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Mesquite, Texas
High School
Poteet HS
Previous School

2023 East-West Shrine Bowl Participant
2021 Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference

Joined the Tigers in January of 2022 after transferring from Louisiana-Lafayette … Played 3 years at Louisiana-Lafayette, appearing in 26 games (19 starts) with the Cajuns … Made immediate impact in 1 season at LSU, starting all 13 regular season games at cornerback … Opted to enter the NFL Draft in December of 2022 and did not participate in the Citrus Bowl … 39 career collegiate games with 32 starts … 106 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions and 26 pass breakups … Invited to participate in the 2023 East West Shrine Game.

Starter at cornerback in all 13 games during the regular-season … Did not play in the Citrus Bowl … 43 tackles and team-best 8 pass breakups … Set career-best with 6 tackles and a pair of pass breakups in LSU debut vs. Florida State … 5 tackles vs. Tennessee and Texas A&M … Allowed only 3 receptions on 11 targets in win over Alabama … Had a pair of pass breakups vs. Crimson Tide.

JUNIOR SEASON (2021 at Louisiana-Lafayette)
Appeared in 13 games, starting 11 times … Named third team All-Sun Belt Conference as a defensive back … Recorded 31 tackles to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss (-6) and a sack for a 4-yard loss … Had 8 pass breakups and forced a fumble … Tied career-best with 5 tackles and 3 pass breakups in win over Liberty … Had 4 tackles and a pass breakup in bowl win over Marshall … Credited with 3 tackles and 1.0 tackles-for-loss in the win over Troy … Posted three tackles and recorded his second-career forced fumble in the victory over Georgia Southern.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Louisiana-Lafayette)
Came up huge at cornerback for Louisiana, playing in all 11 games and earning eight starts…Tabbed as a Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference performer…Credited with 27 tackles, 1.0 tackle-for-loss and 1.0 sack…Came up with three interceptions, tied for the second most on the team, and seven pass breakups, the second most on the team…His three picks were tied for the second most on the team, the eighth most in the Sun Belt and the 31st most nationally…His breakups were tied for ninth in the Sun Belt and 40th in the nation…Recorded his first career interception and start against Georgia State…Appeared on ESPN NFL Countdown Segment “You Got Mossed” following his pick against Georgia State…Sealed Louisiana’s win against Arkansas State (Nov. 7) with his second interception of the year…Had a huge game against South Alabama (Nov. 14), being credited with five tackles, 1.0 sack and four pass breakups…Posted the most pass breakups (4) by a Ragin’ Cajun in a single game since Lance Kelley had four against FIU on Sept. 24, 2011…Earned a pass breakup and forced a fumble at ULM (Nov. 28)…Notched his third pick of the year at Appalachian State…Posted three tackles in the bowl game against UTSA.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019 at Louisiana-Lafayette)
Made two appearances during the 2019 campaign…Finished the season with four tackles…Posted two solo tackles against South Alabama (Nov. 16) …Added two more tackles a week later against Troy (Nov. 23).

Spent true freshman season at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.

Attended Poteet High School in Mesquite, Texas.

Mekhi Garner’s Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Florida State, 2022 (LSU)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 4x (Last: New Mexico, 2022 (LSU); First: at Troy, 2021 (ULL))
Sacks: 1.0 vs. South Alabama, 2020
Interceptions: 1, 3x (Last: at Appalachian State, 2020)
Pass Breakups: 4 vs. South Alabama, 2020

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