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Encyclopedia > Laurence Maroney
Laurence Maroney
New England PatriotsNo. 39
Running back
Date of Birth: February 5, 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 22)
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri Flag of the United States
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
National Football League Debut
2006 for the New England Patriots
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
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Laurence Maroney (born February 5, 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...

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High School years

Maroney attended Normandy Senior High School in St. Louis, Missouri, where he garnered four varsity letters in football, three in track, two in basketball, and one in baseball. In basketball, he was twice named team MVP; in track, he placed third at the state meet in the 200-meter dash as a senior. Maroney holds Normandy High School's single season rushing record, with 1,903 yards in 2002. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


College career

At the University of Minnesota, he split duties with current Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III in 2003 and 2004 and then with Gary Russell in 2005. As such, he started only 14 of 36 games, but still became the first Golden Gopher and the third in Big Ten Conference history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. He gained a total of 3,933 yards with the Golden Gophers and was a two time All-Big Ten first team selection (2004-2005). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Marion Barber III (born June 10, 1983 in Plymouth, Minnesota) is a National Football League running back and wears #24 for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ...


NFL career

Maroney declared for the 2006 NFL Draft after the completion of his junior season and was selected in the first round with the 21st overall pick by the New England Patriots. He was the second running back selected behind Reggie Bush. He was splitting time with fellow running back Corey Dillon in 2006, as part of what coach Bill Belichick called the best running back corps he has ever coached. After Corey Dillon was released, Maroney will be the starting running back for the Patriots. The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Reginald Alfred “Reggie” Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed The President, alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He has played Running Back/Tailback, Wide Receiver, Kick Returner and Punt Returner. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. ... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the American football coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. ...


In Week 4, Maroney earned 125 yards and 2 TDs (of 11 and 25 yards) on 15 carries, a performance that earned him both FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week and Diet Pepsi Rookie NFL Player of the Week honors. In Week 7, he was voted AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after a 74-yard kickoff return, while in Week 8 he had a 77-yard kickoff return (the two longest non-TD returns of the season outside of Antonio Cromartie's 91-yard kickoff return against the Oakland Raiders). Moreover, those two returns gave Maroney the longest kickoff return average among all NFL players. [citation needed] Antonio Cromartie is a cornerback for Florida State University. ...


In Week 11, Maroney had 82 yards rushing, and four receptions for 34 yards, including a 19-yard reception that became his first receiving touchdown.


In total, Maroney racked up an 1,722 all-purpose yards in his rookie season.


External links

  • NFL.com bio
  • New England Patriots Bio Page
  • Behind the Scenes with RB Laurence Maroney
Preceded by
Corey Dillon
New England Patriots Starting Running Back
2007-present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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