Position
Defensive End
Height
6'3
Weight
255 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
D'Iberville, Miss.
High School
D'Iberville HS

(updated 7/31/04)

Young and talented defender who will be counted to provide depth at defensive tackle this year … Redshirted in 2003 as a true freshman … Moved from defensive end to defensive tackle since arriving at LSU.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the nation’s top defensive ends and one of the top prospects in Mississippi … Has the size and strength of a defensive tackle but uses his speed (4.8 40-yard dash) to get outside and rush the passer … A constant pass rushing threat … Ranked as the No. 6 defensive tackle by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com and ranked as the No. 24 defensive linemen by College Football News … Member of the Rivals 100, Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team, Fox Sports Net South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” Second Team … Had outstanding senior season with 93 tackles and 19 sacks, earning MPSA 4A Defensive MVP honors and First Team 4A All-State … Added five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and seven pass deflections leading D’Iberville to a 13-1 mark and the 4A state title … Finished with 85 tackles and 14 sacks as a junior and recorded 75 tackles and 12 sacks as a sophomore … Capped career with 46 sacks … Two-time First Team All-State and three-time First Team All-Gulf Coast … Coached by Louis Smith.

PERSONAL
Full name is Sean Rene’ Merrill … Born on March 12, 1984 in Ocean Springs, Miss. … Parents are Louis and Charlotte Smith … Has three siblings, Ryan, Patricia and Charmaine … Majoring in general studies.

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