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Contents 2 4 7 10

Contents/Quick Facts Rosters/Pronunciation Guide 2012 Season Preview Series Records vs. 2012 Opponents

Only One LSU 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 22 24 26 28 30 31 32 33 33 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 57 58 60 62

Les Miles Football Championship Football 1958 National Champions 2003 National Champions 2007 National Champions SEC Championships National Honors and Awards Academic Success Tiger Stadium Saturday Night in Death Valley Game Day in Tiger Town/Tailgating National Spotlight SEC Champions Media Worldwide On the Cover - LSU Football National Spotlight Football Operations Center Strength and Conditioning Athletic Training Bowl Games Great Moments NFL Pipeline Tigers in the NFL All-Americans LSU Football Traditions LSU Athletics Championship Tradition Mike the Tiger LSU Greats Prominent LSU Alumni

Tigers 64

Player Profiles

Coaches 90 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108

Head Coach Les Miles John Chavis Steve Ensminger Brick Haley Adam Henry Steve Kragthorpe Thomas McGaughey Corey Raymong Greg Studrawa Frank Wilson Sam Nader/Sharon Lewis Support Staff

University Review 110 112 114 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131

2011 Season Review 2011 Final Statistics 2011 Final Defensive Statistics 2011 Superlatives 2011 Starting Lineups/Career Starts Oregon Game Recap Northwestern State Game Recap Mississippi State Game Recap West Virginia Game Recap Kentucky Game Recap Florida Game Recap Tennessee Game Recap Auburn Game Recap Alabama Game Recap Western Kentucky Game Recap Ole Miss Game Recap Arkansas Game Recap SEC Championship Game (Georgia) Recap BCS National Championship (Alabama) Recap

History 132 133 144 145 146 147 160 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 176 178 179 180 186 190 191

Bowl History and Team Records Record Book Yearly Offensive Records Yearly Defensive Records LSU vs. All Opponents Year-by-Year Records/Milestones All-Americans National Scholar-Athletes Academic All-SEC First-Team All-SEC Second-Team All-SEC National Awards/SEC Awards LSU Athletics Hall of Fame/Louisiana Sports HOF Tigers in the NFL Tigers in the NFL Draft All-Time Head Coaching Records All-Time Assistant Coaches Lettermen Tiger Stadium Tiger Stadium Records National Award Winners

LSU 196 197 198 199 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208

Board of Supervisors Interim President/Chancellor William Jenkins Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Joe Alleva Athletics Administration LSU Sports Information Media Guidelines Opponent Information LSU Sports Radio Network LSU Sports Television Network LSU Sports Properties Tiger Athletic Foundation LSUsports.net Connect

Location: Baton Rouge, La. Founded: 1860 Enrollment: 28,771 Nickname: Tigers or Fighting Tigers Colors: Purple & Gold Print specs: Purple-PMS 268, Gold-PMS 123 Mascot: Mike VI (Live Bengal Tiger) Stadium: Tiger Stadium Capacity: 92,542 Year opened: 1924 Surface: Natural grass Conference: Southeastern (Western Division) Band: Golden Band from Tigerland

Phone Directory (area code 225) Athletics Department: 578-8001 • 578-2430 (FAX) Sports Information Office: 578-8226 • 578-1861 (FAX) LSU Football Office: 578-1151 • 578-3594 (FAX) Michael Bonnette home: 766-2702

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Credits Editor: Michael Bonnette Design: Jason Feirman, Krystal Bennett, Lacye Beauregard, Corey Schneider Asst. Editors: Bill Martin, Jake Terry, Bill Franques, Kent Lowe, Will Stafford, Matt Dunaway Research: Caroline Downer, Jacob Most, Brooke Hochstetler, Karen Nelson, Palmer Black

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Quick Facts 2012 LSU Football Schedule Date

Opponent

Site

Sept. 1 North Texas Sept. 8 Washington Sept. 15 Idaho Sept. 22 at Auburn* Sept. 29 Towson Oct. 6 at Florida* Oct. 13 South Carolina* (GG) Oct. 20 at Texas A&M* Nov. 3 Alabama* Nov. 10 Mississippi St.* (HC) Nov. 17 Ole Miss* Nov. 23 at Arkansas* (CBS) Dec. 1 SEC Championship (CBS)

Football Facts

Series Record

Baton Rouge, La. LSU leads, 3-0-0 Baton Rouge, La. LSU leads, 2-0-0 Baton Rouge, La. LSU leads, 1-0-0 Auburn, Ala. LSU leads, 25-20-1 Baton Rouge, La. First Meeting Gainesville, Fla. UF leads, 25-30-3 Baton Rouge, La. LSU leads, 16-2-1 College Station, Texas LSU leads, 27-20-3 Baton Rouge, La. UA leads, 25-46-5 Baton Rouge, La. LSU leads, 69-33-3 Baton Rouge, La. LSU leads, 57-39-4 Fayatteville, Ark. LSU leads, 35-20-2 Atlanta, Ga. 3 P.M. CT

(GG) - Gold Game • (HC) - Homecoming

2011 LSU Football Results Overall Record: 13-1 • SEC Record: 8-0 National Rankings: No. 2 AP/USA Today, No. 2 Harris, No. 2 BCS Date

Opponent W-L/Score

Attendance

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 15 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 25 Dec. 3 Jan. 9

vs. #3 Oregon (ABC) % W, 40-27 Northwestern St. W, 49-3 at #25 Mississippi State* (ESPN) W, 19-6 at #16 West Virginia (ABC) W, 47-21 Kentucky* (SEC Network) W, 35-7 #17/18 Florida* (CBS) (Gold Game) W, 41-11 at Tennessee* (CBS) W, 38-7 #19/23 Auburn* (CBS) W, 45-10 at #2 Alabama* (CBS) W, 9-6 OT Western Kentucky (ESPNU) W, 42-9 at Ole Miss* (ESPN) W, 52-3. #3 Arkansas* (CBS) W, 41-17 vs. #12/14 Georgia (CBS) ^ W, 42-10 vs. #2 Alabama (ESPN) @ L, 21-0

87,711 92,405 56,924 62,056 92,660 93,022 101,822 93,098 101,821 92,917 59,877 93,108 # 74,515 78,237

@ 2012 BCS National Championship • Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, La.) ^ 2011 SEC Championship Game • Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.) % Cowboys Classic • Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas) # Second largest in Tiger Stadium history

LSU Football Coaching Staff

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Name

Position

Les Miles John Chavis Steve Kragthorpe Corey Raymond Steve Ensminger Brick Haley Adam Henry Thomas McGaughey Greg Studrawa Frank Wilson Charles Baglio Sam Nader Sharon Lewis

Head Coach Michigan, ‘76 8th Defensive Coordinator Tennessee, ‘79 4th Offensive Coordinator West Texas State, ‘88 2nd Defensive Backs LSU, ‘92 1st Tight Ends LSU, ‘82 3rd Defensive Line Alabama A&M, ‘89 4th Wide Receivers McNeese State, ‘98 1st Special Teams Coordinator Houston 2nd Offensive Line Bowling Green, ‘87 6th Running Backs/Recruiting Coord. Nicholls State, ‘97 3rd Coordinator of Football Relations SE Louisiana, ‘67 11th Asst. AD/Football Operations Auburn, ‘67 38th Asst. AD/Recruiting & Alumni Oper. LSU, ‘91 11th

Alma Mater Year at LSU

Head Coach: Career Record: Record at LSU: 2011 Record: SEC Record: National Ranking:

Les Miles 103-39 (11 years) 75-18 (7 years) 13-1 8-0 (SEC Champions) No. 2 AP, ESPN/USA Today

University Administration Interim President/Chancellor Faculty Representative

Dr. William L. Jenkins Dr. Bill DeMastes

Pretoria, ‘58 Georgia, ‘79

Athletics Department Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director Joe Alleva Lehigh, ‘75 Sr. Associate AD Verge Ausberry LSU ‘90 Sr. Associate AD/Business Mark Ewing LSU, ‘78 Sr. Associate AD/Student Services & SWA Miriam Segar LSU, ‘94 Associate Vice Chancellor/Sr. Associate AD Herb Vincent LSU, ‘83 Sr. Associate AD/Compliance and Planning Bo Bahnsen LSU, ‘82 Sr. Associate AD/Facility & Grounds Ronnie Haliburton LSU, ‘90 Ass. AD/Facilities and Project Development Emmitt David Sr. Assoc. AD/Internal Affairs & Development Eddie Nunez Florida, ‘98 Assistant AD/Ticket Manager Brian Broussard LSU ‘93 Assistant AD/Marketing Mathew Shanklin UNC-Wilmington ‘88

Sports Information Associate AD/Sports Information Director Sr. Associate SID Sr. Associate SID Associate SID Associate SID Associate SID Associate SID Publications Director Graphic Design Coordinator Photography Coordinator Administrative Specialist

Michael Bonnette LSU, ‘93 Kent Lowe LSU-Shreveport, ‘79 Bill Franques LSU, ‘85 Matt Dunaway UCF, ‘05 Bill Martin LSU, ‘07 Will Stafford LSU, ‘06 Jake Terry LSU, ‘08 Jason Feirman LSU, ‘00 Krystal Bennett LSU, ‘06 Steve Franz LSU, ‘93 Pam LeBlanc

Television Director of Television/Media Manager of Television Television Producer

Kevin Wagner John Schiebe David Landry

LSU, ‘80 Oklahoma State, ‘85 LSU, ‘90

Jim Hawthorne

Northwestern St.,’67

Radio Director of Broadcasting

Interactive Interactive Manager

Todd Politz

LSU, ‘99

Strength and Conditioning Staff Tommy Moffitt Brian Johnson

Strength & Conditioning Coord. Assistant Coordinator

Tennessee Tech, ‘86 13th LSU, ‘06 1st

Athletic Training Staff Jack Marucci Andy Barker Shelly Mullenix

Director Sr. Associate Trainer Sr. Associate Trainer

West Virginia, ‘86 Clemson, ‘88 Florida State, ‘91

LSUsports.net

LesMiles.net

Twitter.com/LSUCoachMiles

Facebook.com/lsufootball

17th 17th 15th

Equipment Staff Greg Stringfellow George Branigan Jeff Grigus Louis Bourgeois Ferrell Shillings

Equipment Manager LSU, ‘97 Assoc. Equipment Manager LSU, ‘05 Asst. Equipment Manager LSU, ’10 Asst. Equipment Manager LSU, ‘11 Asst. Equipment Manager

15th 7th 3rd 2nd 21th

Videography Director Asst. Videography Director

16th 8th

Video Staff Doug Aucoin Brad Mendow

New Orleans, ‘95 LSU, ‘04

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2012 Roster

NO.

NAME

POS.

HT. WT.

CL./EXP.

HOMETOWN (HS/PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 17 19 19 21 21 22 23 24 26 27 27 28 28 29 30 30 30 30 31 32 33 33 34 35 35 36 36 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 43 43 44 45 46 47 47 48 48 48 48 49 50 51 51 51 52 52 53 54 55 55 55

Eric Reid Avery Johnson Odell Beckham Jr. Alfred Blue Jarrett Fobbs Craig Loston Tyrann Mathieu Zach Mettenberger Ego Ferguson Russell Shepard Nick Rice Spencer Ware Corey Thompson Dwayne Thomas Chris LaBorde Terrence Magee Jerrard Randall Jeremy Liggins Stephen Rivers Myles O’Brien Derrick Raymond Codie Henriques Paul Turner Tre’ Sullivan Ronnie Feist Lamar Louis Tharold Simon Ronald Martin Kenny Hilliard Dexter Alexander Kwon Alexander Jonathan Juneau Stephen Scardina Drew Alleman James Hairston Trent Domingue Colby Delahoussaye D.J. Welter Jalen Collins Jeremy Hill Vincent LeDuff Micah Eugene Lorenzo Phillips Tommy LeBeau Jalen Mills Cleveland Davis Brad Wing Jamie Keehn Michael Davis Jason Slaydon Rockey Duplessis Tabari Williams Travis Dickson Robert Smith Michael Ford Jerqwinick Sandolph Connor Neighbors J.C. Copeland Deion Jones Kevin Minter Tyler Edwards Jeremy Peeples Dillon Gordon Seth Fruge Devante Meullion Charles Mitchell Barkevious Mingo Reid Ferguson Trey Granier Logan Boudreaux Michael Petty Luke Muncie Gabe Langlois Grant Leger Justin Maclin Elliott Porter Jarrett Hardnett Logan Patty

S WR WR RB WR S CB QB DT WR LB RB S CB WR RB QB QB QB LB CB WR WR DB LB LB CB S RB DB LB RB FB PK PK PK/P PK LB CB RB S S LB S CB FB P P FB FB S RB TE WR RB S FB FB LB LB TE DL TE LB/HOLD FB TE DE SNP LB SNP LB LB OL LB DE OL LB LB

6-2 6-2 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-2 5-9 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-3 6-7 6-2 6-2 5-9 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-11 5-9 6-2 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-3 5-11 5-9 6-1 5-7 6-3 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-5 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-0

Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-1L Jr.-2L So.-SQ Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Jr.-1L So.-1L Sr.-3L Jr.-SQ Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-RS So.-SQ Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Fr.-RS So.-RS Fr.-HS So.-RS Fr.-RS So.-SQ Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Jr.-2L So.-1L So.-1L Jr.-SQ Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-1L So.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS So.-SQ Fr.-RS Fr.-HS So.-HS Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Jr.-SQ So.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Jr.-SQ Jr.-2L Jr.-SQ So.-SQ So.-SQ Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-SQ Jr.-1L Fr.-HS Jr.-2L Sr.-3L So.-SQ Fr.-HS Jr.-2L Fr.-RS So.-RS Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Jr.-2L Fr.-RS Fr.-RS So.-RS So.-SQ Jr.-SQ Fr.-HS

Geismar, La. (Dutchtown HS) Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS) New Orleans, La. (Newman HS) Boutte, La. (Hahnville HS) Shreveport, La. (Huntington HS) Aldine, Texas (Eisenhower HS) New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS) Watkinsville, Ga. (Butler (Kan.) CC) Frederick, Md. (Hargrave Military Academy) Houston, Texas (Cypress Ridge HS) Coppell, Texas (Coppell HS) Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton HS) Missouri City, Texas (Lawrence Elkins HS) New Orleans, La. (O.P. Walker HS) Lafayette, La. (Westminister HS) Franklinton, La. (Franklinton HS) Hollywood, Fla. (Mirimar HS) Oxford, Miss. (Lafayette HS) Athens, Ala. (Athens HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Woodlawn HS) Metairie, La. (East Jefferson HS) League City, Texas (Bay Area Christian HS) West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) Donaldsonville, La. (Donaldsonville HS) Edgard, La. (West St. John HS) Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge HS) Eunice, La. (Eunice HS) White Castle, La. (White Castle HS) Patterson, La. (Patterson HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Christian Life Academy) Oxford, Ala. (Oxford HS) Lafayette, La. (St. Thomas More HS) Baton Rouge, La. (St. Michael HS) Lafayette, La. (Acadiana HS) Dallas, Texas (Jesuit HS) Mandeville, La. (St. Paul���s HS) New Iberia, La. (New Iberia HS) Crowley, La. (Notre Dame HS) Olive Branch, Miss. (Olive Branch HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic HS) Lafayette, La. (Acadiana HS) Patterson, La. (Patterson HS) Monroe, La. (Ouachita Christian HS) DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS) Baton Rouge, La. (McKinley HS) Melbourne, Australia (Parkiew Baptist HS) Queensland, Australia (Rockhampton Grammar) Prairieville, La. (Dutchtown HS) Westlake, La. (Westlake HS) Belle Chasse, La. (Belle Chasse HS) Hiram, Ga. (Culver Academy) Ocean Springs, Miss. (Ocean Springs HS) Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood HS) Leesville, La. (Leesville HS) Boutte, La. (Hahnville HS) Huntsville, Ala. (Huntsville HS) LaGrange, Ga. (Troup County HS) New Orleans, La. (Jesuit HS) Suwanee, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge HS) Monroe, La. (Ouachita Parish HS) Selma, La. (Selma HS River Ridge, La. (John Curtis HS) Welsh, La. (Notre Dame HS) Seattle, Wash. (Chief Stealth International HS) Houston, Texas (Strake Jesuit HS) West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) Buford, Ga. (Buford HS) Thibodaux, La. (Thibodaux HS) St. Amant, La. (St. Amant HS) Alexandria, La. (Alexandria Senior HS) Klein, Texas (Oak HS) Prairieville, La. (Port Neches Groves HS) Metairie, La. (Jesuit HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway HS) Westwego, La. (Kentucky) Baton Rouge, La. (Woodlawn HS) Baton Rouge, La. (St. Michael HS)

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208 180 183 215 195 208 175 222 283 185 229 223 205 170 185 212 180 270 212 210 175 180 186 179 225 220 187 199 240 188 220 198 247 183 200 177 174 226 184 225 211 194 200 190 180 260 184 195 204 198 209 167 230 183 215 180 233 280 200 242 235 240 265 200 240 200 240 235 225 210 185 220 312 215 241 278 235 216

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Pos.

87 27 28 78 30 98 71 57 3 4 86 51 83 88 32 70 44 73 39 36 30 41 61 30 77 40 83 68 66 89 47 34 60 76 22 9 50 5 42 48 48 51 30 55 65 19 33 27 85 94 72 84 96 90 62 85 2 91 45 58 28 63 38 13 80 89 52 35 33 53 16 93 64 6 23 54 14

DE DB LB OG PK DE OL LB WR RB WR SNP TE TE DB OG FB OT FB RB PK TE C PK/P DT S WR OG OL DE TE DB OL OT LB DT SNP WR RB LB/HOLD TE LB PK LB OL WR RB RB WR DL OT TE DL DT LB WR WR DL LB LB RB LB P WR WR WR OL S S LB QB DT C S LB DE RB

Chancey Aghayere Dexter Alexander Kwon Alexander Vadal Alexander Drew Alleman Jordan Allen Jonah Austin Lamin Barrow Odell Beckham Jr. Alfred Blue Kadron Boone Logan Boudreaux Allen Buniger Chase Clement Jalen Collins La’El Collins J.C. Copeland Chris Davenport Michael Davis Cleveland Davis Colby Delahoussaye Travis Dickson Ben Domingue Trent Domingue Josh Downs Rockey Duplessis Travin Dural Josh Dworaczyk Derek Edinburgh Jr. Lavar Edwards Tyler Edwards Micah Eugene Fehoko Faniaka Chris Faulk Ronnie Feist Ego Ferguson Reid Ferguson Jarrett Fobbs Michael Ford Seth Fruge Dillon Gordon Trey Granier James Hairston Jarrett Hardnett Jerald Hawkins Codie Henriques Jeremy Hill Kenny Hilliard Kavahra Holmes Danielle Hunter Alex Hurst Nic Jacobs Mickey Johnson Anthony Johnson Edwin Johnson Jordan Johnson Avery Johnson A’Trey-U Jones Deion Jones Tahj Jones Jonathan Juneau Branch Kampe Jamie Keehn Chris LaBorde Jarvis Landry Jeffrey Lang Gabe Langlois Tommy LeBeau Vincent LeDuft Grant Leger Jeremy Liggins Bennie Logan P.J. Lonergan Craig Loston Lamar Louis Justin Maclin Terrence Magee

2012 Roster 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 83 83 84 85 85 86 87 88 89 89 90 91 93 94 95 96 98 99

Trai Turner Lamin Barrow Tahj Jones Jermauria Rasco Fehoko Fanaika Ben Domingue Edwin Johnson Branch Kampe P.J. Lonergan Jerald Hawkins Derek Edinburgh Jr. Corey White Josh Dworaczyk La’El Collins Jonah Austin Alex Hurst Chris Davenport Josh Williford Evan Washington Chris Faulk Josh Downs Vadal Alexander Jarvis Landry Armand Williams James Wright Travin Dural Allen Buniger Nic Jacobs Kavahra Holmes Jordan Johnson Kadron Boone Chancey Aghayere Chase Clement Lavar Edwards Jeffrey Lang Anthony Johnson A’Trey-U Jones Bennie Logan Danielle Hunter Quentin Thomas Mickey Johnson Jordan Allen Sam Montgomery

OL LB LB DE OL C LB LB C OL OL OL OG OG OT OT OT OG OL OT DT OT WR WR WR WR TE TE WR WR WR DE TE DE WR DT DL DT DL DT DT DE DE

6-2 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-6 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-4 6-6 6-7 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-6 6-6 6-4 6-7 6-5 6-6 6-1 6-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-5 6-5 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-3 5-11 6-6 6-4

332 229 205 255 340 272 210 200 305 290 325 328 301 320 322 340 320 324 326 325 287 315 190 200 201 170 257 253 180 175 195 279 251 264 188 310 271 287 235 279 310 252 245

Fr-RS Jr.-2L Jr.-2L So.-1L Jr.-JC Jr.-SQ Sr.-Trf. Fr.-RS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-RS Sr.-3L So.-SQ Fr.-RS Sr.-3L Jr.-SQ Jr.-2L So.-SQ Jr.-2L Sr.-3L Fr.-HS So.-1L So.-SQ Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-SQ So.-SQ Fr.-HS Jr.-RS Jr.-2L Sr.-3L Sr.-3L Sr.-3L So.-SQ So.-1L Jr.-RS Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-RS Fr.-RS So.-SQ Jr.-2L

New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS) Marrero, La. (John Ehret HS) Sulphur, La. (Sulphur HS) Shreveport, La. (Evangel HS) Sacramento, Calif. (College of San Mateo) Lafayette, La. (St. Thomas More HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Grambling Univ.) Oakland, Mich. (Shrine Catholic HS) New Orleans, La. (Rummel HS) Baldwin, La. (West St. Mary HS) New Orleans, La. (Karr HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Capitol HS) New Iberia, La. (Catholic-New Iberia HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist HS) New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS) Bartlett, Tenn. (Arlington HS) Mansfield, La. (Mansfield HS) Dothan, Ala. (Houston Academy) DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS) Slidell, La. (Northshore HS) Bastrop, La. (Bastrop HS) Buford, Ga. (Buford HS) Convent, La. (Lutcher HS) Slidell, La. (Slidell HS) Belle Chase, La. (Belle Chase HS) Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge HS) New Orleans, La. (West Jefferson HS) Many, La. (Many HS) Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge HS) Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood HS) Ocala, Fla. (Ocala Trinity HS) Garland, Texas (Garland HS) Thibodaux, La. (E.D. White HS) Gretna, La. (Desire Street Academy) Benton, La. (Benton HS) New Orleans, La. (O.P. Walker HS) Tickfaw, La. (Hammond HS) Coushatta, La. (Red River HS) Katy, Texas (Morton Ranch HS) Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge HS) Covington, La. (St. Paul’s HS) West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) Greenwood, S.C. (Greenwood HS)

26 7 8 48 36 49 46 48 99 52 43 17 55 47 51 35 55 15 59 19 1 10 17 43 29 10 24 39 41 21 13 95 12 56 21 11 75 31 67 40 81 74 38 82

INTRO

Ronald Martin Tyrann Mathieu Zach Mettenberger Devante Meullion Jalen Mills Barkevious Mingo Kevin Minter Charles Mitchell Sam Montgomery Luke Muncie Connor Neighbors Myles O’Brien Logan Patty Jeremy Peeples Michael Petty Lorenzo Phillips Elliott Porter Jerrard Randall Jermauria Rasco Derrick Raymond Eric Reid Nick Rice Stephen Rivers Jerqwinick Sandolph Stephen Scardina Russell Shepard Tharold Simon Jason Slaydon Robert Smith Tre’ Sullivan Dwayne Thomas Quentin Thomas Corey Thompson Trai Turner Paul Turner Spencer Ware Evan Washington D.J. Welter Corey White Tabari Williams Armand Williams Josh Williford Brad Wing James Wright

DB CB QB FB CB DE LB TE DE LB FB LB LB DL LB LB OL QB DE CB S LB QB S FB WR CB FB WR DB CB DL S OL WR RB OL LB OL RB WR OG P WR

Pronunciation Guide PLAYERS 87 Chancey Aghayere 78 Vadal Alexander 30 Drew Alleman         57 Lamin Barrow     86 Kadron Boone     88 Chase Clement         70 La’El Collins 61 Ben Domingue 83 Travin Dural 68 Josh Dworaczyk 60 Fehoko Fanaika 22 Ronnie Feist 48 Seth Fruge 51 Trey Granier 85 Kavahra Holmes 91 A’Trey-U Jones 58 Tahj Jones 23 Lamar Louis 7     Tyrann Mathieu 49 Barkevious Mingo     43 Jerqwinick Sandolph 24 Tharold Simon

Ah-gah-yair-ee vuh-Dall Al-uh-maw luh-Meen Kay-drun Clay-maw Lah-ell Doe-mang Tray-vin Duh-ross-ic fuh-Hoe-koe fuh-Nye-kuh Feast Fru-zhay Grahn-yay kuh-Vah-ruh uh-Tray-U Tahzh Lewis Ty-run Matthew Bar-kee-vee-us Jer-qwin-ick Sye-munn

COACHES Thomas McGaughey Greg Studrawa   

muh-Gay-hee Stu-drah-wah

3Running Back Alfred Blue

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Bold type indicates returning starter

Offense X LT

82 86 81

James Wright Kadron Boone Armand Williams

6-2 6-0 6-3

201 195 200

Jr.-2L Jr.-2L So.-SQ

76 73

Chris Faulk Chris Davenport

6-6 6-4

325 320

Jr.-2L Jr.-SQ

LG 70 La’el Collins 6-5 320 -or- 68 Josh Dworaczyk 6-6 301 C 64 P. J. Lonergan 6-4 305 55 Elliott Porter 6-4 278 61 Ben Domingue 6-3 272 RG 74 Josh Williford 6-7 324 56 Trai Turner 6-2 332 RT 72 Alex Hurst 6-6 340 78 Vadal Alexander 6-6 315 71 Jonah Austin 6-6 322 Y 88 Chase Clement 6-5 251 84 Nic Jacobs 6-5 253 -or- 41 Travis Dickson 6-3 230 -or 47 Tyler Edwards 6-4 235 Z 3 Odell Beckham Jr. 5-11 183 10 Russell Shepard 6-1 185 3-Wide 80 Jarvis Landry 6-0 190 21 Paul Turner 5-11 186 QB 8 Zach Mettenberger 6-5 222 17 Stephen Rivers 6-7 220 15 Jerrard Randall 6-1 180 RB 11 Spencer Ware 5-11 223 -or- 42 Michael Ford 5-10 215 -or- 4 Alfred Blue 6-2 215 -or- 27 Kenny Hilliard 5-11 240 33 Jeremy Hill 6-2 225

So.-SQ Sr.-3L

FB

44 43

J.C. Copeland Connor Neighbors

Special Teams

Sr.-3L So.-SQ Jr.-SQ Jr.-2L Fr.-RS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Fr.-RS Sr.-3L So.-SQ So.-SQ Sr.-3L So.-1L Sr.-3L So.-1L Fr.-RS Jr.-1L Fr.-RS Fr.-RS Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Jr.-2L So.-1L Fr.-HS

6-1 5-10

280 233

Jr.-1L So.-SQ

PK

30 30

Drew Alleman James Hairston

5-11 6-0

183 200

Sr.-1L So.-1L

KO

30 30

James Hairston Drew Alleman

6-0 5-11

200 182

So.-1L Sr.-1L

PR 7 33

Tyrann Mathieu Odell Beckham, Jr.

5-9 5-11

180 183

Jr.-2L So.-1L

6-3 5-11

184 220

So.-1L Jr.-2L

Russell Shepard Odell Beckham, Jr.

6-1 5-11

185 183

Sr.-3L So.-1L

Brad Wing Drew Alleman James Hairston

6-3 5-11 6-0

184 183 200

So.-1L Sr.-1L So.-1L

Reid Ferguson

6-2

235

Fr.-HS

HOLD 38 Brad Wing 48 Seth Fruge KOR 10 33 P 38 30 30 SNP 50

Defense

DE 49 Barkevious Mingo 6-5 240 87 Chancey Aghayere 6-4 279 54 Justin Maclin 6-4 241 DT 90 Anthony Johnson 6-3 294 9 Ego Ferguson 6-3 283 77 Josh Downs 6-1 287 DT 93 Bennie Logan 6-3 287 95 Quentin Thomas 6-3 279 DE 99 Sam Montgomery 6-4 260 89 Lavar Edwards 6-5 264 -or- 59 Jermauria Rasco 6-3 225 -or- 98 Jordan Allen 6-6 252 Sam 58 Tahj Jones 6-2 205 23 Lamar Louis 6-0 220 37 Kwon Alexander 6-2 220 Mike 46 Kevin Minter 6-2 242 31 D.J. Welter 6-0 226 51 Trey Granier 6-1 225

Jr.-2L Sr.-3L So.-SQ

Will 52 Luke Muncie 57 Lamin Barrow 22 Ronnie Feist CB 7 Tyrann Mathieu 32 Jalen Collins 13 Dwayne Thomas SS 6 Craig Loston 34 Micah Eugene

So.-1L So.-1L Sr.-3L Jr.-2L Fr.-RS Jr.-2L Sr.-3L So.-1L So.-SQ Jr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Jr.-2L So.-SQ Fr.-HS

6-3 6-2 6-2

220 229 225

Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Fr.-HS

5-9 6-1 6-1

180 184 170

Jr.-2L Fr.-SQ Fr.-HS

6-2 5-11

208 194

Jr.-2L Fr.-RS

FS 1 Eric Reid 6-2 208 26 Ronald Martin 6-1 200 CB 24 Tharold Simon 6-3 187 32 Jalen Collins 6-1 184 36 Jalen Mills 6-0 180

Jr.-2L So.-1L So. Fr.-RS Fr.-HS

Center P.J. Lonergan

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INTRO

The LSU Offense LSU returns six starters - including four on the offensive line – and its top four running backs from last year’s squad that won the Southeastern Conference title and spent 11 weeks ranked No. 1 in nation. A year ago, LSU tied a school-record with 35 rushing touchdowns as the Tigers used a powerful running game to dominate most of its opponents. LSU won all but one game by double-figures in 2011 as the Tigers took advantage of its efficiency on offense to overwhelm the opposition. LSU ranked second in the nation in turnover margin, converted on 45 percent on their third-down opportunities and ranked fourth in the nation in redzone chances by scoring on 57-of-61 opportunities (44 TDs, 13 FGs) on its way to scoring 40 or more points a school-record nine times a year ago. LSU capped the year averaging 35.7 points and 355.1 total yards per game (202.6 rushing, 152.5 passing) on its way going 13-1 overall and reaching the BCS National Championship Game for the third time in school history. With the departure of senior quarterbacks Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson, LSU turns the offense over to junior Zach Mettenberger in 2012. Mettenberger will have the luxury of playing behind an offensive line that has a combined 102 starts between them and with a stable of running backs that combined for 2,438 yards and 30 touchdowns a year ago. The Tigers also return two of their top four receivers from a year ago in Odell Beckham Jr. and Russell Shepard giving LSU a chance for more big play opportunities in the passing game.

Quarterbacks

Zach Mettenberger (6-5, 225, Jr.), a junior college All-America in 2010, is the only quarterback on the roster with game experience for the Tigers as the junior played in five contests a year ago, all in a backup role. In what action he did see, Mettenberger showed the ability to both run (25-yard rush vs. Ole Miss) and pass (19-yard TD vs. Northwestern State), while also displaying the traits necessary to win in the SEC. Mettenberger used the spring to establish himself as a leader on offense, taking charge in the huddle and gaining the confidence of his teammates. Mettenberger will be backed up by a pair of redshirt freshmen in Stephen Rivers (6-7, 225, Fr.-RS) and Jerrard Randall (6-1, 180, Fr.-RS). Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers starting quarterback Phillip Rivers, has gained over 30 pounds since enrolling at LSU and has a big arm with nice accuracy. Randall has displayed the ability to make plays with both his arm and his feet and could be called on to help the Tigers with quarterback runs.

Running Backs

The Tigers return their top four rushers from a year ago led by Michael Ford (5-10, 215, Jr.-2L) and Spencer Ware (5-11, 223, Jr.-2L), who rushed for 756 and 707 yards, respectively. Ware got the bulk of the starts (10) for the Tigers in 2011 with Ford starting three times and Alfred Blue (6-2, 215, Jr.-2L) once. Blue added 539 yards and seven TDs, while Kenny Hilliard emerged late in the year as a powerful back and tied for team-high honors along with Ware with eight touchdowns. The foursome accounted for 30 rushing touchdowns as they become the first group of running backs in school history to finish a season with at least seven rushing touchdowns each. Newcomer Jeremy Hill (6-2, 225, Fr.-HS) and sophomore Terrence Magee (5-9, 212, So.-SQ) add depth to what his perhaps the deepest and talented backfield in school history.

Fullback

The fullback plays a prominent role in the LSU offense and wrecking ball J.C. Copeland (6-1, 280, Jr.-1L) provides the Tigers with the perfect disposition for the spot. A converted defensive lineman, Copeland can be seen on film taking on defensive tackles or linebackers with ease, opening holes for the Tiger running game. Copeland played in all 14 games in 2011, starting four times. He will be counted on for the bulk of the fullback responsibilities after sharing snaps with departed senior James Stampley last year. Connor Neighbors (5-10, 233, So.-SQ) will backup Copeland at the position.

Tight End

Just as the fullback plays a key role in the Tiger offense, so does that of the tight end as LSU likes to mix and match personnel at the position depending on the situation. LSU will go at least four-deep at tight end in 2012 with senior Chase Clement (6-5, 251, Sr.-3L) and Nic Jacobs (6-5, 253, So.-SQ) topping the depth chart going into the fall. Clement gives the Tigers a devastating blocker at the position but is also someone who has shown to be an asset in the passing game. Clement caught seven passes for 96 yards and one TD a year ago. Jacobs has all of the physical tools to excel at tight end for the Tigers, all he lacks is game experience which should come his way early in 2012. Senior Tyler Edwards (6-4, 235, Sr.-3L) and sophomore Travis Dickson (6-3, 230, So.-SQ) will both see action in 2012 and give the Tigers quality depth at the position. Edwards and Dickson are both younger brothers of former LSU starting tight ends – Eric Edwards, who was on the 2003 national championship team and Richard Dickson, who played on the 2007 national title squad.

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger

Offensive Line

Perhaps the most experienced and talented unit on the field for the Tigers in 2012 will be that of the offensive line as LSU returns five players who have combined for 102 starts, including three players with at least 24 career starts to their credit. Sixth-year senior Josh Dworaczyk (6-6, 301, Sr.-3L), who missed all of last season with a knee injury, leads the team with 26 starts, all coming at left guard. Dworaczyk, who was granted a sixth year by the NCAA during the spring, is 100 percent and goes into the fall in a battle with La’el Collins (6-5, 320, So.-SQ) for the starting spot. Senior P.J. Lonergan (6-4, 305, Sr.3L) returns as LSU’s center after starting there 11 times in 2012. Lonergan has 25 career starts at center and gives the Tigers a combination of power and smarts at the position. Lonergan will be backed up by Elliott Porter (6-4, 278, So.-SQ), who did not play last year. Porter was moved to center during the spring, showing immediate promise, and will likely see action at that spot in 2012. Josh Williford (6-7, 324, Jr.-2L) returns as LSU’s starter at right guard, although he can play on either side of the center. Williford, the biggest of LSU’s linemen, has 13 career starts to his credit, 12 coming at right guard and one at left guard. Williford will be backed up by Trai Turner (6-2, 332, Fr.-RS). LSU’s two tackles – Chris Faulk (6-6, 325, Jr.-2L) and Alex Hurst (6-6, 340, Sr.-3L) – are considered among the best in the SEC and they provide the Tigers consistency on the line. Faulk, a second-team All-SEC pick in 2011, started all but one game at left tackle last year. He has all of the tools necessary – size, power, knowledge, footwork – to play at the next level. Chris Davenport (6-4, 320, Jr.-SQ), a converted defensive tackle, will backup Faulk at left tackle. Hurst, a first-team All-SEC pick in 2011, has started 24 games at right tackle over the last two seasons for the Tigers and will go down as one of the best at his position in school history. A pair of freshmen in Jonah Austin (6-6, 322, Fr.-RS) and Vadal Alexander (6-6, 315, Fr.-HS) will backup Hurst at right tackle.

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The LSU Defense Despite losing a pair of first round draft picks in cornerback Morris Claiborne and defensive tackle Michael Brockers, LSU’s defense should be every bit as good as it was in 2011 when the Tigers ranked among the top five in the nation in four categories. Now in its fourth season under coordinator John Chavis, the Tiger defense appears to be deeper and talented as ever with the return of six starters, including a pair of first team All-Americans in defensive end Sam Montgomery and cornerback Tyrann Mathieu. In 2011, LSU rode its outstanding defense to a 13-0 regular season record and a berth in the national championship game. The Tigers capped the year ranked in the nation’s top five in four key categories: total defense (No. 2 at 261.5 yards per game), scoring defense (No. 2 at 11.3 points per game), pass efficiency defense (No. 3 with a 95.6 rating) and rushing defense (No. 5 at 90.1 yards per game). The Tigers scored five defensive TDs in 2011 and held opponents to only six first half touchdowns all season. LSU also forced 30 turnovers and registered 39 sacks on its way to becoming one of the most productive defenses in school history. The Tigers are expected to use the same approach in 2012, using the speed and power of its line along with a talented group of playmakers in the secondary that should once again make the defense the cornerstone to LSU’s success.

Defensive Ends

Two of the most productive defensive ends in school history return in 2012 as Sam Montgomery (6-4, 260, Jr.-2L) and Barkevious Mingo (6-5, 240, Jr.-2L) are back after having breakout seasons in 2011. Montgomery, a first team All-America, led the Tigers with 9.0 sacks and was second to Mingo in tackles for loss with 13.5. Mingo, who resembles a hybrid linebacker, can play with his hand in the dirt or standing up and gives the Tigers a player with an explosive first-step at the line of scrimmage. Mingo led the Tigers with 15.0 tackles for loss in 2011 to go along with 8.0 sacks. Chancey Aghayere (6-4, 279, Sr.-3L), Lavar Edwards (6-5, 264, Sr.-3L) and Jermauria Rasco (6-3, 225, So.-1L) will all be among the rotation at behind Montgomery and Mingo at defensive end for the Tigers.

Defensive Tackles

A year ago, Michael Brockers burst onto the scene as a little-known defensive tackle and made an immediate impact, eventually being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Now it’s Bennie Logan’s (6-3, 287, Jr.-2L) turn as the second-year starter assumes the role as the leader up front for the Tigers after having a breakout season in 2011 when he finished with 57 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. Logan is dominating at the point of attack and has the size and power to battle down-after-down in the trenches. Anthony Johnson (6-3, 294, So.-1L) will line up alongside Logan at the other tackle position, giving the Tigers a powerful 1-2 punch in the middle. Two other players with plenty of experience – Josh Downs (6-1, 287, Sr.-3L) and Ego Ferguson (63, 283, So.-1L) will be in the playing time rotation at tackle for the Tigers.

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Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu

Linebackers

If there was a weakness last year on defense for the Tigers, it was at linebacker where the Tigers were forced to use a pair of converted safeties in the rotation. One of the bright spots at linebacker for the Tigers last year was Kevin Minter (6-2, 242, Jr.-2L), who took over in the middle and responded with 61 tackles in his first season as a starter. Minter, who is an every down player, is a hard-hitter who has a knack for finding the football. D.J. Welter (6-0, 226, So.-SQ) and rookie Trey Granier (6-1, 225, Fr.HS) are slated to backup Minter in the middle. On the outside, Tahj Jones (6-2, 205, Jr.-2L) is coming off a great spring and emerged as the starter at Sam linebacker. Luke Muncie (6-3, 220, Jr.-2L) or Lamin Barrow (6-2, 229, Jr.-2L) will be the starter at the Will linebacker spot.

Cornerback

When you think of playmakers on defense, Tyrann Mathieu (5-9, 175, Jr.-2L) has to be the first name to come to mind. In just two years with the Tigers, Mathieu has established himself as a takeaway artist, creating 14 turnovers (8 fumble recoveries, 4 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles recovered by teammate), while leading the Tigers in tackles in 2011 with 76 stops. Mathieu, a Heisman Trophy finalist and National Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, is listed as a cornerback, but he roams the field looking for play-making opportunities. He’s scored four touchdowns in two years, two on fumble returns and the other two on punt returns making him one of college football’s most dynamic players. Tharold Simon (6-3, 187, Jr.-2L) will line up opposite Mathieu at cornerback, giving the Tigers a tremendous cover-corner, much like that of 2012 first round NFL Draft pick Morris Claiborne. Jalen Collins (6-1, 184, Fr.-RS) came out of the spring as LSU’s No. 3 cornerback and can play on either side of the field.

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Safety Eric Reid

Safeties

Eric Reid (6-2, 208, Jr.-2L), a hard-hitter in the secondary, will start at free safety again for the Tigers in 2012 after tying with Mathieu for team-high honors in tackles with 76 a year ago. Reid, who is also a standout in the classroom, combines his ability and football intellect to give the Tigers one of the top safeties in college football in 2012. Ronald Martin (6-1, 200, So.-1L) will backup Reid at free safety. Craig Loston (6-2, 208, Jr.-2L) takes over at strong safety this year after serving as a backup to NFL draft pick Brandon Taylor last season. Loston has tremendous tools and can defend against the pass or the run with equal effectiveness. Micah Eugene (5-11, 194, Fr.-RS) will back up Loston at strong safety and will likely see action in nickel and dime situations for the Tigers.

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The LSU Special Teams LSU had one of its best seasons ever on special teams in 2011 as the Tigers were ranked among the national leaders in nearly every category. Despite a pair of first time starters in placekicker Drew Alleman and punter Brad Wing, LSU’s kicking game was nearly flawless as the Tigers converted on 16-of-18 field goals and ranked third in the nation in net punting with a 41.2 average. LSU scored four touchdowns on special teams – three by Tyrann Mathieu and one on a 99-yard kickoff return against West Virginia by Morris Claiborne. Wing and Alleman, along with kickoff specialists James Hairston, return to lead the kicking game for the Tigers in 2012, while Mathieu is expected to once again return punts. Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Russell Shepard will serve as LSU’s kickoff returners. The Tigers will have a first-time starter at deep snapper in 2012 in true freshman Reid Ferguson, while Wing will again serve as the holder on placekicks.

Placekicker

Drew Alleman (5-11, 183, Sr.-1L) returns as LSU’s placekicker after converting on 16-of-18 field goals and 62-of-63 extra-point attempts in his first year as a starter in 2011. Alleman’s 88.9 percent success rate ranked first in school history and helped him earn second team All-SEC honors a year ago. James Hairston (6-0, 225, So.-1L) emerged as LSU’s kickoff specialist in his true freshman season in 2011 and he will likely remain in that role this year. Hairston, a freshman All-SEC pick a year ago, will serve as Alleman’s backup for placekicks.

Punter

Brad Wing (6-3, 184, So.-1L) became just the second player in LSU history to earn first team All-America honors at punter a year ago after he helped the Tigers to a 41.2 net punting average, third best in the nation. Wing, a left-footed kicker with roots to Australian Rules Football, averaged 44.4 yards on 59 punts. He had a knack for having his kicks stick on contact as 27 of his 59 punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. Wing twice earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in 2011 and his booming kicks allowed the Tigers to hold opponents to a total of 73 punt return yards all season.

Return Specialist

Tyrann Mathieu (5-9, 175, Jr.-2L) will handle punt return duty for the Tigers again in 2012 after averaging 15.6 yards on 27 returns in his first year at the position. Mathieu had game-changing returns for touchdowns in wins over Arkansas and Georgia in the SEC title game and was named first team AllAmerica. Odell Beckham Jr. (5-11, 183, So.-1L) will double as the backup punt returner and will also handling kickoff return duties for the Tigers. Russell Shepard (6-1, 185, Sr.-3L) and Jarvis Landry (6-0, 190, So.-1L) are both expected to contribute in the return game.

Team Breakdown BASIC OFFENSE: Multiple BASIC DEFENSE: 4-3

Letterwinners Returning: Offense: Defense: Special Teams:

41 18 20 3

Starters

Lost: Offense: Defense: Special Teams:

23 10 11 2

Returning: Offense: Defense: Special Teams:

15 6 6 3

Lost: Offense: Defense: Special Teams:

14 7 6 1

Starters Returning (14)

Starters Lost (13)

Offense (6) Chris Faulk (6-6, 325, Jr.-2L) LT C P.J. Lonergan (6-4, 305, Sr.-3L) RG Josh Williford (6-7, 324, Jr. -2L) RT Alex Hurst (6-6, 340, Sr.-3L) WR Odell Beckham Jr., (5-11, 183, So.-1L) RB Spencer Ware (5-11, 223, Jr.-2L)

Offense (7) WR Rueben Randle (6-4, 208, Jr.-3L) LG Will Blackwell (6-4, 303, Sr.-4L) C/G T-Bob Hebert (6-3, 304, Sr.-4L) TE Deangelo Peterson (6-4, 235, Sr.-4L) QB Jordan Jefferson (6-5, 225, Sr.-4L) QB Jarrett Lee (6-2, 206, Sr.-4L) FB James Stampley (5-10, 239, Sr.-3L)

Defense (6) DE Sam Montgomery (6-4, 255, Jr.-2L) DT Bennie Logan (6-3, 287, Jr.-2L) DE Barkevious Mingo (6-5, 240, Jr.-2L) LB Kevin Minter (6-2, 242, Jr.-2L) CB Tyrann Mathieu (5-9, 175, Jr.-2L) Eric Reid (6-2, 208, Jr.-2L) FS

Defense (5) DT Michael Brockers (6-6, 306, So.-2L) LB Stefoin Francois (6-1, 223, Sr.-3L) LB Ryan Baker (6-0, 236, Sr.-4L) CB Morris Claiborne (6-0, 185, Jr.-3L) SS Brandon Taylor (6-0, 194, Sr.-4L)

Special Teams (3) PK Drew Alleman (5-11, 183, Sr.-1L) KO James Hairston (6-0, 224, So.-1L) Brad Wing (6-3, 184, So.-1L) P

Special Teams (1) KOR Morris Claiborne (6-0, 185, Jr.-3L)

Returning Statistical Leaders RUSHING

G-GS

ATT

YDS

AVG

TD YPG

Michael Ford Spencer Ware Alfred Blue Kenny Hilliard

14-3 13-10 13-1 13-0

127 177 78 62

756 707 539 336

6.0 4.0 6.9 5.4

7 8 7 8

PASSING

54.0 54.4 41.5 25.8

G-GS

EFFIC

A-C-INT

PCT. YARDS

TD YPG

Zach Mettenberger 5-0

172.9

11-8-0

72.7

92

1

RECEIVING

G-GS

REC. YARDS

AVG.

TD

Odell Beckham Jr. Russell Shepard

14-9 11-4

41 14

11.6 13.6

2 4

TACKLES

G-GS

TOTAL

TFL

SACKS

INT

PBU

FF-FR

Tyrann Mathieu Eric Reid Kevin Minter Bennie Logan Sam Montgomery Barkevious Mingo

13-13 13-13 14-11 14-13 14-11 14-4

76 (59-17) 76 (53-23) 61 (21-40) 57 (22-35) 49 (23-26) 46 (21-25)

7.5-45 2.0-10 3.5-15 6.5-17 13.5-63 15.0-93

1.5-10 0-0 1.0-7 3.0-13 9.0-55 8.0-60

2-16 2-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

9 3 1 1 0 0

6-5 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

475 190

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Series Record vs. 2012 Opponents

INTRO North Texas LSU leads 3-0 1995: LSU, 49-7 1999: LSU, 52-0 2005: LSU, 56-3

Oct. 21 at Baton Rouge Sept. 11 at Baton Rouge Nov. 29 at Baton Rouge

At Baton Rouge: LSU leads 3-0 Les Miles vs. North Texas: 2-0

Washington LSU leads 2-0 1983: LSU, 40-14 2009: LSU, 31-23

Sept. 24 at Baton Rouge Sept. 5 at Seattle

At Baton Rouge: LSU leads 1-0 At Seattle: LSU leads 1-0 Les Miles vs. Washington: 1-0

Idaho LSU leads 1-0 1998: LSU, 53-20

Sept. 26 at Baton Rouge

At Baton Rouge: Les Miles vs. Idaho:

LSU leads 1-0 First Meeting

Auburn LSU leads 25-20-1 1901: AU, 28-0 1902: LSU, 5-0 1903: AU, 12-0 1908: LSU, 10-2 1912: AU, 7-0 1913: AU, 7-0 1924: AU, 3-0 1926: LSU, 10-0 1927: LSU, 9-0 1934: LSU, 20-6 1935: LSU, 6-0 1936: LSU, 19-6 1937: LSU, 9-7 1938: AU, 28-6 1939: AU, 21-7 1940: LSU, 21-13 1941: Tie, 7-7 1942: AU, 25-7 1969: LSU, 21-20 1970: LSU, 17-9 1972: LSU, 35-7 1973: LSU, 20-6 1980: LSU, 21-17 1981: AU, 19-7 1988: LSU, 7-6 1989: AU, 10-6 1992: AU, 30-28 1993: AU, 34-10 1994: AU, 30-26 1995: LSU, 12-6 1996: LSU, 19-15 1997: AU, 31-28 1998: LSU, 31-19 1999: AU, 41-7 2000: AU, 34-17 2001: LSU, 27-14 2002: AU, 31-7 2003: LSU, 31-7 2004: AU, 10-9 2005: LSU, 20-17 (OT) 2006: AU, 7-3 2007: LSU, 30-24 2008: LSU, 26-21 2009: LSU, 31-10 2010: AU, 24-17 2011: LSU, 45-10

Nov. 20 at Baton Rouge Oct. 27 at Baton Rouge Nov. 11 at Auburn Oct. 31 at Auburn Nov. 9 at Mobile Nov. 1 at Mobile Oct. 25 at Birmingham Oct. 16 at Montgomery Oct. 15 at Montgomery Oct. 13 at Baton Rouge Nov. 2 at Baton Rouge Nov. 14 at Birmingham Nov. 13 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Birmingham Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 16 at Birmingham Nov. 15 at Baton Rouge Nov. 14 at Birmingham Oct. 25 at Baton Rouge Oct. 24 at Auburn Oct. 14 at Baton Rouge Oct. 13 at Auburn Oct. 11 at Baton Rouge Oct. 10 at Auburn Oct. 8 at Baton Rouge Oct. 14 at Auburn Sept. 19 at Auburn Sept. 18 at Baton Rouge Sept. 17 at Auburn Sept.16 at Baton Rouge Sept. 21 at Auburn Sept. 20 at Baton Rouge Sept. 19 at Auburn Sept. 18 at Baton Rouge Sept. 16 at Auburn Dec. 1 at Baton Rouge Oct. 26 at Auburn Oct. 25 at Baton Rouge Sept. 18 at Auburn Oct. 22 at Baton Rouge Sept. 16 at Auburn Oct. 20 at Baton Rouge Sept. 20 at Auburn Oct. 24 at Baton Rouge Oct. 23 at Auburn Oct. 22 at Baton Rouge

At Baton Rouge: LSU leads, 15-5-1 At Auburn: AU leads, 10-6

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Towson First Meeting

Florida Florida leads 30-25-3 1937: LSU, 19-0 1941: LSU, 10-7 1953: Tie, 21-21 1954: LSU, 20-7 1955: UF, 18-14 1956: UF, 21-6 1957: UF, 22-14 1958: LSU, 10-7 1959: LSU, 9-0 1960: UF, 13-10 1961: LSU, 23-0 1962: LSU, 23-0 1963: LSU, 14-0 1964: UF, 20-6 1965: UF, 14-7 1966: UF, 28-7 1967: LSU, 37-6 1971: LSU, 48-7 1972: Tie, 3-3 1973: LSU, 24-3 1974: UF, 24-14 1975: UF, 34-6 1976: UF, 28-23 1977: LSU, 36-14 1978: LSU, 34-21 1979: LSU, 20-3 1980: LSU, 24-7 1981: UF, 24-10 1982: LSU, 24-13 1983: UF, 31-17 1984: Tie, 21-21 1985: UF, 20-0 1986: LSU, 28-17 1987: LSU, 13-10 1988: UF, 19-6 1989: UF, 16-13 1990: UF, 34-8 1991: UF, 16-0 1992: UF, 28-21 1993: UF, 58-3 1994: UF, 42-18 1995: UF, 28-10 1996: UF, 56-13 1997: LSU 28-21 1998: UF, 22-10 1999: UF, 31-10 2000: UF, 41-9 2001: UF, 44-15 2002: LSU, 36-7 2003: UF, 19-7 2004: LSU, 24-21 2005: LSU, 21-17 2006: UF, 23-10 2007: LSU, 28-24 2008: UF, 51-21 2009: UF, 13-3 2010: LSU, 33-29 2011: LSU, 41-11

Sept. 25 at Baton Rouge Oct. 25 at Baton Rouge Oct. 24 at Gainesville Oct. 23 at Baton Rouge Oct. 15 at Gainesville Oct. 27 at Baton Rouge Oct. 26 at Gainesville Oct. 25 at Baton Rouge Oct. 24 at Gainesville Oct. 22 at Baton Rouge Oct. 28 at Gainesville Oct. 27 at Baton Rouge Oct. 26 at Gainesville Nov. 28 at Baton Rouge Oct. 2 at Gainesville Oct. 22 at Baton Rouge Oct. 7 at Gainesville Oct. 9 at Baton Rouge Nov. 25 at Gainesville Oct. 6 at Baton Rouge Oct. 5 at Gainesville Oct. 4 at Baton Rouge Oct. 2 at Gainesville Oct. 1 at Baton Rouge Oct. 7 at Gainesville Oct. 6 at Baton Rouge Oct. 4 at Gainesville Oct. 3 at Baton Rouge Oct. 2 at Gainesville Oct. 1 at Baton Rouge Sept. 8 at Gainesville Oct. 5 at Baton Rouge Oct. 4 at Gainesville Oct. 3 at Baton Rouge Oct. 1 at Gainesville Oct. 7 at Baton Rouge Oct. 6 at Gainesville Oct. 5 at Baton Rouge Oct. 10 at Gainesville Oct. 9 at Baton Rouge Oct. 8 at Gainesville Oct. 7 at Baton Rouge Oct. 12 at Gainesville Oct. 11 at Baton Rouge Oct. 10 at Gainesville Oct. 9 at Baton Rouge Oct. 7 at Gainesville Oct. 6 at Baton Rouge Oct. 12 at Gainesville Oct. 11 at Baton Rouge Oct. 9 at Gainesville Oct. 15 at Baton Rouge Oct. 7 at Gainesville Oct. 6 at Baton Rouge Oct. 11 at Gainesville Oct. 10 at Baton Rouge Oct. 9 at Gainesville Oct. 8 at Baton Rouge

At Baton Rouge: Florida leads, 16-14 At Gainesville: Florida leads, 14-11-3 Les Miles vs. Florida: 4-3

South Carolina LSU leads 16-2-1 1930: USC, 7-6 1931: LSU, 19-12 1932: LSU, 6-0 1933: LSU, 30-7 1960: LSU, 35-6 1961: LSU, 42-0

Oct. 11 at Columbia Oct. 10 at Baton Rouge Nov. 5 at Columbia Nov. 4 at Baton Rouge Nov. 5 at Baton Rouge Oct. 14 at Columbia

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1965: LSU, 21-7 1966: LSU, 28-12 1973: LSU, 33-29 1975: LSU, 24-6 1982: LSU, 14-6 1983 LSU, 20-6 1987: LSU, 30-13 1994: USC, 18-17 1995: Tie, 20-20 2002: LSU, 38-14 2003: LSU, 33-7 2007: LSU, 28-16 2008: LSU, 24-17

Oct. 23 at Baton Rouge Sept. 17 at Baton Rouge Oct. 27 at Columbia Oct. 25 at Baton Rouge Oct. 23 at Baton Rouge Oct. 22 at Baton Rouge Dec. 31 at Jacksonville, Fla. Oct. 1 at Baton Rouge Sept. 30 at Columbia Oct. 19 at Baton Rouge Oct. 18 at Columbia Sept. 22 at Baton Rouge Oct. 18 at Columbia

At Baton Rouge: LSU leads 10-1 At Columbia: LSU leads 5-1-1 At Other Sites: LSU leads 1-0 Les Miles vs. South Carolina: 2-0

