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Lawrence Vickers biography

Date of birth : 1983-05-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Houston, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, fullback for the Cleveland Browns, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Lawrence Vickers, Jr. is an American football player who currently plays fullback for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League.

Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (180th overall) at the 2006 NFL Draft.

2009 :
Played in all 16 games with nine starts as the only fullback on the roster… Had eight receptions for 27 yards and a TD… Proved critical as a blocker as the Browns averaged 4.2 yards per rush attempt, including a 4.4-yard clip by Jerome Harrison. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Played fullback and appeared on special teams…Did not get the start as the offense opened in a two-tight end formation...Had one reception for 12 yards… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Did not start as Browns opened with three wide receivers… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Caught one pass for minus-5 yards… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Did not have any stats in a reserve role… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Started and did not have any stats… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Started; lone reception was a 1-yard grab from Derek Anderson, resulting in a touchdown… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Started and caught one pass for 10 yards… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Started and caught one pass for four yards… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Caught one pass for minus-2 yards… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Did not have any stats… Left game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Started and caught one pass for two yards… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Caught one pass for five yards in a reserve role… Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Did not have any stats but proved valuable as a blocker as the Browns rushed for 171 yards, a figure that tied a season-high… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: As a lead back, was a key part of a running game that racked up 351 yards, the second-highest total in franchise history, including a club-record 286 yards by Jerome Harrison… Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Played a critical role as a lead blocker as the Browns rushed for 164 yards, including 148 by Jerome Harrison… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Started as his blocking helped to propel the Browns to a 214-yard rushing effort (4.4 avg.), marking the first time since 1968 that a Browns team rushed for more than 160 yards in four straight games.

2008 :
Game 1 vs. Dallas 9/7: Played FB and also on special teams…Did not get the start as the offense opened in a two-TE formation…Game 2 vs. Pittsburgh 9/14: Started at FB with 1 rush for 2 yards and 1 reception for 3 yards…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 3 at Baltimore 9/21: Played FB and added 1 rush for 4 yards and 2 receptions for 21 yards (10.5 avg.), including a long of 16 yards…Did not get the start as the offense opened in a two-tight end formation…Also played on special teams…Game 4 at Cincinnati 9/28: Started at FB and helped lead the way for RB Jamal Lewis to rush for 79 yards and 1 TD…Added 1 rush for 6 yards and 1 reception for 8 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 5 vs. N.Y. Giants 10/13: Started at FB and added 1 rush for 2 yards…Helped pave the way for RB Jamal Lewis to rush for 88 yards and 1 TD…Also played on special teams…Game 6 at Washington 10/19: Started at FB and had 1 rush for 2 yards and 1 reception for 6 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 7 at Jacksonville 10/26: Played FB with 2 carries for 10 yards and 1 reception for 13 yards…Did not start as the offense opened in a two-tight end formation…Helped pave the way for RB Jamal Lewis to rush for 81 yards and 1 TD…Left the game in the 2nd quarter (ankle) and returned in the third quarter…Also played on special teams…Game 8 vs. Baltimore 11/2: Inactive (ankle)…Game 9 vs. Denver 11/6: Inactive (ankle)…Game 10 at Buffalo 11/17: Inactive (ankle)…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/23: Started at FB and added 1 reception for 4 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 12 vs. Indianapolis 11/30: Played FB and also on special teams…Had 1 rush for 2 yards and 1 reception for 3 yards…Game 13 at Tennessee 12/7: Started at FB and had 1 rush for 1 yard and 1 reception for -1 yard…Game 14 at Philadelphia 12/15: Started at FB and had 1 reception for 21 yards…Game 15 vs. Cincinnati 12/21: DNP (back spasms)… Game 16 at Pittsburgh 12/28: Started at FB and helped RB Jamal Lewis to his best rushing performance of the season…Had 1 rush for 2 yards.

