Dexter Lawrence Biography, NFL, Family, Height and Net Worth

 Who is Dexter Lawrence?

Dexter Lawrence II is a famous American professional football nose tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Lawrence played college football at Clemson. He ended his high school football career at Wake Forest High School in Wake Forest in 2015. Lawrence was ranked as the No. 2 recruit in college football’s incoming Class of 2016.

Dexter Lawrence Career

High school career

Dexter played his entire high school career at Wake Forest High School. During his high school career, Lawrence had 28.0 sacks, 204 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, and 1 interception.


Lawrence was seen as the best prospect to ever come out of the state of North Carolina. He then considered many schools such as Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Florida Gators, NC State Wolfpack, and Alabama Crimson Tide. Finally, he chose to sign with Clemson.

College career

Dexter played in 12 games for the Tigers as a defensive tackle in 2016. During the regular season, he recorded 55 tackles and 5 sacks. The 5 sacks he posted in his freshman year is a Clemson record. He then beat the previous record of 4 set by Ricky Sapp, William Perry, and Shaq Lawson. Dexter was then named the 2016 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.

He was part of the Clemson team that beat Alabama in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship by a score of 35-31. During the game, Lawrence recorded 4 total tackles. He was then ruled ineligible for the 2019 College Football Playoff following testing positive for the banned substance ostarine. Following the season, he opted to forgo his senior year and join the 2019 NFL Draft.

Dexter Lawrence Photo
Dexter Lawrence Photo

Dexter Lawrence Professional career

During the 2019 NFL Combine, he injured his left leg during his attempt at the 40-yard dash. He was then picked by the New York Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft with the 17th overall selection. The Giants initially gained the selection as part of a trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. In Week 3, he recorded his first career sack on Jameis Winston in the 32-31 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He then recorded a sack and a forced fumble on Kirk Cousins in the 28-10 defeat by the Minnesota Vikings in week 5.

In week 1 of the 2020 season, he posted his first sack of the season on Ben Roethlisberger in the 26-16 defeat by Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Lawrence then jumped offside on the last play of the 4th quarter during a Dustin Hopkins missed field goal nullifying the Washington kick attempt in the Giants’ Week 2 game over the Washington Football Team. The Giants would then lose 29-30 on Hopkins’ re-kick, dropping them 0-2 for the 5th consecutive season. They picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal on April 28, 2022.

How old is Dexter Lawrence?

Dexter Lawrence II is aged 25 years having been born on November 12, 1997, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Anne Hathaway, Sandara Park, Ryan Gosling, Dr. Mike, Russell Westbrook, Tonya Harding, Al Michaels, Ashley Williams, and Jason Day, among others.

Dexter Lawrence Family

Who are Dexter Lawrence’s parents?

Dexter Lawrence II was born in Wake Forest, North Carolina to his parents, Dexter Lawrence and Julia Parker. He has not disclosed much information about his family or parents to the media.

Does Dexter Lawrence have siblings?

Lawrence was born to his parents as the oldest in a family of two children. He has one younger sibling, brother Devon Lawrence, who is also a professional football player.

Dexter Lawrence Education

Lawrence attended Wake Forest High School in Wake Forest, where he played high school football. He then joined Clemson University to continue his football career playing from 2016 to 2018.

Dexter Lawrence Partner

Lawrence is currently not married and also has not been engaged in the past. He is currently in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend Mary Kathryn. Not much is known about her or their relationship with the media.

Dexter Lawrence Kids

Lawrence has not been married and is currently dating and does not have any children of his own to date.

Dexter Lawrence Height

Lawrence has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and a weight of 155 kg (342 lbs).

Dexter Lawrence Net Worth

American professional football nose tackle Lawrence plays for the New York Giants of the NFL. He has been active from 2019 to the present and has a net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.