Manny Lawson Personal Collection
by, 01-05-2009 at 11:35 PM (2140 Views)
In continuing my quest for lesser known players, I have posted my Manny Lawson PC. I will update it with pics and new arrivals as they arrive.
My affinity with Lawson goes back to his days in high school while he lived in Goldsboro, NC. He attended Eastern Wayne High School, which was one of the smaller rivals of my own former high school. I was able to follow his time there and when he signed with the NC State Wolfpack, it became a no-brainer for me to follow his career (die-hard Pack fan).
While at State, he partnered up with Mario Williams to become one of the most feared defensive combos in ACC history. Also, he became an instant legend at State due to his punt/field goal blocking ability. Lawson and Williams joined fellow line mate John McCargo as the first threesome to get drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft in Wolfpack history.
Lawson got drafted by my favorite team (San Francisco 49ers) and was moved to the outside linebacker position. He had a solid rookie year but was sidelines for most of 2007 with ACL injury. In 2008, he was able to partner up with Patrick Willis to create a formidable 1-2 punch in the middle of an improved defense.
Here is a link to Manny Lawson's bio.