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#69 Eric Lawson
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 270
Year: Junior
City/State: Sedalia, Colo.
High School: Douglas County
Experience: 2 Letters

AT COLORADO: 2009 (Sr./Jr.)—He saw action in three games on defense, participating in two assisted tackles, as well as causing an interception.  He decided to forego a fifth year on the squad after the season, opting to graduate and thus possibly play one more year at another institution.  He had four tackles and a sack in the three main spring scrimmages.

2008 (Soph.)—He saw action in three games (Colorado State, Texas, Missouri), playing six total snaps; he had an assisted tackle in the Texas game. 

2007 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in four games (Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska), seeing action for 18 snaps from scrimmage; he did not record any statistics.  He had a solid spring, with eight tackles in the four main scrimmages, including five with two third stops in the spring game.

2006 (Fr.)—Redshirted; he practiced at defensive tackle the entire fall.
 
HIGH SCHOOL—A PrepStar and SuperPrep all-Midlands team member (SP ranked him as the No. 81 player overall in the region), Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 14 overall prospect in the state of Colorado.  As a senior, when he was a team captain, he earned first-team all-Colorado (Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News), first-team all-state (5A) and first-team all-National Conference honors.  He recorded 83 tackles, with 14 for losses including five quarterback sacks on the year; he also saw some spot action on offense at tight end, primarily in blocking situations.  As a junior, he earned second-team all-conference honors when he was in on 75 tackles, with 11 for losses including five sacks.  His top games as a senior included 11 tackles and one-and-a-half sacks in a win over Regis, and a 10-tackle effort in a win over Chaparral.  Under coach Jeff Ketron, Douglas County won the state title as a senior (defeating Mullen) in posting a 13-1 record; DCHS was 6-4 his junior year, missing the playoffs and 7-4 in his sophomore season, losing in the first round in the postseason.

ACADEMICS—He majored in Communication at Colorado and was on schedule to graduate in May 2010; he was planning to attend graduate school at another institution and play one more year of football..  In high school, he owned a 3.2 grade point average and was once a member of the International Baccalaureate program, an advanced curriculum designed to insure a cohesive, comprehensive education for students.

PERSONAL—Born December 23, 1986 in Jackson, Miss.   His hobbies include hunting, fishing, skiing and lifting weights; he owns the all-time power clean record (345 pounds) for Douglas County High School.  A 4-H club member his entire life, he used to show livestock, notably swine, while growing up, and still raises livestock.  His father (Chris) played rugby at the University of Oregon, and a cousin (Lucas Wiester) is an offensive lineman at New Mexico Highlands.    

Defense Tackles  
Season G Plays UT AT Total TFL Sacks 3DS Hurr FR FF PBU INT
2007 4 18 0 0 0 0- 0 0- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 3 6 0 1 1 0- 0 0- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 3 27 0 2 2 0- 0 0- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 10 51 0 3 3 0- 0 0- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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