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#99 Lavunce Askew
Position: DT
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
City/State: Camden, Ark.
High School: Fairview HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Lavunce Askew
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011
CAREER SUMMARY: Askew has appeared in 31 games with seven starts. In his career, he has 45 tackles, 6.0 for loss, 2.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.

2011: He worked with the UA scout team while redshirting.

2010: He appeared in all 13 games with five starts for the Razorbacks and made 22 total tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. He tied his career high with four tackles in Arkansas’ 31-23 win vs. No. 6 LSU. The sack, for minus-11 yards, came in UA’s 49-14 victory vs. Vanderbilt. Askew totaled three tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in the Razorbacks’ 31-7 defeat vs. ULM and also made three tackles vs. No. 1 Alabama. He opened the season with 1.0 tackle for loss in a 44-3 victory vs. Tennessee Tech and also made 1.0 tackle for loss at No. 7 Auburn. He recorded two tackles in Arkansas’ 31-24 win at Georgia, as well as in victories vs. Ole Miss, at No. 18 South Carolina and at No. 22 Mississippi State. He ended the season with one assisted tackle in the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State.

2009: He played in 10 games, including a start against Troy. He collected 18 total tackles including 2.5 for a loss of nine yards. He also tacked on 1.5 sacks for eight yards. Askew defended a pass and recorded one quarterback hurry against Missouri State to open the season. He set his career high with four tackles in the victory over Troy.

2008: As a true freshman, he played in eight games with one start. He started the season finale against LSU after earlier earning snaps against Western Illinois, ULM, Alabama, Texas, Florida, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He had five tackles for the season with a forced fumble and one quarterback hurry. In the opener against Western Illinois, he had a season-high two tackles, both solo stops. He had one solo tackle against ULM along with the hurry. He followed with assisted tackles the next two games against Alabama and at Texas. His forced fumble also came at Texas. He did not record any statistics against Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State or LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL: He was named to the AP Super Team following his senior season at Fairview. He helped his squad to a 12-1 record and a 5A state semifinal berth under head coach Buck James. As a senior, he racked up 58 tackles, including 37 unassisted stops and 21 assisted tackles, seven tackles for loss, seven sacks, six quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. During his junior season, he tallied 68 tackles, including 20 stops for a loss. He registered seven sacks and one fumble recovery. He also added a rushing score. As a sophomore, he had 65 tackles (20 tackles for loss), five sacks and one fumble recovery. Rivals.com ranked him the No. 48 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 8 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas. He was rated No. 7 in the HawgSports.com Natural 21 rankings and as the No. 8 state prospect by Hawgs Illustrated. He was ranked as the No. 41 player at his position and the No. 8 overall recruit in the state by Scout.com. He was also recruited by Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 2, 1989, he is the son of Kenneth and Mildred Askew. He is majoring in sociology.

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