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Defensive Tackle
St. Louis, Mo.
High School
De Smet Jesuit HS
Previous School

2022 Third Team All-America (AP)
2022 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)
2022 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Ole Miss
2021 SEC Freshman All-SEC

Anchor on LSU’s defensive line … Tremendous talent who transferred to LSU after spending one season at Missouri … Third team All-America and second team All-SEC in his first year at LSU in 2022 … Joined LSU after a Freshman All-SEC season at Missouri … Team leader on and off the field … Has appeared in 25 games, starting 16 times (13 at LSU, 3 at Missouri) … 74 career tackles along with 8.0 tackles for loss and 4 sacks … One of five LSU representatives on the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council … Majoring in mass communications … Coached in high school by LSU cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples … Took part in LSU’s Study Abroad program in May of 2023 when he joined 10 of his teammates on a 10-day trip to Senegal … Active in many community service endeavors including Baton Rouge Food Bank, the domestic violence shelter, literacy fest, and the Boys and Girls Club.

Played in 14 games with 13 starts … Started final 13 games of the season … 47 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss (-34) and 3 sacks (-29) … Batted down 4 passes and credited with 5 quarterback hurries … SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in LSU’s win over Ole Miss … In that game had 7 tackles and 1.5 sacks for 18-yards in losses …. Also forced a fumble and batted down a pair of passes in the 45-20 LSU victory … Capped season with 2 tackles for loss and a sack for an 8-yard loss in win over Purdue in the Citrus Bowl … Had 4 tackles and batted down 2 passes in overtime win over Alabama … Opened season with 6 tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Florida State … Recovered fumble on LSU 1-yard line with just over a minute in contest and with Tigers trailing 24-17 … LSU marched down field and pulled to within 24-23 before falling after a blocked PAT after time had expired … Had 6 tackles in comeback road win over Auburn.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021 at Missouri)
Appeared in 11 games, starting three times as a true freshman in 2021 … Starts came against North Texas, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt … Earned Freshman All-SEC honors … Recorded 27 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-8) and a sack (-7) … Returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in win over North Texas … Had a sack for a 7-yard loss and a pair of tackles in college debut vs. Central Michigan … Had 4 tackles, a tackle for a loss, an interception and a quarterback hurry against North Texas … Closed season with career-best 6 tackles in Armed Forces Bowl vs. Army.

Standout defensive lineman for De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri … Helped team to 2021 6A state runner-up finish … Named Missouri 6A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … First team 6A All-State by the Missouri Football Coaches Association … First Team 6A All-State by the Missouri media … Metro Catholic Conference Defensive Player of the Year … Recorded 54 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior.

Mekhi Wingo’s Career Highs
Tackles: 7 vs. Ole Miss, 2022
Tackles for Loss: 1.5 vs. Ole Miss, 2022
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Ole Miss, 2022
Interceptions: 1 vs. North Texas, 2021 (at Missouri)
Pass Breakups: 2, 2x (Last: vs. Alabama, 2022; First: vs. Ole Miss, 2022)
Fumble Recovery: 1, 2x (Last: at Arkansas, 2022; First: vs. Florida State, 2022)
Forced Fumble: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2022

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