Laurence Maroney life and biography

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Laurence Maroney biography

Date of birth : 1985-02-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Denver Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Laurence Maroney is an American football running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots 21st overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Minnesota.

• A fifth-year running back who spent his first four NFL seasons with New England.
• Ranks ninth in the NFL with a .822 regular-season winning percentage (37-8) from his rookie season in 2006-09.
• Set career highs in 2009 with 194 carries and nine touchdowns.
• Matched a Patriots record with rushing touchdowns in six consecutive contests (10/18/09-11/30/09).
• Has registered seven 100-yard rushing outputs in his career.
• Ranked first in the NFL among running backs and second among all players with 29.0 yards per catch (minimum four catches) in 2007.
• Became the eighth player in NFL history to post consecutive 120-yard rushing games in the 2007 postseason.
• Finished his collegiate career ranked second on Minnesota’s all-time rushing (3,933) and allpurpose yardage lists (4,797).
• Joined the Broncos via trade from New England on September 14, 2010.
• Selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (21st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by New England as a draft choice 7/27/2006; Traded along with an undisclosed draft choice from New England to Denver in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice 9/14/2010.

QUICKLY: Maroney joined Denver on Sept. 14, 2010 via trade from New England after a 2009 season in which he set career highs in carries (194) and touchdowns (nine)… Maroney spent his first four seasons with the Patriots, where he gained 2,430 yards on 582 carries (4.2 avg.) with 21 rushing touchdowns and 409 receiving yards on 40 catches (10.2 avg.) with one receiving touchdown.

2010: Maroney joined Denver on Sept. 14, 2010 via trade from New England. He made his team debut and first start since Dec. 6, 2009 against Indianapolis (9/26) and led the Broncos with 12 carries for 24 yards.

2009: Maroney played 15 games (5 starts) for New England, finishing the season with a career-high 194 carries for 757 yards (3.9 avg.) and a career-best nine touchdowns... Also caught 14 passes for 99 yards (7.1 avg.)... Returned 13 kickoffs for 279 yards... Tied a Patriots record with rushing touchdowns in six consecutive contests (10/18-11/30)... Rushed for 123 yards on 16 carries (7.7 avg.) vs. Tennessee (10/18), which was his seventh 100-yard single-game output... Scored two touchdowns in consecutive weeks vs. N.Y. Jets (11/11) and at New Orleans (11/30)... Started in the AFC Wild Card game vs. Baltimore (1/10).

2008: Maroney started three of New England’s first four games before being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 20... Finished the season with 28 carries for 93 yards (3.3 avg.) in three games (3 starts).

2007: In 13 appearances (6 starts), Maroney totaled 185 carries for a career-best 835 yards (4.5 avg.) and six touchdowns for the 16-0 Patriots... Caught four passes for 116 yards (29.0 avg.)... His 29.0 yards per catch ranked first in the NFL among running backs and second among all players (minimum four catches)... Participated in three postseason contests (1 start) and ranked first in the NFL with 280 rushing yards on 61 attempts (4.6 avg.)... Rushed for 104 yards on 26 carries (4.0 avg.) vs. N.Y. Jets (12/16)... Set a career high the following week with 156 yards on 14 carries (11.1 avg.) vs. Miami (12/23)... Scored one touchdown in all three of New England’s playoff games... Maroney’s three postseason rushing touchdowns tied for first in the NFL... Registered his first 100-yard playoff performance with 122 yards on 22 carries (5.5 avg.) against Jacksonville in the AFC Divisional playoff contest (1/12) that ranked third in Patriot postseason history... Followed it up with 25 carries for 122 yards (4.9 avg.) and one touchdown the following week in the AFC Championship game against San Diego (1/20) to become the eighth player in NFL history to register 120 or more yards in consecutive playoff games.

2006: Maroney played 14 games as a rookie, leading the Patriots with 745 rushing yards on 175 attempts (4.3 avg.) with six rushing touchdowns... Added 22 receptions for 194 yards (8.8 avg.) and one receiving score... Returned 28 kickoffs for 783 yards (28.0 avg.)... His 28.0 yards per return ranked second in the NFL among players with more than 10 returns... Ranked second among rookies in carries, third in rushing yards and tied for fourth in rushing touchdowns... Played three postseason contests, finishing with 31 carries for 87 yards (2.8 avg.)... Scored his first career touchdown against the N.Y. Jets (9/17)... Earned rookie of the week awards after registering his first 100-yard output against Cincinnati (10/1)... Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
after returning two kicks for 100 yards against Buffalo (10/22).

COLLEGE: Maroney finished his three-year career at the University of Minnesota ranked third all-time with 3,933 yards and 32 rushing touchdowns on 660 carries (6.0 avg.)... Became one of three players in Big Ten Conference history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of their first three seasons (Ron Dayne, Wisconsin and Sedrick Irvin, Michigan State)... Also registered 21 catches for 198 yards (9.4 avg.) with one score along with 28 kickoff returns for 667 yards (23.8 avg.) with one touchdown to finish with 4,797 all-purpose yards that ranked second in school annals... Teamed with Marion Barber III to become the first running back tandem in NCAA Division I-A history to register consecutive 1,000 seasons... Holds a program record with 16 consecutive games with at least one run of 20 yards or longer... Set a school record with 1,464 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 281 carries (5.2 avg.) in his final season with the Gophers.

PERSONAL:

Maroney was a four-time all-conference selection at Normandy High School in St. Louis... Was a three-time all-metro and all-area award recipient and two-time all-state honoree... Named the St. Louis player of the year in 2002 after rushing for 1,948 on 210 attempts (9.3 avg.) with 25 touchdowns as a senior... Finished his prep career with 608 carries for 4,808 yards (7.9 avg.) and 56 touchdowns... In addition for four letters in football, Maroney earned three in track, two in basketball and one in baseball... Won a state championship in the 4x400 and finished third in the 200 meter race... The son of Terri Terrell, Maroney was born on Feb. 5, 1985 in St. Louis.

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