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#8 Lawrence Wilson

Redshirt Sophomore
6-1, 221
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Paul W. Bryant

A redshirt sophomore who aims to start at weak side linebacker after earning Freshman All-America honors in that role last fall.

2007: Named second-team FreshmanAll-American … Stepped in for an injured Ryan Henegan during preseason camp and started all 13 games at weakside linebacker, ranking second on the team with 113 tackles … The 113 tackles are the most by a UConn freshman in the FBS era … Recorded 8.5 TFLs, recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass and broke up two more … Made seven stops against Wake Forest (Dec. 29), one of which was for a loss … Made 10 tackles in the win over USF (Oct. 27) to cap a three-game stretch that included 11 stops vs. Louisville (Oct. 19) and 17 at Virginia (Oct. 13) … Of the 17 stops at UVa, three were for a loss … Made 11 tackles at Pittsburgh (Sept. 22) and returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown to earn the defensive game ball … In his collegiate debut at Duke (Sept. 1), made 10 tackles with 1.5 TFLs.

2006: Redshirted … Named the Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the West Virginia game (Oct. 20).

High School: All-West Alabama first team … All-State honorable mention … Team captain as a senior … Three-year varsity letterman … Had 135 tackles with seven sacks and four interceptions as a senior and had 79 tackles with eight sacks as a junior … Played in the 2006 Max Emfinger All-American Bowl … Also played basketball.

Personal Profile: Lawrence Jamel Wilson … Born on November 16, 1987 … The first Husky ever to hail from the state of Alabama … An exploratory major.


2007 13-13 53 60 113 0-0 8.5-24 1 2
Totals 13-13 53 60 113 0-0 8.5-24 1 2

Most Tackles: 17, at Virginia, 10/13/07

Most TFL:      3, at Virginia, 10/13/07
Most INT:      1, at Pittsburgh 9/22/07
Longest INT Return:  51, at Pittsburgh 9/22/07


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