South Florida games. Added one tackle each against Purdue (9-19), Western Michigan (10-3) and Toledo.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Named an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State performer as a senior. Received recognition as an all-area and all-conference performer all three seasons. Recorded 67 tackles (35 solo), 10 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, forced 10 fumbles and blocked three field goals in his final season with the Rockets. As a junior, tallied 50 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and two sacks. Helped the Rockets reach the playoffs in 2005 and 2007. Competed in throws, jumps and sprints for the Rich East track and field team. As a wrestler, was a two-time all-conference performer who helped the Rockets to an 18-0 record in his junior season and a 17-1 mark as a senior.

Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1990 in Chicago, Ill. Son of Brian A. Lawson Sr. Graduated from Rich East High School. Honor roll student in 2007. Liberal arts and sciences major. Admires Michael Jordan.

LAWSON'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. Sk.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU
2009 7/7 1 9 10 1.5-3 0-0 0/0 0/0
2010 12/0 6 8 14 3.0-16 0-0 1/0 0/1
Career 19/7 7 17 24 4.5-19 0-0 1/0 0/1

LAWSON'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 3, Wisconsin, 9-12-09
TFL: 1.5, twice, last vs. Miami (OH) (MAC Championship), 12-3-10