Transferred from Northwestern...Local product, who adds depth.
2006: Did not see action.
Prior to SIU: Did not see action in 2005...Redshirted in 2004.
High School: A South Seven first-team all-conference offensive and defensive tackle...Nominated to play in Southern Illinois East-West Game, but could not play due to a previous commitment...Team went 6-3 his sophomore year and reached Class 5A playoffs...Also competed in soccer, basketball and baseball...Prairie State Achievement Award ... Illinois State Scholar.
Worth Knowing: Born James Thomas Lawler on May 20, 1985 ... Son of Raymond and Ellen Lawler...Brother, Michael, played football at Washington University in St. Louis... Majoring in psychology.