Position
Running Back
Height
6'0
Weight
215 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
St. Rose, La.
High School
Destrehan HS
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience
2L

Versatile running back who teams with Ty Davis-Price to give the Tigers a 1-2 punch at the position … Developing into a great all-around back … Is an every-down back that can catch the ball out of the backfield and protect the quarterback on passing downs … Explosive player with breakaway speed … Won’t get caught from behind … Has the toughness to run between the tackles as well … Excels when hitting the edge … Played in 19 games in his LSU career with 566 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020)
Appeared in nine games, starting three times … Second on team in rushing with 378 yards and three TDs … Led all running backs in receiving with 14 receptions for 73 yards … Had one 100-yard game, that coming against Vanderbilt with 103 yards and a TD on 12 carries … Rushed a career-best 18 times for 88 yards and a score in win over South Carolina … Other touchdown came on a 54-yard run against Alabama … Finished game against Crimson Tide with 79 yards on seven carries.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2019)
Played in 10 games with no starts … Rushed for 188 yards and four TDs on 39 carries … Caught six passes for 60 yards … Longest run of season came on 39-yard TD run against Arkansas … Rushed three times for seven yards, including a 6-yard TD, against Oklahoma … Rushed for 42 yards on two carries against Arkansas … Rushed for 51 yards on nine carries against Vanderbilt … Scored TDs on runs of 6 yards vs. Vanderbilt and 4 yards vs. Northwestern State … Carried eight times for 45 yards vs. Utah State.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the nation’s most sought-after high school running backs in the Class of 2019 … The highest-rated running back to sign with LSU since Leonard Fournette in 2014 … Considered one of the top-five running backs in the nation… Rated a five-star prospect from Scout.com and 247sports… Considered a top-three player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 2 running back nationally by 247sports… A finalist for the Touchdown Club of Atlanta’s National Back of the Year… Competed in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game… Team posted a 13-2 mark his senior year … As a junior, piled up 1,029 all-purpose yards, scored nine touchdowns and averaged more than seven yards per carry in six games before suffering a season ending injury… As a senior, rushed for 1,693 yards and 26 TDs in leading his team to the 5A state semifinals.

JOHN EMERY JR.’S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Rushing attempts: 18 vs. South Carolina, 2020
Rushing yards: 103 at Vanderbilt, 2020
Rushing TDs: 1, 7x (Last: vs. Alabama)
Long rush: 54 vs. Alabama,. 2020

JOHN EMERY JR.’S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 4 vs. Utah State, 2019
Receiving yards: 34 vs. Utah State, 2019
Receiving TDs: 0
Long reception: 17 vs. Georgia Southern, 2019

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