Cornerback Lardarius Webb is Ravens 3rd round pick

April 26, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

With the 88th overall pick (3rd round), the Ravens selected Nicholls State defensive back Lardarius Webb.

A quick wiki on him:

Lardarius Webb (born October 12, 1985 in Opelika, Alabama) is an American college football defensive back at Nicholls State University. He is the only player in NCAA Division I history to receive the conference awards of Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week, and Special Teams Player of the Week in a single season.[1] In 2007, Webb was named a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, an award given to the most outstanding defensive player of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision of college football. He was drafted in the 3rd round( 88th pick) by the Baltiore Ravens[2]

High school career

Webb attended Beauregard High School in Alabama. Webb played both quarterback and defensive back in high school. As a junior, Webb rushed 1,011 yards with 12 touchdowns and passed for 731 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, he had 47 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and seven interceptions. In his senior season, Webb rushed for 738 yards with 15 rushing touchdowns and passed for 412 yards with four touchdowns. On defense, Webb recorded 52 tackles, three fumble recoveries, and led the state of Alabama with 10 interceptions. For his efforts in high school football, Webb was named first team all-state defensive back for both his junior and senior year.[3] He was named Team MVP and participated in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game.

[edit] College career

[edit] University of Southern Mississippi

In 2004, Webb signed with the University of Southern Mississippi. In his freshmen year, Webb played in all 12 games for the Golden Eagles. In his sophomore year, Webb finished sixth on the team in tackles with 55.

[edit] Nicholls State University

Webb transferred to Nicholls State University in the spring of 2007. In his first ever game with the Colonels, the defensive back recorded three interceptions against Rice University, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Later in the season, the coaching staff for Nicholls made the decision to let Webb play quarterback as well as defensive back. In his first start as a quarterback against Azusa Pacific University, Webb rushed for 120 yards on eight carries and scored one touchdown. Following the end of the season, Webb was named an AP 1st team All-American and finished 10th out of 28 finalist for the honorable Buck Buchanan Award presented in FCS football.

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