Guard who brings size, strength, and foot quickness to the Lions’ offensive line and earned the starting right guard job upon his arrival in Detroit in 2013.
- Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Rookie guard who brings size, strength, and foot quickness to the Lions’ offensive line and earned the starting right guard job upon his arrival in Detroit in 2013.
2013: Started all 16 games at right guard 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 at his first NFL game at right guard in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8) and helped the Lions gain 481 yards of total offense.
- Was part of an offensive line that allowed for 87 rushing yards on 25 carries, while helping the Lions offense accumulate 327 net yards.
- Blocked for Detroit’s offense to gain 448 yards and score three touchdowns against the Redskins in Week 3 (9/22) while allowing just one sack.
- Contributed to an offensive line effort that helped the Lions churn up 159 yards on the ground in Week 4 vs. Chicago (9/29).
- Paved the way for Detroit’s offense to gain 118 yards on the ground as the line allowed just one sack in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13).
- In Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20), added to an offensive line effort that helped Detroit’s offense gain 434 yards and score three touchdowns against the Bengals while not allowing a sack.
- Key cog in the offensive line play that helped the Lions set a franchise single-game record by accumulating 638 total offensive yards (143 rushing, 480 passing) in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27). They broke the previous record of 591 yards vs. New York Yanks November 23, 1950
- It was the first time in team history that the Lions offense accumulated over 600 total yards in a game.
- Helped the Lions rush for 145 yards while not allowing a sack in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
- Blocked for Detroit’s running backs as the Lions gained 241 yards on the ground vs. Green Bay (11/28) on Thanksgiving. This was the team’s highest rushing output since the Lions gained 249 yards vs. Indianapolis November 23, 1997.
- The 241 rushing yards vs. Green Bay (11/28) marked the first time the Lions gained 200+ rushing yards since they chewed up 215 yards vs. Arizona December 5, 2004.
- Guided the Lions ground game to rushing touchdowns from RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick, respectively, in Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22).
A mainstay at guard during his time at Kentucky, started 37-of-47 games as a Wildcat 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 touchdown-resulting blocks.
2012: Received All-American Second Team and All-SEC honors from The NFL Draft Report as the watch list member for both the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award. Started all 12 games at right guard, pacing the Wildcats with 48 knockdowns and 13 touchdown-resulting blocks as he did not allow a sack all season.
- Garnered SEC Lineman of the Week honors after he delivered eight knockdowns vs. Kent State.
- Despite the Wildcat offense only accumulating 58 rushing yards vs. South Carolina, Warford paved the way for two rushing scores from 10 and eight yards out, respectively.
- Against Samford, Kentucky rushed for 275 of its 342 yards behind Warford’s right side as Warford had six knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks.
2011: Named All-SEC Second Team by the league’s 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 touchdown-resulting blocks.
- Allowed just one of the team’s 35 sacks.
2010: Took over the starting right guard duties and started all 13 games to achieve All-SEC Second Team recognition.
- Of the 21 Wildcat touchdowns in 2011, Warford paced Kentucky with 13 touchdown-resulting blocks.
- Contributed to Kentucky’s 427.85 yards per game average, the 27th-best mark in the nation.
2009: Appeared in 10 games as a reserve at right guard. Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
First attended Oceanside (Calif.) High School 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. Later moved with his family to Richmond, Kentucky prior to his junior season and enrolled at Madison Central High School.
- Lettered twice in football at Madison Central under head coach Kenny Turner 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 his prep career by playing in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game.
- Community Communications and Leadership Development major.
- Son of Colene and Larry Warford, Jr.