Lawrence Jackson during his tenure with the USC Trojans.
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|Date of birth:||August 30, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Los Angeles, California|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||271 lb (123 kg)|
|High school:||Inglewood (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28|
|Seattle Seahawks (2008–2009) Detroit Lions (2010–2012) Minnesota Vikings (2013)*|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Second-Team All-America (2007) 2× First-Team All-Pac-10 (2005, 2007) Second-Team Team All-Pac-10 (2006)|
|Career NFL statistics|
I studied philosophy and ended on sociology. For some reason, all the advanced courses in philosophy were offered 4:30 to 6:30, so I could never go because of football, so I had to switch.
I'm signing on to be an athlete, and it's almost like Karl Marx's theory on capitalism. I am both the worker and the product. I'm choosing to be a part of this system, thus I'm choosing to be part of the conditions that are set in this system.
Many sports, not just football, have kind of the macho meathead mentality where innovation is almost frowned upon.
The proper care and rearing of a child is integral to their development. It breaks my heart to know that some children's futures are being destroyed within their own homes.
It's all about work when you reach up, tap in and step on that field. You don't mess around when you go through that gate.