|Ht / Wt:||5'11" / 230 lb.|
|Born:||January 1, 1991|
|Drafted:||2013 / Rd. 2 (61)|
On June 2, 1990, Eddie Darwin Lacy was born. Tragedy struck in 2005 when Lacy and his parents Wanda and Eddie Sr. saw his their home in Gretna, La., destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. At that time, the family became displaced and moved to Texas briefly before they returned to Geismar, La., where he graduated from Dutchtown, high school, one of the most highly recruited RBs in the state of Louisiana.
Weight: 234 lbs
Height: 5′ 11″
40 time: 4.64 seconds
Vertical jump: 32.5-inch, broad jump: 9-7
Lacy did attend the NFL combine in 2013. His performance was unremarkable, which may have contributed to his drop in the NFL draft. He put up 4.55 second 40, did not jump and reportedly scored a 17 on the Wonderlic.
On May 30, 2013, after being selected 61st overall in the draft, he signed with Green Bay. He had four 100+ yds, passing the 1000-yd season mark running for 141 yds and scoring a touchdown against Dallas.
Lacy finished his rookie season impressively. He ran for 1,178 yds, and he scored 11 touchdowns. He received for 257 yds. That year, he set records his rookie year for the most yards rushing and most touchdowns in a single season. Lacy was named to the AP 2nd Team All Pro and was also named to the Pro Bowl. Concluding the 2013 season, Eddie Lacy was selected as Rookie of The Year (offense).
In the 2014 season opener, Lacy had 12 carries for 34 yds and three receptions for 11 yds. It wasn’t until the fifth game that Lacy had his first 100+ yd game, where he had 13 carries for 105 yds and two touchdowns seeing the Packers to a shutout victory. Even after a slow start, Lacy finished the season high with nine rushing TDs and 1,139 yds rushing. He averaged 4.6 yds per carrying.
2015, began and ended with injuries. First Lacy left week two’s game with an injury to his ankle. Even though the injury was considered mild, he did not immediately return to play. That was followed by an injury to his groin, in week nine. Lacy was declared inactive for the next week. On December 2, 2015, after missing the team curfew and he was named inactive for the final game of the season.
Lacy has been on injured reserve status since October, but is expected to be healthy by the preseason 2017.
In 2013, Eddie Lacy signed a $3,392,412 4-year contract with Green Bay. This included a $847,208 signing bonus with $1,040,208 guaranteed. His average annual salary was $848,103.
As of 2017, Lacy is listed as an unrestricted free agent. Coming off a season on the injured reserves doesn’t help. However, experts predict he will be offered a re-up with the Packers.
You can reach Eddie Lacy on Twitter @Lil_Eazy_Ana_42
Lacy started off his career at Alabama with a redshirt. The following year in 2010, Lacy took 56 carries for 406 yards and scored six touchdowns. He was an important part of Alabama’s special team kickoff coverage unit.
Behind Trent Richardson, his sophomore year, Lacy carried the ball a total of 95 times, running for 674 yards and scoring seven touchdowns.
Finally, in 2012, Lacy had his shot playing starting running back for Alabama and made the best of this opportunity. Over 14 games, Lacy had 204 carries, ran for1,322 yds, and scored 17 touchdowns. He extended his position and caught 22 passes for a total of 189 yards and scored two touchdowns. His senior year, Lacy had 26 runs that were at least 12 yards. His performance that year was spectacular, earning him a first-team All-SEC selection.
Playing three years at the University of Alabama under legendary coach Nick Saban, he played in and won three BCS National Championships
Eddie Lacy started playing as a freshman, at Helen Cox High School in Harvey, La. He was forced to transfer after Hurricane Katrina and played his final three years at Dutchtown High School in Geismar, LA. He lettered each of the four years he played.
Coming out of high school, Lacy was a four-star recruit. Ultimately, he chose Alabama. However, he was recruited heavily by LSU, Oklahoma, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee. Eddie played seven games during his senior year due to injuries, but even so, racked up 1,046 yards rushing and 17 TDs, earning Louisiana’s 5A All-State honors.