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Lawrence Marsh

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Height
6' 5"
CLASS
RFR
Hometown
Augusta, Ga.
Weight
273 lbs.
Experience
SQ
School
Josey
Lawrence Marsh

CAREER: Saw action in 40 games at Florida, recording 18 starts…Recorded 50 tackles, 23 solo and 27 assisted...Owns 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 quarterback sacks.

 

2010: Saw time in nine games with nine tackles and earned a starting spot in UF’s games versus USF, LSU, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and South Carolina…Was sidelined for Florida’s final two games versus Florida State and Penn State…Recorded one solo tackle in Florida’s defeat of Vanderbilt…Missed the games versus Tennessee and Kentucky after suffering an arm injury.

 

2009: Played in nine games his redshirt junior campaign at UF while battling several injuries…Grabbed eight total tackles (two solo, six assisted), a half a tackle for loss and a half of a quarterback sack…Contributed to the Gators’ defensive efforts as UF defeated Cincinnati, 51-24, in the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl…Grabbed one tackle against Alabama in the 2009 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta…Rallied for an assisted tackle in UF’s winning efforts over FSU Nov. 28…Collected one tackle, teaming up with Jaye Howard for a quarterback sack for a loss of three yards…Grabbed his fifth tackle of the season in the win over Vanderbilt…Played in UF’s 41-17 win over Georgia and collected one tackle in the win in Jacksonville…Played in his second game of the season against LSU after an early-season injury setback…Saw his first action of the season in the SEC opener against Tennessee, where he grabbed three tackles…Dressed for UF’s first two games of the season, but did not play due to injury.

 

2008: Earned the starting job for the Gators last season at nose tackle…Started 13 games, only missing the start against Florida State, and played in all 14 games for UF during the season…Collected a career-high five tackles against Ole Miss, including one solo and four assisted…Contributed to Florida’s winning efforts in the 2008 SEC Championship and 2009 BCS National Championship Games, collecting four tackles in the win over Alabama and three in the victory over Oklahoma…Graded out a Champion for his efforts against LSU…Made his first career start against Hawaii, recording Florida’s first sack of the 2008 season for a loss of six yards against the Warriors and accounted for half (2) of UF’s sacks on the afternoon.

 

2007: Played a backup role as a defensive end in his redshirt freshman season…Saw action in eight games and missed the Western Kentucky, Ole Miss, Auburn, LSU and Florida State contests…Did not start any games…Had five tackles on the year, including three solo and two assisted…Contributed 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards with 0.5 sacks for a loss of two yards…Posted a career-high two tackles against Vanderbilt and had a tackle for a loss of two yards against Florida Atlantic…Recorded one tackle for a loss of one yard versus Georgia.

 

2006: Redshirted his first season on the UF campus.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Had 91 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, and five forced fumbles as a senior at Josey High School…Team went 0-10 as a senior…Named first-team all-region at offensive tackle as a junior…Also named all-area defensive end…Had 79 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss and eight sacks as a junior…Team captain as a senior…Also played basketball as a senior…High school coach was Barney Chavous…Also had interest from Auburn, Georgia, Maryland and Notre Dame.

 

MAJOR: Sociology.

 

MARSH’S CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 5 (Ole Miss, 2008)

QB Sacks: 2 (Hawaii, 2008)

Forced Fumbles: None

Interceptions: None 

 

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year

UT-AT

TT

TBL

QBS

FF

FR

PD

INT

2007

3-2

5

1.5

0.5

0

0

0

0

2008

14-14

28

5.5

3

0

0

0

0

2009

2-6

8

0.5

0.5

0

0

0

0

2010

4-5

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals:

23-27

50

7.5

4

0

0

0

0

 

PROFILE

·         Member of the Health Club and Peer Advocate Group in high school

·         Participated in the American Legion Boys’ State program as a junior for his participation in his local, county and state government

·         Enjoys listening to music and watching television in his spare time away from football

·         Nickname is “Big L”

·         Has a 16-year-old sister who likes to sing and a nine-year-old brother who plays football, golf and baseball

 

QUOTES

"To go the year before and hardly ever get a nick and then to be hurt for most of the season last year and miss as much as he had, I don't know anybody who's got more passion or hunger to go have a great year this year than Lawrence Marsh. He'll be an unbelievable success in life. I don't know if it was like that when I got here, but I know right now when football is done, off the field he'll be really, really successful in life." (8/6/10)

Dan McCarney, North Texas Head Coach and former UF Defensive Line Coach

 

"All the credit goes to him. Instead of just being a warm body on scholarship, he's really going to contribute. He cared about the team but you watch the tape from last year, he didn't do much of anything. He's a different guy. He carries himself with confidence. I'm really proud of him. He doesn't have super talent but he has a super heart. He's really started to figure this game out." (9/16/08)

Dan McCarney, North Texas Head Coach and former UF Defensive Line Coach

 

"That kid is a different player. He's taken off. He's transformed. He's doing a great job of holding up gaps and getting off blocks and making plays. We just want to keep him going and hoping he has a big game Saturday (versus Tennessee)." (9/16/08)

Brandon Spikes, former UF linebacker, current member of the New England Patriots

 

"He's a very talented guy that, in the last five weeks, has made leaps and bounds (of progress). He's our best scout-team guy. I think he's as good or better as some of the guys we're playing with." (11/08/06)

Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

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