Texas A&M LSU leads 27-20-3 1899: A&M, 52-0 1906: A&M, 21-12 1907: A&M, 11-5 1908: LSU, 26-0 1913: Tie, 7-7 1914: A&M, 63-9 1916: LSU, 13-0 1917: A&M, 27-0 1920: Tie, 0-0 1921: LSU, 6-0 1922: A&M, 47-0 1923: A&M, 28-0 1942: LSU, 16-7 1943: A&M, 28-13 1944: LSU, 19-14 1945: LSU, 31-12 1946: LSU, 33-9 1947: LSU, 19-13 1948: LSU, 14-13 1949: LSU, 34-0 1955: A&M, 28-0 1956: A&M, 9-6 1960: LSU, 9-0 1961: LSU, 16-7 1962: LSU, 21-0 1963: LSU, 14-6 1964: LSU, 9-6 1965: LSU, 10-0 1966: Tie, 7-7 1967: LSU, 17-6 1968: LSU, 13-12 1969: LSU, 35-6 1970: A&M, 20-18 1971: LSU, 37-0 1972: LSU, 42-17 1973: LSU, 28-23 1974: A&M, 21-14 1975: A&M, 39-8 1986: LSU, 35-17 1987: LSU, 17-3 1988: LSU, 27-0 1989: A&M, 28-16 1990: LSU, 17-8 1991: A&M, 45-7 1992: A&M, 31-22 1993: A&M, 24-0 1994: A&M, 18-13 1995: A&M, 33-17 2011: LSU, 41-24

Dec. 2 at College Station Nov. 19 at Baton Rouge Oct. 21 at College Station Oct. 17 at New Orleans Nov. 27 at Houston Oct. 31 at Dallas Oct. 14 at Galveston Oct. 27 at San Antonio Oct. 16 at College Station Oct. 15 at Baton Rouge Oct. 20 at College Station Oct. 20 at Baton Rouge Sept. 26 at Baton Rouge Oct. 9 at Baton Rouge Jan. 1 at Miami Oct. 13 at Baton Rouge Oct. 12 at Baton Rouge Oct. 11 at Baton Rouge Oct. 9 at Baton Rouge Oct. 8 at Baton Rouge Sept. 24 at Dallas Sept. 29 at Baton Rouge Sept. 17 at Baton Rouge Sept. 30 at Baton Rouge Sept. 22 at Baton Rouge Sept. 21 at Baton Rouge Sept. 19 at Baton Rouge Sept. 18 at Baton Rouge Oct. 8 at Baton Rouge Sept. 30 at Baton Rouge Sept. 21 at Baton Rouge Sept. 20 at Baton Rouge Sept. 19 at Baton Rouge Sept. 18 at Baton Rouge Sept. 23 at Baton Rouge Sept. 22 at Baton Rouge Sept. 21 at Baton Rouge Sept. 20 at Baton Rouge Sept. 13 at Baton Rouge Sept. 5 at College Station Sept. 3 at Baton Rouge Sept. 2 at College Station Sept. 29 at Baton Rouge Sept. 14 at College Station Sept. 5 at Baton Rouge Sept. 4 at College Station Sept. 3 at Baton Rouge Sept. 2 at College Station Jan. 7 at Arlington, Texas

At Baton Rouge: LSU leads 22-10-1 At College Station: Texas A&M leads 7-1-1 At Other Sites: Series LSU leads 4-3-1 Les Miles vs. Texas A&M: 3-2

Alabama Alabama leads 46-25-5 1895: LSU, 12-6 1902: LSU, 11-0 1903: UA, 18-0 1904: UA, 11-0 1907: UA, 6-4 1909: LSU, 12-6 1919: UA, 23-0 1920: UA, 21-0 1921: Tie, 7-7 1922: UA, 47-3 1923: UA, 30-3 1925: UA, 42-0 1926: UA, 24-0 1927: Tie, 0-0 1928: UA, 13-0 1930: UA, 33-0 1944: Tie, 27-27 1945: UA, 26-7 1946: LSU, 31-21 1947: UA, 41-12 1948: LSU, 26-6 1951: LSU, 13-7 1952: UA, 21-20 1953: Tie, 7-7 1954: UA, 12-0 1957: LSU, 28-0 1958: LSU, 13-3 1964: UA, 17-9 1965: UA, 31-7 1966: UA, 21-0 1967: UA, 7-6 1968: UA, 16-7 1969: LSU, 20-15 1970: LSU, 14-9 1971: UA, 14-7 1972: UA, 35-21 1973: UA, 21-7 1974: UA, 30-0 1975: UA, 23-10 1976: UA, 28-17 1977: UA, 24-3 1978: UA, 31-10 1979: UA, 3-0 1980: UA, 28-7 1981: UA, 24-7 1982: LSU, 20-10 1983: UA, 32-26 1984: LSU, 16-14 1985: Tie, 14-14 1986: LSU, 14-10 1987: UA, 22-10 1988: LSU, 19-18 1989: UA, 32-16 1990: UA, 24-3 1991: UA, 20-17 1992: UA, 31-11 1993: LSU, 17-13 1994: UA, 35-17 1995: UA, 10-3 1996: UA, 26-0 1997: LSU, 27-0 1998: UA, 22-16 1999: UA, 23-17 2000: LSU 30-28 2001: LSU 35-21 2002: UA, 31-0 2003: LSU, 27-3 2004: LSU, 26-10 2005: LSU, 16-13 (OT) 2006: LSU, 28-14 2007: LSU, 41-34 2008: UA, 27-21 2009: UA, 24-15 2010: LSU, 24-21 2011: LSU, 9-6 (OT) 2012: UA, 21-0

Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 29 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 9 at Tuscaloosa Dec. 1 at Baton Rouge Nov. 23 at Mobile Nov. 25 at Birmingham Nov. 15 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Tuscaloosa Oct. 29 at New Orleans Nov. 10 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 16 at Montgomery Oct. 10 at Baton Rouge Oct. 30 at Tuscaloosa Oct. 8 at Birmingham Dec. 8 at Birmingham Nov. 15 at Montgomery Sept. 30 at Baton Rouge Oct. 6 at Baton Rouge Nov. 9 at Baton Rouge Nov. 22 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 20 at Baton Rouge Sept. 29 at Mobile Sept. 27 at Baton Rouge Sept. 26 at Mobile Sept. 25 at Baton Rouge Sept. 28 at Baton Rouge Sept. 27 at Mobile Nov. 7 at Birmingham Nov. 6 at Baton Rouge Nov. 5 at Birmingham Nov. 11 at Baton Rouge Nov. 9 at Birmingham Nov. 8 at Baton Rouge Nov. 7 at Birmingham Nov. 6 at Baton Rouge Nov. 11 at Birmingham Nov. 22 at Baton Rouge Nov. 9 at Birmingham Nov. 8 at Baton Rouge Nov. 6 at Birmingham Nov. 5 at Baton Rouge Nov. 11 at Birmingham Nov. 10 at Baton Rouge Nov. 8 at Tuscaloosa Sept. 5 at Baton Rouge Nov. 6 at Birmingham Nov. 10 at Baton Rouge Nov. 10 at Birmingham Nov. 9 at Baton Rouge Nov. 8 at Birmingham Nov. 7 at Baton Rouge Nov. 5 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 11 at Baton Rouge Nov. 10 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 9 at Baton Rouge Nov. 7 at Baton Rouge Nov. 6 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 5 at Baton Rouge Nov. 4 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 9 at Baton Rouge Nov. 8 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 7 at Baton Rouge Nov. 6 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 4 at Baton Rouge Nov. 3 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 16 at Baton Rouge Nov. 15 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 13 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 11 at Baton Rouge Nov. 3 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 8 at Baton Rouge Nov. 7 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 6 at Baton Rouge Nov. 5 at Tuscaloosa Jan. 9 at New Orleans

At Baton Rouge: UA leads, 25-8-2

Series Record vs. 2012 Opponents At Tuscaloosa: UA leads, 10-9 At Birmingham: UA leads, 8-5-1 At Other Sites: UA leads, 4-2-2 Les Miles vs. Alabama: 5-3

Mississippi St. LSU leads 69-33-3 1896: LSU, 52-0 1902: LSU, 6-0 1903: MSU, 11-0 1905: LSU, 15-0 1906: Tie, 0-0 1907: LSU, 23-11 1908: LSU, 50-0 1909: LSU, 15-0 1910: MSU, 3-0 1911: MSU, 6-0 1912: MSU, 7-0 1913: Tie, 0-0 1915: LSU, 10-0 1916: LSU, 13-3 1917: MSU, 9-0 1919: MSU, 6-0 1920: MSU, 12-7 1921: LSU, 17-14 1922: MSU, 7-0 1923: MSU, 14-7 1926: MSU, 7-6 1927: LSU, 9-7 1928: LSU, 31-0 1929: LSU, 31-6 1930: MSU, 8-6 1931: LSU, 31-0 1932: LSU, 24-0 1933: LSU, 21-6 1934: LSU, 25-3 1935: LSU, 28-13 1936: LSU, 12-0 1937: LSU, 41-0 1938: LSU, 32-7 1939: MSU, 15-12 1940: MSU, 22-7 1941: Tie, 0-0 1942: LSU, 16-6 1944: MSU, 13-6 1945: MSU, 27-20 1946: LSU, 13-6 1947: LSU, 21-6 1948: MSU, 7-0 1949: LSU, 34-7 1950: MSU, 13-7 1951: LSU, 3-0 1952: MSU, 33-14 1953: MSU, 26-13 1954: MSU, 25-0 1955: LSU, 34-7 1956: MSU, 32-13 1957: MSU, 14-6 1958: LSU, 7-6 1959: LSU, 27-0 1960: LSU, 7-3 1961: LSU, 14-6 1962: LSU, 28-0 1963: MSU, 7-6 1964: LSU, 14-10 1965: LSU, 37-20 1966: LSU, 17-7 1967: LSU, 55-0 1968: LSU, 20-16 1969: LSU, 61-6 1970: LSU, 38-7 1971: LSU, 28-3 1972: LSU, 28-14 1973: LSU, 26-7 1974: MSU, 7-6 *1975: MSU, 16-6 *1976: MSU, 21-13 1977: LSU, 27-24 1978: MSU, 16-14 1979: LSU, 21-3

Nov. 20 at Baton Rouge Nov. 27 at Starkville Nov. 7 at Starkville Dec. 1 at Baton Rouge Oct. 27 at Starkville Nov. 9 at Baton Rouge Nov. 7 at Baton Rouge Oct. 16 at Baton Rouge Oct. 21 at Columbus Nov. 12 at Gulfport Nov. 2 at Baton Rouge Nov. 15 at Starkville Oct. 29 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Starkville Nov. 29 at Baton Rouge Nov. 1 at Starkville Oct. 23 at Baton Rouge Dec. 3 at Starkville Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Dec. 1 at Starkville Oct. 23 at Jackson Oct. 22 at Jackson Oct. 20 at Jackson Oct. 19 at Jackson Oct. 18 at Jackson Oct. 17 at Baton Rouge Oct. 15 at Monroe Nov. 25 at Monroe Nov. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 9 at Baton Rouge Nov. 7 at Baton Rouge Nov. 6 at Baton Rouge Nov. 5 at Baton Rouge Nov. 11 at Baton Rouge Nov. 9 at Baton Rouge Oct. 11 at Baton Rouge Oct. 10 at Baton Rouge Oct. 21 at Baton Rouge Nov. 10 at Baton Rouge Oct. 5 at Baton Rouge Nov. 15 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Baton Rouge Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Baton Rouge Nov. 15 at Baton Rouge Nov. 14 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Baton Rouge Nov. 16 at Baton Rouge Nov. 15 at Jackson Nov. 14 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Baton Rouge Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Jackson Nov. 16 at Jackson Nov. 14 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Baton Rouge Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 16 at Baton Rouge Nov. 15 at Baton Rouge Nov. 14 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Jackson Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Baton Rouge Nov. 16 at Jackson Nov. 15 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Jackson Nov. 12 at Baton Rouge Nov. 18 at Jackson Nov. 17 at Baton Rouge

1980: MSU, 55-31 1981: MSU, 17-9 1982: MSU, 27-24 1983: MSU, 45-26 1984: MSU, 16-14 1985: LSU, 17-15 1986: LSU, 47-0 1987: LSU, 34-14 1988: LSU, 20-3 1989: LSU, 44-20 1990: MSU, 34-22 1991: MSU, 28-19 1992: LSU, 24-3 1993: LSU, 18-16 1994: LSU, 44-24 1995: LSU, 34-16 1996: LSU, 28-20 1997: LSU, 24-9 1998: LSU, 41-6 1999: MSU, 17-16 2000: LSU, 45-38(OT) 2001: LSU, 42-0 2002: LSU 31-13 2003: LSU, 41-6 2004: LSU, 51-0 2005: LSU, 37-7 2006: LSU, 48-17 2007: LSU, 45-0 2008: LSU, 34-24 2009: LSU 30-26 2010: LSU, 29-7 2011: LSU, 19-6

Nov. 15 at Jackson Nov. 14 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Starkville Nov. 12 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Starkville Nov. 16 at Baton Rouge Nov. 15 at Jackson Nov. 14 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Starkville Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Jackson Nov. 16 at Baton Rouge Sept. 12 at Baton Rouge Sept. 11 at Starkville Sept. 10 at Baton Rouge Sept. 9 at Starkville Oct. 26 at Baton Rouge Sept. 13 at Starkville Oct. 24 at Baton Rouge Oct. 23 at Starkville Oct. 21 at Baton Rouge Oct. 20 at Starkville Sept. 28 at Baton Rouge Sept. 27 at Starkville Sept. 25 at Baton Rouge Oct. 1 at Starkville Sept. 30 at Baton Rouge Aug. 30 at Starkville Sept. 27 at Baton Rouge Sept. 26 at Starkville Sept. 18 at Baton Rouge Sept. 15 at Starkville

*- Forfeited to LSU by NCAA At Baton Rouge: LSU leads, 46-18-1 At Starkville: LSU leads, 13-6-2 At Jackson: LSU leads, 8-7 At Other Sites: Series tied, 2-2 Les Miles vs. MSU: 7-0

Ole Miss LSU leads 57-39-4 1894: UM, 26-6 1896: LSU, 12-4 1899: UM, 11-0 1901: LSU, 46-0 1902: LSU, 6-0 1903: UM, 11-0 1904: LSU, 5-0 1906: UM, 9-0 1907: LSU, 23-0 1909: LSU, 10-0 1912: UM, 10-7 1914: UM, 21-0 1915: LSU, 28-0 1916: LSU, 41-0 1917: LSU, 52-7 1919: LSU, 13-0 1921: LSU, 21-0 1926: LSU, 3-0 1927: UM, 12-7 1928: LSU, 19-6 1929: LSU, 13-6 1930: LSU, 6-0 1931: LSU, 26-3 1933: LSU, 31-0 1934: LSU, 14-0 1936: LSU, 13-0 1937: LSU, 13-0 1938: UM, 20-7 1939: UM, 14-7 1940: UM, 19-6 1941: UM, 13-12 1942: LSU, 21-7 1945: LSU, 32-13 1946: LSU, 34-21 1947: UM, 20-18 1948: UM, 49-19 1949: LSU, 34-7 1950: LSU, 40-14

Dec. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Vicksburg Nov. 3 at Meridian Nov. 7 at Baton Rouge Nov. 8 at New Orleans Nov. 21 at New Orleans Nov. 5 at Baton Rouge Oct. 20 at Baton Rouge Nov. 16 at Jackson Oct. 9 at Baton Rouge Oct. 19 at Baton Rouge Oct. 17 at Baton Rouge Oct. 15 at Oxford Nov. 19 at Baton Rouge Oct. 13 at Oxford Oct. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 12 at Baton Rouge Nov. 13 at Baton Rouge Nov. 5 at Oxford Nov. 10 at Baton Rouge Nov. 16 at Baton Rouge Nov. 8 at Baton Rouge Nov. 14 at Jackson Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Jackson Oct. 17 at Baton Rouge Oct. 16 at Baton Rouge Sept. 24 at Baton Rouge Sept. 30 at Baton Rouge Sept. 28 at Baton Rouge Nov. 8 at Baton Rouge Oct. 17 at Baton Rouge Nov. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 2 at Baton Rouge Nov. 1 at Baton Rouge Oct. 30 at Baton Rouge Oct. 29 at Baton Rouge Nov. 4 at Baton Rouge

1951: Tie, 6-6 1952: UM, 28-0 1953: UM, 27-16 1954: UM, 21-6 1955: UM, 29-26 1956: UM, 46-17 1957: UM, 14-12 1958: LSU, 14-0 1959: LSU, 7-3 1960: UM, 21-0 1960: Tie, 6-6 1961: LSU, 10-7 1962: UM, 15-7 1963: UM, 37-3 1964: LSU, 11-10 1965: UM, 23-0 1966: UM, 17-0 1967: Tie, 13-13 1968: UM, 27-24 1969: UM, 26-23 1970: LSU, 61-17 1971: UM, 24-22 1972: LSU, 17-16 1973: LSU, 51-14 1974: LSU, 24-0 1975: UM, 17-13 1976: LSU, 45-0 1977: LSU, 28-21 1978: LSU, 30-8 1979: LSU, 28-24 1980: LSU, 38-16 1981: Tie, 27-27 1982: LSU, 45-8 1983: UM, 27-24 1984: LSU, 32-29 1985: LSU, 14-0 1986: UM, 21-19 1987: LSU, 42-13 1988: LSU, 31-20 1989: LSU, 35-30 1990: UM, 19-10 1991: LSU, 25-22 1992: UM, 32-0 1993: LSU, 19-17 1994: UM, 34-21 1995: LSU, 38-9 1996: LSU, 39-7 1997: UM, 36-21 1998: UM, 37-31(OT) 1999: UM, 42-23 2000: LSU, 20-9 2001: UM, 35-24 2002: LSU, 14-13 2003: LSU, 17-14 2004: LSU, 27-24 2005: LSU, 40-7 2006: LSU, 23-20 (OT) 2007: LSU, 41-24 2008: UM, 31-13 2009: UM, 25-23 2010: LSU, 43-36 2011: LSU, 52-3

Nov. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 1 at Oxford Oct. 31 at Baton Rouge Oct. 30 at Baton Rouge Oct. 29 at Baton Rouge Nov. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 9 at Oxford Nov. 1 at Baton Rouge Oct. 31 at Baton Rouge Jan. 1 at New Orleans Oct. 29 at Oxford Nov. 4 at Baton Rouge Nov. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 2 at Baton Rouge Oct. 31 at Baton Rouge Oct. 30 at Jackson Oct. 29 at Baton Rouge Nov. 4 at Jackson Nov. 2 at Baton Rouge Nov. 1 at Jackson Dec. 5 at Baton Rouge Oct. 30 at Jackson Nov. 4 at Baton Rouge Nov. 3 at Jackson Nov. 2 at Baton Rouge Nov. 1 at Jackson Oct. 30 at Baton Rouge Oct. 29 at Jackson Nov. 4 at Baton Rouge Nov. 3 at Jackson Nov. 1 at Baton Rouge Oct. 31 at Jackson Oct. 30 at Baton Rouge Oct. 29 at Jackson Nov. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 2 at Jackson Nov. 1 at Baton Rouge Oct. 31 at Jackson Oct. 29 at Baton Rouge Nov. 4 at Oxford Nov. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 2 at Jackson Oct. 31 at Jackson Oct. 30 at Baton Rouge Oct. 29 at Oxford Nov. 11 at Baton Rouge Nov. 16 at Oxford Oct. 18 at Baton Rouge Oct. 31 at Oxford Oct. 3 at Baton Rouge Nov. 11 at Oxford Oct. 27 at Baton Rouge Nov. 23 at Baton Rouge Nov. 22 at Oxford Nov. 20 at Baton Rouge Nov. 19 at Oxford Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 17 at Oxford Nov. 22 at Baton Rouge Nov. 21 at Oxford Nov. 20 at Baton Rouge Nov. 19 at Oxford

1915: LSU, 13-7 1916: LSU, 17-7 1917: UA, 14-0 1919: LSU, 20-0 1920: LSU, 3-0 1921: LSU, 10-7 1922: UA, 40-6 1923: UA, 26-13 1924: UA, 10-7 1925: UA, 12-0 1926: LSU, 14-0 1927: UA, 28-0 1928: UA, 7-0 1929: UA, 32-0 1930: LSU, 27-12 1931: LSU, 13-6 1932: LSU, 14-0 1933: LSU, 20-0 1934: LSU, 16-0 1935: LSU, 13-7 1936: LSU, 19-7 *1947: Tie, 0-0 1953: LSU, 9-8 1954: LSU, 7-6 1955: LSU, 13-7 1956: LSU, 21-7 *1966: LSU, 14-7 1992: UA, 30-6 1993: UA, 42-24 1994: LSU, 30-12 1995: LSU, 28-0 1996: LSU, 17-7 1997: LSU, 31-21 1998: UA, 41-14 1999: LSU, 35-10 2000: UA, 14-3 2001: LSU, 41-38 2002: UA, 21-20 2003: LSU, 55-24 2004: LSU, 43-14 2005: LSU, 19-17 2006: LSU, 31-26 2007: UA, 50-48 3ot 2008: UA, 31-30 2009: LSU, 33-30 OT 2010: UA, 31-23 2011: LSU, 41-17

INTRO Nov. 5 at Shreveport Nov. 5 at Shreveport Nov. 3 at Shreveport Oct. 25 at Shreveport Nov. 6 at Shreveport Nov. 5 at Shreveport Oct. 28 at Shreveport Oct. 27 at Shreveport Nov. 1 at Shreveport Oct. 31 at Shreveport Nov. 6 at Shreveport Oct. 29 at Shreveport Nov. 3 at Shreveport Nov. 2 at Shreveport Nov. 1 at Shreveport Oct. 24 at Shreveport Oct. 22 at Shreveport Oct. 21 at Shreveport Oct. 20 at Shreveport Oct. 19 at Shreveport Oct. 24 at Shreveport Jan. 1 at Dallas Nov. 21 at Little Rock Nov. 20 at Shreveport Nov. 19 at Little Rock Nov. 24 at Shreveport Jan. 1 at Dallas Nov. 27 at Fayetteville Nov. 27 at Baton Rouge Nov. 26 at Little Rock Nov. 18 at Baton Rouge Nov. 29 at Little Rock Nov. 28 at Baton Rouge Nov. 27 at Little Rock Nov. 26 at Baton Rouge Nov. 24 at Little Rock Nov. 23 at Baton Rouge Nov. 29 at Little Rock Nov. 28 at Baton Rouge Nov. 26 at Little Rock Nov. 25 at Baton Rouge Nov. 24 at Little Rock Nov. 23 at Baton Rouge Nov. 28 at Little Rock Nov. 28 at Baton Rouge Nov. 27 at Little Rock Nov. 25 at Baton Rouge

*- Denotes Cotton Bowl games At Baton Rouge: LSU leads, 10-2-1 At Fayetteville: Arkansas leads 1-0 At Little Rock: LSU leads, 8-6 At Shreveport: LSU leads 16-9 At Other Sites: Series tied, 1-1-1 Les Miles vs. Arkansas: 4-3

At Baton Rouge: LSU leads, 37-23-1 At Oxford: LSU leads, 9-6-1 At Jackson: LSU leads, 9-6-2 At Other Sites: UM leads, 3-2-0 Les Miles vs. Ole Miss: 5-2

Arkansas LSU leads 35-20-2 1901: 1906: 1907: 1908: 1909: 1910: 1911: 1912: 1913: 1914:

LSU, 15-0 Tie, 6-6 LSU, 17-12 LSU, 36-4 UA, 16-0 UA, 51-0 UA, 11-0 LSU, 7-6 LSU, 12-7 UA, 20-12

Dec. 5 at Baton Rouge Nov. 29 at Baton Rouge Nov. 6 at Baton Rouge Nov. 26 at Little Rock Nov. 13 at Memphis Nov. 24 at Little Rock Nov. 30 at Little Rock Nov. 16 at Little Rock Nov. 8 at Shreveport Nov. 7 at Shreveport

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Les Miles FOOTBALL

2007 National Champions Les Miles hoists the 2007 Coaches’ Trophy crystal football as the Tigers claimed the BCS National Championship with a 38-24 win over Ohio State on Jan. 7, 2008.

The Miles Method

The goal is to run the finest football program in the country where our players can have an experience that is second to none.

In seven seasons as head coach of LSU, Les Miles has guided the Tigers to unprecedented success both on and off the field. Under Miles, the goal at LSU is to run the finest football program in the country – one where student-athletes can have an experience that sees them develop academically, grow personally through community service endeavors and compete for championships on the field.

With an unwavering commitment to his players and the program, Miles has been the driving force behind LSU’s continued dominance at the national level since his arrival in 2005. The results have been staggering. The Tigers’ 75 victories under his watch are the most in the Southeastern Conference over the past seven seasons. The 2011 National Coach of the Year, Miles became the third quickest coach to 70

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wins in SEC history since the start of the league in 1933. LSU owns the SEC’s second highest graduation rate and the Tigers have won five bowl games, two SEC titles, 31 games over ranked teams and one national championship. A dominant 13-1 SEC Championship season in 2011 has LSU firmly entrenched among college football’s elite.

Miles Traveled

A look into the football career of Les Miles

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1987-94

Les Miles letters two years at the University of Michigan. During those two seasons, Michigan was a combined 18-3-2 and participated in both the Rose and Orange Bowls.

Miles returns to his alma mater for the next eight seasons. Michigan won 71 games during that span, made eight-straight bowl appearances, including four Rose Bowl trips. During the eight years, Miles coaches 10 AllAmericans and 12 NFL draftees.

1980-81 Miles begins his coaching career for his former coach, Bo Schembechler, at Michigan. The Wolverines post a 19-5 record with a Big 10 title during his two-year stint.

1982-86 Miles serves on Bill McCartney’s Colorado staff for five seasons, earning berths to the Freedom and Bluebonnet Bowls in 1985 and 1986.

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1998-2000 Miles is the tight ends coach for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys for head coaches Chan Gailey and Dave Campo. The Cowboys win the division title in 1998.

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Takes over as head coach of the Oklahoma State program. Guides the Cowboys to three-straight bowl games, including a victory in the 2002 Houston Bowl.

Miles, along with the Tigers, accepts the 2007 Allstate Sugar Bowl trophy after defeating Notre Dame, 41-14. The Tigers finished ranked No. 3.

LSU capped off its most dominating decade of football in the history of the program as Miles led the Tigers to another New Year’s Day bowl game. LSU’s 99 victories in the 2000s ranked second in the SEC and represented the fourth-most wins of any SEC team in any decade.

2005

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On Jan. 3, 2005, Les Miles is named the 32nd head coach in LSU Football history. Went on to guide the Tigers to 11 wins in his first season, becoming the first LSU coach to defeat Alabama, Auburn and Florida in the same season.

2005 Miles and the Tigers accept the 2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl trophy after defeating Miami, 40-3. LSU finished ranked No. 5 and overcame early season obstacles after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast.

2007

In one of the most remarkable seasons in school history, Miles 8 2010 and the Tigers capture the school’s For the fourth time in the Les third national title with a 12-2 Miles era, LSU won 11 games and overall record and a 38-24 defeat of culminated the season with a bowl No. 1 Ohio State in the BCS National victory as the Tigers routed Texas Championship Game in New Orleans. A&M, 41-24, in the Cotton Bowl. Miles improves to 34-6 in his three Miles becomes the fastest LSU seasons, marking the best start for coach to reach 60 wins and leads a coach in LSU history. the Tigers to a No. 8 national ranking.

2008 Miles and the Tigers claim the Chick-fil-A Bowl with a convincing 38-3 win over No. 14 Georgia Tech in the Georgia Dome. Miles remained unbeaten in bowl games at LSU with his fourth straight win in as many seasons.

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2011 Miles guides LSU to a school-record eight Top 25 wins, a perfect 12-0 regular season and LSU’s second SEC Championship title under his watch. The Tigers finish the season ranked No. 2.

2011 National Coach of the 37 Year Les Miles became the fifth coach in LSU history to earn National Coach of the Year honors. Miles was the recipient of the Home Depot National Coach of the Year Award and the Associated Press National Coach of the Year Award after guiding LSU to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the 2012 BCS Championship Game.

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Championship FOOTBALL

Quarterback Matt Flynn hoists the 2007 ADT National Championship Trophy following the Tigers’ 38-24 win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game. Flynn was named Offensive MVP of the game and tied a school record with four touchdown passes.

The winningest program in the nation’s

toughest conference over the last SEVEN YEARS LSU is the winningest program in the SEC since the start of the 2005 season as the Tigers have posted a 75-18 mark during that span. The 75 victories for LSU are three better than Florida. The following is a look at how the SEC stacks up since 2005: Team

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National Champions LSU claimed its first national championship in 1958. The Tigers compiled a perfect 11-0 season and defeated Clemson, 7-0, in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1959.

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2007 National Champions Ricky Jean-Francois and Matt Flynn celebrate the national title with the 2007 Coaches’ Trophy following the Tigers’ 38-24 win over Ohio State.

First-Team All-America honors Bowl Games

Bowl Victories

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NFL First Round Draft Picks

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All-Time SEC Wins

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College Football Hall of Famers

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Pro Football Hall of Famers

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SEC Championships

2003 National Champions LSU celebrates the second national championship in program history after the Tigers defeated Oklahoma, 21-14, in the 2004 Nokia Sugar Bowl.

Rings of Success

LSU’s storied football success includes championship rings from three national championships, 11 SEC titles and seven SEC Western Division championships. The 2007 national championship ring (front) commemorates the Tigers’ most recent national title.

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1958

National Champions The legendary 1958 team compiled LSU’s first perfect season since 1908 and became the first squad in school history to win the national title. Led by All-American Billy Cannon and coach Paul Dietzel’s threeplatoon system, the Tigers completed the unblemished season with a 7-0 shutout of Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.

Statistical Leaders

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RUSHING

PASSING Player

Att. Comp. Yds. Int. TD

Warren Rabb Durel Matherne

90 38

45 9

591 5 8 160 4 3

RECEIVING Player

Rec. Yds.

TD

Johnny Robinson Billy Cannon

16 9

3 1

235 162

1958 Season Overall Record: 11-0; SEC Record 6-0

85 Billy Hendrix 6-0 70 Lynn LeBlanc 6-2 64 Larry Kahlden 6-1 51 Max Fugler 6-1 67 Ed McCreedy 6-1 72 Charles “Bo” Strange 6-1 86 Mickey Mangham 6-1 12 Warren Rabb 6-0 20 Billy Cannon 6-1 34 Johnny Robinson 6-0 40 J.W. Brodnax 6-0

185 201 210 203 195 202 192 190 204 185 202

Rayville, La. Crowley, La. Weimar, Texas Ferriday, La. Biloxi, Miss. Baton Rouge, La. Kensington, Md. Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge, La. Bastrop, La.

83 Scott McClain 74 Dave McCarty 63 Al Dampier 50 Bobby Greenwood 66 Mike Stupka 73 Jack Frayer 82 Don Norwood 16 Durel Matherne 23 Don Purvis 33 Donnie Daye 44 Tommy Davis

6-2 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-3 5-11 5-7 5-10 6-0

180 200 201 195 205 210 202 188 160 184 204

Smackover, Ark. Rayville, La. Clayton, La. Lake Charles, La. Bogalusa, La. Toledo, Ohio Baton Rouge, La. Lutcher, La. Crystal Springs, Miss. Ferriday, La. Shreveport, La.

5-10 6-1 5-11 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-8 5-9 6-0

174 210 195 183 188 205 196 163 172 165 182 215

New Orleans, La. DeRidder, La. Bogalusa, La. Carbondale, Ill. Texarkana, Ark. Baton Rouge, La. Baton Rouge, La. Franklinton, La. N. Little Rock, Ark. Gonzales, La. Houma, La. Houma, La.

CHINESE BANDITS

CB LE LT LB RG RT RE S S CB LB T

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at Rice at Alabama Hardin-Simmons at Miami (Fla.) Kentucky Florida Ole Miss Duke at Mississippi State at Tulane

W, 26-6 W, 13-3 W, 20-6 W, 41-0 W, 32-7 W, 10-7 W, 14-0 W, 50-18 W, 7-6 W, 62-0

Sugar Bowl • New Orleans, La.

GO Team

LE LT LG C RG RT RE QB LH RH FB

Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 10 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

80 Andy Bourgeois 75 Mel Branch 65 Emile Fournet 53 John Langan 61 Tommy Lott 71 Duane Leopard 81 Gaynell Kinchen 10 Darryl Jenkins 32 Lee Roberts 22 Hart Bourque 43 Merle Schexnaildre 77 Carroll Bergeron

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Clemson

W, 7-0

1958 Coaching Staff Head Coach: Paul Dietzel Chief Assistant/Defensive Line: Charles McClendon Offensive Backfield: Carl Maddox Offensive Line: William (Bill) Peterson Offensive Backfield: George J. Terry Ends: Abner Wimberly Freshmen: Clarence M. (Pop) Strange Line Assistant and Scouting: Raymond Didier

2003

National Champions In 2003, LSU set a school record for single-season victories with 13 en route to defeating Oklahoma in the BCS Championship Game for the program’s second national title. Four Tigers earned first-team All-America honors and LSU boasted the nation’s No. 1 defense, allowing only 11.0 points and 252 yards per game.

Statistical Leaders

2003 Squad OFFENSE

Player

WR LT LG C RG RT TE TE WR WR QB RB FB

RUSHING

Justin Vincent Joseph Addai

Att.

Yds.

TD

154 1,001 10 114 520 2

PASSING Player

Att.

Comp.

Yds. Int. TD

Matt Mauck Marcus Randall

358 40

229 25

2,825 14 28 403 1 2

RECEIVING Player

Rec. Yds.

Michael Clayton Devery Henderson

78 53

TD

1,079 10 861 11

9 Devery Henderson 76 Andrew Whitworth 71 Nate Livings 55 Ben Wilkerson 72 Stephen Peterman 60 Rodney Reed 82 David Jones 47 Eric Edwards 14 Michael Clayton 5 Skyler Green 18 Matt Mauck 25 Justin Vincent 44 Kevin Steltz

2003 Season 6-0 6-7 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-4 5-9 6-2 5-10 5-9

190 325 313 296 321 287 259 244 200 190 213 208 243

Opelousas, La. West Monroe, La. Lake Charles, La. Hemphill, Texas Waveland, Miss. West Monroe, La. Silver Springs, Md. Monroe, La. Baton Rouge, La. Westwego, La. Jasper, Ind. Lake Charles, La. New Orleans, La.

6-4 6-3 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-1

297 288 292 295 223 257 220 201 197 180 187

Baton Rouge, La. Ruston, La. Marksville, La. New Orleans, La. Port Arthur, Tx. Walker, La. Terrytown, La. Vacherie, La. Ruston, La. Ama, La. Hollywood, Fla.

6-3 5-11 5-6 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-0

217 179 155 179 205 190 190

Baton Rouge, La. New Orleans, La. New Orleans, La. Slidell, La. Baton Rouge, La. Westwego, La. Opelousas, La.

DEFENSE

LE LT RT RE LB LB LB LCB SS FS RCB

84 Marcus Spears 95 Kyle Williams 93 Chad Lavalais 94 Marquise Hill 27 Eric Alexander 58 Lionel Turner 46 Cameron Vaughn 13 Corey Webster 8 Jack Hunt 30 LaRon Landry 29 Travis Daniels

SPECIAL TEAMS

P PK PK HOLD SNAP PR KR

80 Donnie Jones 41 Chris Jackson 39 Ryan Gaudet 87 Blain Bech 70 Gant Petty 5 Skyler Green 9 Devery Henderson

Overall Record: 13-1; SEC Record 7-1 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 28

Louisiana-Monroe at Arizona Western Illinois Georgia at Miss. State Florida at South Carolina Auburn Louisiana Tech at Alabama at Ole Miss Arkansas

W, 49-7 W, 59-13 W, 35-7 W, 17-10 W, 41-6 L, 7-19 W, 33-7 W, 31-7 W, 49-10 W, 27-3 W, 17-14 W, 55-24

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME • Atlanta, Ga.

Dec. 6

Georgia

W, 34-13

Sugar Bowl • New Orleans, La.

Jan. 4

Oklahoma

W, 21-14

2003 Coaching Staff Head Coach: Nick Saban Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers: Kirk Doll Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs: Derek Dooley Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Jimbo Fisher Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers: Stan Hixon Defensive Line: Travis Jones Defensive Coordinator: Will Muschamp Offensive Line: Stacy Searels Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator: Lance Thompson Defensive Backs: Tim Walton Administrative Assistant: Sam Nader

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2007

National Champions Third-year LSU head coach Les Miles guided the Tigers to their third national title that culminated with a 38-24 win over Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game in New Orleans. Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey became the most decorated defender in school history as the consensus national defensive player of the year.

Statistical Leaders RUSHING Player

Att.

Yds.

TD

Jacob Hester Keiland Williams

225 70

1,103 478

12 6

PASSING Player

Att.

Comp.

Yds. Int. TD

Matt Flynn Ryan Perrilloux

359 75

202 51

2,407 11 21 694 2 8

RECEIVING Player

Rec.

Yds.

TD

Brandon LaFell Demetrius Byrd Early Doucet

50 35 57

656 621 525

4 7 5

OFFENSE WR LT LG C RG RT TE WR WR QB RB RB RB FB FB

DEFENSE LE LT RT RE LB LB LB LCB SS FS RCB

1 Brandon LaFell 70 Ciron Black 79 Herman Johnson 74 Brett Helms 65 Lyle Hitt 71 Carnell Stewart 82 Richard Dickson 9 Early Doucet 2 Demetrius Byrd 15 Matt Flynn 18 Jacob Hester 5 Keiland Williams 8 Trindon Holliday 45 Quinn Johnson 40 Shawn Jordan

Overall Record: 12-2; SEC Record: 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-7 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-5 6-2 5-11

205 320 356 270 299 320 235 207 195 227 228 226 160 238 254

Houston, Texas Tyler, Texas Olla, La. Stuttgart, Ark. Baton Rouge, La. River Ridge, La. Ocean Springs, Miss. St. Martinville, La. Miami, Fla. Tyler, Texas Shreveport, La. Lafayette, La. Zachary, La. Edgard, La. El Paso, Texas

Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 23

at Mississippi State #9/9 Virginia Tech Middle Tennessee #12/14 South Carolina at Tulane #7/9 Florida at #17/18 Kentucky #18/19 Auburn at #17/18 Alabama Louisiana Tech at Ole Miss Arkansas

W, 45-0 W, 48-7 W, 44-0 W, 28-16 W, 34-9 W, 28-24 L, 43-37 (3OT) W, 30-24 W, 41-34 W, 58-10 W, 41-24 L, 50-48 (3OT)

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME • ATLANTA, GA.

Dec. 1

#14/15 Tennessee

W, 21-14

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME • NEW ORLEANS, LA. 93 Tyson Jackson 72 Glenn Dorsey 99 Marlon Favorite 49 Kirston Pittman 35 Luke Sanders 48 Darry Beckwith 7 Ali Highsmith 19 Jonathan Zenon 16 Craig Steltz 27 Curtis Taylor 21 Chevis Jackson

SPECIAL TEAMS PK 6 Colt David P 36 Patrick Fisher SNAP 51 Jacob O’Hair HOLD 15 Matt Flynn KR 8 Trindon Holliday PR 3 Chad Jones

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6-5 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-0

291 303 302 252 242 230 223 180 209 204 184

Edgard, La. Gonzales, La. Harvey, La. Garyville, La. West Monroe, La. Baton Rouge, La. Miami, Fla. Breaux Bridge, La. New Orleans, La. Franklinton, La. Mobile, Ala.

5-9 6-5 6-2 6-3 5-5 6-3

173 253 237 227 159 218

Grapevine, Texas Hyattsville, Md. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Tyler, Texas Zachary, La. Baton Rouge, La.

Jan. 7

#1/1 Ohio State

W, 38-24

2007 Coaching Staff Head Coach: Les Miles Offensive Coordinator: Gary Crowton Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator: Josh Henson Defensive Line: Earl Lane Defensive Backs: Doug Mallory Wide Receivers: D.J. McCarthy Defensive Coordinator: Bo Pelini Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers: Bradley Dale Peveto Running Backs: Larry Porter Offensive Line: Greg Studrawa Coordinator High School Relations: Charles Baglio Assistant AD/Football Administration: Mack Butler Assistant AD/Football Operations: Sam Nader

2011 SEC Champions LSU claimed its 11th all-time SEC Championship with a 42-10 victory over Georgia in the 2011 SEC Championship Game. With his two titles, head coach Les Miles became the only current coach in the SEC to win multiple SEC Championships since 2005.

championships SEC Championships Since 2001 LSU Auburn Florida Georgia

4 2 2 2

SEC Division Titles Since 2001 11 SEC Championships 2011 • 2007 • 2003 • 2001 • 1988 • 1986 1970 • 1961 • 1958 • 1936 • 1935

8 SEC Western Division Championships 2011 • 2007 • 2005 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001 1997 • 1996

LSU has played in and won more SEC Championship Games than any school in the SEC since 2001.

LSU Florida Georgia Tennessee

5 4 3 3

The Tigers’ four SEC Championship Game victories rank second all-time in league history.

2001 • LSU 31, Tennessee 20

2003 • LSU 34, Georgia 13

2007 • LSU 21, Tennessee 14

2011 • LSU 42, Georgia 10

LSU, in its first appearance in the SEC Championship Game, stunned No. 2 Tennessee to win its first league title since 1986. QB Matt Mauck spelled an injured Rohan Davey and scored two rushing touchdowns to claim MVP honors.

RB Justin Vincent became the first freshman to be named MVP as LSU shutdown Georgia, 34-13. Vincent rushed for a then-SEC title game record 201 yards as the Tigers secured their first berth in the BCS Championship Game.

Jonathan Zenon picked off a pass and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown to seal LSU’s 10th all-time SEC title with a 21-14 win over No. 15 Tennessee. The victory propelled the Tigers into the BCS Championship Game for the second time in five seasons.

Tyrann Mathieu dazzled the crowd with a punt return for a touchdown and setup two more scores with his fumble recovery and return as LSU clinched a BCS Championship Game berth with a 42-10 blowout of Georgia in the 2011 SEC Championship Game. The Tigers scored 35 unanswered points in the second half.

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“The best player in college football in 2011. The most dynamic non-offensive player we’ve seen since Michigan’s Charles Woodson.” - Desmond Howard ESPN analyst, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner

Tyrann Mathieu

2011 Heisman Trophy Finalist 2011 National Defensive Player of the Year 2011 Bednarik Award Winner Tyrann Mathieu, the 2011 National Defensive Player of the Year, became the first LSU football player to be invited to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist since 1977. Mathieu finished fifth in the voting and was the first defensive back invited to the ceremony since Charles Woodson in 1997.

National

AWARD WINNERS

LSU is the proud home of the back-to-back National Defensive Players of the Year. Patrick Peterson captured the Bednarik Award in 2010, and Tyrann Mathieu followed in 2011, giving LSU more Bednarik Award winners than any school in SEC history. Under Les Miles, LSU has won a combined six national individual awards the past two seasons.

Patrick Peterson

Morris Claiborne

Prior to becoming an NFL Pro Bowler as a rookie, Patrick Peterson was the 2010 National Defensive Player of the Year, capturing the Bednarik Award and the Thorpe Award.

For the second straight year, LSU is the home of the nation’s best defensive back as Morris Claiborne took home the Thorpe Award in 2011. LSU is one of only two schools to win the Thorpe Award in consecutive seasons.

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Billy Cannon 1959 Heisman Trophy Winner Billy Cannon, alongside then-Vice President Richard Nixon, with the Heisman Trophy.

Glenn Dorsey became the most decorated defender in LSU history when he won the Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award, Nagurski Trophy and Lott Trophy in 2007.

LSU’s ELITE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HARDWARE

Heisman Trophy

Outland Trophy

Lombardi Award

Nagurski Trophy

Lott Trophy

Bednarik Award

Billy Cannon • 1959

Glenn Dorsey • 2007

Glenn Dorsey • 2007

Glenn Dorsey • 2007

Glenn Dorsey • 2007

Tyrann Mathieu • 2011 Patrick Peterson • 2010

National Coach of the Year

Biletnikoff Award

Rimington Trophy

Draddy Trophy

Manning Award

Thorpe Award

Josh Reed • 2001

Ben Wilkerson • 2004

Rudy Niswanger • 2005

JaMarcus Russell • 2006

Morris Claiborne • 2011 Patrick Peterson • 2010

Les Miles • 2011 Nick Saban • 2003 Jerry Stovall • 1982 Charles McClendon • 1970 Paul Dietzel • 1958

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Student-Athlete On the field, Eric Reid is one of the top safeties in all of college football. Away from it, Reid is one of the SEC’s top studentathletes, maintaining a 3.3 grade point average in LSU’s elite E.J. Ourso College of Business Management.

Academic SUCCESS Cox Communications Academic Center For Student-Athletes

Dr. Kenneth O. Miles

Walt Holliday

Executive Director

Interim Director of Academic Affairs

Vision Be the premier provider of student-athlete support services nationally and internationally.

Mission The Cox Communications Academic team of LSU is committed to personal growth, academic guidance/ support, and the holistic development of each studentathlete and the quality of their experience.

Goals & Objectives

A $15 million renovation to the Gym Armory in 2002 put the Cox Communications Academic Center For Student-Athletes at the forefront of today’s academic centers. The facility features over 54,000 square feet of working space, 300 computer workstations, study rooms and a 1,000-seat auditorium. go online:

LSUsports.net/acsa

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1. To preserve the academic integrity 2. To graduate our student-athletes 3. To assist all student-athletes with career planning 4. To abide by all NCAA, SEC, and institutional rules and regulations

The Gold Standard In December 2010, LSU was one of 42 institutions honored by the American Football Coaches Association for graduating 75 percent or more of its student-athletes. In addition, the Tigers have produced 119 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipients under head coach Les Miles since 2005.

Second in the SEC in Graduation Rate LSU ranks second to only Vanderbilt in the most recent release of graduation rates as 152 Tigers have earned their degrees under Les Miles’ watch. Since 2007, LSU has seen 87 of its 109 seniors get their degrees. Sixteen of LSU’s 2011 SEC Championship squad have earned their degrees. t Rodney Reed was featured in Sports Illustrated in 2003 as one of the smartest players in college football.

7 National Scholar-Athletes LSU has garnered seven National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame National Scholar-Athlete awards. In 2005, Rudy Niswanger won the Draddy Trophy, which goes to the top student-athlete in all of college football. Niswanger maintained a 4.0 GPA and was a university medalist en route to winning the “Academic Heisman.” 1978 - Robert Dugas 1987 - Nacho Albergamo 1990 - Sol Graves 1997 - Chad Kessler 2002 - Bradie James u 2003 - Rodney Reed 2005 - Rudy Niswanger

u

Football Graduates under Les Miles 2005 Joseph Addai Shyrone Carey Jimmy Courtenay Barrett Dupuy Michael Harrison Derek Hinds Kenneth Hollis Brandon Hurley Chris McCauley * James McLachlan Rudy Niswanger Ronnie Prude Demetri Robinson Kevin Steltz Andrew Whitworth Chuck Wiley * Ben Wilkerson

2006 Steven Arflin Andre’ Boagni Willie Demps Peter Dyakowski Schirra Fields Ryan Gaudet Gino Giambelluca Andre Gill Keron Gordon Paris Hodges Jack Hunt Greg Hercules Brian Johnson Nate Livings Alonzo Manuel Steven Mares Phillip Maxwell Gant Petty Jason Spadoni Jonathan Spear Mario Stevenson Garett Wibel Ryan Willis

2007 Will Arnold Torey Bennett Terrell Clayton Mit Cole Paul Coryell David Davis Leo Desselle Patrick Fisher Matt Flynn Ali Highsmith Brandon Hurley* Shawn Jordan Micah Metrailer Brandon Nowlin* Doug Planchard Carlos Rachel Roman Starns Renaldo Thompson

Cameron Vaughn Andrew Wright Anthony Zehyoue Jonathan Zenon Keith Zinger

2008 Rahim Alem Caleb Angelle Donnie Chaucer Brady Dalfrey Marlon Favorite Daniel Francis Sean Gaudet Donald Hains Brett Helms Max Holmes Al Jackson Chris Jackson Tyson Jackson Herman Johnson Lavar Johnson Quinn Johnson Tremaine Johnson David Jones Cole Louviere Josh McManus Ryan Miller Phillip Pigott Jacob O’Hair

Luke Sanders Robert Smith Carnell Stewart Curtis Taylor Jimmy Welker 2009 Charles Alexander Chad Baniecki Jeremy Benton Ciron Black Jeremy Bunting Harry Coleman Jacob Cutrera Colt David Josh Dicharry* Josh Graham Lyle Hitt Brandon LaFell Chad Moody Anthony Zehyoue*

2010 Andrew Decker Richard Dugas Zach Elkins Ace Foyil Daniel Graff Orlando Gunn Chris Hawkins David Impastato R.J. Jackson Lazarius Levingston Joe Maltempi August Mangin Danny McCray Chris Mitchell Drake Nevis Marcus Price Kelvin Sheppard Mark Snyder Keiland Williams

2011 Drew Alleman Joseph Barksdale Will Blackwell Bennie Brazell Joey Crappell Travis Daniels Josh Dworaczyk Ian Harding T-Bob Hebert Derek Helton DJ Howard Mitch Joseph Patrick Lipoma T.C. McCartney Jordan Newell Jonathan Nixon Alex Russian James Stampley Brandon Washington

Ben Wilkerson* John Williams

2012 Ryan Anders Demetrius Byrd Dominique Ceazer Taylor Debusk David Detz Paul Felio Trent Hebert Dennis Johnson Austin Kinchen Jarrett Lee Michael Sandoz Gregory Shaw Joshua Thornton

* denotes postgraduate

degree

Offensive linemen T-Bob Hebert (left) and Will Blackwell (right) graduated from LSU in December 2011 after winning an SEC title.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL’s

ULTIMATE SETTING

Tiger STADIUM The Facts

Year Built: 1924 Capacity: 92,542 Largest Crowd: 93,129 vs. #1 Florida, 10/10/09 First Game: vs. Tulane, 11/25/24 First Night Game: vs. Spring Hill, 10/3/31

The Preservation of Tiger Stadium

In August 2010, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva and the Tiger Athletic Foundation launched a campaign to preserve and restore the look of Tiger Stadium. The project included replacing all 428 windows on the North end of the stadium as well as creating new entrances on the North and West Stadium plazas. In the spring of 2012, plans were unveiled to expand the South End Zone, raising the stadium’s capacity to over 100,000. Construction on the South End Zone expansion will begin in the fall of 2012 and be completed prior to the 2014 season.

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“Tiger Stadium is one of the most iconic venues in all of college sports. Tiger fans have grown up there, made friends there, cheered there and cried there. The memories are endless. That is why the preservation of the home of the Tigers is so important.” - Joe Alleva, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics

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“The SCARIEST PLACE TO PLAY IN AMERICA” ESPN.com, OCT. 2007

ESPN College Football Live, May 2011

By the Numbers 221-60-4

30

Night record since 1960

Consecutive wins over non-conference opponents dating back to 2002

385-143-18 All-time record

43-6

21-0

Home record under Les Miles

Record in nonconference home games under Les Miles

30-1

17

Saturday night record under Les Miles

72 Times the crowd has exceeded 90,000

Straight home victories dating back to 2009

8 Trips by the ESPN College Gameday crew

5 Times named the toughest place in the nation to play a road game by a national media outlet

1,500 Old dorm rooms below the east and west stands

13 Undefeated home seasons, including three under Les Miles

93,129

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Fans who witnessed LSU and #1 Florida on Oct. 10, 2009, the largest crowd in the history of Tiger Stadium and the largest to ever watch a football game in Louisiana

Years ranked in the top 10 in national attendance

89th Year of LSU Football in Tiger Stadium dating back to 1924

National Stadium Capacity 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Michigan Penn State Tennessee Ohio State Alabama Texas Georgia

8. LSU

Michigan Beaver Neyland Ohio Bryant-Denny Texas Memorial Sanford

109,901 107,282 102,455 102,329 101,821 100,119 92,756

Tiger

92,542

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“Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s

SATURDAY NIGHT in DEATH VALLEY and here come your Fighting Tigers of LSU!” “It has turned the knees of All-Americans to goo. It has caused coaches to lose their coaching minds. Dark. That combined with Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night is something loud, strange and holy. There is noise in stadiums everywhere from Eugene to Tuscaloosa. Only in Baton Rouge is there a living, breathing being lurking in its grand, old stadium.”

“Three SEC coaches I spoke with who have worked in other leagues say that Tiger Stadium is, by far, the loudest stadium in the country.” - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

- Glenn Dorsey, LSU All-American

“Baton Rouge happens to be the worst place in the world for a visiting team. It’s like being inside a drum.” - Paul “Bear” Bryant, Former Alabama Coach

- Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.com

“(Tiger) Woods pumped both fists and yelled, as jacked as you’ll ever see him. But the crowd explosion drowned out whatever was coming out of his mouth. It was the closest golf has ever come to sounding like fourth-and-goal at LSU’s Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night.”

“My first on the bucket list will be a night game at LSU. I don’t know if I’m ever going to get there. Of all the things in college sports, that would be No. 1.”

- Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports on Tiger Woods’ putt to force a playoff at the 2008 U.S. Open, June 14, 2008

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“LSU students are the best. Part of being the best, is knowing when to be loud, when to be quiet and where to channel your energy. When they are on, they just wreck the other team.”

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“I get asked about the best games I’ve called, and as far as college football goes, the Florida-LSU (2007) environment was as good as I’ve ever been around. I had always heard about night games at Tiger Stadium and had never gotten the chance to call one. It was really special to be a part of that.” - Verne Lundquist, CBS Sports

- Beano Cook, ESPN

“The toughest place to play in the SEC is LSU, Death Valley. The fans there are relentless. They don’t stop at all. They keep going.” - Former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden

“I’m not sure what it was like to walk into the Coliseum, but I bet it was something like this. The best place in the world to watch a sporting event.” - Wright Thompson, ESPN.com

from October 2007 oN ESPN.com

1. LSU, Tiger Stadium 2. Virginia Tech, Lane Stadium 3. Florida, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 4. USC, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 5. Penn State, Beaver Stadium

Most Spirited Student Sections from August 2008 EDITION OF ESPN THE MAGAZINE

1. LSU 2. Wisconsin 3. West Virginia 4. NC State

“Usually when the opposing team does well, the crowd quiets down. All I began to hear was a chant ‘L-S-U, L-S-U.’ It got louder and louder and louder. It was the loudest I’ve ever heard a stadium.” - Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt (on the 2003 LSU-Georgia game)

“Best stadium – Tiger Stadium, LSU. The pre-game festivities. The deafening noise – there’s no other place like it. … it’s the freakiest, funkiest, most frenetic place in all of college football.” - Matt Hayes, Sporting News

“I can tell you there is no finer stadium to play in. The traditions that they place in that stadium like when they announce that it’s Saturday night in Death Valley, when that band plays, when that crowd stands and cheers for the Tigers, there is no place like it in America.” - LSU head coach Les Miles

“Unless your with the opposing team, Tiger Stadium at night is football nirvana.”

- Chris Low, ESPN.com

“So welcome to LSU, where the football is so good the earth moves, where the tailgate chow is so good the Food Network should own broadcast rights, and where the entire atmosphere is so special that people from the other side of the world would rather spend their days listening to a tiger’s roar in Death Valley than go home to the peace and comfort of the Shire.”

- Jim Caple, Senior Writer ESPN The Magazine

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Tiger fans line North Stadium Drive in preparation to see the LSU football team walk down Victory Hill. A little over an hour before kickoff, the Golden Band From Tigerland’s march follows and sets the scene for one of college football’s greatest traditions.

Gameday IN TIGERTOWN

“We’ll just begin here, knowing full well that any other campus can’t possibly touch the magic of a night game in Death Valley. If tradition is tailgating, the LSU band and – if you’re lucky – a Mike the Tiger sighting, then I’m all in.”

