Carl Lawson is a professional football player who plays defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He stands 1.88 meters tall and weighs 120 kilograms. They played football there when they were students at Milton High School. He had 15 sacks and 87 tackles in his junior year, and 27 sacks and 78 tackles in his senior year.
He was considered a five-star recruit overall and one of the top students in his class. He played collegiate football for the Auburn University Tigers. As a true freshman, he recorded 20 tackles and four sacks in 2013. He only played in seven games as a junior in 2015 due to an injury.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Lawson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He participated in all 16 games, made one start, and had 16 tackles and 8.5 sacks in total. He was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team due to his 8.5 sacks, which were second on the team and the highest among rookies behind Geno Atkins’ 9.0. In 2018, he took part in eight competitions.
In November 2018, he was given a medical reserve classification. In March 2021, he signed with the New York Jets and inked a three-year, $45 million contract with them. Lawson’s 2021 season came to an end in August 2021 after he got injured during a joint practice with the Green Bay Packers with what seemed to be a left leg injury.
Who does Carl Lawson play for now?
Carl Lawson currently plays for the New York Jets football team in the National Football League.