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#36 Thomas Lawson
Position: Fullback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Parker, Colo.
High School: Ponderosa

2008 (Senior)
Thomas Lawson was an important contributor at fullback and on special teams during his Nebraska career. Lawson earned three letters during his career, including splitting time as the starting fullback in his final two seasons.

As a senior, Lawson played in 11 games and finished with one catch for four yards against San Jose State. Lawson was a regular as an upback on kickoff returns and had three returns for 31 yards, including two for 27 yards against Colorado. Lawson also saw some duty on the Huskers’ PAT and field goal units.

2007 (Junior)
Lawson played in 10 games, including starting assignments against Iowa State and Texas A&M. He made the most of three catches, reaching the end zone on all three grabs. He caught two passes for 10 yards, with touchdowns of six and four yards in a win over Iowa State, and had a one-yard TD catch against Oklahoma State.

Lawson helped protect Nebraska quarterbacks who guided Nebraska to a record-setting passing season. He also provided lead blocking for Marlon Lucky, who surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark.

2006 (Sophomore)
Lawson played on kickoff coverage against Missouri and Auburn.

2005 (Redshirt Freshman)
Lawson backed up both the I-back and fullback, and appeared in the first game of his career at Colorado.

2004 (Redshirt)
Lawson was a walk-on and redshirted in his first season with the Huskers.

Before Nebraska (Ponderosa HS)
As a running back at Ponderosa High School in Colorado, Lawson helped his team to a state title as a senior in 2003. Lawson rushed for 1,800 yards for Coach James Woodruff and was named the MVP of the state championship game. Along with earning three letters in football, Lawson claimed three letters on the track, and earned a spot on the principal's honor roll.

Personal
The son of Thomas and Paulainga Lawson, Thomas was born on April 14, 1986, in Evanston, Wyo. He is majoring in communication studies, and is on track to earn his degree in May of 2009. Lawson has assisted with NU’s community hospital visits.

Lawson's Career Statistics

Year

G/S

Att.

Gain

Loss

Net

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

2005

1/0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

None

0

2006

2/0

0

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

None

0

2007

10/2

0

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

None

0

2008 11/0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 None 0

Totals

24/2

0

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

None

0

Receiving: 3-11-3 in 2007; 1-4 in 208
Touchdown Receptions:
6 vs. Iowa State, 4 yards vs. Iowa State, 1 yard vs. Oklahoma State