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Top 10 things you need to know about Demarcus Lawrence

Demarcus Lawrence DeMarcus "Tank" Lawrence is an American football defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.

Demarcus “Tank” Lawrence is single handedly putting the “D” back in Defense for the Dallas Cowboys this season. Heading into week 15 against the Oakland Raiders he is the current sack leader with a cumulative 6.5 resulting in his selection as the NFC defensive player of the month for September.

Let’s get to know more about Tank in our OAT weekly spotlight.

1. DeMarcus Lawrence was born on April 28, 1992. He goes by both D-Law and Tank. He attended Silver Bluff High School in South Carolina, a perennial small school powerhouse. Under head coach Al Lown, the Silver Bluff Bulldogs won more than 200 games and five state titles.


2. Tank originally attended Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. After his redshirt freshman year, he earned first-team JC Gridwire, second-team NJCAA All-America, and first-team All-Jayhawks Conference honors after finishing with 69 tackles (21 for loss) and 12 sacks. During that season, Lawrence helped the Grizzlies win the Jayhawk Conference and Region IV Championships. He transferred to Boise State and majored in communications.

3. Tank was also named Boise State’s Most Valuable Defensive Player after posting 72 tackles and 3 forced fumbles. His 20 sacks in two years with the Broncos rank him sixth in Mountain West Conference annals and tied for seventh on the BSU chart. He also placed 14th in school history with 34 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State

4. With an immediate need at defensive end, the Dallas Cowboys selected Lawrence with the 34th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft off a trade with the Washington Redskins.After breaking his foot during Training Camp, he missed the first half of his rookie season but ended the regular season with 11 tackles. He made a huge impact during the 2014 Playoffs though with one stop, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, a hurry, and a forced fumble.

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5. During his second season with the Cowboys, Lawrence played in all 16 games and led the team with 8 sacks and was second with 31 pressures. This past season he appeared in 9 games and posted 11 tackles, 1 sack, and a forced fumble.

Demarcus Lawrence, NFL, Sack Leader

September NFC East Defensive Player Of The Month 2017 Season.

6. Tank’s favorite food is Chicken Alfredo.

Chicken Alfredo

7. Favorite song to listen to before games, Jeezy – “Last of a Dying Breed.”

Young Jeezy, Demarcus Lawrence

8. How he earned the nickname “Tank.”

9.  What was going through his mind when Roger Goodell called your name?

“I can’t even tell you — just my whole family being around me. I was on the phone so I didn’t really get to hear him call my name, but it was a very emotional state to be in.”

10. And last but not least, he’s been a Dallas Cowboys fan his entire life! 

Dlaw Quote

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