LaAdrian Waddle
T #66
Texas Tech
College Station, TX

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Career Stats
TOTAL 12 8
2013 DET 12 8

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Sturdy offensive tackle with unrivaled size who began his NFL career with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas Tech in 2013.


  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 2, 2013

Sturdy offensive tackle with unrivaled size who began his NFL career with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas Tech in 2013.

2013: Took over the starting right tackle position midway through the season, played in 12 games with eight starts. Helped pave the way for the Lions to average 392.1 net yards per game, the sixth-best mark in the League, and 15 rushing touchdowns. Part of unit that ranked second in the NFL in sacks allowed per pass play (3.5-percent).

  • Saw action on special teams in Week 3 at Washington (9/22), Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29) and Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
  • Saw his first action on the offensive line in Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • Started his first game in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27) at right tackle and helped the Lions set a franchise single-game record by accumulating 638 total offensive yards (143 rushing, 480 passing). They broke the previous record of 591 yards vs. New York Yanks November 23, 1950.
  • It was the first time in team history that the Lions offense accumulated over 600 total yards in a game.
  • Helped the Lions rush for 145 yards while not allowing a sack in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10)
  • Paved the way for the Lions to chew up 104 yards rushing on the ground in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • Contributed to an offensive line that helped Detroit gained 241 yards on the ground vs. Green Bay (11/28) on Thanksgiving Day. This was the team’s highest rushing output since the Lions gained 249 yards vs. Indianapolis November 23, 1997.
  • The 241 rushing yards vs. Green Bay (11/28) marked the first time the Lions gained 200+ rushing yards since they logged 215 yards vs. Arizona December 5, 2004.
  • Helped the Lions ground game to rushing touchdowns from RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick, respectively, in Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22).

Named All-Big 12 by Phil Steele, Dallas Morning News, Waco Tribune-Herald and ESPN as a senior. Ended his career at Texas Tech with 38 consecutive starts and 40 overall career starts on the offensive line.

2012: Started all 13 games at left tackle for the Red Raiders as a senior.

  • Part of an offensive line that helped pave the way for Red Raider running backs that rushed for 1,673 yards during the regular season (12 games), the most by Texas Tech since 1998 (2,219).

2011: Started all 12 games at left tackle.

2010: Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the league’s coaches and second team All-Big 12 Academic after starting all 13 games at left tackle.

  • Made only tackle of the season at Iowa State.

2009: Saw action in two games (two starts) as a freshman

  • Made his first start of his career against Texas A&M.

Rated as the No. 74 offensive guard nationally by after career at Columbus (Texas) High School under head coach Brent Mascheck.

  • Majored in business administration.
  • Son of Gregory Waddle and Christine Coleman.

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  • 1 on 1 with LaAdrian Waddle

    Posted 14 hours ago

    Tori Petry talks with LaAdrian Waddle about the right tackle competition after the Lions' preseason finale at Buffalo.


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