Lawrence Timmons is a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is a former Super Bowl champion and currently a leader within the Steelers linebacker corps.
Timmons was born on May 14, 1986 in Florence South Carolina. He played high school football at Wilson High School where he was positioned as a linebacker and tight end. His exceptional play in high school helped him get recognition as a first-team all-state honoree. He would commit to Florida State as a Top 5 linebacker in his recruiting class.
Florida State Seminoles
Timmons was active in the beginning of his collegiate career mainly as a backup linebacker or special teams player. Ernie Sims decided to enter the 2006 NFL Draft and his decision granted Timmons an opportunity to become a starter for the Seminoles. In his first and only starting year at Florida State, he recorded 79 tackles, 18 tackles resulting in a loss and five sacks. He was recognized as an All-American and was headed to the NFL.
In the 2007 draft, Timmons was selected 15th overall. He played behind former LBs LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, Clark Haggans, James Farrior and Larry Foote before getting his opportunity to start at the end of the 2008 season.
Timmons has developed into a ball hawk racking up on tackles. He has 435 career tackles in seven NFL seasons. As the Steelers revamp their defense he has adapted to a leadership role and taken the initiative to lead by example on the field.
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