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Lawrence Timmons biography

Date of birth : 1986-05-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Florence, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Steelers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Lawrence Timmons is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Steelers 15th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State University.

PRO (46-15/4-0):
Was the Steelers’ first-round draft pick (15th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft…started the most games in his career (13) in 2009…played in all 16 games in his second season (2008)…played primarily on special teams and as a reserve linebacker as a rookie…played in all 16 regular-season games and the playoff game against Jacksonville as a rookie.

2009 (14-13):
Played in 14 games as ILB…had 86 tackles and seven sacks…forced two fumbles…made five special teams tackles…missed two games because of a hamstring injury…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Was inactive due to a hamstring injury…9/20 at Chicago: Played in his 33rd career game as a reserve at ILB…finished with two solo tackles, two pass defenses and three QB pressures…9/27 at Cincinnati: Made his first start of the year at ILB…finished with five tackles (three solo), one pass defense and one QB pressure…had one solo tackle on special teams…10/4 vs. San Diego: Made his second consecutive start at ILB…recorded two solo tackles, one pressure and one pass break up…10/11 at Detroit: Made his third consecutive start at ILB…recorded seven tackles (six solo), one pressure and one sack…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Made his fourth consecutive start at ILB…recorded four tackles (three solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Made his fifth consecutive start at ILB…recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and one pressure…left game with an ankle injury…11/9 at Denver: Was inactive due to an ankle injury…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Made his sixth start of the season at ILB…recorded 11 tackles (five solo)…11/22 at Kansas City: Made his seventh start of the season at ILB…recorded four solo tackles, three pressures and one sack…11/29 at Baltimore: Made third consecutive start at ILB…recorded seven solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble…12/6 vs. Oakland: Made his fourth consecutive start at ILB…recorded eight tackles (three solo) and one QB hit…12/10 at Cleveland: Made his fifth consecutive start at ILB…recorded 13 tackles (nine solo)…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Made his sixth consecutive start at ILB…recorded four solo tackles and two pressures…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Made his seventh consecutive start at ILB…recorded four tackles (three solo) and one pass breakup…1/3 at Miami: Made his eighth consecutive start at ILB…recorded seven tackles (four solo), one pass breakup and one sack, his seventh of the season.

2008 (16-2/3-0):
Played in all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive season, making his first two NFL starts...established career highs with 71 tackles (49 solo) and five sacks...recorded his first NFL interception at New England on November 30 and returned it 89 yards, the third-longest interception return in team history...had one pass defense and one forced fumble...made seven tackles on special teams... had six tackles (four solo) against the Colts during his first NFL start on November 9...recorded a career high 12 tackles (seven solo) during his second start in the regular-season finale...played in all three postseason games...finished with 11 postseason tackles (10 solo)...made three postseason tackles on special teams...forced the first fumble of his postseason career against the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game...9/7 vs. Houston: Played in his 17th consecutive game as a reserve at LB and as a top contributor on special teams...registered four tackles (three solo)... also added a solo tackle on special teams...9/14 at Cleveland: Played in his 18th consecutive game as a reserve at LB...finished with two tackles (one solo)...9/21 at Philadelphia: Played in his 19th consecutive game as a reserve at LB...had three solo tackles and two QB pressures...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Played in his 20th consecutive game as a reserve at LB...had three solo tackles, including his first career sack of Joe Flacco in overtime...also had one pass defense and one solo tackle on special teams...10/5 at Jacksonville: Played in his 21st consecutive game as a reserve at LB and as a contributor on special teams...recorded three tackles (two solo)...10/19 at Cincinnati: Played in his 22nd consecutive game as a reserve LB and as a contributor on special teams... finished with nine tackles (six solo)...registered a career-high two sacks...added one QB pressure...had one solo tackle on special teams...10/26 vs. New York Giants: Played in his 23rd consecutive game as a reserve LB and as a contributor on special teams... had two assisted tackles...had one solo tackle on special teams...11/3 at Washington: Played in his 24th consecutive game as a reserve LB and as a contributor on special teams...finished with four tackles (three solo) and one sack...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Made his first career start at OLB in place of injured LaMarr Woodley...finished second on the team with six tackles (four solo)...had one QB pressure...11/16 vs. San Diego: Played in his 26th consecutive game...finished with three tackles (two solo)...11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Played in his 27th consecutive game...finished with three tackles (two solo) and two QB hits...11/30 at New England: Played in his 28th consecutive game... finished with five tackles (three solo) and one QB pressure... recorded his first career interception, which he returned 89 yards to the Patriots one-yard line in the fourth quarter...12/7 vs. Dallas: Played in his 29th consecutive game...recorded three tackles (two solo)... had one assisted tackle on special teams...recovered one fumble on special teams...12/14 at Baltimore: Played in his 30th consecutive game...made six tackles (five solo) and had one QB pressure...forced the first fumble of his career when he sacked Joe Flacco on the Ravens’ next-to-last-possession, knocking them out of field goal range...had one solo tackle on special teams...12/21 at Tennessee: Played in his 31st consecutive game...had three solo tackles and one QB pressure...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Made his second career start at OLB in place of the injured James Harrison...recorded a career-high 12 tackles (seven solo)... had one solo tackle on special teams...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Played in his second consecutive postseason game...finished with two solo tackles...had one solo tackle on special teams...AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Played in his third consecutive postseason game...finished with five tackles (four solo) and had one QB pressure... recovered the first fumble of his postseason career late in the fourth quarter...had one solo tackle on special teams...Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Played in his fourth consecutive postseason game...made four solo tackles...had one solo tackle on special teams.

