2018 NFL Draft

Kendial Lawrence, RB

School: Missouri  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Rockwall, TX
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 194 lbs.
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04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: MISSOURI: RB Kendial Lawrence (5-9, 194, 4.33)...His marginal size is largely the reason why he's gone unnoticed during the predraft process, but Lawrence has the speed and burst to possibly contribute as a NFL change-of-pace back. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/08/2012 - WEEK 6 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: RB KENDIAL LAWRENCE (Missouri) -- Rushed for game-high 92 yards on 21 carries against Vanderbilt. - SEC football

09/29/2012 - Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James Franklin added an 80-yard touchdown pass as Missouri ground out a 21-16 win over Central Florida on Saturday. UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt, Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey's fumble with 2:26 left allowed Missouri (3-2) to hang on. UCF (2-2) controlled most of the game, using five sacks and a huge advantage in time of possession to take an early lead. But miscues on defense and special teams unraveled it all, and the Knights sputtered on offense down the stretch in their bid to defeat their first Southeastern Conference opponent at home. Coming off a dismal passing performance last week at South Carolina, Franklin was efficient, going 19 for 30 for 257 yards. Kendial Lawrence added 104 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Tigers. Knights quarterback Blake Bortles kept his team in the game, connecting on 29 of his 43 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns. - AP Sports

09/03/2012 - WEEK 1 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: TB KENDIAL LAWRENCE (Missouri) -- Rushed for a career-high 121 yards on just 10 carries and had two rushing touchdowns against Southeastern Louisiana. - SEC football

08/09/2012 - With last year's leading rusher out indefinitely, the Tigers need someone to help in the run game besides quarterback James Franklin, who ran for 981 yards in 2011, second only to Josey's 1,168. Enter Kendial Lawrence. Lawrence is currently projected as the starter, a familiar position. He began last season atop the depth chart before breaking his left fibula in practice prior to the team's second game at Arizona State. De'Vion Moore then sprained his right ankle in the first series against the Sun Devils, paving the way for Josey. ''He was our starting tailback last year coming out of camp and coming out of spring ball a year ago,'' offensive coordinator Dave Yost said. ''We know he has that ability. I think you saw last year, when Henry did go down, we didn't have Henry Josey, but we still had a threat at tailback.'' His broken fibula healed, Lawrence ran for 371 yards in the final four games, including the game Josey injured his knee. ''Toward the end of the season, my injuries started going away,'' Lawrence said. ''Around probably the bowl game was when I was at my best. And I want to pick it up from there.'' Lawrence finished with 566 yards, or 566 yards more than Marcus Murphy, who's second on this year's depth chart and returning after sitting out last season with a torn labrum. In his freshman season, Murphy carried the ball 22 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns. While Lawrence and Murphy - who primarily served as a kickoff-returner as a freshman - are both 5-9, under 200 pounds and threats in the open field, current third-stringer Jared McGriff-Culver provides the team an option to advance in short-yardage situations. ''We seem to always have a bunch of small good guys,'' Franklin said. ''We're going to have one starter, but we've got a lot of guys who are going to play and make an impact.'' - AP Sports