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Lawrence Jackson biography

Date of birth : 1985-08-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Inglewood, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-13
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Detroit Lions, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Lawrence Jackson is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
* Acquired by the Detroit Lions via trade August 19, 2010.
* Drafted in the first round (28th overall) by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2008 NFL Draft.

PRO: Acquired via trade August 19, 2010. Jackson spent the past two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks where he collected 6.5 sacks, 49 tackles, and two forced fumbles.

2010: Serves as a back-up defensive end.
* Inactive for the team’s season opener at Chicago (9/12).
* Saw time on the defensive line vs. Philadelphia (9/19) and recorded 2 tackles (1 solo).
* Notched first sack of the season at Minnesota (9/26) for a loss of 8 yards and also tallied 2 solo tackles.
* Recovered a botched fielding of a snap off a Giants punt at the New York Giants (10/17). Recovery gave the Lions possession at the Giants 43-yard line, which lead to a Lions touchdown.
* Listed as inactive against Washington (10/31).
* Listed as inactive against Washington (10/31) and against the New York Jets (11/7).
* Led team in tackles with eight (4 solo) at Buffalo (11/14). Also added a sack for a loss of seven, one tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and forced a fumble.
* Recorded 1.5 sacks for a loss of 12 at Dallas (11/21). Added two tackles (1 solo), tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.
* Inactive against New England (11/25).
* Recorded three tackles (1 solo) and added one pass defense against Chicago (12/5).

2009 Played in every game for the second consecutive year and finished with career highs in tackles (32) and sacks (4.5).
* Had his second 2 sack performance of his career and also forced a fumble against San Francisco on August 20, 2009.

2008: Saw action in all 16 games for Seattle, starting 14, and finishing the year with 29 tackles and 2 sacks.

* Recorded 5 tackles (4 solo) and two sacks in his best game as a pro September 14, 2008, against San Francisco.

Played defensive end for the USC Trojans and was part of the USC 2004 National Championship team.
* Four-year letterman who played in 52 career games for the Trojan defense.
* Started 13 games at defensive end for USC in 2007, earning a Senior Bowl selection and 2nd team AP All-American accolades.
* Finished his career with 181 tackles, 30.5 sacks, 52 tackles for loss (247 yards), 2 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries, and 3 blocked kicks.

Played at Inglewood (Calif.) High School where he finished his career with 57 sacks.
* Brother, Keith, was an offensive tackle at the University of Arizona.
* Sociology major at the University of Southern California.

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