Shaq Lawson

Shaq Lawson
No. 90Buffalo Bills
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-06-17) June 17, 1994
Place of birth: Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Central (SC) Daniel
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2016
Total tackles: 6
Sacks: 2.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at

Shaquille Lawson[1] (born June 17, 1994) is an American football outside linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.

Early years

Lawson, named after basketball star Shaquille O'Neal,[1] attended D. W. Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina. He had 99 tackles and nine sacks as a senior and 100 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior.[2] Lawson was rated by as a four-star recruit and committed to Clemson University to play college football.[3][4] After high school, Lawson attended Hargrave Military Academy for a year.

College career

In his first year at Clemson in 2013, Lawson played in all 13 games and had 35 tackles and four sacks. The four sacks tied William Perry and Ricky Sapp for most by a first-year freshman in Clemson history at the time. This record was broken in 2016 by Dexter Lawrence. He again played in all 13 games as a sophomore in 2014 and made one start. For the season he had 44 tackles and 3.5 sacks.[5][6] Lawson became a starter his junior year in 2015.[7][8][9]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 269 lb32 34 in10 in 4.70 s 4.21 s 7.16 s 33 in 10 ft 0 in
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Lawson was selected 19th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.[11]

On May 17, 2016, Lawson underwent shoulder surgery and was ruled out 4 to 6 months.[12] On August 30, 2016, Lawson was placed on the Reserve/PUP list.[13] He was activated to the active roster on October 21, 2016.[14]

Lawson recorded his first sack while playing the New England Patriots in week 8.

Personal Life

Lawson's father was killed in a car accident during his junior year of high school. Lawson then chose to attend Clemson University to remain close to his family. [15]


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