- Matt Hayes, Sporting News

“I’d been warmed prior to my first visit to Baton Rouge that the legendary Death Valley mystique was a myth. The assessment couldn’t have been more wrong. Tiger Stadium was as loud as any I’ve heard during the dramatic fourth quarter of Saturday’s Georgia game, the festivities surrounding it as advertised. The streets were lined with purple and gold. Smoke emanated from the grills in the parking lot. Shouts of “Go Tigers” and “Tiger Bait” echoed from the stadium deep into the heart of the campus. And that was just Friday night.”

- Stewart Mandel, SI.com

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Tailgating at lsu A COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

LSU’s legendary tailgating experience was recently named No. 1 by the Associated Press in a September 2010 poll. The campus becomes one of the biggest and best parties in the nation on Saturdays in the fall.

Associated Press Top Tailgating Spots (September 2010)

1. LSU 2. Ole Miss 3. Washington 4. Tennessee 5. Ohio State

ESPN.com’s Top College Tailgating Locations (August 2008)

1. LSU 2. Ole Miss 3. Tennessee 4. Washington 5. Penn State

“Nothing like tailgating on the Bayou. LSU is my personal favorite. Maybe it’s my penchant for the spicy stuff. But there’s nothing like sampling a little gumbo, a little jambalaya and then diving face-first into a shrimp boil. The aroma just walking through the parking lot to Tiger Stadium stays with you the whole day, and the LSU fans get there early and stay late.”

“Walking among the tailgaters here is like strolling through one of Emeril Lagasse’s restaurants. RW once joined a group serving jambalaya, duck and oyster gumbo, stuffed quail, deer sauce picante, wild duck, cochon de lait, Cajun sausage, crawfish etouffee, rabbit, alligator stew and marinated pork tenderloin. And that was for a non-conference game.

- Chris Low, ESPN.com

- Jim Caple, ESPN The Magazine

“LSU fans have descended upon Dallas and reminded us of this truth: when it comes to partying, they’re the pros and we’re all amateurs.”

- Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports (Prior to the 2011 Season Opener against Oregon)

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During the 2011 season, ESPN College GameDay originated from more LSU games than any other school as the Tigers made five appearances. Tyrann Mathieu (above) appeared on the set following a road win at West Virginia. Former LSU baseball pitcher Brian Wilson (left) was the celebrity guest on College GameDay prior to LSU’s win at Alabama on Nov. 5, 2011.

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times LSU has been involved in an ESPN College GameDay telecast, including eight trips to Baton

LSU is one of the most widely recognized programs on the national forefront. With its persistent visibility, millions of college football fans throughout the country see, read and hear about LSU football on a daily basis. Since 2003, that exposure has reached unprecedented heights as the Tigers are one of only three programs nationally to claim two BCS national titles. LSU football games are constantly televised to a national audience.

Rouge ESPN’s Chris Fowler listed LSU as his favorite gameday location in Sports Illustrated On Campus:

1. LSU 2. Texas 3. Texas A&M 4. Florida 5. Air Force

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ESPN reporter Erin Andrews interviews head coach Les Miles following LSU’s seasonopening win over Oregon on ABC. It marked the fourth straight season that LSU opened the year on primetime national television.

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ESPN Headquarters “Car Wash”

LSU coach Les Miles and various players routinely participate in the ESPN “car wash”, a day-long visit to the network’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn. The trip includes appearances on various platforms on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN.com and ESPN Radio, including SportsCenter, College Football Live, the Scott Van Pelt Show and First Take. The interviews give LSU football unprecedented national attention throughout the day on ESPN. The network also visits the LSU campus during the season with its “Road To The National Championship” bus, a traveling studio that allows players and coaches to join ESPN shows for interviews.

Les Miles’ ESPN SportsCenter & College GameDay Commercials LSU head coach Les Miles has taken part in two ESPN commercials. Following the 2007 national title, Miles did a video shoot for the network’s line of “This is SportsCenter” commercials. In the spring of 2011, Miles traveled to Los Angeles to film an ESPN College GameDay commercial with Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Erin Andrews.

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Through social media and traditional sports websites such as ESPN.com and CBSSports.com, LSU football can be followed on a 24-hour basis. The Tigers are a constant in the national spotlight and attract national media from the New York Times to Sports Ilustrated and USA Today.

Media WORLDWIDE Social Media LSU has been on the cutting edge in college athletics when it comes to integrating social media into its traditional website and publications. Through its sports-specific Facebook and Twitter sites, LSU offers its fans in-game updates, behind-the-scenes access to coaches and studentathletes and breaking news. In the summer of 2012, LSU football’s official Facebook page, Facebook.com/LSUFootball, surpassed 760,000 fans. The LSU football Facebook page has more fans than 13 NFL teams and ranks as the second-largest college football team page. In addition, the LSU football Twitter site, @LSUfball, has one of the highest fan-bases in football – pro or college. Head coach Les Miles, who was featured in an April 2009 USA Today article, has his very own Twitter site -- @ LSUCoachMiles. Miles is one of the nation’s most followed coaching personalities in all of collegiate athletics.

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Generation Next LSU’s rise to college football’s elite has seen the Tigers grace the cover of every major sporting magazine. Michael Ford appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated following LSU’s blowout win over Oregon in the 2011 season opener. Patrick Peterson was one of four athletes in the nation to grace the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT issue in January 2011.

On the CoverLSU Football in Magazines

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Football

LSU’s Football Operations Center is an all-in-one facility that includes football offices, locker room, training room, weight room, equipment room and video operations center. The $15 million facility is located on Skip Bertman Drive at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. Built in 2006, the facility is one of the finest of its kind in college athletics, allowing more efficient time for dressing, training and practicing for the LSU football team.

OPERATIONS CENTER

The locker room of the Football Operations Center has 140 stations with lockable storage bins and a padded sitting area. The room also includes four plasma screen TVs and six 27-inch TVs. go online:

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The players lounge allows student-athletes to unwind prior to practice. Players can access computers at multiple work stations, play pool or play PlayStation 3 or XBox 360 on the mega LCD-TV screen.

Charles McClendon

Practice Facility The facility features four 100-yard football practice fields as well as an indoor practice facility. On Sept. 9, 2002, LSU formally named its football practice facility for Charles McClendon, the winningest football coach in school history. McClendon, a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, served as head coach at LSU for 18 seasons, a span that saw the Tigers play in 13 bowl games, compiling a 137-59-7 overall mark. He was named SEC Coach of the Year twice, in 1969 and 1970, and National Coach of the Year in 1970. In the spring of 2009, Momentum Field Turf by Sport Exe was installed on one of the four fields. The field, courtesy of the donation by Scott and Espe Moran, allows the Tigers to simulate outdoor conditions they will see in several stadiums across the country.

100-Yard Indoor

FOOTBALl FIELD The Anderson-Feazel LSU Indoor Field is a 100-yard climatecontrolled practice facility connected to the Operations Center. Built in 1991, the area is 8,250 square feet with Momentum Field Turf by SportExe similar to the Louisiana Superdome.

Every position has its own meeting room, complete with video equipment. The coaching staff also has multiple meeting rooms on the second floor of the facility adjacent to their offices.

The Shirley and Bill Lawton Team Room includes 144 spacious theatrestyle seats for team meetings and film sessions and state-of-the-art audio and visual components necessary for meetings, lectures and reviewing of game footage.

Numerous displays honoring the past and present of LSU football are housed in the Operations Center. This one, outside the weight room, recognizes every first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.

One of the most state-of-the-art video centers in the nation is housed in the Football Operations Center, complete with editing equipment to produce highlight videos and review game footage.

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Strength

The Operations Center houses one of the most complete strength training facilities in the nation. Ranked No. 2 in the nation in a July 2010 poll by ESPN.com, the weight room area includes 16 multi-purpose platform, bench, incline, squat and Olympic lifting stations. It features more than 10,000 square feet of training space and more than 30,000 pounds of weights and equipment.

& Conditioning LSU’s renowned strength and conditioning program is under the direction of Tommy Moffitt, the three-time College Football Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Since Moffitt’s arrival in 2000, the Tigers have consistently been one of the nation’s fittest teams, which translates to on-the-field success. Moffitt was named the best strength coach in America by the Strength Performance Network in 2011.

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ESPN.com’s Top Collegiate Weight Rooms July 2010 1. Texas

2. LSU 3. Nebraska 4. Alabama 5. Oklahoma

4th Quarter Strength Program “The 4th Quarter Program is designed to take our players to the next level. Our focus with the 4th Quarter Program is in five areas – discipline, commitment, toughness, effort and pride. Our players have devoted themselves to these values and, as a result, they are having a great deal of success on the field, in particular the fourth quarter.”

Tommy Moffitt LSU Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Fourth Quarter Success Making a difference down the stretch in every college football game is important, and LSU continues to be one of the nation’s best at making timely plays when it matters most -- the fourth quarter. The Tigers follow one of the most strenuous off-season conditioning programs that prepares the team for what they need when the clock is winding down.

In one of the most physical games in recent memory, LSU outlasted Alabama, 9-6, in overtime during the 2011 regular season. Michael Ford’s 15yard run set up Drew Alleman’s game-winning field goal in overtime.

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LSU’s record over the last 10 years when taking a lead into the fourth quarter, including 21 straight victories when doing so.

The Football Operations Center weight room boasts 12 dumbbell bench stations and features custom iron grip dumbbells and weights made by Body Masters and Eleiko. Adjacent to the weight room is the LSU Indoor Practice Facility where the Tigers conduct summer endurance training in preparation for the season.

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Athletic trainers Jack Marucci, Andy Barker and Shelly Mullenix have over a combined 50 years of experience.

Athletic

Nutrition First LSU is one of the few schools nationally who maintain a state-of-the-art nutritional program for today’s student-athlete. Senior Associate Athletic Trainer Shelly Mullenix and Jamie Mascari, coordinator of sports nutrition, work hand-in-hand with LSU dining services to provide a balanced training table diet.

TRAINING Hydrotherapy Treatment

LSU boasts the largest and most complete athletic training facilities in all of collegiate athletics with both the Operations Center and the Broussard Center for Athletic Training in Tiger Stadium. Both are furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The Operations Center training room features a full view of the practice fields, two hot/cold jacuzzis and an underwater treadmill. The Broussard Center includes an on-site x-ray room, an in-house pharmacy and a hydrotherapy pool. It is also one of the few collegiate training centers with a full-service pharmacy, vision center and dental center.

An integral part of rehabbing and developing LSU student-athletes is the operations center’s hot/cold jacuzzis and an underwater treadmill in a fully equipped Hydrotherapy room. The Broussard training center boasts the largest hydrotherapy pool in both collegiate and professional sports.

Broussard Athletic

Training Center The two story, 22,000 square foot facility contains 20 treatment tables with the newest forms of modalities available, 14 taping stations, a 1,600 square foot rehabilitation area which contains the latest rehabilitation equipment including the Cybex Norm, Woodway treadmills and Body Master select rise equipment. LSU’s multi-million dollar athletic training facility is named in honor of Dr. Martin J. Broussard (left), the legendary athletic trainer whose career spanned over 40 years at LSU.

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Road To Recovery

LSU is one of the top schools in the nation to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner following an injury. The athletic training staff takes a progressive approach to injury identification and thinks “outside of the box.” LSU consults with allied health professionals and uses state-of-the-art surgical procedures that give an athlete a quicker recovery time while looking out for his or her future.

Gameday Wellness The full-time athletic training staff, along with 10 graduate assistants, prepares the players for gameday in the comfort of Tiger Stadium hours before kickoff.

Dental Center A fully functional dental center, staffed by Dr. Robin Levy and Dr. John Vance, is located inside the Broussard Center for Athletic Training.

Vision Center Dr. Don Peavy and Dr. Russell Saloom conduct eye exams for LSU student-athletes in a convenient location in the Broussard Center for Athletic Training.

Pharmacy The LSU Athletic Training Pharmacy is the only one of its kind in college athletics. Staffed by pharmacists Kevin Denoux and Caroline Lancon, the LSU Athletic Training Pharmacy provides the Tigers with first-class service in a convenient location.

Rehabilitation LSU’s Broussard Center for Athletic Training boasts some of the most technologically advanced equipment to aid the recuperation and rehabilitation of LSU’s student-athletes.

Real-Time X-Rays A new state-of-the-art fluoroscope was added in the summer of 2008 that will provide LSU athletic trainers the opportunity to take x-rays on site in the Operations Center. The machine can provide real-time images of the internal structures of a patient.

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Bowl GAMES

LSU has appeared in 12 straight bowl games dating back to 2000. The Tigers have claimed two BCS national titles in that span and won four BCS bowls, which ranks third in the nation. Overall, LSU has played in 43 bowl games, which ranks ninth in the nation. All-American Glenn Dorsey and LSU players (above) celebrate the 2008 BCS National Championship Game win over Ohio State.

2008

2007

2004

2002

BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LSU 38 Ohio State 24

Sugar Bowl LSU 41 Notre Dame 14

SUGAR Bowl LSU 21 Oklahoma 14

SUGAR Bowl LSU 47 Illinois 34

Offensive MVP Matt Flynn threw for 174 yards and tied a school record with four touchdown passes to propel LSU past Ohio State, 38-24, in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game.

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JaMarcus Russell tossed for 332 yards and two TDs to earn MVP honors in the victory over Notre Dame in the 2007 Sugar Bowl.

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MVP Justin Vincent ran for 117 yards and one touchdown in LSU’s 21-14 Sugar Bowl victory in 2004 that gave the Tigers their first national title since 1958.

Rohan Davey passed for a Sugar Bowl-record 444 yards against Illinois to earn MVP honors in 2002 as LSU won in it’s first ever BCS bowl.

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Bowl Appearances

BCS National Championship Game 2008 • 2012

Bowl Game Success Under Les Miles

The months of December and January have seen the Tigers play their best football at the right time of the year. LSU is 5-2 in bowl games under head coach Les Miles. Miles is the only current coach in the SEC to have won his first four bowl games at a school. Since 2005, Miles has won more bowl games than any coach in the SEC. He is also the secondwinningest coach in school history in terms of bowl games.

Bowl Game Victories Under Les Miles

Sugar Bowl 1936 • 1937 • 1938 1950 • 1959 • 1960 1965 • 1968 • 1985 1987 • 2002 • 2004 2007

2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl #10 LSU 40 #9 Miami 3

2007 Sugar Bowl #4 LSU 41

#11 Notre Dame 14

2008 BCS Championship Game

Orange Bowl 1944 • 1962 • 1971 1974 • 1983

#2 LSU 38 #1 Ohio State 24

2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl LSU 38

Capital One Bowl 1979 • 2005 • 2010

#13 Georgia Tech 3

2011 Cotton Bowl #11 LSU 41 #17 Texas A&M 24

Cotton Bowl 1947 • 1963 1966 • 2003 • 2011 Gator Bowl 1987 Chick-fil-A Bowl 1968 • 1996 2000 • 2005 • 2008 Sun Bowl 1971 • 1977 Liberty Bowl 1978 • 1985 Independence Bowl 1995 • 1997 Hall of Fame Bowl 1989

LSU players hoist the Cotton Bowl trophy after winning the 2011 game against Texas A&M (top). Head coach Les Miles captured his first LSU BCS bowl victory with a 41-14 blowout of Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 3, 2007 (above left). LSU dominated Georgia Tech, 38-3, to win its second Chick-fil-A Bowl in four seasons on Dec. 31, 2008 (above right).

Bluebonnet Bowl 1963 • 1972

215-108

LSU has outscored its opponents an impressive 215-108 in seven bowl appearances under head coach Les Miles.

Laying the Foundation

Charlie McClendon, seen here riding the shoulders of his players after guiding the Tigers to a 13-0 victory over Texas in the 1963 Cotton Bowl, led LSU to 13 bowl games in 18 years from 1962-79.

22 All-Time Victories

LSU owns a 22-20-1 mark all-time in bowl games. The 22 wins ranks 10th among all schools nationally and fourth in the Southeastern Conference. LSU won seven bowl games in the previous decade, cementing the Tigers as one of college football’s elite programs. LSU has appeared in more Sugar Bowls (13) than any team in America. 2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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2003 National Champions Louisiana Superdome • Jan. 4, 2004

Great

LSU, the No. 2 team in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, beat No. 1 BCS ranked Oklahoma in the Nokia Sugar Bowl to win the 2003 National Championship, the Tigers’ first title since 1958. Freshman RB Justin Vincent, named the game’s MVP after totaling 117 yards, scampered 64 yards on the first play of the game to set the tone as LSU never trailed, winning 21-14. The LSU defense, ranked No. 1 in the nation, stifled the Sooner’s top-ranked offense, holding Oklahoma to 154 yards and sacking Heisman winning QB Jason White five times.

MOMENTS

1966 Cotton Bowl

Jones to Davis

Tiger Stadium - Oct. 31, 1959

Cotton Bowl - Jan. 1, 1966

Tiger Stadium - Nov. 4, 1972

Billy Cannon’s 89-yard punt return for a touchdown against third-ranked Ole Miss is not only one of the most memorable plays in LSU football history, but it also ranks among the most memorable in college football. Trailing 3-0 late in the game, Cannon, the 1959 Heisman Trophy winner, fielded the punt at the Tiger 11-yard line and began his run into immortality. He eluded seven would-be tacklers down the east sideline and crossed the goal line of Tiger Stadium for the only touchdown of the game, giving the top-ranked LSU Tigers the 7-3 victory.

LSU entered the 1966 Cotton Bowl as a heavy underdog to the second-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks, but the Tigers knew they had nothing to lose and lot a of respect to gain. Arkansas, which entered the game riding a 22-game win streak and knew a victory over LSU meant a possible national title, struck first, but LSU’s Joe Labruzzo reached the endzone twice in the second quarter to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead that would stand and foil the Razorbacks’ hopes of a title.

In one of the most exciting endings to a game in LSU football history, QB Bert Jones connected with RB Brad Davis in the corner of the endzone as time expired and PK Rusty Jackson nailed the extra-point to give the Tigers a 17-16 victory over Ole Miss and keep an 11-game win streak alive.

Cannon’s Halloween Run

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2007 National Champions Louisiana Superdome • Jan. 7, 2008

LSU became the first school in the nation to win multiple BCS national titles as the second-ranked Tigers downed top-ranked Ohio State, 38-24, in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. LSU trailed 10-0 in the first quarter but rallied for 31 unanswered points on a school-record tying four TD passes from QB Matt Flynn to claim the third national title in program history. DT Ricky Jean-Francois garnered defensive Most Outstanding Player honors chiefly for blocking a second-quarter, 38-yard field goal attempt that kept the game tied at 10-10 and swung the momentum completely in LSU’s favor the remainder of the game.

The Earthquake Game

No. 1 Falls!

Bluegrass Miracle

Tiger Stadium - Oct. 8, 1988

Tiger Stadium - Oct. 11, 1997

Commonwealth Stadium - Nov. 9, 2002

QB Tommy Hodson connected with TB Eddie Fuller in the back of the endzone for the touchdown that vaulted LSU to a 7-6 victory over Auburn on Oct. 8, 1988, to help lead the LSU Tigers to their seventh SEC crown. The moment will forever be known as the “Night the Tigers Moved the Earth.” The play caused such a thunderous explosion from the 79,341 fans in Tiger Stadium, the LSU Geology Department registered vibrations on a seismograph machine at the exact moment the touchdown was scored.

Oct. 11, 1997, marked the first time LSU defeated the No. 1 ranked team in the nation when the Tigers upended top-ranked Florida, 28-21, in Tiger Stadium. LSU jumped out to an early lead, but the Gators would score a touchdown with 6:44 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to single digits. LSU’s defense sealed the victory when Raion Hill intercepted a Florida pass with less than three minutes to play and the Tigers ran out the clock to set off one of the greatest celebrations in Tiger Stadium history.

Trailing 30-27 to Kentucky with 11 seconds to play in the game, LSU mounted a two-play 87-yard drive that will forever be known as, “The Bluegrass Miracle.” QB Marcus Randall connected with WR Devery Henderson on the game-winning 75-yard pass as time expired to give the Tigers a 33-30 victory.

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NFL TIGERS

For the first time since the NFL’s merger in 1970, a single college football program produced the first defensive back selected in consecutive drafts as LSU’s Morris Claiborne was taken sixth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. It represented the sixth straight season that the Tigers have had a defensive back drafted.

Pipeline to the Pros LSU is a springboard to those players aspiring to play in the NFL when their college careers are complete. Proof of that lies in the number of NFL Draft picks the Tigers have produced since Les Miles’ arrival at LSU. Since 2006, LSU has generated 42 NFL Draft selections. That figure leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation. For the fifth time in school history, LSU produced multiple first round draft picks when Morris Claiborne and Michael Brockers were selected in 2012. Under Miles, LSU has generated 10 first round draft picks.

Michael Brockers 2012, No. 14 overall pick of the St. Louis Rams

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Patrick Peterson

Tyson Jackson

2011, No. 5 overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals

2009, No. 3 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs

Glenn Dorsey  2008, No. 5 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs

LaRon Landry 2007, No. 6 overall pick of the Washington Redskins

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Les Miles has coached 42 players who have gone on to be picked in the NFL Draft in his seven seasons at LSU. That figure ranks second nationally.

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total NFL First Round picks in LSU history with Morris Claiborne and Michael Brockers becoming the latest in 2012

NFL Draft by the Numbers 4 2 out of the past six NFL Drafts LSU has produced a top five pick under head coach Les Miles

A total of five LSU players were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, including Rueben Randle who was taken in the second round by the Super Bowl champion New York Giants with the 63rd overall pick. Randle became the highest drafted wide receiver for LSU since Craig Davis and Dwayne Bowe went in the 2007 first round.

No. 1 overall picks in LSU history, including Billy Cannon (1960) and JaMarcus Russell (2007)

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8

out of the past nine years that LSU has produced an NFL first round draft pick

6

consecutive seasons of producing a defensive back in the NFL Draft

players drafted in the first three rounds of the 2011 Draft, a school record

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In 2007, Craig Davis and Dwayne Bowe became only the third set of wide receivers from the same school to be drafted in the first round since the inception of the NFL Draft in 1967.

The NFL Draft Under Les Miles (Since 2006) First Round Picks Southern Cal Alabama Ohio State LSU Florida Florida State Tennessee Texas Oklahoma Boston College

12 11 11 10 8 7 7 6 6 6

Total NFL Draft Picks (SEC) LSU Georgia Alabama Florida Auburn Tennessee South Carolina Arkansas

Total NFL Draft Picks (NCAA) 42 39 32 31 24 24 22 20

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Southern Cal LSU Ohio State Georgia Oklahoma Miami Texas Alabama Virginia Tech

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Pro Day at LSU

LSU’s NFL prospects spend one day each spring showcasing their talents in front of nearly 100 NFL representatives, including scouts, coaches and general managers who converge on the LSU campus for Pro Day. Pro Day gives NFL scouts and executives an opportunity to view potential LSU pro prospects first hand through a series of drills. The LSU Indoor Facility and weight room is the ideal setting, giving both prospects and scouts all the necessary resources to conduct a productive session. The NFL Network, ESPN, USA Today along with other members of the media are annually on hand for the event. Coach Les Miles (above right) met with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan at 2012 Pro Day.

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Tigers in the NFL

ONLY ONE

Joseph

Joseph

Travis

Glenn

Early

Kevin

Daniels

Dorsey

Doucet

Faulk

Chris

Devery

Jacob

Trindon

Ricky Jean-Francois

Quinn

Donnie

Johnson

Jones

Brandon

LaRon

Nate

Lazarius

Todd

Danny

Richard

Drake

Stephen

Barksdale

Addai

Henderson

Hawkins

Levingston

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Dwayne

Bowe

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Clark

Holliday

LaFell

Murphy

Michael

Clayton

Jacob

Cutrera

Matt

Howard

Tyson

Bradie

Flynn

Jackson

Landry

Nevis

Green

James

Livings

Peterman

Patrick

Stevan

Perry

Ridley

Riley

Kelvin

Peterson

Curtis

Terrence

Corey

Andrew

Taylor

Toliver

Webster

Sheppard

Whitworth

Marcus

Craig

Keiland

Kyle

Spears

Williams

Steltz

Williams

Super Bowl Tigers A total of 46 former LSU players have played in pro football’s ultimate game. At least one former LSU player has won a Super Bowl title in each of the past 11 years dating back to 2002. That streak is the longest current streak in the Southeastern Conference. Two former Tigers – cornerback Corey Webster and wide receiver Michael Clayton – were on the roster of the victorious New York Giants when they upset the New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI. For Webster, it was his second Super Bowl ring.

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Woods

By The Numbers  Straight years of having a former player in the Super Bowl, the 11 longest streak in the SEC 27 Former players who have won a Super Bowl ring

All-Rookie Pro Bowler

Former LSU All-American Patrick Peterson dazzled fans during his NFL rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals. Peterson earned All-Rookie honors and was elected to the Pro Bowl. He also became the first player in NFL history to record at least four punt return touchdowns of 80 yards in a single season.

Number of Super Bowl rings for Kevin Faulk of the New England 3 Patriots, the most in school history Former players (Randall Gay, Anthony McFarland) who have won 2 Super Bowls with two different teams  8 Number of former players who have won multiple Super Bowl rings 4

Number of Super Bowls played in by running back Kevin Faulk, the most in LSU history.

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LSU has been the home of some of college football’s greatest players. A total of 63 LSU players have earned the distinction of first-team All-America in the 118-year history of the program. Gaynell Tinsley was the first All-American in school history after earning the recognition as an end in 1935. Tommy Casanova, arguably the most versatile player in school history, is LSU’s only three-time first-team All-American. Gaynell Tinsley 1935, 1936

Billy Cannon

Jimmy Taylor

1958, 1959

1957

Jimmy Taylor and Billy Cannon were the faces of LSU’s successful teams of the 1950s. Taylor, who went on to a legendary pro career with the Green Bay Packers, was the first fullback in LSU history to earn All-America honors. Cannon, now a member of the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame, was the national player of the year in 1958 and 1959.

All-Americans LSU has produced 17 first-team All-Americans since Les Miles’ first season in 2005.

Charles Alexander Jerry Stovall 1962

1977, 1978

Bert Jones 1972

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Glenn Dorsey was a unanimous All-America selection at defensive tackle during the 2007 national championship season.

Josh Reed 2001

Wendell Davis 1986, 1987

Wendell Davis, Kevin Faulk and Josh Reed all impacted the SEC record books during their careers. Reed holds the league record for single-season receiving yards per game (145.0), while Davis ranks fourth in SEC annals in that category (113.1). Faulk remains the SEC’s all-time leader in career all-purpose yards (6,833). Glenn Dorsey 2006, 2007

Kevin Faulk 1996

First-Team All-Americans A

Nacho Albergamo, center, 1987 Charles Alexander, tailback, 1977, 1978 Mike Anderson, linebacker, 1970

B

George Bevan, linebacker, 1969 James Britt, cornerback, 1982 Michael Brooks, linebacker, 1985

C Patrick Peterson 2010

Patrick Peterson began a streak of three cornerback All-Americans from LSU in two seasons.

Tyrann Mathieu

Billy Cannon, halfback, 1958, 1959 Warren Capone, linebacker, 1972, 1973 Tommy Casanova, safety, 1969, 1970, 1971 Morris Claiborne, cornerback, 2011

Wendell Davis, split end, 1986, 1987 Glenn Dorsey, defensive tackle, 2006, 2007 Robert Dugas, offensive tackle, 1978

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Ronnie Estay, tackle, 1971

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Alan Faneca, offensive guard, 1997 Kevin Faulk, all-purpose, 1996 Sid Fournet, tackle, 1954 Max Fugler, center, 1958

Tyrann Mathieu, cornerback, 2011 Todd McClure, center, 1998 Anthony McFarland, noseguard, 1998 Eric Martin, split end, 1983 Fred Miller, tackle, 1962 Doug Moreau, end, 1965 Sam Montgomery, defensive end, 2011

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Patrick Peterson, cornerback, 2010 Remi Prudhomme, tackle, 1964 Stephen Peterman, guard, 2003

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Josh Reed, wide receiver, 2001 George Rice, tackle, 1965 Albert Richardson, linebacker, 1982

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John Garlington, end, 1967 Skyler Green, returner, 2003, 2005

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Ali Highsmith, linebacker, 2007

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Greg Jackson, safety, 1988 Bradie James, linebacker, 2002 Josh Jasper, place kicker, 2010 Herman Johnson, offensive guard, 2008 Bert Jones, quarterback, 1972

K LSU made history in 2011 as both Morris Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu became the first cornerback tandem from the same school to earn Associated Press first-team AllAmerica honors in the same season.

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Lance Smith, offensive tackle, 1984 Marcus Spears, defensive end, 2004 Marvin “Moose” Stewart, center, 1935, 1936 Craig Steltz, safety, 2007 Jerry Stovall, halfback, 1962

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2011

Tyler LaFauci, guard, 1973 David LaFleur, tight end, 1996 LaRon Landry, safety, 2006 Chad Lavalais, defensive tackle, 2003

Drake Nevis, defensive tackle, 2010

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2011

Morris Claiborne

L

Ken Kavanaugh, end, 1939 Chad Kessler, punter, 1997

George Tarasovic, center, 1951 Jimmy Taylor, fullback, 1957 Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley, end, 1935, 1936 Billy Truax, end, 1963

W

Corey Webster, cornerback, 2003, 2004 Ben Wilkerson, center, 2004 Kyle Williams, defensive tackle, 2005 Mike Williams, cornerback, 1974 Brad Wing, punter, 2011 Roy “Moonie” Winston, guard, 1961 Claude Wroten, defensive tackle, 2005

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LSU Football

The rich history of LSU football is impossible to portray in only a few pages. However, below are tidbits from the Tiger Football annals that have contributed to the story that is LSU Football. These items are presented as background material with the hope that they will encourage a better understanding of the many traditions that are associated with Tiger football and LSU Athletics.

Y.A. Tittle is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1894 LSU cadets at football practice in the fall of 1894

Alma Mater In 2005, head coach Les Miles established a new tradition at LSU as the Tigers began singing the school’s alma mater on the field following a victory. Miles and his team first sang the school song following LSU’s dramatic 35-31 win at Arizona State in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 10, 2005. For games involving an LSU victory, Miles and the team gather in front of the student section and join the student body in a rendition of the alma mater that has grown into quite a spectacle. Where stately oaks and broad magnolias shade inspiring halls, There stands our dear Old Alma Mater who to us recalls Fond memories that waken in our hearts a tender glow, And make us happy for the love that we have learned to know. All hail to thee our Alma Mater, molder of mankind, May greater glory, love unending be forever thine. Our worth in life will be thy worth we pray to keep it true, And may thy spirit live in us, forever L-S-U.

Billy Cannon, No. 20 The great Billy Cannon, two-time All-American and Heisman Trophy winner, played at LSU from 1957-59. He led the Tigers to the 1958 national championship and is best known for his 89-yard punt return to beat Ole Miss in 1959. In his career, Cannon rushed for 1,867 yards on 359 carries, an average of 5.2 yards per carry and scored 19 rushing touchdowns. He also scored two touchdowns by receiving and one each by punt return, kickoff return and interception return. LSU went 24-7 during Cannon’s stay on the Baton Rouge campus, including 19 straight victories from the end of the 1957 season to the eighth game of the 1959 campaign. Following that 1959 season, Cannon’s jersey was retired into the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame. A sign honoring Cannon was unveiled in the southeast corner of Tiger Stadium during LSU’s game against Ole Miss on Nov. 22, 2008. Cannon was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in the summer of 2009.

The 1962 LSU cheerleaders

Cheerleaders Cheerleaders have long been a part of college football tradition, and the LSU Varsity Cheerleaders are no exception in their role in Tiger gridiron lore. Pregame ceremonies feature the LSU cheerleaders atop Mike the Tiger’s mobile unit as it circles the field. The cheerleaders also traditionally lead the Tigers onto the field before and after halftime of every game. The 1989 Tiger cheerleaders captured the National Championship in the annual Universal Cheerleading Association competition. LSU has finished in the top 10 of that competition in each of the past 11 years. go online:

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Special thanks to Peter Finney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune who has documented the history of LSU football in his book “Fighting Tigers”, Marty Mule’ of the New Orleans Times-Picayune who penned “Eye of the Tiger” in celebration of LSU’s football centennial in 1993, and to the late historian H. Warren Taylor whose relentless pursuit of accurate information and record-keeping in the early years of LSU athletics has kept alive the accomplishments of Tiger athletes in football, basketball, track and boxing dating back to the late 1800s.

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Dormitories Tiger Stadium is unique in that it once housed some 1,500 dorm rooms, home to many LSU students over the years. This concept was introduced in 1928 by T.P. “Skipper” Heard, who can also be credited for bringing night football to Tiger Stadium. Heard learned that LSU president James Smith proposed to use $250,000 to build new dormitories on the LSU campus. Heard sold Smith on the idea of raising the stands on both the East and West sides of the stadium and extending them to the end zones, then constructing the dorms inside the stadium. Thus the University got its dorms and Tiger Stadium’s capacity increased by 10,000 seats in 1931. Today, the dorms are used for storage.

Chinese Bandits The nickname of one of the three units utilized in Paul Dietzel’s three-platoon system that vaulted the Tigers to the 1958 national championship. That year, the first team was named the White Team, an offensive unit was named the Go Team and a defensive unit was tabbed the Chinese Bandits. The White Team, naturally, wore white jerseys and was so named. The Go Team wore gold jerseys as the word “gold” was eventually shortened to “go.” The name “Chinese Bandits” actually originated when Dietzel recalled a line from the old “Terry and The Pirates” comic strip that referred to Chinese Bandits as the “most vicious people in the world.” In their heyday, the Chinese Bandits were featured in Chinese masks in Life magazine. In 1980, the LSU band revived the “Bandit” tune played when the LSU defense stalls any opponent’s drive.

Cotton Bowl (1966) One of the most notable games in LSU football history was the 1966 Cotton Bowl against powerful Arkansas. The Razorbacks went into the New Year’s Day tilt ranked No. 2 in the country and riding a 22-game winning streak. LSU owned a meager 7-3 mark compared to the Hogs’ perfect 10-0 record, but little Joe Labruzzo silenced many a disbeliever to spark the Bayou Bengals to their greatest bowl win. The Tigers left Dallas with a 14-7 win over the Southwest Conference host Razorbacks. The Tigers have appeared in four other Cotton Bowls, tying Arkansas 0-0 (1947), beating Texas 13-0 (1963), losing to Texas 35-20 (2003) and topping Texas A&M, 41-24 (2011).

Earthquake Game (1988) QB Tommy Hodson connected with WR Eddie Fuller in the back of the endzone for the touchdown that vaulted LSU to a 7-6 victory over Auburn on Oct. 8, 1988, to help lead the LSU Tigers to their seventh SEC crown. The moment will forever be known as the “Night the Tigers Moved the Earth,” as the play caused such a thunderous explosion from the 79,341 fans in Tiger Stadium, the LSU Department of Geology registered vibrations on a seismograph machine at the exact moment the touchdown was scored.

Fighting Tigers In the fall of 1896, coach A.W. Jeardeau’s LSU football team posted a perfect 6-0-0 record, and it was in that pigskin campaign that LSU first adopted its nickname, Tigers. “Tigers” seemed a logical choice since most collegiate teams in that year bore the names of ferocious animals, but the underlying reason why LSU chose “Tigers” dates back to the Civil War. During the “War Between the States,” a battalion of Confederate soldiers comprised of New Orleans Zouaves and Donaldsonville Cannoneers distinguished themselves at the Battle of Shenandoah. These Louisiana rebels had been known by their contemporaries as the fighting band of Louisiana Tigers. Thus, when LSU football teams entered the gridiron battlefields in their fourth year of intercollegiate competition, they tagged themselves as the “Tigers.” The 1955 LSU “fourth-quarter ball club” helped the moniker “Tigers” grow into the nickname, “Fighting Tigers.”

The Golden Band from Tigerland

On Dec. 25, 1907, LSU was the first college team to play on foreign soil in Havana, Cuba.

Cuba: Tigers on Foreign Soil LSU was the first college team to play on foreign soil when, in 1907, coach Edgar R. Wingard took his Tigers to Havana for an international gridiron bout. The University of Havana team had dominated every American service team it had played, but had never encountered football collegiate style. The finesse of the Tigers took the big Cuban team by surprise on Christmas Day at Almendares Park and LSU walked away with a convincing 56-0 victory before 10,000 fans.

The grandest band in all the land, the Golden Band from Tigerland, is as much a part of Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium as the team itself. Among the many favorites of LSU fans is the band’s traditional pregame march down North Stadium Drive from the Band Hall to the tune of “Hold That Tiger.” That tradition is a carry-over from the old pregame parades through downtown Baton Rouge. Castro Carazo was the man handpicked by Louisiana Governor Huey Long in 1935 to revamp the Tiger band. Carazo and Long together wrote fan favorite “Touchdown for LSU,” and two years later, Carazo also penned the official LSU fight song, “Fight For LSU.” The tradition of the LSU Tiger Marching Band continues today. The LSU Tiger Marching Band is made up of some 325 musicians, Golden Girls and Colorguard members. In 1997, the band was selected as the top band in the Southeastern Conference by SEC band directors. In December 2001, the band was awarded the Sudler Trophy, the highest honor a collegiate marching band can receive. The award has been called “the Heisman Trophy of marching bands,” according to Frank Wickes, former director of LSU bands. A new, state-of-the-art, 17,640 square foot band hall opened its doors on April 26, 2012.

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The Golden Boot The Golden Boot is a trophy awarded each year to the winner of the Battle for the Golden Boot football matchup between LSU and its SEC rival Arkansas. The trophy was introduced to the series prior to the 1996 season. Molded from 24-karat gold in the shape of the states of Arkansas and Louisiana, the trophy stands four feet in height, weighs nearly 200 pounds and is valued at $10,000. It is believed to be the heaviest trophy awarded in a college football rivalry. After a win in the series, the victorious team keeps the trophy until the following year’s matchup.

The Golden Girls Taking the field with the Tiger Band at LSU for the first time in 1959, the prestigious LSU Golden Girls represent the oldest and most established danceline on the LSU campus. The line consists of a very talented group of young ladies who are chosen each spring by a special audition. The Golden Girls are one of the feature units with the LSU Tiger Band and perform for all home LSU football games and selected campus events, as well as, away games with the full Tiger Band. The 2009 season represented the 50th anniversary of the group’s foundation.

Thirteen members of the LSU football community have the distinction of being inductees into the National Football Foundation College Billy Cannon (left) Football Hall of Charles Alexander Fame that was established in 1947. In 1956, former end Gaynell Tinsley was enshrined in South Bend, Ind., as LSU’s first Hall of Famer. Ken Kavanaugh (1963), Abe Mickal (1967), Doc Fenton (1971), Tommy Casanova (1995), Billy Cannon (2009) and Jerry Stovall (2010) all have been inducted into the event that is annually held at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in December. Charles Alexander became the newest College Football Hall of Famer and the third LSU running back in the last five years to receive the call when he did so in May 2012. Alexander will be officially inducted in December 2012. Five LSU coaches are members of the NFF Hall of Fame, a list that includes the legendary Charles McClendon. Three former LSU players have earned the highest honor of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Steve Van Buren was the first in 1965. Y.A. Tittle, who went on to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in history, was inducted in 1971 after a storied career with the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants. Four-time NFL championship winner and 1962 NFL MVP Jimmy Taylor was enshrined in 1976. Twenty-six LSU football players are also members of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame with Terry Robiskie as the most recent inductee in the summer of 2012.

H-Style Crossbar Unknown to many Tiger fans, the LSU football team still runs onto the field under the same crossbar that stood as part of the north end zone goalpost in Tiger Stadium as early as 1955. It had long been a tradition that the LSU football team enters the field by running under the goalpost when the new “T-style” goalposts came into vogue. By virtue of tradition, the old “H-style” posts stood on the field of Death Valley until they were finally removed in 1984. Part of the crossbar, however, was kept and mounted above the door of the Tiger Den through which the Tigers run onto the field each game. In 1993, in celebration of the centennial of LSU football, the “H-style” goalposts were returned to the end zones of Tiger Stadium. Today, Tiger Stadium is one of only three college stadiums in the nation who still use the “H-style” crossbar. Doak Campbell Stadium at Florida State and Martin Stadium at Washington State are the other two.

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Halloween Run

Drama on Halloween is as traditional as pumpkins and goblins for LSU and Ole Miss. These schools have met seven times on Oct. 31 with the series tied at 3-3-1. The most notable game on All Hallow’s Eve was the 1959 thriller that saw Billy Cannon return a punt 89 yards to spur a 7-3 Tiger victory. The Tigers and Rebels next met on Halloween in 1964. Ole Miss led 10-3 late in the fourth quarter in Death Valley when LSU scored a touchdown to make it 10-9. Quarterback Billy Ezell then threw to Doug Moreau in the front corner of the endzone on the two-point conversion, at nearly the exact point where Cannon had crossed the goal line five years earlier for an 11-10 win. There was a 17-year drought before the teams played on Oct. 31 again, this time at Jackson in 1981. A seesaw battle ended with a 46-yard field goal off the foot of LSU’s David Johnston as time expired for a 27-27 tie. In the most recent meeting, the teams engaged in the first overtime game in LSU history at Oxford in 1998, but Ole Miss emerged with a 37-31 win. LSU is 8-6-1 all-time on Halloween night, including a 42-0 shutout of Tulane in Tiger Stadium in 2009.

There have been longer scoring plays in LSU football history, but Billy Cannon’s 89-yard punt return against Ole Miss in 1959 is simply, and undeniably, the most famous play in Tiger gridiron records. In fact, some consider it one of the most memorable in college football history. It was an eerie, misty and humid Halloween night, and the Rebels of Mississippi took a 3-0 lead into the final quarter, threatening to end an 18-game LSU win streak. On third and 17 from the Ole Miss 42, the Rebels’ Jake Gibbs punted 47 yards to the Tiger 11 where Cannon hauled it in on the bounce. Cannon careened off seven tacklers down the east sideline and darted 89 yards to immortality. Some say it may have been that run that assured Cannon of the Heisman Trophy he received at season’s end. LSU celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the legendary play in 2009 as Cannon was recognized on the field during the Tigers’ game with Tulane on Halloween night.

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Helmets LSU’s helmet is a striking tradition that has seen its share of changes since the program’s inception. From 1947-55, a dark gold helmet was used by the Tigers. Then in 1956, head coach Paul Dietzel entered his second season by introducing a new helmet design. The helmet was changed to a yellow gold, similar to that of the Green Bay Packers, that featured a white one-inch center stripe and purple three-quarter-inch flanking stripes. It is a look that has become synonymous and identified with LSU football since its unveiling. The 1957 Tigers had the addition of black two-inch “NCAA style” identifying numerals placed on each side of the helmet and that size expanded to three inches in 1958, the year of LSU’s first national title. In 1972, a logo first appeared on the helmet. In 1977, the look of the helmet that is used today was adopted.

Ice Bowl (1946) The Tigers of 1946, though not one of Bernie Moore’s two SEC Championship teams, was surely one of Moore’s finest squads. Only a 26-7 loss at the hands of SEC foe Georgia Tech spoiled the season and the Y.A. Tittle-led Bayou Bengals landed in the Cotton Bowl against Arkansas and star Razorback Smackover Scott. But ice, sleet and snow pelted Dallas on that Jan. 1 as LSU filled oil drums with charcoal and started fires for makeshift heaters on the field. Fans built fires in the stands and watched the Tigers roll to 271-54 advantage in total yardage and a 15-1 lead in first downs. Those numbers, however, didn’t equate on the scoreboard that showed 0-0 at game’s end. The Tigers finished the season with a 9-1-1 record in Moore’s penultimate season as head coach.

The Kingfish No single person can be credited for building LSU football into the entity it is today, but one of the men who most influenced the popularity of Tiger football was neither a player nor a coach. The “Kingfish,” Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long, never shied from using his political influence to aid the cause of LSU football. Two examples: In 1934, athletic director T.P. Heard reported low advance sales for the LSU-SMU game because of a circus coming to town the night of the game. Long contacted the proper Barnum and Bailey representatives and informed them of a near-forgotten animal-dipping law. The show was canceled and LSU-SMU ticket sales took off. Later that same year, Long used his influence to “entice” passenger agents of the Illinois Central Railroad to lower fares for LSU students traveling to a road football game. When Long threatened to reassess the value of railroad bridges in the state from $100,000 to $4 million, the railroad generously agreed to give LSU students a $6 roundtrip fare for the Vanderbilt game that season.

Night Games in Tiger Stadium The tradition of playing night games in Tiger Stadium began on Oct. 3, 1931, when LSU downed Spring Hill, 35-0, under the lights. The idea of night football was introduced by T.P. “Skipper” Heard, then graduate manager of athletics and later athletics director. Several reasons were cited for playing LSU games at night, including avoiding the heat and humidity of afternoon games, avoiding scheduling conflicts with Tulane and Loyola and giving more fans the opportunity to see the Tigers play. An immediate increase in attendance was noted, and night football soon became ingrained in LSU football lore. LSU has also traditionally played better at night than in the light of day. Since 1960, LSU is 22160-4 (.782) under the lights of Tiger Stadium and 27-25-3 (.518) during the day at home. Since head coach Les Miles took over the program in 2005, the Tigers have been dominant at home and especially at night. Under Miles, LSU boasts a 30-1 Saturday Night record in Tiger Stadium. Heading into the 2012 season, the Tigers carry the nation’s longest home winning streak at 17 games.

Numbering System LSU, in 1952, introduced a unique - and short-lived - jersey numbering system. The idea of coach Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley and publicity director Jim Corbett, the system utilized an abbreviation of the player’s position on his jersey. Thus, ends, guards and tackles wore the letters “E”, “G” and “T” followed by a single-digit number. The right side of the line wore even numbers, the left side odd numbers. In similar fashion the centers, quarterbacks, left halfbacks, right halfbacks and fullbacks wore”C”, “Q”, “L”, “R” and “F”, respectively, followed by singledigit numerals. The 1953 LSU yearbook, the Gumbo, boldly predicted that the new system “may revolutionize the football jersey manufacturing industry.” It didn’t.

Ole War Skule LSU began in 1860 as the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy, shortly before the beginning of the Civil War. In fact, LSU’s first superintendent was Civil War commander William Tecumseh Sherman. “Ole War Skule” was formerly a popular reference to LSU, as was the term “Old Lou.”

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Perfect Seasons LSU has had six unblemished seasons in its history. The Tigers first went undefeated and untied in 1895 under head coach A. P. Simmons with a 3-0 record, but the first truly great LSU team is considered to be the 1908 squad led by one of the most legendary players to wear the Purple and Gold--Doc Fenton. That 1908 team, coached by Edgar R. Wingard, soared through a 10-game schedule without a loss or tie as Fenton scored an incredible 125 points on the year. It was 50 years before LSU would post another perfect season, winning the national championship in 1958 with an 11-0 mark.

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Purple & Gold There is some discrepancy in the origin of Royal Purple and Old Gold as LSU’s official colors. It is believed that those colors were worn for the first time by an LSU team in the spring of 1893 when the LSU baseball squad beat Tulane in the first intercollegiate contest played in any sport by Louisiana State University. Team captain E.B. Young reportedly hand-picked those colors for the LSU squad. Later that year, the first football game was played. On Nov. 25, 1893, football coach/chemistry professor Dr. Charles Coates and some of his players went into town to purchase ribbon to adorn their gray jerseys as they prepared to play the first LSU gridiron game. Stores were stocking ribbons in the colors of Mardi Gras -purple, gold, and green - for the coming Carnival season. However, none of the green had yet arrived at Reymond’s Store at the corner of Third and Main streets. Coates and quarterback Ruffin Pleasant bought up all of the purple and gold stock and made it into rosettes and badges.

The Rag The Rag was the traditional spoils of victory in the LSU-Tulane rivalry for many years. This flag, decorated half in LSU’s colors of purple and gold and the other half adorned in the green and white of Tulane, was held for one year by the victorious school until the game the following season. The whereabouts of the original flag are unknown; however, a new version of The Rag was awarded to the LSU squad after the Tigers defeated the Greenies, 48-17, in the 2001 season opener in Death Valley.

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Like Knights of old, Let’s fight to hold The glory of the Purple Gold.

Hey Fightin’ Tigers

Let’s carry through, Let’s die or do To win the game for dear old LSU.

Hey, Fightin’ Tigers, fight all the way Play Fightin’ Tigers, win the game today. You’ve got the know how, you’re doing fine, Hang on to the ball as you hit the wall And smash right through the line You’ve got to go for a touchdown Run up the score. Make Mike the Tiger stand right up and roar. ROAR! Give it all of your might as you fight tonight and keep the goal in view. Victory for L-S-U!

LSU’s rivalry with the Green Wave of Tulane was a natural from the game’s infancy. The Greenies won LSU’s first football game in 1893 by a 34-0 count, but over the ensuing seasons, the Tigers have dominated the series and own a 68-22-7 margin over their neighbors from New Orleans. The proximity of the schools made for the development of the rivalry in its early years and, by 1913, fans began to travel the distance by automobile instead of by train. Today’s Tiger fan can traverse the distance from Tiger Stadium to the Louisiana Superdome in less than 90 minutes, but in the early years, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune “with a good car, it can be negotiated in perfect comfort in six hours.” The two schools renewed the series in 2007 as LSU defeated Tulane, 34-9, in the Superdome. The most recent meeting occurred in 2009 when the Tigers shutout the Green Wave, 42-0, on Halloween night in Tiger Stadium.

Keep trying for that high score; Come on and fight, We want some more, some more. Come on you Tigers, Fight! Fight! Fight! for dear old L-S-U. RAH!

Following a victory, the LSU football team sings “Hey Fightin’ Tigers” in the locker room.

Touchdown for LSU Tigers! Tigers! They’ve come to town, They fight! They fight! Call a first down, Just look them over, and how they can go, Smashing the line with runs and passes high and low.

“Hey, Fighting Tigers,” was adapted from the Broadway show tine “Hey, Look Me Over” by Cy Coleman. The song appeared in the musical Wildcat starring Lucille Ball. LSU obtained special permission to use the melody that can be heard in and around Tiger Stadium on Saturday nights in the fall.

Touchdown! Touchdown! It’s Tigers’ score. Give them hell and a little bit more. Come on you Tigers, Fight them, you Tigers, Touchdown for LSU. Rah! U. Rah!

Fight for LSU (Official Fight Song)

Tiger Rag (Hold that Tiger)

Billy Cannon and Warren Rabb make a stop at the South End Zone.

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Long ago, way down in the jungle Someone got an inspiration for a tune, And that jingle brought from the jungle Became famous mighty soon. Thrills and chills it sends thru you! Hot! so hot, it burns you too! Tho’ it’s just the growl of the tiger It was written in a syncopated way, More and more they howl for the “Tiger” Ev’ry where you go today They’re shoutin’ Where’s that Tiger! Where’s that Tiger! Where’s that Tiger! Where’s that Tiger! Hold that Tiger! Hold that Tiger! Hold that Tiger!

South End Zone Whether it be the 1959 goal line stand that sealed victory for the Tigers against Ole Miss on the “Billy Cannon Run” night or Bert Jones’ pass to Brad Davis as time expired to beat the Rebels in 1972, the south end zone of Tiger Stadium has become somewhat of an enigma for the sometimes strange and often memorable plays in LSU football. The Tiger defenders have put together numerous goal line stands at the south end zone, including the following games: 1985 Colorado State, 1985 Florida, 1986 North Carolina, 1986 Notre Dame, 1988 Texas A&M, 1991 Florida State, 1992 Miss. State and 1996 Vanderbilt. In 1988, the Tigers stymied the Texas

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A&M Aggies at the LSU two-yard line despite the distraction of a bank of lights going dark midway through A&M’s series of plays. For that series, LSU’s defense was nicknamed the “Lights Out Defense.” The first great goal line stand at that end of the field may have been in that 1959 game when Warren Rabb and Billy Cannon halted Ole Miss’ Doug Elmore at the one-yard line for the 7-3 victory. Then, in 1971, the first and most memorable of LSU’s three goal line stands against Notre Dame was at the one-yard line at the South end of the field as Louis Cascio and Ronnie Estay hit the Irish’s Andy Huff at the goal en route to a 28-8 Tiger victory.

Super Bowl Champions Super Bowl champion is a phrase that has become synonymous with former LSU football players. A total of 46 former Tigers have played in pro football’s ultimate game and 27 have claimed a Super Bowl ring. At least one former LSU player has won a Super Bowl title in each of the past 11 years dating back to 2002. LSU greats Jimmy Taylor of the Green Bay Packers and Johnny Robinson of the Kansas City Chiefs played in the first Super Bowl in 1967. Robinson and offensive lineman Remi Prudhomme were the first to win a Super Bowl as the Chiefs claimed Super Bowl IV with a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster became the most recent Super Bowl champion, earning his second ring when the Giants upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Kevin Faulk has claimed more Super Bowl rings than any former Tiger in school history with three – all with the New England Patriots.

Victory Hill A pregame ritual for many Tiger fans is to line North Stadium Drive in the hours before kickoff to see the Tiger Marching Band in its walk from the band hall. The band pauses each game on the hill next to the Journalism Building to play “Tiger Rag,” to the delight of the LSU throngs. Former head coach Curley Hallman began the tradition in the early 1990s of leading the team by foot down Victory Hill from Broussard Hall two hours before the game. That practice became so popular that Gerry DiNardo, Nick Saban and Les Miles have continued the tradition, even though the team began to stay in a hotel the night before home games. The team buses drive from the on-campus Lod Cook Hotel to the top of Victory Hill between the Academic Center and Journalism Building in order for the players to make their traditional walk down.

Former LSU cornerback Corey Webster started for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

John Ferguson

Jim Hawthorne

Voice of the Tigers For more than 40 years, John Ferguson was known as the “Voice of the Tigers.” Ferguson’s distinctive baritone voice could be heard nationwide as few teams played night games during his tenure, which began in 1946. The most famous call of all plays, though, belongs to J.C. Politz who was the “Voice of the Tigers” in 1959 when Billy Cannon made his legendary 89-yard Halloween run. Ferguson later returned to the broadcast booth doing television for TigerVision broadcasts beginning in 1984. At that time, Jim Hawthorne took over the radio duties and remains today the football, men’s basketball and baseball “Voice of the Tigers.” Hawthorne has called some of the greatest moments in LSU history, including play-by-play for the Tigers’ 2003 and 2007 national championship seasons. Ferguson passed away at the age of 86 on Dec. 19, 2005.

Tailgating It has often been pondered whether the attraction of night football is because of the excitement of the atmosphere created by a game under the lights, the more pleasant weather of an evening after the sun has set, or because it allows more time for tailgating. If it is not football that people of South Louisiana crave, then it is food. Tiger fans arrive as early as Thursday evening for Saturday games, set up their motor homes and kick back for a weekend of cooking and enjoyment for two days until kickoff. A stroll across the LSU campus and through the parking lots is a veritable connoisseur’s treat. Common entrees include crawfish, boiled shrimp and jambalaya and, on occasion, one will run across a cochon-de-lait (pig roast). In 2008, ESPN.com ranked LSU as the top tailgating destination in America. In 2010, Sporting News, proclaimed “Saturday Night in Death Valley” and Tiger tailgating as the top traditions in all of college football. LSU’s legendary tailgating experience was recently named No. 1 by the Associated Press in a September 2010 poll.

“Billy Cannon watches it bounce, he takes it at his own 11, he comes back upfield to the 15, stumbles momentarily, he’s at the 20, running hard at the 25, gets away from one man at the 30, still runs at the (inaudible) ...at the 35, at the 45... he’s on the 50, he’s in the clear on the 45, the 40 (inaudible due to crowd noise)...the 15, the 10, the 5 he scores! “Billy Cannon raced some 89 yards for a touchdown. Listen to the cheers for Billy Cannon as he comes off the field...great All-American!” - J.C. Politz, “Voice of the Tigers” Oct. 31, 1959 2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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A TO Z “I’m so honored and proud to welcome the LSU Tigers here as the national champs. God bless you. God bless LSU, and God bless America.” 

President George W. Bush April 7, 2008

The Tigers celebrated (above) the 2007 national title on the South Lawn of the White House. Rodney Reed (right) presents President George W. Bush with an LSU national championship jersey to honor the 2003 National Champions.

