Position
Defensive Tackle
Height
6'5
Weight
274 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Southern Lab HS

1997 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, Football News)
1996 First-Team All-SEC (AP)
1995 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)

CAREER
An All-SEC selection in three seasons, including a consensus first-team pick as a senior in 1997 (AP, Coaches, Football News) … Ranks second on LSU’s all-time career tackles for loss list with 43 … Finished his career fifth on LSU’s all-time sack list with 19 … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a junior … A third-round pick (62nd overall) of the Carolina Panthers in 1997 … Played five seasons in the National Football League with the Panthers (1999), Atlanta Falcons (2000-01) and Minnesota Vikings (2002-04).

SENIOR SEASON (1997)
Consensus All-SEC by the league’s coaches, AP and Football News … LSU’s Defensive Team Captain … Started all 11 games at left defensive tackle … LSU’s third-leading tackler in 1997 with 66 stops, including 13 behind the line and 5 QB sacks … Had at least 5 tackles in every game in 1997 … Tied for third on team in QB sacks with 5 … SEC Defensive Player of the Week for performance at Alabama: 6 tackles, 2 QB sacks, 1 fumble recovery in end zone for TD, 3 PBUs … A big game player, he made 2 sacks each vs. Auburn and at Alabama; added 1 vs. Florida … Recorded a sack in Tigers’ upset of top-ranked Florida, at Kentucky, vs. Notre Dame … Elected member of LSU Athletic Council by the student body.

JUNIOR SEASON (1996)
Named first-team All-Southeastern Conference by the AP … Outstanding defensive lineman who tied for team lead in QB sacks (6) and tackles behind the line (14) … LSU’s second-leading tackler with 93 tackles, trailing only team leader Allen Stansberry’s 95 … Started every game at left tackle … Named to the SEC Football Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 in Kinesiology … High tackle game of 12 vs. Tulane, with 1 tackle for a loss, his best game of the year … Picked off a fumble in mid-air and returned it 22 yards to set up an LSU TD vs. Mississippi State; also made 10 tackles vs. State … Had 5 games with 9 tackles: vs. Houston, vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Kentucky, at Ole Miss, at Arkansas … LSU’s second-leading tackler vs. Houston with 9 … Started at left end in Florida game, as LSU employed a 3-3-5 defense … Made 8 tackles vs. Alabama with 2 QB sacks … Made 7 tackles against Gators … Also made 7 tackles with TFL in win at Auburn.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1995)
Standout who came into his own in 1995 … Named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press … Started all 11 games at left defensive tackle for the Tigers and finished as the team’s third-leading tackler … Led all lineman in tackles with 79 … Finished second on team in QB sacks with 7, but led team in tackles behind the line with 15.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1994)
Played in all 11 games at left defensive tackle and started 1 … Started Ole Miss game … Finished season with 19 tackles (10 solo), 1 QB sack, 2 fumble recoveries … Recorded 4 tackles in extended playing time at Tulane … Made his first career start at Ole Miss, registering 4 tackles … Saw his first career action vs. Miss. State and recovered a fumble … Had an outstanding game at Auburn, recording 1 sack and recovering his second fumble … 2 tackles vs. South Carolina … 1 tackle at Florida … 1 tackle vs. Kentucky … 2 tackles vs. Alabama.

HIGH SCHOOL
Standout linebacker for Southern Lab … A 2-time all-district selection at linebacker, he was also all-district his junior year as a kicker and senior year as a tight end … Totaled 87 tackles and 11 sacks his senior season and amassed 225 tackles and 39 sacks in his career … Rushed 52 times for 262 yards and scored 5 touchdowns in his career and caught 71 passes for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns … Lettered four times in basketball as a center and four times in track as a competitor in the 800-meter run, shot put, 4×400 relay and discus … Earned academic honors in Science and American History … Coached by David Geralds in football and track.

PERSONAL
Full name is Samuel Charles Wiley, Jr. … Parents are Samuel C. Wiley, Sr., and Sarah Wiley … Has three sisters — Charlene, Erica and Chandra.

 

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