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Lawrence Timmons
No. 94     Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal information
Date of birth: May 14, 1986 (1986-05-14) (age 23)
Place of birth: Florence, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Debuted in 2007 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2009
Tackles     149
Sacks     11.0
INTs     1
Stats at

Lawrence Olajuwon Timmons (born May 14, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Steelers 15th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State University.


Early years

Timmons played high school football at Wilson High School in Florence, South Carolina playing tight end and linebacker. During his senior year he was awarded as the Defensive Player of the Year and received Super Prep Elite 50 honors. He was also selected to play in the 2003 East-West Shrine Game.

College career

Timmons played college football at Florida State University. He chose Florida State over numerous colleges including Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. After being used mainly on special teams and as a backup linebacker for his first two years he became a starter during his junior year after Ernie Sims was drafted in the 2006 NFL Draft. He had a great season recording 79 tackles and five sacks, and was honored with All-American third-team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team. He finished his college career with 126 tackles and eight sacks.

Professional career

Timmons was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers 15th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he played in 16 games recording 13 tackles.

Timmons' playing time increased during his second season in 2008. He finished the season with 65 tackles, five sacks and an interception.

Timmons is expected to be a starter for the 2009 season following the release of Larry Foote, who had wanted out due to Timmons's increasing playing time.[1]


Timmons's mother, a huge basketball fan, named Timmons after NBA legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon by giving him the middle name Olajuwon.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Santonio Holmes
Steelers first-round draft pick
Succeeded by
Rashard Mendenhall


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