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Ray Lawry | Running Back

Team: Old Dominion Monarchs
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 204

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Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry posted 113 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in Saturday's 24-21 victory against Rice.
The Monarchs moved to within one win of bowl eligibility and Lawry has been a big part of their resurgence in the second half of the season. He has posted back-to-back 100-yard games against FIU and Rice, finding the end zone three times. ODU heads to Murfreesboro next week looking to top Middle Tennessee and get that all-important sixth victory of the regular season. Nov 18 - 5:27 PM

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Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns while catching three passes for 14 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 37-30 win over FIU.

Lawry (5'10/204) bolted for a 40-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He also caught an 11-yard scoring pass in that same quarter. The senior averaged a stellar 8.8 YPC while ripping off a long run of 65 yards in the win. This is the kind of performance that Lawry can put together at the drop of a hat when he's healthy. Unfortunately, a severe hamstring injury early in the season got him off to a slow start and has prevented him from potentially putting together a third consecutive 1,000-yard campaign.
Nov 11 - 11:17 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hip) rushed for 98 yards on 25 carries in Saturday's 6-0 win over Charlotte.

Lawry (5'10/204) was dealing with a foot injury entering action this weekend, but played without issue in Saturday's offense-allergic victory. He's surpassed 90 yards rushing in two of his last four games since returning from a severe hamstring injury sustained in September. He'll try for another strong showing -- maybe with a little more offensive backing from his team? -- when the Monarchs take on FIU next weekend.
Nov 4 - 6:46 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hip) is "hopeful" to play against Charlotte on Saturday.

Lawry's(5'10/204) ability to play against the 49ers will be determined his treatments, according to Monarchs coach Bobby Wilder. He missed four games this year with a severe hamstring injury, and was limited to just 19 yards after sustaining the injury against North Texas. If Lawry can't go, the majority of the carries should go to Jeremy Cox with a sprinkle of Steven Williams.
Nov 3 - 7:39 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries in Friday's 35-31 loss to Western Kentucky.

Lawry missed four games with a severe hamstring injury before returning to action to rush for 40 yards against Marshall last weekend. That throat-clearing out of the way, the 5-foot-10, 204-pounder absolutely dominated in Friday's narrow loss to the Hilltoppers, scoring from one yard out midway through the first quarter and then adding touchdown bursts of 14 and 46 yards in the third quarter. Lawry rushed for 1,255 yards and 11 touchdowns a year ago and is more than capable of turning in a big second-half push moving forward so long as he can stay off the injury report.
Oct 20 - 9:32 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) rushed for 40 yards on 14 carries in Saturday's 35-3 loss to Marshall.

Lawry didn't go off for big numbers on Saturday, but that he was playing at all is a story in itself. The senior back had been thought to be lost for the season due to a reported torn hamstring suffered early in the season. Clearly, the injury was not quite as severe as initially expected. Lawry rushed for 1,255 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Just how much work he'll receive in the second half of the campaign remains to be seen -- we expect Old Dominion to ease him back into action.
Oct 14 - 5:32 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) is warming up in advance of Saturday's game against Marshall.

Lawry has come storming back from a reported torn hamstring sustained in September. Remarkably, he returned to practice this week and looks like he will play versus Marshall on Saturday barring a late setback. He'll split carries with Jeremy Cox if he can, indeed, play. Don't be surprised if the Monarchs limit his workload.
Oct 14 - 2:29 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) is set to return on Saturday against Marshall.

This is a an amazing comeback for Lawry (5'10/204). Just a week ago, it was feared that he was done as a player for the Monarchs, with the possibility of him taking a medical redshirt. To go from that to suiting up against the Thundering Herd is a giant leap. Don't be surprised if Old Dominion limits the touches for Lawry in his first game back, but it's tremendous to see the talented tailback will be back in uniform in 2017.
Oct 12 - 9:36 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) returned to practice on Sunday, and has a chance to play on Saturday against Marshall.

Lawry (5'10/204) was reported to have torn his hamstring in mid-September, and it was believed that he would miss the rest of the season. In his place, junior RB Jeremy Cox has performed at an adequate level, but he's not the dynamic playmaker that Lawry is. His return would go a long way in helping the Monarchs make a second-straight bowl game.
Oct 9 - 6:37 PM

Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that he's heard that Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) could return for the final few weeks of this season.

It was reported two weeks ago that Lawry would miss the remainder of the season with a torn hamstring. "Initial expectations were that Lawry would be sidelined for the rest of the season, but lately there’s a feeling he could return during the final few weeks," Pauline wrote. "If he’s unable to make it back on the field, I’m told it’s not a certainty Lawry enters the draft and that he could apply for another season at ODU." If Lawry stays shut down, he's nearly a slam-dunk to be awarded a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA. Lawry rushed for 1,255 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.
Sep 29 - 5:09 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a torn hamstring.

Lawry (5'10/204) struggled with a hamstring injury at the end of preseason camp, took five carries in the opener and has not played since. Turns out this was not just a run-of-the-mill hamstring strain or tweak, as -- barring a rapid comeback -- it looks as though the senior back has been lost for the season. It's a brutal blow for the Monarchs given that Lawry rushed for 1,255 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Jeremy Cox is expected to work as starter for the remainder of the campaign.
Sep 19 - 6:38 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game against North Carolina.

Lawry was listed as probable during the practice week, but the Monarchs have opted to rest him once again. He has taken just five carries this season -- all in the opener -- due to a nagging hamstring injury. With Lawry ruled out, Jeremy Cox will work as ODU's lead back against the Tar Heels.
Sep 16 - 3:27 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) is probable for Saturday's game against North Carolina.

Lawry (5'10/204) has yet to take on a full workload in a game this season due to a nagging hamstring injury which has been bothering him since the end of August. He received just five carries in the opener -- retweaking the hamstring in the process -- and sat out this past Saturday's contest against UMass (though he did warm up before the game). Lawry's a supremely productive back when healthy, having rushed for 1,255 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. Jeremy Cox will return to backup duties behind the senior if he is able to give it a go against the Tar Heels on Saturday.
Sep 14 - 6:03 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game against UMass.

Lawry warmed up prior to the game, but was not feeling 100% and will not play in the contest. With the star senior back no longer an option, the Monarchs figure to turn to Jeremy Cox for an extended workload.
Sep 9 - 3:50 PM

Old Dominion senior RB Ray Lawry (hamstring) is warming up in advance of Saturday's game against UMass.

Lawry was dealing with a hamstring injury in preseason camp and received just five carries in the team's opener due to his possibly tweaking the hammy again. If he is unable to give it a go against the Minutemen on Saturday, Jeremy Cox will receive the lion's share of work.
Sep 9 - 3:00 PM