Defensive End
250 lbs.
Lynnwood, Wash.
High School
Edmonds-Woodway HS
Previous School
Garden City CC

2020 Second Team All-SEC (AP, SEC Coaches)

One of college football’s top defensive ends in 2021 … Dominant edge rusher who made an immediate impact in his first year with the Tigers in 2020 … Explodes off the ball making it difficult for offensive linemen to contain … Disruptive to opposing offenses in every way – great tackler who harasses quarterbacks on what seems like every passing down … Long arms and consistently makes it difficult for quarterbacks to pass over … Batted down six passes at the line of scrimmage in 2020 … Native of Gambia who moved to the United States at the age of 12 … Will celebrate his 10th anniversary of moving to the U.S. in mid-September of 2021 … On pace to graduate in the spring of 2022.

Earned second team All-SEC honors from both the SEC Coaches and the Associated Press in 2020 … Started all 10 games at defensive end … Led the Tigers and ranked No. 6 in the SEC in tackles for loss with 9.5 … Finished year with 32 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks … Tied for team lead in pass breakups six and led the Tigers in quarterback hurries with five … Also had one interception, a fumble recovery and forced a fumble … Capped year with all-around outstanding game in win over Ole Miss with six tackles, an interception and a forced fumble … Had at least one tackle for loss in six of LSU’s 10 games, including two against Mississippi State and Alabama … Had five tackles and sack for a 7-yard loss against Alabama … Other sack came in season-opener against Mississippi State … Recovered a fumble against Missouri … Against Ole Miss, forced a fumble at the LSU 28-yard line that halted a potential game-winning drive by the Rebels … Intercepted a Matt Corral pass in the second quarter against Ole Miss.

Junior college product out of Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas … Named to the 2019 All-Jayhawk League First Team … Rated the No. 2 JUCO defensive end in the country for 2019 … Had 44 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, a pass breakup, and two blocked kicks during 2019 campaign at Garden City … Played 2018 season at Arizona Western Community College where he saw action in 11 games with eight tackles … Three-time All-Wesco 3A/2A South selection as a prep in the state of Washington at Edmonds-Woodway High School … coached by Tom Minnick at Garden City CC … Enrolled at LSU in January of 2020 and participated in spring practice that year.

Ali Gaye’s Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Tackles for Loss: 2, 3x (Last: vs. Alabama, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Sacks: 1, 2x (Last: vs. Alabama, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Pass Breakups: 3 vs. Mississippi State, 2020
Interceptions: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Fumble Recovery: 1 at Missouri, 2020
QB Hurries: 2, 2x (Last: at Florida, 2020; First: at Vanderbilt,. 2020)


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