We wanted to share a highlight video that features the newest New York Jet, LaRon Landry.
Here is some additional information on LaRon Landry from the NY Jets official press release:
Landry (S/6-0/220/Louisiana State/Metarie, LA) initially entered the NFL as a first-round selection (sixth overall) by the Washington Redskins in the 2007 NFL Draft. During his career, Landry has started all 64 games in which he has played, notching 383 tackles (291 solo), five sacks, four interceptions, 31 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. In his only postseason contest, he registered two interceptions and two passes defensed at Seattle (01/05/08). Last season, he posted 48 tackles (35 solo) with 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble in eight games. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Defensive Team and was a Pro Bowl Alternate in 2007 and 2008.
“After spending time with the organization as a whole, I just felt that signing with the Jets was the right thing to do,” said Landry. “When you factor in that Rex coached my brother and the family-oriented demeanor, it just felt like home. It made the decision real easy for me. They have a top-notch support staff and facility and I really feel that I can prosper here.”
Prior to the NFL, Landry was a four-year starter at Louisiana State, amassing 315 total tackles (190 solo), 12 interceptions and eight sacks. He earned All-American honors as senior in 2006 after leading the team in tackles and registering three interceptions, seven passes defensed, one sack and one forced fumble. He was also named a first or second-team All-SEC selection all four years.
Landry’s older brother, Dawan, entered the NFL in 2006 as fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens and was coached by then-Ravens Defensive Coordinator Rex Ryan for his first three seasons in the league.