Friday, June 06, 2008

Eagles acquire FB Lawton

The Eagles acquired fullback Luke Lawton from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a conditional draft choice in 2009 on Friday.

Lawton (6-foot, 240) appeared in 11 games with the Colts in 2007 as a reserve running back, fullback, and special teamer. He rushed for 13 yards on five carries, adding 29 yards and one touchdown on four receptions.

Originally inked by Buffalo as a rookie free agent out of McNeese State in 2004, Lawton spent time on the Bills and New York Giants practice squads during his rookie season. He was also a member of the NY Jets practice squad for most of the 2005 season, but did play in four games on special teams, registering two tackles. Lawton spent most of the 2006 season on the Colts practice squad.

A three-year starter at McNeese State and a first-team All-America selection at fullback, Lawton totaled 1,114 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns on 246 career carries (4.5 average) during his collegiate career, adding 569 yards and nine touchdowns receiving. His 22 rushing touchdowns rank him seventh in school history, while his nine receiving touchdowns rank eighth.

A native of New Iberia, LA, Lawton attended St. Thomas More HS, earning all-district and all-parish honors in football and baseball.

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