The White House Winning BCS national championships carries the privilege of visiting Washington D.C., and touring the White House. The Tigers have taken part in Champions Day at the White House following its two recent BCS titles. Head coach Les Miles and his team had the chance to meet President George W. Bush on the South Lawn in April 2008. Miles presented President Bush with a No. 7 jersey, in reference to the 2007 season, and Jacob Hester gave the 43rd president of the United States a bronze football. LSU also took a tour of the National Mall area which including visits to the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the National World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Tigers visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, toured the Pentagon and witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at the Arlington National Cemetery.

(Far Left) LSU wears their traditional white jerseys. (Top Left) “LSU” was added to the chest of the jersey in 2009, the first time in modern school history that the name of the school appeared on the jersey. (Bottom Left) In 1997, LSU wore gold jerseys, along with white helmets, against Notre Dame in the Independence Bowl.

White Jerseys LSU is one of the few college football teams that traditionally wear white jerseys for home games. The tradition originated when LSU won its first national championship in 1958. Head coach Paul Dietzel had a habit of tinkering with the uniform every year. In 1958, he chose to wear white jerseys for LSU’s home games, and the Tigers subsequently won the national championship. A superstitious man, Dietzel didn’t change the uniform after that season. LSU continued to wear white jerseys for home games throughout the Charlie McClendon Era. When Jerry Stovall took over as head coach in 1980, he said the

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Tigers would occasionally wear purple jerseys so that home fans could see a different color. In 1982, the NCAA changed its jersey rule, requiring teams to wear dark colored jerseys for home games. The Tigers wore purple jerseys for all home games from 1983 to 1994. When Gerry DiNardo became head coach in 1995, he vowed to change the NCAA jersey rule. After petitioning the rules committee of the American Football Coaches Association, he personally met with each member of the NCAA Football Rules Committee. DiNardo’s efforts were successful and the Tigers were allowed to wear white jerseys again

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beginning in 1995. A stipulation of the new rule was that the visiting team would have to give the home team permission to wear the white jerseys. The first team to deny LSU’s request was DiNardo’s former team, Vanderbilt. Instead of going back to purple jerseys, the Tigers took to the field in new gold jerseys. The SEC later adopted a league rule stipulating that the home team has sole discretion in determining its jersey color. Nick Saban became LSU’s head coach in 2000 and continued the white jersey tradition, but with a twist. Saban decided that LSU would wear purple jerseys for all non-SEC games, except

the home opener. That tradition continues today. In 1997, LSU donned gold jerseys against Notre Dame in the Independence Bowl. In the 2009 regular season finale against Arkansas, the Tigers sported white Nike Pro Combat uniforms trimmed in purple and gold accents. LSU was only one of 10 schools across the country to wear the uniform. Nike designed the Pro Combat uniform to address the evolution of the game. LSU wore a similar Pro Combat uniform against Auburn during the 2011 season.

One team national championship, three Southeastern Conference championships and 15 teams qualifying for NCAA postseason play in 201112 continued the tradition of excellence established by LSU Athletics. A banner year saw the women’s outdoor track and field team claim its 15th national title. On the diamond, the softball team reached its first College World Series since 2004 under firstyear coach Beth Torina, while Paul Mainieri led the baseball Tigers to their 15th SEC title and a No. 9 national ranking. A 13-win season, an SEC title and a No. 2 national ranking perpetuated the success of the football team under Les Miles.

LSU Athletics Championship TRADITION The LSU men and women recorded fourth-place finishes in the final Capital One Cup Athletic rankings for 2011-12. LSU joined UCLA as the only schools to place in the top four in both the men’s and women’s rankings. Final Men’s Standings 1. Florida 104 2. Arizona 90 3. UCLA 82

Final Women’s Standings 1. Stanford 152.5 2. UCLA 110 3. Alabama 100

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5. North Carolina 75

5. Duke 83

Men’s Basketball (1) 1935 Boxing (1) 1949 Football (3) 1958, 2003, 2007 Men’s Golf (4) 1940, 1942, 1947, 1955 Men’s Indoor Track (2) 2001, 2004 Women’s Indoor Track (11) 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004 Men’s Outdoor Track (4) 1933, 1989, 1990, 2002 Women’s Outdoor Track (15) 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 Baseball (6) 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009

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Seven Straight Top 20 Director’s Cup Finishes LSU has garnered seven straight top-20 finishes in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings, recognizing an athletic program’s overall success. 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

47 National Team Championships

20th 17th 8th 9th 19th 19th 13th

Baseball (15) 1939, 1943, 1946, 1961, 1975, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2009, 2012 Men’s Basketball (10) 1935, 1953, 1954, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1991, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2012 Women’s Basketball (3) 2005, 2006, 2008 Football (11) 1935, 1936, 1958, 1961, 1970, 1986, 1988, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2011 Men’s Golf (15) 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1986, 1987 Women’s Golf (1) 1992 Gymnastics (1) 1981 Men’s Swimming & Diving (1) 1988 Men’s Tennis (4) 1976, 1985, 1998, 1999 Men’s Indoor Track (4) 1957, 1963, 1989, 1990 Women’s Indoor Track (12) 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2011 Men’s Outdoor Track (22) 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1988, 1989, 1990 Women’s Outdoor Track (13) 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2007, 2008 2010, 2011, 2012 Softball (5) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 Volleyball (5) 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2009 Overall NCAA Championships *

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In a time when subsidies for college athletics across the country are reaching an all-time high, a report published by USA Today in January 2010 indicated that LSU and Nebraska are the only two athletic departments in the nation that receive no subsidies.

During the 2011-12 athletic year, LSU claimed Southeastern Conference championships in football and baseball in the same season for the first time in school history.

1. UCLA 2. Stanford 3. USC 4. Abilene Christian Kenyon 6. Oklahoma State 7. LSU 8. Texas Arkansas Penn State

108 103 94 57 57 50 43 41 41 41

Overall Women’s NCAA Championships

1. Stanford 2. UCLA 3. College of New Jersey 4. LSU 5. Kenyon

43 37 31 26 25

* - The NCAA does not recognize champions from the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision

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On the Prowl Mike the Tiger was recently ranked in the top three in a Bleacher Report poll of college football’s top live mascots. Mike’s habitat is one of the most visited attractions in the state of Louisiana located in the shadows of the north endzone of Tiger Stadium.

Mike The Tiger History of Mike Few mascots in the country are as admired as Mike the Tiger. LSU’s live Bengal mascot serves as the graphic image of all LSU athletic teams. The school has had six mascots, with the most recent, Mike VI, taking over the reign prior to the 2007 national championship football season. LSU veterinarian Dr. David Baker began the search for the young tiger after his predecessor, Mike V, died in May 2007 of renal failure at the age of 17. The sevenyear-old Bengal/Siberian mix, formerly known as “Roscoe,” was donated to LSU by Great Cats of Indiana in Idaville, Ind., a nonprofit sanctuary and rescue facility for big cats and other large carnivores. Mike’s ride through Tiger Stadium before home games in a travel trailer topped by the LSU cheerleaders is a school tradition. Before entering the stadium, his trailer on wheels is parked next to the opponent’s locker room in the southeast end of the stadium. Opposing players must make their way past Mike’s trailer to reach their locker room. Tradition dictates that the Tigers will score a touchdown for every growl issued by Mike before a football game. For many years, Mike was prompted to roar by pounding on the cage. Objections of cruel punishment brought about the use of recorded growls

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1936-1956 Trainer and namesake Mike Chambers with Mike I housed in City Park Zoo. to play to the crowd before the games. That practice was discontinued shortly afterward and today Mike participates in the pregame tradition without provocation. In the mid-1980’s, pranksters cut the locks on Mike IV’s cage and freed him in the early-morning hours just days before the annual LSU-Tulane clash. Mike roamed free, playfully knocking down several small pine trees in the area, before being trapped in the Bernie Moore Track Stadium where police used tranquilizer guns to capture and return the Bengal Tiger to his home. The incident was reminiscent of a kidnapping of Mike I many years ago by Tulane students before a Tiger-Green Wave battle.

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Prior to kickoff Mike VI and the LSU cheerleaders parade around the field of Tiger Stadium.

The original Mike was purchased from the Little Rock Zoo in 1936 for $750, with money contributed by the student body. Originally known as “Sheik” at the time of his purchase, his name was changed to Mike to honor Mike Chambers who served as LSU’s athletic trainer when the first mascot was purchased. The first Mike was housed in the Baton Rouge Zoo for one year before a permanent home was constructed near Tiger Stadium. Mike I reigned for 20 years before dying of pneumonia.

Mike’s Habitat In 2005, a new environment (above) was created for Mike that is 15,000 square feet in size with lush planting, a large live oak tree, a beautiful waterfall and a stream evolving from a rocky backdrop overflowing with plants and trees. The habitat has, as a backdrop, an Italianate tower - a campanile - that creates a visual bridge to the Italianate architectural vernacular that is the underpinning of the image of the entire beautiful LSU campus. This spectacular habitat features state-of-the-art technologies, research, conservation and husbandry programs, as well as educational, interpretive and recreational activities. It is, in essence, one of the largest and finest Tiger habitats in the United States.

Sneaux Day On Dec. 11, 2008, a winter storm blanketed Baton Rouge that hadn’t been seen in decades. The early white Christmas gave Mike VI, LSU’s live Bengal/Siberian tiger, a chance to relax and play in nearly two inches of accumulation.

1956-1958

1958-1976

1976‑1990

1990-2007

2007-present

Mike II

Mike III

Mike IV

Mike V

Mike VI

The second Mike served a brief reign, lasting only through the 1957 season before dying of pneumonia in the spring of 1958. He was born at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and came to LSU on Sept. 28, 1956. The young tiger was held overnight in Tiger Stadium and unveiled Sept. 29, the opening day of the football season.

Just in time for the 1958 national championship season, Mike III was purchased from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Wash., following a “national search” by then-athletic director Jim Corbett. The student body contributed $1,500 for the purchase of the tiger. Mike III served as mascot for 18 seasons, dying after the only losing season of his reign, as LSU posted a 5-6 record in 1975.

Mike IV reigned over Tiger athletics for 14 years after being donated to the school by August A. Busch III from the Dark Continent Amusement Park in Tampa, Fla, on Aug. 29, 1976. Born on May 15, 1974, Mike’s age and health were determining factors in his retirement to the Baton Rouge Zoo in 1990. Mike IV died of old age in March of 1995 at the age of 21.

Mike V was donated by Dr. Thomas and Caroline Atchison of the Animal House Zoological Park in Moulton, Ala. Dr. Sheldon Bivin of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine traveled to Alabama and brought the baby tiger back to Baton Rouge. Born Oct. 18, 1989, the new tiger was introduced to LSU fans at a basketball game against Alabama in February of 1990. He officially began his reign on April 30, 1990, when he was moved into the tiger habitat across from Tiger Stadium. Mike V died on May 18, 2007, at the age of 17.

Mike VI arrived in Baton Rouge on Aug. 25, 2007, thanks to the donation by Great Cats of Indiana. He was officially designated as the successor to Mike V on Sept. 8, when LSU played host to Virginia Tech. Six days later, on Sept. 14, 2007, a ceremony was held to honor Mike V and dedicate the habitat to Mike VI. The seven-year-old Bengal/Siberian mix, formerly known as “Roscoe,” reigned over a football national title in his first year and most recently, a 2011 Southeastern Conference championship and perfect regular season.

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LSU GREATS

The following nine individuals are the only athletes to have their jerseys retired by LSU. Men’s basketball has retired the No. 23 for Pete Maravich, No. 50 for Bob Pettit, Jr., No. 33 for Shaquille O’Neal and No. 40 for Rudy Macklin. Women’s basketball retired the No. 33 for Seimone Augustus. Football’s only two retired jerseys are the No. 20 worn by Billy Cannon and the No. 37 worn by Tommy Casanova. Baseball retired the No. 15 in honor of longtime coach and former athletics director Skip Bertman and the No. 20 for Ben McDonald. Casanova, Macklin and McDonald joined the prestigious list in May 2009. Augustus became the first woman in LSU Athletics history to have her jersey retired in January 2010.

WORLD-CLASS TIGERS Ashleigh Clare-Kearney • In 2009, became first LSU gymnast to capture two individual national titles

Glen “Big Baby” Davis • 2006 First-Team All-American • 2008 NBA World Champion

Sylvia Fowles • Three-time All-American • 2008 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist • WNBA All-Star Game MVP

Susan Jackson •Three-time NCAA individual champion • 2009-10 SEC Female Athlete of the Year • 2010 NCAA Gymnast of the Year

Esther Jones • 21-time track All-American • 1992 Olympic Gold medalist

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50 Bob Pettit

Pettit led LSU to its first NCAA Final Four in 1953 and he later became the first player in NBA history to exceed the 20,000-plus point barrier. Pettit is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, and in 1997, he was named as one of the top 50 players in NBA history.

23 Pete Maravich

“Pistol Pete,” Maravich still holds the NCAA record for career points with 3,667 and for career scoring average with 44.2 points a game. He was selected the National Player of the Year in 1970 after leading the Tigers to the NIT Final Four. He scored 50-plus points an amazing 28 times. He went on to a 10-year professional career and was selected as one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players in 1997.

20 Billy Cannon

One of the true legends of college football in the South, Cannon was the 1959 Heisman Trophy winner and helped the Tigers to the 1958 national title. Cannon’s most memorable performance came in 1959 against Ole Miss when No. 1 LSU trailed No. 3 Ole Miss 3-0 in the fourth quarter. He fielded a punt, broke seven tackles and returned it 89 yards for the 7-3 victory. He went on to a successful 11-year professional career.

33 Shaquille O’Neal

O’Neal was the first pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He was named MVP of the league in 2000 and was a three-time NBA Finals MVP after leading the Los Angeles Lakers to three World Championships. At LSU, O’Neal averaged 21.6 points and 13.6 rebounds for his career, and in 1991, he was named the World’s Amateur Athlete of the Year as well as SEC Athlete of the Year and National Player of the Year. In 1997, he was named as one of the top 50 players in NBA history.

15 Skip Bertman

A legend in the college baseball ranks, Bertman created a dynasty at LSU, guiding the Tigers to five national titles in a 10-year stretch from 1991-2000. He also coached the United States to a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and was an assistant on the gold medal-winning U.S. squad in Seoul, Korea, in 1988. Bertman retired from coaching following the 2001 season and served as LSU’s athletics director for seven years. Bertman was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

About LSU Retired Jerseys The retirement of the jerseys of Casanova, McDonald, Macklin and Augustus comes under a new provision of the LSU jersey retirement bylaws that says the retirement of an athlete’s jersey in a particular sport does not preclude a current student-athlete in that sport from wearing the jersey number in that or any other sport, subject to the discretion of the head coach. This provision applies only to jerseys retired after January 1, 2007, so the numbers worn by Maravich, Pettit, O’Neal, Cannon and Bertman may never again be worn by future student-athletes in their respective sports. To have a jersey retired at LSU, an athlete must have completed intercollegiate competition for LSU a minimum of five years prior to nomination. Athletes must have demonstrated truly unusual and outstanding accomplishments, exceeding and in addition to all criteria used for Hall of Fame selection. Nominees must have a unanimous vote of support from the Hall of Fame committee.

Rudy Macklin

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Rudy Macklin was a two-time basketball All-American selection during his Tiger career from 1976-81 during which time he became LSU’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,276 boards and the second-leading scorer in school history behind only the legendary Pete Maravich with 2,080 points. He led the Tigers to two Elite Eight appearances and the 1981 Final Four in Philadelphia. He still holds the school single game rebound record with 32, a mark like some of the great records in any sport that may never be broken.

Tommy Casanova

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Tommy Casanova is the only three-time All-American in the history of LSU football and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. During his Tiger career from 1969-71, Casanova personified versatility for his myriad of talents as he played offense, defense, returned punts and kickoffs. One of just two three-time All-SEC performers at LSU, he played six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL while earning his medical degree.

Ben McDonald

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Ben McDonald won the prestigious Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding player, in 1989 and is a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. He led LSU to two College World Series appearances. In 1989, McDonald was named National Player of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News and Collegiate Baseball. He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles as the No. 1 pick in the major league draft in 1989 and went on to enjoy a 10-year major league career with the Orioles and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Seimone Augustus

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Seimone Augustus is the only women’s basketball player in school history to earn State Farm Coaches Association AllAmerica honors three times: 2004, 2005 and 2006. Augustus became LSU’s first NCAA National Player of the Year and she claimed the honor twice in 2005 and 2006. A 2006 graduate of LSU, Augustus was the 2012 WNBA Finals MVP after winning a world title. She also lead the United States to a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

WORLD-CLASS TIGERS Muna Lee • 20-time track All-American • Two-time Olympian

Richard Thompson • Eight-time track All-American • 2008 Olympic Silver medalist

David Toms • Two-time SEC Golfer of the Year • 2001 PGA Champion • 13-time PGA Tour winner

Todd Walker • All-time College World Series team • Former Major Leaguer

Brian Wilson • Two-time Major League All-Star • 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants • 2010 MLB Saves Champion

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Shaquille O’Neal

Seimone Augustus

A four-time NBA champion and 15-time All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most dominant centers in league history. O’Neal, one of the most quotable athletes on the planet, joined the long list of prominent LSU alumni when he earned his degree in general studies in December 2000. O’Neal announced his retirement from the NBA in June 2010 after a brilliant Hall of Fame career of 19 seasons.

Seimone Augustus received her degree in 2005 after just three years at LSU and while earning NCAA Women’s Basketball National Player of the Year honors twice. She was the first pick of the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx and teamed with fellow LSU alum Sylvia Fowles to claim an Olympic gold medal for the United States in 2008.

Prominent LSU Alumni

Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. Named the first Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, Aguirre, Jr., was the U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 2005 until 2009.

James Carville Carville received both a bachelor’s degree and law degree from LSU and gained fame in the 1990s as the chief campaign strategist for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Carville also penned a best-selling memoir titled “All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President”.

Lod Cook Cook graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1955 and then earned his Master’s degree in petro engineering in 1955. Cook served as CEO of ARCO for nine years.

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Carlos Roberto Flores The president of Honduras from 19972001, Flores helped the nation recover after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country in 1998. Flores is married to the former Mary Carol Flake, also an alumnus of LSU.

Jim Flores Flores graduated with two bachelor’s of science degrees; one in corporate finance in 1981 and the second in petroleum land management in 1982. Flores is currently Chairman, President and CEO of Plains Exploration &

Sylvia Fowles Sylvia Fowles was a two-time State Farm AllAmerican at LSU before going onto a career in the WNBA with the Chicago Sky. Fowles and Seimone Augustus became the first LSU basketball players to claim Olympic gold when they did so in 2008 for the United States.

Dr. Larry O. Arthur - AIDS researcher. Dr. Julian Bailes - expert in the field of Neurosurgery and also Chairman of the Brain Injury Institute John Ed Bradley - Sports Illustrated writer and

Rufus William (Bill) Harp - Television set decorator for series including “L.A. Law” and “Moonlighting” Pat Hewlett - CIO of Exxon Mobil.

LSU’s enrollment is more than 27,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students and nearly 5,000 graduate students.

Walter Hitesman - Former president, Reader’s

novelist, former LSU football player

Digest.

John Breaux - U.S. Senator (1987-2005) and U.S.

Hubert Humphrey - U.S. vice president (1965-69).

Congressman (1972-86) from Louisiana.

W. Vernon Jones - Senior Scientist for Suborbital Wil Calhoun - Executive Producer of television

Research, NASA headquarters.

sitcom “Friends”.

Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball - In 2009, was Cassandra Chandler - One of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s highest ranking African-American women as special agent in charge of the Norfolk Fielf office.

sworn in as first female to serve as chief justice of Louisiana’s highest court

Delos “Kip” Knight - Vice president of marketing and brand management for eBay international.

“Lightning Joe” Lawton Collins - Chief of Staff for President Harry Truman.

Ray Marshall - Secretary of Labor under President Jimmy Carter.

Bill Conti - Oscar-winning composer who has written theme music for several well-known movies, including “Rocky” and its sequels.

James E. Maurin - Founding partner and CEO of

Eric Arturo Delvalle - President of Panama

Jake Lee Netterville - Chairman of the board of Postlethwaite and Netterville, the largest Louisianabased public accounting firm.

(1985-1988).

Dr. Alexander William “Alex” Dunlap -

Stirling Properties, a national real estate services firm.

Current chief veterinarian for NASA who is responsible for all NASA policies related to animal health and welfare

Edwin Newman - Longtime NBC News journalist

A. Wright Elliott - Retired executive vice

editor, National Geographic.

The starting centerfielder on LSU’s inaugural College World Series team in 1986, Mike Papajohn today is a prominent actor in Hollywood. Papajohn was the only actor to star in four $150 million movies in the same calendar year doing so in 2009. The LSU alumnus has appeared in blockbuster films: Spiderman, Terminator Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and For the Love of the Game.

and author.

Carolyn Bennett Patterson - Former senior president, Chase Manhattan Bank.

Mike Papajohn

David Suarez - Architect and preservationist who restored the Washington Monument, the National Archives Building and Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

J. Howard Rambin - Former CEO and Chairman of

Graves Erskine - U.S. Marine Corps General in WWII.

Maxime A. Faget - Designed Mercury and Gemini spacecrafts.

Mary Carol Flake Flores - Former first lady of Honduras.

the Board, Texaco.

Olympia Vernon – Award-winning author and

Rex Reed - Drama critic, syndicated columnist.

recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for her debut novel, Eden

Maj. Gen. Thomas Rhame - Led 1st Infantry

Rebeccca Wells - Author of the novel and film

Division against Iraq during Persian Gulf War.

“Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.’

Thomas O. Ryder - Chairman of the Board, The

Joanne Woodward - Academy Award-winning actress and wife of Paul Newman.

Reader’s Digest Association.

Murphy “Mike” Foster, Jr. - Former governor Kevin Griffin - Lead singer of the platinum-selling rock band “Better Than Ezra”

Frances Seghers - Senior VP of Sony Entertainment European Community Affairs, which includes Sony Music, Sony Pictures and Sony Playstation.

Paul Groves - Award-winning tenor with the

Dolores Spikes - Former President of the

of Louisiana (1996-2004).

Metropolitian Opera

Reinosuke Hara - Former president and CEO of

Seiko Instruments

Southern University System and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Ray Strother - Author, political consultant.

David Steiner A 1982 LSU graduate, Steiner has served as the CEO of Waste Management since 2004. The Houston-based company is finding new ways to create energy and they are ranked among the top 200 companies in America by Fortune Magazine.

Mary L. Landrieu

Dr. James Andrews A world-renowned orthopedic surgeon, Andrews is a 1963 graduate of LSU and a 1967 graduate of LSU Medical School. While at LSU, Andrews won the SEC indoor and outdoor titles in the pole vault.

Eddie J. Jones The former president of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins franchise, the 38-year veteran of the NFL is currently a Trustee of the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle Retirement and Disability Plan.

Suzanne Perron

Landrieu became the first woman from Louisiana elected to a full term in the United States Senate in 1997.

A 1991 LSU graduate, Suzanne Perron is a rising star in the design world having worked with top designers Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera. Perron has designed dresses for Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez, Mariska Hargitay and Holly Hunter,

Harry J. Longwell

Marty Sixkiller

Longwell graduated from LSU in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering and retired in 2004 as the Executive Vice President and Director of ExxonMobil.

Senior Technical Director for PDI/ DreamWorks’ movies “Antz,” “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third,” “Madagascar” and “Over the Hedge”.

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Chauncey Aghayere Defensive End 6-4 • 279 • Sr. • 3L Garland, Texas (Garland)

One of the veterans on the defensive line for LSU going into the 2012 season … Has played in 31 games in his career, starting five times … Good pass rusher who has a quick first step … Notched 36 career tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Participated in eight games with no starts in 2011 ... Credited with three assisted tackles on the season with two against Northwestern State and one at Alabama. SOPHOMORE Season (2010) Played in 12 games, starting twice – vs. Florida and McNeese State … Saw most of his action at left defensive end … Finished year with 21 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup … Had four tackles, including one tackle for a 1-yard loss in win over Florida … Added a tackle for a loss in season-opening win over North Carolina … Tied a career-best with five tackles in win over Tennessee … Closed regular season with three tackles vs. Arkansas … Played but did not record any stats in bowl victory over Texas A&M. Redshirt Freshman Season (2009) Played in 11 games with three starts … Recorded 12 tackles, 2.0 tackles for losses and one sack … Added two pass breakups and a pair of quarterback hurries … Started three-straight games at left defensive end for an injured Lazarius Levingston against Vanderbilt, Louisiana-Lafayette and Mississippi State … Had best game of young career in first start with five tackles and one sack for a 3-yard loss against Vanderbilt … Added a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in win over Vanderbilt … Had two tackles and a half-tackle for a loss in win over UL-Lafayette a week later. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL Rated as one of the top defensive linemen in the nation … Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Rated the No. 14 overall prospect in the nation and No. 3 defensive end by ESPN.com … A consensus four-star player by both Scout.com and Rivals.com … Named to the Rivals.com 250 and rated the No. 10 defensive end … Ranked No. 16 on the Rivals.com Texas Top 100 for 2008 … Listed No. 6 on SuperPrep’s Texas 110 … Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 for Texas … Listed as the No. 2 player on the Austin American Statesman 55 … Finished his senior season with 78 tackles and 12 sacks … Recorded 54 tackles (21 tackles for losses) and five sacks as a junior … Coached by Jeff Jordan. PERSONAL Full name is Chancey Efosa Aghayere … Born Sept. 17, 1989 … Mom is Happy Aghayere … Majoring in general studies. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 5, twice (Last: vs. Tennessee, 2010) Tackles for loss: 1, twice (Last: vs. Tennessee, 2010) Sacks: 1 vs. Vanderbilt, 2009

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010) A preferred walk-on who served as the backup placekicker to Josh Jasper but also handled kickoff duties ... Saw action in two games ... Had seven kickoffs for 444 yards and a 63.4-yard average ... Called upon to kickoff four times versus ULM for 248 yards and a 62.0 average ... Had three kickoffs against McNeese State for 195 yards and a 65.0 average. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Backup at both punter and placekicker for the Tigers ... Played against Tulane in place of an injured Derek Helton ... Punted twice vs. Green Wave for a 25.5 average ... Had a long punt of 33 yard while one of his two punts was downed inside the 20-yard line. FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL The top prep kicker in Louisiana and one of the best in the nation in 2007 ... Played on the 5A state championship team in 2006 ... Kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to lead Acadiana past Sulphur, 13-10, in the 5A state title game in the Louisiana Superdome in December of 2006 ... Was a member of 5A state runner-up teams in 2005 and 2007 ... In three years as the starting kicker at Acadiana, his teams combined to post a 36-8 overall mark ... Earned first-team 5A all-state honors in 2007 ... As a senior, booted 56-of-61 kickoffs into the endzone, converted 6-of-9 field goals and was 61-of-63 on PATs ... Also averaged 42 yards on 11 punts ... Also a standout soccer player in high school. PERSONAL Full name is Drew Michael Alleman ... Goes by Drew ... Born April 18, 1990, in Lafayette, La. ... Parents are Kim and Cheryl Alleman ... Has one brother, Ryan ... Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Field Goals Attempted: 4 at Mississippi State, 2011 Field Goals Made: 4 at Mississippi State, 2011 Long FG: 44 vs. Oregon, 2011 Kickoffs: 8 vs. Oregon, 2011 Kickoff Yards: 481 vs. Oregon, 2011 Kickoff Avg.: 65.0 vs. McNeese State, 2010  Punts: 2 vs. Tulane, 2009 Punting Yards: 51 vs. Tulane, 2009 Punting Avg.: 25.5 vs. Tulane, 2009 alleman’s career Field Goal totals

AGHAYERE’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2009 2010 2011 Totals

11-3 12-2 8-0 31-5

3 9 0 12

9 12 3 24

12 21 3 36

2.0-6 1.5-2 0 3.5-8

1-3 0 0 1-3

2 1 0 3

2 0 0 2

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

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Placekicker/Punter 5-11 • 183 • Sr. • 1L Lafayette, La. (Acadiana)

• 2011 SI.com Honorable Mention All-American • 2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches)  • 2011 Lou Groza Award Semifinalist  • 2011 Lou Groza Star of the Week (at Miss. State, at Alabama) One of the best placekickers in the nation … Enters his senior campaign as the most accurate kicker in school history at .889 (16 of 18) and with a streak of 10 straight made field goal attempts … Serves as a backup punter and kickoff specialist … Recipient of the Jerry Stovall Special Teams Award for outstanding performance during the spring for the second straight year.

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JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Ranked first in the SEC and second nationally in field goal percentage at .889 (16-of-18) ... Ranked fourth in the SEC in scoring with 110 points, the fourth-largest total in LSU single season history ... Had long field goal of 44 yards vs. Oregon in the season-opener … Connected on 62-of-63 point-after attempts with only miss coming following a bobbled snap on his first attempt of the year against Oregon … Earned honorable mention All-America recognition by Sports Illustrated as well as second-team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches … Closed season by making 10 consecutive field goals, a streak that dates back to the Florida game … Last missed field goal came on a 30-yard attempt vs. West Virginia … Earned Lou Groza Star of the Week recognition after he nailed all three of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 25-yarder in overtime, at Alabama ... Named one of three Lou Groza Stars of the Week nationally after an outstanding game against Mississippi State as he finished a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals (21, 42, 41, 29) and was 1-for-1 on extra points … The four field goals at Mississippi State ranked as the second-most field goals in a game in school history ... Took over the position as placekicker in 2011 after the departure of All-America Josh Jasper … Handled kickoff duties early in the season and produced a 55.8 average on 13 kickoffs.

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30-39

40-49 50-99

LG

PAT

Points

2009 2010 2011 Totals

0-0 0-0 16-18 16-18

0 0 5-6 5-6

0 0 3-3 3-3

0 0 44 44

0 0 62-63 62-63

0 0 110 110

0 0 2-2 2-2

0 0 6-6 6-6

0 0 0-1 0-1

alleman’s Career KickOFF Stats Year

G-GS

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TB

OB

2009 2010 2011 Totals

1-0 2-0 13-0 16-0

0 7 13 20

0 444 725 1,169

0 63.4 55.8 58.5

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

ALLEMAN’S CAREER PUNTING TOTALS Year

No.

Yds. Avg.

LG

I20

TB

2009 2010 2011 Totals

2 0 0 2

51 0 0 51

33 0 0 33

1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0

25.5 0 0 25.5

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Defensive End 6-6 • 252 • So. • SQ West Monroe, La. (West Monroe)

Linebacker 6-2 • 229 • Jr. • 2L Marrero, La. (John Ehret)

Jordan Allen

Lamin Barrow

Talented defensive lineman who will lend depth to the Tigers at defensive end … Has played in three career games and redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Saw his first career action against Northwestern State and also played versus Florida and Georgia ... Made his first tackle against Northwestern State. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL The top defensive line prospect in the state of Louisiana in 2009 … A member of the Rivals.com Top 250 and ranked No. 3 in Louisiana … Also a four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout.com … Rated the No. 22 defensive end by ESPNU and ranked in the TAKKLE Top 200 … Named both a SuperPrep and Parade All-American … A member of the New Orleans Times-Picayune 2010 Blue-Chip List, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 … Also ranked in PrepStar’s Top 150 Dream Team … Recorded 100 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles for his state championship team as a senior … Returned an interception for a touchdown in West Monroe’s state championship victory over Rummel in 2009 … Registered 60 tackles, nine sacks and seven forced fumbles as a junior … Earned Class 5A first-team all-state honors in both his junior and senior seasons … Coached by Don Shows. PERSONAL Full name is William Jordan Allen … Born Nov. 9, 1991 … Parents are Johnny and Lynn Allen … Has two siblings – Johnny and April … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Total Tackles: 1 vs. Northwestern State, 2011 Tackles for Loss: 0 Sacks: 0 G-GS

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Saw action in 12 games in 2011 with one start against Northwestern State ... Tallied 17 tackles and one tackle for loss … Served as the backup to Ryan Baker at Will linebacker for most of the season … Tied his career best with six stops versus Western Kentucky ... Also had six tackles against ULM on Nov. 13, 2010 ... Earned his first career tackle for a loss at Mississippi State ... Started at Will linebacker in place of Ryan Baker against Northwestern State and made three tackles. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in 12 games and started against North Carolina, filling in for an injured Ryan Baker ... Recorded his first career tackle and also recovered a fumble on the second defensive series versus UNC ... Saw extensive playing time against ULM and produced six tackles, including half a tackle for a loss ... Outstanding contributor to special teams coverage units. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL Rated the seventh-best prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 22 inside linebacker by Rivals. com ... Ranked as the nation’s No. 20 linebacker by Scout.com ... Named to the Louisiana Top 40 by SuperPrep Magazine ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue-Chip list and the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Second Dozen ... As a senior, recorded 71 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries, two interceptions, five forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered with two of those returned for touchdowns ... Named District 8-5A Defensive MVP and Louisiana Class 5A All-State as a senior ... Coached by Billy North. PERSONAL Full name is Lamin Samboujang Barrow ... Goes by Lamin ... Born Nov. 29, 1990 ... Parents are Ali and Saidah Barrow ... Has three siblings – Vaughn, Deshown and Claude ... Majoring in general studies.

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Veteran linebacker who will man the Will position in 2012 … Solid contributor on special teams as well … Has tremendous upside with good size and instincts … Has played in 25 games with two starts, recording 35 tackles.

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Jonah Austin

Offensive Line 6-6 • 322 • Fr. • RS New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine)

A big-framed powerful offensive lineman who can line up at either left or right tackle … Will compete for playing time at right tackle in 2012 … Provides great depth on the line after redshirting as a true freshman in 2011. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL One of four in-state offensive linemen to sign with LSU in 2011 ... A three-star prospect according to Rivals. com and Scout.com ... Ranked No. 34 in the state of Louisiana by Rivals and No. 24 in Louisiana by Tigerbait. com ... Ranked No. 46 offensive tackle by Scout.com ... Named a New Orleans Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit ... Named to Louisiana 5A All-State team ... A member of The Advocate’s Honorable Mention Super Dozen ... Anchored a formidable offensive line at St. Augustine with fellow commit Trai Turner ... Coached by David Johnson. PERSONAL Full name is Jonah Darell Austin ... Parents are Charlie and Laverne Austin ... Born Oct. 16, 1992, in New Orleans ... Has one brother, Charleston ... Majoring in general studies.

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 6, twice (Last: vs. Western Kentucky, 2011) Tackles for loss: 1.0 at Mississippi State, 2011 BARROW’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Sacks Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL 2010 12-1 8 10 18 0.5-0 0 13-1 4 13 17 1.0-5 0 2011 Totals 25-2 12 23 35 1.5-5 0

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Odell Beckham Jr.

Wide Receiver 5-11 • 183 • So. • 1L New Orleans, La. (Isidore Newman School) • 2011 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team • 2011 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Miss. State)

Only a sophomore, is as talented a receiver as there is in the SEC … Will be LSU’s “go to” receiver in 2012 … Burst onto the scene last year and made an immediate impact as a true freshman starting nine times … Precise route-runner with tremendous hands … Appears to glide across the field … Not afraid to take a hit … Good with the ball after a catch as well ... Had 20 of his 41 receptions account for a first down last year … Doubles as a punt returner and kickoff returner for the Tigers … Comes from a family of athletes as his mom was an All-American and National Champion sprinter for LSU, while his dad was a starting running back for the Tigers … Will switch numbers this year, going from No. 33 to No. 3. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Earned Freshman All-SEC honors after catching 41 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman in 2011 … Ranked second on team in both receptions and receiving yards … Played in all 14 games, starting nine times … Caught at least two passes in all but two games(Florida, Georgia) … Wasted little time to make his impact felt as he led the Tigers with eight catches for 61 yards against Mississippi State in what was his first SEC game … Became the first Tiger since Bennie Brazell in 2005 to have back-to-back games with 50-plus yard receiving TDs (52-yarder at West Virginia, 51-yarder vs. Kentucky) ... Turned in one of the most electrifying plays of the season with a 51-yard TD reception that saw him break tackles and weave his way across the field to the endzone against Kentucky ... Finished with three catches for 75 yards and one TD against Kentucky ... Caught his first career TD on a 52-yard catch and run at West Virginia and finished the game with two receptions for 82 yards and a TD ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week after he hauled in eight receptions for 61 yards at Mississippi State and became the first LSU freshman wide receiver to record

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at least eight catches in a game since Michael Clayton had eight against Illinois in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2002 ... Tied for the team lead in catches with five for 40 yards against Northwestern State in his first career start ... Made his LSU debut against Oregon and caught two passes for 10 yards. HIGH SCHOOL A talented athlete who can play both a variety of positions… Joined Cooper Manning as the only players in Newman history to break the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a season … Hauled in 50 catches for 1,010 yards and 19 touchdown receptions as a senior … Showed his dynamic versatility as he rushed for 331 yards and six TDs, passed for 90 yards and another TD and returned two punts for TDs as a senior … On defense he posted four interceptions in 2010 … Caught 45 passes for 743 yards and 10 TDs and also posted 123 rushing yards and three TDs on 14 carries as a junior … Rated as the No. 6 wide receiver and as the No. 40 player nationally by Rivals.com … A member of the Rivals.com Top 100 … Ranked as the No. 7 player in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com … Given 4 stars by Scout.com and Rivals.com … A U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant (West Roster) … Ranked No. 51 in the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Listed as a PrepStar All American … Named to the Times Picayune 2011 Blue-Chip list … Earned a spot on The Advocate’s Super Dozen … Named to the Louisiana 2A AllState first team as a wide receiver and also earned District 9-2A Offensive MVP honors … Played wide receiver, quarterback and running back on offense and cornerback on defense … Averaged 30.0 yards per punt return as a senior … Coached by Nelson Stewart. PERSONAL Father, Odell Beckham Sr., played running back at LSU from 1989-1992 … His dad played in 28 games, starting nine times for the Tigers … He rushed for 757 yards and seven touchdowns in his career … Mother, Heather Van Norman, was an All-American track runner at LSU from 1991-93 during which time she helped lead the Lady Tigers to five national championships … Van Norman was a member of two NCAA Indoor titles in 1991 and 1993 and three-straight NCAA Outdoor titles from 1991-93 … She left LSU as a six-time All-American and captured three individual NCAA titles as a member of LSU’s relay teams during her senior season in 1993 … Born Nov. 5, 1992 … Majoring in human movement fitness. CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 8 at Mississippi State, 2011 Yards: 82 at West Virginia, 2011 Long: 52 at West Virginia, 2011 Touchdowns: 1, twice (Last: vs. Kentucky, 2011) BECKHAM JR.’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS Year G-GS Rec. Yds. TD LG 2011 14-9 41 475 2 52 Totals 14-9 41 475 2 52 BECKHAM JR.’S CAREER PUNT RETURN STATS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG Year 2011 9 77 8.6 0 36 Totals 9 77 8.6 0 36 BECKHAM JR.’S CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG Year 2011 5 120 24.0 0 34 Totals 5 120 24.0 0 34

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Alfred Blue

Running Back 6-2 • 215 • Jr. • 2L Boutte, La. (Hahnville)

Versatile runner who will be counted on for carries in 2012 … Goes into his junior campaign poised to have his best year yet … A fan-favorite, Blue has developed into more than capable running back who also excels at catching the ball out of the backfield … The tallest of LSU’s running backs at 6-foot-2, Blue has breakaway speed but can also grind out tough yards between the tackles … Played in 24 games with two starts during his career … Has rushed for 640 yards and eight touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Tigers. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in 12 games with one start against Auburn ... Rushed for 539 yards and seven touchdowns in helping LSU to the SEC title and a 13-1 overall mark … Was one of the three LSU running backs with more than 500 yards rushing in 2011 … Joined Michael Ford (756 yards) and Spencer Ware (727) to become the first LSU trio of backs to each rush for 500 yards or more since 1997 when Kevin Faulk (1,144), Rondell Mealey (664) and Cecil Collins (596) did it ... Led the team in rushing in four games this season: 72 yards vs. Kentucky, 119 yards vs. Western Kentucky, 74 yards at Ole Miss and 94 yards vs. Georgia ... Held the longest run from scrimmage on a 57-yard scamper at Ole Miss ... Did not play against Arkansas due to injury ... Set career highs with 119 yards rushing and two touchdowns on nine carries against Western Kentucky ... FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played 11 games with one start ... Rushed for 101 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries for the year … Best outing came vs. Mississippi State when he rushed for 36 yards on five carries in what was his first career start … Had a long run of 16 yards vs. Mississippi State … Scored first touchdown of college career on a 6-yard run vs. Vanderbilt … Carried a career-best six times for 31 yards in win over Louisiana-Monroe … Contributed with five tackles and a forced fumble on special teams … Missed the McNeese and Auburn games with an injury.

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HIGH SCHOOL Rushed for 1,695 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior in 2009 … Added 13 receptions for nearly 200 yards and three scores … A member of the SuperPrep Southwest Team … Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen … Also a three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout.com … Earned Class 5A first-team all-state honors in 2009 … Named the District 6-5A 2009 Offensive MVP … Notched 10 touchdowns and 600 yards rushing in his junior season … Coached by Lou Valdin. PERSONAL Full name is Alfred Calvin Blue, III … Born April 27, 1991, in Marrero, La. … Parents are Alfred Blue, Jr. and Erica Clement … Has two sisters, Alyhea and Clarica, and one brother, Clarence, Jr. … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Attempts: 16 vs. Kentucky, 2011 Yards: 119 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 Touchdowns: 2 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 Long: 57 at Ole Miss, 2011 BLUE’S CAREER RUSHING STATS Year G-GS Rec. Yds. TD LG 2010 11-1 20 101 1 16 13-1 78 539 7 57 2011 Totals 24-2 98 640 8 57

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Kadron Boone

Wide Receiver 6-0 • 195 • Jr. • 2L Ocala, Fla. (Trinity Catholic)

Will compete for a starting spot in his third season as he goes into the 2012 season listed behind James Wright at one of the wide receiver positions … Has combination of good speed, size and route running ability … Received the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award in the spring for outstanding performance in the off-season program … Has played in 27 games with four career starts. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in 14 games with four starts ... Made seven catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns this season ... Caught his second career touchdown on a five-yard slant from Jarrett Lee in the fourth quarter against Western Kentucky ... Hauled in his first career touchdown on a 19-yard strike from Zach Mettenberger and finished with two catches for 28 yards versus Northwestern State ... Made his first career start against Oregon.  TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Finished rookie season with the Tigers with four receptions for 62 yards ... Had best game in regular season finale vs. Arkansas with two receptions for 40 yards, including a long of 24 yards ... Had one catch against both Alabama and Louisiana-Monroe. HIGH SCHOOL Highly-regarded wide receiver prospect from Florida ... A member of the Rivals.com Top 250 and the No. 12 wide receiver in the nation ... Earned four-star ratings from both Rivals and Scout.com ... Named a SuperPrep All-American and a member of the Dixie Team ... Also a member of the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 and ranked in the TAKKLE Top 200 ... Represented the Blue squad at the 2010 Under-Armour All-American Bowl ... Hauled in 51 receptions for 1,287 yards and 19 total touchdowns as a junior en route to FSWA Class 2B first-team all-state honors ... Followed that with 53 catches for 931 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... Coached by John Brantley. PERSONAL Full name is Kadron J. Boone ... Born Sept. 13, 1991, in Ocala, Fla. ... Parents are Herman and Yolando Boone ... Has two siblings - Kia and Kevin ... Majoring in sports administration.  CAREER HIGHS  Receptions: 2, twice (Last: vs. Northwestern State, 2011) Yards: 40 at Arkansas, 2010 Touchdowns: 1, twice (Last: vs. Western Kentucky, 2011) Long: 24 at Arkansas, 2010 BOONE’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS G-GS REC. YDS. TD Year 2010 13-0 4 52 0 2011 14-4 7 82 2 Totals 27-4 11 134 2

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Chase Clement Tight End 6-5 • 251 • Sr. • 3L Thibodaux, La. (E.D. White)

One of the most experienced players on the team having seen action in 40 games with nine career starts … Tremendous blocking ability with a great motor … Top returning tight end with solid hands … Because of his physical ability, has also seen action on special teams … Worked his way up the depth chart at tight end as a sophomore in 2010 after moving from defensive end and has become a consistent receiving threat entering his final season at LSU … Nine career receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown.

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prospect nationally and as the No. 22 cornerback by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 85 in the Press-Register Super Southeast120 ... Named to the Mississippi 6A First Team All-State by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Named to the first team All-State by the Clarion Ledger ... Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic ... Recorded 45 tackles, three interceptions and two blocked field goals his senior season ... Coached by Scott Samsel. PERSONAL Full name is Jalen Carnell Collins ... Parents are Valencia Collins and Jon Wallace ... Born March 20, 1993, in Kansas City, Mo. ... Has three siblings - Maurice, Brandon, and Jamil … Majoring in general studies.

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JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Played in 14 games with one start ... Posted seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown as a junior ... Made his first catch of the season for his first career touchdown on a one-yard reception at West Virginia ... Made his first start of the season against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Caught two passes for 40 yards with a career long of 27 against Auburn ... Matched his career high with two catches at Alabama.

Offensive Guard 6-5 • 320 • So. • SQ Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010) Played in all 13 games with eight starts after making a comfortable transition from defensive end to tight end ... Made two catches for 42 yards - one 21-yard reception at Florida and one against Ole Miss.

Will compete with Josh Dworaczyk for the starting spot at left guard in 2012 … A tremendous prospect with outstanding size and quickness … Versatile offensive lineman who can play inside at guard or outside at tackle … Has all the tools needed to become a dominant lineman at this level … Recipient of the Most Improved Award after spring drills.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Backup defensive end who played in all 13 games ... Saw prominent action against Tulane, recording a seasonhigh two tackles and one quarterback hurry ... Also contributed on special teams coverage. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL  One of the top rated players in the state as a senior in 2007 ... Played both defensive end and tight end in high school ... Also a standout in track and field at the prep level ... Named to the Rivals.com 250 with a four-star rating ... Listed as a PrepStar All-American ... Played in the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Miami, Fla. ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 25 Blue-Chip List and Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Had 96 tackles (12 for losses), six sacks and eight forced fumbles en route to Class 3A MVP honors as a senior ... Named District 7-3A MVP after averaging 15.2 yards per catch and recording 79 tackles and three sacks as a junior ... Had 43 tackles and was a first team alldistrict selection as a sophomore ... Won the state title as a senior in both the shot put and the discus ... Holds the E.D. White record in both the shot put and discus ... Coached by Kyle Lasseigne. PERSONAL Full name is Chase Michael Clement ... Born Aug. 1, 1989, in Thibodaux, La. ... Parents are Renee Jennings and Keith Clement ... Nephew of three former LSU players, Ruffin Rodrigue Sr., Ruffin Rodrigue Jr. and the late Eric Andolsek, who also starred on the offensive line for the Detroit Lions ... Majoring in general studies with concentrations in communication studies, sociology and business administration. CAREER HIGHS  Receptions: 2, twice (Last: at Alabama, 2011)  Yards: 40 vs. Auburn, 2011  Touchdowns: 1 at West Virginia, 2011 Long: 27 vs. Auburn, 2011 clement’s CAREER RECEIVING STATS G-GS REC. YDS. TD LONG Year 2009 13-0 0 0 0 0 13-8 2 42 0 21 2010 2011 14-1 7 96 1 27 Totals 40-9 9 138 1 27

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Jalen Collins

Cornerback 6-0 • 180 • Fr. • RS Olive Branch, Miss. (Olive Branch)

Athletic defensive back who will see action at one of the cornerback positions in 2012 … Redshirted as a true freshman … Came on strong in spring drills and was recipient of the “Most Improved” award … Joined the Tigers in 2011 after a standout high school career in Mississippi. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL A blue chip defensive back from the state of Mississippi ... ESPN.com recruiting services said he as a high upside with great height, range and skills to play cornerback at the college level ... Rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and a 3-star by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... A member of Rivals.com Top 250 ... Rated the No. 249

• 2011 CBSSports.com Freshman All-American

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in seven games with no starts ... Saw action on 46 snaps on the offensive line and posted five knockdown blocks ... Tallied two knockdowns in 14 plays on the offensive line at Ole Miss ... Saw his first action as a Tiger against Northwestern State and posted three knockdowns on 21 snaps ... Recognized as a freshman All-America by CBSsports.com after the season.

HIGH SCHOOL One of the premiere offensive tackles in the nation ... Has been called by many the best offensive lineman to ever come out of Louisiana ... Named a 2011 first team Parade All-America on offense ... A five-star prospect by every major recruiting source ... Has massive upper body and huge hands with quick feet ... Ranked No. 6 in Rivals Top 100 and the No. 1 recruit coming out of the state by Rivals and Tigerbait.com ... Ranked No. 2 offensive tackle by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 8 in ESPN 150 ... Ranked No. 2 in Sporting News Top 100 ... Rated No. 9 in PrepStar Top 150 ... Named to RivalsHigh 2010 All-American team and USA Today All-USA High School team ... Selected as a member of the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team assembled by USA Football ... Participated in the 2011 Under Armour All-America game ... Named a New Orleans Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit ... Selected as a member of The Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen ... Named to the Louisiana 3A All-State team for the past three seasons ... Has been compared to Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher ... Coached by Guy Mistretta. PERSONAL Parents are Loyetta Collins and David Phillips ... Born July 26, 1993.

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J.C. Copeland

Fullback 6-1 • 280 • Jr. • 1L LaGrange, Ga. (Troup County)

A wrecking ball in the backfield for the Tigers who takes pride in blocking defensive linemen … Listed as the starter at fullback after sharing time with James Stampley at the position last year … A converted defensive lineman who enters just his second full season at fullback after making the move from defense to offense as a freshman. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Saw action in 14 games, starting four times as a sophomore … Made his first career start against Auburn and also started in overtime win over Alabama (Nov. 5), Western Kentucky and Ole Miss ... Made his first career rushing attempt at Mississippi State but did not gain any yards ... Also ran the ball once for no yards against Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game … Hard-hitting fullback who moved from the defensive line to the offensive backfield early in the 2010 season and has become a punishing blocker.   FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in four games at fullback as a true freshman in 2010 ... Saw action against McNeese State, Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas A&M ... Did not record any statistics in those games. HIGH SCHOOL One of the top defensive prospects in Georgia as a senior in 2009 ... Ranked the No. 25 prospect in the state of Georgia ... Rated No. 17 defensive end in the country ... Selected to the Georgia North/South All-Star Game in 2009 ... A member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 and Super Southeast 120 ... A SuperPrep AllAmerican ... Compiled an amazing 27 sacks in his senior year of high school ... Recorded 58 tackles and 12 sacks in his junior season ... Coached by Bubba Jeter.

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PERSONAL Full name is Javoddron Reon Holloway Copeland ... Goes by J.C. ... Born July 21, 1991, in Columbus, Ga. ... Mom is Sonya Copeland ... Has three siblings - Kierra, Sierra and Andrea ... Majoring in sports administration. 

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010 … Earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in spring 2011.

CAREER HIGHS Attempts: 1, twice (Last: vs. Alabama, BCS) Yards: 0 Touchdowns: 0 Long: 0

HIGH SCHOOL One of the top prospects in the state of Mississippi ... Played tight end, fullback and defensive end at the high school level ... Projects as a tight end at the collegiate level ... Ranked as the nation’s No. 13 tight end by Rivals.com ... Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game and the Alabama-Mississippi All Star Classic ... Member of the ESPNU 150, Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 and TAKKLE Top 200 ... Named firstteam all-state by the Clarion Ledger and first-team all-state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Also named to the All-South Mississippi team by the Biloxi Sun Herald ... Averaged over six yards a carry in his junior season ... Led his team to the Class 6A south state title game as a senior in 2009 ... Coached by Todd Mangum.

COPELAND’S CAREER RUSHING STATS G-GS att. YDS. TD LONG Year 2010 4-0 0 0 0 0 2011 14-4 2 0 0 0 Totals 18-4 2 0 0 0

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Chris Davenport Offensive Tackle 6-4 • 320 • Jr. • SQ Mansfield, La. (Mansfield)

Enters the 2012 season as the backup at left tackle behind Chris Faulk … Made great strides in only one season as an offensive lineman after converting from a defensive tackle in spring 2011 … Displayed quickness and good technique at left tackle in 10 appearances last season … One of the most active participants in community service events for the Tigers. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)  Played in 10 games with no starts ... Saw action at left tackle on the offensive line in six games (Northwestern State, Kentucky, Auburn, Western Kentucky, Ole Miss and Georgia) ... Posted three knockdowns in 30 snaps on the o-line ... All three knockdowns came against Ole Miss ... Frequently saw action on the field goal unit ... Made the move from defensive tackle to the offensive line in the spring. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in two games at defensive tackle with no starts ... Made one assisted tackle against McNeese State. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL One of the nation’s top prep defensive linemen ... Named to the USA Today All-USA Football second team as a senior in 2008 as well as being a SuperPrep All-America ... Played in only four games as a senior because of surgery to repair a torn meniscus during the summer ... In four games, he racked up 45 tackles and nine sacks ... Was an honorable mention to the Class 2A all-state team as a senior ... Named first-team all-district as a senior ... As a junior, totaled an impressive 120 tackles and 20 sacks while also forcing four fumbles and recovering three ... Named first team all-state in Class 2A as a junior ... Named first-team all-district as a junior ... A consensus five-star prospect by all major recruiting services ... Named to the Rivals 100 ... Rated as the No. 5 defensive tackle and the No. 25 overall prospect in the country by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 7 defensive tackle and the No. 43 overall prospect in the country by Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 11 defensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep ... Rated as the No. 2 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com and No. 5 by SuperPrep... Rated as the No. 1 most athletic defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 8 overall prospect and No. 2 defensive tackle in the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip List, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Is also an accomplished singer and sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Louisiana Sportsman’s Paradise Bowl in Lafayette ... Coached by Donald Mayweather. PERSONAL Full name is Christopher James Davenport ... Goes by Chris ... Born Oct. 4, 1989, in Shreveport, La. ... Parents are Donald and Pamela Davenport ... Has two siblings - Donald and Donna ... Majoring in general studies.

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Travis Dickson

Tight End 6-3 • 230 • So. • SQ Ocean Springs, Miss. (Ocean Springs)

• 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll • 2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll Heads into the 2012 season vying for playing time at tight end … Very physical with outstanding blocking ability … Talented pass-catching option for the Tigers … Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Brother of former LSU standout tight end Richard Dickson. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)  Played in six games with no starts ... Reserve tight end who made his first career catch for 10 yards against Western Kentucky … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season.

