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#18 K'Lavon Chaisson Season 2019

Outside Linebacker
Houston, Texas
High School
North Shore HS

No. 20 Pick in 2020 NFL Draft | Jacksonville Jaguars | Details
2019 No. 18 Jersey
2019 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2019 CFP National Semifinals Defensive MVP vs. Oklahoma
2019 All-SEC First Team (Coaches)
2019 All-SEC Second Team (AP)
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll 
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Freshman All-SEC 

Played in 26 games with 17 starts in his three years with the Tigers … Capped career with 92 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks … First Team All-SEC in 2019 and Freshman All-SEC in 2017 … Three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Returned to action in 2019 after suffering knee injury in 2018 season-opener against Miami … Earned Defensive MVP honors of LSU’s Chick-fil-A Bowl/CFP National Semifinal win over Oklahoma in December of 2019 … Wore the No. 18 jersey in 2019 … Another in a long line of Houston area players to make an impact at LSU … Opted to forgo his final two seasons of eligibility at LSU and entered his name into the 2020 NFL Draft … Name is pronounced KAY-Luh-Vahn Chase-on. 

Played and started 13 games at outside linebacker, accumulating 60 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks … Led team in both tackles for loss and sacks … Earned first team All-SEC honors as well as being named the Defensive Player of the Game in LSU’s win over Oklahoma in the CFP National Semifinals … Named a permanent team captain for the 2019 season … Had six tackles, including a pair of sacks, in the win over Oklahoma … Had big game against Georgia in the SEC Championship contest with a sack and four tackles … LSU’s leading tackler against Texas A&M with six tackles and 1.5 sacks … Finished with four tackles and a tackle for loss against Arkansas … Set a career high in tackles with 10 and tallied 3.5 tackles for loss in win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa … Recorded six tackles and a QB hurry against Auburn … Credited with two QB hurries, a pass breakup and a pair of tackles at Mississippi State … LSU’s leading tackler against Florida with eight tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack … Stopped Florida quarterback Kyle Trask on 4th and goal for a loss of two yards with less than a minute remaining to seal the win for the Tigers … Returned to the field against Utah State after missing games against Northwestern State and Vanderbilt with an injury … Recorded five tackles at Texas … Returned to the field for the season opener against Georgia Southern after missing all but the one game in 2018 with a torn ACL and finished with five tackles and his first forced fumble. 

Had season cut short after only one game, suffering a season-ending injury in the fourth quarter in win over Miami … Made big impact in win over the Hurricanes with five tackles, including a fourth quarter sack for an 8-yard loss … Missed remainder of season and received a medical redshirt.

Played in 12 games with starts against BYU in the season opener, Chattanooga and Tennessee … Became the eighth LSU true freshman since 2000 to start a season opener … Finished the season with 27 tackles, two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss … Recorded at least one tackle in 10 games … Had season-highs of four tackles against Chattanooga, Syracuse and Troy … Posted 2.5 tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks totaling 15-yards in losses in win over Chattanooga. 

One of the top defensive ends in the country … Considered a raw talent as he only played two seasons of varsity football in high school … A five-star recruit by Scout … Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … No. 34 on the ESPN 300 list and ranked by the site as the fourth-best prospect at his position and seventh-best in the state of Texas … Ranked at No. 33 and No. 37 overall by Scout and 247Sports, respectively … The nation’s No. 5-rated weak side linebacker … Played key role in North Shore’s state title win over Austin’s Westlake in 2015 … Earned defensive MVP honors in the 6A Division I state title game, a contest that he helped save in overtime when he sniffed out a jet sweep-pass on fourth-and-goal … Also had a forced fumble, two sacks, and four tackles for loss in the title game … Named to the Texas AP 6A All-State team … Finished his senior season with 50 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, state-leading 15.5 sacks and three forced fumbles … Graduated high school with a 3.3 grade point average … Coached by John Kay.

Born July 25, 1999 … Majoring in general business. 

Tackles: 10 at Alabama, 2019
Tackles for Loss: 3.5 at Alabama, 2019
Sacks: 2.0 twice (Last: vs. Oklahoma, 2019; First: vs. Chattanooga, 2017)
Force Fumbles: 1 vs. Georgia Southern, 2019 
Quarterback Hurries: 2 at Mississippi State, 2019 
Interceptions: 0
Pass Breakups: 1, 3x (Last: at Mississippi State, 2019)

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