Alonzo Lawrence
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Alonzo Lawrence
Alonzo Lawrence
No. --     Free agent
Born: (1989-10-15) October 15, 1989 (age 30)
Dallas, Texas
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
CollegeMiss. Gulf Coast CC
High schoolLucedale (MS) George County
Career history
As player
2012Detroit Lions*
2012Saskatchewan Roughriders*
2013Toronto Argonauts
2014Edmonton Eskimos
*Offseason or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards

Alonzo Lawrence (born October 15, 1989) is an American football defensive back who is currently a free agent. Lawrence first enrolled at the University of Alabama before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi and lastly arriving at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He attended George County High School in Lucedale, Mississippi. He has been a member of the Detroit Lions, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos.

College career

Lawrence spent his redshirt freshman season at the University of Alabama. He transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi the next season but did not play. He later played two years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and was a NJCAA All-American in 2011.[1][2][3]

Professional career

Detroit Lions

Lawrence was signed by the Detroit Lions on April 30, 2012.[4] He was released by the Lions on June 22, 2012.[4]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Lawrence signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on August 27, 2012 and spent the 2012 season on the Roughriders' practice squad.[2][5]

Toronto Argonauts

Lawrence was signed by the Toronto Argonauts on May 29, 2013. He was named Defensive Player of the Week for Week Seven of the 2013 season.[6] Lawrence was released by the Argonauts on June 21, 2014.[7]

Edmonton Eskimos

Lawrence was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos on July 14, 2014.[8] He was released by the Eskimos on June 13, 2015.[9]


  1. ^ Stephenson, Creg (December 13, 2011). "MGCCC defensive back Alonzo Lawrence named first-team All-American". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b Stephenson, Creg (August 9, 2013). "Alonzo Lawrence happy to be back on football field after making CFL debut with Toronto Argonauts". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Rapoport, Ian. "Lions sign CB Alonzo Lawrence, who hopes to be a rare JUCO-to-NFL success story". Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Alonzo Lawrence". April 30, 2012. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Herndon, Mike (August 30, 2012). "Alonzo Lawrence signs with Saskatchewan in Canadian Football League". Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Lucedale's Alonzo Lawrence named Defensive Player of Week after first CFL game". August 13, 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ Ralph, Dan (June 22, 2014). "Argonauts' final cuts include Romby Bryant, Alonzo Lawrence". Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "ESKS SIGN DB ALONZO LAWRENCE". July 14, 2014. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ O'Leary, Chris (June 13, 2015). "Eskimos release injured defensive back Alonzo Lawrence". Archived from the original on June 14, 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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