2007 :
Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh 9/9: Started at FB with 2 carries for 8 yards and 2 receptions for 7 yards, including 1 TD reception…Recorded his first career TD reception with a 1-yard TD reception from Derek Anderson in the 3rd quarter…Also played on special teams…Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Started at FB with 1 carry for 0 yards and 1 reception for 11 yards…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Started at FB and also played on special teams…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Started at FB and had 1 rush for 6 yards…Also played on special teams with 2 tackles…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Started at FB and added 1 rush for 4 yards and 2 receptions for 8 yards…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Started at FB and added 1 rush for 7 yards and 1 reception for 6 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Started at FB with 1 rush for 3 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Started at FB and added a career-high 3 receptions for 17 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Started at FB and had 1 reception for 2 yards and a TD…In the 1st quarter, connected with Derek Anderson on a 2-yard TD pass to open a 14-3 lead…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Started at FB and added 3 carries for 4 yards…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Played FB with 1 rush for 0 yards…Helped RB Jamal Lewis rush for 134 yards and 1 TD…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Started at FB and had 1 rush for 2 yards and 2 receptions for 30 yards (15.0 avg.), including a long of 25 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Started at FB and had 2 carries for 6 yards and 1 reception for 10 yards…Helped pave the way for RB Jamal Lewis to rush for 118 yards and 1 TD…Also played on special teams…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Started at FB and helped RB Jamal Lewis rush for 163 yards…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Started at FB and also played on special teams…Game 16 vs. San Francisco 12/30: Played FB with 1 rush for 3 yards…Did not get the start as the offense opened in a two-TE set…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle.

2006 :
In his rookie season played in all 16 games, including one start, and totaled 3 rushes for 2 yards and 6 receptions for 60 yards…Also was a key contributor on special teams and finished with 10 special teams tackles…Made his NFL debut vs. New Orleans on Sept. 10, and had 2 carries for zero yards and 1 special teams tackle…Had a season-high 29-yard reception vs. Baltimore on Sept. 12…Recorded 1 special teams tackle and 1 kickoff return for 16 yards at Oakland on Oct. 1…Had 2 special teams stops at Carolina on Oct. 8, vs. N.Y. Jets on Oct. 29, and at Atlanta on Nov. 12…Added 1 reception for 12 yards vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 19...Recorded 2 special teams tackles vs. Kansas City on Dec. 3…Had 1 carry for 2 yards, 1 reception for 4 yards and also had 1 kickoff return for 19 yards at Pittsburgh on Dec. 7…Made his first career start at Baltimore on Dec. 17, and added 2 receptions for 9 yards…In the regular season finale at Houston on Dec. 31, had 1 reception for 6 yards.

College Highlights
Versatile player with speed, good blocking ability and natural hands who started 20-of-47 games for Colorado and finished his career with 635 yards on 171 carries (3.7 avg.) and 12 TDs, and added 70 catches for 572 yards (8.2 avg.) and 3 receiving TDs…Only the tenth player in school history to gain over 500 yards rushing and receiving during a career…Also participated on special teams throughout his career and totaled 18 special teams tackles…At Colorado, wore jersey number 34 as a freshman and sophomore, but switched to 17 as a junior after several personal tragedies to serve as a reminder.

Personal
Born in Houston, Texas, where he attended Forest Brook High School…Named first-team all-state and All-North Forest League while also being selected first-team All-Greater Houston Area Big 4A…Offensive MVP of his district during 2001, and was named to the all-district first-team all four years of his prep career…Finished career with 4,610 yards and 70 touchdowns on 345 carries (13.4 avg.)…Also caught 72 passes for 1,950 yards (27.1 avg.) and 24 touchdowns…Was the starting QB his freshman and sophomore years, switched to running back for final two years and also played linebacker and safety…Lettered three times in basketball, averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks a game as a senior…Attended a youth football camp in Australia in 2007…Married (Anaya) with two daughters, Lauryn and Paris, and a son, Javier.

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