NFL CAREER – Originally selected by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft (65th overall) out of Kentucky, this eighth-year guard has brought size, strength and foot quickness to the Saints' offensive line. Since signing with the Saints in 2017, he's started all 44 regular season games he's appeared in and all five postseason contests at right guard. Warford was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl in 2019, after the Saints tied for third in the league in points per game and surrendered only 25 sacks, tied for the third-fewest in the league.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with New Orleans Saints on a four-year contract (UFA-DET), 3/10/17; Signed by Detroit to a four-year contract, 5/10/13; Selected in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by Detroit Lions.
HONORS – 2019: Pro Bowl. 2018: Pro Bowl; Ford Tough/NFL.com Offensive Line of the Week (Week 10). 2017: Pro Bowl. 2013: All-Rookie (PFWA and Bleacher Report).
2019 – Started all 15 regular season games and the postseason contest at right guard and was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl for team tied for third in the NFL in points per game…The Saints offensive line gave up only 25 sacks in 2019, tied for third-fewest in the league…In the season opener vs. Houston, Sept. 9, blocked for an offense that gained 510 yards of total offense and three touchdowns…At Seattle, Sept. 22, blocked for an offensive line that did not surrender a sack…Vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 6, blocked for an offense that gained 457 yards of total offense, four passing touchdowns and did not surrender a sack…Blocked for back-to-back 100-yard rushing games from Latavius Murray at Chicago, Oct. 20 and vs Tampa Bay, Oct. 27….Vs. San Francisco, Dec. 9, blocked for an offense that gained 465 yards of total offense, six touchdowns and didn't surrender a sack…Vs. Indianapolis, Dec. 16, started his 100th career game for a line that didn't surrender a sack. Left in third quarter (knee)…At Tennessee, Dec. 22, Inactive (knee). 2018 – Started all 15 regular season games and both postseason contests at right guard and was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl for the NFL's third ranked scoring offense…The offensive line gave up only 20 sacks, second-fewest in NFL…Vs. L.A. Rams, Nov. 4, blocked for an offense that didn't surrender a sack for second consecutive week and gained 487 total net yards…At Cincinnati Nov. 11, part of an offense that did not surrender a sack for third consecutive week gained over 500 total yards…Vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 18, part of an offensive line that did not surrender a sack for fourth consecutive week and gained over 500 total yards...In the NFC Divisional playoff game vs. Philadelphia, 1/13/19, paved the way for the Saints rushing attack that recorded 137 yards on the ground. 2017 – Started all 14 regular season games and both postseason contests at right guard for New Orleans as he was named to his first career Pro Bowl for the NFL's second-ranked offense, the only one to be ranked in the top five in rushing (fifth) and passing (fifth). 2016 – Made 15 starts at right guard, missing one game (hip)…Inactive vs. L.A. Rams, Oct. 16…Vs. Washington, Oct. 23, helped the Lions offense complete a fourth quarter game-winning drive for the third consecutive week…Was part of an offensive line that helped the Lions score two passing touchdowns and net 422 total yards in a 28-13 victory at New Orleans, Dec. 4. 2015 – Started all 13 games he played, blocking for an offense that ranked ninth in the NFL with 4,212 passing yards. 2014 – Started all 13 games he appeared in, missing three games due to a knee injury…Contributed to an offense that gained 417 total yards vs. N.Y. Giants, Sept. 8…Inactive in Weeks 11-13 with a knee injury…Returned from injury as a key component of offensive line that helped control the ball for more than 36 minutes vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 7…Inactive in the NFC Wild Card game at Dallas, 1/4/15. 2013 – Started all 16 games at right guard as a rookie and helped pave the way for the Lions to average 392.1 net yards per game, the sixth-best mark in the league, and 15 rushing touchdowns. Part of an offensive line unit that ranked second in the NFL in sacks allowed (23)…Started his first NFL game at right guard in Week 1 vs. Minnesota, Sept. 8, and helped the Lions gain 481 yards of total offense…Blocked for Detroit to gain 448 yards and score three touchdowns vs. Washington, Sept. 22…Key cog in the offensive line play that helped the Lions set a team single-game record by accumulating 638 total offensive yards (143 rushing, 480 passing) vs. Dallas, Oct. 27…Blocked for Detroit's running backs as the Lions gained 241 yards on the ground vs. Green Bay, Nov. 28.
COLLEGE – Started 37-of-47 games at Kentucky and earned All-SEC accolades all four years of his career…In three seasons as the starting right guard, led the SEC interior blockers with an 88.47-percent grade for blocking consistency and registered 36 TD-resulting blocks…As senior, received All-American Second Team and All-SEC honors from The NFL Draft Report as the watch list member for the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award after starting all 12 games at right guard, pacing the Wildcats with 48 knockdowns and 13 TD-resulting blocks as he didn't allow a sack…As a junior, named All-SEC second-team by league coaches as he led the league's interior blockers with a blocking consistency grade of 87.5-percent. Of the 21 Wildcat touchdowns in 2011, Warford paced the Wildcats with 13 TD-resulting blocks. Allowed just one of the team's 35 sacks…As a sophomore, took over starting right guard duties and started all 13 games to achieve All-SEC Second Team recognition. Of the 21 Wildcat touchdowns in 2011, paced Kentucky with 13 TD-resulting blocks. Contributed to Kentucky's 427.85 ypg. avg., 27th-best in the nation…As a freshman, appeared in 10 games as a reserve right guard. Named to SEC All-Freshman team…Community communications and leadership development major.
PERSONAL – First attended Oceanside (Calif.) HS where he lettered in basketball as a freshman and sophomore…During his second season at the school, he also earned a starting job at offensive tackle for the football team…Moved with his family to Richmond, Kentucky prior to his junior season and enrolled at Madison Central HS…Lettered twice in football at Madison Central and earned second-team All-State honors from the Associated Press as a junior and first-team All-State accolades from the AP and Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior…Concluded prep career by playing in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game…Born Lawrence Warford on June 18, 1991 in San Diego, Calif.