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#35 Sai'vion Jones Season 2024

Defensive End
Vacherie, La.
High School
St. James HS

Senior edge rusher who has the potential to become the next great LSU defensive lineman … Continues to develop and is expected to take a big leap under new defensive line coaches Bo Davis and Kevin Peoples … Has the frame of an elite defensive end, standing 6-feet-6 and weighing 280 pounds … Lengthy wingspan giving him the ability to bat down passes at the line of scrimmage … Explodes off the ball with a quick first step … Three-sport standout at St. James High School (football, basketball and track and field) … Has made 38 career appearances with 16 starts, including all 13 games in 2023 … 59 career tackles with 9.5 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks … Majoring in sports administration.

Started all 13 games at edge rusher, recording 33 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Batted down 2 passes and had 7 quarterback hurries …. Had a sack for a 7-yard loss vs. Mississippi State … Had season-high 6 tackles and a half-sack in win over Florida … Other sack came in win over Grambling … Helped in comeback win over Texas A&M with 6 tackles and a quarterback hurry … Played a total of 544 defensive snaps with a season-high of 71 at Ole Miss.

Played in all 14 games with 3 starts … Starts came against Southern, New Mexico and Purdue in the Citrus Bowl … Had a tackle for loss in 6 games and sacks in 4 contests … Set career-best with 6 tackles in home-opener vs. Southern … Followed that with a sack for an 8-yard loss in win over Mississippi State … Sack against Mississippi State came on 3-and-10 and forced a punt … Had sack for 7-yard loss in third quarter at Arkansas … Other sacks came against UAB and Purdue … Forced a fumble vs. Mississippi State.

Appeared in 11 games with no starts … Capped season with 3 tackles and a quarterback hurry … Had 1 tackle in games against Central Michigan, Arkansas and Louisiana-Monroe.

Named the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Outstanding Defensive Player for 3A and below in 2020 after recording 75 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and 23 quarterback hurries … Class 3A MVP and first team all-state … Listed as a four-star player by 247 Sports and rated as the No. 5 player in Louisiana … Listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN and rated as the nation’s No. 55 defensive end and the 13th best overall player in the state of Louisiana … As a junior, led his team to the 3A state title, the school’s first since 1979 … Recorded 103 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and 25 quarterback hurries as a junior … Earned Class 3A MVP honors after leading his team to a 15-0 overall mark … Standout in basketball and track and field in high school … Earned all-district honors in basketball … Threw the shot put and javelin and also participated in the high jump at St. James … Coached by Robert Valdez.

Saivion Jones’ Career Highs
Tackles: 6, 3X (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2023; First: vs. Southern, 2022)
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, 8x (Last: vs. Georgia State, 2023; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2022)
Sacks: 1.0, 6x (Last: vs. Georgia State, 2023; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2022)

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