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PERSONAL Born Nov. 17, 1991 ... Parents are Dick and Carrie Dickson ... Has two siblings - Richard and Carly Dickson ... His grandfather played at Ole Miss, his dad, Dick Dickson, played at Mississippi State and his brother, Richard, is a former starter at tight end for the Tigers ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in management. CAREER HIGHS  Receptions: 1 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 Yards: 10 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 Touchdowns: 0 Long: 10 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 DICKSON’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS G-GS REC. YDS. TD LONG Year 2011 6-0 1 10 0 10 Totals 6-0 1 10 0 10

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Josh Downs

Defensive Tackle 6-1 • 287 • Sr. • 3L Bastrop, La. (Bastrop)

One of the veterans on the defensive front for the Tigers … Provides a quick first step at the point of attack, tremendous effort on every snap and a knack for getting into the backfield … Goes into the 2012 season as part of the rotation at defensive tackle … Played in 35 career games with one start, tallying 28 tackles, including six tackles for loss. JUNIOR SEASON (2011) A reserve defensive tackle who played in 12 games … Recorded nine tackles on the year … Made his first career start at Mississippi State but did not record any stats ... Posted half a tackle for a loss against Northwestern State. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010) Played in 12 games with no starts ... Made 10 tackles this season, including two for losses and one sack ... Recorded one tackle for a loss at Vanderbilt ... Tallied two tackles in the opener against North Carolina including his first career sack for a nine-yard loss. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) A dominant defensive lineman in high school who worked his way into the two-deep as a true freshman, backing up Al Woods at left defensive tackle ... Played in 10 games with no starts … Set a career-high with four tackles, including 0.5 tackles for a loss, against Auburn ... Recorded 0.5 tackles for a loss and one total tackle versus Florida ... Made his first appearance as a Tiger at Washington and made his first solo tackle, which was for a 3-yard loss. HIGH SCHOOL A dominating defensive lineman who earned the right to compete in the Under Armour High School All-America Game following his senior season ... Member of the ESPNU 150 as well as being a SuperPrep All-America in 2008 ... Helped lead Bastrop High School to the Class 4A semifinals after finishing the season with 25 tackles and five sacks in 2008 ... His performance earned him first-team all-state honors as a senior ... Anchored a Bastrop defense that held opponents to 10.4 points per game en route to a perfect 15-0 record and Class 4A state championship as a junior in 2007 ... Finished his junior season as a first-team all-state selection with 37 tackles, two sacks and one interception ... Also earned first-team all-state honors as an offensive lineman during his sophomore season in 2006 ... A member of The Advocate Super Dozen and New Orleans TimesPicayune’s Blue Chip List for the Class of 2009 ... A member of the Rivals 250 ... Is ranked as the No. 7 recruit in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Also ranked as the No. 9 player in the state by Rivals.com ... Coached at Bastrop High School by Brad Bradshaw. PERSONAL Full name is Joshua Madella Downs ... Goes by Josh ... Born May 11, 1990, in Monroe, La. ... Parents are Jimmie and Ella Downs ... Has two siblings – Jimmie, Jr. and Chaka … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 4 vs. Auburn, 2009 Tackles for loss: 1, four times (Last: at Vanderbilt, 2010) Sacks: 1 vs. North Carolina, 2010

Players DOWNS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2009 2010 2011 Totals

11-0 12-0 12-1 35-1

2 2 3 7

9 10 9 28

3.5-8 2.0-1 0.5-1 6.0-10

0 1.0-9 0 1.0-9

0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

7 8 6 21

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Rockey Duplessis Safety 6-1 • 209 • Jr. • 2L Belle Chasse, La. (Belle Chasse)

A regular contributor on special teams who can line up at safety or linebacker for the Tigers … Has played in 17 career games and made nine tackles … Stood out in spring drills and was one of three defensive players who earned the

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Tennessee, Florida, McNeese State, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas) ... Delivered arguably his best game of the year in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M when he racked up a season-best nine knockdowns on 71 snaps ... Led the team in knockdowns against Ole Miss with eight and against Auburn with seven. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) Starter at left guard in all 13 games for the Tigers ... Played a total of 778 offensive snaps ... Played every snap of LSU’s final five games ... For the year, missed one snap at Georgia and the final 12 plays of LSU’s blowout win over Tulane ... Played every snap in 11 of LSU’s 13 games ... Played season-high 75 snaps in road win over Georgia ... Finished regular season with 40 knockdown blocks ... Had season-high of five knockdowns in win over Louisiana Tech. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Played in 12 games with no starts during his redshirt freshman season ... Saw action on the offensive line, as a tight end in short-yardage situations and as part of the shield for LSU’s punting unit ... Was often forced to change jerseys during the middle of the game, going from No. 68 when playing the offensive line to No. 81 when switching to tight end ... Saw action on a total of 90 plays from scrimmage, including 18 vs. Troy, 17 vs. Mississippi State and 16 vs. North Texas ... Forced into action for a series against top-ranked Alabama when Herman Johnson went down with an injury ... Saw action in seven plays on that series against Alabama, lining up across from Crimson Tide All-America Terrance Cody ... That drive concluded on  1-yard TD run by Charles Scott to tie the game at 21-21 with 6:12 left in the contest.

Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in 12 games with no starts with most of his action on special teams … Recorded six during the year … Season highs in tackles with two against Oregon and Ole Miss. redshirt freshman SEASON (2010) Backup safety who participated in special teams units ... Played in five games with no starts ... Made three tackles on the season - one each against Tennessee, Alabama and Texas A&M. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL Signed with LSU for the second straight year in February of 2009 after originally pledging to the Tigers in 2008 ... Sat out the 2008 season ... Enrolled in school in January of 2009 and went through spring drills with the Tigers ... Rated the nation’s No. 17 safety by ESPN.com in 2007 ... Member of the 2007 PrepStar All-Southeast Region Team ... Named to the Class 4A all-state team and received all-metro honors twice ... Played for three different schools after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 ... Recorded 72 tackles, nine interceptions and three fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown) as a junior in 2006 ... Coached by Robert Becnel. PERSONAL Full name is Rockey Jay Duplessis ...  Born June 15, 1989 ... Parents are Gene and Tammy Duplessis … Majoring in general studies.

duplessis’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS G-GS

UT AT

2010 5-0 1 2011 12-0 4 Totals 17-0 5

2 2 4

HIGH SCHOOL The No. 1 offensive line prospect in the state for 2007 ... Named to the Rivals.com 250 with a four-star rating ... Played in the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune’s Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Showed his versatility by being a standout on the defensive line as well ... Named 2006 district MVP and Class 3A first-team all-state on defense with 99 tackles -- 28 for losses -- and 11 sacks ... Had 70 tackles and five sacks as a junior ... Also a track and field standout in high school ... Won the state title in the shot put and was runner-up in the javelin during his prep career ... Maintained a 3.5 GPA ... Coached by David Comeaux. PERSONAL Full name is Joshua Garrett Dworaczyk ... Goes by Josh ... Born Sept. 19, 1989, in Missouri City, Texas ... Parents are Roger and Melissa Dworaczyk ... Has three siblings - Jakob, Kristen, and Joseph ... Earned his undergraduate degree in general studies while participating in commencement in May 2011 and currently undertaking a second major of sports administration.

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Lavar Edwards

Defensive End 6-5 • 251 • Sr. • 3L Gretna, La. (Desire Street Academy)

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 2, twice (Last: at Ole Miss, 2011) Tackles for loss: 0 Sacks: 0 Year

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2007.

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

3 6 9

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

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Josh Dworaczyk

Offensive Guard 6-6 • 301 • Sr. • 3L New Iberia, La. (Catholic-New Iberia)

• 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll  • 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll LSU’s most experienced offensive lineman entering the 2012 season ... Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after missing the entire 2011 season with a knee injury … A two-year starter at left guard who will compete with La’el Collins for the starting spot in the fall ... Brings leadership, quick feet and agility to the table ... Has started 26 consecutive games in which he has played at left guard dating back to his sophomore season while appearing in 38 career games ... Saw action at both guard and tackle as well as tight end during his first season of action with the Tigers in 2008 ... A bright student in the classroom who has twice been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Has already earned his first undergraduate degree having done so in May 2011 and is currently pursuing a second degree in sports administration.  SENIOR SEASON (2011) Suffered a season-ending knee injury during fall camp ... Served as a player-coach for the offensive line throughout the season ... Petitioned the NCAA after the season and was granted a sixth year of eligibility.  JUNIOR SEASON (2010) Started all 13 games at left guard for the second straight year and competed in 823 plays ... Ranked third on the team in knockdowns with 62 ... Played every offensive snap in nine games (North Carolina, West Virginia,

Athletic player who provides both talent and experience at defensive end for LSU … Has started nine games in his career and played in 39 contests … Racked up 70 tackles, 13.0 tackles for a loss, six sacks, five pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one interception and two fumble recoveries. JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Served as a backup at defensive end, playing in all 14 games with one start against Auburn ... Recorded 26 tackles on the year with 4.5 tackles for a loss of 16 yards, one sack and two quarterback hurries … Picked up his first sack of the season against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Earned a season-high four tackles, including one TFL, at Ole Miss ... Recovered a fumble at West Virginia that led to a touchdown in the fourth quarter. SOPHOMORE Season (2010) Played in 13 games with seven starts after the loss of Sam Montgomery to a season-ending injury … Finished the season with 21 tackles, four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Closed the regular season with a great effort at Arkansas where he had four tackles, one sack, one TFL and one forced fumble ... Had an outstanding game versus Ole Miss when he tallied four tackles, 1.5 TFLs and picked off a pass and returned it 17 yards ... Did not record any tackles but recovered a fumble against ULM and rumbled 29 yards for a touchdown ... Made his first start of the season versus Tennessee and recorded one sack for a 7-yard loss and a pass breakup. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Emerged as key backup at defensive end ... Played in 12 games with one start ... Racked up 23 tackles on the year - 4.5 for a loss of 21 yards - and had 2.5 sacks to his credit ... Started in place of Rahim Alem at right defensive end against Louisiana Tech and responded with three tackles, a career-best two tackles for loss and one sack in the win over the Bulldogs ... Had a half sack for a 1-yard loss against Arkansas ... Other sack came against Vanderbilt and it went for a 9-yard loss ... Also forced a fumble against Vanderbilt ... Set a career-high with five tackles against top-ranked Florida ... Saw his first career action as a Tiger at Washington where he made one solo tackle. FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL Outstanding defensive line prospect that excelled on both sides of the ball in high school ... Ranked among the

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top 40 players in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen ... As a fullback in high school, rushed for over 850 yards and had 10 touchdowns as a junior ... Had 12 touchdown catches as a tight end during his senior season ... Coached by Mickey Joseph.

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PERSONAL Full name is Lavar M. Edwards ... Parents are Leonard Edwards and Cindy Allen ... Born on March 29, 1990 ... Majoring in general studies.

Defensive Back 5-11 • 194 • Fr. • RS Lafayette, La. (Acadiana HS)

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 5 vs. Florida, 2009 Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2009 Sacks: 1, five times (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) Interceptions: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2010

Talented defensive back who will primarily backup Craig Loston at the strong safety position in 2012 … Redshirted as a true freshman … A recipient of the “Most Improved” award for outstanding work during 2012 spring drills … Comes from a state championship program at Acadiana High School. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman.

EDWARDS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

2009 2010 2011 Totals

12-1 13-7 14-1 39-9

9 9 9 27

23 21 26 70

4.5-21 2.5-16 4.0-23 2.5-18 4.5-16 1.0-5 13.0-60 6.0-39

14 12 17 43

Micah Eugene

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

2 1 2 5

1 0 2 3

0 1 1-17 1 0 0 1-17 2

FF

FR

0 1-29 1-0 2-29

47

HIGH SCHOOL A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked the No. 13 safety by Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 28 player in the state by Rivals.com and No. 10 by Tigerbait.com ... Recorded two interceptions and five forced fumbles en route to a 5A State Championship his senior season after posting 80 tackles (61 solo) with four interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a junior ... Rushed for 121 yards on 22 carries and scored the game-winning TD in state championship game win over West Monroe in December of 2010 ... Named to Louisiana 5A All-State team as a senior ... Was named the District 3-5A Defensive MVP in 2010 ... Earned a spot on The Advocate’s Super Dozen ... Spent time at running back but is versatile and can play on either side of the ball at LSU ... Coached by Ted Davidson.

Tight End 6-4 • 235 • Sr. • 3L Monroe, La. (Ouachita Parish)

PERSONAL Full name is Micah Shawn Eugene, Jr. ... Parents are Naomi Johnson and Micah Eugene Sr. ... Born Feb. 15, 1993, in Shreveport, La. ... Has two siblings - Mylan and Malik … Majoring in general studies.

Tyler Edwards

An experienced player on offense having seen action in 39 games with one start … Enters the 2012 season as a backup at tight end … An outstanding blocker who often plays during short-yardage situations … Has sure hands and a strong work ethic … Brother of former LSU standout Eric Edwards, who was the starting tight end on the Tigers’ 2003 national title team. JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Reserve tight end who played in all 13 games with no starts ... Did not make any catches ... An excellent blocker who contributed to goalline plays and short-yardage situations as a tight end or H-back.   SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010) Reserve tight end who played in all 13 games with no starts ... Recorded his first career reception as a Tiger in the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M with a 10-yard catch late in the fourth quarter ... Contributed to goalline plays and situations as a tight end or H-back. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Reserve tight end ... Played in 13 games with one start ... First career start came at Ole Miss ... Did not record any offensive statistics in 2009 ... Saw offensive contributions increase as the season progressed ... Took advantage of late-season injuries to Richard Dickson and Mitch Joseph by performing well and thus earning more playing time. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL  One of the nation’s top tight end prospects, earning SuperPrep All-America honors ... Rated by ESPN.com as the nation’s No. 6 tight end ... Member of the ESPN.com 150 ... Rated as a four-star tight end and as the nation’s No. 26 player at that position by Rivals.com ... The No. 5 rated prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Member of the Rivals250, the Atlantic Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 and 2008 Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Played in Under Armour All-State Game ... Selected as a first team all-state tight end for two consecutive years ... Recorded 19 receptions for 213 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... As a junior, he finished the season with 23 receptions for 360 yards and four touchdowns ... Coached by John Carr. PERSONAL  Full name is Tyler Matthew Edwards ... Born Dec. 1, 1988, in Monroe, La. ... Parents are Tim Edwards and Mary Jarrell ... Has two siblings - Eric and Erin ... Majoring in general studies. CAREER HIGHS  Receptions: 1 vs. Texas A&M, 2010 Yards: 10 vs. Texas A&M, 2010 Touchdowns: 0 Long: 10 vs. Texas A&M, 2010 EDWARDS’ CAREER RECEIVING STATS G-GS REC. YDS. TD LONG Year 2009 13-1 0 0 0 0 2010 13-0 1 10 0 10 2011 13-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 39-1 1 10 0 10

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Chris Faulk

Offensive Tackle 6-6 • 325 • Jr. • 2L Slidell, La. (Northshore)

• 2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP)  • 2011 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (at Tenn.) Returning starter at left tackle for LSU … Displays fantastic quickness and power in pass protection and is a tenacious run blocker … Teams with Alex Hurst to form one of the best pairs of starting offensive tackles in the nation … Flourished in his move from right to left tackle prior to the 2011 season … Earned Second-Team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press in 2011 … Has played in 25 games with 15 career starts, including 13 at left tackle in 2011. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Saw action in all 14 games, starting 13 times at left tackle … Posted 73.5 knockdowns on 768 snaps ... Ranked third on the team with 73.5 knockdowns behind Will Blackwell (112.5) and T-Bob Hebert (80) ... Named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after he led the team with a career-high 12.5 knockdowns in 69 plays at Tennessee and helped the offense produce 237 rushing yards against the Vols ... Played every offensive snap in five games (Oregon, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and BCS National Championship Game) ... Played a seasonhigh 74 snaps versus Oregon ... Second on the team with nine knockdowns in 58 snaps at Alabama ... Sidelined with an ankle injury after seven plays at Mississippi State but returned in limited action the next game at West Virginia ... Played a team-high 63 snaps against Northwestern State and finished with five knockdowns … Moved from right tackle to left tackle during the spring and won the starting job to replace Joseph Barksdale..  REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Came on strong late in the year and played in 11 games with two starts at right tackle ... Earned a starting nod in the final two games of the regular season -- Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Competed in 177 plays with 26 knockdowns on the year ... Posted seven knockdowns in three straight games to end the regular season against Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Played a season-high 70 snaps with seven knockdowns at Arkansas ... Saw action on the line in five plays versus Florida and tallied two knockdowns ... Was in at tackle on the final play of the Tennessee game and enabled Stevan Ridley to reach the endzone for the game-winner ... Entered the season as the backup at left tackle to Joseph Barksdale. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL One of the nation’s top prep offensive linemen in 2008, earning Parade All-America honors ... Named first-team all-state in Class 5A as a senior ... Helped lead Northshore to a second-place finish in district 6-5A with a 7-3 record as a senior... As a junior, named second-team all-state in Class 5A ... Named second-team all-district as a sophomore while playing both offensive tackle and defensive end ... Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated a five-star prospect in the Sports Illustrated Tackle and the No. 9 offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile Press-Register Southeast 120 ... Also played center on the basketball team at Northshore High School ... Coached by Mike Bourg. PERSONAL Full name is Christopher Brook Faulk ... Goes by Chris ... Born Jan. 21, 1990, in Slidell, La. ... Parents are Harris and Christine Faulk ... Has one brother, Harris, Jr. ... Majoring in general studies.

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Defensive Tackle 6-3 • 283 • So. • 1L Frederick, Md. (Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy)

Running Back 5-10 • 215 • Jr. • 2L Leesville, La. (Leesville)

Ego Ferguson

Michael Ford

Powerful run stopper who will be in the rotation at defensive tackle in 2012 … Tremendous size and strength … Served as a backup at the position as a redshirt freshman and redshirted as a true freshman in 2010 … Had a solid 2012 in spring drills and was awarded with the Toby Caston Award as the most outstanding defensive player. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in 13 games with no starts ... Played in every game except the Mississippi State contest … Recorded 13 tackles on the year with with 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup … Set a career high with four tackles against Florida ... Recorded three tackles including half a TFL versus Kentucky ... Saw extensive playing time at West Virginia and recorded two solo tackles and one pass breakup. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL One of the top defensive end prospects in high school football in 2009 … A member of the Rivals 100 and rated as the No. 31 overall prospect in the nation … Also ranked the No. 6 defensive end in the country by Rivals.com and No. 7 defensive end prospect by Scout.com … A member of the ESPNU 150 … Named a SuperPrep All-American and a member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 … A U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant (East roster) … Tallied 67 tackles and 12 sacks at Hargrave Military Academy as a senior … Posted 97 tackles, including 32 for loss, and 14 sacks as a junior … Named first-team all-state in Virginia … Coached by Dave Tavenner. PERSONAL Born Sept. 22, 1991 in Miami, Fla. … Parents are Ego and Brenda Ferguson … Has five siblings – Jeremy, T.J., Caly, Nadia, and Nia … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 4 vs. Florida, 2011 Tackles for loss: 0.5 vs. Kentucky, 2011 FERGUSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

2011 13-0 3 Totals 13-0 3

TT

10 13 10 13

TIGERS

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

0.5-0 0.5-0

0 0

0 0

1 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

5 Jarrett Fobbs

Wide Receiver 5-11 • 195 • So. • SQ Shreveport, La. (Huntington)

Athletic player who will push for playing time among a talented group of receivers in 2012 … Lends great depth to the receiving corps. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Saw his first action as a Tiger against Northwestern State but did not record any stats. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL Rated the No. 10 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 9 athlete in the nation by SuperPrep Magazine ... Rated the No. 28 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip list ... As a senior, rushed for 705 yards on 84 carries and 12 touchdowns ... Caught 55 passes for 649 yards and five touchdowns while also intercepting four passes as a defensive back ... As a junior, rushed for 614 yards on 95 carries with five touchdowns ... Caught 21 passes for 359 yards and five touchdowns ... Also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns while intercepting four passes as a defensive back ... As a sophomore, rushed for 825 yards on 120 carries and six touchdowns ... Caught 20 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns ... Received Class 4A honorable mention all-state honors in 2009 ... Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Coached by Anthony McClain.

One of the most experienced running backs on the team, serving as one of the go-to options along with Spencer Ware … Missed most of the spring with a minor injury but will contend for the starting spot in the fall … Extremely strong and powerful in the backfield and has shown great speed and quickness in getting to the edge … Enters the season as the team’s leader in rushing with 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns on 172 carries … Played in 24 games with five starts. . SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in all 14 games with starts against Northwestern State, Georgia and Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game ... Led the team in rushing yards with 756 ... Produced seven rushing touchdowns, tied for second on the team with Alfred Blue … Tallied a career-high 96 yards rushing two times - against Oregon and Arkansas ... Posted a career-long 49-yard run versus Arkansas ... Led the team in rushing in three games in 2011: vs. Northwestern State (72 yards), vs. Auburn (82 yards) and at Alabama (72 yards) ... Scored two rushing touchdowns each against Oregon, Northwestern State and West Virginia ... Became the first LSU player with six TDs through the first four games of a season since Charles Scott in 2008 ... Rolled to a career night against Oregon with career highs in rushing yards (96) and carries (14), and he tied his career best with two rushing touchdowns ... Received recognition in Bruce Feldman’s ESPN.com “Top Workout Warriors” in June 2010 and once again in the summer of 2011 ... Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated following win vs. Oregon. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in 10 games and rushed 41 times for 235 yards and three touchdowns ... Started the Arkansas and ULM contests ... Made the second catch of his career and took it 27 yards for a TD against Ole Miss and also carried nine times for 58 yards ... Rushed for his third career TD and finished with six carries for 16 yards versus ULM ... Was outstanding against McNeese State as the team’s leading rusher with 86 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, including a season-long 36-yard TD run. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL One of the nation’s top running back prospects for the Class of 2009 ... Named to the Parade Magazine All-America team and was a second-team All-USA selection by USA Today ... Proved to be nearly unstoppable during his senior season at Leesville High School while rushing for 2,953 yards and 29 touchdowns en route to a first-team 4A all-state selection in 2008 ... Wrapped up the regular season with an impressive 443-yard, six-touchdown performance against Tioga ... Led his team to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs in 2008 ... In his final high school game in a playoff loss to Zachary, rushed 39 times for 299 yards and 3 TDs ... Capped senior season with nine games of 200-yards or better and finished career with 20 straight 100-yard games, a streak that dated back to 2006 ... Broke Leesville rushing record as a senior with 2,447 yards, topping the previous mark of 2,143 set by former LSU standout Cecil Collins in 1994 ... Honored for his performance by being invited to participate in the Hawaii Prep Football Classic in December ... Recognized as one of the nation’s top young backs after rushing for 1,334 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2006 ... Rushed for 567 yards in four games as a junior in 2007 before breaking his collarbone just three games into the season ... Rated as the #17 overall player by Scout.com ... A member of The Advocate Super Dozen, New Orleans TimesPicayune’s Blue Chip List, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep ... The nation’s No. 3 running back prospect by Scout.com ... Also ranked No. 7 nationally at his position by both ESPN and Rivals.com ... Coached by Terence Williams. PERSONAL Full name is Michael Deshown Ford ... Goes by Michael ... Nickname is Shug ... Born May 27, 1990, in Leesville, La. ... Parents are Frank and Tanny Ford ... Has two brothers - Frank and Justin ... Majoring in general studies with concentrations in communication studies, leadership development and sports studies. CAREER RUSHING HIGHS Attempts: 14 vs. Oregon, 2011 Yards: 96, twice (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2011; First: vs. Oregon, 2011) Touchdowns: 2, four times (Last: at West Virginia, 2011) Long: 49 vs. Arkansas, 2011 CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS Receptions: 1, six times (Last: at Ole Miss, 2011) Yards: 27 vs. Ole Miss, 2010 Touchdowns: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2010 Long: 27 vs. Ole Miss, 2010 FORD’S CAREER RUSHING STATS

PERSONAL Full name is Jarrett Timothy Fobbs ... Born Oct. 2, 1990 in Shreveport, La. ... Parents are John and Judy Fobbs ... Has two brothers, Jonathan and Jason ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in management.

2010 10-2 45 2011 14-3 127 Totals 24-5 172

FOBBS’ CAREER RECEIVING STATS

FORD’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

Year

G-GS REC.

2011 1-0 Totals 1-0

0 0

YDS.

TD

LONG

0 0

0 0

0 0

Year

Year

G-GS ATT.

G-GS REC.

2010 10-2 2 2011 14-3 4 Totals 24-5 6

YDS.

TD

LONG

244 756 1,000

3 7 10

36 (TD) 49 49

YDS.

TD

LONG

30 10 40

1 0 1

27 (TD) 6 27

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Step-mother is Amanda Turner Hairston ... Born March 4, 1993 in Dallas, Texas ... Comes from an athletic family - his grandfather played football and ran track at Rice; his uncle played football and baseball at Rice and was later drafted by the New York Yankees; his dad played golf at St. Edward’s and SMU; one sister played soccer at Houston and another at SMU; and him mom played golf at SMU and was part of the 1980 AIAW National Championship team for the Mustangs ... Majoring in finance. 

Seth Fruge

Linebacker 5-11 • 200 • Jr. • 2L Welsh, La. (Notre Dame)

CAREER HIGHS Kickoffs: 9 at Ole Miss, 2011 Kickoff Yards: 557 at Ole Miss, 2011 Kickoff Avg.: 67.7 vs. Georgia, 2011 Touchbacks: 5 vs. Arkansas, 2011

• 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll • 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll A walk-on who has worked his way into playing time on special teams … Sees action on LSU’s coverage units for both punts and kickoffs … Will also serve as LSU’s backup holder for field goals and extra points in 2012 … Member of the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in 12 games with no starts ... Saw action on special teams … Tallied his first career tackle on kickoff coverage against West Virginia ... Posted an assisted tackle versus Kentucky.

HAIRSTON’s Career KickOFF Stats Year

G-GS

2011 11-0 Totals 11-0

No.

Yds. Avg.

70 4,601 70 4,601

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 1, twice (Last: vs. Kentucky, 2011) Tackles for loss: 0 Sacks: 0 Fruge’s caREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

2010 9-0 0 2011 12-0 1 Totals 21-0 1

0 1 1

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

0 2 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

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James Hairston

Placekicker/Punter 6-0 • 225 • So. • 1L Dallas, Texas (Jesuit College Prep)

• 2011 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team Will serve as the kickoff specialist after earning the role early in his true freshman season … Provides great depth at kicker and punter … Possesses a strong leg with great accuracy on kickoffs … Received the Jerry Stovall Special Teams Award for outstanding performance during the spring. FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in 11 games and handled the kickoff duties ... Produced 16 touchbacks on 70 kickoffs with an average of 65.7 yards a kick, reaching the 5-yard line ... His 16 touchbacks were the most in a single season for LSU since Chris Jackson had 24 in 2006 when kickoffs came from the 35-yard line instead of the 30 ... Had one of his best games as a Tiger with a career-high five touchbacks on eight kickoffs against Arkansas ... His five touchbacks against Arkansas are the most in a game for an LSU kicker since Chris Jackson boomed five touchbacks on eight kickoffs against Arizona on Sept. 9, 2006 ... Earned the kickoff duties for the Tigers prior to the game at West Virginia. HIGH SCHOOL Promising place kicker and punter who comes to LSU after playing at Jesuit College Prep School in Dallas ... Rated the sixth-best kicker in the country in the Class of 2011 by kicking guru Chris Sailer ... A finalist in the Top 12 national kicking event hosted by Sailer, earning top honors in the kickoff competition ... Connected on 6-of-6 field goals with a 46-yard long his junior season and had 22 touchbacks, averaging 60.4 yards on deep kickoffs ... Named 2010 UIL 9-5A First-Team kicker, punter and MVP as a senior after connecting on 11-of-16 field goals and 31 of his 33 extra points ... Also had 32 touchbacks and averaged 64.2 yards on kickoffs his senior season ... Made an impression as a punter with 22 punts for a 44.8-yard average and a long of 68 yards ... Member of the 2010 Dallas Morning News Top 100 Area Recruits ... Named Jesuit College Prep’s Special Teams MVP his senior season ... Coached by Bob Wunderlick. PERSONAL Full name is James Christopher Hairston, Jr. ... Father is Jim Hairston and the late Cheryl Wilson Hairston ...

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Kenny Hilliard

Running Back 5-11 • 240 • So. • 1L Patterson, La. (Patterson)

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009.

PERSONAL Parents are John and Elizabeth Fruge … Born July 23, 1990 in Welsh, La. … Is one of eight children in his family … Majoring in general studies.

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redshirt freshman SEASON (2010) Played the first nine games of the season on the Tigers kickoff team ... Did not record any statistics … Earned his first letter with the Tigers in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL Four sport standout at Notre Dame High School in Crowley … Played football, baseball, tennis and ran track … Earned first team All-State honors as a linebacker his senior season in 2009 … Team was twice runner-up for the state title … Recorded 143 tackles as a senior.

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65.7 65.7

• 2011 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team • 2011 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Arkansas) Powerful running back who emerged as an outstanding option in the backfield as a true freshman in 2011 … Versatile athlete who can line up at fullback or running back and has shown great hands out of the backfield … An integral part of the LSU rushing attack who has shown a knack for finding the endzone … Received the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award for outstanding performance in the off-season program … Played in 13 games with no starts during his career … Nephew of former LSU and New Orleans Saints great Dalton Hilliard. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in 13 games with no starts ... Came on late in the season to give LSU a four-headed rushing attack ... Tied with Spencer Ware for the team lead in touchdowns scored with nine total (eight rushing, one receiving) ... His eight rushing TDs was the most in a single season by an LSU freshman since Justin Vincent rushed for 10 TDs as a freshman in 2003 … Scored a career-high three touchdowns in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia when he rushed for two TDs and caught one in the third quarter ... Posted two rushing TDs against Auburn, Western Kentucky and Georgia ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week distinction after he set career highs with 19 carries and 102 yards and also added one touchdown against Arkansas ... Produced two one-yard touchdowns against Western Kentucky ... Saw action at fullback and tailback ... Stepped in at running back against Auburn and rushed for 65 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. HIGH SCHOOL  Set Louisiana High School record with 8,603 rushing yards during his career at Patterson ... Added 106 rushing TDs during prep career ... Rated as a four-star recruit and as the nation’s ninth-best running back according to Rivals.com ... Finished senior season with 279 carries for 1,804 yards and 22 touchdowns despite missing two games due to injury ... Rushed for 1,825 yards and 18 touchdowns as a freshman and continued his high school career with back-to-back seasons of more than 2,000 yards rushing with 2,377 yards and 34 TDs as a sophomore and 2,512 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior ... Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune Blue-Chip List ... Ranked 120th on the ESPNU Top 150 ... Listed at No. 21 on the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Rated as the No. 28 overall player on the PrepStar Top 150 ... A three-time member of the LSWA Class 3-A All-State Football Team and three-time LSWA 3A Outstanding Offensive Player ... Coached by Tommy Minton. PERSONAL Mother is Brenda Hilliard ... Nephew of former LSU and New Orleans Saints standout running back Dalton Hilliard ... Dalton currently ranks second in LSU history in rushing yards with 4,050 ... Born Oct. 31, 1991 ... Graduated from high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of 2011 ... Majoring in general studies. CAREER RUSHING HIGHS Attempts: 19 vs. Arkansas, 2011 Yards: 102 vs. Arkansas, 2011 Touchdowns: 2, three times (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) Long: 25 vs. Auburn, 2011 career receiving highs Receptions: 1, three times (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) Yards: 8 vs. Georgia, 2011 Touchdowns: 1 vs. Georgia, 2011 Long: 8 vs. Georgia, 2011 HILLIARD’S CAREER RUSHING STATS Year

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YDS.

2011 13-0 62 336 Totals 13-0 62 336

TD

LONG

8 8

25 25

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G-GS REC.

2011 13-0 3 Totals 13-0 3

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TD

LONG

13 13

1 1

8 8

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Alex Hurst

Offensive Tackle 6-6 • 340 • Sr. • 3L Bartlett, Tenn. (Arlington)

• 2011 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches)

HIGH SCHOOL A dominant run blocker at the tight end position with great size and strength ... Played both tight end and defensive end at the high school level ... Rated the No. 10 tight end prospect in the country by Scout.com ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip List and the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Caught 13 passes for 206 yards as a senior and registered 27 tackles, including three sacks on defense ... Coached by Keith Menard. PERSONAL Full name is Nicholas Cozat Marquis Jacobs ... Goes by Nic ... Born Oct. 13, 1991, in Natchitoches, La. ... Parents are Delton and Thelma Edmonson ... Has three siblings - Syble, William and Kimberly ... Majoring in sports administration.

One of the top offensive linemen in the country … Enters his third season as LSU’s starting right tackle … Teams with Chris Faulk to form one of the best pairs of starting offensive tackles in the nation … A tremendous hard worker and team leader who has earned the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award for outstanding offseason workouts three straight years … Also received the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award after spring drills in 2012 … One of the Tigers’ top weight room performers … Recognized as an All-SEC First Team member by the conference coaches in 2011 … Has started 24 career games with appearances in 35 contests. JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Starting right tackle for the second-straight season … Earned First-Team All-SEC recognition by the league coaches … Started all 14 games at right tackle ... One of only five players on the team to start all 14 games (Will Blackwell, Michael Brockers, Mo Claiborne, Brandon Taylor) … Competed in 811 plays with 71.5 knockdowns on the season ... The 811 snaps were second most on the team behind Will Blackwell’s 823 ... Played every offensive snap in seven games (Oregon, Mississippi State, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, BCS National Championship Game) ... Set a career high with 10.5 knockdowns in 75 plays versus Arkansas ... Saw action in all 58 offensive snaps and posted four knockdowns at Alabama ... Credited with seven knockdowns in consecutive games against Kentucky and Florida. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010) Earned a starting role at right tackle for the first nine games before missing the final three contests of the regular season with a leg injury ... Missed the Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas games but returned as the starter in the Cotton Bowl ... Posted 48 knockdowns and played 621 snaps on the year ...  Played all 76 snaps in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M and finished second on the team with six knockdowns ... It was his first action since exiting in the first quarter of the Alabama game ... Recorded his first doubledigit knockdown total with 10 in 76 snaps against Tennessee ... Competed in 65 plays and finished with six knockdowns against West Virginia ... Participated in 59 plays and posted five knockdowns versus Mississippi State. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Played in 12 games with no starts ... Served as a backup at both guard positions on the offensive line for the Tigers ... Also saw action on LSU’s field goal and PAT units ... Played in at least one offensive series in three of LSU’s last five regular season games, spelling senior Lyle Hitt ... Played best game of career against Penn State in the Capital One Bowl, seeing action on 20 snaps ... Also saw action against Tulane (12 snaps), Ole Miss (9) and Arkansas (8). TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL  Huge offensive line prospect out of Tennessee ... Three-year starter on the offensive line for Arlington High ... Member of the Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association’s Class 5A first team ... Named to the SuperPrep All-Dixie team ... A member of the Varsity Sports Media’s Tennessee Football magazine Phenoms 32, which compiles the top 32 players in the state of Tennessee ... Averaged nearly five pancake blocks a game during his junior and senior seasons ... Wowed coaches during Les Miles Tiger Football camp in the summer of 2007 ... Coached by Chris Wiley. PERSONAL  Full name is Alex Cordell Hurst ... Born Nov. 8, 1989, in the Grand Cayman Islands ... Parents are Andy and Lucia Hurst ... Has one brother, Drew ... Nickname is “Big Clyde” ... Is an avid hunter and enjoys squirrel hunting ... Majoring in general studies. 

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Nic Jacobs Tight End 6-5 • 253 • So. • SQ Many, La. (Many)

Enters the 2012 season in the playing rotation along with Chase Clement at tight end … Served as a backup tight end and special teams contributor as a redshirt freshman … Solid blocker with good hands as a receiving threat … Has seen action in 10 career games … Hometown is pronounced Man-e. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)  Played in 10 games with no starts ... Reserve tight end who played on special teams units ... Did not record any statistics in 2011. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)  Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.

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Anthony Johnson

Defensive Tackle 6-3 • 310 • So. • 1L New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker)

• 2011 Freshman All-American (CBSSports.com, Sporting News) • 2011 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team Highly-regarded young defensive tackle who heads into the 2012 season as a projected starter … Will take over for the departed Michael Brockers at one of the defensive tackle positions … Extremely strong and an intimidating presence … Came into his true freshman season as one of the best defensive tackle prospects in Louisiana history … Has not started a game but played in all 14 games as a true freshman. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Earned freshman All-America honors by CBSSports.com and Sporting News in his first season … Played in all 14 games as a backup at defensive tackle … Made his collegiate debut against Oregon and picked up a tackle, including a half tackle for a loss, on his first play ... Tallied two tackles, both for losses, including his first career sack at Mississippi State ... Credited with 0.5 tackles for a loss against Arkansas. HIGH SCHOOL The consensus No. 1 defensive tackle prospect by all major recruiting services in 2010 ... Rated as a five-star prospect by every recruiting service ... The highest rated defensive player in the state of Louisiana ... Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America team ... Awarded the 2010 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... Is the first lineman, and only third defender, in the 16 years of handing out the honor to win the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year honor ... Named to the USA Today 2010 All-USA First-Team ... Broke the Louisiana career sack record with 67.5 sacks during his four years at O.P. Walker ... Awarded the Louisiana 4A Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 ... Four- time all-district selection ... Broke the Louisiana freshman sack record ... Recorded 129 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks as a senior in 2010 ... Rated the No. 2 overall player in the country by ESPN.com ... A member of ESPNU’s Top 150 ... Rated the No. 4 overall player in the country by Scout.com ... A member of Scout.com Hot 100 and Rivals.com Top 100 for 2011 ... A participant in the 2011 Under Armour All-America game ... Listed as a member of the 2011 Under Armour AllAmerican Team and a PrepStar Top 150 All American ... Listed in the Sporting News’ Top 100 ... Named to the New Orleans Times Picayune’s 2011 Blue-Chip List ... Ranked second on the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super South East 120 ... Member of the PrepStar All Southeast Region ... Coached by Emmanuel Powell. PERSONAL Parents are Nakisha Johnson and Sherman Patty ... Born Jan. 24, 1993 ... Nicknamed “The Freak” ... Sang in the O.P. Walker choir and also sang National Anthem before some of his high school football games … Majoring in general studies. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 2, four times (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) Tackles for loss: 2.0 at Mississippi State, 2011 Sacks: 1.0 at Mississippi State, 2011 JOHNSON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

2011 14-0 6 Totals 14-0 6

6 6

TT

TFL

12 12

3.0-10 1.0-5 3.0-10 1.0-5

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

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Mickey Johnson Defensive Tackle 6-1 • 312 • Fr. • RS Covington, La. (St. Paul’s)

Young defensive tackle who adds depth to LSU’s very talented defensive line … Redshirted in 2011 after arriving at LSU from St. Paul’s in Covington where he was a four-star athlete. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.

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HIGH SCHOOL A consensus four-star player by every major recruiting site ... A member of the ESPNU 150 ... Rated the No. 11 best defensive tackle by ESPN.com and as the No. 121 player in the country ... Ranked as the No. 17 defensive tackle and No. 11 in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Tabbed as the No. 20 player in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com ... Graded as the No. 19 defensive tackle by Scout.com ... Elected to the LSWA Class 5A First-Team All-State ... Registered 50 tackles, 11 sacks and caused 2 fumbles his senior season ... Recorded 31 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 7 sacks his junior season ... A member of PrepStar’s All-American team, the New Orleans Times Picayune Blue Chip List, Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and The Baton Rouge Advocate’s Second Dozen ... Ranked the No. 13 player in Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Coached by Kenny Sears. PERSONAL Parents are Gordan and Sarina Johnson ... Born Sept. 21, 1991 … Majoring in mass communication.

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Tahj Jones

Linebacker 6-2 • 205 • Jr. • 2L Sulphur, La. (Sulphur)

LSU’s starting Sam linebacker who blossomed into a solid playmaker as a sophomore … Was a regular contributor on special teams in his first two seasons … Seen action in 27 games with one start, notching 33 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) A reserve linebacker who played in all 14 games with one start ... Saw extensive playing time on special teams ... Picked up three tackles, including one tackle for loss in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama … Posted one TFL at Ole Miss ... Tallied his first career interception against Western Kentucky ... Recorded a career-high four tackles against Auburn, including his first career sack, a fumble recovery and a PBU ... Made his first career start at Tennessee and finished with three tackles. redshirt freshman SEASON (2010) Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Regular contributor on special teams as well as serving as a backup outside linebacker ... Made six tackles during the season, including a season-high three stops versus LouisianaMonroe … Had two tackles in SEC win over Mississippi State … Other tackle came in win over McNeese State.

HIGH SCHOOL Two-time 5A first-team all-state selection for Sulphur High School in Southwest Louisiana ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Blue Chip list ... Missed three games as a senior with a sprained ankle and still recorded 80 tackles, 11 of them for loss and had seven sacks on way to receiving Class 5A All-State honors...As a junior, recorded 53 tackles, 13 of them for loss and had eight sacks ... Coached by Paul Bourgeois. PERSONAL Full name is Tahj Keeynata Jones ... Goes by Tahj ... Born Dec. 27, 1989, in Mamou, La. ... Has four siblings – Darius, Jabal, Eddie and Fairlyn … Majoring in general studies. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 4 vs. Auburn, 2011 Tackles for loss: 1.0, three times (Last: vs. Alabama, 2012 BCS Championship Game) Sacks: 1.0 vs. Auburn, 2011 Interceptions: 1 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 jones’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS G-GS

2010 13-0 14-1 2011 Totals 27-1

UT AT

0 9 9

TT

TFL

Sacks

6 6 0 0 18 27 3.5-10 1.0-3 24 33 3.5-10 1.0-3

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 1-1 1-1

0 0 0

0 1-0 1-0

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Jarvis Landry Wide Receiver 6-0 • 190 • So. • 1L Convent, La. (Lutcher)

A crisp route runner with solid speed and great hands … Routinely makes onehanded grabs in practice … Led all receivers with 120 yards on six catches in the spring game, giving LSU coaches a glimpse at his future potential … Expected to line up at receiver when LSU goes to a three-wide set … Received the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in spring drills and the Ralph Norwood Performance Award for his hard work during the spring … One of the top performers on special teams as a freshman who has built a reputation for hard hits and strong tackles on kickoff coverage. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in 14 contests with one start against Kentucky ... Hauled in two catches for 20 yards at Mississippi

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HIGH SCHOOL A five-star recruit ranked as the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver by MaxPreps.com and the No. 4 receiver by Rivals. com and Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 3 player in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com ... Displayed his ability at the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game where he was named his teams’ most valuable player ... He caught an Under Armour All-America Game record eight passes for 70 yards and a touchdown ... Earned LSWA Class 5A All-State honors his senior season after catching 51 passes for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Made an impression as a junior, catching 62 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Ranked 37th overall and the No. 3 receiver on the ESPNU 150 List ... A member of the New Orleans Times Picayune’s Blue Chip List, Prep Star’s Top 150 Dream Team and the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 List ... Earned a spot on the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen ... Ranked No. 25 on MaxPrep.com’s 2011 Top 100 List and No. 45 on Sporting News’ Top 100 List for 2011 ... Coached by Tim Detillier. PERSONAL Full name is Jarvis Charles Landry ... Mother is Dietra Landry ... Born Nov. 28, 1992, in Metairie, La. ... Has one brother, Gerard, who played football at Southern University in Baton Rouge ... Gerard caught 154 passes for 1967 yards and 18 TDs during his four years with the Jaguars ... Also related to former LSU standout Glenn Dorsey … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2 at Mississippi State, 2011 Yards: 20, twice (Last: vs. Western Kentucky, 2011) Touchdowns: 0 Long: 20 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 LANDRY’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS Year

G-GS REC.

2011 14-1 Totals 14-1

4 4

YDS.

TD

LONG

43 43

0 0

20 20

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Bennie Logan

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009.

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State ... Made one catch for a season-long 20 yards versus Western Kentucky … Returned a punt 31 yards against Northwestern State ... Saw his first snaps as a Tiger against Oregon and made a catch for three yards on his first play ... Finished the season with 11 tackles on special teams … Produced two bone-jarring hits on special teams against Auburn ... Continued his outstanding play on special teams with two tackles versus both Arkansas and Georgia ... Suffered a setback prior to fall camp when he had a stress fracture in his foot.

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Defensive Tackle 6-3 • 287 • Jr. • 2L Coushatta, La. (Red River)

• 2011 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Miss. State) One of the nation’s top defensive tackles who is a tremendous run stopper … Will anchor the Tigers at the tackle position as a starter for the second straight year … Earned the Toby Caston Award for outstanding leadership on defense in the spring … Played in 17 career games with 13 starts … Has made 62 career tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks … Came on strong late in the 2011 season, combining for 11 tackles in the final two games of the year. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) A leader at defensive tackle for the Tigers who played in all 14 games with 13 starts ... Shined in his first season as a starter on the defensive line ... Finished the year ranked sixth on the team in total tackles with 57, including 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks … Tied a career high with six tackles in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama … Recorded a team-best one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in the BCS title game … Earned five solo tackles and a forced fumble against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Set a career high with six tackles against Western Kentucky ... Tallied five tackles and also recorded a key blocked field goal at Alabama in the second quarter ... Added a sack and 1.5 TFLs against Kentucky ... Picked up SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors after he paced the LSU defense at Mississippi State with five tackles and shattering his career mark for TFLs with 3.0 ... He also picked up his first career sack at MSU ... Made his first career start at right defensive tackle against Oregon and came up big with four tackles and a pass breakup. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2010 ... Saw action against Vanderbilt, McNeese State and Louisiana-Monroe ... Posted five tackles against Louisiana-Monroe, including 0.5 tackles for a loss. FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted during his first year with the Tigers in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL As a senior, totaled 116 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and 15 sacks ... Named 2A first-team all-state for the second year in a row as a senior ... Named District 3-2A Defensive MVP as a senior ... Piled up 93 tackles and 15 tackles for loss as a junior ... Selected first-team all-state in Class 2A as a junior ... Named District 3-2A Defensive Co-MVP, sharing the honor will fellow LSU commitment Chris Davenport of Mansfield ... A four-year starter at defensive end at Red River High School ... Named to the SuperPrep Louisiana Top 40 ... Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 33 weak side defensive end by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 65 defensive end by Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 76 defensive end by ESPN U ... Rated as the No. 9 player in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Named to the New Orleans Times Picayune Blue Chip List and the Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Coached by Reginald Prealow.

Players PERSONAL Full name is Bennie Cordell Logan ... Goes by Bennie ... Born Dec. 28, 1989, in Shreveport, La. ... Parents are Bennie Frost and Sandra Logan ... Has seven siblings - Lacey, Jeremy, Corey, Adrian, Jessica, Carl, and Mark ... Majoring in general studies.

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CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 6, twice, (Last: vs. Alabama, 2012 BCS Championship Game) Tackles for loss: 3.0 at Mississippi State, 2011 Sacks: 1.0, three times (Last: vs. Alabama, 2012 BCS Championship Game)

Safety 6-2 • 208 • Jr. • 2L Aldine, Texas (Eisenhower)

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UT AT

TT

TFL

2010 3-0 1 4 5 0.5-1 2011 14-13 22 35 57 6.5-17 Totals 17-13 23 39 62 7.0-8

Sacks

PBU

0 0 3.0-13 1 3.0-13 1

QBH

INT

FF

FR

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 0 0

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P.J. Lonergan

Center 6-4 • 305 • Sr. • 3L New Orleans, La. (Rummel)

• 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll One of the top centers in college football going into the 2012 season … Entering his third year as LSU’s starting center … Is on the watch list for the 2012 Rimington Trophy ... One of four returning starters on the offensive line for the Tigers in 2012 … In 2012, will become the first LSU player to start at least one game at center in four different seasons since Ben Wilkerson did it from 2001-04 … Played in 29 games during career, starting 26 times … Talented lineman who is a student of the game … Equally effective in both run and pass blocking … His athleticism allows LSU to be more versatile when it comes to blocking schemes … Does not require the help of an offensive guard to double-team a nose guard … Started two games as a redshirt freshman in 2009, all 13 games in 2010, and 11 games in 2011 … LSU is 22-4 in games in which he’s started, including an 11-2 record in 2010 and a 10-1 mark in 2011 … One of the strongest players to ever play at LSU as he holds the school record in the clean with a 374-pound lift … Also squats over 500 pounds … Is a second-generation Tiger as his dad – Pat – played on the offensive line for LSU in the 1970s. JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Played in 12 games with 11 starts, all a center … Saw action on 677 snaps with 65.5 knockdowns … LSU was 10-1 in games in which he started with the only loss coming to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game … Opened season by playing all 74 snaps and recording a career-best 14.5 knockdowns in 40-27 win over No. 3 Oregon … Came off the bench in the second half against Alabama in November and helped the Tigers to a 9-6 overtime win in Tuscaloosa … Missed the two previous games (Tennessee and Auburn) with a high ankle sprain, which he suffered in the first half against Florida … Returned to the starting lineup against Western Kentucky and started the last five games of the season. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010) Started all 13 games at center, leading the Tigers in both knockdown blocks (76) and snaps (863) … Played every offensive snap in 11 of LSU’s 13 games … Capped season with tremendous overall game in 41-24 win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl as he played all 76 snaps and led Tigers with 12 knockdown blocks … LSU racked up 446 total yards (288 rushing, 158 passing) and 24 first downs in the win over the Aggies … The only games in which he wasn’t on the field for every offensive snap was against Tennessee (68 of 76 plays) and LouisianaMonroe (56 of 61 plays) … Posted team-high knockdowns in five games - seven vs. West Virginia, 10 vs. Florida, eight against McNeese State, eight against Alabama and 12 vs. Texas A&M. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Backup center for most of the season … Took over the starting role during LSU’s bowl practice and started against Penn State in the Capital One Bowl, playing all 49 offensive snaps in the contest … Also started for an injured T-Bob Hebert in win over Louisiana Tech … Played in a total of four games and logged a total of 118 snaps (12 vs. Tulane, 57 vs. Louisiana Tech, 49 vs. Penn State) … Also saw action at Alabama … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008. HIGH SCHOOL One of the best run blockers to come out of the state of Louisiana in recent years … Three-year starter at powerhouse Rummel High School … Named to the Class 5A all-state and all-metro teams as a senior … Earned SuperPrep All-Southwest team honors … A member of the Rivals.com Louisiana Top 40 … As a junior, captured first-team all-district honors … Considered the top blocker on an offensive line that produced five 1,000 yard rushers in both 2006 and 2007 … Coached by Jay Roth. PERSONAL Full name is Patrick Michael Lonergan, Jr. … Nickname is P.J. … Born July 30, 1990, in New Orleans … Parents are Pat and Cheryl Lonergan … Has one sister, Molly … Dad and uncle both played football at LSU … His dad lettered for the Tigers as an offensive lineman in 1978 … Majoring in business management.

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Craig Loston

A hard-hitting defender who goes into fall camp listed as the starter at strong safety for the Tigers … Gives the Tigers another playmaker in the secondary … Has good ball skills and possesses tremendous speed … Came on late in the year in 2010 and started against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl … Has played in 23 career games with two starts – both as a redshirt freshman. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) A top reserve at safety who also played on special teams ... Saw action in 10 games with no starts, recording 14 tackles ... Did not play against Kentucky, Florida and Ole Miss ... Set a career high with seven tackles against Auburn ... Posted one tackle and one pass breakup versus Arkansas ... Made two tackles in the opener against Oregon and also forced a fumble on a kickoff that led to an LSU touchdown drive. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played all 13 games with starts against Vanderbilt and Texas A&M ... Finished with 22 tackles, two PBUs, one tackle for a loss and one interception ... Set a season high with five tackles against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl … Had his first tackle for loss against Ole Miss ... Saw extensive action against Louisiana-Monroe and picked off his first career pass to go along with three tackles and one pass breakup ... Recorded his first career pass breakup against Tennessee ... Earned his first career start at Vanderbilt and finished with two tackles ... Made his first career tackle in the opener against North Carolina ... Played extensively on the special teams units. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Played in two games – Washington and UL-Lafayette - on special teams … Suffered a wrist injury following the UL-Lafayette game and didn’t play again in 2009 … Granted a medical redshirt following the season. HIGH SCHOOL Widely considered the best safety in the nation in the Class of 2009 … Named to the Parade All-America team as well as being named second-team All-USA by USA Today … Rated the No. 1 safety in high school football in 2008 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPNU … Rated the No. 1 defensive back by SuperPrep Magazine … Rated as the No. 2 prospect in Texas by SuperPrep Magazine … Named SuperPrep Southwest Defensive Player of the Year … Ranked the No. 17 overall prospect by the Sporting News … Rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Named to the 2009 USA Today All-USA second team as a defensive back … Participated for the White squad in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. … As a junior recorded 91 tackles and three interceptions and gained 847 receiving yards while averaging 30 yards per kick return … Named first team all-state and defensive MVP in Texas class 19-5A as a junior … Played defensive back, wide receiver and was Eisenhower’s punt and kickoff return specialist … Coached by Ray Evans. PERSONAL Full name is Craig Anthony Loston, Jr. … Born on Dec. 21, 1989 ... Goes by Craig … Mom is Jackie HendersonRobertson … Has three siblings – Chameyon, Shemiah, and Sheniqua … Cousin of LSU teammate Russell Shepard … Majoring in general studies. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 7 vs. Auburn, 2011 Tackles for loss: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2010 Interceptions: 1 vs. ULM, 2010 LOSTON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

2010 13-2 12 10 22 1.0-3 0 2011 10-0 8 6 14 0 0 Totals 23-2 20 16 36 1.0-3 0

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2 1 3

0 0 0

1-11 0 1-11

0 1 1

0 0 0

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Justin Maclin

Defensive End 6-4 • 241 • So. • RS Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway)

Versatile player who can line up at defensive end or linebacker ... Listed primarily as a defensive end after moving to that possession from linebacker last fall ... Possesses outstanding quickness and size ... Used a productive spring to vault to third on the depth chart at right defensive end. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a sophomore in 2011. FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played against Louisiana-Monroe and made one tackle ... Shifted to defensive end during the season where he bolstered the depth after Sam Montgomery was injured.

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HIGH SCHOOL Regarded as one of the top players in the state of Tennessee ... Ranked the No. 5 overall prospect in the state by Rivals.com ... Also received a four-star rating from both Rivals and Scout.com ... A member of the ESPNU 150 and a SuperPrep All-American ... Named to the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 ... Earned Class 5A first-team all-state honors in both 2009 and 2008 ... Recorded 95 tackles and 19 sacks in his junior season ... Competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Coached by Rodrick Brown. PERSONAL Full name is Justin Edward Maclin ... Born Nov. 6, 1991, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Parents are James Maclin, Jr., and Lisa Maclin-Love ... Father played football at the University of Memphis ... Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 1 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2010 MACLIN’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

2010 1-0 0 2011 redshirt Totals 1-0 0

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

Terrence Magee Running Back 5-9 • 212 • So. • 1L Franklinton, La. (Franklinton)

A gifted athlete who will continue to add to the arsenal of running backs in his sophomore season … Shifty in the backfield with quick hips and feet … Dealt with nagging injuries late in his freshman season but is expected to be at full strength for the 2012 season. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in five games with no starts ... Did not play in the final three games of the season due to an injury ... Rushed seven times for 55 yards at Ole Miss ... Saw his first action as a Tiger against Kentucky and carried the ball 12 times for 38 yards and a touchdown. HIGH SCHOOL A special athlete who played quarterback in high school but projects as a running back in college ... Led his team to a 14-1 record and the 2010 Louisiana 4A State Championship ... Named Franklinton’s Outstanding Player of the Game following the championship game ... Threw for 203 yards and two scores and added 126 rushing yards in 2010 state title game ... Honored as the Louisiana 4A Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year ... Named the 2010 recipient of the Warrick Dunn Award as WAFB’s Sportsline Player of the Year ... A consensus three-star prospect by every major recruiting site ... Ranked as the No. 8 player in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com and as the No. 28 athlete nationally by Rivals.com ... A member of the 2011 Times Picayune Blue-Chips and The Advocate’s Super Dozen ... Listed in PrepStar’s All Southeast Region team ... Threw for 2,634 yards and 35 touchdowns and rushed for 1,370 yards and 19 TDs on 161 carries as a senior ... Honorable mention 4A All-State in baseball as a senior where he pitched and played centerfield ... Coached by Shane Smith. PERSONAL Full name is Terrence Tyler Magee ... Parents are Carroll and Terrence Magee ... Born March 16, 1993, in Covington, La. ... Has two siblings - Chasity and Tahj … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Attempts: 12 vs. Kentucky, 2011 Yards: 55 at Ole Miss, 2011 Touchdowns: 1 vs. Kentucky, 2011 Long: 35 at Ole Miss, 2011 MAGEE’S CAREER RUSHING STATS Year

G-GS ATT.

2011 5-0 Totals 5-0

27 27

YDS.