2007 (16-0/1-0):
Appeared in all 16 games and the playoff loss to Jacksonville as a reserve LB and special teams contributor…made NFL debut at Cleveland in Week 1…finished season with two tackles and two fumble recoveries…tied for second on team with 12 special teams tackles...9/9 at Cleveland: Saw most of his action on special teams where he got one tackle…also played the last Browns’ possession at LB...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Saw action on special teams and logged three special teams tackles (two solo)...9/23 vs. San Francisco: Saw special teams only and registered two solo tackles...9/30 at Arizona: Saw his only action on special teams, but did not register a tackle...10/7 vs. Seattle: Saw his only action on special teams and logged one special teams tackle...10/21 at Denver: Only saw action on special teams but did not register a tackle…10/28 at Cincinnati: Saw his only action on special and did not record a tackle...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Saw extensive action on special teams and recovered his first career fumble on a fumble forced by James Harrison…saw action on the last two Ravens’ possessions...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Saw his only action on special teams, but did not register a tackle...11/18 at N.Y. Jets: Saw action on special teams only and registered one solo tackle...11/26 vs. Miami: Saw extensive action on defense and special teams…recovered his first defensive fumble of the season…part of a defense that gave up only 159 total yards, including 49 rushing, 110 passing and only nine first downs...12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Saw his only action on special teams and finished the game with two tackles...12/9 at New England: Saw action on special teams but did not register a tackle...12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Played on special teams and managed one special teams tackle, while playing in his 14th consecutive game...12/20 at St. Louis: Saw action on special teams and finished with one special teams tackle...12/30 at Baltimore: Saw action in his 16th career game but did not register a tackle...AFC WILD CARD 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action in his first postseason game but did not register a tackle.

COLLEGE:
Despite never starting a game on defense before his junior year, was rated the ninth-best outside linebacker in college by ESPN prior to the 2006 campaign and named to Street & Smith's All-American preseason list…In 38 games at Florida State, Timmons started 13 contests…He finished his career with 126 tackles (70 solos), eight sacks for minus 46 yards and 22.5 stops for losses of 90 yards…He was credited with eight quarterback pressures and recovered two fumbles, returning one 36 yards for a score…He had a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown and seven pass deflections…He caused two fumbles, blocked four kicks and gained 94 yards with a touchdown on three blocked punt returns (31.3 avg.)…ranked tied for 14th nationally and finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 18 tackles behind the line of scrimmage in 2006…Those 18 stops for losses tied Travis Johnson (2004) for fourth on the school's season-record list, topped only by Brodrick Bunkley (25 in 2005), Darnell Dockett (22 in 2001), and Alonzo Jackson (18.5 in 2002)…His 22.5 stops for losses rank 15th on the Seminoles' career-record list…Blocked four kicks during his career, as head coach Bobby Bowden has seen his players block 120 kicks since the 1976 season…Blocked two extra point attempts (vs. Duke and Clemson) in 2006 that were both returned for defensive scores, marking the first time in ACC history that a team did that twice in the same season. 2006: All-American third-team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection by The NFL Draft…Started all 13 games at strong-side outside linebacker, ranking second on the team with 79 tackles (42 solos)…Registered five sacks for minus 29 yards and two pressures…Deflected six passes and blocked two kicks…Scored on a 22-yard interception return, a 36-yard fumble recovery and 25 yards on a blocked punt…Had at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in each of his first 11 games. 2005: Played behind Ernie Sims at strong-side outside linebacker, but also excelled on the special teams coverage units…Recorded 35 tackles (17 solos) with three sacks for minus 17 yards and six pressures in 13 games…Recovered a fumble and caused two others…Blocked two punts for 69 yards in returns and deflected one pass. 2004: One of ten true freshmen to letter for the Seminoles, as he appeared mostly on special teams in 12 games…Recorded 12 tackles (11 solos) with a stop for a 2-yard loss…Had a season-high three tackles vs. Alabama-Birmingham and two tackles vs. both Syracuse and Virginia (recorded his first career tackle for loss vs. Virginia).

PERSONAL:
Attended Wilson (Florence, S.C.) High School, where he was rated the fourth-best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com and named to Prep Star’s Top 100 team, in addition to picking up Super Prep Elite 50 honors as a senior...earned Defensive Player of the Year honors and was the top prep prospect in the state Of South Carolina his final campaign...played in the 2003 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas that pitted the high school all-stars from North Carolina and the all-stars from South Carolina...earned All-State first-team accolades in 2004 after amassing over 150 tackles and two sacks on defense and also caught 47 passes for over 800 yards and five touchdowns as a senior tight end...added All-State honors as a junior tight end with 42 grabs for 680 yards and 14 touchdowns, as he also recorded 95 tackles and four sacks...has two sisters, Valerie Mitchell and Lakendra Timmons...son of Audrey and Lindsey Timmons...Full name: Lawrence Timmons.

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