Overview
Lardarius Webb is a defensive back for the Baltimore Ravens, who selected him in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Webb played college football at Nicholls State, where he was a two-time FCS All-America selection. Webb played four seasons of college football (two at Nicholls State, two at Southern Miss) prior to being selected by the Ravens. Webb is 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs 205 pounds.
Prep Career
At Beauregard High School in Opelika, AL, Webb was a three-year starter at quarterback and defensive back. He was an all-state selection on defense, and chose to attend Southern Miss.
Southern Miss Career
After redshirting the 2004 season, Webb played as a reserve in 2005, finishing the season with 18 total tackles. In 2006, he started three of the 14 games he played, finishing 6th on the team with 55 total tackles.
Transfer
However, due to off-the-field issues, Webb was forced to transfer from Southern Miss following the 2006 season. He chose to attend Nicholls State, an FCS school, because of familiarity with the coaching staff and the ability to play without sitting out a transfer season.
Junior Year
In 2007, Webb made an immediate impact. He recorded three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, in the season opener against Rice. He finished the season with five interceptions, returning three for touchdowns. He also returned punts and kicks, leading the team in both categories. Webb was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, given annually to the top FCS defensive player. Webb also made some unique history in 2007. He was named Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week in the season opener. A few weeks later against Azusa Pacific, Webb was forced into action as an option quarterback due to injuries. He rushed eight times for 120 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown, to earn conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. Against Texas State, Webb had a 96-yard punt return touchdown, earning Special Teams Player of the Week honors. It was the first time in Division I history that one player earned all three conference honors in the same season.
Senior Year
Following his All-America junior season, Webb had another outstanding season in 2008. He finished the year with 55 total tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions. He earned consensus All-America honors. After the 2008 season, Webb was chosen to participate in the 2009 Texas vs The Nation All-Star Classic.
NFL Career
Webb was selected in the third round (88th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Before the 2009 season, Webb signed a three-year/$1.714M contract with Baltimore.

In Week 8 of the 2009 season, Webb returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. It matched the second-longest kickoff return touchdown in Ravens history. In Week 15, Webb suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, ending his rookie season.
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