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Desmond
Lawrence
#46 Defensive Back
Desmond
Lawrence
#46 Defensive Back
Height 6'1
Weight 185 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1994-11-30 (28)
Born Charlotte, NC
School North Carolina
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 5
Special Teams Tackles 2
Interceptions 0
Sacks 0

2022: Blue Bombers

Lawrence joined the Blue Bombers on October 5, 2022, five days after his release by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and started three games — one in the regular season followed by starts in both the Western Final and Grey Cup.

Lawrence made his Blue Bombers debut in Vancouver against the B.C. Lions on October 15th, registering one tackle and four pass knockdowns. He followed that up with three tackles, an interception and a knockdown in the Western Final and four tackles in the Grey Cup loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

On December 7th, 2022 he signed a one-year contract extension to remain with the club.

2021: Tiger-Cats

Lawrence signed with the Ticats in February of 2021 and dressed in 10 regular-season games in the pandemic-shortened season, including five starts. He then started both the Eastern Semi-Final and Eastern Final, but missed the 108th Grey Cup game due to an injury.

He finished the year with 22 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack, two pass knockdowns and two interceptions and was named Hamilton’s Most Outstanding Rookie.

2017-20: NFL/AAF/XFL

Lawrence first signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2017 was released the following spring. He spent time with the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football in 2019 and then the 2020 season with the DC Defenders of the XFL.

College:

Lawrence appeared 47 games over four seasons (2013-16) at the University of North Carolina, registering 178 total tackles, six tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble and 27 total pass breakups — the fourth most in UNC history. In 2015 he was named Second-Team All-ACC (coaches) and Third-Team All-ACC (ACSMA).

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2021
HAM 10 22 3 1 2 0 0
2022
HAM 5 4 2 0 0 0 0
2022
WPG 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total
16 27 5 1 2 0 0

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
07-21
7 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-20
11 MTL 3 0 0 0 0 0
08-26
12 TOR 0 1 0 0 0 0
09-05
13 TOR 0 1 0 0 0 0
09-23
16 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-15
19 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-13
23 BC 3 0 0 1 0 0
11-20
24 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total
12 2 0 1 0 0