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Defensive Tackle
Graduate Student
Kenner, La.
High School
Destrehan HS

2021 LSU Graduate (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Four-year starter on the defensive line for the Tigers … Spent a total of six years at LSU becoming one of the few five-year letterwinners in school history … Appeared in 51 games with 37 starts … Totaled 110 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss (-39) and 7.0 sacks (-34) … Starter on LSU’s 2019 national championship team … Improved each year and positioned himself as a NFL prospect … Gets after the quarterback and takes up a lot of space on the defensive line … Difficult to block and run against … Graduated in August of 2021 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

Played in six games, all starts at defensive tackle … Missed first six games of season with a foot injury … Returned to action in win over Florida … Finished his abbreviated season with 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack … Had 3 tackles and a tackle for loss in win over Florida … Followed that with 2 tackles and a sack at Ole Miss … Had a tackle and a quarterback hurry in win over Texas A&M … Did not play in the Texas Bowl.

Started all eight games in which he appeared … Recorded 17 tackles and a half-tackle for a loss … Closed year with four tackles and a tackle for loss in win over Ole Miss … . Had four tackles at Texas A&M and three in win over Florida.

Key contributor on defensive front for Tigers … Played in 12 games with 11 starts … 20 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Had two tackles, including one for a loss and a half-sack in LSU’s win over Clemson in the national championship game … Missed games against Northwestern State and Vanderbilt with an injury … Started games against Georgia Southern, Texas, Mississippi State, Auburn, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Georgia in the SEC Championship and Clemson in the national championship … Had one tackle against Oklahoma as he was part of a defensive front that sacked Jalen Hurts twice and limited the Sooners to a season-low 97 rushing yards … Recorded a pair of tackles in the regular season finale against Texas A&M … Totaled three tackles at Ole Miss … Credited with three tackles, a pass breakup and hurry against No. 9 Auburn … Returned to the field against No. 7 Florida and totaled a pair of tackles and PBU … Had three tackles and sack at Texas … Finished with three tackles in the season opener against Georgia Southern.

Played in 13 games with 10 starts … Recorded 46 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks for 29 yards in losses … Had three tackles and a sack for a 6-yard loss vs. UCF in Fiesta Bowl … Had four tackles and a sack for a 9-yard loss in win over Georgia … Had sacks in back-to-back games vs. Arkansas and Rice … Capped regular season with six tackles and a pair of QB hurries against Texas A&M … Had career-best seven tackles vs. Florida … Opened year with five tackles in win over Miami.

Played in 12 games with two starts … Starts came against Chattanooga and Troy … Finished year with 17 tackles … Had then a career-best four tackles vs. Troy … Added three tackles against Chattanooga and Mississippi State.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016.

Rated as one of the top prospects in Louisiana … Consensus four-star pick by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … Listed as nation’s No. 69 overall prospect by Rivals … Also ranked in the ESPN 300 (No. 292) and the Scout 300 (No. 223) … Rated No. 159 nationally by 247Sports … Graded as the No. 2 player in Louisiana and the No. 7 defensive tackle in the nation according to Rivals … Received All-USA Louisiana First Team Defense honors … Closed out his senior year by recording 54.5 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and four sacks … Earned first team Louisiana 5A all-state honors in 2015 … Helped Destrehan to an 11-1 overall mark and the second round of the Louisiana 5A state playoffs as a senior … Coached by Stephen Robicheaux.

Mother is Kenosha Sampson … Born March 26, 1998.

Tackles: 7 vs. Florida, 2018
Tackles for Loss: 1.5, twice (First: vs. Rice, 2018; Last: vs. Texas, 2019)
Sacks: 1, 4x (Last: vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl; First: Georgia, 2018)
Quarterback Hurries: 2, 2x (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2018; First: vs. Louisiana Tech, 2018)

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