2017 NFL Draft

Cameron Lawrence, OLB

School: Mississippi State  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Coldwater, MS
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 239 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
First Mississippi State player since 1988-89 with 120-plus tackles in consecutive seasons ... All-SEC linebacker both as a junior and as a senior ... Finished third in the SEC in tackles in 2012 and second in 2011 ... Versatile athlete that has made an impressive impact at the linebacker position ... Named to the Rivals.com All-SEC Second Team as a junior ... Has a total of 291 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and four interceptions in 49 career games (23 starts) ... Played quarterback, receiver, safety and linebacker during first year of career at Mississippi State ... Participated in 2009 spring drills at State following a star-studded high school career on both sides of the ball.
2012 Season
Named to the All-SEC Second Team by the AP, SEC Coaches and Phil Steele ... Finished third in the SEC in tackles with 120 and tied for 17th with a team-high 10.0 tackles for loss ... Also intercepted two passes, recorded four sacks, broke up four passes, forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles ... Started all 13 games at linebacker ... Named the National Linebacker of the Week by CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards.com for his performance in the Egg Bowl in week 13 vs. Ole Miss ... Also earned honorable mention accolades by the same website for his week eight performance vs. MTSU ... Named to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker ... Opened up SEC play with 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup in the home win vs. Auburn ... Came back the next weekend in the triumph at Troy to post 13 tackles.

Tallied 10 tackles in the home victory over Tennessee on national television ... Tallied six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the homecoming win against MTSU ... At Alabama, registered 10 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack and a pass breakup ... Prevented a Texas A&M touchdown by forcing a fumble at the goal line, finishing the home game with 13 tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup ... Totaled a career-best 15 tackles at LSU ... Recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and tallied 11 tackles in his Senior Day win over Arkansas at home ... Finished his regular season in the Egg Bowl at Ole Miss with a career-high two interceptions to go along with 13 tackles and a season-high 3.0 tackles for loss ... Posted nine tackles with five solo stops against Northwestern in the Gator Bowl.

2011 Season
Named to the Rivals.com All-SEC second team . . . Started all 13 games for the Bulldogs at weakside linebacker . . . Finished the season second in the SEC with a team-high 123 tackles (50 solo) . . . Tied for 10th in the SEC with two forced fumbles . . . Also had 6.0 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks and two interceptions . . . Had a career-best two passes defended against No. 3 LSU . . . Recorded a career-best 14 tackles and three and 3.5 tackles for loss at Auburn . . . Notched 12 tackles and his first career interception against Georgia . . . Registered 11 total tackles versus No. 13 South Carolina . . . Collected nine tackles and forced a fumble in the SEC road win at Kentucky . . . Recorded 12 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and returned an interception 31 yards at home against No. 3 Alabama . . . Tallied 10 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at No. 6 Arkansas . . . Tallied a team-best and career-high tying14 tackles (1.5 for loss), a sack and a fumble recovery in a rivalry win against Ole Miss . . . Posted nine tackles in the Music City Bowl victory vs. Wake Forest.
2010 Season
Saw action in the first 10 games of the season before suffering an injury . . . Returned to the playing field in the Gator Bowl victory over Michigan . . . Served as a reserve linebacker and on nearly every special teams unit . . . Credited with 31 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss . . . Posted a season-best six total tackles against Kentucky . . . Recorded five stops with a sack against LSU . . . Also credited with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in the win over Florida.
2009 Season
Played in all 12 games during his true freshman season . . . Totaled 14 tackles on the year, seeing time mainly on the kick coverage units . . . Posted a pair of tackles three times, including the season-opener against Jackson State . . . Also credited with two stops against Auburn and Kentucky . . . Closed out the season with four tackles in the Egg Bowl victory.
High School
Named second-team, all-state in all classifications at linebacker by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season . . . That newspaper listed him among their Dandy Dozen prior to his senior season, symbolic of being one of the top 12 players in the state . . . Credited with running a 4.66 40-yard dash at the New Orleans Scout.com combine prior to his junior season . . . Also credited with a 265-pound bench press by Scout.com . . . Selected to the Mississippi Association of Private Schools all-star team following his senior campaign and captained the North squad . . . Helped lead coach Cliff Young?s Magnolia Heights? team to a 22-2 record during his final two seasons of football, playing both quarterback and defensive back . . . Accounted for 1,854 yards during his junior season and scored 26 touchdowns as a quarterback on offense . . . Also amassed 138 tackles and four pass interceptions while playing defense . . . Named all-state by the Mississippi Private School Association following that junior campaign . . . Helped Magnolia Heights win a state title during his sophomore season . . . Also ran track for the Chiefs, finishing second in the state in the 300-meter hurdles . . .Helped lead the school?s baseball team to a state runner-up finish as a sophomore . . . Outstanding student in the high school classroom with a 3.7 grade-point average . . . Other top scholarship offers: Oklahoma State and Duke . . . Committed to MSU in March 2008.
Born Cameron Aaron Lawrence on Jan. 20, 1991, in Altus, Okla... . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lawrence . . . His brother Addison played offensive line for the Bulldogs from 2008-11 before signing a free-agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens following the 2012 NFL Draft.

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