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#36 Norman LeJeune Season 2024

Strong Safety
Brusly, La.
High School
Brusly HS
  • 1999 Freshman All-SEC (Knoxville News-Sentinel)

Played in 44 games with 24 start … Finished with 250 career tackles, which include five sacks and 10 tackles for losses … Had two career interceptions … Started 18 straight games at strong safety to cap career … Participant in the Hula Bowl in Maui following 2002 season.

One of the top defensive backs in the SEC … Fierce hitter who also displays good field awareness … Does a good job of playing the deep part of the field … Smart player who makes all of LSU’s calls in the defensive secondary … Capped career by starting 18 straight games at strong safety … Finished second on team with 107 tackles and led squad with 10 tackles for losses … Added five sacks and had 14 pass breakups … Had four quarterback hurries and forced one fumble … Wrapped up regular-season with double-figure tackles in four straight games, including a season-best of 13 against Ole Miss … Added a career-best three sacks for 21-yards in losses against Ole Miss, including a pair of fourth quarter sacks … Recorded 11 tackles in five games this year – vs. Virginia Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Kentucky, Alabama, and Arkansas.

Started at strong safety for the last five games, a span which saw the Tigers go undefeated … Started vs. Alabama and Middle Tennessee in place of an injured Lionel Thomas … Played so well in those games that he kept the position upon the return of Thomas … Since joining the starting lineup, posted double-figure tackles in three of the six games … Had 10 tackles against Alabama, Middle Tennessee, and Auburn … Also had two tackles for losses vs. Middle Tennessee … Had eight tackles and two PBU’s vs. Arkansas … Returned to action for first time since Tennessee game on Sept. 29 vs. Ole Miss and also posted 10 tackles to earn LSU Defensive Player of the Week, along with Randall Gay … Missed three games with a neck injury … Played in 10 games with seven starts (vs. Tulane, Alabama, MTSU, Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, Illinois) … Had 59 tackles, three for losses during the regular season … Capped year with a 4-tackle effort vs. Illinois in the Sugar Bowl.

Saw action in all 12 games for the Tigers and registered 17 tackles (11 solos) … Earned Special Teams Player of the Week following the Tigers’ victory over Alabama … Posted two tackles on six occasions – vs. Western Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas.

Moved into starting role at drop linebacker for the Tigers in the last five games after injuries decimated that position … A major contributor for the Tigers at defensive back and linebacker … Also key element on special teams … Proved to be a valuable player for the Tigers as the season progressed … Played in all 11 games and started the last five … Finished sixth on the team in tackles and second in interceptions … Made 67 stops, four tackles for losses totaling 11 yards, two interceptions, one quarterback hurry, one pass break-up and one fumble recovery … Had four games in which he made double-digit tackles … In his first career-start, he made 11 tackles, including one behind the line (-2 yards) … Tied a team-high with 17 tackles against Houston, including one for a loss (-1) and a pass breakup … Finished the season against Arkansas with 13 tackles, including two for loss (-8) … Made the Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman Team.

Led Brusly to 9-1 record and was Class 3A leading rusher … Class 3A All-State selection … 8-3A All-District Offensive MVP … Senior year had 1,609 yards rushing on 167 carries … Averaged 9.6 yards per carry and scored 27 TDs … Led Brusly to District 8-3A title and regional finish in Class 3A playoffs … Member of Advocate’s Super Dozen, Purple & Gold’s Great Eight Second Team … Coached in high school by Brady Perry.

Born on May 10, 1980 … Mother is Brenda … Majoring in general studies.

Norman LeJeune’s Career Defensive Stats

Year Class G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int
1999 Fr. 11-5 41 26 67 4-11 0 2-37
2000 So. 11-0 11 6 17 1-4 0 0
2001 Jr. 9-6 41 18 59 3-8 0 0
2002 Sr. 13-13 70 37 107 10-56 5-46 0
TOTALS 44-24 163 87 250 17-79 5-46 2-37
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