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Defensive Tackle
Redshirt Freshman
Lafayette, La.
High School
Lafayette Christian Academy

Enters second year with the Tigers after seeing action on both sides of the ball as a true freshman in 2022 … Goes into redshirt freshman season playing defensive tackle … Helped fill in where needed when injuries hurt depth on the offensive and defensive lines last season … Played a total of 5 games … Saw action on offensive line against Southern and played on defensive line against New Mexico and Purdue … Other action came on special teams vs. Mississippi State and UAB … Joined the Tigers after a standout career on both sides of the ball at Lafayette Christian Academy … Took part in LSU’s Study Abroad program in May of 2023 when he joined 10 of his teammates on a 10-day trip to Senegal … Majoring in management.

Appeared in 5 games, seeing action on offensive and defensive lines as well as special teams … Played season-high 34 snaps on offense in Tiger Stadium debut vs. Southern … Saw action on 6 snaps on defense in win over New Mexico and finished the year with 29 defensive snaps in Citrus Bowl win over Purdue … Recorded first career tackle against the Boilermakers … Other action came on special teams against Mississippi State and UAB.

Talented lineman that starred on both sides of the ball for Lafayette Christian Academy … Rated with three-stars from both 247Sports and Rivals … Ranked as the No. 6 defensive lineman in Louisiana for the Class of 2022 according to the 247Sports Composite … Four-year starter at Lafayette Christian Academy … Three-time Division III state champion … Voted 2A second team All-State in 2019 and first team All-State in 2020 … Two-way player, able to play at the center and guard positions on offense … Represented his track and field program in shot put, claiming the District 6-2A title and finishing runner-up in the state championship in 2021.

Fitzgerald West’s Career Highs
Tackles: 1 vs. Purdue, 2023 Citrus Bowl
Tackles for Loss: 0
Sacks: 0

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