In football, as in most aspects of life, good things often take time.

Perhaps no one on the Louisiana football roster knows that better than Jordan Lawson, a fourth-year redshirt sophomore defensive lineman.

Lawson, who irst joined the Ragin' Cajuns roster in 2020, has found strength and success through the adversity he has faced. He currently ranks tied for third in the nation in sacks with 1.75 per game and is a key member of his team's defensive unit.

"The longer you're at a place, I feel like you gain a relationship with your coaches, with your teammates," Lawson said. "I feel like part of the reason my game improved the most is being able to play fast because I'm so comfortable in the scheme. I don't have to do a lot of thinking when I'm on the field. You lose that whenever you have to learn a whole new defense. It has a lot to do with the relationship side and the mental aspect of knowing where to be."