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Lardarius Webb

Lardarius Webb
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Webb with the Baltimore Ravens in 2015
No. 21
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1985-10-12) October 12, 1985 (age 38)
Opelika, Alabama, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Beauregard (AL)
College:Nicholls State
NFL draft:2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:467
Sacks:5.0
Forced fumbles:3
Interceptions:15
Return yards:1,532
Total touchdowns:3
Player stats at PFR

Lardarius Webb (born October 12, 1985) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Nicholls State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. Webb was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Early life

Webb attended Beauregard High School in Alabama. Webb played both quarterback and cornerback 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. This was nearly enough to break Jesse Costa's record of 1,945 rushing yards for 19 touchdowns and 4,342 passing yards for 16 touchdown. 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. He was named Team MVP and participated in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game.

College career

University of Southern Mississippi

In 2004, Webb signed with the University of Southern Mississippi. In his freshman 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.

Nicholls State University

Webb transferred to Nicholls State University in the spring of 2007. In his first 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 State made the decision to let Webb play quarterback [1] as well as defensive back. Since played option quarterback in high school and Nicholls was currently operating out of the option, this made sense. In his first start as a quarterback (sharing snaps with Zach Chauvin) [1] 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 34 championships finalist for the honorable Buck Buchanan Award presented in FCS football. 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. 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.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 9+34 in
(1.77 m)
179 lb
(81 kg)
31+12 in
(0.80 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 1.56 s 2.59 s 4.10 s 6.77 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2][3]

Baltimore Ravens

2009 season

Webb was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round (88th pick overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.[4]

Webb at Ravens training camp in August 2009.

After becoming the team's starting kick returner in Week 5, Webb returned the opening third quarter kick off 95 yards for a touchdown in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.[5] However, on December 20, in a Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears, Webb tore his anterior cruciate ligament and missed the remainder of the season.[6] Although he only became a starter in the second half of the season, Webb quickly established himself as one of the team's best cornerbacks because of his ability to play on an island and fine tackling, especially in run support.[7][8] He finished his rookie season with 35 tackles (32 solo), 1 sack and 6 pass break-ups. He also returned 35 kick-offs for 918 yards (26.2 average) and a touchdown.

2010 season

On November 8, 2010, Webb recorded his first career interception off a pass from Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne and returned it 32 yards. Webb would end the season with 54 tackles (47 solo), 9 pass break-ups and 2 interceptions. In addition, he returned 21 punts for 199 yards (9.5 average). Following the season, he was praised for his ability to defend deep passes.[9]

2011 season

Early in the 2011 season, injuries forced Webb into the starting lineup, where he excelled and demonstrated he was the team's most talented corner.[10] Webb garnered considerable Pro Bowl buzz (although he was not voted in) after notching five interceptions during the regular season, returning one for a 73-yard score against the New York Jets, and being the only starting defensive back to not allow a touchdown the entire season.[11][12] In fact, quarterbacks had an average rating of 55.6 when throwing the ball against him. On December 4, 2011, Webb returned a punt for a 68-yard touchdown against the Cleveland Browns. This was Webb's first career punt return for a touchdown, and the team's first punt return for a touchdown since 2007. Webb attributed his elevated play to full recovery from his knee injury and his bulking up in the offseason to prepare to become the slot cornerback. He finished the regular season fourth on the team in tackles with 68 and first on the team in interceptions with five. Webb also had a sack. Webb added three more interceptions in the playoffs.

2012 season

In the 2012 offseason, Webb signed a six-year extension, worth reportedly $50 million with more than $20 million guaranteed, with the Ravens as a restricted free agent.[13]

Webb had a strong start to the year before tearing his ACL in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, ending his season with 25 tackles (24 solo), one interception and one forced fumble.[14] On October 16, 2012, he was officially placed on Injured Reserve. Without Webb, the Ravens would win Super Bowl XLVII after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.[15][16]

2013 season

On November 10, 2013, in an AFC North divisional game versus the Cincinnati Bengals, Webb recorded his first interception since tearing his ACL the previous season when he picked off Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Webb notched his second interception of the year on December 29, 2013, on an errant pass also thrown by Dalton. Webb finished the 2013 season with 63 tackles, 22 passes defensed, and two interceptions.

