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Position
Defensive End
Height
6'6
Weight
265
Class
5th-year Senior
Hometown
Lynnwood, Wash.
High School
Edmonds-Woodway HS
Previous School
Garden City CC
Experience
2L

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

Returns for a fifth season of college football in 2022 … Will be one of college football’s top defensive ends and pass rushers in 2022 … An injury against Kentucky ended his season after appearing in only four games in 2021 … For career, has played in 14 games, starting 14 times … 51 career tackles to go with 12.0 tackles for loss (-54) and 4.5 sacks (-31) … Batted down 7 passes, credited with 5 quarterback hurries, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … 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 … Native of Gambia who moved to the United States at the age of 12 … Celebrated his 10th anniversary of moving to the U.S. in mid-September of 2021 … On pace to graduate in the spring of 2022 … Parents live outside of Seattle.

SENIOR SEASON (2021)
Played in 4 games, all starts … Recorded 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-17) and 2.5 sacks (-17) … Had 4 tackles and a sack for a 12-yard loss in season-opener against UCLA … Missed next two games against McNeese and Central Michigan with an injury … Returned to action in week 4 against Mississippi State and recorded 6 tackles and a sack for a 2-yard loss in win over the Bulldogs … Had 4 tackles and batted down a pass vs. Auburn … Had 5 tackles and a half-sack against Kentucky … Injured against Kentucky and missed the remainder of the season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2020)
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
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, 2x (Last: at Mississippi State, 2021; First: vs. Ole Miss, 2020)
Tackles for Loss: 2, 3x (Last: vs. Alabama, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Sacks: 1, 4x (Last: at Mississippi State, 2021; 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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