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#14 Maurice Hampton Jr. Season 2020

Memphis, Tenn.
High School
Memphis University HS

SEC Freshman of the Week vs. Arkansas 

Two-sport standout that pulled off the rare accomplishment of starting games as a true freshman in two sports at LSU – football and baseball … Goes into sophomore season considered a starter at safety for the Tigers … Gifted athlete that makes plays all over the football field … Exceptional tackles that is capable of a big hit … Tremendous speed and anticipation for the football … Played in 13 games as a true freshman in football with one start in 2019 … Had 10 tackles and broke up one pass as a freshman … Made an immediate impact on the baseball diamond as well, playing in 10 games with seven starts in a shortened season … Batted .231 in 26 plate appearances in baseball …

Two-sport standout that has emerged as a player counted on for snaps in the secondary … Played in 13 games with one start … Started at safety in place of an injured Grant Delpit against Arkansas … Had 10 tackles and a pass breakup to his credit … Saw significant snaps in win over Oklahoma and had one tackle, a crushing blow on OU quarterback Jalen Hurts early in the first quarter … Named SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against Arkansas (6 tackles) … Had two tackles the following week vs. Texas A&M.

Two-sport standout that excelled in both baseball and football at the prep level … Drafted in the 23rd round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres … Listed as the nation’s 29th best baseball prospect going into the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft … Turned down a reported $1.8 million signing bonus to attend LSU where he plays both football and baseball … A consensus four-star talent in the defensive backfield … Rated as the top recruit out of the state of Tennessee and No. 14 cornerback recruit in the nation by 247Sports … Named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football in Division II-AAA in the state of Tennessee in 2018 … Led team to state title appearance as a senior with 1,835 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a receiver and punt returner … As a senior on the baseball diamond, hit .480 with 10 home runs and was named the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association’s DII-AA Mr. Baseball … He’s the first player in Tennessee history to earn Mr. Football and Mr. Baseball honors in the same season … Competed in the 2019 Under Armor All-America Game …  Coached by Bobby Alston.

Full name is Maurice Terrell Hampton Jr. … parents are Maurice Sr. (Mo) and Teka Hampton … majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU … born August 1, 2001.

Maurice Hampton Jr.’s Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Arkansas, 2019
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Texas A&M, 2019

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