Lawrence McCutcheon
Date of birth: (1950-06-02) June 2, 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth: Plainview, TX
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Colorado State
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 3 / Pick 70
 As player:
Los Angeles Rams
Denver Broncos
Seattle Seahawks
Buffalo Bills
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
Second-team All-Pro (1974)
Playing stats at

Lawrence McCutcheon (born June 2, 1950, in Plainview, Texas) is a former American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1972–1980, the Denver Broncos & Seattle Seahawks in 1980 and finished his playing career in 1981 with the Buffalo Bills, reuniting with his former Rams coach Chuck Knox.

Professional careerEdit

McCutcheon was selected in the third Round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Rams out of Colorado State University. He appeared in 89 games for the Rams, appearing in seven playoff games including Super Bowl XIV.[1] In 1975 McCutcheon established a Postseason record by rushing for 202 yards on 37 carries in the playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

McCutcheon led the Rams in rushing for 5 consecutive seasons from 1973–1977 and was named to the Pro Bowl each year. During his tenure with the Rams, McCutcheon gained a total of 6,186 yards on 1,425 carries. In addition to his 5 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances, McCutcheon was named Second-team All-Pro in 1974, All-NFC in 1977 & Second-team All-NFC in 1973, 1975 & 1976.

In the 1980 Super Bowl, McCutcheon threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Ron Smith, giving the Rams a 19-17 lead over the powerful Pittsburgh Steelers. However the Rams would eventually lose the game, 31-19.


McCutcheon was promoted to director of player personnel of the Rams in May 2003. He's spent 38 years with the Rams.[2] His son, Daylon McCutcheon, played cornerback for the Cleveland Browns.


Preceded by
John Hadl
Rams Most Valuable Player Award
Succeeded by
Jack Youngblood
Preceded by
Jack Youngblood
Rams Most Valuable Player Award
Succeeded by
Jim Youngblood