Sophomore inside linebacker Sidney Lawson (Kansas City, Mo./Staley) wears No. 52 -- the same number as his favorite player, recently retired Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis. Lawson knows he has a long way to go to reach Lewis’ status, but there are several characteristics he sees that he wants to implement into his own game.
“Most importantly, it’s his leadership skills and what he brings to the field,” Lawson said. “He has energy that feeds off to players, and he brings them all as one. I look at that and want to have that leadership for my teammates.”