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Carl Lawson | Defensive End

Team: Auburn Tigers
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 251

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ESPN's Kevin Weidl thought Auburn sophomore DE Carl Lawson (ACL) was "an emerging star" based on his 2013 game tape.
Lawson underwent ACL surgery in May, but hopes to return near the end of the fall schedule. Regardless, Weidl wrote that the injury was a "huge blow" for the Auburn defense. When he was healthy, some analysts believed Lawson had better potential than former All-American defensive end Dee Ford. Jul 15 - 3:29 PM

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Auburn sophomore DE Carl Lawson hopes to play "towards the end of the year" despite undergoing ACL surgery in May, according to Gus Malzahn.

Lawson's father previously stated it is "not in the thought process" for his son to miss the 2014 season after injuring his left knee. The sophomore had a great first year at Auburn, registering four sacks in a limited role.
Jul 14 - 1:08 PM

Auburn DE Carl Lawson's father said it's "not in the thought process" for his son to miss the 2014 season after undergoing surgery this offseason to repair damage in his left knee.

"He definitely wants to play this year and everybody wants to get a chance to right the wrong from that 13 seconds (against Florida State in the BCS National Championship), so I think the thing is he wants to be out there contributing and trying to help Auburn win a national title," Lawson, Sr. said. Some believe Lawson could be better than former All-American defensive end Dee Ford, but there are still questions surrounding his mending knee. "When he’s ready, he’ll be out there," said Lawson, Sr. "I’ve got full confidence in the staff to make sure he’s not only ready but he’s prepared. We’ve got a great team and we’ve got a good defensive line rotation. We’re in good shape." Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson said there is no timetable for Lawson's return. "The procedure went well, and Dr. (James Andrews) said it’s been phenomenal the way he’s responded," Johnson said. "But we don’t get anything else definitive."
Source: AL.com
Jun 14 - 10:25 PM