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Lawrence Vickers

Vickers (#47) in a game with the Browns
No. 47     Cleveland Browns
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: May 8, 1983 (1983-05-08) (age 26)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Debuted in 2006 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Rushing yards     76
Rushing average     2.7
Rushing TDs     0
Stats at NFL.com

Lawrence Blanchard Vickers, Jr. (born May 8, 1983 in Beaumont, Texas)is an American football player who currently plays fullback for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League.

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High School career

Four year letterman.

College career

He played for the University of Colorado Buffaloes during his college career. Vickers saw limited playing time as a true freshman in 2002. He saw action in 11 games, including the Alamo Bowl (no starts), seeing time on both offense (at fullback) and on special teams; he was a regular at the end of the year in CU’s Stack-I formation (two fullbacks). He had seven rushes for 25 yards on the year, and also caught one pass for seven yards. In 2003, he played in 11 games on both offense and special teams, started six of those games at FB and finished with 100 yards on 28 carries with one TD. He also finished with 15 receptions for 123 yards and one TD. As a junior in 2004, Vickers started seven games and finished with 63 carries for 252 yards and two TD's, and 28 receptions for 290 yards. He remained the Buffs No. 1 FB and backup RB as a senior in 2005, when he finished with 258 yards and nine TDs on 73 carries and 152 yards and two TDs on 26 receptions. He was an Ethnic Studies/Sociology major.

NFL career

Vickers was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 6th round, pick 11 (180th overall) of the 2006 NFL draft. Serving as the team's backup fullback behind Terrelle Smith, Vickers started one game, earning three rushing attempts for two yards and catching six passes for 60 yards. He saw significant time on special teams, having five kick returns for 84 yards. He made his NFL debut versus the New Orleans Saints on September 10.

Vickers took over the fullback position in 2007 and played in every game with 14 starts. He was Jamal Lewis' primary lead blocker, helping him rush for 1,304 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also had 15 carries for 43 yards and 13 receptions for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. For his efforts, Vickers was named as a second alternate for the 2008 Pro Bowl at fullback.[1]

In his four seasons, Vickers has scored 3 touchdowns, all on short-yardage receptions. All of his touchdowns were scored against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers[2][3].

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