2014 season

In the 2014 season, Webb appeared in 13 games and started 11. He recorded one interception, eight passes defended, and 55 tackles.[17]

2015 season

In the 2015 season, Webb appeared in 15 games and started 14. He recorded one interception, 11 passes defended, and 55 tackles.[17]

2016 season

Webb switched his position from cornerback to free safety at the start of the 2016 offseason.[18]

2017 season

On March 10, 2017, Webb was released by the Ravens.[19] He was re-signed to a three-year deal on April 8, 2017.[20][21]

In the 2017 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Webb had an interception off of quarterback Andy Dalton in the second quarter. The interception helped the Ravens set up the offense for a Terrance West rushing touchdown in the 20–0 victory.[22] In the Week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns, he recorded an interception off of quarterback DeShone Kizer in the fourth quarter of the 24–10 victory.[23]

On March 12, 2018, Webb was released by the Ravens.[24]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Led the league
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2009 BAL 14 4 35 32 3 1.0 5 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
2010 BAL 15 0 54 47 7 0.0 1 2 32 0 32 9 0 2 0 0
2011 BAL 16 15 67 54 13 1.0 1 5 81 1 73 20 1 2 0 0
2012 BAL 6 6 25 24 1 0.0 0 1 8 0 8 6 1 1 0 0
2013 BAL 16 16 74 63 11 0.0 2 2 19 0 19 22 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL 13 11 46 36 10 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
2015 BAL 15 15 54 48 6 0.0 2 1 3 0 3 11 0 0 0 0
2016 BAL 16 16 73 59 14 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
2017 BAL 16 3 39 37 2 2.0 4 2 10 0 10 4 1 0 0 0
127 86 467 400 67 5.0 17 15 153 1 73 91 3 5 0 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2010 BAL 2 0 5 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 BAL 2 2 10 8 2 0.0 0 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL 2 2 9 8 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 4 24 21 3 0.0 0 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0

Personal life

Lardarius Webb has three children with wife Toya—Lardarius Jr., Landon and Layla. Webb is the cousin of NBA Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond[citation needed] and the uncle of former South Alabama running back, La'Damian Webb.[25]

References

  1. ^ a b "Southland Football Players of the Week Named". Southland.org.
  2. ^ "Lardarius Webb Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "2009 NFL Draft Scout Lardarius Webb College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved November 7, 2023.
  4. ^ "2009 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  5. ^ Ravens Deal Bummin' Broncos their first loss-NBC Sports Archived March 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Lardarius Webb Injury Hurts Baltimore Ravens' Playoff Hopes-Bleacher Report Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  7. ^ Webb's injury costliest of many-Baltimore Sun Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  8. ^ Webb’s Skills Needed in Secondary-Baltimore Gridiron Report Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  9. ^ 2010 Ravens: What the Film Revealed Retrieved August 16, 2012
  10. ^ Wake-up: Pouncey says he's going to play-AFC North Blog (ESPN), Espn.go.com. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  11. ^ Healthy Webb emerges in Ravens' secondary-Carroll County Times Archived January 18, 2013, at archive.today Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  12. ^ Ravens' Lardarius Webb Is Now A Fantasy Star-Baltimore Beat Down Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  13. ^ Ravens reach six-year deal with Lardarius Webb, Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  14. ^ Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb out for year with torn ACL, Cbssports.com Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  15. ^ "Ravens promote Rainey to active roster, Webb placed on IR". Baltimoresun.com. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  16. ^ "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Lardarius Webb Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  18. ^ Mink, Ryan (May 31, 2016). "Kardarius Webb Feels Like A Natural At Safety". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  19. ^ Sessler, Marc (March 10, 2017). "Ravens releasing converted safety Lardarius Webb". NFL.com.
  20. ^ "Ravens re-sign DB Lardarius Webb to three-year deal". NFL.com. April 8, 2017.
  21. ^ Downing, Garrett (April 8, 2017). "Report:Ravens Re-Sign Defensive Back Lardarius Webb". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  22. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  23. ^ "Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  24. ^ Mink, Ryan (March 12, 2018). "Veteran Safety Lardarius Webb Says Goodbye To Baltimore". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  25. ^ Stephenson, Creg (April 12, 2024). "NFL legacy Lardarius Webb Jr. looking to make impact at South Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved May 1, 2024.
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