BIO: First team all-conference fullback who posted 75/264/4 on the ground as a senior, and also caught 19/134/2. Junior totals were 80/411/7 on the ground, and 24/264/3 as a pass-catcher. Full-time starter as a red-shirt freshman, posting 57/342/7 on the ground and 11/75/2 as a receiver.
POSITIVES: Hard-working, blue-collar prospect that does the little things well. Plays with good lean, squares into opponents and likes physical contact. Attacks assignments, displays jolt at the point of attack and turns defenders out blocking for the run. Displays vision and patience whether blocking or carrying the ball. Powerful short-yardage runner who leaves a trail of defenders behind him and puts his shoulders down into opponents, falling forward when tackled. Solid short-yardage receiver and extends, catching the pass away from his frame.
NEGATIVES: Not quick or explosive nor effective outside of tackle. Lacks adjustment and does not play to his 40 speed. More of a safety valve out of the backfield rather than a true pass-catching threat.
ANALYSIS: Though not spectacular in any single aspect, Lawton is effective and reliable in all his duties. Has potential to grow both physically and on the football field, and his tenacity combined with his work ethic makes one believe he'll reach his uppermost level.