BALTIMORE RAVENS PLAYER PROFILE: Lardarius Webb

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LARDARIUS WEBB

No. 37

Defensive Back – Rookie 

5-10, 180

Nicholls State

HS: Beauregard (Opelika, AL)

Born: October 12, 1985

Joined Ravens: Draft 3 (88th), 2009


 

Pro: Lardarius Webb was selected in the 3rd round (88th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft…“In Lardarius Webb, we got a young man that can help us on the defensive side of the ball and also help us with special teams because, he’s also a returner,” said general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome. “You get a player like that that has the versatility that he has, you can see so many roles that he can play in, and a guy that has the potential to be both a safety and a corner. When John [Harbaugh] and the coaches are putting together their 45-man squad, to have someone with that type of flexibility makes their job very easy.”


 

College: Two-time Div. 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 2-time College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty selection…Was also an All-Southland Conference honoree at DB and returner as a senior…Transferred to Nicholls State from Southern Mississippi after his sophomore season…Played in 46 total games (26 at Southern Miss. and 20 at Nicholls State), starting 23 (20 at Nicholls State and 3 at Southern Miss.)…Recorded 179 tackles (144 solo), 24 PD, 8 TFL, 7 INTs, 3 sacks, 2 FRs and 1 FF, while also amassing 1,060 yards and 3 TDs on KORs, while adding 425 punt return yards.


 

2008: (Nicholls State) Earned Div. I-AA All-American honors from the Associated Press, Sports Network and AFCA…Started all 9 games, tying a career high with 55 tackles, (career-high 50 solo), 7 PD, 3 sacks (-25 yards), 2 INTs, 2 FR and 1 FF…Led the team in all-purpose yards (661), returning 16 KOs for 472 yards and 1 TD and 10 punts for 152 yards and 1 TD.


 

2007: (Nicholls State) Named a Div. I-AA All-American by the Associated Press, Walter Camp Foundation and Sports Network, while earning College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty honors  and was named the SLC and LSWA Newcomer of the Year in his 1st year at Nicholls State…Also tabbed as  a 1st-team All-Southland Conference performer as a safety and 2nd-team All-SLC as a returner…Started all 11 games, netting 51 tackles (36 solo), 8 PD and a career-high 5 INTs, returning 3 for TDs…Combined with teammate Kareem Moore to return 4 INTs for scores against Northwestern State to tie the NCAA record for most in a game and set the NCAA mark for most in a half…Returned a school record 96-yard punt for a TD against Texas State, which was 2 yards shy of the NCAA record…Was second in the SLC, averaging 17.1 yards per punt return and 26.7 yards per return on KOs…Burst onto the scene with a school-record-tying 3 INTs, including 1 returned for a score in the win over Division I-FCS Rice.


 

2006: (Southern Mississippi) Saw action in 14 games, starting 3, establishing a career high with 55 tackles (44 solo) and a career-high 8 PD.


 

2005: (Southern Mississippi) Played in 12 games as a freshman, netting 18 tackles and 1 PD.


 

High School, Personal: Played both QB and DB at Beauregard (Opelika, AL) HS…Earned 1st-team All-State honors as a junior and senior…Also named team MVP and was selected to play in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game…Rushed for 738 yards with 15 rushing TDs and passed for 412 yards with 4 TDs as a senior…Netted 52 tackles, 3 FR, and led the state of Alabama with 10 INTs as a senior…Rushed for 1,011 yards with 12 TDs and passed for 731 yards and 6 TDs as a junior…Also produced 47 tackles, 2 FR and 7 INTs on defense…Also lettered in basketball, where he was an All-State selection as a senior…Webb’s cousin, Mitch Richmond, was a 15-year NBA veteran, who racked up over 20,000 career points.
 
 

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