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Patrick Larimore, ILB

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
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08/30/2012 - Senior LB Patrick Larimore, who was a team captain last season, had to retire from football during fall camp because of concussion problems. Larimore was one of the centerpieces of the UCLA defense, having made 81 tackles last season and earning defensive MVP honors. "It takes guts, especially at that age, to make the decision, 'I can't do it anymore and if I do my long-term health could be sacrificed,'" coach Jim Mora told the L.A. Times. - The Sports Xchange

08/13/2012 - UCLA middle linebacker Patrick Larimore won't play this season, leaving a gaping hole in the center of the Bruins' defense. Larimore will "medically retire" from football, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. He had a recurrence of concussion-related symptoms Tuesday and missed practice. It was his second concussion in six months. Larimore emerged as a game-changer in the middle as a sophomore, when he unseated Patrick Sloan. He was UCLA's defensive MVP in 2012, leading the Bruins with 81 tackles. The Bruins lost offensive guard Chris Ward (knee, ankle) to medical retirement last week. - The Sports Xchange

08/08/2012 - UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore missed practice Tuesday after suffering a recurrence of concussion symptoms, coach Jim Mora said. Larimore left practice Monday with what was at first thought to be heat-related illness, but Mora said it was a concussion. Larimore, a senior starting middle linebacker, had a concussion earlier this year and sat out the latter part of spring practice. "We really have to be careful with that given the fact that he had the concussion at the end of spring," Mora said. "He didn't come to meetings yesterday, we rested him all day, we'll re-evaluate him in the morning and see how he is." - Peter Yoon, ESPN Los Angeles

07/25/2012 - Top-five UCLA prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 3. ILB Patrick Larimore...While Fauria is clearly the Bruins' top NFL prospect, their most consistent player a season ago was Larimore, who led the team with 81 tackles and was recognized as the team's defensive MVP. His statistics (which included two tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and both a forced and recovered fumble) would have been more impressive had he not missed the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against Illinois after undergoing thumb surgery in December. The injury is a bit troubling to scouts because Larimore played in only seven games the previous season as a torn labrum finished his year early in 2010, as well. He was productive in his starts, registering 42 tackles, five tackles for loss and three forced fumbles and thereby earning talk as the linebacker capable of filling the shoes of his former standout teammate Akeem Ayers, who was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 39th overall pick in 2011. To earn serious NFL consideration, Larimore will thus first have to prove he can remain healthy for a full season. He is a classic college middle linebacker, demonstrating better instincts and open field tackling skills than the dominant athletic traits that will generate buzz among NFL scouts. With the 3-4 scheme being implemented this season, Larimore will get his opportunity to prove he has the physicality and toughness to handle the jump to NFL competition. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

05/07/2012 - 2012 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Patrick Larimore, UCLA, LB, 6-3, 253 (Santa Clarita, Ca.): Team captain and defensive MVP last season when he led Bruins with 81 tackles...Director's Honor Roll three times. - Lott IMPACT Trophy

12/31/2011 - Scouting the UCLA run defense: The Bruins have not been strong up front, entering the postseason ranked 96th nationally in run defense, allowing 191.5 yards per game. Seven opponents ran for more than 200 yards on the ground, including Oregon in the Pac-12 title game when the Ducks went for 352 rushing yards. Illinois, which averaged only 11 points in its season-ending six-game skid, features an average running game that includes QB Nathan Scheelhaase. - The Sports Xchange

12/31/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Patrick Larimore, a junior, leads the Bruins with 81 tackles from his middle linebacker spot, and he also has an interception that he took 35 yards for a touchdown against Oregon, breaking a tackle from behind and tightroping the sideline. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2011 - LB Patrick Larimore had a team-high nine tackles against Texas, but it's not as if anyone on the defense really played well. "We'll keep fighting," he said in the Riverside Press-Enterprise. "If we just made a sack or a tackle at the right time, we could have turned the game around. We just didn't do it." - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: UCLA ranks 100th nationally in total defense, allowing 424.67 yards per game, and 103rd in scoring defense, yielding 34.7 points per game. The Bruins' defensive front was supposed to be a strength, led by DE Datone Jones, but the line has been pushed around and is failing to come up with big plays for first-year defensive coordinator Joe Tresey. UCLA is last in the Pac-12, and 108th nationally, in rushing defense, giving up 209.7 yards per game on the ground. LB Patrick Larimore has a team-high 21 tackles. - The Sports Xchange

09/10/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Patrick Larimore missed the final five games of last season because of a shoulder injury, but had a nice season debut with nine tackles, including one for loss, against Houston. He was selected as one of three team captains before the season. - The Sports Xchange

 
 
Latest News
08/30/2012 - Senior LB Patrick Larimore, who was a team captain last season, had to retire from football during fall camp because of concussion problems. Larimore was one of the centerpieces of the UCLA defense, having made 81 tackles last season and earning defensive MVP honors. "It takes guts, especially at that age, to make the decision, 'I can't do it anymore and if I do my long-term health could be sacrificed,'" coach Jim Mora told the L.A. Times. - The Sports Xchange

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