The native of Richmond, Ky., ended his UK career having played in 47 games with 37 consecutive starts. The senior was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week after UK’s win over Kent State, handling blocking responsibilities on KSU’s star lineman Roosevelt Nix. In the game, Warford collected eight knockdown blocks and graded out at 91.7 percent while limiting Nix to only two assisted tackles.
In his rookie season, Warford became an immediate starter at right guard for the Lions, and he did not give up a sack the entire 2013 season. He was named ProFootballFocus.com's Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year on January 8, 2014. He was named the 2013 recipient of the Detroit Lions/Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Rookie of the Year Award.
Battling injuries Larry managed to play 13 games in 2014. With his strong work ethic he continued playing at a high level, cementing in his position on the young, talented, lions O-line.
Played and started in 13 games
Larry in the News
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- Larry Warford named top 25 breakout player
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- Detroit Lions midseason awards: Larry Warford is rookie of the (half) year
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- Lions rookie Larry Warford savors pro debut
- Detroit Lions rookie Larry Warford closes in on winning right guard job
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