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LaRon Landry biography

Date of birth : 1985-10-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Ama, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Redskins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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LaRon Landry is an American football strong safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

Landry has established himself as a Pro Bowl-caliber safety in his three seasons with the Redskins. For his career, he has posted 265 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. During his time at LSU, he started 48-of-52 games and totaled 315 tackles and produced 15 turnovers. He was a four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection and became just the second player in school history to lead the team in tackles in three of his four seasons at LSU. His brother, Dawan Landry, plays safety with the Baltimore Ravens.

PRO:
* Has started in 47 career regular season games and one postseason contest.
* Totaled 265 career tackles, three interceptions, three sacks, 25 passes defended, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
* Named a first alternate to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and a third alternate in 2007.
* Named to the NFL All-Rookie Defensive Team in 2007.
* Became the first Redskins rookie since wide receiver Rod Gardner in 2001 to start all 16 regular season games.
* Recorded the first two interceptions of his career in the Wild Card Playoff game at Seattle (1/5/08).

2009 Season (WAS)
* Played and started 15 regular season games, declared inactive at San Diego (1/4) with a concussion
* Finished third on the Redskins in tackles with a career-high of 98 (79 solo).
* Has started 47 consecutive regular season games.
* Also recorded an interception, sack, and two forced fumbles.
* Recorded a season-high 13 tackles (11 solo) including one tackle for a loss, three passes defended, and his first sack of the season vs. New Orleans (12/6).
* Recorded seven tackles (five solo), a forced fumble and his first interception of the season at Oakland (12/13).
* Recorded a team-high and season-high 12 tackles (nine solo) vs. Dallas (12/27).

2008 Season (WAS):
* Started all 16 regular season games
* Logged 70 tackles (50 solo), a half-sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery
* Recorded 97 tackles (62 solo), 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery
* Named a first alternate to the Pro Bowl
* Notched his first career regular season interception at Seattle (11/23), coming off of Matt Hasselbeck; returned the interception 13 yards to set up a Redskins touchdown four plays later
* Intercepted a pass by Joe Flacco at Baltimore (12/7) and also forced a fumble; the turnovers set up a touchdown and a field goal for the Redskins offense
* Combined with Fred Smoot to stop WR Reggie Brown short of the goal line on the last play of the game to preserve a 10-3 win over the Eagles (12/21)

2007 Season (WAS):
* Started all 16 regular season games and one postseason contest
* Became the first rookie defensive player to start all 16 regular season games for the Redskins since Champ Bailey in 1999
* Recorded 97 tackles (62 solo), 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery
* Named to the NFL All-Rookie Defensive Team
* Named a third alternate to the Pro Bowl
* Saw his first NFL action in Week 1 against Miami (9/9) and recorded four tackles on defense and two special teams tackles
* In Week 2 at Philadelphia (9/17), recorded six tackles and a half-sack of QB Donovan McNabb; broke up a pass attempt from McNabb to Kevin Curtis on fourth down to seal the Redskins’ victory in the fourth quarter
* Had a career-high 16 tackles at New England (10/28)
* Totaled eight tackles, one sack, one pass defensed and a fumble recovery at the NY Jets (11/14)

COLLEGE
* Started all 13 games for the Tigers in 2006, earning All-American first-team selection by the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association, and was first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick; he was also a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award
* As a senior, led LSU with 74 tackles (46 solo), one forced fumble, three interceptions and one sack
* Recorded a season-high 12 tackles (9 solo) and blocked a punt against SEC rival and eventual National Champion Florida during his senior season
* Recorded the final interception of his college career off of Brady Quinn in the LSU 41-14 victory over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl
* As a junior, started and played in 13 games at free safety earning All-SEC first-team selection by the league’s coaches
* Finished fourth on the Tigers with 69 tackles (42 solo), three interceptions and one sack
* Played and started 12 games during his sophomore campaign earning All-SEC second team honors. Tallied a career-high 92 tackles (53 solo), three sacks, five tackles for losses, one forced fumble and a career-best four interceptions
* Played in 14 games with 10 starts during his freshman campaign. Recorded 80 tackles (54 solo), two interceptions, three sacks and four passes defended

PERSONAL
* Attended Hahnville High School in Louisiana where he earned first-team 5A All-State honors as a senior. He led Hahnville as a quarterback throwing for 1,639 yards, 16 touchdowns, rushed for 693 yards and 12 scores and intercepted eight passes on defense
* Was a communications studies major at LSU
* Has one daughter and is the brother of Baltimore Ravens safety Dawan Landry.

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