Lawrence McCutcheon

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Lawrence McCutcheon
No. 30, 33
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1950-06-02) June 2, 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth: Plainview, Texas
Career information
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Debuted in 1972 for the Los Angles Rams
Last played in 1981 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 6,578
Rushing average 4.3
Rushing TDs 26
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Lawrence McCutcheon (born June 2, 1950) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams from 1972 to 1980, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks in 1980, and 1981 with the Buffalo Bills, reuniting with his former Rams coach Chuck Knox.

Professional career[edit]

McCutcheon was selected in the third round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Rams out of Colorado State University. He appeared in 89 games for the Rams, appearing in seven playoff games including Super Bowl XIV.[1] In 1975 McCutcheon established a Postseason record by rushing for 202 yards on 37 carries in the playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

McCutcheon led the Rams in rushing for five consecutive seasons, from 1973 to 1977, and was named to the Pro Bowl each year. During his tenure with the Rams, McCutcheon gained a total of 6,186 yards on 1,425 carries. In addition to his five consecutive Pro Bowl appearances, McCutcheon was named Second-team All-Pro in 1974, All-NFC in 1977 and Second-team All-NFC in 1973, 1975 and 1976.

In Super Bowl XIV, McCutcheon threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ron Smith, giving the Rams a 19–17 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. However the Rams lost the game, 31–19.

Personal[edit]

McCutcheon was promoted to director of player personnel of the Rams in May 2003. He's spent 38 years with the Rams.[2] His son, Daylon McCutcheon, played cornerback for the Cleveland Browns.

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