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    Lawrence Wilson
    8 Lawrence Wilson
    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.

    High School:
    Paul W. Bryant

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 226

    Position:
    Linebacker

    Birthdate:
    11/16/1987

    08/25/2013

    Huskies Open Season Vs. Towson Thursday

    UConn takes on nationally-ranked FCS team to kick off 2013.

    2010: A First Team All-BIG EAST Conference selection...was the leading tackler in the BIG EAST Conference and 29th nationally...played in 53 games over four years for the Huskies with 51 starts...had a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown against USF (Dec. 5)...has five career interceptions - three of which have been returned for a TD...is the second-leading tackler in school history trailing only John Dorsey, who had 495 from 1980-83...had five double-digit tackle games this season...season-high was 16 against Louisville (Oct. 23)...had 14 tackles against both Buffalo (Sept. 25) and Rutgers (Oct. 8)...was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for having 11 tackles and a sack in win vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 11)...had seven tackles and one pass break-up against Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl...earned Defensive Game Ball award for Texas Southern (Sept. 11) and USF games.

    2009: A First Team All-BIG EAST selection...led the Husky team in tackles with 140 stops and had five sacks and eleven tackles for a loss in 2009...was first in the BIG EAST at 10.8 tackles per game, which also ties him for tenth nationally... had double-digit tackles in eight games...had a career-high 17 tackles vs. Syracuse (Nov. 28)...also had 16 tackles in win against Louisville (Oct. 17) and in win at Notre Dame (Nov. 21)...was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after the Syracuse game...earned Defensive Game Balls vs. Baylor (Sept. 19) and Syracuse (Nov. 28).

    2008: Had perhaps the most exciting play of the season for the Huskies, returning an interception 45-yards for a TD in the closing minutes of the Louisville game (Sept. 26) to provide the winning margin for the Huskies ... Was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his effort against the Cardinals ... Tied for second on the team in interceptions with three ... Finished 2008 second on the team in tackles with 73 and had nine tackles against West Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Also had eight tackles in two other games ... Recorded five unassisted tackles and two pass break-ups in the International Bowl win vs. Buffalo (Jan. 3) ... Had six tackles for a loss, a sack, four pass break-ups, and a fumble recovery on the year.

    2007: Named second-team Freshman All-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 ... A sociology major.

    Year GP-GS UT AT TT SKS TFL INT PBU
    2007 13-13 53 60

    113

    0-0 8.5-24 1 2
    2008 13-11 42 31 73 1-9 6-16 3 4
    2009 13-13 80 60 140 5-37 11-49 0 1
    2010 13-13 71 52 123 3.5-22 10-44 1 3
    Career 52-50 246 203 449 9.5-68 35.5-133 5 10

    LAWRENCE WILSON'S CAREER HIGHS

    Most Tackles: 17, 2x, last vs. Syracuse, 11/28/09
    Most TFL: 3, 2x, last vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09
    Most Interceptions: 1, 4x, last vs Louisville, 9/26/08
    Longest Interception Return: 51, at Pittsburgh, 9/22/07