TD

LONG

133 133

1 1

35 35

26

Ronald Martin

Defensive Back 6-1 • 199 • So. • 1L White Castle, La. (White Castle)

Talented athlete who heads into the 2012 season as the backup to Eric Reid at true safety … Saw action late in the year as a true freshman … Joined the basketball team after the BCS Championship Game for four games and rejoined the football team for spring drills … Will focus solely on football now … Picked off a pass in the 2012 Spring Game and returned it 40 yards. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in three games late in the season when Eric Reid and Craig Loston missed playing time with injuries

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... Saw action against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Georgia ... Posted three tackles and two pass breakups in his limited playing time ... All three tackles came at Ole Miss ... Credited with a PBU versus Georgia and Ole Miss … Broke up a potential touchdown pass in the SEC Championship Game against the Bulldogs. HIGH SCHOOL A three-star recruit on Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked No. 21 in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com ... A wellrounded athlete that has participated in four sports since his freshman year of high school - football, basketball, baseball and track ... Earned first-team All-State honors in football and basketball ... Played quarterback and safety at White Castle and led his team to the class 1A state title as a senior ... Threw for over 1,400 yards and rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 25 total touchdowns on offense his senior year ... Tallied nine interceptions to go along with 15 pass break-ups on defense ... Member of the 2010 LSWA Class 1A All-State football team ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Second Dozen ... An all-district performer in baseball as a pitcher and outfielder ... Anchored both sprint relays and ran the 400 meters ... Posted 44 feet in triple jump and 23 feet in the long jump in track ... Coached by Ferrante Dominique. PERSONAL Full name is Ronald Jermaine Martin, Jr. ... Parents are Lola Wesley and Ron Martin Sr. ... Born Feb. 26, 1993, in Plaquemine, La. ... Has two siblings - A’shante and Jaion … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 3 at Ole Miss, 2011 Tackles for loss: 0 PBUs: 1, twice (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) MARTIN’s CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

2011 3-0 Totals 3-0

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2 2

3 3

0 0

0 0

2 2

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 1

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Tyrann Mathieu

Cornerback 5-9 • 175 • Jr. • 2L New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine)

• 2011 Heisman Memorial Trophy Finalist • 2011 Bednarik Award Recipient • 2011 Walter Camp National Player of the Year Finalist • 2011 First-Team All-American at Cornerback (AP, FWAA, Sporting News, Walter Camp, CBSsports.com, ESPN.com, FoxSportsNext.com, Rivals.com, SI.com) • 2011 First-Team All-American at Return Specialist (CBSSports.com, Rivals. com, SI.com) • 2011 National Defensive Player of the Year (FoxSportsNext.com, Rivals.com) • 2011 Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year (AP) • 2011 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches) • 2011 SEC Championship Game Most Valuable Player • 2011 Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (at West Virginia, vs. Arkansas) • 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Oregon, vs. Arkansas) • 2011 Rivals.com National and SEC Player of the Week (vs. Arkansas) • 2011 Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week (vs. Oregon) • 2011 Rivals.com SEC Player of the Week (vs. Oregon) • 2011 Cotton Bowl Defensive Most Outstanding Player • 2010 First Team Freshman All-America (FWAA, Rivals.com) • 2010 Freshman All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) A 2012 National Player of the Year candidate who is one of the top playmakers in college football history … A fan favorite who plays well beyond his size with tremendous heart and talent … The 2011 National Defensive Player of the Year, unanimous first-team All-American and recipient of the Bednarik Award … Became the first defensive back to be invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York since Charles Woodson of Michigan in 1997 … Finished fifth in the 2011 Heisman Trophy voting with 327 total points and 34 first-place votes … Has a knack for finding the football and coming up with big plays … In his 26 game career, he has created a total of 14 turnovers (eight fumble recoveries, four interceptions, two forced fumbles recovered by a teammate) … Owns the school record of 11 forced fumbles, which is four better than the previous record ... The 11 career forced fumbles ranks as the seventh-highest total in NCAA history and is tied with Guss Scott of Florida for the SEC record ... Needs just three forced fumbles to tie the NCAA career record currently held by three players … Of his 11 forced fumbles, he has recovered six of them and eight of the forced fumbles have resulted in turnovers … Heads into his junior year as the current NCAA career record holder in forced fumbles per game (0.42) … His eight career fumble recoveries is tied for third in school history and just three away from tying the school record … Took over at one of the cornerback positions in 2011 for the departed Patrick Peterson and will man that position again in 2012 … Recorded 133 career tackles with 93 of those being of the solo variety … Added 16 tackles for loss of 90 yards, including six sacks for a loss of 48 yards … Proved to be a dynamic punt returner as well, boasting a 15.6 per return average (27 returns for 421 yards) with two touchdowns … Has started 14 career games – 10 of those at cornerback, three at nickel back and once at free safety … Owns four career touchdowns (two punt returns, two fumble recoveries). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) A unanimous first-team All-American and recipient of the Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defensive player, representing the second straight year an LSU player has won the honor … Became LSU’s first Heisman Trophy finalist invited to New York since Charles Alexander in 1977 … The 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Year as

Players voted upon by the Associated Press … Started 13 games and missed the Auburn contest ... Led the SEC in forced fumbles with six and fumble recoveries with five ... Shattered his own school record in single-season forced fumbles and finished second in LSU single-season fumble recoveries … Ranked No. 1 nationally in fumble recoveries and was fourth nationally in forced fumbles ... Ranked second in the SEC and fourth nationally in punt return average at 15.6 yards per return and added two touchdowns ... His 421 punt return yards on 21 attempts finished as the sixth-highest total yardage in LSU single-season history … Team leader in total tackles with 76, including 59 of the solo variety … Also notched 7.5 tackles for loss of 45 yards, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and nine pass breakups … Named the SEC Championship Game MVP against Georgia after he returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown, finished with 119 return yards, posted four solo tackles and recovered a fumble ... Became just the second player to return a punt for a TD in the game’s history and the first defensive player to win the MVP award since 1994 … Received Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors after he posted eight solo tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against Arkansas in his first career start at safety ... Also returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown against the Razorbacks, which equaled the third-longest punt return in school history ... Missed the Auburn game for a violation of team rules ... Picked off his second pass of the season and added six tackles and one TFL against Florida ... Showed his game-changing abilities again versus Kentucky as he forced two fumbles, recovered and returned one for a 23-yard touchdown and posted an eight-yard sack ... Named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week after he came up big once again at West Virginia with a forced fumble that he recovered and an interception on a pass he tipped and returned to the WVU 1-yard line ... Leading tackler for LSU at Mississippi State with a career-high tying 10 stops, nine of which were solo, and one TFL ... All over the field against Northwestern State with four tackles, 1.5 TFLs, one PBU, one QB hurry and he combined with Sam Montgomery to record LSU’s first sack of the season ... Picked up where he left off in 2010 by recording a career-high and team-leading 10 tackles in the season-opener against Oregon and also forced a fumble on a punt that he returned for his first career touchdown ... Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Rivals.com SEC Player of the Week and the Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week honors after his phenomenal performance against Oregon in which he also added a half tackle for a loss and two pass breakups. FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, serving as a reserve cornerback and as the nickel back … Played in all 13 games with one start at left cornerback against Louisiana-Monroe ... Ranked first in the SEC and fifth nationally with five forced fumbles and tied for first in the conference in fumble recoveries with three ... Led the team with seven pass breakups … Fourth on the team in tackles with 57 ... Was an absolute playmaker on the season with 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions ... Earned Cotton Bowl Defensive Most Outstanding Player award after the best game of his young career in which he recorded seven tackles, one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception, one sack and one pass breakup … Narrowly missed his then-career high in tackles with eight at Arkansas to go along with a sack and two tackles for loss ... Credited with six tackles, 0.5 TFL, one pass breakup that led to an interception and one QB hurry versus Ole Miss ... Recorded four tackles and one PBU versus Alabama, and his PBU led to Kelvin Sheppard’s interception ... Tremendous effort at Florida where he recorded two solo stops, forced a fumble that he recovered and broke up a pass ... Made his first career interception and his first career fumble recovery against West Virginia ... Was great against Mississippi State as he tallied four tackles, one six-yard sack, a forced fumble and a PBU ... Outstanding in his first game as a Tiger, recording nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble in the opener against North Carolina ... Showed great instincts and knowledge of the game during the fall and earned the No. 2 spot at right cornerback behind Patrick Peterson. HIGH SCHOOL One of the top defensive back prospects in the state … A member of the Rivals 250 and rated as the 13th-best cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com … Rated the No. 9 prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com … Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune 2010 Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 … Also a SuperPrep All-American … Participant in the inaugural Team USA vs. The World game … Recorded 32 tackles, five interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery as a senior … Coached by David Johnson.

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Zach Mettenberger Quarterback 6-5 • 222 • Jr. • 1L Watkinsville, Ga. (Butler (Kan.) CC)

Strong-armed quarterback who enters the 2012 season as the starter at the position … Has developed into a team leader with a great command of the offense … Showcased his ability in the LSU spring game when he completed 14-of-25 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns … Earned the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in spring drills and also received the Most Improved Award after the spring game … Has seen action in five career games at LSU with no starts … Originally signed with Georgia out of high school … Spent one season at Georgia before transferring to Butler (Kan.) Community College where he led his team to national title game … Is the only quarterback on the roster that’s taken a snap at the collegiate level. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)  Played in five games with no starts … Completed 8-of-11 passes for 92 yards and his first career touchdown on a 19-yard strike to Kadron Boone against Northwestern State … Ran 25 yards on a bootleg down to the oneyard line at Ole Miss ... Entered late against Auburn, West Virginia, and Kentucky and did not attempt a pass as the team ran out the clock. JUNIOR COLLEGE  Originally signed with Georgia out of high school ... Spent one year at Georgia before transferring to Butler (Kan.) Community College for the 2010 season ... Did not see any game action at Georgia ... Played one season at Butler Community College leading him team to an 11-1 record and a berth in the JUCO National Championship Game ... His team finished year ranked No. 2 in the nation ... Started all 12 games at Butler, throwing for 2,678 yards and 32 touchdowns with only four interceptions ... Connected on 176-of-299 passes for a 58.9 completion percentage ... Rated as the top-ranked junior college quarterback for the 2011 class by multiple recruiting services ... Listed at No. 17 on the Rivals.com JUCO Top 50 ... Coached at Butler Community College by Troy Morrell. HIGH SCHOOL  Four-year letterwinner at Oconee County (Ga.) High School ... Graduated early and enrolled at Georgia in January of 2009 ... Offense-Defense All-American and participated in Hawai’i-Polynesian vs. Mainland All-American Bowl ... Invited to 2008 EA Sports Elite 11 Camp ... PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team ... SuperPrep All-Dixie Team.... ESPN.com No. 122 ESPNU 150 list ... Scout.com four star prospect, No. 130 in the nation, No. 6 in Georgia, No. 33 in the South and No. 14 quarterback in nation ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 strongest arm and No. 11 quarterback in the nation ... 2008 Atlanta-Journal Constitution Georgia 150, Super Southern 100, and Class AAA All-State Honorable Mention ... MVP of Elite 11 Alabama Nike Camp ... 2008 Offensive Player of the Year and Coaches Award recipient at Oconee ... 2008 All-County and All-Region (First Team) ... Finished with 2,106 yards passing with 19 touchdowns and only six interceptions during his senior year ... As a junior, completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,333 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Coached in high school by Mitch Olson. PERSONAL  Parents are Bernie and Tammy Mettenberger ... Born July 16, 1991 ... Majoring in general studies. METTENBERGER’S CAREER PASSING STATS Year

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 10, twice (Last: at Mississippi State, 2011) Tackles for loss: 2 at Arkansas, 2010 Sacks: 1, five times (Last: vs. Kentucky, 2011) Interceptions: 1, four times (Last: vs. Florida, 2011) Forced Fumbles: 2, three times (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2011) Fumble Recoveries: 1, eight times (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

mathieu’S CAREER PUNT RETURN STATS No.

2011 27 Totals 27

Yds. Avg.

TD

LG

421 421

2 2

92 (TD) 92 (TD)

15.6 15.6

mathieu’S CAREER TOUCHDOWNS 3-yard fumble recovery vs. Oregon (Sept. 3, 2011) 23-yard fumble recovery vs. Kentucky (Oct. 1, 2011) 92-yard punt return vs. Arkansas (Nov. 25, 2011) 62-yard punt return vs. Georgia (Dec. 3, 2011)

YDS.

TD.

LG

92 92

1 1

24 24

METTENBERGER’S CAREER RUSHING STATS G-GS ATT.

2011 5-0 Totals 5-0

2 2

YDS.

TD

LONG

28 28

0 0

25 25

49

Defensive End 6-5 • 240 • Jr. • 2L West Monroe, La. (West Monroe)

PBU

2010 13-1 34 23 57 8.5-45 4.5-38 7 2011 13-13 59 17 76 7.5-45 1.5-10 9 Totals 26-14 93 40 133 16.0-90 6.0-48 16 Year

8-11-0 8-11-0

Barkevious Mingo

MATHIEU’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS COMP.-ATT.-INT.

2011 5-0 Totals 5-0 Year

PERSONAL Full name is Tyrann D. Mathieu … Born May 13, 1992, in New Orleans, La. … Parents are Tyrone and Sheila Mathieu … Has four siblings – Tyrone, Devon, Corey and Kerry … Has more Twitter followers than any player in college football today (@TM7_Era).

TIGERS

QBH

INT

1 3 4

2-0 5 2-16 6 4-16 11

FF

FR

3-13 5-39 8-52

• 2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP) • 2011 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Auburn) • 2010 Freshman All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) One of the fastest defensive ends in America who is poised for an outstanding junior season … Exceptional length and quickness makes him a terror on opposing quarterbacks, especially on third down passing situations … Tremendous leadership qualities who was honored with the Tigers’ most prestigious spring award in 2012, the Jimmy Taylor Award for outstanding leadership, effort and performance … Also recipient of the Mike Miley Leadership Award … Teams with Sam Montgomery to form arguably the best defensive end tandem in college football … Has played in 27 career games with five starts … Ranked among the best in the SEC statistically as a sophomore … Tallied 81 career tackles, a team-best 20.5 tackles for a loss of 134 yards, 10.5 sacks for a loss of 81 yards, 15 quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles … One of the Tigers’ leaders in the community who has read to school kids and visited children’s hospital.

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SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) One of the SEC’s most dominant pass rushers who played in all 14 games with four starts … Backed up Ken Adams early in the season at defensive end … A second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press … Led the team and ranked third in the SEC in tackles for loss with 15.0 for 93 yards ... Was second on the squad and finished seventh in the SEC in sacks with 8.0 for 60 yards ... His 15.0 tackles for loss ranked ninth in LSU single-season history, while his 8.0 sacks finished ninth as well in single-season school history … Totaled 46 tackles on the year with 11 quarterback hurries … Started against Ole Miss, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama in the BCS Championship Game ... Team-high 1.5 tackles for loss in the BCS title game … Set a career high with five quarterback hurries in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia ... Posted a career-high three tackles for a loss and two sacks along with one QB hurry against Arkansas ... Posted three solo tackles, including one sack and 2.0 TFLs at Ole Miss ... Set a career high with eight tackles, one sack and a QB hurry versus Western Kentucky ... Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after tallying a career-high two sacks for a loss of 21 yards with four total tackles and a QB hurry against Auburn ... Posted four tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and one QB hurry against Kentucky ... Recorded one sack and a forced fumble at Mississippi State ... Productive game against Northwestern State as he recorded three tackles, one TFL, one PBU and one QB hurry. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played 13 games with one start at right defensive end at Auburn ... Racked up 35 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, six pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Used his long arms and quickness off the edge to finish second on the team with six PBU’s … Credited with four assisted tackles and two PBUs against Alabama ... Made his first career start at Auburn and picked up two tackles and one QB hurry ... Tallied five tackles with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against Tennessee ... Registered two QB hurries, one PBU and two tackles against West Virginia ... Stood out at Vanderbilt with five total tackles, one 11-yard sack and a forced fumble ... Saw his first action as a Tiger in the opener against North Carolina and made his presence known by recording three solo tackles with one tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery.

HIGH SCHOOL  A 5A first-team all-state selection who recorded 59 tackles to go with seven tackles and four tackles for losses in helping West Monroe to the state championship game in 2008 ... Added four forced fumbles and recovered seven fumbles in 2008 ... As a junior, tallied 55 tackles to go with six sacks and 12 tackles for loss ... Named all-state in Class 5A as a junior ... A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 8 linebacker in the country by SuperPrep ... Rated as the No. 6 strong side linebacker by Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 9 outside linebacker by Rivals.com ... A member of the Rivals 250 and Scout 300 ... Rated as the No. 5 best athlete among linebackers by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 3 player in the state of Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Ranked as the No. 8 player in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 63 overall prospect in the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Named to the New Orleans Times Picayune Blue Chip List and the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Coached by Don Shows. PERSONAL Full name is Barkevious Levon Mingo ... Nickname is KeKe (pronounced Key-Key) ... Born Oct. 4, 1990, in Belle Glades, Fla. ... Dad is Hugh Mingo and mom is Barbara Johnson ... Has four siblings - Hugh Mingo III, Hughtavious Mingo, Malik Johnson and LaDarian Johnson ... Majoring in sports administration.

MINGO’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

2010 13-1 18 17 35 5.5-41 2.5-21 6 2011 14-4 21 25 46 15.0-93 8.0-60 2 Totals 27-5 39 42 81 20.5-134 10.5-81 8

QBH

INT

FF

4 11 15

0 0 0

2 1-0 1 0-0 3 1-0

FR

46

Kevin Minter

Linebacker 6-2 • 242 • Jr. • 2L Suwanee, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge)

A hard hitting linebacker who will be one of the Tigers’ top defensive leaders in 2012 … Holds the most experience of any Tiger linebacker on the roster and will command the starting Mike linebacker spot for the second straight season … Explosive player with tremendous leg strength … Owns 11 career starts and has played in 25 games … Tallied 76 career tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss of 15 yards, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery that resulted in his first career touchdown. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) LSU’s starting Mike linebacker who played in 14 games and made 11 starts ... Ranked fifth on the team in total tackles with 61, including 40 solo stops … Added 3.5 tackles for a loss off 15 yards, one sack, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Notched his first career sack for a loss of seven yards and finished with five tackles in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama … Scored his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery in the endzone at Ole Miss ... Set a career high with 11 tackles versus Western Kentucky ... Earned his first PBU against Georgia ... Forced a fumble versus Florida and posted a tackle for a loss against Kentucky ... Made his first career start against Oregon and produced four tackles including a half tackle for a loss.

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HIGH SCHOOL A Class 5A first-team all-state selection as a senior … As a senior, tallied 113 tackles while playing in only 10 games … Helped lead Peachtree Ridge to the playoffs before suffering an injury that kept him out of their run to the Class 5A state championship … As a junior, recorded 137 tackles and six sacks as a middle linebacker … Was an honorable mention to the Class 5A all-state team as a junior as well as a first-team all-district and all-county selection … Played defensive end as a freshman and sophomore, totaling a combined 154 tackles in two years at the position … Started all four years in high school … A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com … A five-star prospect in the Sports Illustrated Takkle Top 200 … Rated as the #15 Linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep … Rated as the #17 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com … Rated as the #4 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com … Rated as the #11 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN U ... Rated as the #7 prospect in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep … Rated as the #23 overall prospect in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com … Rated as the #79 overall prospect in the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 … A member of the Rivals 250 … Coached by Bill Ballard.

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 11 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 Tackles for loss: 1.0, three times (Last: vs. Alabama, 2012 BCS Championship Game) Sacks: 1.0 vs. Alabama, 2012 BCS Championship Game MINTER’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

2010 11-0 5 10 15 0 0 2011 14-11 21 40 61 3.5-15 1.0-7 Totals 25-11 26 50 76 3.5-15 1.0-7

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 1-0 1-0

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Sam Montgomery Defensive End 6-4 • 245 • Jr. • 2L Greenwood, S.C (Greenwood)

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 8 vs. Western Kentucky, 2011 Tackles for loss: 3.0 vs. Arkansas, 2011 Sacks: 2.0, twice (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2011; First: vs. Auburn, 2011) G-GS

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 … Graduated high school early and enrolled at LSU in January 2009 … Participated in spring practice prior to his true freshman season in 2009.

PERSONAL Full name is Kevin Christopher Minter … Born Dec. 3, 1990 … Parents are Willie May Hollis and Leonard Minter … Majoring in sports administration.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)  Spent his true freshman season on the scout squad ... Redshirted in 2009.

Year

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Saw action in 11 games with no starts ... Finished the year with 15 total tackles … One of the strongest players on the team as he squatted a team-best 545 pounds in May 2010 … Third on the team in tackles in the opener against North Carolina as he recorded six stops, including four solo tackles ... Served as the backup to senior Kelvin Sheppard at Mike linebacker.

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• 2011 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Finalist • 2011 First-Team All-American (FWAA, FoxSportsNext. com) • 2011 Second-Team All-American (SI.com) • 2011 Third-Team All-American (AP, Rivals.com) • 2011 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches) • 2011 SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week (Alabama) • 2011 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Kentucky) • 2010 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches) One of college football’s most dominant defensive ends … Finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award as a sophomore and will be a candidate for the national defensive end award again in 2012 … Terrific athleticism with great size and a high motor … A returning first-team All-American who teams with Barkevious Mingo to form one of the nation’s most terrorizing defensive end tandems … After missing the final eight games of the 2010 season to a knee injury, turned in a dominant sophomore season … Has played in 19 games with 16 starts … Recipient of the Toby Caston Award for outstanding performance in 2012 spring drills … One of two LSU players on the watch list for the 2012 Lott Trophy, which recognizes achievement on and off the field … Racked up 67 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss of 88 yards and 11.0 sacks for a loss of 71 yards in two seasons … Needs just six sacks to crack the LSU career top 10 in sacks … Gifted athlete who also starred on the basketball court in high school. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) A first-team All-American as selected by the Football Writers Association of America … Also recognized as a second-team All-American by SI.com and a third-team All-American by the Associated Press … Played in all 14 games with 11 starts at right defensive end … Led the team and ranked sixth in the SEC with 9.0 sacks, which finished as the fourth-highest total in LSU single-season history ... Ranked second on the squad and eighth in the SEC with 13.5 tackles for a loss of 63 yards ... Posted at least half a sack in eight of 14 games ... Finished ninth on the team in total tackles with 49 … Tallied 2.0 tackles for loss and one sack versus Arkansas ... Credited with one sack against Western Kentucky and one against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week with Arkansas’ Jake Bequette after he set a career high with two sacks and tied his career best with six total tackles at Alabama ... Tied his career high with six tackles against Auburn and added 1.5 TFLs and one sack ... Named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after his performance against Kentucky when he tied his career high with six tackles and two TFLs and earned 1.5 sacks ... Combined with Tyrann Mathieu to record LSU’s first sack of the season against Northwestern State as he

Players finished with five tackles, one TFL and half a sack ... Made the start at right defensive end and tallied four tackles with a team-high 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble recovered by Eric Reid in the opener against Oregon. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Started the first five games of the year before sustaining a season-ending right knee injury in the first quarter of the Tennessee game ... Despite the injury, still earned Freshman All-SEC honors by the league coaches … Ended his season with 18 tackles, 6.0 TFLs and two sacks … Tied his career high with six tackles and two tackles for loss against West Virginia ... Tallied a career-high six tackles with 1.5 TFLs versus Mississippi State ... Displayed his explosiveness again at Vanderbilt by recording his second sack in his second career game ... Started against North Carolina in his first career appearance and was outstanding with four tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and one sack ... Earned the starting position at right end during fall camp.

muncie’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

2010 6-0 0 2011 14-0 6 Totals 20-0 6

2 7 9

PERSONAL Full name is Sidney Sammual Montgomery … Goes by Sam … Nickname is “Sonic” Sam … Born May 25, 1990 in Greenwood, S.C. … Parents are Sidney and Debra Montgomery … Has two siblings – J.D. and Amanda … An avid video gamer who also enjoys watching cartoons … Majoring in general studies. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 6, five times (Last: at Alabama, 2011) Tackles for loss: 2.0, four times (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2011) Sacks: 2.0 at Alabama, 2011 Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Oregon, 2011 G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

0 0.5-0 0.5-0

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

FR

Connor Neighbors Fullback 5-10 • 233 • So. • SQ Huntsville, Ala. (Huntsville)

Sophomore who goes into the 2012 season with an opportunity to see playing time behind J.C. Copeland at fullback … Saw action in a backup role last year … Good blocker who is extremely strong and aggressive … Fits perfectly into the fullback role for the Tigers … Played in five games during his career with no starts. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played against Northwestern State, Auburn, Western Kentucky and Georgia but did not record any statistics. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Saw action in the season-opener against North Carolina but then sat out the remainder of the season … Granted a medical redshirt. HIGH SCHOOL Prepped at Huntsville High School as an inside linebacker. PERSONAL Full name is James Connor Neighbors ... Born Dec. 13, 1991 ... Comes from a long line of college football players in his family ... His brother, Wesley, played as a defensive back for Alabama last year … The two both dressed and were on opposing sidelines when the two teams met for the national title a year ago … His father, Wes, played center for the Tide from 1983-86 and his grandfather, Billy, played on Alabama’s 1961 national championship team … Majoring in business administration.  NEIGHBORS’ CAREER RUSHING STATS

MONTGOMERY’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

TT

2 13 15

43

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL Widely considered one of the top defensive end prospects in the Class of 2009 … Rated the No. 2 defensive end by ESPNU … Rated the No. 6 defensive end and No. 3 pass rusher by Rivals.com … Rated the No. 2 prospect in South Carolina by SuperPrep Magazine … Named to Sports Illustrated/TAKKLE Top 200, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super Southern 100 and the Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast 120 … Participated for the White squad in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. … As a senior, recorded 85 tackles, 15 of them for loss and had 11 sacks on way to receiving South Carolina All-State honors … As a junior, recorded 65 tackles, 20 of them for loss and had 15 sacks … Was a standout basketball player as well … Coached by Shell Dula.

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PBU

2010 5-5 6 12 18 6.0-25 2.0-16 0 2011 14-11 23 26 49 13.5-63 9.0-55 0 Totals 19-16 29 38 67 19.5-88 11.0-71 0

QBH

INT

FF

FR

Year

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 0 0

2010 1-0 2011 4-0 Totals 5-0

G-GS

NO.

YDS. TD

LONG

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

52

55

Linebacker 6-3 • 220 • Jr. • 2L Klein, Texas (Oak)

Center 6-4 • 278 • So. • SQ Waggaman, La. (Kentucky)

Luke Muncie

Talented linebacker who projects to start at the Will linebacker position in 2012 … Stood out on special teams coverage as a sophomore … Seen action in 20 career games and made 15 tackles. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in all 14 games with no starts as a reserve linebacker and regular contributor on special teams … Registered three tackles against Northwestern State and Western Kentucky ... Posted half a tackle for a loss against Northwestern State ... Earned a pass breakup on a near interception at West Virginia. FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in six games with no starts ... Made one tackle each against McNeese State and Louisiana-Monroe. HIGH SCHOOL A member of the SuperPrep Southwest Team … Rated the No. 26 safety prospect by ESPNU … A three-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout.com … Earned an invitation to the 2010 Under-Armour All-American Bowl … Named first-team all-district as a senior … Tallied 71 tackles (five for loss), three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … Recorded 78 tackles, four interceptions and seven pass breakups as a junior en route to first-team all-district honors … Registered 67 tackles and three forced fumbles in his sophomore season … Coached by David Smith. PERSONAL Full name is Luke Douglas Muncie … Born Nov. 22, 1991, in Omaha, Neb. … Parents are John and Kelly Muncie … Has two siblings – Jacobe and Madelyn … Father played football and mother ran track and played softball at Iowa Wesleyan … Majoring in sports administration.

Elliott Porter

Transferred to LSU in 2011 after enrolling at Kentucky as a freshman in 2010 … Originally signed with LSU in February of 2010 but enrolled at Kentucky … Spent one the fall semester of 2010 at Kentucky before transferring back to LSU in 2011 … Sat out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules … Established himself as the backup at center entering his sophomore season in 2012 … A strong competitor with good football acumen who adds solid depth for LSU at center … Received the Most Improved Award after spring practice. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Transferred to LSU in January 2011 and sat out the season due to transfer rules … Practiced at the center position to build depth for the Tigers. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON AT KENTUCKY (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman at Kentucky. HIGH SCHOOL High school defensive tackle who is projected to switch to the offensive line in college ... Rated the No. 24 offensive guard prospect in the nation and the No. 14 overall prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... A SuperPrep All-American and a member of the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List ... Earned an invitation to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Recorded 65 tackles his senior year after missing five games due to arthroscopic surgery and a hamstring injury ... Recorded 85 tackles and 20 tackles for a loss in his junior season along with 11 sacks ... Helped his team advance to the state championship game in each of his first three seasons of high school ... Coached by Scott Bairnsfather at Shaw HS. PERSONAL  Full name is Elliott Dwain Porter ... Born Dec. 9, 1991 ... Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 3, twice (Last: vs. Western Kentucky, 2011) Tackles for loss: 0.5 vs. Northwestern State, 2011 Sacks: 0

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Quarterback 6-1 • 180 • Fr. • RS Hollywood, Fla. (Miramar)

Safety 6-2 • 208 • Jr. • 2L Geismar, La. (Dutchtown)

Jerrard Randall

Eric Reid

An athletic dual-threat passer who can create plays with his legs and his arm … Possesses one of the strongest arms on the team … Displayed his athleticism in the spring game when he rushed four times for 27 yards and finished 3-of-4 passing for 24 yards … Goes into the fall in a battle with Stephen Rivers for playing time behind Zach Mettenberger … Will likely be called on for quarterback runs or short-yardage situations. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL One of the top quarterback prospects in the state of Florida ... A consensus four-star recruit by all major recruiting services ... Rated as the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 47 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... Tabbed as the 14th-ranked quarterback by Scout.com and No. 8 QB by ESPN.com ... A member of the ESPNU 150 and Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 ... Led Chaminade-Madonna to the state semifinals as a junior, passing for 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushing for 1,074 yards and 18 TDs ... Picked up second team All-State honors and named first team All-Broward County quarterback by the Miami Herald following his junior season ... As a senior, threw for 1,571 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 531 rushing yards and nine TDs ... Coached by Tim Tyrrell. PERSONAL  Born March 15, 1993 ... Hometown is Hollywood, Fla. … Majoring in sports administration.

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Jermauria Rasco

Defensive End 6-3 • 255 • So. • 1L Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian)

An outstanding young defensive lineman with a bright future at LSU … Extremely athletic and a great pass rusher … Worked his way into the rotation on the line as a true freshman in 2011 … Played in nine games as a true freshman … Came to LSU as a five-star recruit from Evangel in Shreveport. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in nine games but did not start ... Earned his way into the mix at defensive end with great athleticism and knack for getting to the quarterback ... Posted two sacks on the year - against Auburn and in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia ... Tallied a career-high four tackles versus Florida ... Saw his first action as a Tiger at West Virginia and made an immediate impact with two solo tackles, including one for a two-yard loss. HIGH SCHOOL Rated as a five-star player and as the nation’s No. 8 defensive end by Scout.com ... Given four stars by ESPN. com and Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 8 defensive end, No. 168 player nationally and No. 9 in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Tabbed No. 9 in the state by Tigerbait.com ... A member of Rivals.com 250 ... Voted Class 2A Defensive MVP by LSWA ... Earned LSWA Class 2A All-State First Team selection ... City of Shreveport Defensive MVP ... Tallied 92 tackles and 21 sacks his senior season ... Registered 86 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries and 2 forced fumbles his junior year ... A participant in the U.S. Army All-American game ... A member of the PrepStar Dream Team 150, New Orleans Times Picayune Blue Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Rated as the No. 4 prospect in Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Coached by Phillip Deas. PERSONAL Mother is Gwendolyn Rasco ... Born Oct. 5, 1992 … Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 4 vs. Florida, 2011 Tackles for loss: 1.0, three times (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) Sacks: 1.0, twice (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) RASCO’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

2011 9-0 Totals 9-0

UT AT

10 10

TT

TFL

7 17 3.5-21 7 17 3.5-21

Sacks

PBU

2.0-17 0 2.0-17 0

QBH

INT

FF

0 0

0 0

0 0 0 0

FR

• 2011 Second-Team All-American (Rivals.com) • 2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP) • 2011 FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) • 2011 Rivals.com National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) • 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) • 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

One of the nation’s top hard-hitting safeties who is a leader on and off the field for the Tigers … Came on strong during his freshman season and emerged as the starter at free safety as a sophomore where he became a second-team All-America recipient … A strong athlete who uses his size and instincts on the field to put himself in a position to make plays … Reminds people of former LSU All-American LaRon Landry, now a member of the New York Jets … Heads into his junior season as a candidate for the Lott Trophy, which recognizes on and off the field performance … Carries a 3.2 grade point average in LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business … Has made 16 career starts and played in 26 games … In two seasons, has recorded 108 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) A second-team All-American by Rivals.com and a second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press … Displayed a tremendous knack for making big plays at free safety … Tied for the team lead in total tackles (76) with Tyrann Mathieu with 53 of those being solo … Ranked 23rd in the SEC in total tackles … Started 13 games and missed the Arkansas game with a quad injury … Tallied two tackles for loss, two interceptions, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles … Made a career-best and team-leading 11 tackles in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama … Was the first double-digit tackle game of his career with nine of those being of the solo variety … Returned from injury in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia and led the team in tackles with seven, including five solo stops ... Left the game early at Ole Miss after suffering a quad injury ... Notched eight tackles against Western Kentucky … Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week recognition and was named the Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week after he had six tackles, including one for a sixyard loss, a forced fumble and a key interception in the fourth quarter at Alabama ... The game-changing pick, voted the top defensive play of the regular season by ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, occurred in the fourth quarter when Reid battled tight end Mike Williams and came down with the ball at the 1-yard line … Posted seven solo tackles against Auburn and added his first career forced fumble ... Earned his third career interception and first of the season at Tennessee and finished with four tackles ... Recorded four tackles and his first career fumble recovery in the opener against Oregon ... His fumble recovery in the third quarter against the Ducks set up a short touchdown drive that gave LSU a double-digit lead … Earned the starting spot at free safety during the fall and emerged as a team leader. FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Played in 13 games with starts in the final three games of the regular season … Starts came against LouisianaMonroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Ended the season with 32 tackles, two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for a loss and one pass breakup … Finished the season in outstanding fashion as the Tigers’ fourth-leading tackler in the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M with five stops … Also tallied an interception and returned it 34 yards against the Aggies … Recorded the first interception of his career at Arkansas ... Made his first career start at strong safety against UL-Monroe and registered five tackles and one pass breakup ... Stepped in for an injured Brandon Taylor to earn a season-high six tackles and one tackle for loss in 24-21 win over Alabama. HIGH SCHOOL Widely considered one of the top safety prospects in the country … Member of the Rivals.com Top 100 and rated as the top defensive player in the state … A four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout.com … Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150 … Rated the No. 4 safety by Scout.com … Also a SuperPrep All-American and a member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … Earned one of the starting safety spots for the West Roster in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Impressed bowl coaches with his leadership and ability to play the run … Named to the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 … Received Louisiana Class 5A all-state honors as a senior after registering 45 tackles and three interceptions … Recorded 78 tackles, nine sacks, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries as a junior … Coached by Benny Saia. PERSONAL Full name is Eric Todd Reid … Born Dec. 10, 1991, in Baton Rouge, La. … Parents are Eric, Sr., and Sharon Reid … Has three siblings – Christina, Ryan and Justin … Father was a three-time All-American hurdler for LSU from 1984-87 and is a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame … Father was the NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles as a senior in 1987 and he holds the school record for the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.50 seconds … Majoring in business administration. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 11, vs. Alabama, 2012 BCS Championship Tackles for loss: 1.0, three times (Last: at Alabama, 2011) Interceptions: 1, four times (Last: at Alabama, 2011) reid’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

2010 13-3 14 18 32 1.5-2 0 2011 13-13 53 23 76 2.0-10 0 Totals 26-16 67 41 108 3.5-12 0

80 LSU

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PBU

QBH

INT

1 3 4

0 0 0

2-65 0 2-10 2 4-75 2

FF

FR

0 1-3 1-3

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Stephen Rivers Quarterback 6-7 • 230 • Fr. • RS Athens, Ala. (Athens)

Talented quarterback who enters the season as the backup at quarterback behind Zach Mettenberger … Gifted passer with a tall frame and strong arm … Possesses great awareness on the field … Comes from a great football family as the son of a high school football coach and brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers … Has gained over 30 pounds since joining the Tigers a year ago … Nicknamed “Moon” as in Moon River by quarterback coach Steve Kragthorpe. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL A consensus three-star, pro-style quarterback by all major recruiting sources ... Ranked No. 24 in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 35 quarterback by Scout.com ... Named to PrepStar All-Southeast Region list ... Completed 94 of 180 passes for 1,158 yards with 12 TDs and eight INTs as a senior ... Rushed 73 times for 293 yards and nine TDs during his senior season ... Threw for more than 2,100 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior ... Started for the Alabama team in the 2010 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and was named the Most Valuable Player after leading Alabama to a 24-17 win by completing 14 of 24 passes for 123 yards, one touchdown and one two-point conversion ... A scholar-athlete who maintained a 3.5 GPA ... Coached by Allen Creasy. PERSONAL Full name is Stephen Gunner Rivers ... Parents are Steve and Joan Rivers ... Brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ... Has one sister, Anna ... Born Nov. 14, 1992, in Decatur, Ala. ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing.

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Russell Shepard

Wide Receiver 6-1 • 185 • Sr. • 3L Houston, Texas (Cypress Ridge)

Multi-threat player who has settled in at wide receiver ... Senior leader of a talented group of receivers … Expected to also return kickoffs this season … Displays tremendous quickness with break-away speed ... Lined up at three positions - quarterback, running back, and wide receiver - during his first two years with the Tigers ... Came to LSU as the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback as a senior in high school in 2008 … Played in 36 games during his career, starting 13 times … Has accounted for 473 rushing yards and five touchdowns along with 572 receiving yards and four scores. JUNIOR SEASON (2011) Played in 11 games with four starts ... Finished second on the team with four receiving touchdowns, third on the team with 190 receiving yards and fourth with 14 receptions ... Caught one touchdown pass in four games in 2011: Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Made two catches for 13 yards and one TD versus Arkansas ... Caught one pass for a 22-yard touchdown at Ole Miss ... Caught a touchdown for the secondstraight game on a 10-yard screen from Jarrett Lee against Auburn ... Hauled in his second career TD reception on a 14-yard screen pass from Jarrett Lee in the fourth quarter at Tennessee ... Caught a pass for a career-long 37 yards against Florida and finished with two grabs for 41 yards ... Saw his first action of the season and started at West Virginia, finishing with one catch for 16 yards and one carry for three yards ... Suspended by the NCAA for the first three games of the season. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010) Played in 13 games with nine starts in his first full season at a position other than quarterback ... Ranked second on team with 33 catches for 254 yards and one score ... Added another 226 rushing yards and two TDs on 32 carries ... Ranked fourth on squad in rushing yards ... Finished year with 480 yards of total offense ... Averaged 7.4 yards every time he touched the ball ... Opened season with 67 yards rushing and a TD to go with two catches for 12 yards and a score in 30-24 win over North Carolina ... Became first LSU player since Early Doucet in 2006 to catch a TD and rush for a score in the same game ... Caught a TD pass for the first time in the first quarter of season-opener against North Carolina on a six-yard reception from Jordan Jefferson ... Added a 50-yard touchdown run vs. the Tar Heels for the first multi-TD game of his career ... Followed the North Carolina game with a 48-yard, 1-TD effort in road win over Vanderbilt ... Caught a career-best seven passes for 53 yards in win over McNeese State ... Had big impact in win over Alabama with a 41-yard run to set up a fourth quarter field goal that pulled the Tigers to within 14-13 ... Finished Alabama game with 47 yards rushing and one catch for seven yards ... Caught five passes for 20 yards at Auburn ... Caught at least one pass in 12 of LSU’s 13 games ... Did not catch a pass in bowl game vs. Texas A&M. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Played in 12 games with no starts as a true freshman ... Lined up at three positions on the offensive side of the ball - quarterback, running back and wide receiver ... Played a total of 90 offensive snaps for the Tigers in 2009 - 40 at running back, 28 at quarterback and 22 at wide receiver ... Played quarterback in the Wildcat offense for the Tigers ... Moved to running back late in the year when injuries sidelined LSU’s top three tailbacks ... Ranked third on team with 277 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Scored first career TD on a 69-yard run in win over Auburn ... His 69-yard TD against Auburn marked the longest run from scrimmage for LSU since Jacob

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Hester ran 87 yards for a TD against Louisiana Tech in 2007 ... Finished Auburn game with 71 rushing yards on six carries ... Added his second rushing TD on a 20-yard run vs. Tulane ... Caught five passes for 34 yards ... Had two catches for 18 yards vs. Alabama ... Graduated high school early, enrolled at LSU in January of 2009 and went through spring practice with the Tigers. HIGH SCHOOL  Widely considered the top dual-threat quarterback in the country for the Class of 2009 ... Earned Parade All-America honors as well as being a second-team All-USA selection by the USA Today ... Lived up to his billing during a prolific senior season in which he led Cypress Ridge High School to the third round of the Texas Class 5A Division II State Playoffs ... Racked up 538 yards of total offense and six touchdowns in the Rams’ thirdround loss to Copperas Cove ... Tallied more than 1,000 yards of offense with a total of 14 touchdowns in three playoff games ... Team finished with a 9-3 record in 2008 ... Accounted for nearly 4,000 total yards and 48 touchdowns on the year ... Completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,843 yards and 20 touchdowns with just four interceptions ... Also carried the ball 257 times for 1,946 yards and 28 touchdowns ... Finished his senior season ranked as the No. 1 high school player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com and SuperPrep ... Honored by the Associated Press as a first-team Class 5A all-state performer and the Texas Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 ... Was also named the Touchdown Club of Houston’s Offensive Player of the Year following his senior season ... One of 32 finalists for the national Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year award ... Earned the right to compete in the Under Armour High School All-America Game on Jan. 4 ... While starting at quarterback for the Black Team, he accounted for two touchdowns in the game, including a 92-yard touchdown pass in the first half ... Also showed off his elusiveness by scoring on a 15-yard quarterback draw early in the second half while finishing the game with 39 yards rushing on four carries  ... Finished his high school career with more than 8,000 yards of total offense and 98 total touchdowns to his credit ... Rushed for 66 touchdowns while passing for 32 touchdowns during his high school career ... Honored by Cypress Ridge High School by having his jersey No. 10 retired less than one month after his final game ... Coached at Cypress Ridge by Gary Thiebaud. PERSONAL Full name is Russell Oliver Shepard, Jr. ... Born Sept. 17, 1990, in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Russell Sr., and Nikki Shepard ... Majoring in general studies ... One of the most active LSU players in the community, spending time in the prison systems around Louisiana, working with the Oliver Foundation, which is a childhood obesity organization, as well as being part of the Big Brother program at Glen Oaks. CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS  Receptions: 7 vs. McNeese State, 2010 Yards: 53 vs. McNeese State, 2010 Touchdowns: 1, five times (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2011) Long: 37 vs. Florida, 2011 CAREER RUSHING HIGHS  Attempts: 7 at Vanderbilt, 2010 Yards: 71 vs. Auburn, 2009 Touchdowns: 1, four times (Last: at Vanderbilt, 2010)   Long: 69 vs. Auburn, 2009   SHEPARD’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS Year

G-GS REC.

YDS.

TD

LONG

2009 2010 2011 Totals

12-0 5 13-9 33 11-4 14 36-13 52

34 249 190 473

0 1 4 5

13 22 37 37

SHEPARD’S CAREER RUSHING STATS Year

G-GS ATT.

YDS.

TD

LONG

2009 2010 2011 Totals

12-0 45 13-9 32 11-4 7 36-13 84

294 226 52 572

2 2 0 4

69 50 18 69

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Tharold Simon Defensive Back 6-3 • 187 • Jr. • 2L Eunice, La. (Eunice)

Exceptional cover corner with great size and quickness ranked among the best in the SEC … Takes over for the departed Morris Claiborne as the full-time starter at corner with Tyrann Mathieu … Blossomed as a freshman and was solid as LSU’s No. 3 cornerback in nickel and dime packages as a sophomore in 2011 … Earned two starts as a sophomore and has played in 21 career games, recording 51 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 13 pass breakups, three interceptions and one forced fumble … Was outstanding during 2012 spring drills and a recipient of the “Most Improved” award. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) One of the SEC’s top cover corners, who played in 13 games with two starts … Saw plenty of action during LSU’s nickel and dime situations … Ranked third in the SEC in pass breakups with 10 and was one of only four players in the SEC to register double-digits in that category … Led LSU with 12 passes defended and finished sixth in the SEC in that category … Picked off two passes on the year … Added 42 tackles, including 30 that were solo, to go along with 2.5 tackles for a loss of five yards … Picked off his second pass of the season in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia and also posted a PBU ... The acrobatic pick set up an LSU touchdown in the third quarter and gave the Tigers a commanding lead … Earned three tackles, one PBU and one forced fumble against Arkansas ... Missed the Auburn game for a violation of team rules ... Posted two PBUs at

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Tennessee ... Tallied two PBUs and half a tackle for a loss against Kentucky ... Recorded six solo stops, one TFL and one PBU at West Virginia ... Tied his career best with eight tackles at Mississippi State ... Had a stellar opener against Oregon as he racked up a career-high eight tackles, one TFL, one interception and three PBUs. freshman SEASON (2010) Saw action in eight games with no starts ... Tallied nine total tackles, including three solo, during the season ... Showed off his cover skills in the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M with a pair of pass breakups and his first career interception … Recorded his first pass breakup when he swatted a pass away from Julio Jones of Alabama early in the third quarter to halt a Crimson Tide drive ... Registered a season-high three tackles against Louisiana-Monroe. HIGH SCHOOL Versatile athlete who played both wide receiver and cornerback in high school … A member of the Rivals.com Top 250 and rated the No. 18 athlete … Also a SuperPrep All-American and rated the No. 13 safety by Scout.com … Earned a four-star rating from both Rivals and Scout.com … Named to the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 … Ranked in the TAKKLE Top 200 … Caught 29 passes for 671 yards and four touchdowns as a senior despite missing several games with a shoulder injury … Also rushed for 122 yards and four TDs as a senior and registered 13 interceptions in his career … Coached by Paul Trosclair. PERSONAL Full name is Tharold Dwight Simon … Born March 6, 1991, in Eunice, La. … Has two brothers, Sam and Mark … Majoring in general studies. CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 8, twice (Last: at Mississippi State, 2011) Tackles for loss: 1.0, twice (Last: at West Virginia, 2011) PBUs: 3 vs. Oregon, 2011 Interceptions: 1, three times (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011) G-GS

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

2010 8-0 3 6 9 0 0 2011 13-2 30 12 42 2.5-5 0 Totals 21-2 33 18 51 2.5-5 0

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QBH

INT

FF

FR

3 10 13

0 1 1

1-0 0 2-(-2) 1 3-(-2) 1

0 0 0

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Quentin Thomas

Defensive Tackle 6-3 • 279 • Fr. • RS Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge)

Promising defensive tackle who heads into the 2012 season as the backup to Bennie Logan. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL Versatile defensive lineman who can play either defensive end or defensive tackle ... A consensus three-star by every major recruiting site ... Looks to get back on the field after missing the 2010 season ... Named to the New Orleans Times Picayune Blue Chip list and a member of the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team ... Rated as the No. 27 strongside defensive end by Rivals.com and the 19th-best player in the state ... Earned the No. 19 ranking in the state by Tigerbait.com ... Ranked as the No. 35 defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Second Dozen ... Finished his junior season with 54 tackles, 3.5 tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception ... Coached by Paul Broussard. PERSONAL Full name is Quentin Joseph Terril Thomas ... Parents are Charlotte Journet and Junius Sinegal ... Born March 24, 1992 ... Has one brother, Darrian ... Majoring in sports administration.

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Paul Turner

Wide Receiver 5-11 • 186 • Fr. • RS West Monroe, La. (West Monroe)

Redshirt freshman who lends depth at wide receiver … Great athlete who is still developing as a receiver at LSU after playing quarterback in high school … Goes in to 2012 listed as No. 2 on the depth chart behind Jarvis Landry at LSU’s third wide receiver position. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL Dynamic athlete who played both sides of the ball ... Primarily ran the option from the quarterback position in high school and projects as either a safety or wide receiver at LSU ... Led West Monroe to a 5A State

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PERSONAL Parents are Carl and Paula Turner ... Born May 10, 1993 … Majoring in accounting.

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Trai Turner

Offensive Line 6-2 • 332 • Fr. • RS New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine)

Enters the 2012 season as the backup to Josh Williford at right guard after redshirting as a true freshman in 2011 … Talented young offensive lineman who lends quality depth at guard. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.

simon’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS Year

Championship in 2009 and state runner up in 2010 ... Voted Louisiana Sports Writers Association 5A Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... A member of the LSWA 5A All-State Football team in 2010 and an honorable mention in 2009 ... Ranked No. 11 in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com and as the No. 32 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com ... A consensus three-star prospect by every major recruiting site ... Passed for 1,245 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior year to go along with 974 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns ... Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune’s Blue-Chip List ... Selected to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Second Dozen ... Maintained a 4.0 GPA entering his senior season ... Coached by Don Shows.

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HIGH SCHOOL A strong and explosive guard ... A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 14 offensive guard and No. 14 in the state of Louisiana by Rivals ... Rated as the No. 16 offensive guard by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 15 in the state by Tigerbait.com ... Named to the 2011 PrepStar All-American team ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Blue Chip list as well as being a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Second Dozen ... Teammate of fellow signee Jonah Austin ... Coached by David Johnson. PERSONAL Full name is Trai Denzell Turner ... Parents are Barry and Capacine Turner ... Born June 14, 1993, in New Orleans, La. ... Majoring sports administration.

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Spencer Ware

Running Back 5-11 • 223 • Jr. • 2L Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton)

• 2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) Returns as the starter and leader of a talented stable of running backs … The most experienced running back on the squad with appearances in 24 games and 10 career starts … Versatile playmaker who can catch the ball out of the backfield and throw it too … Has accounted for touchdowns three ways during his career – rushing (9), receiving (1) and passing (1) … Threw a TD pass against Auburn in 2010 … Received the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in spring drills and also earned the Ralph Norwood Performance Award for the second straight year … Enters the season with three career 100-yard rushing games … Spent a portion of the 2011 season with the LSU baseball team where he played in 21 games (10 starts) in the outfield … Goes into junior season with 882 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in 13 games with 10 starts ... Led the team with 177 carries and finished second on the team with 707 rushing yards ... Tied with Kenny Hilliard for the team lead in touchdowns scored with nine total - eight rushing and one receiving ... Displayed solid hands as a receiver out of the backfield with 11 catches for 73 yards and a TD ... Went over the 100-yard mark in rushing two times: 107 yards at Mississippi State and 109 yards vs. Florida ... Narrowly missed 100 yards rushing twice: 99 yards vs. Oregon and 92 at West Virginia ... Posted a career-long 35-yard touchdown at Ole Miss ... Missed the Auburn game for a violation of team rules ... Made his first career touchdown reception on a 13-yard pass at Tennessee and added a rushing TD against the Vols ... Became the first LSU player to record one rushing and one receiving TD in the same game since Early Doucet did it against Tulane on Sept. 23, 2006 ... Also became the first LSU player to record one rushing and one receiving TD in an SEC game since Joseph Addai did it against Alabama on Nov. 13, 2004 ... Recorded the third 100-yard rushing game of his career with a career-best 109 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against Florida ... Earned the first multi-touchdown game of his career versus Northwestern State with six carries for 20 yards and two touchdowns ... Made his first career start against Oregon and churned out 99 yards and one rushing touchdown on 26 carries. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Spelled Stevan Ridley at running back and delivered his best game of the season in the 2011 Cotton Bowl ... Played in 11 games with no starts ... Carried the ball 24 times for 175 yards and one touchdown while also throwing for a score ... Hauled in 10 receptions for 101 yards ... Showed his ability when he rushed for 102 yards on 10 carries (10.2 average per carry) in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M ... Added 17 yards receiving against the Aggies ... Joined Stevan Ridley as the two both went over the 100-yard mark, the first time an LSU running back tandem both went over 100 yards since Alley Broussard and Joseph Addai did so against Ole Miss on Nov. 20, 2004 ... Made a season-long catch of 29 yards at Arkansas ... Scored his first career rushing

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Evan Washington Offensive Tackle 6-5 • 326 • So. • SQ DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)

One of LSU’s talented young offensive lineman who will add depth after missing the 2011 season with an injury and redshirting as a true freshman in 2010 ... Came to LSU after playing two years of football at DeSoto High School in Texas. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)  Injured early in the season and did not play a snap. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)  Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL  Highly-regarded offensive line prospect from Texas with great size and quick feet ... A former standout basketball player who only played organized football for two seasons ... A member of the Rivals.com Top 250 and a four-star prospect ... Also ranked in the ESPNU 150 and rated the No. 12 offensive tackle in the country ... Named a SuperPrep All-American and rated the No. 12 player in the state of Texas ... Earned an invitation to the 2010 Under-Armour All-American Bowl ... Enjoyed an outstanding senior season in which he helped lead DeSoto High School into the second round of the Texas Class 5A state playoffs ... Received first-team all-state honors as a senior ... Coached by Claude Mathis. PERSONAL  Born Nov. 20, 1991 ... Parents are Marvin and Tammy Washington ... Dad was an 11-year veteran in the NFL playing for the 49ers, Broncos and the Jets ... Enrolled early in 2010 and participated in spring practice ... Majoring in sports administration.

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D.J. Welter

Linebacker 6-0 • 226 • So. • 1L Crowley, La. (Notre Dame)

touchdown against ULM with a 5-yard run in the third quarter ... Tallied five carries for 31 yards versus McNeese State ... Had a season-high three catches at Florida ... Caught everyone off guard when he fired a 39-yard halfback pass to Rueben Randle for a TD that tied the Auburn game at 17 in the fourth quarter ... Added three tackles on special teams during the season.   HIGH SCHOOL An explosive dual-threat quarterback who was ranked as the No. 19 overall prospect in the country and a five-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Also rated the No. 3 athlete and the No. 3 prospect in the state of Ohio ... Emerged as the most impressive running back on the East squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Shined all week during practice and led the East rushers in the game with 65 yards on eight carries ... Rushed for 770 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Passed for more than 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season ... Also punted 26 times, downing seven inside the 20 and netting an average of 37.2 yards with a long of 52 ... Named to the 2009 All League first-team and Offensive Player of the Year ... Also an all-city 2009 and all-southwest district 2009 ... Passed for 1,938 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Rushed for more than 700 yards and 15 touchdowns that same season ... Threw for more than 2,200 yards and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore along with 982 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns ... Coached by Bill Leach. PERSONAL Full name is Spencer Raleigh Ware III ... Mom is Lakeisha Ware ... Born Nov. 23, 1991 ... Majoring in sports administration. CAREER RUSHING HIGHS  Attempts: 26 vs. Oregon, 2011 Yards: 109 vs. Florida, 2011  Touchdowns: 2, twice (Last: vs. Florida, 2011) Long: 35 at Ole Miss, 2011

2010 11-0 24 2011 13-10 177 Totals 24-10 201

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL One of the top linebacker prospects in Louisiana … Ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 outside linebackers by both Rivals.com and ESPN.com … A member of the SuperPrep Southwest Team, the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List, and the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen … Class 3A all-state selection in 2009 and honorable mention all-state in 2008 … Class 3A Outstanding Defensive Player in 2009 … Earned first-team all-district in 2008 and 2009 ... Won a state championship with Notre Dame High School in 2009 after finishing runner-up in 2008 … Piled up 128 tackles in his junior season … Improved upon that effort with 143 tackles in 2009 that included 12 tackles for loss, as well as three forced fumbles … Coached by Lewis Cook.

CAREER HIGHS Total tackles: 3 vs. Ole Miss, 2011 Tackles for loss: 0 Sacks: 0 WELTER’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

WARE’S CAREER RUSHING STATS G-GS ATT.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in seven games with no starts … Saw time on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... Credited with three tackles at Ole Miss and two stops against Northwestern State.

PERSONAL Full name is Donald J. Welter … Goes by D.J. … Born Aug. 30, 1991 … Parents are Frederick and Tremayne Welter … Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS Receptions: 3, twice (Last: at West Virginia, 2011) Yards: 29 at Arkansas, 2010 Touchdowns: 1 at Tennessee, 2011 Long: 29 at Arkansas, 2010 Year

Solid linebacker who will backup Kevin Minter at Mike linebacker in 2012 ��� Also a major contributor on special teams … Has played in seven career games.

