|Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Born:||November 30, 1994|
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg)|
|High school||Charlotte Christian School (NC)|
|2022–present||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
Lawrence played college football for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2013 to 2016. He played in 47 games where he had 178 total tackles, six tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, and one forced fumble.
Lawrence signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2017. However, he was injured during training camp and was moved to the reserve/injured list in 2018. He was released in the following off-season on April 6, 2018.
Lawrence signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 17, 2021. He made the team following training camp and played in his first career professional game on August 5, 2021, against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played in 10 regular season games where he had 22 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, one sack, and two interceptions. At the end of the season, he was the team's nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.
In 2022 with the Tiger-Cats, he spent the majority of the year on the practice roster and played in just five games where he had four defensive tackles and two special teams tackles. He was released on October 1, 2022.
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