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Lance Laury
Lance  Laury

RS Senior

Hopkins, S.C.

High School:
Lower Richland

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 235




Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

2002 Freshman All-America by The Sporting News
2002 Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Squad

2005 Preseason >> Co-recipient of the team's Outstanding Linebacker Award during spring practice ... Slated to be a starter and key figure on the defense in the fall ... Has good size ... Led all players with six tackles in the Garnet and Black Spring Game ... Is on track to earn his degree at the end of the fall semester.

2004 >> Served as the backup to Ricardo Hurley at linebacker ... Appeared in all 11 games ... Finished the year with 12 total tackles ... Had a tackle for loss vs. Arkansas ... Came up with an interception vs. Troy ... Had a season-high three stops vs. Arkansas.

2003 >> Despite being hobbled by a sore knee much of the season, he played in all 12 games with 11 starts at linebacker ... Team's fourth leading tackler on the season with 59 total stops ... That number is down significantly from his 2002 total of 90 total tackles which was third best on that team ... Came back from knee surgery to play a significant role, but never seemed to regain his previous form ... Had a season-high nine tackles vs. LSU ... Totaled 4.5 tackles for loss on the year ... Came up with an interception in the victory over then #15 Virginia ... Forced a pair of fumbles on the year (vs. UAB and Vanderbilt).

2002 >> Selected Freshman All-America by The Sporting News ... Named to both the SEC Coaches and Sporting News SEC All-Freshman squad ... Team's third leading tackler with 90 total hits (55 solo) despite missing two games (Mississippi State and Kentucky) with a knee injury ... Had four tackles for loss, two pass break ups and three quarterback pressures ... Sprained his left knee vs. Vanderbilt and underwent arthroscopic surgery ... In the season opener vs. New Mexico State, he had a team-high 14 total tackles ... Made a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo) against Virginia, including two tackles for loss ... Was in on 10 stops vs. Georgia, with a QB pressure ... Made nine tackles with a tackle for loss vs. Temple ... Had 11 stops vs. Tennessee, including one for loss ... Recorded 10 tackles vs. Arkansas and nine vs. Florida.

2001 >> Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL >> Prepped at Lower Richland High School ... Named all-conference in 1999 and 2000 ... Recorded a school-best 210 tackles his senior season ... Played for Coach David Moore.

PERSONAL >> Born Jan. 17, 1982 ... hotel, restaurant, and tourism management major.



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