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James Laurinaitis • #53 • LB
Ht/Wt:6'2", 248 lbs.
Born:Dec 3, 1986 (30 yrs) in Minneapolis, MN
Hometown:Hamel, MN
College:Ohio State
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by St. Louis in 2009 (2/35).
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Scouting Report
Assets: A high-motor defender with who brought an elite-level feel for the game. Always seemed to be a step ahead, and he was a punishing tackler who finished his plays. A complete player: showed great skill in getting after the quarterback, while stuffing the run and dropping back in coverage.
Flaws: Wasn't the best pure athlete at the position. Might have been a bit too aggressive at times, causing him to miss some tackles. While he didn't miss many games, his body wore down as his career progressed.
Career Potential: Outstanding middle linebacker.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NCAA Bronko Nagurski Award 2006
NCAA Dick Butkus Award 2007
NCAA Lott Trophy 2008
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