Position
Linebacker
Height
6'0
Weight
232 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Nashville, Tenn.
High School
IMG Academy
Previous School
Clemson
Experience
1L

Enters second season at LSU after transferring from Clemson in the summer of 2021 … Settled in as a middle linebacker for the Tigers during the spring and is in line to have his best year as a college defender in 2022 … Has played both inside and outside linebacker as well as nickel back during his college career … Versatile player with great instincts … Tremendous vision and pursuit of the ball … Team leader on and off the field … Transferred to LSU in the summer of 2021 after playing in 29 games with seven starts at Clemson … Emerged as one of LSU’s most consistent defenders in 2021 … Capped first year at LSU playing in all 13 games, starting the final five contests … Goes into 2022 having played in 42 collegiate games (29 at Clemson, 13 at LSU) with 12 starts (7 at Clemson, 5 at LSU) … Has two years of eligibility remaining … At Clemson, registered 47 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, a half sack and two interceptions … Started seven games for the national semifinalist Tigers in 2020, recording 30 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble … Twice named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2018-19 … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2018 and then granted another year of eligibility due to the NCAA’s ruling on Covid in 2020 … A Nashville, Tennessee native who finished his high school career at IMG Academy in Florida.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2021)
Appeared in 13 games, starting the final five games of the season at outside linebacker … Recorded 34 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-16) and a sack (-12) … Added a pair of QB hurries and a pass breakup … Got first LSU start at Alabama and responded with 5 tackles, a sack for a 12-yard loss and a tackle for loss … Against Alabama, LSU held the Crimson Tide to only 6 yards rushing, the fewest in an SEC game in school history … Had season-best 6 tackles in win over Mississippi State … Added four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, at Ole Miss … Had five tackles and a pass breakup in LSU’s win over Texas A&M in regular season finale … Finished year with three tackles and a QB hurry against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Clemson)
Played in 10 games with seven starts … Credited with 30 tackles (4.0 for loss), four pass breakups, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a half-sack in 359 snaps … Named as a second-team All-ACC selection by PFF … First career start came vs. Wake Forest (6 tackles) … Started home opener vs. The Citadel … Collected three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Virginia … Registered one tackle and a pass breakup vs. No. 7 Miami … Contributed four tackles (2.0 for loss) and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech … Against Syracuse, recorded three tackles, a half-sack and his first career interception, which he returned 40 yards to the three-yard line to set up a Clemson touchdown, helping him share team defensive player of the game honors … Missed two games but returned to action with a two-tackle performance vs. Pitt … Recorded eight tackles (1.5 for loss) and a pass breakup at Virginia Tech … Added a tackle in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … Posted two tackles and a red zone interception in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2019 at Clemson)
Credited with 19 tackles (4.0 for loss) a forced fumble and a pass breakup in 181 snaps over 15 games … contributed to wins against Georgia Tech and No. 12 Texas A&M … added four tackles (one for loss) at Syracuse … made three tackles vs. Charlotte … added a tackle vs. Florida State and at Louisville … recorded two tackles, both for loss, vs. Boston College … contributed two tackles (one for loss) and his first career forced fumble vs. Wofford … made three tackles at NC State … posted two tackles vs. Wake Forest … broke up a pass on a fourth-down stop at South Carolina … added one tackle vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game … played on special teams vs. No. 2 Ohio State and No. 1 LSU.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018 at Clemson)
Credited with three tackles in 15 snaps in three games while redshirting … posted three tackles in 13 snaps in his collegiate debut vs. NC State … also saw action vs. Louisville and Duke.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated as the No. 208 player in the nation by ESPN and No. 210 player by 247Sports … No. 10 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN and No. 15 outside linebacker by 247Sports … played in Under Armour All-American Game … played two years at IMG (Fla.) Academy, helping it to a No. 2 final national ranking and 9-0 record as a senior, and a No. 4 national ranking and an 11-0 record as a junior … had 22 tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups and a recovered fumble as a junior … had 11 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns along with 60 tackles and 13 sacks as a freshman … coached by Kevin Wright at IMG Academy.

Mike Jones’ LSU Career Highs
Tackles: 6 at Mississippi State, 2021
Tackles for loss: 1.5 at Alabama, 2021
Sacks: 1 at Alabama, 2021
Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. Texas A&M, 2021

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