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#92 Neil Farrell Jr. Season 2024

Defensive Tackle
Graduate Student
Mobile, Ala.
High School
Murphy HS

2021 LSU Graduate (Interdisciplinary Studies)
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Appeared in 51 games, starting 21 times … Started all 12 regular season games as a graduate senior in 2021 … Capped career with 143 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks … Added 8 quarterback hurries and forced a pair of fumbles … Improved each year culminating with his best season as a Tiger as a graduate senior in 2021 when he recorded 45 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks … Invited to Senior Bowl … Named All-America in 2021 by Pro Football Focus … Started three games in LSU’s national championship season in 2019 … Graduated in August of 2021 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies … Twice named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020 and 2021).

Made the most of his fifth year of eligibility with his best season as a Tiger … Started all 12 regular season games … Earned All-America honors from Pro Football Focus after recording 45 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks … Per PFF, ranked fourth in all of FBS with 24 run stops, including 10 that were either tackles for loss or no gain … Career-best 3.0 tackles for loss (-15), sack (-11) and 7 tackles at Ole Miss … Followed that with 7 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-17) and a sack (-11) in near win at Alabama … Against Alabama, led a LSU defense that held the Crimson Tide to only 6 rushing yards, the fewest ever by the Crimson Tide in an SEC game … Other games with a tackle for loss included at UCLA (1.0 for -1), Central Michigan (1.5 for -1), and ULM (1.0 for -1) … Blocked a PAT in first quarter in win over Florida … Did not participate in the Texas Bowl.

Played in all 10 games with six starts in 2020 … Registered 25 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack … Forced a fumble against Texas A&M for the second straight year … Had best overall game of year in season-ending win over Ole Miss with seven tackle and a sack for a 10-yard loss … Sack against Ole Miss came on third-and-12 late in fourth quarter, forcing a punt with the Tigers leading 48-46 … Had six tackles against Alabama … Recorded a tackle for a 6-yard loss and forced a fumble on the same play against Texas A&M … Had two tackles and batted down a pass against the Aggies.

Played in 15 games with three starts … LSU’s most productive defensive lineman in terms of tackles (46) and tackles for loss (7.0) … Added 3.0 sacks and four QB hurries … Credited with a half-tackle for a 2-yard loss in LSU’s win over Clemson in the national championship game … Opened season with career-best eight tackles against Georgia Southern … Sacked Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond and forced a fumble against the Aggies … Fourth on the team at Ole Miss with five tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss … Helped force No. 9 Auburn into a three-and-out with a pair of tackles in the third quarter … Credited with three tackles at Mississippi State … Started his first SEC game against Florida and finished as the team’s leading lineman with four tackles … In his second career start, sacked Utah State quarterback and ended the day with three tackles … Finished with four tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries at Vanderbilt … Made his first career start against Northwestern State and finished as LSU’s top lineman in tackles with six.

Played in 10 games with no starts … Recorded 23 tackles and 1.5 sacks along with two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup … Had best game of career against Southeastern Louisiana with six tackles and 1.5 sacks … Had a tackle for loss in back-to-back games in November against Rice and Arkansas … Recorded three tackles in win over Mississippi State and the following game against Alabama … In regular season finale against Texas A&M, had three tackles, including a half-tackle for a loss … Suffered lower leg injury the week of the Fiesta Bowl and missed the UCF contest.

Saw action on the line in the first five games of his debut season … Finished with five total tackles, including a career-high five against Chattanooga … Also totaled a tackle against Syracuse.

A four-star recruit per Scout … Named a three-star prospect according to Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN … Rated as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the state of Alabama by Scout … Played center for the varsity basketball squad … Invited to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game … Selected to the 2015 and 2016 Class 7A First Team Defense All-State football team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … Voted to the All-USA Alabama First Team Defense … Two-time All-Coastal Alabama First Team Defense selection … Wrapped up senior season totaling 101 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and 14 quarterback hurries … Tallied 86 tackles and 17 tackles for loss during his junior campaign … Coached by Rick Cauley.

Parents are Sherry Barnes and Neil Adrian Farrell Sr. … Born Sept. 9, 1998.

Tackles: 8 vs. Georgia Southern, 2019
Tackles for Loss: 3.0 at Ole Miss, 2021
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2018
Forced Fumbles: 1, 2x (Last: at Texas A&M, 2020; First: vs. Texas A&M, 2019)

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