Position
Cornerback
Height
5'11
Weight
189 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
St. Rose, La.
High School
Destrehan HS

CAREER
Four-year letterwinner in secondary for LSU … Played in 51 games with 12 starts … Finished with 93 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interceptions and five pass breakups … Best season came in 2008 when he started nine games and recorded a career-best 35 tackles … Played cornerback for three years until moving to safety as a senior in 2010.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Made one start and played in all 13 games … Recorded 24 tackles, including four vs. Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl … Picked up half a tackle for a loss at Arkansas and one assisted tackle … Recorded five tackles against West Virginia … Started at safety in season-opener vs. North Carolina and responded with three tackles in the 30-24 win.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in all 13 games with two starts at cornerback for the Tigers … Finished with 26 tackles, including 17 solo stops … Starts came against Tulane and Alabama … Intercepted first pass of his career on a Tim Tebow pass late in the redzone against Florida … Had a career-best six tackles at Alabama … Had five tackles in win over Auburn and four at Ole Miss … Broke up a pass in win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Started nine of 13 games at right cornerback … Finished his sophomore season with 35 tackles, including one for a loss … Recorded three tackles against Ole Miss … Had two tackles and one PBU against Troy … Finished with three total tackles against Alabama … Made four tackles against Georgia … Notched two tackles against South Carolina … Tallied three tackles apiece in games against Florida and Mississippi State … Logged his first tackle for a loss of two yards against the Bulldogs … Tallied four tackles against Auburn and recorded a PBU … Made five tackles and added a PBU in his first career start against Appalachian State … Had three tackles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Georgia Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
One of the top reserves in the Tigers’ secondary … Saw action in 12 of LSU’s 14 games and was credited with eight tackles and one PBU … Recorded a season-high two tackles in the win over Louisiana Tech … Added a tackle and broke up a pass against Tulane … Notched one solo tackle in the BCS Championship Game versus Ohio State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL
Widely considered the No. 1 skill athlete in the state in 2006 and rated in the top 10 of all defensive backs in the nation … Did not play on defense as a senior because of his team’s athletic need at quarterback … Participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Ranked as the nation’s 16th-best prospect by ESPN.com … Named to the Tigerbait.com Louisiana Top 20, Tom Lemming’s 2005 All-American Team, FSN South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” first-team, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 Blue-Chip list … As a junior, made 25 tackles and seven interceptions to go along with one sack … Threw for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 750 yards and six touchdowns in 2004 … Started off his junior year at cornerback but then made the move to quarterback the last eight games of the season … Coached by Stephen Robichaux.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jai Eugene … Parents are Sharon Eugene and Titus Givens … Has two siblings, Jami and JaLisa … Born Feb. 8, 1987 … Majoring in African-American studies.

CAREER HIGHS                                
Total tackles: 6 vs. Alabama, 2009
Tackles for loss: 1 vs. Miss. State, 2008
Interceptions: 1 vs. Florida, 2009

EUGENE’S CAREER STATISTICS

 

Year

G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

INT

PBU

QBH

FF

FR

2007

12-0

5

3

8

0-0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

0-0

2008

13-9

23

12

35

1.0-2

0-0

0-0

3

0

0

0-0

2009

13-2
17
9
26
0-0
0-0

1-0

1

0

0

0-0

2010

13-1

12

12

24

0.5-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0-0

Totals

51-12

57

36

93

1.5-3

0-0

1-0

5

0

0

0-0

 

 

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