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TD

LONG

175 707 882

1 8 9

26 35 35

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G-GS

2011 7-0 Totals 7-0

UT AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

1 1

5 5

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

4 4

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2010 11-0 10 2011 13-10 11 Totals 24-10 21

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TD

LONG

101 73 174

0 1 1

29 13 29

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Offensive Line 6-3 • 328 • Fr. • RS Baton Rouge, La. (Capitol)

Offensive Guard 6-7 • 324 • Jr. • 2L Dothan, Ala. (Houston Academy)

Corey White

Solid offensive line prospect who adds outstanding depth along the interior of the line … Redshirted as a true freshman last season after a great career at Capitol High School in Baton Rouge. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 184 in the Rivals250 and No. 9 in the state by Rivals ... Rated as the No. 11 offensive guard by Rivals.com and No. 37 by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 14 in the state by Tigerbait.com ... Named to 2011 PrepStar All-American team ... Earned a spot on the New Orleans Times Picayune Blue-Chip list and also selected to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen ... Named to the Louisiana 2A AllState team ... Participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Coached by Chadwick Germany. PERSONAL Parents are Carl and Betty White ... Born March 1, 1993 … Majoring in general studies.

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Armand Williams Wide Receiver 6-3 • 200 • So. • SQ Slidell, La. (Slidell)

Talented receiver who figures to play a bigger role in the offense as a sophomore ... Overcame obstacles presented after Hurricane Katrina and earned his way to LSU by way of Slidell High School. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Played in two games with no starts ... Did not record any statistics in 2011 ... Saw action against Northwestern State and Kentucky. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL Three-star prospect and rated as the No. 98 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 29 prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Earned consecutive all-district honors in District 7-5A in 2008 and 2009 ... Caught 32 passes for 638 yards and eight touchdowns his junior season at Slidell High School ... Hauled in 48 passes for 628 yards and eight touchdowns his senior season ... Won back-to-back Class 5A state high jump championships ... Also was a standout basketball player ... Coached by Artie Liuzza. PERSONAL Full name is Armand Leroy Williams ... Born Aug. 5, 1991, in Slidell, La. ... Parents are Ephram Hill and Minnette Williams ... Has one sibling, Ephram ... Related to former St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk ... Had to relocate to Memphis, Nashville and then to Slidell after his house was destroyed in East New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina ... Majoring in general studies. WILLIAMS’ CAREER RECEIVING STATS Year

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2011 2-0 Totals 2-0

0 0

YDS.

TD

LONG

0 0

0 0

0 0

Josh Williford

Returning starter at right guard entering his junior season in 2012 … One of the biggest players on the team who has improved blocking technique and performance each season … An experienced and powerful run blocker who was the recipient of the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award and Ralph Norwood Performance Award during spring drills … Played in 25 games during his career, starting 13 times (12 at right guard, 1 at left guard). SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in 12 games with nine starts at right guard ... Saw action on 511 snaps and recorded 42 knockdowns ... Missed the first two games of the season with an injury ... Set a career high with 8.5 knockdowns in 62 snaps versus Florida ... Had an outstanding three-game stretch where he posted 8.5 knockdowns against Florida and seven knockdowns against both Tennessee and Auburn ... Made his first start of the season at right guard against Kentucky and finished with one knockdown in 66 snaps ... Saw his first action of the season at Mississippi State and played 25 snaps with two knockdowns … Split time at right guard during the season with T-Bob Hebert.  REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Counted upon early in the season when he emerged as a starter at right guard following a season-ending injury to Will Blackwell in the opener against North Carolina ... Played in all 13 games with four starts ... Tallied 23 knockdowns in 249 offensive snaps ... Starts came against Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Tennessee ... Made his first career start at right guard and played 57 snaps at Vanderbilt ... Recorded a teamhigh seven knockdowns on 57 plays against Mississippi State ... Saw extensive playing time against Alabama, recording five knockdowns in 45 snaps. TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL  Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a senior ... Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a junior ... A threestar prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 77 offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 113 offensive guard in the country by ESPN U ... Rated as the No. 77 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... Coached by Jimmy Addison. PERSONAL Full name is Joshua Preston Williford ... Goes by Josh ... Born Sept. 24, 1990 in Panama City, Fla. ... Parents are Lane and Tricia Williford ... Has one brother - Garrett ... Majoring in agricultural business.

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Brad Wing

Punter 6-3 • 184 • So. • 1L Melbourne, Australia (Parkview Baptist)

• 2011 First-Team All-American (AP, CBSsports.com, FoxSportsNext.com, SI.com) • 2011 Freshman All-American (CBSsports.com, Sporting News) • 2011 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP) • 2011 Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) • 2011 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team • 2011 Ray Guy Award Semifinalist • 2011 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. West Virginia, vs. Auburn) One of the nation’s elite punters, and he is only a sophomore … Is a product of Australian Rules football … Extremely strong leg … Is a left-footed kicker, but can kick with either foot … Routinely booms punts with great height and distance … Outstanding accuracy as he has placed 27 of his 59 career punts (45 percent) inside the opponent’s 20-yard line with only five touchbacks … Ranks first in LSU career punting average at 44.4 yards a punt … In 2011, became just the second player in LSU history to earn first team All-America honors as a punter … Doubles as the holder on placekicks for the Tigers. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011) Burst on the college football scene with a phenomenal freshman campaign … Averaged 44.4 yards a punt, which ranks first in career average at LSU and fourth in a single season … Ranked second in the SEC and 11th nationally with the 44.4-yard average … Boomed a season-long 73-yard punt at Alabama that ranks as the thirdlongest punt in school history … Played in 12 games, missing the Northwestern State and Mississippi State games with an injury ... Placed 27 punts inside the 20-yard line and 13 inside the 10 … Boomed 20 punts 50-plus yards and only recorded five touchbacks … Only allowed 73 punt return yards on 20 returned punts all season ... Punted eight times for an outstanding 50.4-yard average with two punts inside the 20, a long of 67 and six punts of 50 or more yards against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Finished with four punts inside the 20 and two inside the 10-yard line at Alabama ... Averaged a season-best 51.2 yards a punt with three of four downed inside the 20 (and one inside the 10) against Auburn to earn SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the second time ... Became the first player in college football to have a touchdown negated because of an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty when he was called for taunting during a 44-yard run on a fake punt against Florida ... Named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after an extremely effective performance

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James Wright

Wide Receiver 6-2 • 201 • Jr. • 2L Belle Chasse, La. (Belle Chasse)

Talented wide receiver prospect who will be counted on in 2012 … In position to contend for a starting spot entering the fall … One of the best blocking receivers on the team ... Received the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award during the spring for outstanding performance in the off-season program … Has seen action in 26 games with two career starts. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011) Played in all 14 games, starting twice ... Earned his first career start at Alabama and also started against Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game ... Caught two passes for 20 yards with a long of 13 against Northwestern State ... Came on strong in spring practice and was one of the recipients of the “Most Improved” award heading into the season. FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)  Played in 12 games with no starts ... Caught two passes for 21 yards ... Made his first career catch versus ULM and also hauled in an eight-yard pass at Arkansas. HIGH SCHOOL  One of Louisiana’s top receiving prospects with good hands and deceptive speed ... A four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout.com ... Also rated the No. 42 wide receiver in the country by Rivals and the No. 10 overall prospect in Louisiana ... Named to the SuperPrep Southwest Team, Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List and the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Caught 39 passes for 732 yards and 10 touchdowns his senior year ... Class 4A first-team all-state selection in 2009 ... Also earned first-team all-district and all-metro honors ... Enjoyed an extremely productive junior season in which he caught 58 passes for 18 touchdowns and topped 1,000 yards for a state championship team ... Averaged over 18 yards per catch in each of his last two seasons ... Finished career with 2,521 receiving yards and 39 TD catches ... Coached by Robert Becnel. PERSONAL  Full name is James Earl Wright ... Born Dec. 31, 1991 ... Mom is Helaine Wright ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in management. CAREER HIGHS  Receptions: 2 vs. Northwestern State, 2011 Yards: 20 vs. Northwestern State, 2011 Touchdowns: 0 Long: 13, twice (Last: vs. Northwestern State, 2011) WRIGHT’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS Year

at West Virginia where he kicked all six of his punts inside the 20, averaging 48.7 yards per punt with a long of 60 ... Made his LSU debut against Oregon and punted six times for 248 yards with a 41.3-yard average, a long of 58 and two punts inside the 20-yard line ... Won the punting duties after a fall camp battle with senior walk-on DJ Howard.

G-GS REC.

2010 12-0 2 2011 14-2 5 Totals 26-2 7

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TD

LONG

21 41 62

0 0 0

13 13 13

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2010) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010. HIGH SCHOOL  Talented punter who played only one season of football after moving from Melbourne, Australia ... Lettered at Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge ... Ranked the No. 5 kicker in the nation by Rivals.com ... Averaged 41.8 yards per punt his senior year ... Net punting average was 41.5 yards, aided by an average hang-time of nearly 5 seconds ... Class 3A first-team all-state selection in 2009 ... Also named to The Advocate’s 2009 All-Metro team for 3A/2A/1A ... Boomed a season-best 73-yard punt from his own end zone against Acadiana ... Coached by Kenny Guillot. PERSONAL  Full name is Bradley T. Wing ... Goes by Brad ... Born Jan. 27, 1991, in Melbourne, Australia ... Played 15 years of Australian Rules Football while growing up in Melbourne … Parents are David and Kathi Wing ... Father punted for the Detroit Lions (1990) and Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe ... Majoring in sports administration. CAREER HIGHS Punts: 9 vs. Alabama (BCS), 2011 Punting Yards: 411 vs. Alabama (BCS), 2011 Punting Avg.: 51.2 vs. Auburn, 2011 Long: 73 at Alabama, 2011 WING’S CAREER PUNTING STATS Year

NO.

2011 59 Totals 59

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LG

TB

FC

I20

BLKD

2,618 2,618

73 73

5 5

15 15

27 27

1 1

44.4 44.4

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Linebacker 6-2 • 220 • Fr. • HS Oxford, Ala. (Oxford)

Offensive Line 6-7 • 325 • Fr. • HS New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr)

Kwon Alexander

HIGH SCHOOL An impact player on the defensive side of the ball, he missed most of his 2011 senior campaign with a knee injury after posting 144 tackles, 17 sacks, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 2010 … A participant in the Under Armour All-American Game (Black Team) … Chosen as a finalist for the High School Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker … Named to the 2011 ESPN All-Alabama Football Team … Named to the Class 6A All-State Football Team Honorable Mention … Ranked No. 19 in the 2012 Scout.com Final Southeast Top 150 … Ranked No. 45 in the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Ranked No. 29 in the 2012 ESPNU 150 … Listed in MaxPreps 2012 Top 100 … A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, and Scout.com … Rated as Alabama’s No. 3 prospect by ESPN.com, No. 11 by Rivals, and No. 6 by 247sports.com … Nationally, ESPN.com and Scout.com rate him as the No. 3 linebacker, 247sports.com rates him as the nation’s No. 9 linebacker, while Rivals.com rates him at No. 20 at that position nationally … Coached by John Grass. PERSONAL Parents are Peaches and Broderick Taylor … Born Aug. 3, 1994.

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Vadal Alexander Offensive Line 6-6 • 315 • Fr. • HS Buford, Ga. (Buford)

HIGH SCHOOL One of the top offensive linemen in the nation as a senior at Buford High School … Projects as either a tackle or guard at LSU … ESPN.com rated him as the nation’s fifth-best offensive lineman and No. 9 overall prospect in the state of Georgia … Ranked No. 75 nationally in the ESPNU 150 … Member of Rivals 250 as he’s rated as the nation’s No. 11 offensive tackle prospect and No. 17 overall prospect in the state of Georgia … Rated the No. 11 offensive tackle by Scout.com and is No. 78 on Scout.com’s Southeast 150 … Superprep All-America ranked him as the 29th best offensive lineman … 247sports.com rated him as nation’s No. 5 offensive lineman and is ranked as 14th-best overall prospect in Georgia … Participated in the Under Armor All-American game … Consensus four-star prospect … Ranked No. 64 on the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Earned Georgia AA All-State first team honors as a junior and senior … Coached by Jess Simpson. PERSONAL Parents are Rhonda and James Alexander … Born on March 23, 1994, in New Orleans, La. and moved to Georgia at age three … Graduated from high school in December and enrolled at LSU in January … Enrolled at LSU in January and took part in spring practice.

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Travin Dural

Wide Receiver 6-3 • 170 • Fr. • HS Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge)

HIGH SCHOOL One of the top receivers in Louisiana … Led Breaux Bridge to the 4A semifinals as a senior … Hauled in 42 receptions for 902 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior … Finished his junior season with 32 catches for 536 yards and nine touchdowns … ESPN.com rated him as the 73rd wide receiver nationally and No. 15 overall in Louisiana … Ranked as the No. 49 wide receiver and eighth overall in Louisiana by Rivals.com … Rated as the 98th wide receiver by Scout.com and No. 139 in their Southeast 150 … 247sports has him as the No. 38 wide receiver and No. 12 overall recruit in Louisiana … Superprep has ranked him as the 12th overall prospect in Louisiana … Rivals.com and 247sports.com lists him as a four-star prospect … Ranked No. 106 on Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Named to the Times Picayune 2012 Blue-Chip list … Earned 4A first team All-State honors as a senior and honorable mention AllState as a sophomore and junior ... Coached by Paul Broussard. PERSONAL Parents are Tamika Dural and Troy Clement … Born Nov. 19, 1993.

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Derek Edinburgh

HIGH SCHOOL One of the top offensive linemen in Louisiana … Anchored an offense that went to two straight Louisiana 4A state championship games … ESPN.com rated him as the nation’s No. 76 offensive lineman and No. 27 overall prospect in Louisiana … Rivals.com has him as the No. 29 offensive lineman nationally and the 10th overall player in Louisiana … Ranked the No. 29 offensive lineman in the nation and No. 84 in the Southeast 150 by Scout.com … 247sports.com has rated him as the No. 49 offensive lineman and No. 17 overall in Louisiana … Superprep All-America ranked him as the No. 5 prospect in Louisiana and the No. 25 offensive lineman in the nation … Four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Ranked No. 111 on the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Member of the Times-Picayune Blue Chip list … Named to the MaxPreps 2011 U.S. Air Force Medium School All-American Team … A two-time 4A first team All-State selection in Louisiana … Coached by Jabbar Juluke. PERSONAL Parents are Gretchen and Derek Edinburgh … Born May 17, 1994.

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Fehoko Fanaika

Offensive Line 6-6 • 340 • Jr. • JC Sacramento, Calif. (College of San Mateo)

JUNIOR COLLEGE Graduated from the College of San Mateo and will enroll at LSU in August to take part in fall camp … A powerful run blocker who started at offensive guard for two seasons at San Mateo … Earned California Community College Football Coaches Association First-Team All-America honors at offensive guard in 2011 … Helped guide his team to an 8-3 record and 62-24 victory against Diablo Valley in the Bothman Bulldog Bowl in 2011 … Paved the way for a rushing offense that averaged more than 300 yards a game on the ground in 2011 … Rated as a three-star offensive guard by Rivals.com. HIGH SCHOOL Played offensive line at Florin HS in Sacramento … Coached by Mike Morales. PERSONAL Born Aug. 15, 1992 … Represents the first football player in LSU history with Tongan heritage.

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Ronnie Feist

Linebacker 6-2 • 225 • Fr. • HS Edgard, La. (West Saint John)

HIGH SCHOOL A top linebacker prospect who will bring the combination of speed and strength to the field for LSU … Graduated early and enrolled at LSU in January … Earned a four-star rating from both ESPN.com and Scout.com … Rated as the No. 3 overall prospect in Louisiana by ESPN.com, No. 15 by 247sports.com, and No. 18 by Rivals.com … Had 13 sacks as a senior for West St. John High School … Registered 73 tackles, 22 sacks and 35 tackles for losses as a junior … Named the Louisiana 1A Defensive Player of the Year as well as earning first-team 1A all-state in 2011 … Ranked as the nation’s 11th best linebacker prospect by ESPN.com, No. 25 by Scout.com and No. 34 by Rivals.com … Member of the ESPNU Top 150 and the 2012 Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Participated in the Under Armour All-American game in January … Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip list … Missed four games during senior season with a back injury … Coached by Robert Valdez. PERSONAL Parents are Felicia and Ronnie Feist, Sr. … Born Feb. 10, 1994 … Enrolled at LSU in January and took part in spring practice.

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Long Snapper 6-2 • 235 • Fr. • HS Buford, Ga. (Buford)

Offensive Line 6-6 • 290 • Fr. • HS Baldwin, La. (West St. Mary)

Reid Ferguson

HIGH SCHOOL Graduated early from Buford High School and enrolled at LSU in spring 2012 … An accurate and powerful long snapper with strong blocking ability … A five-star recruit according to chrissailorkicking.com ... Rated the No. 2 long snapper prospect in the nation by Scout.com … Started at long snapper and guard all four years at Buford High School in Georgia … Member of the 2009 and 2010 Georgia 2A state championship teams … Coached in high school by Jess Simpson … Student of renowned long snapping instructor Chris Rubio. PERSONAL Parents are Tracy and Kevin Ferguson … High school teammate of fellow incoming Freshman Vadal Alexander … Amassed a 3.8 GPA while in high school … Born March 24, 1994.

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Dillon Gordon

Tight End 6-5 • 265 • Fr. • HS River Ridge, La. (John Curtis)

HIGH SCHOOL One of the top tight ends in Louisiana … Prepped at John Curtis High School where he earned class 2A first-team all-state honors as a senior in 2011 … Helped John Curtis to its 24th state title in 2011 … Caught seven passes for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns … Had 12 tackles and three sacks on defense … Thrived as a blocker in John Curtis’ powerful running game … Caught nine passes for 127 yards as a junior … Rated as the nation’s No. 23 tight end prospect Rivals.com and No. 33 by ESPN.com ... Listed on the ESPN 2011 All-Louisiana Football Team as an honorable mention selection … Named a New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip recruit … Coached by J.T. Curtis, Jr. PERSONAL Parents are Rita and Bernard Jarrow … Born Sept. 2, 1993 … Cousin of former LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson and former Tiger fullback Quinn Johnson.

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Trey Granier

Linebacker 6-1 • 225 • Fr. • HS Thibodaux, La. (Thibodaux)

HIGH SCHOOL One of the elite linebackers in Louisiana with the size and athleticism to play either middle linebacker or outside linebacker at LSU … Entered his senior season at Thibodaux High School on the High School Butkus Award Watchlist … Tallied 36 solo tackles and returned both an interception and a fumble for touchdowns in four games … Missed the remainder of the season due to a knee injury … Totaled close to 300 tackles in his sophomore and junior seasons … Played all three linebacker positions in high school … Rated the 19th player in Louisiana and the nation’s 38th outside linebacker by Rivals.com … Listed on the ESPN 2011 All-Louisiana Football Team as an honorable mention selection … Tabbed a New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip prospect … Coached by Dennis Lorio. PERSONAL Parents are Krystal Hollis and Cory Butler … Born Jan. 25, 1994 … Two of his cousins - David Butler and Lionel Wallis - are both Houma natives who played football for LSU during the 1990s and ‘80s, respectively.

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Jerald Hawkins

HIGH SCHOOL A versatile athlete with the ideal size and speed to play the offensive tackle position at LSU … A three-year starter for West St. Mary High School at both offensive and defensive tackle … Helped West St. Mary reach the postseason for the first time in several years, finishing with a 6-5 record in 2011 … Didn’t allow a sack as a senior and had over 20 pancake blocks … On defense as a senior he recorded 70 total tackles, 35 tackles for losses, six forced fumbles, a safety and a fumble recovery … As a junior, he registered 61 tackles and 18 stops for loss at defensive end … Rated the No. 15 player in the state by Rivals.com and No. 20 by ESPN.com … Ranked the 42nd offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com and the 73rd best defensive end prospect by ESPN.com … Earned 2011 LSWA 2A All-State Honorable Mention honors for his play on both offense and defense … Tabbed a New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip recruit … Featured on the Scout.com Southeast 150 … Participated in football, basketball, baseball and track and field throughout high school career … Is the reigning state outdoor shot put champion with a personal best heave of 52-9 ½ in 2011 … Coached by Ryan Antoine. PERSONAL Parents are Theresa and Warren Hawkins … Born Oct. 16, 1993.

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Jeremy Hill

Running Back 6-2 • 225 • Fr. • HS Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist)

HIGH SCHOOL One of the top running backs coming out of Louisiana in 2010 … Named to 2010 Parade All-America team … A strong downhill back rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Ranked No. 13 in the state by Rivals and No. 5 by Tigerbait.com … Ranked as the No. 11 running back by Scout.com … Named to PrepStar Top 150 list and USA Today All-USA High School team … Named a Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit and a member of The Advocate’s Super Dozen … Finished his senior season in 2010 with 302 carries for 2,260 yards and 36 touchdowns … Named to the Louisiana 3A All-State team in both 2009 and 2010 … Broke the Redemptorist High School career rushing record … Teammate of current LSU player La’El Collins … Coached by Guy Mistretta. PERSONAL Parents are Y. Lisa and C.J. Hill … Born Oct. 20, 1992 … Enrolled at LSU in January and took part in spring practice.

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Kavahra Holmes

Wide Receiver 6-2 • 180 • Fr. • HS Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge)

HIGH SCHOOL One of three Breaux Bridge players to sign with LSU … Caught 23 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns in his senior season … Made nine catches for 145 yards and one touchdown as a junior for Breaux Bridge High School … A three-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com … Rated the No. 34 player in the state by ESPN.com and No. 36 by Rivals.com … Ranked as the nation’s No. 104 best wide receiver according to Scout.com and No. 127 by ESPN. com … Participated in the 2011 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … Posted the nation’s second fastest 400 meter dash time at the high school level … Twice named Gatorade’s Louisiana Boys Track Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2012 … Lived up to his reputation as one of the nation’s elite 400-meter sprinters in the Class of 2012 after shattering his own LHSAA Class 4A meet record with a seasonal-best time of 46.18 seconds in defending his state crown in the event … While eclipsing his previous meet record of 46.31 set a year ago, ran the No. 3-ranked 400-meter time by a high school sprinter in the United States for the 2012 season … Also anchored Breaux Bridge High School to a pair of relay wins with its victory for both the 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relays at the 2012 state meet … The Tigers claimed their second-straight Class 4A team championship with a dominating 62-41 win over runner-up Edna Karr High School … With his effort, was recognized as the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Meet for Class 4A as he is now a two-time Louisiana Gatorade Boy’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year … Set his lifetime personal best of 46.07 in taking the 400-meter gold medal at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics National Championships held last summer at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans … Ranked No. 2 nationally in the 400-meter dash in the 2011 season with his personal record of 46.07 … Coached in football by Paul Broussard. PERSONAL Parents are Jennifer Bourque and Lenny Holmes … Born Feb. 25, 1994.

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Defensive End 6-5 • 235 • Fr. • HS Katy, Texas (Morton Ranch)

Punter 6-4 • 220 • Fr. • HS Queensland, Australia (The Rock Hampton GS)

Danielle Hunter

HIGH SCHOOL An outstanding athlete on both sides of the ball at Morton Ranch High School … A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com and Rivals.com … Led Morton Ranch to their first Class 5A State Playoffs appearance … Great speed and strength that allowed the all-district defensive end to effectively pressure the quarterback … Tallied 63 tackles and seven sacks in his junior season … Recorded 30 quarterback pressures, 11 tackles for losses, four sacks and four pass breakups in his senior season … Had 108 total tackles in his career and posted 16 stops in his final high school game against Houston-Lamar … Caught four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown his senior season … Ranked as the No. 14 defensive end by Scout.com, No. 21 by Rivals.com and No. 34 in his position according to ESPN.com … Rated as the No. 37 player in Texas by Rivals.com and No. 56 by ESPN.com … Coached by Dave Meadows. PERSONAL Parents are Kimara Bonitto and Ckeikh Ndiaye … Born Oct. 29, 1994.

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HIGH SCHOOL Competed for his high school track and field team where he won the javelin national title in his age group in both his junior (2005) and senior (2006) years … Also competed in rowing for his school team and captured the 2006 Quad Scull Rowing High School National Championship … Placed sixth in javelin at the 2006 World School Games … Did not play football in high school … Spent time at Prokick Australia where he developed his punting ability after high school. PERSONAL Full name is Jamie Brian Keehn … Born Aug. 4, 1989 in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia … Son of Brian and Anna Keehn … Has one younger sister, Emily … Majoring in sports administration.

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Jeremy Liggins

Avery Johnson Wide Receiver 6-2 • 180 • Fr. • HS Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely)

HIGH SCHOOL A physically gifted wide receiver with good route running skills and the speed to stretch the field … Consensus four-star prospect by every major recruiting publication … Amassed 113 catches for 1,752 yards and 20 touchdowns over his three-year stay at Ely High School in South Florida … Ranked the No. 23 wide receiver prospect in the nation by ESPN … Listed as the No. 36 overall player from the state of Florida and No. 101 prospect in the Southeast according to Scout.com … Placed No. 7 on the Miami Herald Florida Top 101 list … The No. 3 recruit on the Miami Herald Broward County Top-25 recruit list … Earned All-County honors in 2009 … Played for the white team in the 2012 Under Armour All-American game under former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci … Coached in High School by Rodney Gray. PERSONAL Younger brother of former LSU cornerback and current Arizona Cardinals all-pro Patrick Peterson … Parents are Shandra and Patrick Peterson … Played his freshman season of high school at Redemptorist in Baton Rouge and was teammates with current LSU sophomore OL La’El Collins and incoming RB Jeremy Hill … Born Oct. 7, 1992.

Quarterback 6-3 • 270 • Fr. • HS Oxford, Miss. (Lafayette)

HIGH SCHOOL A talented dual-threat quarterback who combines strength and size to overpower opponents through the air and on the ground … Led Lafayette High to 32 consecutive wins and back-to-back Class 4A State Championships … Helped Lafayette High School earn the No. 1 ranking in Mississippi’s final Super 10 … Passed for 1,678 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed for 953 yards and 18 touchdowns during his senior campaign … Passed for 1,186 and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 1,661 and 20 touchdowns during his junior season … Named the 2010 and 2011 MHSSA All-Division 2-4A Player of the Year … Awarded First-Team All-State honors by the Clarion Ledger and All-Area by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal his junior and senior seasons … A member of the 247Sports.com top 247 as the 93rd prospect in the country as well as the ESPNU 150 as the 118th prospect in the nation … Rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com … Listed as the ninth-best athlete in the nation by 247Sports.com and 12th by ESPN.com … Rated as the No. 16 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com and the No. 19 quarterback by Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 3 overall player in Mississippi by 247Spots.com, fourth by ESPN.com and seventh by Rivals.com … Boasts a three-year career record of 46-2 … A member of the Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen … Selected as a member of the Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Coached by Anthony Hart. PERSONAL Mother is Latisha Liggins … Born March 31, 1993.

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Linebacker 6-2 • 200 • Fr. • HS New Orleans, La. (Jesuit)

Linebacker 6-0 • 220 • Fr. • HS Breaux Bridge, La. (Breaux Bridge)

Deion Jones

HIGH SCHOOL A top linebacker prospect from New Orleans … Displayed tremendous awareness and an ability to make tackles from sideline to sideline … Led Jesuit to one of the best seasons in school history as a senior, finishing 12-1 and reaching the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs … Named LSWA Class 5A Outstanding Defensive Player and first-team All-State in 2011 after posting 179 tackles, eight sacks, five forced fumbles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries … A member of the ESPN All-Louisiana Football Team … Ranked No. 129 in the 2012 Final Southeast Top 150 … Named the New Orleans 5A Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 … Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune 2012 Blue Chip list … Listed on the 2011 Jackson Clarion Herald Elite Football Team … Earned the New Orleans Times-Picayune Metro Defensive Player of the Year award … Rated as Louisiana’s No. 4 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 8 by 247sports.com, and No. 14 in the state by Rivals.com … ESPN.com rates him as the nation’s No. 24 outside linebacker while Rivals.com rates him at No. 31 … Coached by Wayde Keiser. PERSONAL Born Nov. 4, 1994 in New Orleans, La. … Parents are Cal and Tahonas Jones … Nicknamed “Debo” … Has a sister, Cassidy.

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Lamar Louis

HIGH SCHOOL Showed his dynamic versatility as both a running back and linebacker in high school … As a senior, had 293 rushing yards and one TD on 43 carries … On defense he made 37 solo tackles, two sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble in his senior season … A member of the ESPN All-Louisiana Football Team … An honorable mention selection to the 2011 LSWA Class 4A All-State Offense … Named to the 2012 Times Picayune Blue-Chip list … Ranked No. 111 in the 2012 Final Scout.com Southeast Top 150 … Selected to the 2011 Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com … Rated as Louisiana’s No. 6 prospect by ESPN.com and 247sports.com, and No. 7 by Rivals.com … Listed as the nation’s No. 10 athlete by ESPN.com, while Rivals.com rated him at No. 18 as an athlete … Coached by Paul Broussard. PERSONAL Parents are Redell and Kennedy Louis … Born Oct. 2, 1993 ... Graduated high school early and participated in 2012 spring workouts with LSU.

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Cornerback 6-0 • 180 • Fr. • HS DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)

Safety 6-2 • 180 • Fr. • HS Boutte, La. (Hahnville)

Jalen Mills

HIGH SCHOOL Led DeSoto to a 10-2 record his senior season, losing to Dallas-Skyline in the second round of the state playoffs … Registered 26 tackles, one interception and six pass breakups in his final campaign … Spent one season at DeSoto after transferring from Lancaster High School … Ranked as the No. 33 cornerback by 247sports.com, No. 48 by Rivals.com and No. 126 by ESPN.com … Rated as the No. 68 recruit in Texas by 247sports.com, No. 80 by Rivals.com and No. 283 by ESPN.com … Joins Evan Washington as DeSoto players who signed with LSU … Coached by Claude Mathis. PERSONAL Mother is Kisa Mills … Born April 6, 1994.

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Lorenzo Phillips Linebacker 6-2 • 200 • Fr. • HS Patterson, La. (Patterson)

HIGH SCHOOL A dynamic and physical player who has the size and athleticism to play at outside linebacker in college … Finished with 52 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks as a senior … Tallied 73 tackles and 23 tackles for a loss during his junior season … A four-star prospect across the board … Helped lead Patterson to an undefeated regular season in 2011 … ESPN.com recruiting services say he has the capability to dominate the line while coming off the edge as a pass rusher … A member of the ESPNU 150 … Ranked the No. 24 linebacker in the country by Scout.com and No. 29 by Rivals. com … A member of the Top 247 by 247sports.com … Ranked fourth in the ESPNU Top Louisiana Recruits … Ranked No. 9 in Louisiana by 247sports.com … Rated as an All-American candidate with the ability to make an impact on a college team by Rivals.com ... Named a Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit … Earned 2010 class 3A All-State first-team defense honors … High school teammate of LSU running back Kenny Hilliard … Coached by Tommy Minton. PERSONAL Parents are Shannon and Brad Barthelemy … Born Aug. 7, 1993.

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Derrick Raymond Cornerback 6-2 • 175 • Fr. • HS Metairie, La. (East Jefferson)

HIGH SCHOOL A talented player in the secondary who projects as a cornerback at LSU … Tremendous all-around athlete as he not only excelled in football but also claimed the Louisiana 4A state title in the 100 and 200-meters … Clocked at 10.52 in the state track meet in the 100-meters in 2011 and turned in a time of 21.51 in the 200-meters … Capped his senior season in football with 39 tackles, 15 pass breakups and three interceptions on his way to earning first-team 4A All-State honors … Rated as Louisiana’s 35th best overall prospect by ESPNU … Ranked No. 67 by Scout.com on the Southeast 150 … Tabbed as an All-America by SuperPrep and listed as one of the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Blue Chip prospects … Coached by Nick Saltaformaggio.   PERSONAL Parents are Roxanne and Jamie Vance … Born Nov. 27, 1992.

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Jerqwinick Sandolph

HIGH SCHOOL One of the fastest players in the state that is capable of playing either cornerback or safety … Compared to former Tiger LaRon Landry because of his physical style of play … Will join Hahnville graduate and current Tiger Alfred Blue on the LSU roster … Honored as a member of the 2011 LSWA 5A All-State First-Team at defensive back … Rated as a three-star recruit at cornerback by ESPN.com … Rated as a three-star recruit at safety by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Ranked as the 36th best cornerback by 247sports.com, and 45th by ESPN.com … Ranked as the 59th best safety by Scout. com … Listed as the 18th best cornerback in Louisiana by 247sports.com, and 29th by ESPN.com … Named to the Times-Picayune’s Blue Chip list … Coached by Lou Valdin. PERSONAL Mother is Melissa Hills … Born Nov. 15, 1993.

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Dwayne Thomas

Cornerback 6-1 • 170 • Fr. • HS New Orleans, La. (O. Perry Walker)

HIGH SCHOOL Became the sixth football player from O. Perry Walker High School to sign with LSU in the last 20 years along with current Tiger and O. Perry Walker graduate, Anthony Johnson … Named an All-State, All-Metro, and All-District 10-4A player as a junior … Played in the 2011 Offense/Defense All-American Bowl … Named to the 2011 Louisiana All-State football team … Rated a four-star athlete by both Rivals.com and Scout.com and a three-star be ESPN.com … Ranked as the No. 14 cornerback by Rivals.com and 247sports.com, 23rd by Scout.com, and 26th by ESPN.com … Ranked as the fifth overall recruit in Louisiana by Rivals.com, 10th by 247sports.com, and 18th by ESPN.com … One of the Times-Picayune’s Top Blue Chip prospects … A SuperPrep All-American and member of the 2011 Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Named to the Scout.com Southeast 150 and ESPNU.com Top Louisiana Recruits … Coached by Emanuel Powell. PERSONAL Father is Dwayne Biggs … Mother and stepfather is Barbara and Thomas Spears … Born Aug. 22, 1993.

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Corey Thompson

Safety 6-2 • 185 • Fr. • HS Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Elkins)

HIGH SCHOOL An aggressive and physical defensive player that is versatile and quick on the pursuit … Picked off three passes during his senior season … Ranked the No. 18 safety in the country by both Rivals.com and 247sports.com … Rated the No. 23 safety in the nation by ESPN. com … Rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com who lists him as the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation … Considered the No. 18 recruit in Texas by 247sports.com ... A member of the 2011 Class 5A All-State Team … Also ran track throughout his high school career … Coached by Dennis Brantley. PERSONAL Parents are Dyan Webber and Tony and Shante Thompson … Dad played wide receiver at Texas A&M from 198587 … In three years with the Aggies, Tony caught 25 passes for 332 yards and one touchdown … He played against LSU in Tiger Stadium in 1986, catching two passes for 17 yards.

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75-18

Overall Record at LSU 

44-4

Record vs. Unranked Teams

43-6

Record in Tiger Stadium

41-15

Record in SEC Regular Season Games

31-14

Record vs. Top 25 Teams

26-10 Record vs. SEC Western Division

22-6 Record in SEC Home Games

19-9

Record in SEC Road Games

18

Fourth Quarter/Overtime Comeback Wins For LSU Since 2005

12-10

Record vs. Top 10 Teams

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Number of wins over coaches who have won a national title *

5-2

Record in Bowl Games

2-1

Record in BCS Bowl Games

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SEC Championships

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BCS National Championship  * - Came against Philip Fulmer (twice), Urban Meyer (three times), Larry Coker, Steve Spurrier (twice), Nick Saban (three), Gene Chizik and Jim Tressel.

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Les Miles Head CoACH 2011 AP National Coach of the Year 2011 Home Depot National Coach of the Year 2011 Walter Camp National Coach of the Year 2011 Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year 2011 AFCA National Coach of the Year Now seven years into his reign as head coach at LSU, Les Miles has guided the Tiger football program to its most successful stretch - both on and off the field – in the history of the sport at the school. With 75 victories, two SEC titles and two appearances in the BCS National Championship Game, LSU’s success since the start of the 2005 season is unmatched in college football. In the classroom, LSU ranks second in the SEC to only Vanderbilt in the most recent release of graduation rates as 152 Tigers have earned their degree under Miles’ watch. On the field, LSU’s 75 victories over the past seven years are the most by a team in the nation’s toughest conference – the SEC during that span. While LSU came up a game short of claiming its second BCS title under Miles in 2011, it was still a record-setting season for Miles and the Tigers. LSU went 13-0 during the regular season for the first time in school history, beat a schoolrecord eight Top 25 teams, registered 12 of its 13 wins by double-figures and spent 11 straight weeks as the nation’s No. 1

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ranked team. Throw in five first-team All-Americans, two national award winners, and a Heisman Trophy finalist and the 2011 regular season ranked as the most successful in school history. Miles’ accomplishments haven’t come without hard work and a steadfast approach that expects excellence and dedication from his players, coaching staff and all of those who contribute to the success of LSU football. The Miles Method - a system that puts players in position to have success in the classroom, contribute and give back to the community, and compete for championships - is the foundation for which his program is built. The results in his seven years with the program have been staggering as 152 players have graduated, 120 have earned SEC Academic Honor Roll distinction and countless hours have been spent in the community. Since the 2007 season, LSU has seen 87 of its 109 seniors get their degrees, including

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2011 National Coach of the Year

LSU’s Les Miles earned five National Coach of the Year honors in 2011, including the Home Depot Award (show above). Miles led LSU to its first 13-0 regular season record in school history and to eight wins over Top 25 opponents. LSU spent a school record 11 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2011.

21 of 25 seniors from the 2007 national championship team, 18 of 19 from the 2008 squad, 20 of 24 from the 2009 team, 12 of 16 from 2010 and 16 of 25 from last year’s club. Twelve players during that stretch who haven’t completed their requirements for graduation are currently playing in the NFL. In the community, the Tigers played instrumental roles during the recovery efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, which were two of the worst natural disasters to hit Louisiana. A week doesn’t go by when members of the football team are visiting hospitals, reading at schools or serving as motivational speakers to area youth groups. It’s become the LSU way and it’s a spirit that has spread through the team. On the field, the Tigers have won more games (75) than any other program in the SEC, finished in the nation’s top 10 five times and delivered a league-best 42 NFL Draft picks, including 10 first round selections. LSU’s also produced 16 first-team All-Americans and had players win 11 national awards. In 2007, senior defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey became the most decorated defender in school history by winning four national awards, while Patrick Peterson followed that in 2010 by claiming two national awards – the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back and the Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defender. In 2011, LSU had a Heisman Trophy finalist in Tyrann Mathieu, who also claimed the Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defender. For the second straight year, LSU had a player win the Jim Thorpe Award as Morris Claiborne won the award which goes to the nation’s top defensive back. Under Miles, the Tigers have posted at least 11 victories in a season five times and finished ranked

among the top five in the nation three-straight years (2005, ‘06, and’07), a first at LSU. Miles also became the only coach in LSU history to beat Auburn, Florida and Alabama in same season - and he’s done it now three times. He’s the only first-year coach in SEC history to lead a team to the league’s title game, and he’s registered 13 wins over coaches who have won national titles. Now seven years into the Miles tenure, the foundation for LSU football is stronger than ever. After 75 wins, including 31 over ranked opponents, and with six-straight recruiting classes rated among the top 10 in the nation, including the nation’s No. 1 group in 2009, Miles and the Tigers continue to solidify their standing as one of the premier programs in college football, setting a standard that has the rest of the nation chasing.

The LSU Years Les Miles was named LSU’s 32nd head football coach on Jan. 3, 2005, and his impact with the program was immediate as he directed the Tigers to an 11-2 mark in his first year. The 2005 season served as the starting point for what has become the best seven-year stretch of football in school history, one that has seen the Tigers win more games than any other school in the SEC during that span. Miles holds the distinction of being the only coach in the history of the SEC to win at least 11 games five times during his first seven years in the league. Miles has compiled a 75-18 record, including a remarkable 41-15 mark in SEC regular season games. Miles is the fastest coach in LSU history to reach milestone victories of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 games. He’s also won 31 games against top 25 teams and

The Les Miles File BIRTHDATE:.............Nov. 10, 1953 HOMETOWN:............Elyria, Ohio WIFE:.........................Kathy CHILDREN:...............Kathryn “Smacker”, Leslie Matthew “Manny”, Benjamin and Macy Grace COLLEGE:...................Michigan, ‘76 EDUCATION: Graduated from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a degree in economics. PLAYing Experience: Two-year letterman at Michigan in 1974 and 1975. Played on two Big 10 Championship Teams as well as participated in the 1976 Orange Bowl. Earned all-state honors in football at Elyria High School in Ohio and also earned letters in baseball and wrestling. Coaching Experience: Coached on six Big Ten championship teams and 10 bowl teams at Michigan. Coached offensive line at Colorado from 1982 to 1986 and on two Colorado teams that went to bowl games. Served as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 1995-97. Spent three seasons coaching tight ends for the Dallas Cowboys before returning to OSU as head coach prior to the 2001 season.

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1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Michigan Michigan Colorado Colorado Colorado Colorado Colorado Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys

10-2 9-3 2-8-1 4-7 1-10 7-5 6-6 8-4 9-2-1 10-2 9-3 10-2 9-0-3 8-4 8-4 4-8 5-6 8-4 10-6 8-8 5-11

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OPPONENT

Rose Big 10 Champions Bluebonnet Ranked No. 12

Freedom Bluebonnet Outback Rose Rose Gator Rose Rose Outback Holiday

Ranked No. 19 Rose Bowl Champions Big 10 Champions Gator Bowl Champions Big 10 Champions Rose Bowl Champions

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Divisional Champions

Holiday Bowl Champions

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2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU

4-7 8-5 9-4 7-5 11-2 11-2 12-2 8-5 9-4 11-2 13-1

Houston Bowl Champions No. 5; SEC West Champions No. 3; Sugar Bowl Champions National Champions, SEC Champions Chick-fil-A Bowl Champions No. 17; Capital One Bowl No. 8; Cotton Bowl Champions No. 1 for 11 weeks; SEC Champions

Houston Cotton Alamo Peach Sugar BCS Chick-fil-A Capital One Cotton BCS

Oklahoma St. record (4 years) 28-21 LSU record (6 years) 75-18 TOTAL (10 years) 103-39

Les and Kathy Miles with their four children, Ben, Macy, Smacker and Manny. 12 against teams in the top 10. On 18 occasions, Miles has led the Tigers to a comeback win in either the fourth quarter or overtime. The 2011 season was a historic one for the Tigers, going 13-0 for the first time in school history and spending a record 11 straight weeks at No. 1 in the nation. LSU won 12 of its 13 games by double-figures with eight of its 13 wins coming against Top 25 opponents, both school records. As a result, Miles was named National Coach of the Year by

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four organizations (AP, Home Depot, Walter Camp and Liberty Mutual) as well as being awarded the SEC Coach of the Year honor following LSU’s first 8-0 season in league play. LSU, playing without returning starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson for the first four games, opened the year with a 40-27 win over No. 3 Oregon in Dallas. That win served as a springboard for road wins over No. 16 West Virginia (4721) and Tennessee (38-7) and lopsided home victories against No. 17 Florida

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2-0 5-3 1-0 1-0 4-3 5-2 4-0 1-1 4-3 1-0 2-2 1-0 0-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-1 3-0 1-0 3-1

(41-11) and No. 19 Auburn (45-10). LSU followed the Auburn game with a thrilling 9-6 overtime win over No. 2 Alabama and then the Tigers closed out the regular season with a 41-17 win over No. 3 Arkansas and a 42-10 victory over 12th-ranked Georgia in the SEC title game, which put the Tigers into the BCS National Championship game. Miles led LSU to wins over three SEC opponents by the largest margin of victory in the history of the series in 2011 – Ole Miss (49), Auburn (35), and Tennessee (31). In 2010, LSU had its fourth top-10 finish and recorded its fourth season of at least 11 victories under Miles with an 11-2 mark, which culminated with a dominating 41-24 performance against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl. Miles guided the Tigers to four fourth quarter comebacks in 2010 as he used gutsy play calling to beat Florida on the road, 33-29, and later in the year, he led LSU to an outstanding all-around effort in a 24-21 victory over Alabama in Tiger Stadium. LSU opened 2010 with seven straight wins and jumped as high as No. 6 in the nation before falling to Auburn in late October. LSU’s two losses in 2010 both came to ranked opponents by a combined margin of just 15 points. The Tigers capped a sub-par 2008 regular season by LSU standards with a 38-3 win over 14th-ranked Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, setting the stage for a nine-win season in 2009. The Tigers managed to win nine

McNeese State Miami (Fla.) Middle Tennessee Mississippi State Missouri Nebraska North Carolina North Texas Northern Iowa Northwestern State Notre Dame Ohio State Oklahoma Ole Miss Oregon Penn State SMU South Carolina Southern Miss Missouri State Tennessee Texas Texas A&M Texas Tech Towson Troy Tulane Tulsa UCLA Vanderbilt Virginia Tech Washington West Virginia Western Kentucky Wyoming TOTAL

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1-0 1-0 1-0 7-0 1-1 1-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-1 2-2 5-3 1-0 0-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 1-0 4-1 0-4 3-2 1-3 0-0 1-0 4-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 103-39

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games, highlighted by its first road win over Georgia since 1987 and a 31-10 trouncing over Auburn, in the rugged SEC despite losing their top three running backs at various points during the season to injury. With a first-year starter at quarterback, LSU won its first five games and climbed as high as No. 4 in the nation in 2009. Of LSU’s four losses, two came against teams ranked Nos. 1 (Alabama) and 3 (Florida) in the country as well as top 10 opponent Penn State in the Capital One Bowl. After two of the most successful seasons in school history in 2005 and 2006, Miles again led the Tigers to a season of firsts in 2007. LSU became the first school in the Bowl Championship Series era to claim a second BCS National Title with its 38-24 win over Ohio State. LSU’s first BCS title came in 2003 when the Tigers beat Oklahoma, 21-14. With a 12-2 final record in 2007, the Tigers became the first team in school history to win at least 10 games in three-straight years. The 2007 Tigers also set a then-school record for wins over top 25 teams (7), won the SEC Championship with a backup quarterback and were ranked No. 1 in the BCS Standings during the regular season for the first time in school history. LSU finished the year ranked No. 1 in the nation in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the AP Poll. The road to the 2007 SEC title was

Miles’ Career Head Coaching Record 2001 - Oklahoma State

Record: 4-7 (2-6 Big XII, 5th South) Sept. 1 at Southern Miss Sept. 8 Louisiana Tech Sept. 22 at Texas A&M Sept. 29 Northwestern State Oct. 6 Missouri Oct. 13 #11 Texas Oct. 20 at Iowa State Oct. 27 #25 Colorado Nov. 10 Texas Tech Nov. 17 at Baylor Nov. 24 at #4 Oklahoma

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17-9 30-23 21-7 24-0 48-31 3 (OT) 45-17 28-14 22-19 49-30 38-22 16-13

2002 - Oklahoma State

Record: 8-5 (5-3 Big XII, 4th South) Aug. 31 at Louisiana Tech L Sept. 7 Northern Iowa W Sept. 14 #23 UCLA L Sept. 21 SMU W Oct. 5 at #2 Texas L Oct. 12 at #19 Kansas State L Oct. 19 Nebraska W Nov. 2 Texas A&M W Nov. 9 at Texas Tech L Nov. 16 at Kansas W Nov. 23 Baylor W Nov. 30 #3 Oklahoma W Houston Bowl • Houston, Texas • Reliant Stadium Dec. 27 Southern Miss W

39-36 45-10 38-24 52-16 17-15 44-9 24-21 28-23 49-24 55-20 63-28 38-28 33-23

2003 - Oklahoma State

Record: 9-4 (5-3 Big XII, 3rd south) Aug. 30 at Nebraska L Sept. 6 Wyoming W Sept. 13 SMS W Sept. 20 at SMU W Oct. 9 UL-Lafayette W Oct. 11 #22 Kansas State W #24 Oct. 18 Texas Tech W #19 Nov. 1 at Texas A&M W #15 Nov. 8 at #1 Oklahoma L #22 Nov. 16 #11 Texas L Nov. 23 Kansas W #24 Nov. 30 at Baylor W Cotton Bowl • Dallas, Texas • Cotton Bowl Stadium #22 Jan. 2 Ole Miss L

17-7 48-24 42-3 52-6 56-3 38-34 51-49 38-10 52-9 55-16 44-21 38-21 31-28

2004 - Oklahoma State

record: 7-5 (4-4 Big XII, 5th south) Sept. 4 at UCLA Sept. 11 Tulsa #25 Sept. 18 SMU #24 Oct. 2 Iowa State #21 Oct. 4 at Colorado #15 Oct. 16 Texas A&M #21 Oct. 23 at Missouri #20 Oct. 30 #2 Oklahoma at #7 Texas #19 Nov. 6 #24 Nov. 13 Baylor #23 Nov. 23 at Texas Tech Alamo Bowl • San Antonio, Texas • Alamo Dome Dec. 29 #19 Ohio State

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31-20 38-21 59-7 36-7 42-14 36-20 20-17 38-35 56-35 49-21 44-21

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anything but easy for the Tigers as LSU faced a total of seven top 25 teams, winning six of those games. After spending most of the season ranked among the top three teams in the nation, including a four-week stay at No. 1, the Tigers quickly found out that they had a target on their back each week. Time after time, LSU was getting the best shot from its opponent. It didn’t help matters that LSU played key stretches of its season with injuries to standout players. Star wideout Early Doucet missed five games; quarterback Matt Flynn wasn’t healthy for close to a month; and All-American Glenn Dorsey played hurt for the final five games of the regular season. Still, LSU, with outstanding depth and a will to overcome adversity, found a way to win. Four times in 2007 the Tigers had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to win games, including its 21-14 victory over Tennessee in

2005 - LSU

Record: 11-2 (7-1 SEC, 1st West) #3 Sept. 10 at #15 Arizona State W #4 Sept. 26 #10 Tennessee L #4 Oct. 1 at Mississippi State W #11 Oct. 8 at Vanderbilt W #8 Oct. 15 #11 Florida W #7 Oct. 22 #15 Auburn W #7 Oct. 29 North Texas W #6 Nov. 5 Appalachian State W #5 Nov. 12 at #3 Alabama W #4 Nov. 19 at Ole Miss W #3 Nov. 25 Arkansas W SEC Championship Game • Atlanta • Georgia Dome #3 Dec. 3 #13 Georgia L Peach Bowl • Atlanta • Georgia Dome #9 Dec. 30 #10 Miami W

2009 – LSU

Record: 9-4 (5-3 SEC) #9 Sept. 5 at Washington Vanderbilt #9 Sept. 12 #7 Sept. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette #7 Sept. 26 at Miss. State at #14 Georgia #4 Oct. 3 #4 Oct. 10 #1 Florida Auburn #10 Oct. 24 #9 Oct. 31 Tulane #9 Nov. 7 at #3 Alabama Louisiana Tech (HC) #11 Nov. 14 #10 Nov. 21 at Ole Miss Arkansas #17 Nov. 28 Capital One Bowl • Orlando, Fla. • Citrus Bowl #13 Jan. 1 #11 Penn State

35-31 30-27 (OT) 37-7 34-6 21-17 20-17 (OT) 56-3 24-0 16-13 (OT) 40-7 19-17 34-14

31-23 23-9 41-0 30-26 20-13 13-3 31-10 42-0 24-15 24-16 25-23 33-30 (OT)

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2006 - LSU

Record: 11-2 (6-2 SEC, 2nd West) #8 Sept. 2 Louisiana-Lafayette Arizona #8 Sept. 9 #6 Sept. 16 at #3 Auburn #10 Sept. 23 Tulane Mississippi State #9 Sept. 30 #9 Oct. 7 at #5 Florida Kentucky #14 Oct. 14 #14 Oct. 21 Fresno State #13 Nov. 14 at #8 Tennessee Alabama #12 Nov. 11 #9 Nov. 18 Ole Miss #9 Nov. 24 at #5 Arkansas Sugar Bowl • New Orleans • Superdome #10 Jan. 3 #11 Notre Dame

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45-3 45-3 7-3 49-7 48-17 23-10 49-0 38-6 28-24 28-14 23-20 (OT) 31-26 (OT)

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RECORD: 11-2 (6-2 SEC) #21 Sept. 4 vs. #18 North Carolina W at Vanderbilt W #19 Sept. 11 #15 Sept. 18 Mississippi State W #15 Sept. 25 #21 West Virginia W #12 Oct. 2 Tennessee W #12 Oct. 9 at #14 Florida W McNeese State W #9 Oct. 16 #6 Oct. 23 at #5 Auburn L #12 Nov. 6 #5 Alabama W Louisiana-Monroe W #5 Nov. 13 #5 Nov. 20 Ole Miss W #6 Nov. 27 at #12 Arkansas L Cotton Bowl • Arlington, Texas • Cowboys Stadium #11 Jan. 7 #18 Texas A&M W

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30-24 27-3 29-7 20-14 16-14 33-20 32-10 24-17 24-21 51-0 43-36 31-23 41-24

2011 – LSU

Record: 12-2 (6-2 SEC, SEC Champions) ** National Champions** #2 Aug. 30 at Mississippi State W 45-0 #2 Sept. 8 #9 Virginia Tech W 48-7 #2 Sept. 15 Middle Tennessee W 44-0 #2 Sept. 22 #12 South Carolina W 28-16 #2 Sept. 29 at Tulane W 34-9 #1 Oct. 6 #7 Florida W 28-24 #1 Oct. 13 at #17 Kentucky L 43-37 3OT #5 Oct. 20 #18 Auburn W 30-24 #4 Nov. 3 at #17 Alabama W 41-34 #2 Nov. 10 Louisiana Tech W 58-10 #1 Nov. 17 at Ole Miss W 41-24 #1 Nov. 23 Arkansas L 50-48 3OT SEC Championship Game • Atlanta • Georgia Dome #7 Dec. 1 #14 Tennessee W 21-14 BCS National Championship Game • New Orleans • Superdome #2 Jan. 7 #1 Ohio State W 38-24

RECORD: 13-1 (8-0 SEC, SEC CHAMPIONS) #4 Sept. 3 vs. #3 Oregon W 40-27 #2 Sept. 10 Northwestern State W 49-3 #3 Sept. 15 at #25 Mississippi State W 19-6 #2 Sept. 24 at #16 West Virginia W 47-21 #1 Oct. 1 Kentucky W 35-7 #1 Oct. 8 #17/18 Florida W 41-11 #1 Oct. 15 at Tennessee W 38-7 #1 Oct. 22 #19/23 Auburn W 45-10 #1 Nov. 5 at #2 Alabama W 9-6 OT #1 Nov. 12 Western Kentucky W 42-9 #1 Nov. 19 at Ole Miss W 52-3 #1 Nov. 25 #3 Arkansas W 41-17 SEC Championship Game • Atlanta • Georgia Dome #1 Dec. 3 #12/14 Georgia W 42-10 BCS National Championship Game • New Orleans • Superdome #1 Jan. 9 #2 Alabama L 21-0

2008 - LSU

Record: 8-5 (3-5 SEC) #6 Aug. 30 Appalachian State #7 Sept. 13 North Texas #6 Sept. 20 at #9 Auburn #5 Sept. 27 Mississippi State #3 Oct. 11 at #11 Florida #13 Oct 18 at South Carolina #11 Oct. 25 # 9 Georgia #15 Nov. 1 Tulane #15 Nov. 8 #1 Alabama #19 Nov. 15 Troy (HC) ^ #18 Nov. 22 * Ole Miss Nov. 28 * at Arkansas Peach Bowl • Atlanta • Georgia Dome Dec. 31 #14 ­­Georgia Tech

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41-13 41-3 26-21 34-24 51-21 24-17 52-38 35-10 27-21 (OT) 40-31 31-13 31-30

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the SEC Championship Game. LSU scored a touchdown with a second left to beat Auburn at home and then followed that by scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the Alabama game to record a comeback win over the Crimson Tide. Against top 10-ranked Florida, LSU scored with just over a minute left, capping a drive that saw the Tigers convert on a pair of fourth-down attempts, to beat the defending national champions, 28-24, in Tiger Stadium. LSU didn’t lose a game in regulation during the 2007 regular season, falling to both Kentucky and Arkansas in triple overtime. When it mattered most, playing without an injured Flynn, the Tigers overcame the adversity that followed in the wake of week-long media speculation leading up to the SEC Championship Game about Miles perhaps

leaving LSU to take the head coaching position at Michigan. In the end, Miles remained true to his word, staying at LSU and leading the Tigers to a 21-14 win over Tennessee in the SEC title game, a victory that helped propel LSU into the BCS National Championship contest. In the BCS Championship Game, the Tigers spotted top-ranked Ohio State an early 10-0 lead, but LSU came roaring back to take a convincing win over the Buckeyes by a 38-24 count. The win gave LSU its third national title and it also marked the fourth time that decade the Tigers were victorious in a BCS bowl, the most of any SEC school. After leading LSU to an 11-2 mark and a top five national ranking in his first year as LSU’s head coach in 2005, many wondered just what Miles would do for an encore. His second year with the Tigers proved to be another year full of milestones and firsts as he guided

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2009 (1-3)

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RESULTS

at #15 Arizona St. #10 Tennessee #11 Florida #17 Auburn at #3 Alabama #13 Georgia #10 Miami

#5 #4 #10 #7 #5 #3 #9

W, 35-31 L, 30-27 OT W, 21-17 W, 20-17 OT W, 16-13 OT L, 34-14 (SECCG) W, 40-3 (Peach)

at #18/14 Georgia #1 Florida #3 Alabama #11/9 Penn State One)

#4 #4 #9 #13

W, 20-13 L, 13-3 L, 24-15 L, 19-17 (Capital

2006 (3-2)

2010 (5-2) OPPONENT

LSU RANK

RESULTS

#18 North Carolina #22/21 W. Virginia at #14/12 Florida at #5 Auburn #5 Alabama at #12 Arkansas #18 Texas A&M

#21/16 #15/12 #12/9 #6 #12/11 #6 #11

W, 30-24 W, 20-14 W, 33-29 L, 24-17 W, 24-21 L, 31-23 W, 41-24 (Cotton)

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at #3 Auburn at #5 Florida at #8 Tennessee at #5 Arkansas #11 Notre Dame

#6 #9 #13 #9 #4

L, 7-3 L, 23-10 W, 28-24 W, 31-26 W, 41-14 (Sugar)

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#9 Virginia Tech #12 South Carolina #7 Florida at #17 Kentucky #18 Auburn at #17 Alabama #14 Tennessee #1 Ohio State

#2 #2 #1 #1 #5 #17 #5 #2

W, 48-7 W, 28-16 W, 28-24 L, 40-37 OT W, 30-24 W, 41-34 W, 21-14 (SECCG) W, 38-24 (BCS)

#3 Oregon at #25 Miss. State at #16 West Virginia #17/18 Florida #19/23 Auburn #2 Alabama #3 Arkansas #12/14 Georgia #2 Alabama

#4 #3 #2/3 #1/2 #1/2 #1 #1 #1 #1

W, 40-27 W, 19-6 W, 47-21 W, 41-11 W, 45-10 W, 9-6 W, 41-17 W, 42-10 (SECCG) L, 21-0 (BCS)

2007 (7-1)

2011 (8-1)

2008 (2-3) OPPONENT

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at #9/10 Auburn at #11 Florida #9 Georgia #1 Alabama #14 Georgia Tech

#6 #3 #11 #15 NR

W, 26-21 L, 51-21 L, 52-38 L, 27-21 OT W, 38-3 (Chick-fil-A)

2007 National Championship

(Above) Head coach Les Miles acknowledges the LSU fans who watched the Tigers’ 38-24 victory over top-ranked Ohio State in the 2008 Allstate BCS National Championship Game. (Right) Postgame, Miles congratulates the team on a stellar performance and the program’s second national championship in five years. (Far right) Jacob Hester (18) presents Coach Miles the game ball after the Alabama game.

