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#79 Lloyd Cushenberry III Season 2024

Carville, La.
High School
Dutchtown HS

No. 83 Pick in 2020 NFL Draft (Round 3) | Denver Broncos Details
2020 Senior Bowl participant 
2019 Second Team All-American (AFCA, FWAA)
2019 No. 18 Jersey
2019 LSU Graduate (B.A. Sport Administration)
2019 Joe Moore Award Winner 
2019 LSU Football MVP
2019 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Developed into one of the best centers in LSU history, earning second team All-America honors in 2019 … Two-year starter at center for LSU in 2018-19 … Played in 39 games during his career, starting the final 28 at center … Started 28 consecutive games at center from 2018-19 and the Tigers were 25-3 during that span … Starting center for every game of Heisman Trophy quarterback Joe Burrow’s LSU career … … First offensive lineman to be awarded the No. 18 jersey (wore a patch on his uniform during the game), which is given to the player that best represents what it means to be an LSU football player – on and off the field … Called my many as the most valuable player on the 2019 LSU team for his leadership on the field and in the locker room … Participated in the 2020 Senior Bowl … Was seen after many practices working with the younger offensive linemen serving as a mentor to the LSU underclassmen … Gave LSU a presence on the field as if there was a coach in the huddle Graduated in December of 2019 with a degree in sports administration. 

Started all 15 games at center, helping the Tigers to a 15-0 mark and the CFP National Championship with a 42-25 win over Clemson …  Started alongside right guard Damien Lewis for 28 consecutive games from 2018-19 and the Tigers were 25-3 during that span … Led team in total snaps with 1,037 … The leader of the LSU line that was named the Joe Moore Award winner as the top offensive line in the nation … Helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Heisman Trophy Award winner Joe Burrow … Played every offensive snap in championship game win vs. Clemson as the Tigers racked up 628 total yards … Posted a team-best grade of 94% in win over Oklahoma on 74 snaps as the Tigers allowed just one sack against Sooners … Second on the team in overall grade in the SEC Championship game on 74 snaps … The highest graded lineman against Texas A&M … Played 77 of 81 snaps in the win at Ole Miss and did not commit a penalty or allow a sack … Led the way to LSU’s 714 yards of total offense, the second most in a game and most in an SEC game in school history in win over Ole Miss … The Tigers top lineman at Alabama at 96 percent, leading the offense to more than 500 yards of total offense … Graded out at 92 percent overall with three knockdowns for the Tigers against No. 9 Auburn … LSU’s top lineman against Mississippi State with a 94 percent overall grade and a pair of finishes … Graded out 92 percent overall against Florida with a knockdown … A part of the line that did not allow a sack and led the offense to 511 yards of total offense against the Gators … Played 87 snaps and graded out as the top lineman with a finish against Utah State … The center in all 59 snaps against Northwestern State and Vanderbilt … Played all 71 snaps against Texas and earned a knockdown … The anchor of the line that racked up 472 yards of total offense in the season opener against Georgia Southern.  

Started all 13 games at center for the Tigers in 2018 … Second on team in total offensive snaps with 973 … Played every snap in 11 of LSU’s 13 games … Missed only eight total snaps in SEC games … Played all 96 snaps in 7 overtime game vs. Texas A&M and then followed that by playing all 86 offensive snaps in Fiesta Bowl win over seventh-ranked UCF … Helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Nick Brossette … First-year starter at center. 

Saw action in 11 games overall playing on special teams and six games on the offensive line … Totaled 100 snaps for the season and finished with 2.5 knockdowns against Texas A&M and two knockdowns against Chattanooga … Played a then career-high 59 snaps against the Aggies … Significant contributor on the line against Texas A&M as the Tigers posted more than 600 yards of total offense with 250 coming on the ground.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016 … Selected to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Scout, and ESPN … Rated as the No. 3 offensive guard in Louisiana by Scout … Named to the All-USA Louisiana Second Team Offense … Earned second team District 5-5A honors as a junior in 2014 and followed with first team recognition in 2015 … Helped Dutchtown to an 8-4 overall mark and to the second round of the Louisiana 5A playoffs as a senior … Coached by Benny Saia.

Parents are Debbie and Lloyd Cushenberry II … Born Nov. 22, 1997 … Graduated in December of 2019 with a degree in sport administration.

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