Tulane adds football graduate transfer Malik Lawal to 2019 roster

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Former four-star recruit comes to New Orleans from Arizona State and is immediately eligible

NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane football team announced on Tuesday the addition of former Arizona State linebacker Malik Lawal to its roster as a graduate transfer and will suit up for the Green Wave this fall.

Lawal makes his way to New Orleans after spending four years on the Sun Devils roster. He will wear No. 45 this year for the Green Wave.

The Temecula, California native totaled 33 tackles in his three-year undergraduate career, recording 21 in the 2018 season. The Green Wave newcomer tallied 15 solo tackles in his senior year, also adding 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Prior to his career at ASU, Lawal was ranked as the nation’s No. 43 outside linebacker and a four-star recruit by 247Sports. Lawal totaled 65 tackles in his junior and senior years at Chaparral High School, earning 43 solo tackles and adding 8.5 sacks.

Tulane opens the 2019 season on Thursday, August 29 at home against FIU with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. The Green Wave are coming off a memorable 2018 campaign that was highlighted by a win in the AutoNation Cure Bowl and an American Athletic Conference West Division Co-Championship.

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