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

2021 SEC Freshman All-SEC

Defensive line transfer from Missouri where he earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 2021 … Enrolled at LSU in January and took part in spring drills where he turned heads with his play … Will be part of LSU’s deep defensive line rotation … Brings SEC experience to an already loaded position group … Will help contribute to what is being considered one of the nation’s best and deepest defensive lines … Last year at Missouri, appeared in 11 games, starting 3 times as a freshman in 2021 … Finished rookie season at Missouri with 27 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack … Returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown against North Texas … Played high school football for current LSU cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples … Majoring in communication studies

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 (at Missouri)
Tackles: 6 vs. Army, 2021
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, 2x (Last: vs. North Texas, 2021; First: vs. Central Michigan, 2021)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Central Michigan, 2021
Interceptions: 1 vs. North Texas, 2021

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