Rashard Lawrence nominated for Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week

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BATON ROUGE – LSU defensive end Rashard Lawrence has been named the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week for his performance in the 46-41 win over No. 3 Alabama on Saturday, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced on Tuesday.

Lawrence, a senior from Neville High School in Monroe, La., had four tackles, batted down two passes and teamed with Patrick Queen for a sack in the win over the Crimson Tide.

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The Defensive MVP of the Fiesta Bowl last year, Lawrence has 103 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks in his LSU career. He’s a two-time permanent team captain and has twice been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

LSU will receive $1,000 for its general scholarship fund in recognition of Lawrence’s performance.

The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation sponsors the Lott IMPACT Trophy and has donated more than $1.5 million to universities and charities throughout the country.