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5 Lucas Irons

Class: R-Senior Position: LB Height: 6-0 Weight: 215 Previous School: Coconut Creek HS Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

2017 (R-Jr.):
• Played in nine contests, starting three including the final two games at middle linebacker
• Finished the season with 32 tackles (22 solo, 10 assisted)
• Added two tackles for a loss (six yards), a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry
• Recorded a solo tackle during Liberty's season-opening win at Baylor
• Seven stops against Kennesaw State, including five solo tackles
• Two tackles against Gardner-Webb, including a tackle for a loss
• Four solo stops, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Duquesne
• Six tackles, including four solo stops, against Presbyterian
• Registered a career-best nine tackles in season finale at Charleston Southern, including five solo stops and a quarterback hurry

2016 (R-So.):
• Competed in 10 games at linebacker, making one start
• Totaled 27 tackles (16 solo, 11 assisted)
• Recorded a season-high five tackles (four solo, one assisted) in season opener at Virginia Tech
• Made four tackles against both SMU and Monmouth
• Started for the first time in his collegiate career, at middle linebacker versus Gardner-Webb
• Received team's Samkon Gado award during spring practice in 2016, given to the most improved defensive player

2015 (R-Fr.):
• Finished his first season on the field for the Flames with nine games played
• Recorded a solo tackle during Liberty's win over Kennesaw State

2014 (Fr.):
• Redshirted during the season

Prep:
• Letterwinner at Coconut Creek High School
• Named to the FACA All-District 21-6A team as a senior
• Finished his senior season with 77 tackles (17 for a loss), six sacks, and three interceptions
• Earned Miami Herald honorable mention All-County accolades as a senior

Personal:
• Son of Lewis Irons and Renee Rolle
• Cousin, J.T. Thomas, has played seven seasons in the NFL (Chicago Bears: 2011-12; Jacksonville Jaguars: 2013-14; New York Giants: 2015-17)
• Majoring in sport management
• Birthday is July 27