Shaquille Lawson is a defensive end who plays American football for the Buffalo Bills, who competes in the National Football League. He received a football scholarship to Clemson University, where he played college football, and the Buffalo Bills selected him in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Lawson began his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins and later played for the Houston Texans until being traded to the New York Jets in the middle of the 2021 season. Before the Jets’ final game of the season, Lawson was cut loose by the team, and he was claimed by the Bills in the offseason that followed.
Lawson was named after basketball stars Shaquille O’Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon. He attended D. W. Daniel High School which is located in the city of Central in the state of South Carolina.
As a senior, he finished with 99 tackles and nine sacks, while as a junior, he recorded 100 tackles and 13 sacks. Lawson was a college football recruit who was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and made a verbal commitment to play for Clemson University. After graduating from high school, Lawson enrolled and spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy.
Who did Shaq Lawson play for last year?
Last year, Shaq Lawson played for the New York Jets. Lawson was released on January 8, 2022, the day before the season’s conclusion. Through 14 games and seven starts, he concluded the season with 23 tackles and one sack.