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#76 Austin Deculus Season 2020

Offensive Tackle
Mamou, La.
High School
Cy-Fair HS

2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 LSU Graduate (Sports Administration)

Four-year starter at right tackle for the Tigers, appearing in more games than any player in school history (61) … In 61 appearances, started 46 games … Played five seasons at LSU, taking advantage of an extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to Covid … Only player in LSU history to play in 60 or more games in a career … Capped career by starting at right tackle in 46 of LSU’s last 49 games … Starter on LSU’s 15-0 national championship team in 2019 … Powerful run blocker who also excels in pass protection …Team leader who helped mentor LSU’s young offensive linemen on and off the field … Member of LSU’s football leadership council … Last name is pronounced deck-you-lus … Born in Mamou, La., but grew up in Cypress, Texas, which is where he graduated from high school … Graduated in December of 2020 with a degree in sports administration … Invited to participate in the East West Shrine Bowl in February of 2022.

Starter at right tackle in the 12 games in which he appeared … Played a total of 829 snaps in 12 games … Missed the McNeese game in week 2 … Did not miss a snap in SEC play … Played 74 snaps in win over Texas A&M on Senior Night in Tiger Stadium, a victory that made the Tigers bowl eligible … Helped pave the way for record-setting rushing performance by Ty Davis-Price in win over Florida … In that game, Davis-Price rushed for an LSU record 287 yards and 3 TDs in the 49-42 victory … Played season-high 86 snaps against Arkansas and 77 at Alabama.

Started all 10 games at right tackle in 2020 … Joined center Liam Shanahan and right guard Chasen Hines as the only players to start every game on the offensive side of the ball for the Tigers in 2020 … Played every offensive snap in seven of LSU’s 10 games, including all 94 plays in the season-finale win over Ole Miss … Against Ole Miss, LSU racked up a season-high 593 yards of total offense (158 rushing, 435 passing) and allowed only one sack on 51 passing attempts … Saw action on 87 plays (out of 88) in LSU’s 37-34 upset win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville … Helped pave the way for a 276-yard rushing effort in win over South Carolina … Named to the 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Most improved of LSU’s offensive lineman in 2019 … Played and started in 13 games, all at right tackle … Had streak of 22 straight starts snapped against Ole Miss … Missed Ole Miss an Arkansas games with injury and returned to action against Texas A&M … The right tackle on the line that was named the Joe Moore Award winner as the top unit in the nation … Helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Heisman Trophy Award winner Joe Burrow … Played 885 snaps … Played all 81 offensive snaps in LSU’s win over Clemson in the national title game … Graded out at 89% in LSU’s 63-28 win over Oklahoma as the Tigers racked up 692 yards of total offense and allowed just one sack … Helped the Tigers put up 37 points and 450-plus yards of total offense against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game … Key member of offensive line that helped the Tigers to 500-plus yards of total offense against Texas A&M … Graded out at 88 percent and totaled three knockdowns against Auburn … Put together the best game of his career and graded out as the top tiger lineman at 96 percent with a pair of finishes at Mississippi State … A part of the line that did not allow a sack and led the offense to 511 yards of total offense in win over Florida … Helped LSU to the win over Texas with three knockdowns.

Starter at right tackle for LSU’s final 11 games … Played in 13 games with 11 starts … First start of career came at left tackle in week 2 vs. Southeastern Louisiana … Shifted to right tackle the following week vs. Auburn and remained there for the rest of the season … Played every offensive snap in six straight games beginning with the win over Southeastern Louisiana and continued through the victory over Georgia … Played a total of 827 snaps, including all 96 plays against Texas A&M and all 86 vs. UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.

Played in all 13 games on special teams and saw action on the line in two games … Played extensively on the road at Florida following two injuries to linemen in the game.

Outstanding offensive line prospect who was rated as one of the top offensive tackles for the Class of 2017 … Consensus four-star ratings from 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … Regarded as high as the nation’s 14th-best overall prospect and the No. 5 offensive tackle by ESPN … ESPN also named him as the No. 3 prospect in Texas … Ranked No. 33 overall and No. 5 in Texas by … Listed as No. 75 overall and as the fourth-best offensive tackle in this year’s class … Ranked as No. 37 overall, No. 5 in Texas and as the nation’s No. 9 offensive tackle by 247Sports … Honorable mention 6A All-State in 2016 … Member of the prestigious VYPE/Houston Chronicle Greater Houston first team … Participated in the Under Armour All-America Game in December 2016 in Orlando … Squatted a school-record 585 pounds in the summer of 2016.

Born March 12, 1999 in Mamou, Louisiana … Grew up in Cypress, Texas … Graduated from LSU in December of 2020 with a degree in sports administration.

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