Amos Lawrence (American football)

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Amos Lawrence
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Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1958-01-09) January 9, 1958 (age 63)
Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
High school: Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Virginia)
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1981  / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards:18-55
Receptions–yards:5–22
Touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Amos Lawrence, Jr. (born January 9, 1958) is a former American football running back in the National Football League. Lawrence was drafted by the San Diego Chargers out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fourth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. On September 10, 1981, Lawrence was traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a fourth round pick in the 1984 NFL Draft. In 1985 he divorced his wife Ponsella Brown.[ citation needed ]


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