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Ernie Lawson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vallejo, Calif.

High School:
St. Patrick-St. Vincent High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 285

Position:
Defensive Lineman

Birthdate:
09/27/1988

Experience:
3L

Ernie Lawson

Started on the defensive line the last two seasons, including every contest in 2009 ... Has played primarily at tackle, but will move outside to defensive end for his senior campaign ... Team leader and gutsy performer ... Is an SDSU scholar-athlete ... Preseason all-MWC by Phil Steele Magazine.

2009: Played and started all 12 contests at defensive tackle ... Contributed 22 stops with two sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss, which was the second-most on the squad ... Starter at defensive tackle vs. UCLA with his only tackle being a sack for a loss of five yards ... Starter again against Southern Utah and Idaho ... Made three stops vs. the Vandals and two the following week at Air Force ... Forced his first career fumble, which was picked up and returned for a touchdown by teammate Dey Juan Hemmings, in the win over New Mexico State ... Also had a tackle for a loss and three stops overall against the Aggies ... Two tackles as a starter vs. BYU ... Two tackles with one for a loss of two yards against New Mexico ... Started against TCU and made two tackles ... Had a tackle for loss in each of the last three games of the season ... Three tackles with a sack vs. Wyoming ... Earned the start at Utah, making three tackles, including one for a loss.

2008: Played in six contests, starting five times ... First career start at defensive tackle in the opener, but did not have a tackle ... Played on an injured ankle against Notre Dame, managing two stops with one behind the line of scrimmage ... Three assisted tackles with one for loss at San Jose State ... Missed three games due to illness, before returning at New Mexico, making an assisted tackle for a loss of one yards ... Injured his ankle against the Lobos, causing him to miss the CSU, Wyoming and BYU contests ... Returned against Utah, making two solo tackles ... Had a sack for a loss of seven yards in the win over UNLV.

2007: Tabbed the team's most inspirational player ... Appeared in all 12 outings, posting the first 17 tackles and two pass breakups of his career ... One stop against WSU, PSU, CSU and New Mexico ... Career-high four tackles at Utah ... First career PBUs against UNM and Portland St. ... One solo at UNLV ... Tied career-high with four tackles at Air Force ... Two stops vs. TCU and BYU.

2006: Missed entire season due to injury.

High School: Played both the defensive and offensive line for St. Patrick-St. Vincent High, garnering league defensive player-of-the-year honors as a senior ... All-region defensive pick by the Times Herald his final season ... Team's most inspirational and defensive lineman of the year in 2005 ... As a senior, he had 68 solo stops, 15 tackles for loss and five sacks ... Recorded 41 solo tackles and added seven tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior to earn second-team all-conference accolades.

Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1988, in San Mateo, Calif. ... Son of Albert and Belinda Lawson ... Is an exercise and nutritional sciences major.

LAWSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year

G

UA-AT-TT

TFL-Yds.

Sacks

Int.

PBU

FF

FR

2007

12

9-8-17

0-0

0-0

0-0

2

0

0

2008

6

4-6-10

3.0-9

1.0-7

0-0

0

0

0

2009

12

15-7-22

6.5-21

2.0-9

0-0

0

1

0

Totals

30

28-21-49

9.5-30

3.0-16

0-0

2

1

0

Career Highs: Tackles: 4 at Air Force (11/17/07), at Utah (10/13/07); TFLs: 1.0, six times; Sacks: 1.0 vs. WYO (11/14/09), 1.0 at UCLA (9/5/09), 1.0 vs. UNLV (11/22/08); FF 1.0 vs. NMSU (10/3/09.)

LAWSON GAME-BY-GAME

G UA-AT-TT TFL-Yds Sacks Int PBU FF FR
vs. Wash. St. (9/8/07) 1 1-0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at ASU (9/15/07) 1 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
PSU (9/22/07) 1 0-1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
CINCINNATI (9/29/07) 1 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at CSU (10/6/07) 1 0-1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at Utah (10/13/07) 1 1-3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
UNM (10/20/07) 1 0-1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
WYO (11/3/07) 1 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at UNLV (11/10/07) 1 1-0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at AFA (11/17/07) 1 2-2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
TCU (11/24/07)* 1 2-0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
BYU (12/1/07)* 1 2-0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
CAL POLY (8/30/08)* 1 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at ND (9/6/08)* 1 5-1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at SJSU (9/13/08)* 1 0-3-3 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
IDAHO (9/27/08)

DNP-INJ

at TCU (10/4/08)

DNP-INJ

AFA (10/11/08)

DNP-INJ

at UNM (10/18/08) 1 0-1-1 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
CSU (10/25/08)

DNP-INJ

at WYO (11/1/08)

DNP-INJ

at BYU (11/8//08)

DNP-INJ

UTAH (11/15/08)* 1 2-0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
UNLV (11/22/08) 1 1-1-2 1.0-7 1.0-7 0-0 0 0 0
at UCLA (9/5/09)* 1 1-0-1 1.0-5 1.0-5 0-0 0 0 0
SUU (9/12/09)* 1 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at Idaho (9/19/09)* 1 2-1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at AFA (9/26/09)* 1 1-1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
NMSU (10/3/09)* 1 2-1-3 1.0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
BYU (10/17/09)* 1 1-1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at CSU (10/24/09)* 1 0-0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
UNM (10/31/09)* 1 2-0-2 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
TCU (11/7/09)* 1 1-1-2 0.5-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
WYO (11/14/09)* 1 3-0-3 1.0-4 1.0-4 0-0 0 0 0
at UTAH (11/21/09)* 1 1-2-3 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
at UNLV (11/28/09)* 1 1-0-1 1.0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

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