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Nevin Lawson
CB #43
Height:
5-10
Weight:
184
Age:
23
College:
Utah State
Hometown:
Louderhill, Fla.
Experience:
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Biography

A speedy and tenacious corner, Lawson joins a blossoming crop of young Lions defensive backs in 2014. Lawson comes to Detroit as the team’s fourth-round (133rd overall) draft pick after anchoring the Utah State secondary for four seasons.

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  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

PRO
A speedy and tenacious corner, Lawson joins a blossoming crop of young Lions defensive backs in 2014. Lawson comes to Detroit as the team’s fourth-round (133rd overall) draft pick after anchoring the Utah State secondary for four seasons.

COLLEGE
2013: Concluded his career at Utah State by playing in all 14 games (13 starts) and earning his first-career First Team All-Mountain West selection. His 57 tackles (33 solo), four interceptions (65 yards) and 13 pass defenses earned him the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week award twice against Boise State (10/12) and UNLV (11/9).

  • Finished the year ranked first on the team in pass defenses (13), and his 13 pass breakups and four interceptions ranked first and second on the team, respectively.
  • Picked off a career-high two passes in the game against Boise State, returning one 65 yards for his first-career touchdown, while adding a career-high five pass defenses and nine tackles.
  • Forced a fumble against Fresno State in the Mountain West Championship game.

2012: As a junior, earned Second Team All-WAC honors after starting in all 13 games for the Aggies and finishing the season with 63 tackles (47 solo), two sacks (17 yards) and 10 pass defenses.

  • Recorded his first two sacks of his career at San Jose State (10/13) as Utah State went on to set a single-game school record with 13 sacks in the contest.
  • Had five or more tackles in nine games during the season, including a season-high eight at San Jose State.

2011: Started 12-of-13 games in his sophomore campaign as the anchor of the secondary. Ranked fourth overall on the team with 73 tackles, 11 pass defenses and one interception.

  • Hauled in his second-career interception that clinched the team’s win at New Mexico State in the game’s waning minutes.
  • Logged a career-best nine tackles at Nevada (11/26).

2010: Appeared in nine games with two starts as a true freshman, finishing the year with 12 tackles (seven solo), one interception, a half sack and one pass breakup.

  • Posted a season-high three tackles on two separate occasions in road games at Nevada (10/30) and San Jose State (11/13).
  • Nabbed the game-clinching interception in the end zone vs. San Jose State, earning him a nomination for the WAC Defensive Player of the Week.

PERSONAL
A two-year starter at both cornerback and running back at Piper (Fla.) High School, Lawson was named Second Team All-Broward County in his final prep season. As a senior, posted 68 tackles and three interceptions on defense, as well as 41 carries for 526 yards and eight touchdowns on offense. Also had two punt returns for touchdowns on special teams.

  • Named team MVP as a senior and was selected to the Broward County North-South All-Star Game, where he recorded eight tackles and did not allow a pass reception.
  • Also lettered in track as a sprinter in high school.
  • Graduated from Utah State with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, emphasizing in health and wellness.
  • Son of Clive and Jennifer Lawson.

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