Larry Webster

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Larry Webster
No. 79, 75
Position: Defensive Tackle / Defensive End
Personal information
Born: (1969-01-18) January 18, 1969 (age 49)
Elkton, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 297 lb (135 kg)
Career information
High school: Elkton High School (Elkton, MD)
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 166
Quarterback sacks: 4.0
Pass deflections: 4
Player stats at

Larry Melvin Webster Jr.[1] (born January 18, 1969, in Elkton, Maryland) is a retired American football defensive tackle, who spent eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at University of Maryland.

Early years[edit]

A native of Elkton, Maryland, Webster graduated from Elkton High School where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track and field. His primary football position at the time was running back. He attended the University of Maryland on a full athletic scholarship. With the Terrapins football team, he made the transition to defensive lineman and was its Most Valuable Player in his senior year.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Webster was drafted in the third round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins as a defensive tackle. Webster spent some mediocre years in Miami before signing with the Cleveland Browns in 1995 as a backup. The Browns moved from Cleveland to Baltimore (near where Webster grew up) in 1996 to become the Baltimore Ravens. Webster had some success with the Ravens. Webster was suspended by the NFL early in the 2000 season for minor legal issues. Later that same season, he earned his only Super Bowl ring when the Ravens beat the New York Giants 34–7 in Super Bowl XXXV. Webster spent one more year with Baltimore before signing with the New York Jets in 2002.

After football[edit]

With help from Rex Ryan,[3] Webster participated for three straight summers in the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program with the Ravens in 2007 and 2008 and the Jets in 2009.[4][5] He has been a football coach at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute since 2009.[2] After three years as a volunteer assistant working primarily with the defensive linemen, he became the Engineers' head coach in 2012.[6]


  1. ^ "Pro Football Reference Profile".
  2. ^ a b "New Head Football Coach Named," Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
  3. ^ Lomonico, Dave. "Cheap Seats: Webster Lives His Fairytale As Coach Of Poly Engineers," PressBox Baltimore, August 2012.
  4. ^ "Steelers' Tomlin Latest Head-Coach Grad, Joining Edwards, Lewis and Smith," National Football League.
  5. ^ "NFL: Bill Walsh Minority Coach Camp," NFL Draft Bible, Friday, August 28, 2009.
  6. ^ Dunn, Katherine. "Former Ravens defensive tackle Larry Webster Jr. named Poly football coach," The Baltimore Sun, Thursday, June 14, 2012.

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