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#45 Michael Divinity Jr. Season 2019

Outside Linebacker
Marrero, La.
High School
John Ehret HS

updated 12/31/19

Returns to field for National Championship Game against Clemson … Sat out previous six games … Has played in five games in 2019, starting three times … Has 23 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks to his credit … Tremendous pass rusher from the outside … Last action came in win over Auburn when he had five tackles, including a sack for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter … Against Mississippi State, forced a fumble and totaled a pair of tackles for loss and QB hurry … Had pair of tackles against No. 7 Florida … Started at middle linebacker at Vanderbilt and had a tackle before leaving the game with an injury … LSU’s starting linebacker against Texas and finished with a career-high 10 tackles and a sack against the Longhorns. 

Played in 12 games with 11 starts … Finished season with 54 tackles and tied for team-high honors with five sacks … Added 9.5 tackles for loss and eight quarterback hurries … Responsible for creating four turnovers (1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries) … Returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Texas A&M … His touchdown tied the game at 24-24 … On Mississippi State first possession of the game, intercepted a pass and returned it 31 yards to the Bulldog 3-yard line setting up LSU’s only touchdown of the game in the 19-3 victory … Recovered a first quarter fumble in the Fiesta Bowl win over UCF that setup a LSU touchdown five plays later, giving the Tigers the lead for good at 17-14 … Had six tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a half-sack in win over Auburn … Tied career-high with seven tackles in wins over Georgia and Rice … Had six tackles and three quarterback hurries vs. Florida … Forced a fumble just before halftime in win over Arkansas.

Played in 11 games and started for first time of career against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl … Responded with five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack against the Irish … Recovered a fumbles against Troy and Tennessee.

Saw action in nine games as a true freshman in 2016 … Had perhaps his best game of the year in his first collegiate contest against Wisconsin … Had four tackles, including a tackle for a six-yard loss against the Badgers … Set a then career-high with six tackles, including four solo, at Auburn … Finished season with 13 tackles.

One of five early enrollees for LSU in the spring of 2016 … Former quarterback at John Curtis before making the switch to defense at John Ehret … Ranked as the No. 46 overall prospect in the 2016 ESPN 300 … Led an Ehret defense that recorded three shutouts his senior year in 2015 … As a senior, helped his team to a 12-3 overall mark and a berth in the Louisiana 5A state title game … Invited to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game … Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout, Rivals, and ESPN … Named to the Second Team Defense of the MaxPreps All-American Team and also named to the Louisiana All-USA First Team Defense … Ranked as the No. 10 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 8 player in Louisiana according to Rivals … LSWA 5A Defensive MVP as a senior … Member of the New Orleans All-Metro first team as selected by … Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen for 2016 … Posted 60.5 tackles, 13 sacks, and two forced fumbles in 2015 … Coached by Corey Lambert.

Born May 13, 1997 … Is the oldest of four children … Majoring in sport administration.

Tackles: 10 at Texas, 2019
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2018
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Miami, 2018
Quarterback Hurries: 3 vs. Florida, 2018
Interceptions: 1 vs. Mississippi State, 2018
Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Arkansas, 2018
Fumbles Returned: 1, 4x (Last: vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl)
Fumble Return Yards: 58 vs. Texas A&M, 2018 

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