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Browns sign Colt McCoy and Shawn Lauvao

Posted Jul 23, 2010

Multi-year contracts for Colt McCoy and Shawn Lauvao.

The Cleveland Browns today signed quarterback Colt McCoy and offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao to multi-year contracts, the team announced. McCoy was the club’s first third round choice (85th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, a pick acquired from Oakland for Kamerion Wimbley. Lauvao was the team’s second third round choice (92nd overall), a pick acquired from the New York Jets as part of the Braylon Edwards trade.

McCoy earned 45 victories in 53 career starts at the University of Texas (2006-09) to become the winningest quarterback in NCAA history. He completed 1,157 of 1,645 passes for 13,253 yards with 112 touchdowns and 45 interceptions, while adding 447 rushing attempts for 1,571 yards and 20 scores. McCoy finished his collegiate career owning 47 school records. Born September 5, 1986, the 6-1, 215 pound McCoy attended Jim Ned High School in Tuscola, Texas.

Lauvao appeared in 42 games at Arizona State University (2006-09) and finished his career with 33 consecutive starts. He saw action at both guard and tackle with 17 starts at left guard, 12 at left tackle and four at right tackle throughout his collegiate career.  He started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior and earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors. Born on October 26, 1987, the 6-3, 315 pound Lauvao is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, where he attended Farrington High School.