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2023 Percy E. Roberts Defensive Player of the Year (LSU)
2021 First Team All-Southland Conference (at McNeese)
2020 First Team All-Southland Conference (at McNeese)

Played one season at LSU after transferring from Marshall … Spent 7 years in college football – 5 at McNeese from 2017-21, 1 at Marshall in 2022 and the 2023 season at LSU … Appeared in 68 games during collegiate career, starting 61 times … . Finished career with 317 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 9 interceptions … A former 2-time All-Southland Conference defensive back at McNeese … Spent five years at McNeese before transferring to Marshall in the spring of 2022 … Started all 13 games at safety for LSU in 2023, finishing third on the team with 85 tackles … Led team with 3 interceptions in 2023 … Won the Percy E. Roberts Award as LSU’s 2023 Defensive Player of the Year … Played against LSU in Tiger Stadium in 2021 when the Tigers hosted McNeese … Advocates for children who have speech impediments … Has had a nearly life-long battle with stuttering … Graduated from McNeese.

Started all 13 games at safety for the Tigers … Led the Tigers in interceptions with 3 and finished third on team in tackles with 85 … Set a career-best with 14 tackles at Ole Miss … Had 12 tackles in come-from-behind win over Texas A&M … . Capped career with 8 tackles in win over Wisconsin in ReliaQuest Bowl … Tied a career-high with 2 interceptions in win over Army … Had 7 tackles, a half-tackle for loss and an interception in win over Arkansas … Named LSU’s Defensive Player of the Year.

SENIOR SEASON (2022 at Marshall)
Spent 2022 season at Marshall after transferring from McNeese … Played in 12 games, starting 10 times … Started first 9 games of season … Finished year with 53 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 7 pass breakups and an interception … Also returned a fumble 20 yards in win over Old Dominion … Tied a career-high with 10 tackles and added a half-tackle for loss and a pass breakup in historic win over Notre Dame in South Bend … Had 7 tackles and 2 pass breakups the following week against Bowling Green … Intercepted pass in win over James Madison … Did not play against Appalachian State … Had a QB hurry and a tackle in win over UConn in Myrtle Beach Bowl.

JUNIOR SEASON (2021 at McNeese)
Played and started all 11 games … Earned first team All-Southland Conference honors for second consecutive season … Finished with 70 tackles, 7 pass breakups and an interception … Tied career-high with 10 tackles vs. Incarnate Word … Intercepted pass vs. Nicholls … Started against LSU in Tiger Stadium and had 5 tackles and a pass breakup.

JUNIOR SEASON (Spring 2021 at McNeese)
Starter in all 7 games during the spring season … Season moved to spring due to Covid-19 … Led team with 52 tackles and 3 interceptions … Named first team All-Southland Conference … Set career-best with 10 tackles vs. Northwestern State … Intercepted 2 passes in season finale against Sam Houston State … Had 9 tackles and forced a fumble in season-opener against Tarleton State … Had 8 tackles a tackle for a loss and 2 pass breakups against Southeastern Louisiana.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019 at McNeese)
Played and started all 12 games … Had season-high 8 tackles in the opener vs. Southern … Had 4 tackles and broke up 3 passes against Sam Houston State … Had 3 tackles at Oklahoma State … Had 7 tackles, including a tackle for a 2-yard loss, vs. Alcorn State … Had 5 tackles against Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin and Nicholls … Added a tackle for a 2-yard loss vs. Northwestern State.

Appeared in 3 games … Had 6 tackles, including 3 in the season-opener against Northern Colorado … Also saw action against Houston Baptist (2 tackles) and BYU (1 tackle).

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2017.

Earned All-State honors at wide receiver and kick returner at Iowa High School … Caught 48 passes for 775 yards and 11 TDs as a senior, helping lead his team to the Class 3A state quarterfinals … Caught 178 career passes for 2,593 yards and 31 TDs … District champion in the long jump and as a member of the 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams.

Andre Sam’s Career Highs
Tackles: 14 at Ole Miss, 2023
Tackles for Loss: 2.0 at James Madison, 2022 (at Marshall)
Sacks: 0.5 vs. Lamar, Spring 2021 (at McNeese)
Interceptions: 2, 2x (Last: vs. Army, 2023)
Pass Breakups: 3 vs. Sam Houston State, 2019 (at McNeese)

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