Lawrence Vickers: The Good Hands Fullback

Posted May 2, 2006

The Browns new fullback brings skill as a pass receiver to the Browns, but faces a tough test in making the roster with two entrenched veterans already here.


Berea – The Browns used their sixth-round pick (180th overall) to select fullback Lawrence Vickers from Colorado.

Vickers said he’s not only a good blocker, but can be an asset catching the balls out of the backfield. He caught 70 passes for 572 yards at Colorado, including three touchdowns.

“One of the things I do well is to catch the ball,” he said. “I’ve spent a lot of time practicing catching a golf balls or tennis balls in drills. It was something my dad did with me when I was young and the coaches in high school and college used it to.”

Vickers knows there will be competition with Terrelle Smith and Corey McIntyre already on the roster.

“I don’t know that much about (Smith) but I want to come in and learn all I can from him,” Vickers said. “He’s played in the league awhile, so I know I can learn from him.”

Vickers was only the 10th player in Colorado history to gain over 500 yards rushing and receiving during his career. In addition, to his receiving yardage, Vickers gained 635 yards rushing, including 12 touchdowns.

“I was looking to go higher but I believe everything happens for a reason,” he said. “It doesn’t matter now, I’m a Cleveland Brown.”

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