ODU Football BIO
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Ray Lawry
Player Profile:
Ray Lawry 1803154
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 203
Year: Senior
Hometown: Logan Township, N.J.
High School: Kingsway Regional

Enters the 2017 season as the seventh active leader rusher in FBS with 3,338 rushing yards ... Currently ranks 12th in Conference USA in career rushing yards and 11th with 38 rushing touchdowns.

 

2016: Conference USA Honorable Mention ... Played in 12 games, starting eight games … Recorded 11 rushing and one receiving touchdown for 12 total … Ran for his second consecutive 1000-yard season tallying 1,255 yards on 200 attempts … Set ODU career record with 38 rushing touchdowns and 40 total touchdowns ... Averaged 104.6 rushing yards per game … Ran for 110 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown as well as catching two passes for 62 yards and a TD in the 54-21 win against Hampton including a 59-yard receiving touchdown just 23 seconds into the game … Collected 119-yards on 15 carries and the lone ODU touchdown, a 27-yard run, at Appalachian State … Carried the ball nine times for 42 yards  and caught a 12-yard pass in the 33-19 win over UTSA … Rushed for 88 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown against UMASS … Tallied 27 yards on four carries at Western Kentucky … Notched a team-high 17 carries for 131 yards and two touchdowns including a 40-yard to help the Monarchs defeat the Miners 31-21 … Carried the ball 27 times for 209 yards and a 33-yard touchdown in the 38-14 win over Marshall … Had a team-high 17 carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns as well as a 28-yard catch against Southern Miss … Ran 25 times for 117 yards against FAU … Ran 24 times for 194 yards and three touchdowns, including two of 20+ yardage, and catching two passes for 23 yards in the regular season finale win over FIU … Ran for 133 yards on 23 carries in ODU's 24-20 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl victory over Eastern Michigan ... Also caught two passes for 14 yards ... Was named the games Offensive MVP.

 

2015: Second-Team All-Conference USA ... Played in 12 games starting in nine ... Led Conference USA with 1,136 rushing yards ... Finished the season 28th in the country with 103.3 yards per game ... Set single-season ODU record with 194 carries for 1,136 yards ... Has 11 rushing touchdowns on the season ... Had a school record six 100-yard rushing games ... Began the season with a 28 carry, 223 yard four touchdown game at Eastern Michigan to propel ODU to a 38-34 win ... Scored the winning touchdown on a 45-yard run with 1:57 left to play ... Also scored on runs of 54, 2 and 5 yards, tying his own single-game record with four rushing touchdowns ... Rushed a school record 31 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns in ODU's 24-10 win over Norfolk State ... Rushed 11 times for 15 yards against NC State ... Caught two passes for 71 yards including a 70-yard touchdown pass, the longest pass so far this season and his first career TD reception ... Carried eight times for 22 yards versus Appalachian State ... Registered 29 carries for 160 yards and a touchdown at Marshall and caught four passes for 12 yards ... Had seven rushes for 34 yards and four catches in the win over Charlotte ... For the first time since last season at WKU, Lawry did not start at FIU, but did carry 22 times for 161 yards and a season-long tying 57-yard touchdown run ... He also had two catches for seven yards ... Totaled 136 yards on 26 carries and two catches for 15 yards against WKU ... Recorded 23 carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns in ODU's 36-31 win at UTSA ... His 16 yard run in the second quarter put him over 1,000 for the season ... Carried five times for 59 yards including a 42-yard touchdown in ODU's win over UTEP ...Had two catches for eight yards ... Holds school record with 2,083 career rushing yards and is second with 27 rushing touchdowns ... His 6.4 yards per carry is also tops in ODU history.

 

2014: Conference USA Freshman of the Year ... C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Had 134 carries for 947 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Led all freshman in the country with 7.1 yards per carry ... Tied for third among all freshman with 16 rushing touchdowns ... Finished ninth among freshman in rushing yards ... Five 100-yard rushing games most in a season by an ODU back ... 16 rushing touchdowns second most in a single-season ... Rushed 14 times for 71 yards and three touchdowns in the second game of his career, at NC State ... Had four carries for 69 yards and a 55-yard touchdown in the win over Eastern Michigan ... Carried 16 times for 131 yards against Marshall, the first 100-yard game of his career ... Had 13 attempts for 117 yards and two touchdowns at UTEP ... In his first career start, rushed 25 times for 148 yards and a school record tying four touchdowns at WKU ... Had seven carries for 12 yards and a touchdown at Vanderbilt ... Also had three catches for 23 yards against the Commodores ... Carried 10 times for 29 yards and a touchdown in the overtime victory against Louisiana Tech ... Recorded three receptions for 32 yards against LA Tech ... Notched a career-best 213 yards on 25 carries in the season finale win at FAU ... His 200-yards was the most since Thomas DeMarco's 224 in 2009 ... Also finished the year with 17 catches for 155 yards.

 

High School: Rated a 3-Star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247 Sports … Named First-Team All-Group 4 as a senior … Led Kingsway Regional to an 8-3 record and the West Jersey Championship … Rushed 205 times as a senior for 1,833 yards and 25 touchdowns … Rushed for 227 yards and five touchdowns in the game that clinched the championship … Played in the 2014 Chesapeake Bowl High School All-Star Game … Rushed for 2,225 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior … Led team to the South Jersey 4A title game.

 

Personal: Son of Ray Jr. and Shleema Lawry ... One brother, Isaiah, and one sister, Seja ... Majoring in sport management with a minor in marketing.

 

RAY LAWRY CAREER RUSHING STATS

Year Games Attempts Yards TD's Long Avg.
2014 12 134 947 16 68 7.1
2015 11 194 1136 11 57 5.9
2016 12 200 1255 11 46 6.3
TOTAL 35 528 3338 38 68 6.3

 

RAY LAWRY CAREER RECEIVING STATS
Year Games Receptions Yards TD's Long Avg.
2014 12 17 155 0 31 9.1
2015 11 21 152 1 70 7.2
2016 12 11 134 1 59 12.2
TOTAL 35 49 434 2 70 8.9