October 13, 2009
Lawrence making a name for himself
Addison Lawrence arrived at Mississippi State in 2007 as a 250-pound two-star tight end out of the private school ranks.
Fast forward two years and the 6-foot-4 sophomore has packed on 50-pounds and has become the Bulldogs starting right tackle.
"It's funny how I came in so light and two years later I am an offensive lineman," Lawrence said. "Definitely coming from a private school people try to joke on you. It wasn't too drastic of a change. I came in at 250-pounds and turned into an offensive lineman. It happened pretty fast and it's been a lot of fun."
Lawrence played in 10 games last season working as both an offensive lineman and a tight end but primarily on special teams. So far this season, he has started all six games at right tackle for MSU.
"This is my first year starting and playing a lot so that's been a big change," Lawrence said. "It's a lot of preparation. Every night you are studying and are a lot more into it. I think the o-line has played well this year and it's good to hear the fans not dog us for once. There are a few more people that might know my name but for the most part I'm still just a big ugly. The linemen don't get any recognition anyway so it's not too much different."
Lawrence also serves as the Bulldogs backup long snapper.
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