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Defensive Tackle
Redshirt Sophomore
Houma, La.
High School
Terrebonne HS

2024 NFL Draft: Round 2, Pick No. 48 Overall by Jacksonville Jaguars
2021 Freshman All-America (Football Writers Association of America)

2021 Freshman All-SEC

Selected in the second round with the 48th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars … LSU’s highest-picked defensive player in the 2024 draft … One of three LSU defensive linemen selected in 2024, joining fourth-rounder Jordan Jefferson and sixth-rounder Mekhi Wingo.

Spent 3 years at LSU, appearing in 22 games with 17 starts … Missed all but 1 series of the 2022 season with a knee injury suffered in season-opener against Florida State … Returned to full strength for 2023 and started 12 games on the defensive line … Had 47 career tackles to go with 9.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks … Freshman All-America in 2021 as well as being a Freshman All-SEC selection … Following injury in 2022, used his time off the field to serve as a mentor to the defensive linemen … Despite injury, was still involved in every aspect of the team and serves as a team leader and an ambassador for the program … Redshirted in 2022 … The most imposing player on the LSU roster … Extremely hard worker in all areas of the game – practice field, weight room and film room … Strong, quick off the ball, and difficult to block … Rarely gets beat 1-on-1 and often requires the attention of more than one offensive lineman … Brings a great attitude to work each day … Has the desire to be a great player … Looked like an NFL veteran from the first time he stepped on campus … Rated as the nation’s top prep defensive lineman for the Class of 2021 … Enrolled at LSU early and took part in spring practice prior to his rookie season … First player in LSU history to wear No. 0 … Opted to forgo final 2 seasons of college eligibility and entered his name into the 2024 NFL Draft … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Started 12 games on the defensive line for the Tigers … Missed the season-opener vs. Florida State … Returned to action for first time since knee injury suffered vs. Florida State in the 2022 season-opener against Grambling in week 2 … Had a tackle for a 2-yard loss in his return … 4 tackles and a sack for a 6-yard loss in win over Missouri … Sack vs. Missouri came in fourth quarter on third-and-13 and forced a Mizzou punt … Also had a pair of quarterback hurries and batted down a pass vs. Missouri … Had a sack for a 7-yard loss in win over Wisconsin in ReliaQuest Bowl … The sack came on third-and-11 in third quarter, forcing a Wisconsin punt … The Tigers scored on next drive to tie the game at 28-28 … Had season-high of 5 tackles in back-to-back games against Georgia State and Texas A&M.

Started season-opener against Florida State … Suffered season-ending knee injury in first quarter of season-opener against Florida State.

Played in 9 games, starting 4 times … First career start came at Kentucky … Other starts came against Florida, Ole Miss and Kansas State in the Texas Bowl … In first game in Tiger Stadium, had 6 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (-24) and 3.0 sacks (-22) in win over McNeese … Had 5 tackles and a half-tackle for loss (-2) at Kentucky … Recorded a sack for a 3-yard loss and a pair of tackles in win over Florida.

The nation’s top defensive line prospect according to Rivals … Has the size and athleticism to be the next great defensive lineman for the Tigers … Rated with five-stars by both 247 Sports and Rivals and earned four-stars from ESPN … Is the top-ranked player in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2021 … Listed as the nation’s No 2 defensive line prospect according to the 247 Sports Composite, which also has him ranked No. 18 overall nationally … Had a dominant high school career at Terrebonne, racking up over 200 tackles, 60 tackles for loss and 26 sacks … As a senior, registered 63 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, nine sacks and 22 quarterback hurries … Combined for 141 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and batted down 11 passes as a sophomore and junior … Earned a spot on the All-American Bowl roster.

Tackles: 6 vs. McNeese, 2021
Tackles for loss: 3.5 vs. McNeese, 2021
Sacks: 3.0 vs. McNeese, 2021
QB Hurries: 2 at Missouri, 2023

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