Larry Lawrence (American football)

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Larry Lawrence
No. 13
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-04-11)April 11, 1949
Place of birth: Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Date of death: December 4, 2012(2012-12-04) (aged 63)
Place of death: Galveston, Texas
Career information
College: Miami (FL), Iowa
Debuted in 1974
Last played in 1976
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Completions 9
Pass Attempts 31
Yards 79
Stats at NFL.com

Larry Robert Lawrence, born on April 11, 1949 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, who attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was an American football quarterback in college for the Miami Hurricanes and Iowa Hawkeyes and the NFL Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Undrafted coming out of college, he started his pro career in the CFL for two seasons, then signed with the Raiders as a free agent. He played for two years as a backup, starting two games and missing most of the 1975 season with an injury.[1] The Buccaneers traded for him during the 1976 preseason.[2] Coach John McKay praised his accuracy in the preseason,[3] but he was unable to make an impact in limited playing time during the regular season, and was waived when Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Terry Hanratty became available.[4] Lawrence died on December 4, 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carnicelli, Joe. "Raiders' Loads of Talent Lost in Trainer's Room". The Boca Raton News. 19 Oct 1975
  2. ^ AP. "Bucs Give Foote Boot". St. Petersburg Evening Independent. 18 Aug 1976
  3. ^ Zier, Patrick. "Bucs' Development to Get Measured in Opening Contest Against Houston". The Lakeland Ledger. 7 Sep 1976
  4. ^ AP. "Hanratty Set to Join Buccaneers". Penn State Daily Collegian. 7 Oct 1976
  5. ^ http://www.kcrg.com/sports/local/Legendary-Jefferson-Athlete-Larry-Lawrence-Dies-182611841.html