LSU Gold
Position
Defensive Tackle
Height
6'3
Weight
293
Class
Junior
High School
Clarkston HS
Hometown
Flint, Mich.
Previous School
Grand Valley St.
Experience
TR

Graduate transfer from Division II powerhouse Grand Valley State … Teammates at Grand Valley with Kenzel Kelly, the youngest of LSU coach Brian Kelly’s three children … Appeared in 18 games at Grand Valley, tallying 42 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks … Helped Grand Valley State to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals … Joined the Tigers during the summer of 2024.

JUNIOR SEASON (2023 at Grand Valley State)
Appeared in 11 games, helping the Lakers to an 11-2 overall mark and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the second straight season … Tallied 21 tackles to go along with 7.5 tackles for loss (-60) and 5.0 sacks (-51) … Added 4 pass breakups, 2 QB hurries and forced a fumble.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2022 at Grand Valley State)
Appeared in 11 games … Helped the Lakers to a 12-1 overall mark and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Playoffs … Grand Valley was the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Division II Playoffs after an 11-0 regular-season … Recorded 21 tackles, including 7.0 for loss (-23) and 3.0 sacks (-17) … Added 5 pass breakups, 2 QB hurries and forced a fumble … In first collegiate game vs. fourth-ranked Colorado School of Mines, had 4 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, a pair of sacks, and 3 pass breakups in the 25-22 Grand Valley win .. Had a quarterback for an 8-yard loss in 22-21 win over No. 1-ranked Ferris State … Registered 3 tackles and a tackle for a 3-yard loss in win over No.8-ranked Northwest Missouri State in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2021 at Grand Valley State)
Did not see any game action.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2020 at Grand Valley State)
Season canceled due to COVID.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2019 at Grand Valley State)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2019.

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at Clarkston High School…Played for Kurt Richardson and Steve Pierson…Tallied 52 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and eight QB sacks as a senior…Team finished 11-3 and advanced to MHSAA D1 State Championship Game…Earned All-Oakland Activities Association Red honors…All-area performer…Notched 32 stops, 11 tackles for loss and six QB sacks as a junior as team finished 12-2 and won MHSAA D1 State Championship…Earned All-Oakland Activities Association Red honors…Combined for a 23-5 record his final two prep campaigns.

Jay’viar Suggs CAREER HIGHS (at Grand Valley State)
Tackles: 4 vs. Wayne State, 2022
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Colorado School of Mines, 2022
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Colorado School of Mines, 2022

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