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23   Roosevelt Lawson
Roosevelt Lawson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Southridge

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
S


At Florida State: Will back-up Myron Rolle at the rover position entering the 2008 season... moved to rover in 2007 after spending his first two seasons at Florida State as a back-up free safety...has played in 36 games during the first three years of his career...has shown improvement every year he has been in Tallahassee and is coming off the best season of his career...earned a scholarship prior to the 2007 season.

Junior Year (2007): Played in all 13 games and has played in 25 of the Seminoles' 26 games in the last two seasons...playing time came mainly on special teams but he also earned action at the free safety position...earned a career-high seven tackles - a total that nearly matched his career total of nine tackles entering the 2007 season...a season-high two tackles came in the Seminoles victory over then-No. 2 Boston College...the first blocked kick of

his career against Clemson led the Seminoles' to their first score of the game against the Tigers...saw action against Kentucky in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl marking the second bowl he has played in during his career.

Sophomore Year (2006): Played in 12 of the Seminoles' 13 games including their Emerald Bowl victory over UCLA...totaled four tackles while earning playing time in the defensive backfield and on special teams...a valuable Seminole who was the back-up at the rover position to Myron Rolle and the back-up at the free safety to Roger Williams in the Emerald Bowl...performed well at both positions... career-high three tackles against Duke and one stop in the Seminoles' victory over Troy.

Freshman Year (2005): Played in 11 games as a true freshman... a reserve defensive back while also seeing time on every special teams unit except kickoff return...had three tackles against Duke... totaled two tackles and a fumble recovery against The Citadel.

High School: Graduated from Southridge in 2004...was a three year varsity letter winner in football...earned All-Dade County honorable mention honors as a senior...led team in sacks all three years as an outside linebacker...helped lead his team to district and regional titles during senior season...also lettered in track and wrestling as a junior and senior.

Personal: Born May 9, 1986...major is finance.

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