Nevin Lawson

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Nevin Lawson
No. 24 Detroit Lions
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-23) April 23, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Sunrise (FL) Piper
College: Utah State
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MWC (2013)
  • Second-team All-WAC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2014
Tackles: 1
Forced Fumbles: 0
Passes Defended: 0
Interceptions: 0
Stats at

Nevin Lawson (born April 23, 1991) is a Jamaican-born American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Lions in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah State.

High School[edit]

Lawson attended Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida, where he started at both cornerback and running back. As a senior, he recorded 68 tackles with three interceptions for the Bengals, while offensively, he added 41 carries for 526 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had two punt returns for touchdowns, and was named team MVP.

He was considered a two-star recruit by[1]

College career[edit]

Lawson attended Utah State University, where he played for the Utah State Aggies football team from 2010 to 2013. As a true freshman in 2010, he appeared in nine games, making two starts for the Aggies. He made 12 total tackles, while breaking up one pass and intercepting one. In 2011, he started all 13 games, finishing fourth overall on the team in tackles with 73, while adding 10 pass break ups and one interception. In 2012, he started all 13 games, earning second-team All-WAC honors after recording 63 tackles, four for loss, two sacks and ten pass break-ups. As a senior in 2013, Lawson recorded 57 tackles, while breaking up 13 passes, and intercepting a career high four interceptions, returning one 65 yards for a touchdown against Boise State. He earned first-team All-MWC honors following the regular season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3]

Detroit Lions[edit]

After dislocating his toes in a Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers, he was placed on IR, ending his rookie season.[4]


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