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PRO: The Dallas Cowboys moved quickly to sign one of the NFL’s proven fullbacks in Lawrence Vickers, securing his services on March 14, 2012, only one day after being released by the Houston Texans. Vickers has cleared the path for a 1,000-yard rusher in four of his six pro seasons with runners including Jamal Lewis (2007 and 2008) and Peyton Hillis (2010) while with the Cleveland Browns, and Arian Foster (2011) during his lone season with the Texans. While starting 37-of-90 games played, he has also contributed with the ball during his career, carrying 34 times for 87 yards (2.6 avg.) and hauling in 45 passes for 300 yards (6.7 avg.) and three touchdowns.
3/14/12: Signed a two-year contract with Dallas.
3/13/12: Released by Houston.
8/3/11: Signed a two-year contract with Houston.
6/14/10: Re-signed with Cleveland.
4/30/06: Drafted in the sixth round (180th overall) by Cleveland.
• Played in 14 games with one start.
• Made his Texans debut at fullback and on special teams against Indianapolis (9/11).
• Was the lead blocker enabling the Texans to rush for a franchise-record 261 yards against his former team, including two 100-yard rushers, against Cleveland (11/6).
• Inactive at Jacksonville (11/27) and against Atlanta (12/4).
• Caught four passes for 29 yards and helped Foster go over 100 yards for the sixth time in the 2011 season and over 1,000 yards rushing for the second consecutive season against Carolina (12/18).
• Made his only start of the season and paved the way for Foster to run for a season-high 158 yards and a touchdown at Indianapolis (12/22).
• Made postseason debut and helped Foster rush for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the AFC Wild Card Playoff against Cincinnati (1/7/12).
• Made his first postseason start and blocked for Foster to rush for 132 yards, the most Baltimore’s defense has ever given up in a postseason game, in the AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15/12).
• Played in 16 games with four starts while being named third alternate on the AFC Pro Bowl squad.
• Helped Hillis rush for 1,177 yards and five 100-yard games.
• Rushed for 11 yards on five carries, caught four passes for 15 yards and fielded two kickoffs for 13 yards.
• Was critical as a blocker as Hillis rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns against New England (11/7).
• Was key as a lead blocker as Hillis rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries against Carolina (11/28).
• Started and helped lead the way for Hillis, who rushed for 108 yards on 21 carries at Buffalo (12/12).
• Played in all 16 games with nine starts as the only fullback on the roster and had eight receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown.
• Paved the way as a lead blocker as the Browns had 171 yards rushing against Pittsburgh (12/10).
• As a lead back, was a key part of a running game at Kansas City (12/20) that racked up 351 yards, the second-highest total in franchise history, including a club-record 286 yards by Jerome Harrison.
• Played a critical role as a lead blocker as the Browns rushed for 164 yards against Oakland (12/27), including 148 by Harrison.
• Propelled the Browns to a 214-yard rushing effort (4.4 avg.) against Jacksonville (1/3), marking the first time since 1968 that a Browns team rushed for more than 160 yards in four straight games.
• Played in 12 games with eight starts and served as the lead blocker for Lewis, who gained 1,002 yards rushing.
• Had one rush for four yards and two receptions for 21 yards (10.5 avg.) at Baltimore (9/21), including a long catch of 16 yards.
• Started 14-of-16 games and helped Lewis rush for 1,304 yards.
• Recorded his first career touchdown reception with a one-yard catch from Derek Anderson in the third quarter against Pittsburgh (9/9).
• Had a career-high three receptions for 17 yards against Seattle (11/4).
• Caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Anderson in the first quarter at Pittsburgh (11/11).
• Helped Lewis rush for 134 yards and a touchdown against Houston (11/25).
• Had two receptions for 30 yards (15.0 avg.), including a long of 25 yards, at Arizona (12/2).
• Played in all 16 games as a rookie, including one start, and totaled three rushes for two yards and six receptions for 60 yards.
• Was a key contributor on special teams and finished with 10 special teams tackles.
• Made his NFL debut against New Orleans (9/10) and had two carries for zero yards and a special teams tackle.
• Had a season-high 29-yard reception against Baltimore (9/12).
• Made his first career start at Baltimore (12/17) and added two receptions for nine yards.
• Started 20-of-47 games for Colorado and finished his career with 635 yards on 171 carries (3.7 avg.) and 12 touchdowns.
• Added 70 catches for 572 yards (8.2 avg.) and three receiving touchdowns.
• Was the 10th player in school history to gain more than 500 yards rushing and receiving during a career.
• At Colorado, wore jersey No. 34 as a freshman and sophomore, but switched to No. 17 as a junior after several personal tragedies to serve as a reminder.
• Born in Beaumont, Texas, and attended Forest Brook High School in Houston.
• Named first-team all-state and All-North Forest League while also being selected first-team All-Greater Houston Area Big 4A.
• Offensive MVP of his district during 2001 and was named to the all-district first-team all four years of his prep career.
• Finished career with 4,610 yards and 70 touchdowns on 345 carries (13.4 avg.).
• Caught 72 passes for 1,950 yards (27.1 avg.) and 24 touchdowns.
• Was the starting quarterback his freshman and sophomore years, switched to running back for final two years and also played linebacker and safety.
• Lettered three times in basketball, averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks a game as a senior.
• Earned his degree in ethnic studies and a minor in business from Colorado.
• He and his wife, Anaya, have two daughters, Lauryn and Paris, and a son, Javier.
• Participated in various community events while with the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans.
• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.