LaAdrian Waddle
T #66
Texas Tech
College Station, TX
Offensive Line
TOTAL 42 28
2017 NE 9 4
2016 NE 2 0
2015 NE 1 0
2015 DET 8 6
2014 DET 10 10
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.

2014: Began season as starting right tackle but left the game after the first series with a calf injury in Week 1 vs. New York Giants (9/8). Battled injuries all season to finish with appearances in 10 games (10 starts).

  • Inactive in Week 2 at Carolina (9/14), Week 3 vs. Green Bay (9/21) and Week 4 at New York Jets (9/28).
  • Saw his first action back in Week 5 vs. Buffalo (10/5) since injuring his calf in Week 1.
  • Helped protect QB Matthew Stafford as he threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/19).
  • Inactive in Week 8 at Atlanta (10/26).
  • Helped the Lions gain 19 first downs before leaving the game due to injury in Week 10 vs. Miami (11/9).
  • Part of Lions offensive line effort that helped produce 91 yards rushing in Week 12 at New England (11/23).
  • Helped the Lions offense gain 6.8 yards per play in Week 13 vs. Chicago (11/27).
  • Blocked for QB Matthew Stafford as he threw for 311 yards in Week 14 vs. Tampa Bay (12/7).
  • Part of a Lions offensive line effort that averaged 5.5 yards per passing play before leaving the game with a leg injury in Week 15 vs. Minnesota (12/14).
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on December 17, 2014

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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