Position
Safety
Height
6'2
Weight
206 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Hallandale, Fla.
Major
Sport Administration
High School
Hallandale HS

2019 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Participant
2018 LSU Graduate (Sport Administration)

Three-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers … Veteran leader for the Tigers in 2018, helping LSU to a 10-3 overall mark and a win in the Fiesta Bowl … Racked up 144 total tackles and five interceptions during his career … Played in 47 games, starting 28 times … Participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January of 2019 … Graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in sports administration … Took up photography as a hobby in 2016 and is rarely seen without his camera … Has taken pictures as a member of the “media” at numerous LSU sporting events and had many of those photos published on LSUsports.net .

SENIOR SEASON (2018)
Played in 10 games with nine starts for the 10-3 Tigers … Finished with 39 tackles and three interceptions … Wrapped up career with two tackles and a pass breakup in win over Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl … Prior to that, missed the final three games of the regular season with an injury (ankle) … Suffered injury of first play of game vs. Alabama … Led LSU with 10 tackles vs. Florida and followed that with eight tackles and an interception in win over No. 2 Georgia … Intercepted pass in season-opener vs. Miami and against Mississippi State.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017)
Started and played in 12 of 13 games … Finished third on the defense with 61 total tackles … Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, five passes defended, a pair of forced fumbles, an interception and a half sack … Had a tackle in every game he played in … Finished with a career-high 11 tackles at home against Syracuse for his first career double-digit tackle game … Forced fumbles against Syracuse and Troy to tie for the most on the team … Wrapped up an outstanding outing at Ole Miss with seven tackles for third on the team … Also had his second career interception against the Rebels … In the final stretch of the season, totaled five tackles against Arkansas and Tennessee and four against Texas A&M.

SOPHMORE SEASON (2016)
Played in all 12 games, starting the final seven games of the season … Finished with 39 tackles (21 solo) to go along with four pass breakups … Stepped in at free safety when Rickey Jefferson went down with a season-ending injury the week of the Southern Miss game … Played alongside first-round draft pick and All-America Jamal Adams at safety … Recorded career-best eight tackles vs. Florida … Closed year with five tackles and two pass breakups in the Citrus Bowl win over Louisville, a game where the Tigers held Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson without a rushing or passing TD for the only time in 2016 … Had four tackles in first career start – a 42-10 win over Southern Miss … Followed that with four tackles against both Ole Miss and Alabama … Added five tackles in road win over Arkansas.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Saw action in all 12 games, primarily playing on special teams … Recorded five tackles on the season … Made his first career interception in a victory against South Carolina … Broke up a pass in a win over Florida.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in one game with no starts … Action came in home-opener against Sam Houston State … Did not record any stats in that game … Was one of 17 true freshmen to see the field in 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports … Listed as the No. 18 safety prospect in the nation by 247Sports and the No. 20 cornerback prospect by Rivals … Tallied 95 tackles and two interceptions returned for touchdowns as a senior … Ranked as the 51st overall prospect in Florida by 247Sports composite rankings … A member of the Rivals 250 … Coached by Dameon Jones.

PERSONAL
Parents are Roneeka Person and John Battle … Born Aug. 21, 1995.

JOHN BATTLE’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 11 vs. Syracuse, 2017
Sacks: 0.5 vs. Chattanooga, 2017
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 2 times (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2017)
Interceptions: 1. 5 times (Last: vs. Mississippi State, 2018)
Long Interception Return: 29 vs. Miami, 2018
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Louisville (Citrus Bowl), 2016

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