Position
Safety
Height
6'2
Weight
209 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
General Studies
High School
Eisenhower HS

2014 Senior Bowl participant
2013 Second Team All-SEC (AP)
2013 All-Bowl Team (ESPN)
2012 All-SEC Second Team (AP)
2012 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Miss. State)

CAREER
Two-year starter at safety for LSU … Leader in the secondary for the Tigers in 2013, helping LSU to a 10-3 record and win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl … Played in 45 games with 24 starts during his career, including 12 games in 2012 and 10 in 2013 … Finished career with 148 tackles (84 solo), 7.0 tackles for loss and a sack … Intercepted seven passes, including three in both 2012 and 2013 … Two-time second team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press in 2012 and 2013 … Invited to participate in 2014 Senior Bowl … Off the field, is an aspiring actor … Majoring in theatre design.

SENIOR SEASON (2013)
Played in 10 games with 10 starts … Missed three games (Kent State, Mississippi State, and Furman) due to injury … Earned second team All-SEC honors from the AP … Named to the ESPN.com All-Bowl team after helping LSU to a 21-14 win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl … Played perhaps best all-around game of his career against Iowa with 6 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, 1 pass breakup and an interception as LSU held the Hawkeyes to 11 first downs and 233 total yards (76 rushing, 157 passing) … Keyed LSU defensive effort with seven tackles and an interception as Tigers held Texas A&M and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel to season-low 10 points and 299 total yards in 34-10 victory in November … Tied career-best with nine tackles along with a tackle for a 1-yard loss in road game vs. Alabama … Interceptions came in wins over Auburn, Texas A&M and Iowa … Interceptions against Texas A&M and Iowa came in fourth quarter and halted potential scoring drives … Interception of Manziel pass came in the endzone on second down with the Aggies at the LSU 10-yard line … Interception vs. Iowa came with Hawkeyes facing 4-and-1 at LSU 16-yard line with LSU leading 14-7 and with five minutes remaining in the game.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Played and started in 12 games … Missed the Idaho contest with an injury … Earned second team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press … Ranked fifth on team in tackles with 55 and was second in interceptions with three … Added three tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup in 2012 … Named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Mississippi State when he had six tackles and returned a fourth quarter interception 100 yards for a touchdown to put the game out of reach … The 100-yard interception return tied both an NCAA, SEC and LSU record for the longest in history … Joined Greg Jackson (1988 vs. Mississippi State) and White Graves (1964 vs. Kentucky) as the only players in LSU history to return an interception 100 yards for a touchdown … Set career-high with nine tackles, including a tackle for loss, in 24-19 win over Texas A&M … Led Tigers with seven tackles vs. top-ranked Alabama … Capped season with seven tackles, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup vs. Clemson in Chick-fil-A Bowl … Other two interceptions came vs. South Carolina and Ole Miss … Interception vs. South Carolina came with 10 seconds left in the contest and with the Gamecocks trailing 23-21.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
A top reserve at safety who also played on special teams … Saw action in 10 games with no starts, recording 14 tackles … Did not play against Kentucky, Florida and Ole Miss … Set a career high with seven tackles against Auburn … Posted one tackle and one pass breakup versus Arkansas … Made two tackles in the opener against Oregon and also forced a fumble on a kickoff that led to an LSU touchdown drive.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Played all 13 games with starts against Vanderbilt and Texas A&M … Finished with 22 tackles, two PBUs, one tackle for a loss and one interception … Set a season high with five tackles against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl … Had his first tackle for loss against Ole Miss … Saw extensive action against Louisiana-Monroe and picked off his first career pass to go along with three tackles and one pass breakup … Recorded his first career pass breakup against Tennessee … Earned his first career start at Vanderbilt and finished with two tackles … Made his first career tackle in the opener against North Carolina … Played extensively on the special teams units.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Played in two games – Washington and UL-Lafayette – on special teams … Suffered a wrist injury following the UL-Lafayette game and didn’t play again in 2009 … Granted a medical redshirt following the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Widely considered the best safety in the nation in the Class of 2009 … Named to the Parade All-America team as well as being named second-team All-USA by USA Today … Rated the No. 1 safety in high school football in 2008 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPNU … Rated the No. 1 defensive back by SuperPrep Magazine … Rated as the No. 2 prospect in Texas by SuperPrep Magazine … Named SuperPrep Southwest Defensive Player of the Year … Ranked the No. 17 overall prospect by the Sporting News … Rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Named to the 2009 USA Today All-USA second team as a defensive back … Participated for the White squad in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. … As a junior recorded 91 tackles and three interceptions and gained 847 receiving yards while averaging 30 yards per kick return … Named first team all-state and defensive MVP in Texas class 19-5A as a junior … Played defensive back, wide receiver and was Eisenhower’s punt and kickoff return specialist … Coached by Ray Evans.

PERSONAL
Full name is Craig Anthony Loston, Jr. … Born on Dec. 21, 1989 … Goes by Craig … Mom is Jackie Henderson-Robertson … Has three siblings – Chameyon, Shemiah, and Sheniqua .

CAREER HIGHS  
Total tackles:  9, twice (Last: Alabama, 2013; First: at Texas A&M, 2012)
Tackles for loss: 3.0 vs. Iowa, 2014 Outback Bowl
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Iowa, 2014 Outback Bowl
Interceptions:  1, seven times (Last: vs. Iowa, 2014 Outback Bowl; First: vs. ULM, 2010)

LOSTON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2009
Redshirt Season
2010
13-2
12
10
22
1,0-3
0-0
2
0
1-11
0
0-0
2011
10-0
8
6
14
0-0
0-0
1
0
0-0
1
0-0
2012 12-12 29 26 55 3.0-8 0-0 1 0 3-103 0 1-2
2013 10-10 35 22 57 4.0-6 1.0-3 3 0 3-38 0 0-0
Totals
45-24
84
64
148
8.0-17
1.0-3
7
0
7-152
1
1-2
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