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#7 JaCoby Stevens Season 2024

Murfreesboro, Tenn.
High School
Oakland HS

2021 NFL Draft: Round 6, Pick 224 (Philadelphia Eagles)
2019 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2019 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Mississippi State, vs. Auburn, vs. Arkansas)

Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers … Appeared in 42 games, starting 30 times … Actually started one time at wide receiver as a freshman in 2017 before shifting to the defensive side of the ball … Made 29 starts in the secondary and finished his career with 190 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries … Leader on the field, in the locker room and in the community …. Playmaker at any spot on the field … Can cover and defend the run … Can play either high in zone coverage or down in the box … Fierce hitter and an outstanding tackler … Made the calls and adjustments on defense … Found a home on the defensive side of the ball after seeing action as a wide receiver during his true freshman season in 2017 … Student of the game and has used his knowledge for making pre-snap adjustments … Possesses outstanding quickness and is extremely tough and durable … Has proven to be an asset  for the Tigers in zone coverage or in blitz situations … Called by head coach Ed Orgeron as one of the strongest players on the team pound for pound … Off the field, helped organize and lead a voting initiative among the football team that saw the entire squad register to vote … Has also been active with social justice initiatives … Participated in a drive that helped gather supplies, water and other items for the victims of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles in the September of 2020 … Speaks regularly to schools in the Baton Rouge area … LSU’s nominee for the 2020 Good Works Team and the 2020 Wuerffel Award. 

Played in 10 games, starting all 10 contests … Led team in tackles with 63 … Added 6.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and recovered three fumbles … Opened season with six tackles, including a pair of sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery vs. Mississippi State … Followed that with season-high 11 tackles in win over Vanderbilt … Had eight tackles, a QB hurry and broke up two passes in LSU’s upset win over No. 7 Florida in Gainesville … Closed out season with five tackles and a fumble recovery in win over Ole Miss in his final game in Tiger Stadium … Had eight tackles vs. Alabama and seven each against South Carolina and Auburn. 

Starter in all 15 games for the Tigers in 2019 … Overall, was LSU’s most productive defender … Finished second on the team in tackles (92) and sacks (5.0) … Added 9.0 tackles for loss, three interceptions and six pass breakups … Second team All-SEC selection from the SEC Coaches … Three-time SEC Defensive Player of the Week, picking up the honor for his performance in wins over Mississippi State, Auburn and Arkansas … Capped season with seven tackles and a tackle for a 2-yard loss in win over Clemson in national championship game … Set career-best with 4.0 tackles for loss, three of which were sacks, against Arkansas … Had three tackles and broke up a pass in win over Oklahoma … Led Tigers with seven tackles in SEC Championship Game vs. Georgia … Had season-high 10 tackles vs. Auburn and followed that with nine stops against Ole Miss … Interceptions came against Mississippi State (leaping, one-handed grab that made SportsCenter Top 10 list), Vanderbilt and Texas A&M … Had seven tackles and a pass breakup against Florida … Had sack and eight tackles in road win over Texas … Opened year with seven tackles against Georgia Southern.

Played in 11 games, starting final four games in 2018 … Emerged as one of LSU’s top defensive players late last year … Finished season with 35 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception … Added five pass breakups and four quarterback hurries … Returned a fumble 64-yards in win over Southeastern Louisiana … Had six tackles and an interception in win over UCF in Fiesta Bowl … That performance came following his best game as a Tiger when recorded 14 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss against Texas A&M … Had a sack for a 9-yard loss on a crucial third-down early in the fourth quarter that forced Georgia to punt in 36-16 win over the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs … Added seven tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, in win over Rice … Had a pair of pass breakups in win over Arkansas. 

Talented player who split time between wide receiver and safety in his first season … Saw action in six games and made the start at wide receiver against Troy … Made his first appearance at safety for the Tigers against Auburn … Finished year with two receptions for 32 yards. 

The nation’s top safety prospect for the Class of 2017 … Listed as top-rated safety and the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of the Tennessee for 2017 by 247Sports … Ranked No. 24 overall by 247Sports … Five-star prospect by 247Sports and … Rated as a four-star and listed as nation’s No. 3 safety and 45th best prospect according to … Under Armour All-America Game participant … Rated No. 3 overall at his position and No. 26 in the ESPN300 according to … Racked up 61 tackles, nine interceptions as a senior … Added 34 receptions for 689 yard and 12 TDs.

JaCoby Stevens’ Career Highs
Tackles: 14 vs. Texas A&M, 2018 
Tackles for Loss: 4.0 vs. Arkansas, 2019
Sacks: 3.0 vs. Arkansas, 2019
Interceptions: 1, 4x (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2019)
Pass Breakups: 2, 3x (Last: at Florida, 2020) 
Fumble Returns: 64 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2018

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