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Position
Safety
Height
5'11
Weight
208
Class
5th-year Senior
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
High School
McDonogh 35 HS
Previous School
Arkansas
Experience
TR

2020 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Mississippi State

Transfer defensive back from the University of Arkansas … Participated in spring practice with the Tigers in 2022 and made his presence felt immediately … Hard-hitting defender with good range … Has a knack for finding the football. … Makes plays at any spot on the field … Roommates at Arkansas with Greg Brooks, who also transferred to LSU during the spring … Appeared in 44 games for the Razorbacks, starting 33 times … Recorded 231 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks during his Arkansas career … Added 17 passes defended and five interceptions … Helped turnaround an Arkansas program that didn’t win a conference game in 2019 to winning nine games, including a victory over Penn State in the Outback Bowl, as a senior in 2021 … New Orleans native who prepped at McDonogh 35.

SENIOR SEASON (2021 at Arkansas)
Started all 13 games in the secondary for the Razorbacks … Fourth on the team in tackles with 75 … Added 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a pair of interceptions … Capped season with 6 tackles, a sack for a 10-yard loss and an interception in Outback Bowl win over Penn State … Fourth quarter interception in the Outback Bowl came in the endzone to halt a Penn State drive after the Nittany Lions had first-and-10 at the Razorback 10-yard line … Had a tackle for loss in five games … Recorded career-best 11 tackles in 52-51 loss at Ole Miss … Had a pair of tackles and forced a second quarter fumble in overtime win over LSU in Tiger Stadium … Recorded eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in win over 15th-ranked Texas in September … Had five tackles and a tackle for loss in upset win over No. 7 Texas A&M on September 25.

JUNIOR SEASON (2020 at Arkansas)
Played all 10 games and started the final eight of the year at boundary safety … Finished fourth on the team in tackles, making 60 total stops (18 solo) with 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two interceptions, three passes broken up, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Named SEC co-Player of the Week alongside teammate Bumper Pool for his two-interception game in Arkansas’ win at Mississippi State (Oct. 3) … His two interceptions against Mississippi State set career-high and the first two interception game with at least 0.5 tackles for loss by a Razorback since Michael Grant in 2006 against Louisiana-Monroe … First Hog to pick off two passes in a game since Dre Greenlaw in 2018 against Texas A&M… Recorded only double-digit tackle performance of the year with a season-high 10 takedowns in the win over Ole Miss (Oct. 17) … Registered first career sack in the win over Tennessee (Nov. 7) and made eight tackles … Tied a career-high with two passes broken up and made a season-high four solo tackles with five total stops at Missouri (Dec. 5) … According to Pro Football Focus, saw action in 633 defensive snaps, tied for the fourth-most on the team and posted a defensive grade of 64.0 … Posted a single-game defensive grade high of 74.9 at Mississippi State.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019 at Arkansas)
Started all 12 games for the Razorbacks in 2019 at free safety … Participated in 853 plays as a sophomore at Arkansas, according to Pro Football Focus, seeing time in both defensive coverages and special teams units … Finished third on the team in total tackles with 87, including 44 solo stops … Hauled in his first interception of his career to seal Arkansas’ 20-13 win over Portland State in the season opener on Aug. 30… Recovered a fumble in the third quarter against the Rebels … After eight stops against Auburn (Oct. 19), set another personal-best at Alabama (Oct. 26) with 13 tackles, including a career-high nine solo stops … Finished the year with eight performances of at least five tackles, with nine against Mississippi State (Nov. 2), wrapping up the season finale with 12 total stops … Posted PFF grades over 84.0 in three games, including a mark of 89.3 against Alabama.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018 at Arkansas)
Played in nine games for the Razorbacks in 2018, starting in the season finale at Missouri in the free safety slot … Totaled 192 snaps played over the course of his freshman campaign, with 141 coming on defense and 51 on special teams, according to Pro Football Focus … Recorded 11 total tackles, six solo … Opened the season with two stops against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 1), then had one against North Texas (Sept. 15) and Tulsa (Oct. 20) before a season-high of four at Mississippi State (Nov. 17) and three to end the year at Missouri (Nov. 23) … Posted his best overall defensive grade of the year against Eastern Illinois with a mark of 78.9.

HIGH SCHOOL
Consensus three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals at McDonogh 35 in New Orleans … Listed as the No. 548 ranked overall player in the nation, No. 21 ranked player in Louisiana and No. 43 safety according to 247Sports … Considered the No. 18 player in Louisiana and No. 33 safety by Rivals … Named to the 2017 LSWA All-State Class 4A Football Team as a senior … Had 68 tackles, five interceptions, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 15 pass breakups … As a junior, had 59 tackles, six interceptions, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and scored five touchdowns in 2016 as a tremendous weapon in the kick return game as well … Coached by Wayne Reese.

Joe Foucha’s Career Highs (at Arkansas)
Tackles: 11 at Ole Miss, 2021
Tackles for loss: 1.5, 3x (Last: vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 2021)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Penn State, 2022 Outback Bowl
Interceptions: 2 vs. Mississippi State, 2020

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