It’s amazing how one player can improve a defensive unit. If you’ve watched Auburn this season, you know how much better the Tigers defense is with defensive end Carl Lawson on the field.
Lawson was named Tim Tebow’s “Freak of the Week” on SEC Nation Saturday.
The 6-foot-2, 260-pounder has been limited due to an injury and has played in only five games this season for Auburn. However, he’s totaled 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and eight quarterback hurries.
When Lawson plays, Auburn is giving up 23 points per game. That average jumps to 30.6 without him.
“When he steps on the field, he makes a difference,” Tebow said. “That’s because he’s the “Freak of the Week.”
According to the segment, Lawson has just nine percent body fat. He can squat 565 pounds, bench press 450 pounds and power clean 340 pounds. Lawson also has a 36-inch vertical.
Lawson will be in the running to be named Tebow’s Freak of the Year in next week’s SEC Nation, which will broadcast on-site at the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.