87 Lawrence Wilson

Lawrence Wilson Ohio State
usa United States
Akron, OH
High School
St. Vincent-St. Mary
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006

Major: Undeclared (2005-06)

Weight: 270 (2006), 225 (2005)

2006 Media Guide: A runaway winner as the player everyone was talking about coming out of spring practice … heads into the fall written in – in indelible ink – as the successor to Mike Kudla at rush end … is still young, but has made a favorable impression in a short period of time and is being compared favorably to former Buckeye All-American and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Will Smith … lettered in 2005 as a true freshman … was used mostly in situational circumstances, but showed signs of being a special player … really ratcheted up his play in the spring and has OSU coaches and fans, alike, buzzing about his potential … was the first position player taken in last year’s spring game draft and certainly has the respect of his teammates … big, strong, athletic and smart … will be a handful for opposing offensive linemen as he continues to improve and acquire experience … runs a 4.6 40-yard dash, squats 600, has a bench press of 300 and a 36-inch vertical leap … has added 20 pounds since last year and has great strength to go along with outstanding speed … has a chance to be Ohio State’s next great defensive end.

2005: Played in all but one game, Texas, as a rookie … logged a career-high 17 minutes against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl … had two tackles – one against Iowa and the other vs. Northwestern.

High School: Ranked as Ohio’s top defensive end and the No. 9 player overall by Rivals.com … ranked as the No. 12 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com … ESPN’s Tom Lemming rated him the No. 16 defensive end in the country … runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds … bench presses 300 pounds, squats 600 and has a 36-inch vertical jump … 2004 First Team All-Ohio defensive lineman … had 15 sacks as a junior and 10 as a senior … has a 3.6 GPA … averaged 15 points per game in basketball as a junior … joins former Irish teammate Sian Cotton at Ohio State … played for Keith Wakefield.

Personal: Is the son of Eugene and Sarah Wilson … older brother attends Ohio State.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2005Ohio State11020200000000000
2006Ohio State10NA187115.0173.0152000100