Shaq Lawson Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Buffalo Bills

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Shaq Lawson Biography

Shaquille Olajuwan Lawson is an American football defensive end playing for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he played college football at Clemson and was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has been on the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins and was traded to the New York Jets during the 2021 season. Shaq was released by the Jets before their season finale and rejoined the Bills the following offseason.

Shaq Lawson Age

Shaq was born on June 17, 1994, in Central, South Carolina, United States of America. He is 29 years old.

Shaq Lawson Height

He stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m).

Shaq Lawson Weight

He weighs 265 lb (120 kg).

Shaq Lawson Family

Shaq was born to his lovely parents, the late Lawrence Lawson and Rolitha Oglesby in Central, South Carolina, United States. Unfortunately, his dad died in a car accident during Shaq’s junior year of high school. He grew up alongside his brother Jaheim Lawson and a beautiful girl Kiara Lewis.

Shaq Lawson Education

He attended D. W. Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina. Shaq had 100 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior and 99 tackles and nine sacks as a senior. Rivals.com rated him as a four-star recruit and committed to Clemson University to play college football. In his first year at Clemson in 2013, he played in all 13 games and recorded 35 tackles and four sacks. As a sophomore in 2014, Shaq again played in all 13 games and made one start, recording 44 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

Shaq Lawson Wife

Shaq is currently single. Previously, he was in a romantic relationship with Jenna Marie but couldn’t end up in marriage as they separated along the way. Together, they share a daughter, Jenna. 

Shaq Lawson Salary

He receives a satisfactory salary of $1,165,000 per year.

Shaq Lawson’s Net Worth

He has an approximate net worth of $30 million.

Shaq Lawson Career

He was drafted by The Buffalo Bills in the first round with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. On May 17, 2016, he underwent shoulder surgery after tweaking it during offseason drills and was ruled out for 4 to 6 months. On June 6, 2016, Shaq signed with the Bills a four-year, $10.27 million contract that includes $9.82 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $5.67 million.

On August 30, 2016, he was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and was activated to the active roster on October 21, 2016. In Week 8, he recorded his first NFL sack against the New England Patriots. In 2017, he started 10 out of 11 games played and made 33 tackles and four sacks. In Week 13, he suffered an ankle injury and was placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2017.

On May 1, 2019, the Bills rejected the fifth-year option on Shaq’s contract, making him a free agent in 2020. On March 21, 2020, he signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Dolphins. On August 6, 2020, he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team and activated the next day. On March 17, 2021, Shaq and a 2021 sixth-round pick were traded to the Houston Texans in a swap for Benardrick McKinney and a 2021 seventh-round pick.

On August 29, 2021, the New York Jets traded a 2022 sixth-round pick to the Texans in exchange for Shaq. However, he was released on January 8, 2022, right before the season finale. Through 14 games and seven starts, he finished the season with 23 tackles and one sack. He signed with the Bills on a one-year deal on March 18, 2022. During the 2022–23 season, Shaq played in 15 games and recorded 31 combined tackles, 3.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. On April 18, 2023, he re-signed with the Bills.

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