Lorenzo Styles

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Lorenzo Styles
No. --
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth: Sharon, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Farrell (PA)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
Debuted in 1995 for the Atlanta Falcons
Coaching debut in 2010 for the Ohio Dominican University
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Tackles --
Sacks 1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Lorenzo Styles (born January 31, 1974 in Sharon, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for six seasons for the Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams, and spent half a season as the Head Coach of the Marion Blue Racers.

Early life[edit]

As a prep star at Farrell High School in Farrell, Pennsylvania from 1990 and 1991, he was inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame. He also attended Independence High School in Columbus, Ohio

College career[edit]

Heavely recruited by Ohio State University in which he received a full ride and played for Coach John Cooper for 3 seasons before he decided to take his talents to the NFL early.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

He was drafted in the 3rd round by the Atlanta Falcons in the 3rd round of the 1995 NFL Draft. He ended up playing for 2 seasons as linebacker and on special teams.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Traded in 1996 he went on to play for the St. Louis Rams, he went on to play for 4 seasons as a linebacker and special teams player. He helped the Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV.

Coaching career[edit]

Ohio Dominican[edit]

From 2009-2010, he was the linebackers coach for the Ohio Dominican University Panthers.[1]

Marion Mayhem[edit]

In 2010, Styles was named the Defensive Line Coach for the Marion Mayhem, an indoor football team in the Continental Indoor Football League. There he worked with League Sack Record Holder, Thomas McKenzie. The Mayhem lacked financial stability and were unable to finish the season. McKenzie went on to play for the Fort Wayne FireHawks, and was named 1st Team All-CIFL.

Dayton Silverbacks[edit]

In 2011, Styles became the Defensive Coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Dayton Silverbacks, also of the CIFL. The Silverbacks went on to the playoffs as the 3rd best team in the league. Chris Respress won the Defensive Player of the Year, after playing under Styles.[2]

Marion Blue Racers[edit]

On August 17, 2011, he was named the Head Coach for the Marion Blue Racers for the 2012 season. He will be leading to the Blue Racers into their first year as a member of the United Indoor Football League.[3]

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