LSU Gold
Arlington, Texas
High School
Mansfield Timberview HS

2018 LSU Graduate (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Versatile defensive back that lined up at safety and cornerback during his career at LSU … Also contributed regularly on special teams … Saw action in 52 games as a Tiger, starting twice … Capped collegiate career with 29 tackles, six passes defended and an interception … Graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies … Granted an additional year of eligibility after his 2017 season was cut short due to an injury.

Granted a fifth year of eligibility in 2018 after suffering a season-ending knee injury three games into 2017 … Played in 12 games with no starts … Recorded four tackles to go along with an forced fumble and an interception … Season-high of two tackles to go along with first career interception in win over Louisiana Tech … Forced a fumble in LSU’s upset of No. 2 Georgia … Had one tackle against Southeastern Louisiana and Georgia.

Played in the first three games before suffering a season-ending injury and received a medical redshirt … Totaled a season-high five tackles against Mississippi State … Also made tackles against BYU in the season opener and against Chattanooga.

Played in all 12 games and started in two games … Earned his first career start against Auburn and also started against Southern Miss … Finished the season with 10 tackles and a pass break-up … Recorded a season-high three tackles in the start at Auburn … Also totaled two tackles against Florida.

Played in all 12 games with no starts as a sophomore … Saw extensive action at cornerback against Western Kentucky and tallied a season-best two solo tackles … Also made tackles against Syracuse and in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech.

Played in all 13 games with no starts as a true freshman … Saw majority of his action on special teams … Finished year with three tackles … Had one tackle in games against Sam Houston State, New Mexico State and Florida … Was one of 17 true freshmen to see action for the Tigers in 2014.

One of the nation’s top defensive back prospects as a senior at Timberview High School in Mansfield, Texas … Graduated from high school in December of 2013 and enrolled at LSU for the 2014 spring semester … Rated a consensus four-star prospect by,, and … Ranked the No. 8 prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals and ESPN and No. 6 by 247Sports … Rated as high as the No. 3 safety nationally by 247Sports … A participant in the U.S. Army All-American game … One of four finalists for the Lockheed Martin Defensive Back of the Year award … Tallied 18 tackles with five pass breakups and three interceptions as opposing teams avoided throwing his way during his senior season … Named Texas APSE Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention after his senior year … Honored as a first team All-District 7-5A cornerback as well as first team All-DFW area player as a senior … Earned first team All-State recognition after he recorded 25 tackles, seven interceptions (two returned for TDs), nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a junior … Coached by James Brown.

Parents are Karla and Edward Paris Sr. … Born March 29, 1995, in New Orleans, Louisiana … Evacuated New Orleans in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck.

Tackles: 5 at Mississippi State, 2017
Pass breakups: 3 vs. BYU, Sep. 2, 2017
Interceptions: 1 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2019
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Georgia, 2019

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