LSU Gold
Defensive End
Lynnwood, Wash.
High School
Edmonds-Woodway HS
Previous School
Garden City CC

2023 Senior Bowl participant
2022 Permanent Team Captain
2022 LSU Graduate
2020 Second Team All-SEC (AP, SEC Coaches)

Spent 3 years on the LSU roster after transferring from Garden City (Kan.) Community College … Appeared in 27 games, starting 26 times, including 12 games in 2022 … Named permanent team captain in August of 2022 … Capped career with 87 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks … Native of Gambia who moved to the United States at the age of 12 … Celebrated his 10th anniversary of moving to the U.S. in mid-September of 2021 … Parents live outside of Seattle … Graduated in August of 2022 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies … Invited to participate in 2023 Senior Bowl.

Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts … 36 total tackles, 6.0 tackle for loss and 2.5 sacks … Season-high 6 tackles at Texas A&M … Sacks came against New Mexico, UAB and Arkansas … Had season-high 1.5 tackles for loss in win over New Mexico … Forced fumbles vs. Tennessee and Southern … Had 4 tackles in win over Ole Miss and 5 in victory over Alabama … 3 tackles in SEC Championship Game vs. Georgia … Did not play in the Citrus Bowl.

Played in 4 games, all starts … Recorded 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-17) and 2.5 sacks (-17) … Had 4 tackles and a sack for a 12-yard loss in season-opener against UCLA … Missed next two games against McNeese and Central Michigan with an injury … Returned to action in week 4 against Mississippi State and recorded 6 tackles and a sack for a 2-yard loss in win over the Bulldogs … Had 4 tackles and batted down a pass vs. Auburn … Had 5 tackles and a half-sack against Kentucky … Injured against Kentucky and missed the remainder of the season.

Earned second team All-SEC honors from both the SEC Coaches and the Associated Press in 2020 … Started all 10 games at defensive end … Led the Tigers and ranked No. 6 in the SEC in tackles for loss with 9.5 … Finished year with 32 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks … Tied for team lead in pass breakups six and led the Tigers in quarterback hurries with five … Also had one interception, a fumble recovery and forced a fumble … Capped year with all-around outstanding game in win over Ole Miss with six tackles, an interception and a forced fumble … Had at least one tackle for loss in six of LSU’s 10 games, including two against Mississippi State and Alabama … Had five tackles and sack for a 7-yard loss against Alabama … Other sack came in season-opener against Mississippi State … Recovered a fumble against Missouri … Against Ole Miss, forced a fumble at the LSU 28-yard line that halted a potential game-winning drive by the Rebels … Intercepted a Matt Corral pass in the second quarter against Ole Miss.

Junior college product out of Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas … Named to the 2019 All-Jayhawk League First Team … Rated the No. 2 JUCO defensive end in the country for 2019 … Had 44 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, a pass breakup, and two blocked kicks during 2019 campaign at Garden City … Played 2018 season at Arizona Western Community College where he saw action in 11 games with eight tackles … Three-time All-Wesco 3A/2A South selection as a prep in the state of Washington at Edmonds-Woodway High School … coached by Tom Minnick at Garden City CC … Enrolled at LSU in January of 2020 and participated in spring practice that year.

Ali Gaye’s Career Highs
Tackles: 6, 3x (Last: at Texas A&M, 2022; First: vs. Ole Miss, 2020)
Tackles for Loss: 2, 3x (Last: vs. Alabama, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Sacks: 1, 5x (Last: vs. New Mexico, 2022; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Pass Breakups: 3 vs. Mississippi State, 2020
Interceptions: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Forced Fumbles: 1, 3x (Last: vs. Tennessee, 2022; First: vs. Ole Miss, 2020)
Fumble Recovery: 1 at Missouri, 2020
QB Hurries: 2, 2x (Last: at Florida, 2020; First: at Vanderbilt,. 2020)

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