Larry Warford

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Larry Warford
No. 75     Detroit Lions
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-18) June 18, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 333 lb (151 kg)
Career information
High school: Richmond (KY) Madison Central
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Debuted in 2013 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • ProFootballFocus Offensive Rookie of the Year (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Games played 16
Games started 16
Stats at NFL.com

Larry Warford III (born June 18, 1991) is an American football offensive lineman for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Kentucky. Warford was considered one of the best guard prospects in his class, and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born in San Diego, California to an African American father and a Samoan mother,[2] Warford attended Oceanside High School during his freshman and sophomore year.[2][3] By his sophomore year, he had earned a starting job as offensive tackle, protecting quarterback Jordan Wynn. One of his teammates on the offensive line was Brian Schwenke. After Warford's father retired from the United States Navy, his family moved to Richmond, Kentucky,[2] where he attended Madison Central High School and became a two-year all-state honoree. In his senior year, he was named a first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Warford was listed as the No. 30 guard prospect in his class, behind Chance Warmack (No. 20) and Alvin Bailey (No. 27).[4] Warford chose Kentucky over Auburn and Louisville.

College career[edit]

Warford attended the University of Kentucky, where he played for the Kentucky Wildcats football team from 2009 to 2012. He started his career mostly as a reserve at right guard, appearing in 10 games, before earning a starting spot his sophomore year. He would go on to start 37 consecutive games for the Wildcats, and earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors in three consecutive seasons.

Professional career[edit]

Warford started all 16 regular-season games as a rookie Detroit Lion in 2013.

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 14 in 332 lb 33 38 in 9 12 in 5.58 s 5.10 s 7.78 s 22 12 in 8 ft 0 in 28 reps 27
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

Warford was selected by the Detroit Lions in the third round, with the 65th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[7]

Detroit Lions[edit]

He signed his rookie contract with the Lions on May 9, 2013; financial terms were not disclosed.[8]

In his rookie season, Warford became an immediate starter at right guard for the Lions,[9] and he did not give up a sack the entire 2013 season. He was named ProFootballFocus.com's Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year on January 8, 2014.[10][11] He was named the 2013 recipient of the Detroit Lions/Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Rookie of the Year Award.

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