The Baltimore Ravens signed Lardarius Webb to a three-year contract, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Thursday afternoon.
“Lardarius was slowed some in the OTAs with a hamstring problem, but toward the end, when he was feeling better, he showed he belonged,” said head coach John Harbaugh. “He’ll help us on special teams, including as a gunner, and he’ll contribute to our defense.”
The Ravens third round draft choice (88th overall) in this year’s draft, Webb was a two-time Division I-AA All-American choice by The Associated Press, Sports Network, the Walter Camp Foundation (as a junior) and AFCA (as a senior) and was a two-time College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty selection. He was also an All-Southland Conference honoree at DB and returner as a senior. Webb was named the Nicholls State 2008-09 Outstanding Male Student Athlete of the Year. He Transferred to Nicholls State from Southern Mississippi after his sophomore season, playing in 46 total games (26 at Southern Miss. and 20 at Nicholls State), starting 23 (20 at Nicholls State and three at Southern Miss.). Recorded 179 tackles (144 solo), 24 passes defensed, eight tackles for loss, seven interceptions, three sacks, two fumbles recovered and one forced fumble. Also amassed 1,060 yards and three touchdowns on as a kick returner and 425 punt return yards.