LSU Gold
Philadelphia, Pa.
High School
Crescent Valley HS
Previous School
Oregon State

2022 First Team All-Pac 12 (Coaches)
2022 Second Team All-Pac 12 (AP)
2019 Freshman All-America (USA Today, FWAA, The Athletic)
2019 Pac-12 Freshman of the Week vs. Washington

Standout linebacker who played 1 season at LSU in 2023 … Joined the Tigers in the spring of 2023 after transferring from Oregon State … Established himself as a team leader during spring drills and emerged as a starting linebacker for the Tigers … Tallied 70 tackles and a pair of quarterback hurries in 2023 … Four-year starter at linebacker at Oregon State … First-team All-Pac 12 in 2022 after leading Oregon State to a 10-win season … Freshman All-America in 2019 … Appeared in 45 games during his 4 years at Oregon State, starting 39 times … Racked up 308 tackles, 25.0 tackles for loss and 5 sacks during his career at Oregon State … In 5 years of college football, played in 55 games with 49 starts and registered 378 tackles, 25.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and 3 interceptions … Graduated from Oregon State in December of 2022 with a degree in business administration … Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania … His brother Jeromy also played football at Oregon State.

Started all 10 games in which he appeared in his only season at LSU … Opening day starter for the Tigers … Missed 3 games due to injury … Started final 7 games of season … Had LSU-best 13 tackles in win over Florida and 10 the following week in win over Georgia State … Opened season with 8 tackles in first LSU appearance vs. Florida State … Had 8 tackles in win over Auburn followed by 9 against Army … Finished season with 70 tackles and a pair of quarterback hurries.

SENIOR SEASON (2022 at Oregon State)
Started all 13 games for the Beavers, leading the team in tackles with 83 … Named first team All-Pac 12 by the league coaches and second team all-conference by the Associated Press … Helped Oregon State to a 10-3 record and a win over Florida in the Las Vegas Bowl … Leader of Oregon State defense that led the Pac-12 in both total defense (332.8 yards per game) and rush defense (108.2 yards per game) …
Had season-high 13 tackles in win over Oregon … Closed year with tackles, including 2 for losses, in bowl win over Florida … Oregon State held Florida to 39 rushing yards (33 attempts) and 219 total yards in Las Vegas Bowl … Had 9 tackles and a tackle for loss against Washington … Recorded 8 tackles against USC.

JUNIOR SEASON (2021 at Oregon State)
Played and started all 13 games for the Beavers … Racked up 89 tackles to go along with 5.0 tackles for loss and a pair of interceptions … Opened season with 12 tackles vs. Purdue … Had 9 tackles in 4 games – Utah, Stanford, Oregon and Utah State in the LA Bowl … Intercepted passes against Idaho and Washington State … Had 5 tackles and recovered a fumble against USC.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Oregon State)
Started all 7 games during the Covid-shortened season … Had 63 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss … Double-digit tackle games against Cal (10), Utah (13) and Arizona State (12).

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2019 at Oregon State)
Played in all 12 games with 6 starts … Earned Freshman All-America honors … Ranked second on team in tackles with 73 … Added 7.5 tackles for loss … The 73 tackles ranked third among all freshmen (true or redshirt) nationally … Earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors after his 18-tackle performance vs. Washington … Reached double-digit tackles against Utah (10), Arizona (10), and Oregon (10) … Had 6 tackles and an interception vs. Washington State … Forced a fumble vs. Cal-Poly … Had 6 tackles and a sack for a 13-yard loss vs. Arizona State.

Rated with 4 stars by Rivals as a senior at Crescent Valley High School in Oregon … Transferred to Crescent City after playing his first 3 years of high school football in Philadelphia … 4A All-State selection in Pennsylvania as a junior … Also played defensive end and running back … Rated the top overall player in Pennsylvania prior to moving to Oregon.

Omar Speights’ Career Highs
Tackles: 18 vs. Washington, 2019 – at Oregon State
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, 2x (Last: vs. Florida, 2022 Las Vegas Bowl) – at Oregon State
Sacks: 1.0, 4x (Last: vs. Utah State, 2021 LA Bowl) – at Oregon State
Interceptions: 1, 3x (Last: at Washington State, 2021) – at Oregon State
Fumble Recovery: 1, 2x (Last: at USC, 2021) – at Oregon State

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