Lawrence Guy
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Guy with the Chargers in 2013
No. 93 – New England Patriots
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-17) March 17, 1990 (age 32)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Western (Las Vegas, Nevada)
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021
Total tackles:423
Sacks:15.0
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:6
Pass deflections:8
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Lawrence Thomas Guy (born March 17, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to being drafted by the Green Bay Packers, Guy played college football at Arizona State University. He has also played with the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, and San Diego Chargers.

Early years

As a child, Guy was placed in special education classes, as he had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and dyscalculia.[1]

Guy attended Western High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he recorded 238 tackles (171 solo), 30.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries in his three seasons. As a senior in 2007, he totaled 102 tackles (69 solo), 15.5 quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Guy was listed as the No. 13 defensive tackle prospect in the nation.[2] He committed to the Sun Devils on December 19, 2007, choosing ASU over Arizona, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee.

College career

As a true freshman, Guy played in all 12 games of the season, starting the final eight. He totaled 44 tackles (17 solo), 10.0 tackles for loss (for –22 yards), two sacks (for –9 yards) and one fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown. Guy's 44 tackles were the second-highest among Pac-10 defensive tackles on the season.

Guy subsequently earned consensus All-Freshman honors, as he was named to FWAA′s Freshman All-America team,[3] The Sporting News′ All-Freshman team,[4] and College Football News′ All-Freshman first team.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+18 in
(1.93 m)
305 lb
(138 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
5.08 s 1.84 s 2.97 s 4.43 s 7.60 s 29.0 in
(0.74 m)
8 ft 8 in
(2.64 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[6][7]

Green Bay Packers

Guy while with the Packers.
Guy while with the Packers.

Guy was drafted in the seventh round (233rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.[8][9] He spent the season on injured reserve. Guy was one of the final cuts of the 2012 season, but he was re-signed to the practice squad on September 3, 2012.

Indianapolis Colts

On October 17, 2012, the Colts signed Guy from the Packers' practice squad. In 9 games with the Colts, he recorded 21 tackles (15 solo) and 1 sack.

San Diego Chargers

On October 8, 2013, Guy was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers. Guy appeared in 10 games for the Chargers in 2013 where he had 16 tackles. In 2014 Guy appeared in just 3 games before being waived by the team.

Baltimore Ravens

On September 24, 2014, Guy was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Ravens after spending the first 3 weeks of the regular season with the Chargers.

On October 11, 2015, in a home game against the Cleveland Browns Guy recorded two sacks on quarterback Josh McCown.

Guy finished the 2015 season with 46 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

During the 2016 season Guy recorded 28 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble.

New England Patriots

2017 season

On March 11, 2017, Guy signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the New England Patriots.[10][11] In Guy’s first season with the Patriots, he recorded 58 tackles and 1 sack. In the Divisional Round of the playoffs, Guy recorded 2 tackles in the victory over the Tennessee Titans. In the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Guy had 6 tackles and 1 sack to help the Patriots reach the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl LII, Guy recorded 6 tackles, but the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

2018 season

Throughout the season, Guy appeared in all 16 games starting 15 of them. He recorded 59 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble.[12] Guy helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl LIII where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.[13]

2019 season

During Week 8, Guy recorded his first career interception off of a botched shovel pass by Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in the 27–13 win.[14] In week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens Guy recovered a fumble forced by teammate Kyle Van Noy on running back Mark Ingram in the 37–20 loss.[15] In week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Guy recovered a fumble forced by teammate Danny Shelton on Carson Wentz in the 17–10 win.[16]

2020 season

In Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, Guy recorded his first sack of the season on former teammate Jimmy Garoppolo during the 33–6 loss.[17]

2021 season

On March 30, 2021, Guy signed a four-year, $11.5 million contract extension with the Patriots.[18]

References

  1. ^ Carpenter, Les (August 11, 2015). "'I don't believe in can't': Lawrence Guy's tough journey to the NFL". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Rivals.com defensive tackles 2008
  3. ^ "AON Insurance/FWAA Freshman All-America Team". FWAA. January 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Sporting News' college football All-Freshman Team". Sporting News. December 12, 2008.
  5. ^ Cirminiello, Richard (December 11, 2008). "2008 CFN All-Freshman Defensive Team". College Football News. Archived from the original on December 14, 2008.
  6. ^ "Lawrence Guy Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  7. ^ "Lawrence Guy, Arizona State, DT, 2011 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  8. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Spofford, Mike (April 30, 2011). "Seventh-Round Picks Have Their Upsides". Green Bay Packers. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  10. ^ Reiss, Mike (March 11, 2017). "Patriots add size, length to D-line with former Raven Lawrence Guy". ESPN.com.
  11. ^ "Patriots sign free agent DL Lawrence Guy". Patriots.com. March 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "Lawrence Guy Stats". ESPN. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "Lawrence Guy: Nothing Compares to a Super Bowl Win | FOX Sports Radio". Fox Sports Radio.
  14. ^ Golen, Jimmy. "Browns turn it over 3 straight plays, lose to Patriots 27-13". Washington Post. Archived from the original on October 28, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  15. ^ "Unbeaten no more, Patriots fall to Jackson and Ravens 37-20". www.espn.com. November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  16. ^ "Edelman's TD pass leads Patriots over Eagles 17-10". www.espn.com. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  17. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots – October 25th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  18. ^ "Patriots Re-Sign DL Lawrence Guy". Patriots.com. March 30, 2021. Retrieved March 30, 2021.