Position
Nose Guard
Height
6'1
Weight
290 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Winnsboro, La.
High School
Winnsboro HS

1998 First-Team All-American (AP, Football News)
1998 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP, Football News)
1996 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP)
1996 Peach Bowl SEC Defensive MVP
1995 Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-SEC Team
1995 SEC Freshman Co-Defensive Player of the Year

CAREER
One of the nation’s most outstanding and colorful linemen, Anthony McFarland earned first team All-America honors from the Associated Press and The Football News in 1998 … Was a four-year starter for LSU and defensive co-captain his senior year … Finished at No. 6 in LSU history in quarterback sacks with 17 … Was first-team All-SEC his senior season … Was second-team All-SEC as a sophomore and the Defensive MVP in the 1996 Peach Bowl … The SEC Freshman Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 1995 … McFarland became a fan favorite because of his two-way play during his freshman season … Missed 1996 season opener with broken foot, but went on to have an exceptional season … Moved to the top of the depth chart during 1995 fall drills and never relinquished that role … Played fullback in short yardage situations in 1995 and caught a TD pass vs. Florida … Did not have a redshirt season … Played in 1999 Senior Bowl … Nickname is “Booger.”

SENIOR SEASON (1998)
All-American lineman who started all 11 games at noseguard for the Tigers … Defensive co-captain … Tied for the team lead in QB sacks with eight … Finished fifth on the team in tackles with 61, including a team-high 18 behind the line of scrimmage … Had four tackles against Notre Dame, including one tackle for loss (-3 yards) … Had nine tackles against Alabama, including three tackles for loss (-19 yards) … Also had two QB sacks against the Tide … Had seven tackles against Ole Miss … Had four tackles against Mississippi State … Had two tackles against Kentucky … Had two tackles against Florida, including two tackles for loss (-3 yards) … Also forced a fumble against the Gators … Had eight tackles against Georgia, including four tackles for loss (-24 yards) … and two quarterback sacks (-19 yards) … Had six tackles against Idaho, including one tackle for loss (-3 yards) … Started against Auburn and led the team with seven tackles … Had one quarterback sack against Auburn (-11 yards) … Started season against Arkansas State with nine tackles … Five of his tackles were for loss (-23 yards) … Also recorded two quarterback sacks (-12 yards) … A defensive co-captain along with Joe Wesley.

JUNIOR SEASON (1997)
Started nine games and played in all 11 in 1997 … Tigers’ starter at right tackle in first seven games and last two … Made 54 tackles on the year, including 10 behind the line and six QB sacks … No. 2 on the team in QB sacks with six … High tackle game of eight vs. Auburn … One of his best games came at Alabama: five tackles, one QB sack, two PBUs, two QB pressures … Seven tackles vs. Akron … Six tackles with two stops behind the line and a QB sack at Mississippi State … One sack each vs. Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and Notre Dame.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1996)
Named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and league coaches … Named LSU’s defensive MVP in the Peach Bowl … Standout sophomore defensive lineman who recorded 63 tackles on the year … Started every game except opener vs. Houston when he sat out with a broken bone in foot … Possesses great quickness, a quality that allowed him to tie for the team lead in tackles behind the line with 14 … High tackle game of 11 twice: vs. Alabama and vs. Tulane … Seven tackles in win over Mississippi State … Recorded six tackles in three different games: at Florida, vs. Kentucky and at Arkansas … Also forced and recovered a fumble vs. Alabama … Made first QB sack at Ole Miss … Made three TFLs in win over Kentucky … Had five tackles with two TFLs vs. New Mexico State … Started as noseguard in Tigers’ 3-3-5 alignment at Florida, making six tackles.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1995)
Named Freshman Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the Knoxville News-Sentinel … True freshman who proved his talent early in fall drills to the extent that he earned a starting role and he started every game at right defensive tackle … Finished season with 73 tackles, including 12 tackles behind the line and two QB sacks … Became a crowd favorite for his double-duty at fullback in short-yardage situations … Joined tackle Chuck Wiley and ends Gabe Northern and James Gillyard to form a defensive line that started every game in 1995 … High-tackle game of 11 at South Carolina, a game in which he also collected three tackles behind the line, including one QB sack and a fumble recovery … Also made 11 tackles at Alabama … Made 10 tackles at Kentucky … Made nine tackles in win over Rice … Had two QB sacks on the season, one each at South Carolina and vs. North Texas … Was named MVP of the Alabama game for LSU by the ABC commentators … Also played fullback in some short-yardage situations … First action in offensive backfield was during the South Carolina game to provide extra blocking … Had LSU’s only TD against Florida with a three-yard pass from Jamie Howard … In all, McFarland played in 20 offensive plays, 627 defensive plays, and six special teams plays.

HIGH SCHOOL
First-Team Class 3A All-State in Louisiana … Made 85 solo tacles and 164 assists, including 26 QB sacks and 39 tackles for loss … Two-time all-district selection … Member of New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 … Member of Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen … Member of Tiger Rag’s Dirty Dozen … Coached in high school by Donnie Easterling.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anthony Darelle McFarland … Born December 18, 1977 in Winnsboro, La.

 

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