LSU Gold
Position
Safety
Height
5'11
Weight
203
Class
Redshirt Freshman
Hometown
Lafayette, La.
High School
Lafayette Christian Academy
Experience
1L

Versatile defensive back who can play either safety or the nickel position … Ability to make plays all over the secondary … Ball hawk with a knack for locating the football … Can cover and tackle with equal ability … Uncle is former LSU standout linebacker Trev Faulk and is also related (cousin) to former Tiger All-America Kevin Faulk … Older brother Shakeir was a standout at Northwestern State and played three seasons in the CFL … Appeared in 4 games with a pair starts at safety as a true freshman in 2021.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Played in 4 games as a true freshman in 2021 … Battled injuries for most of the year … When healthy, played significant snaps on defense … Started twice – vs. Florida and at Ole Miss … Made collegiate debut at Kentucky … Played well enough to earn start the following week in win over Florida … Fina appearance came against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl, recording 1 tackle … Finished year with 6 tackles and 2 pass breakups … Career-best 3 tackles at Ole Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL
Five-star defensive back and one of the nation’s top defensive backs for the class of 2021 from Lafayette Christian Academy … Electric athlete with natural playmaking abilities in the defensive backfield … Named Mr. Football for the state of Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Rated as a five-star prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals and a four-star by ESPN … Ranked as the nation’s No. 62 player in the ESPN 300 rankings … Listed as the No. 2 Safety in the country and No. 2 player in the state by 247 Sports … Led his team to back-to-back Division II state titles in 2018 and 2019 … Earned Class 2A All-State honors in 2019 when he recorded 31 tackles and two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball … On offense as a junior, he tallied 37 receptions for 702 yards and eight TDs and added 263 rushing yards and seven TDs … As a senior, rushed for 576 yards and 13 TDs on 57 carries … Caught 18 passes for 297 yards and 3 TDs … Also returned three punts for touchdowns in 2020 … Earned LSWA 2A all state honors as both an athlete and kick returner in 2020 and was named the Class 2A offensive MVP for the state … Named to the Sports Illustrated All-America team and also earned a spot in the All-American Bowl … In four years at Lafayette Christian Academy, helped his team to a combined 48-3 overall record and two four straight state titles (two in Division IV and two in Division III) … Comes from an outstanding football background with LSU ties as his uncle is former Tiger standout linebacker Trev Faulk and his cousin is Kevin Faulk, LSU’s all-time leading rusher.

SAGE RYAN’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3 at Ole Miss, 2021
Tackles for loss: 0
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 0
Passes Defended: 1, 2x (Last: at Ole Miss, 2021; First: vs. Florida, 2021)

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