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Manny Lawson
OLB #99
Height:
6-5
Weight:
240
College:
North Carolina State
Hometown:
Goldsboro, NC
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 125 422 315 107 23 0 21 3 0 0 -- 0
2014 BUF 14 18 15 3 1 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2013 BUF 15 73 52 21 4 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 CIN 16 39 30 9 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 16 52 31 21 1.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SF 16 59 48 11 2.5 -- 6 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 SF 16 68 51 17 6.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 SF 14 45 33 12 3 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2007 SF 2 11 8 3 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 SF 16 57 47 10 2.5 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0

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Signed as unrestricted free agent early in 2011 training camp, Lawson in ’12 completed his second season in No. 1 SLB spot ... Totaled 44 tackles with two sacks, and had one pass defensed and one forced fumble ... Had 78 tackles in ’11, tying career-high (set in ’09) ... Spent 2006-10 with San Francisco ... Former first-round draft pick has three blocked kicks, nine forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 18 career sacks.

Signed as unrestricted free agent early in 2011 training camp, Lawson in ’12 completed his second season in No. 1 SLB spot ... Totaled 44 tackles with two sacks, and had one pass defensed and one forced fumble ... Had 78 tackles in ’11, tying career-high (set in ’09) ... Spent 2006-10 with San Francisco ... Former first-round draft pick has three blocked kicks, nine forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 18 career sacks.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by San Francisco in first round of 2006 draft (22nd overall) ... Signed with 49ers on 7-28-06 ... Became an unrestricted free agent after 2010 season, and signed with Cincinnati as UFA on 8-3-11 ... Re-signed with Cincinnati as UFA on 3-30-12.

2012 RECAP: Played in all 16 games and Wild Card playoff ... Had 10 starts at SLB (Games 3-6, 9 and 11-13 and 15-16) ... Recorded five tackles Sept. 10 at Baltimore ... Three tackles Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland ... Three tackles Sept. 23 at Washington ... Five tackles Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, including 12-yard sack ... Personal season-best seven tackles Oct. 7 vs. Miami ... One tackle on both defense and special teams Nov. 18 at Kansas City ... Three tackles Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, including sack-strip of Carson Palmer (Bengals recovered) early in fourth quarter as Raiders were driving ... Four tackles Dec. 9 vs. Dallas ... Three tackles and a pass defensed Dec. 13 at Philadelphia ... Had five tackles, including one for a loss, in Wild Card playoff 1-5-13 at Houston.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2006—Played in every 49ers game, with 12 starts, including season opener ... Had 65 tackles. 2.5 sacks, one INT and two fumble recoveries ... In his first home game, Sept. 17 vs. St. Louis, posted two sacks in a 20-13 win and was voted Diet Pepsi NFL Defensive Rookie of the Week ... In 34-20 win Oct. 8 vs. Oakland, blocked a punt to set up a TD and had a pass defensed that led to an INT ... Grabbed first career INT, off Marc Bulger, Nov. 26 at St. Louis.

2007—His season was ended after two games, due to a knee injury (torn ACL) suffered in practice ... Placed Sept. 21 on Reserve/Injured list ... Had nine tackles in season-opening win Sept. 10 vs. Arizona.

2008—Returned from 2007 knee injury to play in 14 games for 49ers, with 10 starts ... Made impact with three sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a blocked punt, a blocked FG and three passes defensed ... His blocked punt came in overtime win Sept. 14 at Seattle ... On Nov. 23 at Dallas, had a sack, a pass defensed and forced fumble that he recovered.

2009—Started every 49ers game and had career highs in sacks (6.5) and tackles (78) ... His four forced fumbles tied season record for a 49ers LB ... Became first 49er since 2002 to register a sack in three straight games.

2010—Started every 49ers game ... On Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia, brought down QB Kevin Kolb for his first sack and forced fumble of the season ... Helped key win Oct. 17 vs. Oakland with INT against Jason Campbell ... In win Oct. 31 vs. Denver, sacked Kyle Orton and forced a fumble that LB Takeo Spikes recovered to set up TD for 24-10 lead ... Had a shared sack in win 1-2-11 vs. Arizona, and had season-best seven tackles.

2011—Had 78 tackles in his first Bengals season, including 1.5 sacks, and he ranked fourth on team in tackles-for-loss (seven) ... Supported effort for defense to finish ranked seventh in NFL in fewest yards allowed (316.3) and fourth in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.0) ... His three tackles Oct. 30 at Seattle included two for losses ... Led team in tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh, with personal season-best 11 stops, including a shared sack ... Harassed Houston on Dec. 11, as his five tackles included one sack, two QB pressures and two for losses ... Five tackles in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2002-05) at North Carolina State ... His 20.5 sacks ranked fourth in school history, and his seven blocked kicks ranked second ... Led nation as a freshman with three forced fumbles ... Had 10.5 sacks as a senior ... Partnered during his career with DE Mario Williams to form one of college football’s best-ever pass-rushing duos ... Also was a college track star as a sophomore, winning major titles in long jump and triple jump, and he posted school’s best 2003 performance in 60-meter hurdles (8.55).
    
PERSONAL: Hometown is Goldsboro, N.C. ... Attended Eastern Wayne High School, where he was rated by SuperPrep as a senior as No. 21 prospect in the state ... Had 11 sacks as a prep senior and also rushed for 456 yards ... Majored in industrial engineering at North Carolina State.

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