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Position
Center
Height
6'2
Weight
310 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Monroe, La.
High School
Neville HS

CAREER
Three-year starter on the offensive line … Started at both guard positions as well as at center during his career … Played in 35 games with 25 starts.

SENIOR SEASON (2002)
Started all 13 games at right guard … Saw action on 841 plays and allowed only three sacks all season … Whistled for just three penalties all year … Graded out at 80 percent or better in 12 of LSU’s 13 games.

JUNIOR SEASON (2001)
Versatile lineman who started at both the center and guard positions for the Tigers in 2001 … Started first four games at center and then moved to right guard in place of an injured Dwayne Pierce vs. Kentucky and Mississippi State … Finished year in a rotation between left guard and right guard with Pierce and Peterman, as well as spending time with Ben Wilkerson at center … In all, played in 13 games with six starts … Started at center in first four games of year vs. Tulane, Utah State, Tennessee and Florida … Then shifted to right guard for starts against Kentucky and Mississippi State … Graded out at 85 percent or better in five of six starts.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2000)
Player who answered the call when injuries depleted LSU’s offensive line … Started the season down on the LSU depth chart, but found himself in the starting line up at left guard against Kentucky … Responded to the challenge and became a mainstay on the Tiger line for the final five games of the year … Started the final five regular-season games and the Peach Bowl, all at left guard … LSU had a 5-1 mark with Sale in the lineup … Played a key role in LSU’s 220 yards rushing against Mississippi State.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1999)
Saw reserve action in games vs. Georgia, Mississippi State and Ole Miss … Redshirted as a true freshman in 1998.

HIGH SCHOOL
Class 5A All-State selection as a junior and senior … Member of Purple & Gold’s Great Eight second team as well as the Advocate Second Dozen, All-Northeast Louisiana by the Monroe News-Star … 550 pound squat, 350 pound bench … Neville went 7-4 and rushed for over 2,000 yards in 1997, much of that coming behind Sale’s side … Coached in high school by Joe Coats.

PERSONAL
Full name is Robert Alan Sale … Born on July 1, 1979, in Monroe, La. … Parents are Bob and Cynthia Sale … Has one sister, Tara … Majoring in kinesiology.

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