LSU Gold
Position
Linebacker
Height
6'1
Weight
231 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Shreveport, La.
High School
Evangel Christian Academy

Veteran on the defensive side of the ball who has been a key contributor at linebacker during his career … Named to the Butkus Award Watch List for the 2022 season … Top returning tackler for the Tigers in 2022 after finishing second on team with 83 a year ago … Outstanding all-around linebacker who brings leadership and experience to the field … Can play the inside or outside linebacker position … Good against the run and in pass coverage … Quick with good instincts to find the football … Has appeared in 40 games during his career, starting 20 times … 171 career tackles to go with 18.0 tackles for loss and 3 sacks … Returns for a fifth year of eligibility in 2022.

SENIOR SEASON (2021)
Started all 12 regular season games at linebacker … Did not play against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl … Finished second on team in tackles with 83 … Third on team in tackles for loss with 9.0 … Had best game of career with 12 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks against Arkansas … Recorded 11 tackles and a pass breakup in win over Mississippi State … Opened season with 5 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, against UCLA … Capped year with 6 tackles and a tackle for a 2-yard loss in win over Texas A&M … Returned an interception 54 yards in win over Florida to setup a second quarter LSU touchdown … Had 9 tackles in back-to-back games against Florida and Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2020)
Appeared in eight games, starting seven times … Fourth on the team in tackles with 55 … Added 4.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and forced a fumble … Had three double-digit tackle games – 12 at Texas A&M, 11 vs. Ole Miss and 10 at Auburn … Had pair of tackles for losses in win over Ole Miss in season-finale … In addition to his career-best 12 tackles at Texas A&M, forced a fumble.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Played in 12 games, seeing action at linebacker and special teams … Finished with 15 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and a sack … Had big game on special teams in win over Vanderbilt, blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown … Also returned an onside kick to the Vanderbilt 1-yard line, setting up a LSU touchdown early in the second half … Had a pair of tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss at Ole Miss … Had a sack and two tackles for losses in win over Utah State … Added two tackles, including one for a 6-yard loss against Texas A&M.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
Played in eight games with one start … Started against Florida and responded by leading the Tigers in tackles with a career-best 11 … Had six tackles in LSU debut vs. Southeastern Louisiana … Came off bench to replace Jacob Phillips in 7OT game vs. Texas A&M (Note: Phillips was ejected for targeting in 3OT for targeting) … Arrived on campus in January of 2018 as an early enrollee and participated in spring practice prior to his rookie season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-year starter for Evangel Christian Academy … Led team in tackles as a senior … Helped his team reach the Division I state semifinals in 2017 … Ended his senior campaign with 80 tackles and four sacks, which garnered him a bid to the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … A four-star prospect per 247Sports and Rivals … Three-star recruit by Scout and ESPN … Ranked as the top inside linebacker in the state of Louisiana and No. 6 in the nation by 247Sports … Ranked No. 138 overall by 247Sports … Notched the 46th spot on the 2018 top outside linebacker list by ESPN … Claimed the 24th ranking in the 2018 Louisiana Top-55 list and the No. 240 spot in the 2018 prospect ranking list on Rivals … Earned a spot showcasing his athletic abilities in Nike’s The Opening Finals in Oregon … Coached by former LSU standout Byron Dawson, who played defensive tackle for the Tigers from 1999-2002

Micah Baskerville’s Career Highs
Tackles: 12, 2x (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2021; First: at Texas A&M, 2020
Tackles for loss: 3.5 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Arkansas, 2021
Interceptions: 1 vs. Florida, 2021

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