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Defensive Tackle
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)

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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