ESPN Commercials

(Left) In the spring of 2008, Coach Miles participated in the filming of an ESPN SportsCenter commercial at their headquarters in Bristol, Conn. In the summer of 2011, Coach Miles took part in his second commercial, this time with the ESPN College Gameday crew of (l to r) Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard (not pictured).

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(Right) Coach Les Miles was featured in an article by Austin Murphy for Sports Illustrated during the 2011 season. (Bottom left) Wright Thompson delved into the personality and charisma of Coach Miles for a story for ESPN.com this season. (Bottom right) @LSUCoachMiles was profiled in USA Today in 2009 for becoming one of the first prominent football coaches to use the social messaging platform Twitter.

the Tigers to another 11-2 overall record, culminating with a 41-14 dismantling of 11th-ranked Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. The Tigers finished their second year under the direction of Miles ranked No. 3 in the nation, marking the first time since the 1958-59 seasons that LSU was ranked in the top five in the country in back-to-back years. LSU’s at-large berth in a BCS bowl was a first in school history and it also represented the third time during the decade that the Tigers ended their season in the Sugar Bowl. In 2006, Miles became the first coach in LSU history to lead the Tigers to back-to-back 10-wins seasons, something that he added to with another 10-plus win season in 2007. He became the first LSU coach since Jerry Stovall in 1982 to beat two top 10-ranked teams on the road in the same season as the Tigers posted a 28-24 win over No. 8 Tennessee in Knoxville followed by a 31-26 victory over No. 5 Arkansas in Little Rock. All four of LSU’s road game opponents were ranked in the top 10 at the time of the game, a first in school history. Even though the Tigers had to go on the road to face four top 10-ranked teams in 2006, year two under Miles seemed somewhat ordinary compared to what the Tigers had to endure during his first year in Baton Rouge. In Miles’ inaugural season at LSU he led the Tigers to only the third 11-win season in school history, a top five national ranking and a berth in the SEC Championship Game, despite numerous distractions that covered most of the

months of September and October. The Tigers, playing without starting quarterback and future No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick JaMarcus Russell, put an exclamation point on the year with a 40-3 win over No. 9 Miami in the Peach Bowl to finish with an 11-2 overall mark and a No. 5 national ranking. To appreciate just how adverse the conditions that Miles and the Tigers had to overcome in 2005, you have to go back to late August and Hurricane Katrina, the first of two storms to devastate Louisiana during the fall. Days before LSU’s originally scheduled season opener against North Texas in Tiger Stadium, Hurricane Katrina blew ashore, packing tremendous winds, and turned the state, in particular New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana, upside down. Massive flooding followed in the wake of the storm as more than 30 LSU players had their families and their homes affected by the hurricane and Miles’ first game in Tiger Stadium against North Texas was postponed. With the LSU campus serving as the recovery center for those sick, homeless and displaced due to Hurricane Katrina, football seemed to be the farthest thing from most people’s minds. However, Miles was able to successfully manage a delicate situation, one that saw his team and coaching staff volunteer time to those in need, while still attempting to focus on football for at least two hours a day. After a week of trying to minimize the distractions for a football team that had their apartments and dorm rooms filled with displaced family

members and friends due to the storm, it appeared that the Tigers would finally get to play a home game, this time against 15th-ranked Arizona State. However, just as the Tigers began to prepare for the Sun Devils and the season opener in Tiger Stadium, it was learned that the devastation to New Orleans was much greater than originally thought. With the Maravich Center on the LSU campus serving as what would become the largest field triage unit in United States history, it was mutually decided to move the LSUArizona State game to Tempe. With many in Louisiana under the distress of Hurricane Katrina, the Tigers were going to have to take to the desert to face a powerful offense in their first game of the season. These were certainly trying times for everyone in the state of Louisiana, but even more so for a football coach who now had his team carrying the banner for a state in need of a diversion. LSU football had become a release for those consumed with the hurricane. LSU even re-stated its team goals, putting playing for the state of Louisiana at the top of the list. The Tigers didn’t disappoint as Miles and his LSU team used a 28-point fourth-quarter rally to come back to beat Arizona State, 35-31, in Tempe. Now with the Arizona State game behind them, it looked as if things for the LSU football team would gradually get back to normal as the Tigers had a week off before facing Tennessee in Tiger Stadium on Sept. 24. Then, the unthinkable happened. Another storm, this one named Rita,

hit southwest Louisiana, causing severe damage to more homes, leaving thousands without electricity and displacing even more Louisiana natives. The combination of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita forced LSU to again shuffle its schedule. Instead of playing Tennessee on a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, the Tigers would now be forced to face the Volunteers on a Monday night. An emotionally drained LSU team saw a 21-0 halftime lead evaporate into a 30-27 overtime loss to the Vols. There was no coaching handbook for Miles to refer to when it came to dealing with the hurricanes and preparing a team for competition during extreme adverse conditions. Miles was on his own, forced to navigate his LSU team through a treacherous stretch of games, while also being sympathetic to those still affected by the natural disasters. With just five days between the Tennessee loss and the Mississippi State game, Miles and the Tigers were obviously dealt an unfair hand, however, he asked his team to respond and they did. The Mississippi State contest was the starting point for a stretch of games for the Tigers that saw LSU win nine contests in nine straight weeks of play. The 37-7 win over the Bulldogs was followed by a 34-6 road victory over Vanderbilt as the Tigers had re-established themselves as one of the nation’s elite on the football field. During what would be 11-consecutive weeks of play, the Tigers posted a win over Florida, along with overtime victories against Auburn and Alabama. In all, the Tigers beat four

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Men of Honor

Les Miles and his 2007 LSU national championship team traveled to Washington, D.C. in April 2008. (Left) The Tigers’ head coach met with President George W. Bush at the White House and (Above) visited with soldiers assigned to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National

teams ranked among the top 15 in the nation, then a school record for regular season victories over ranked opponents. After 10-straight weeks of play during the regular season, the Tigers fashioned a 7-1 conference mark and earned a berth in the SEC title game. Miles became the only coach in his first year in the SEC to lead his squad to the league’s title game. He also became the first coach in LSU history to beat Alabama, Auburn and Florida in the same season. Following a loss to Georgia in the league’s title game, Miles and the Tigers re-grouped, this time to beat No. 9 Miami, 40-3, in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The win gave the Tigers 11 victories for the year, making Miles the winningest first-year coach in school

history. Oklahoma State Years In four short years, Miles turned the Oklahoma State football program into one that was nationally competitive, despite competing in-state against one of the country’s dominant programs. Miles honed his head coaching skills at Oklahoma State. Under Miles’ direction, the Cowboys were the only team in the nation to beat Oklahoma twice in the four-year period, and he was also the first coach in Oklahoma State history to post wins over Nebraska and Oklahoma in the same season. Miles led the Cowboys to three-straight bowl appearances, an accomplishment Oklahoma State had not achieved since Jimmy Johnson started a string of three-straight post-

season games beginning in 1983. In addition, Oklahoma State’s appearance in the Cotton Bowl to cap the 2003 season marked the first time in 55 years that the Cowboys appeared in a January bowl game. As head coach at Oklahoma State, he built a consistent winner out of a program that had recorded only one winning season since 1988, and had posted a record of 13-20 in the three years prior to his arrival at OSU. After going 4-7 in his first year as head coach in 2001, he took the Cowboys to consecutive winning marks of 8-5 in 2002, 9-4 in 2003 and 7-5 in 2004. Miles led Oklahoma State to a four-year record of 28-21 for a winning percentage of 57.1, the best career winning percentage for an OSU coach since Jim Lookabaugh ended his career in Stillwater in 1949. Miles was the 2002 Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year after directing his second Oklahoma State team to an 8-5 record and the school’s first bowl appearance since 1997. The Cowboys, who averaged 34.4

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points per game, closed the 2002 season with wins in six of their last seven games, including a 38-28 victory over then-No. 3 ranked Oklahoma in the regular-season finale. The Cowboys capped the 2002 season with a 33-23 win over Southern Miss in the Houston Bowl.

Assistant Coach Years Prior to his tenure as head coach at Oklahoma State, Miles was the tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys for three seasons from 1998-2000. During his three years with the Cowboys, Dallas won one divisional title, while participating in the playoffs twice. In Dallas, Miles learned of LSU and the charm of the school from tight end David LaFleur, who starred for the Tigers in the 1990s. In three years of coaching tight ends for the Cowboys, Miles’ players combined for 136 receptions for 1,287 yards and 16 touchdowns. LaFleur, a former LSU All-America selection, had his best year under Miles in 1999, starting 16 games and catching

(Left) Les Miles is interviewed by ESPN’s Erin Andrews in what was an entire day of filming from Baton Rouge for various shows on the ESPN Network last November. (Above) Coach Miles talks with host Joe Tessitore on the set of ESPN’s College Football Live in June. Miles was part of a full day of programming for various ESPN networks and ESPN Radio.

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Miles’ Record at LSU vs. Unranked teams vs. Top 25 teams vs. Top 10 teams SEC Regular Season vs. SEC Western Division vs. SEC Eastern Division SEC home games SEC road games All home games All road games Neutral Site games Bowl games

2005 6-0 5-2 2-1 7-1 5-0 2-1 3-1 4-0 5-1 5-0 1-1 1-0

2006 2007 8-0 5-1 3-2 7-1 2-2 3-0 6-2 6-2 4-1 4-1 2-1 2-1 4-0 3-1 2-2 3-1 8-0 6-1 2-2 4-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0

35 passes for 322 yards and seven touchdowns. Before going to Dallas, Miles served as Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator for three seasons from 1995-97, including an 8-3 season and an Alamo Bowl berth in 1997. Miles’ college playing and coaching career includes experience under some of the most noted coaches in college football. At Michigan, he played for legendary coach Bo Schembechler and later served on Schembechler’s staff. He also worked with Gary Moeller at Michigan and Bill McCartney at Colorado. Success has followed Miles at every stop of both his playing and professional career. He was a two-year letterman at Michigan (1974-75). During those two seasons, Michigan was a combined 18-3-2, had final Associated Press national rankings in the top 10 and participated in the Orange Bowl. He joined Schembechler’s Michigan coaching staff in 1980 for the first of two stints as a coach in Ann Arbor. In 1980 and 1981, Michigan combined for 19 wins and just five losses, won the Big 10 title in 1980 and played in the Rose and Bluebonnet Bowls, respectively. Miles left Michigan for Colorado, where he served on McCartney’s staff from 1982 through 1986. In his final two years at Colorado, the Buffs earned bids to the Freedom Bowl and Bluebonnet Bowl. In 1987, he returned to Michigan, where he would spend the next eight years as part of one of the most successful eras in Michigan football history. From 1987 to 1994, Michigan won 71 games, made eight straight bowl appearances, including four trips to the Rose Bowl, and finished no lower than No. 21 in final Associated Press national rankings. The 1989 Michigan squad finished 10-2, won the Big 10 championship and finished ranked No. 7 in the country. That would be Coach Bo Schembechler’s final season as Michigan’s head coach. When Moeller took over the Michigan program prior to the 1990 season, Miles remained on the staff. The 1990 team finished 9-3, winning the Big 10 title and the Gator Bowl. The following season (1991), Michigan finished 10-2 and with a No. 6 national ranking. Miles coached some of the best players to wear the Michigan uniform, including eight first-team All-

2008 6-2 2-3 1-2 3-5 2-3 1-2 1-3 2-2 5-3 2-2 1-0 1-0

2009 8-1 1-3 0-3 5-3 3-2 2-1 3-1 2-2 6-1 3-2 0-1 0-1

2010 6-0 5-2 1-1 6-2 3-2 3-0 4-0 2-2 7-0 2-1 2-0 1-0

2011 5-0 8-1 3-1 8-0 5-0 3-0 4-0 4-0 6-0 5-0 2-1 0-1

TOTALS 44-4 31-14 12-10 41-15 26-9 15-6 22-6 19-9 43-6 23-9 9-3 5-2

Americans, 10 total All-Americans and 12 players from Wolverine offensive lines that were NFL draftees.

Media Darling Another thing that tends to set Miles apart from many of his peers is that of his personality and his ability to have fun, while at the same time running an elite football program. Miles has twice been involved in commercials for ESPN’s College GameDay, most recently shooting a spot in Los Angeles for the 2011 season. He delivers memorable lines during his press conferences, has a tendency to “taste” grass from the field during games, and has become a viral star on the Internet. His running dialogue with ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt and the exchange of “gifts” between the two resulted in Miles shooting a basketball video dubbed “It Must Have Been The Shoes” last summer that instantly resulted in nearly 100,000 views on the Internet. He’s one of the most popular coaches in social media with over 64,000 followers on Twitter, and he’s become one of the most quotable coaches in the game.

Philanthropist At Heart One of Les Miles’ most impressive qualities is that of the time he spends giving to and helping causes that benefit others. Each year, Miles and his wife Kathy host an event that raises close to $100,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. In addition, he is active in other community service events such as the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center annual fundraiser, the Special Olympics and the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center Celebrity Waiter Event. Miles spent a week in June of 2006 taking part in the USO Tour, where the Tiger head coach visited American Troops serving in Kuwait and Iraq. Miles was joined on the tour, which serves as a morale booster for the troops serving abroad, by former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz and Tampa Bay Rays owner Vincent Naimoli. The week-long trip took Miles to several U.S. bases in Kuwait and then on to Iraq, where he visited with hundreds of American troops and even flew over the city of Baghdad in a Black Hawk helicopter.

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(Top) In 2006 Miles took part in the USO Tour, where he visited American Troops in Kuwait and Iraq. (Middle) LSU coach Les Miles and his youngest son Ben were among hundreds of family and friends who welcomed back 175 members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 769th Engineer Battalion at the Baton Rouge Airport. (Bottom) Miles took time out of his busy Sugar Bowl preparations schedule to spend time with the patients of New Orleans’ Children’s Hospital.

The Family Man When Miles isn’t overseeing his LSU football family, he can most likely be found in the bleachers supporting his wife and kids at their sporting events. His oldest daughter Kathryn, who is commonly referred to as “Smacker”, is one of the top junior swimmers in the nation, while his two sons – Manny and Ben – are avid athletes who participate

in everything from football to baseball to wrestling. Coach Miles also gets his share of time with the youngest of the Miles family, 9-year old Macy Grace. Coach Miles’ wife Kathy, who played point guard at Central Michigan and later served as an assistant coach at Michigan, spends time coaching Macy’s basketball team.

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Assistant Coaches John Chavis

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Year at LSU: Birthdate: Wife: Children: High School: College:

Fourth (appointed Jan. 5, 2009) Oct. 16, 1956 in Dillon, S.C. Diane Crisp Davis John, Jason Dillon (S.C.) High School Tennessee, ‘79

Playing Experience 1976-78 Tennessee (middle guard) Coaching Experience 1979 Tennessee (graduate assistant) 1980-83 Alabama A&M (defensive line) 1984-85 Alabama State (defensive coordinator) 1986-88 Alabama A&M (defensive coordinator) 1989-2008 Tennessee (defensive line/linebackers, 1989-94; defensive coordinator/linebackers, 1995-2008) 2009- LSU (defensive coordinator/linebackers) Bowl Experience Year Bowl 1979 Bluebonnet 1990 Cotton 1991 Sugar 1992 Fiesta 1993 Hall of Fame 1994 Florida Citrus 1994 Gator 1996 Florida Citrus 1997 Florida Citrus 1998 Orange 1999 Fiesta 2000 Fiesta 2001 Cotton 2002 Florida Citrus 2002 Peach 2004 Peach 2005 Cotton 2007 Outback 2008 Outback 2010 Capital One 2011 Cotton Bowl 2012 BCS

Team Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee LSU LSU LSU

Opponent Purdue Arkansas Virginia Penn State Boston College Penn State Virginia Tech Ohio State Northwestern Nebraska Florida State Nebraska Kansas State Michigan Maryland Clemson Texas A&M Penn State Wisconsin Penn State Texas A&M Alabama

John with his wife Diane.

Results L, 27-22 W, 31-27 W, 23-22 L, 42-17 W, 38-23 L, 31-13 W, 45-23 W, 20-14 W, 48-28 L, 42-17 W, 23-16 L, 31-21 L, 35-21 W, 45-17 L, 30-3 L, 27-14 W, 38-7 L, 20-10 W, 21-17 L, 19-17 W, 41-24 L, 21-0

The recipient of the 2011 Broyles National Assistant Coach of the Year, defensive coordinator John Chavis continued to put his mark on the Tiger defense in his third season at LSU in 2011. With a philosophy that features aggressive play (pressure the quarterback), a commitment to being physical (win the battle up front) and one that has the Tigers displaying a certain swagger (make opponents earn every yard) the Tigers have thrived under Chavis. Entering his fourth season in 2012, Chavis has established the Tiger defense as one of the nation’s elite as LSU has improved statistically each year since his arrival in 2009. LSU had its best year yet under Chavis in 2011 as the Tigers capped the year ranked in the top five in the nation in four categories including total defense (No. 2 at 261.5), scoring defense (No. 2 at 11.29), pass efficiency defense (No. 3 with 95.58 rating) and rushing defense (No. 5 at 90.07). LSU also ranked No. 8 nationally in pass defense with 171.43 yards per game. LSU’s 2011 defense featured a young and explosive defensive front along with arguably the nation’s top secondary with two national award winners in Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne. LSU allowed only six first half touchdowns, including just two in the first quarter, all season as the Tigers rode their dominant defense’s style of play to a 13-0 regular season mark and the SEC title. In back-to-back years, Chavis and the Tiger defense have featured the Thorpe Award winner (nation’s top defensive back) in Patrick Peterson in 2010 and Claiborne in 2011 as well as the Bednarik Award winner (nation’s top defender) in Peterson and Mathieu in 2011. LSU also is home to the past two SEC Defensive Players of the Year in Peterson (2010), Mathieu (2011 by AP) and Claiborne (2011 by Coaches). LSU had four players off its 2011 defense selected in the NFL Draft, including two first rounders in Claiborne (6th overall) and defensive tackle Michael Brockers (12th overall). In 2010, LSU led the SEC and ranked 10th in the nation in pass defense (169.8 yards per game) and they were No. 11 in scoring defense (18.2 points per game) and No. 12 in total defense (307.2 yards per game). Chavis’ 2010 defense featured Peterson, who was picked with the fifth overall selection in NFL Draft, along with linebacker Kelvin Sheppard and defensive tackle Drake Nevis, who were both first-team All-SEC picks.

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In his first year at LSU in 2009, Chavis turned around a Tiger defense, taking a unit that ranked near the bottom of the SEC in 2008 to one that was among the top four in the league the following year. LSU finished the 2009 season ranked third in the league and 11th in the nation in scoring defense and they were fourth in the SEC in rushing defense. LSU allowed only six rushing TDs in 2009, the secondlowest total in the league. With 23 years of experience in the rugged Southeastern Conference – 17 as a defensive coordinator – Chavis has produced a defense that has ranked among the top four in the league in total defense 12 times. Furthermore, Chavis has developed 38 players into first-team All-SEC selections since 1995 with another 13 earning first-team All-America honors. In addition to his duties as defensive coordinator, Chavis also coaches the linebackers, a position that proved to be the strength of the LSU defense in his first two years with the Tigers. LSU’s top four tacklers in 2009 were all linebackers, a first for the Tigers since the 1985 season, and in 2010, linebackers represented the top two tacklers on the team. LSU’s had linebackers selected in the NFL Draft in both 2010 and 2011 with Perry Riley going in the fourth round in 2010 and Sheppard being taken in the third round in 2011. It’s the first time since the mid-80s that LSU has had linebackers picked in consecutive years in the NFL Draft. Prior to his arrival in Baton Rouge in 2009, Chavis spent 14 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Tennessee, helping the Vols to win at least nine games in a season 11 times. The Vols won at least 10 games in a season eight times during his time as defensive coordinator, which included a school-record 13 victories during their national championship season in 1998. The Vols had 11 wins 1995, 1997, and 2001 and they won 10 games in 1996, 2003, 2004, and 2007. With Chavis as the defensive coordinator, Tennessee made five appearances in the SEC Championship Game, winning the league title in 1997 and 1998, and they were invited to three BCS bowl games. Other coaching accomplishments for Chavis at Tennessee include coaching four linebackers to first-team All-America honors in Leonard Little (1997), Al Wilson (1998), Raynoch Thompson (1999) and Kevin Burnett (2004). All four of those players were selected in the NFL Draft with Wilson being a first round selection. Chavis also coached Jerod Mayo, who was the 10th player taken in the 2008 NFL Draft and was named the 2008 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Chavis, who is originally from Dillon, S.C., is married to the former Diane Crisp. They are the parents of sons, John and Jason.

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Steve Ensminger Tight Ends

Year at LSU: Third (appointed Feb. 25, 2010) Birthdate: September 15, 1958 in Baton Rouge, La. Wife: former Amy Gonzales Children: Krystalin, Brittany Rose, and Steven College: LSU, 1982

Playing Experience 1976-79 LSU (quarterback) Coaching Experience 1982-83 Nicholls State (receivers) 1984-86 McNeese State (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 1988-90 Louisiana Tech (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 1991-93 Georgia (quarterbacks/passing game coordinator) 1994-96 Texas A&M (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 1997-98 Clemson (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 2000-02 Central High School (head coach/athletics director) 2002 West Monroe High School (wide receivers) 2003-08 Auburn (quarterbacks, 2003; tight ends 2004-08) 2009 Smiths Station High School (passing game coordinator) 2010- LSU (tight ends)

The Ensmingers: son-in-law Drew Knight, daughter Krystalin, Amy, Steve, daughter Brittany Rose and son Steven, Jr.

Bowl Experience As a player Year Bowl 1977 Sun 1978 Liberty 1979 Tangerine

Team LSU LSU LSU

Opponent Stanford Missouri Wake Forest

Results L, 24-14 L, 20-15 W, 34-10

As a coach Year 1990 1991 1992 1995 1997 2003 2005 2006 2007 2007 2011 2012

Team Louisiana Tech Georgia Georgia Texas A&M Clemson Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn LSU LSU

Opponent Maryland Arkansas Ohio State Michigan Auburn Wisconsin Virginia Tech Wisconsin Nebraska Clemson Texas A&M Alabama

Results T, 34-34 W, 24-15 W, 21-14 W, 22-20 L, 21-17 W, 28-14 W, 16-13 L, 24-10 W, 17-14 W, 23-20 W, 41-24 L, 21-0

Bowl Independence Independence Citrus Alamo Peach Music City Sugar Capital One Cotton Chick-fil-A Cotton BCS

scoring (32.0) and total offense (450.4). Ensminger followed that with a three-year stint at Texas A&M where he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Aggies. The Aggies were 25-9-1 during Ensminger’s three years in College Station, which included a 10-0-1 mark in 1994 and a 9-3 record in 1995. Following his three years at Texas A&M, Ensminger coached for two seasons at Clemson, holding the title of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Ensminger returned to Louisiana in 2000, serving as head coach at athletic director at Central High School for nearly three years before taking the wide receivers job at West Monroe High School for the 2002 season. After a brief career in the NFL and CFL, Ensminger got his start in coaching in 1982 at Nicholls State as the receivers coach. After two years at Nicholls State, he moved to McNeese State as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1984-86 followed by three years from 1988-90 at Louisiana Tech in the same capacity. As a player at LSU, Ensminger threw for 2,770 yards and 16 touchdowns during his career with the Tigers. He was named Freshman All-SEC in 1976. Ensminger, a native of Baton Rouge, is married to the former Amy Gonzales and the couple has three children – Krystalin, Brittany Rose and Steven – and one grandchild.

Steve Ensminger, a former starting quarterback for LSU, enters his third year as the Tigers’ tight ends coach in 2012. Ensminger, a 1982 graduate of LSU, played quarterback for the Tigers under head coach Charlie McClendon from 1976-79. Ensminger played in three bowl games at LSU and has followed that by coaching in 12 bowl games as an assistant at the collegiate level. Tight end play continues to be a major part of LSU’s offensive success whether it be in the running or passing game. LSU tight ends have played a key role in the Tigers’ ability to run the football, while also providing a threat in the passing game. In 2011, LSU tight ends combined for 28 receptions for 294 yards and three touchdowns. Deangelo Peterson led all tight ends with 18 catches for 179 yards and a score. A ferocious blocker, Clement has also developed into a reliable hand in the passing game with seven receptions for 96 yards and a score in 2011. In 2010, Ensminger coached a versatile group of tight ends who combined for 24 catches for 301 yard with Peterson leading the way with 16 receptions for 198 yards despite missing three games with an injury. Ensminger joined the LSU staff after serving as an assistant coach at Auburn from 2003-08. Ensminger spent the 2009 season as the passing game coordinator at Smiths Station High School in Auburn, Ala. During his six seasons at Auburn, Ensminger coached the quarterbacks one year (2003), followed by five years as the tight ends coach from 2004-08. As the quarterback coach at Auburn, Ensminger helped develop Jason Campbell, who went on to become an NFL first round draft pick. While at Auburn, the Tigers led the SEC in scoring offense in both 2004 (32.1) and 2005 (32.2) and they were first in the league in total offense in 2005 (409.8). Ensminger has also had major college coaching stops at Georgia (1991-93), Texas A&M (1994-96) and Clemson (1997-98). At Georgia, he served as the quarterbacks coach as well as the passing game coordinator. In 1992, Georgia posted a 10-2 overall record and led the SEC in both

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Assistant Coaches Brick Haley Defensive Line Year at LSU: Birthdate: Wife: Children: High School: College:

Fourth (appointed Jan. 5, 2009) May 16, 1966 in Gadsden, Ala. Tina DeLaine Haley Adrian, A.J., Jeremy Emma Sansom, ‘84 Alabama A&M, ‘89

Playing Experience 1984-88 Alabama A&M Coaching Experience 1989 Enterprise (Ala.) High School 1990 Arkansas (graduate assistant) 1991-93 Austin Peay (defensive line) 1994-96 Troy State (defensive line) 1997 Houston (outside linebackers) 1998 Clemson (outside linebackers) 1999-2001 Baylor (defensive coordinator/linebackers) 2002-03 Georgia Tech (linebackers) 2004-06 Mississippi State (defensive line) 2007-08 Chicago Bears (defensive line) 2009- LSU (defensive line) Bowl Experience Year Bowl 2002 Silicon Valley 2003 Humanitarian 2010 Capital One 2011 Cotton 2012 BCS

Team Georgia Tech Georgia Tech LSU LSU LSU

Opponent Fresno State Tulsa Penn State Texas A&M Alabama

Brick and Tina Haley with sons A.J. and Jeremy.

Results L,30-21 W,52-20 L,19-17 W, 41-24 L, 21-0

LSU’s tradition of outstanding defensive line play continued in 2011 under the direction of Brick Haley as the Tigers featured another first team All-America as well a first round draft pick. Haley, who has coached in the NFL as well as having 11 years of experience on the sidelines in a BCS conference, enters his fourth season with the Tigers in 2012. It was the LSU defensive line that often set the tone for the Tiger defense as they used their quickness and pass rushing ability to combine for 28.5 sacks and 64 tackles for loss. As a unit, LSU’s defense ranked in the top five in the nation in four categories in 2011. Sophomore Sam Montgomery led the group with 49 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks on his way to earning first-team AllAmerica honors. Sophomores Barkevious Mingo (46 tackles, 15.0 TFL, 8.0 sacks) and Michael Brockers (54 tackles, 10.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks) both earned second-team All-SEC honors. Brockers, who was an early entry into the NFL Draft, was selected with the 12th overall pick by the St. Louis Rams. In 2010, the Tigers had two defensive linemen picked in the NFL Draft – Drake Nevis and Lazarius Levingston, while Al Woods was taken in the draft a year earlier. LSU’s had a defensive lineman picked in the NFL Draft for nine straight years dating back to the 2004 draft. Under Haley’s direction, LSU’s defensive front combined for 39 tackles for losses and 15.5 sacks in 2010 after posting 44 tackles for losses and 14 sacks in 2009. Haley joined the Tigers in the spring of 2009 after a two-year stint as the defensive line coach with the Chicago Bears. In two years in the NFL with the Bears, Haley coached a defensive line that helped Chicago rank No. 5 in the league in rushing yards allowed per game in 2008. The Bears finished sixth in the NFL in sacks in 2007 with defensive end Tommie Harris earning a spot in the Pro Bowl that year. Prior to his stop in the NFL, Haley spent three years as the defensive line coach at Mississippi State from 2004-06. At Mississippi State, Haley helped improve a Bulldogs defense that finished 41st in the nation in 2006 after finishing 113th a year before his arrival. Under Haley’s watch, Bulldogs defensive end Titus Brown developed into a second-team all-SEC selection after leading the team and ranking fifth in the conference in sacks in 2006. In 2005, Haley coached the SEC leader in sacks (third in NCAA) and tackles for loss (fourth in NCAA) in Willie Evans, who spent four years in the NFL. Before arriving at Mississippi State, Haley coached linebackers for two years (2002-2003) at Georgia Tech, where he helped the Yellow Jackets to a pair of postseason bowl games. In 2003, he coached a first-team all-ACC performer after Tech’s trio of starting linebackers finished the 2002 season as the team’s top-

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three tacklers. Previously, Haley was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Baylor (1999-2001) after coaching outside linebackers for one season each at Clemson (1998) and Houston (1997). The defensive line coach at Troy State from 1994-96, he was promoted to defensive coordinator following the 1996 campaign before leaving for Houston. Haley coached the defensive line at Austin Peay from 1991-93 after starting his college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1990. His first coaching job was at Enterprise (Ala.) High School in 1989. The Gadsden, Ala., native played linebacker at Alabama A&M from 1984-88 and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. He received Alabama A&M’s Inspiration Award in 1987 and was named football MVP for the 1988 season. He and his wife, Tina, have three sons: Adrian, A.J. and Jeremy.

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Adam Henry Wide Receivers

Year at LSU:    First (appointed Feb. 3, 2012) Birthdate: April 27, 1972 in Beaumont, Texas Children:          Darian, Kynidee, Ava High School:    Kelly (Beaumont, Texas) HS College:       McNeese State, ’98; Master’s at McNeese, ‘01

PLAYING Experience 1990-93 McNeese State 1994-96 New Orleans Saints Coaching Experience 1997-2006 McNeese State (wide receivers, 1997-2005; offensive coordinator, 2006). 2007-11 Oakland Raiders (offensive quality control, 2007-08; tight ends, 2009-11) 2012 LSU (wide receivers)

Adam Henry Adam Henry, who spent the past five seasons on the coaching staff of the Oakland Raiders, enters his first season as LSU’s wide receivers coach after joining the staff in February. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Henry was a four-year letterwinner as a wide receiver at McNeese State from 1990-93 and later served on the Cowboys coaching staff for 10 years. Henry coached the wide receivers at McNeese State from 1997 to 2005 and then added assistant head coach and offensive coordinator duties in 2006. Henry is one of four LSU assistant coaches with NFL coaching experience, joining quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe, defensive line coach Brick Haley and special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. After 10 years at McNeese State, Henry joined the Raiders in 2007 as offensive quality control coach, a position he held for two seasons. Henry was elevated to tight ends coach in 2009 and he held that title for three years. During his three years as Oakland’s tight ends coach, Henry continued the development of Zach Miller, who became the first tight end in franchise history to lead the team in receiving for three straight years. Miller caught a career-best 66 passes for 805 yards in 2009 and a year later he earned a spot in the Pro Bowl for the first time. As the wide receivers coach at McNeese State, Henry produced the all-time leading receiver in school history in Jermaine Martin as well as the 2003 Southland Conference Player of the Year in B.J. Sams. As a player at McNeese State, Henry earned All-Southland Conference honors in 1993. He finished his collegiate career with 93 receptions for 1,690 yards and 16 touchdowns, all of which remain top 10 marks in school history. Following his career at McNeese State, Henry signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints in 1994 and he spent the preseason on the Saints roster in 1995 and 1996. He was on the Saints practice squad for the 1995 season. Henry graduated from McNeese State in 1998 and then followed with a Master’s degree in education in 2001. Henry has three children – Darian, Kynidee and Ava.

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Assistant Coaches Steve Kragthorpe Quarterbacks

Year at LSU: Second (appointed Jan. 20, 2011) Birthdate: April 28, 1965 in Missoula, Mont. Wife: Cynthia Children: Chris, Brad, and Nik College: West Texas State, ’88;  Oregon State, ’89 (Master’s in business administration)

Playing Experience 1983-84 Eastern New Mexico (quarterback) 1986-87 West Texas State (quarterback) Coaching Experience 1988-89 Oregon State (graduate assistant) 1990-93 Northern Arizona (quarterbacks, 1990; offensive quarterbacks, 1992-93) 1994-95 North Texas (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) 1996 Boston College (quarterbacks) 1997-2000 Texas A&M (offensive coordinator/wide receivers) 2001-02 Buffalo Bills (quarterbacks) 2003-06 Tulsa (head coach) 2007-09 Louisville (head coach) 2011- LSU (quarterbacks) Bowl Experience Year Bowl 1997 Cotton 1998 Sugar 1999 Alamo 2000 Independence 2003 Humanitarian 2005 Liberty 2006 Armed Forces 2012 BCS

Team Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Tulsa Tulsa LSU

Opponent UCLA Ohio State Penn State Mississippi State Georgia Tech Fresno State Utah Alabama

coordinator/

Steve and Cynthia Kragthorpe and sons Chris, Brad, and Nik. Results L, 29-23 L, 24-14 L, 24-0 L, 43-41 L, 52-10 W, 31-24 L, 25-13 L, 21-0

Steve Kragthorpe, who spent seven years as the head coach at Tulsa and Louisville, is in his second season as LSU’s quarterbacks coach. With a tremendous offensive mind, a keen eye for talent and the ability to help quarterbacks improve, Kragthorpe has already shown that he’s the perfect fit for the LSU staff. Kragthorpe joined the Tigers in January of 2011 and was originally tabbed as LSU’s offensive coordinator. However, Kragthorpe relinquished that role before the start of fall practice after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Kragthorpe remains as LSU’s quarterbacks coach and has stayed involved with the day-to-day operations of the offense with offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa. Kragthorpe’s impact of the Tiger offense was immediate as under his tutelage senior Jarrett Lee thrived during the first two months of the season, leading the Tigers to a 9-0 mark and the No. 1 national ranking by throwing for 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Upon his return from an early season suspension, senior Jordan Jefferson regained his starting quarterback duties and guided the Tigers to a 4-0 record over the final for games, leading LSU to a win over Georgia in the SEC title game and an appearance in the BCS National Championship contest. In 2011, LSU quarterbacks combined to throw for 21 touchdowns and only five interceptions all year as the Tigers ranked No. 2 in the SEC in pass efficiency with a 147.53 rating. In 2012, Kragthorpe now turns his attention to a trio of young and inexperienced quarterbacks, two of which have never taken a collegiate snap, in junior Zach Mettenberger, and redshirt freshmen Stephen Rivers and Jerrard Randall. Mettenberger goes into 2012 as the starter with Rivers and Randall battling for the backup role. Kragthorpe broke into the head coaching ranks in 2003 at Tulsa where he resurrected the Golden Hurricane program. Prior to his arrival in 2003, Tulsa had suffered through 11 straight seasons with a losing record. In his first year, Kragthorpe guided Tulsa to an 8-5 record and an appearance in the Humanitarian Bowl, which was the first post-season game for the Golden Hurricane since 1991. He was named WAC Coach of the Year in 2003, a season that saw Tulsa post the biggest turnaround in college football, going from 1-11 in 2002 to 8-5 in 2003. Kragthorpe was also a finalist for the Bear Bryant and Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Awards in 2003. Two years later in 2005, Kragthorpe led Tulsa to the Conference USA title with a 9-4 record and a 44-27 win over Central Florida in the C-USA Championship Game. Tulsa capped the 2005 season with a 31-24 victory over Fresno State in the Liberty Bowl, the first bowl victory for the Golden Hurricane since a 28-17 win over San Diego State in the 1991 Freedom Bowl. In his fourth and final season at Tulsa in 2006, the Golden Hurricane went 8-5 and earned a berth in the Armed Forces Bowl. In four years at Tulsa, Kragthorpe went 29-22 and became only the second coach in school history to lead the Golden Hurricane to three bowl games.

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Kragthorpe took over as head coach at Louisville in 2007, coaching the Cardinals for three years, going 15-21. In seven years as a collegiate head coach, Kragthorpe has a 44-43 overall mark. Prior to his head coaching duties at Tulsa, Kragthorpe coached quarterbacks for two years in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills. In his second season with the Bills, Kragthorpe helped Drew Bledsoe set a franchise record with 4,359 passing yards on his way to earning a spot in the Pro Bowl that year. Kragthorpe spent four years at Texas A&M from 1997-2000 where he served as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. During his four years with the Aggies, Texas A&M posted a 35-15 overall record, claimed the Big 12 title in 1998 and played in four bowl games, including the 1999 Sugar Bowl. Kragthorpe’s other coaching stops include one year as the quarterbacks coach at Boston College in 1996 where he tutored future NFL quarterback Matt Hasselback; two years as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Texas in 1994-95 where quarterback Mitch Maher set the single-season school record for passing yards and total offense; and four years at Northern Arizona where he coached quarterbacks for the first two years and then added offensive coordinator to his duties for the final two seasons. At Northern Arizona, he coached Jeff Lewis, who spent five years as a backup quarterback in the NFL. He got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant in 1988-89 where he served on his father’s staff at Oregon State. Kragthorpe’s dad, Dave, served as a head coach at the collegiate level for 10 years coaching at South Dakota State, Idaho State and Oregon State. He led Idaho State to the 1981 I-AA national title. As a player, Kragthorpe spent two years at Eastern New Mexico before transferring to West Texas State. As a senior at West Texas State in 1987, he started 11 games and threw for 1,980 yards and nine touchdowns. Kragthorpe graduated from West Texas State (now West Texas A&M) in 1988 and then added a Master’s degree in business administration from Oregon State in 1989. Kragthorpe, a native of Missoula, Mont., and his wife Cynthia, have three sons – Chris, Brad and Nik. Chris recently finished his playing career as an offensive lineman at Wheaton College in Oklahoma; Brad is a redshirt freshman quarterback at Idaho State; and Nik is the starting quarterback at University High School in Baton Rouge.

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Thomas McGaughey Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Asst. Year at LSU: Birthdate: Wife: Children: College:

Second (appointed March 10, 2011) May 8, 1973 at Chicago, Ill. Erika Thomas III, Taylor, Trenton University of Houston

Playing Experience 1991-95 University of Houston (defensive back) 1996 Philadelphia Eagles (safety) 1997 Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe) Coaching Experience 1998 Houston (graduate assistant) 1998-2001 Willowridge (Texas) High School (defensive backs, special teams) 2001 Kansas City Chiefs (minority intern) 2001 Houston Texans (pro scouting assistant) 2002 Scottish Claymores (defensive backs, special teams coordinator) 2002 Kansas City Chiefs (assistant special teams coordinator) 2003-04 Houston (special teams coordinator, 2003; special teams coordinator/ cornerbacks, 2004) 2005-06 Denver Broncos (assistant special teams coordinator) 2007-10 New York Giants (assistant special teams coordinator) 2011 LSU (special teams coordinator/defensive assistant) Bowl Experience Year Bowl 2003 Hawaii 2012 BCS

Team Houston LSU

Opponent Hawaii Alabama

Results L,54-48 L, 21-0

Thomas McGaughey, who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants and then helped LSU to the BCS national title game in 2011, enters his second season as the Tigers’ special teams coordinator in 2012. It didn’t take long for McGaughey’s impact to be felt as the Tigers consistently had one of the best all-around performances in special teams week after week in 2011. Redshirt freshman punter Brad Wing earned several first-team All-America honors after averaging 44.4 yards on 59 punts. Wing and the Tigers ranked fifth in the nation by allowing just 3.65 yards per punt return. The Tigers also led the SEC and ranked third in the country in net punting with a 41.15 average. First-time starter Drew Alleman converted on 16-of-18 field goals, including the game-winner in overtime against Alabama. A true freshman handled LSU’s kickoffs as James Hairston helped the Tigers allow 20.0 yards a kickoff return. LSU combined for three touchdown returns on special teams with Tyrann Mathieu accounting for two on punt returns and Morris Claiborne getting the other on a kickoff return. In all, LSU scored a total of four special teams touchdowns in 2011. McGaughey served as the assistant special teams coordinator with the New York Giants from 2007-10, during which time the franchise ranked among the most productive in the NFL. During his career, McGaughey has coached for eight years in the NFL, two years at the collegiate level and he spent one season in NFL-Europe. Most recently, McGaughey spent four years with the New York Giants, where he helped the franchise capture the Super Bowl in 2007 and win the NFC East crown in 2008. The Giants also had several individual special teams standouts during McGaughey’s four years with the franchise. In 2009, kicker Lawrence Tynes ranked fifth in the NFL with a career-best 126 points, while Domenik Hixon finished seventh in the league in punt returns with a 10.9 average. Hixon also set the Giants record with 1,291 kickoff return yards. During New York’s NFC East title season in 2008, the Giants had three special teams players - kicker John Carney, punter Jeff Feagles and long snapper Zak DeOssie – named to the NFC Pro Bowl team, while cover specialist Chase Blackburn was named a Pro Bowl alternate. Carney, who was signed just prior to the 2008 season, set a franchise record by connecting on 35-of-38 field goals for .921 percent. The 35 field goals tied the team mark, while the .921 percent stands at the franchise record. During the Giants’ Super Bowl season in 2007, the club excelled in special teams with Tynes connecting on 23-of-27 field goals, including the game-winner of 47-yards in an overtime victory over Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game. The Giants also ranked among the NFL leaders in kickoff returns with a 23.9-yard average and they rated fourth in the league in punt coverage, allowing only 173 yards for the entire season. McGaughey joined the Giants after two seasons as the Denver Broncos’ assistant special teams coach. In 2006, the Broncos held opposing punt returners to an average of 6.9 yards a return, the fifth-best figure in the NFL. The previous year, McGaughey worked with the Broncos special-teams that helped the club

Thomas and Erika McGaughey with children Thomas III, Trenton and Taylor. go 13-3 en route to capturing the AFC West title and advancing to the AFC Championship Game. McGaughey was the Kansas City Chiefs’ assistant special teams coach for the 2002 season. He broke into the NFL as a minority intern with the Chiefs during their 2001 training camp before working as a pro scouting assistant in an internship with the Houston Texans that year as the franchise prepared for its inaugural season. McGaughey spent two years (2003-04) working at his alma mater, the University of Houston, before joining the Broncos’ staff. He served as Houston’s special teams coordinator in 2003 and as special teams coordinator/cornerbacks coach in 2004. A safety in his playing days, McGaughey entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 1996. He competed in the training camps of the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles in 1996-97, respectively. He was on the Eagles’ practice squad late in the 1996 season and was a member of the Barcelona Dragons’ team that won NFL Europe’s World Bowl in 1997. McGaughey played for the Houston Cougars from 1991-95 and was special teams captain as a senior. He also lettered in track from 1991-93, competing in the 110-meter hurdles. McGaughey, 37, was born in Chicago and grew up in Houston. He and his wife, Erika, have three children.

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Corey Raymond Defensive Backs Year at LSU: Birthdate: High School: College:      

First (appointed Feb. 28, 2012) Sept. 28, 1969 in New Iberia, La. New Iberia (La.) High School LSU, ’92

Playing Experience 1988-91 LSU 1992-94 New York Giants 1995-97 Detroit Lions Coaching Experience 2003 New Iberia (La.) High School (defensive coordinator) 2004-05 Westgate (La.) High School (defensive coordinator) 2006-08 LSU (intern, 2006; assistant strength coach, 2007-08) 2009-10 Utah State (cornerbacks) 2011 Nebraska (secondary) 2012 LSU (defensive backs)

Corey Raymond

Bowl Experience As a player Season

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Team

Opponent

Results

1988

Hall of Fame

LSU

Syracuse

L, 23-10

LSU LSU LSU Nebraska

Notre Dame Ohio State Georgia Tech South Carolina

W, 41-14 W, 38-24 W, 38-3 L, 30-13

As a coach 2006 Sugar Bowl 2007 BCS National Championship 2008 Chick-fil-A 2011 Capital One

Former LSU standout Corey Raymond returned to Baton Rouge during the spring and will serve as the Tigers’ defensive backs coach in 2012. Raymond, a 1992 graduate of LSU, takes over a group of defensive backs that features three returning starters, including National Defensive Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy finalists Tyrann Mathieu. Raymond returns to LSU after spending the 2011 season as the secondary coach at Nebraska. In his one season with the Cornhuskers, Raymond coached a Nebraska secondary that featured the 2011 Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year in Alfonzo Dennard. Despite inheriting a group that lost four starters from the season before, including three NFL Draft picks, Raymond’s secondary helped Nebraska rank No. 18 in the nation in pass defense in 2011. Prior to his one-year stint in Lincoln, Raymond served as the cornerbacks coach for two seasons at Utah State. Raymond’s top pupil at Utah State was that of Curtis Marsh, who earned All-WAC honors and later went on to become a thirdround pick in the NFL draft. Raymond served on Miles’ LSU staff for three years from 2006-08 before taking the job at Utah State. Raymond was a defensive intern for the Tigers in 2006 and then served as an assistant strength coach in 2007 and 2008. During his three years on the LSU staff, Raymond was part of two BCS bowl victories, including a 38-24 win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship. LSU’s defense ranked No. 3 nationally in both 2006 and 2007 as the Tigers combined to post a 23-4 record during that span. Prior to joining the LSU staff in 2006, Raymond coached at the high school level for three years in his hometown of New Iberia. Raymond was the defensive coordinator at New Iberia High School in 2003 and then held the same position at Westgate High School in 2004-05. Raymond was a three-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers from 198991. He capped his LSU career with 185 tackles and eight interceptions. Following his career with the Tigers, Raymond spent six seasons in the NFL – three with the Giants and three with the Lions. In 90 games in the NFL, Raymond started 60 times and intercepted 11 passes to go with 258 tackles. Raymond earned his undergraduate degree from LSU in 1992.

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Greg Studrawa

Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Year at LSU: Sixth (appointed Jan. 20, 2007) Birthdate: Nov. 3, 1964, in Fostoria, Ohio Wife: Cindy Children: Samantha, Katelin, Allison High School: Wendelin (Ohio) High School College: Bowling Green, ‘87

Greg and Cindy Studrawa and daughters Samantha, Katelin, and Allison.

Playing Experience 1984-87 Bowling Green (offensive tackle) Coaching Experience 1989-90 Cincinnati (assistant offensive line) 1991-96 Wilmington (offensive coordinator) 1997 Ohio State (graduate assistant – offense) 1998-2000 Arkansas State (offensive line) 2001-06 Bowling Green (offensive line, 2001-02; offensive coordinator/offensive line, 2003-05; assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, 2006) 2007-11 LSU (offensive line) 2011- LSU (offensive line, 2007-12; offensive coordinator, 2011-12) Bowl Experience Year Bowl 1998 Sugar 2003 Motor City 2004 GMAC 2008 BCS Natl. Champ. 2008 Chick-fil-A 2010 Capital One 2011 Cotton 2012 BCS

Team Ohio State Bowling Green Bowling Green LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU

Opponent Florida State Northwestern Memphis Ohio State Georgia Tech Penn State Texas A&M Alabama

Results L, 31-14 W, 28-24 W, 52-35 W, 38-24 W, 38-3 L, 19-17 W, 41-24 L, 21-0

The longest-tenured assistant on the LSU staff, Greg Studrawa is in his sixth year with the Tigers and the second as offensive coordinator after being elevated to that position prior to the start of fall camp in August of 2011. Studrawa, who also coaches the offensive line, took over for Steve Kragthorpe after he was diagnosed with Parkinson ’s disease in the summer of 2011. The transition between Kragthorpe and Studrawa appeared to be seamless as the Tigers used a powerful running game combined with an accurate passing attack to win 13 games while averaging 35.7 points a year ago. Studrawa’s first year as LSU’s offensive coordinator was a huge success as the Tigers scored a school-record 40 or more points nine times, winning 12 of their 13 games by double-figures. Offensively, the Tigers used its running game to set the tone for everything they did as LSU is averaged 202 yards a contest on the ground. Four running backs accounted for seven or more rushing TDs – a first in school history – while four different players took their turn leading the team in rushing in games in 2011. For the first time since 1997, LSU had three running backs with over 500 yards to their credit, led by Michael Ford’s 756 yards. LSU tied a school-record with 35 rushing TDs in 2011. LSU added to its legacy of producing outstanding offensive linemen in 2011 as senior guard Will Blackwell earned first-team All-America honors. Blackwell was joined on the first team All-SEC unit by junior tackle Alex Hurst. In five years under Studrawa, LSU has produced six All-SEC performers as well as two first-team All-Americans (Herman Johnson in 2008) and a second-team All-America (Ciron Black in 2009) on the offensive line. Black, who started a schoolrecord 53 straight games for the Tigers, was awarded the prestigious Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2009, which goes to the top offensive lineman in the SEC. In 2010, Joseph Barksdale added his name to the list of standout offensive linemen for the Tigers, earning second team All-SEC honors before being selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. Barksdale led a 2010 Tiger line that saw six different players start at right guard and right tackle due to injuries as the Tigers used four different lineups over the last five games of the season. With nine different players starting at least one game on the line in 2010, LSU still managed to rank fourth in the SEC in rushing yards (185.7) and fifth in the league in sacks allowed (24). In his five years with the Tigers, Studrawa’s line has paved the way for three 1,000-yard backs – Jacob Hester in 2007, Charles Scott in 2008 and Stevan Ridley in 2010. LSU is also 51-7 in Studrawa’s five years when rushing for at least 100 yards in a game. In 2008, LSU used the same starting line for each of the Tigers 13 games as the unit helped contribute to a squad that averaged 30.9 points and 368.1 yards per game. In his first year with the Tigers in 2007, Studrawa helped mold the Tiger offensive line into one of the most consistent in the SEC as LSU went on to capture both the national and league titles that year Featuring a pair of first time starters at right guard (Lyle Hitt) and right tackle (Carnell Stewart), LSU averaged nearly 440 yards of offense per game, including 214.1 yards a game on the ground. As a unit,

the Tiger offense set a total of 10 school records in 2007, including total points and total yards. Prior to joining LSU, Studrawa held the position of offensive coordinator at Bowling Green from 2003-06, overseeing some of the top offenses at both the national and Mid-America Conference level during that time. He was also the assistant head coach for the Falcons during the 2006 season. In his four years as the offensive coordinator, Bowling Green played in two bowl games – beating Northwestern, 28-24, in the 2003 Motor City Bowl and defeating Memphis, 52-35, in the 2004 GMAC Bowl - and posted a combined record of 30-19. Studrawa also helped lead the Falcons to two of the biggest wins in school history as they beat 16th-ranked Purdue, 27-26, in 2003 and followed that with a 34-18 victory over 12th-ranked Northern Illinois later that year. In 2005, Studrawa led a Bowling Green offense that ranked second in the MAC in both passing (283.9) and scoring (33.8) and was third in the league in pass efficiency (142.4). In 2004, BGSU finished second nationally in total offense with a MAC record 506.3 yards per game. The Falcons were also third in the nation in passing (338.3) and turnover margin (1.25) and fourth in scoring with a MAC record 44.3 points per game. In 2004, the Falcons had four games of scoring at least 50 points as they averaged 49.4 points over their final nine games of the season. The 2004 season saw the Falcons go 9-3 overall, which included the 52-35 victory over Memphis in the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Individually, quarterback Omar Jacobs was named the 2004 MAC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the nation in TD passes with a league record 41. Jacobs was second in the nation in passing yards per game as well as total offense. In addition, his 41 TD-to-4 interception passing ratio set an NCAA record. Jacobs went on to become a fifth round NFL Draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. Studrawa also guided an offensive line that allowed a league-low 11 sacks in 2004 as three members of that interior line were named All-MAC, including left tackle Rob Warren, center Scott Mruczkowski and left guard Kory Lichtensteiger. Mruczkowski was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers where he is currently a starter on the offensive line. In his first year as Bowling Green’s offensive coordinator, Studrawa guided the Falcon offense to a No. 3 national ranking in total offense. The Falcons were also ranked 11th nationally in passing, 14th in pass efficiency and No. 18 in rushing. The 2003 Bowling Green offense broke a total of 10 school records during the season – six team and four individual – on its way to an 11-3 overall mark, which was capped with a 28-24 win over Big Ten member Northwestern in the Motor City Bowl. Studrawa served as the offensive line coach at Bowling Green in 2001 and 2002 before being elevated to the offensive coordinator position in 2003. Prior to his return to Bowling Green, he spent three years as the offensive line coach at Arkansas State. Other coaching stops for Studrawa include serving as an offensive line coach at Cincinnati in 1989 and 1990 as well as holding offensive coordinator duties at Wilmington (Ohio) College from 1991-96. He followed that with a one year stint as a graduate assistant at Ohio State in 1997. As a player, Studrawa was a two-year starter at left tackle for Bowling Green in 1986 and 1987. Studrawa was named the recipient of Bowling Green’s Coaches Award following the 1987 season for his outstanding attitude toward Falcon football. Studrawa is a 1987 graduate of Bowling Green. A native of Fostoria, Ohio, he is a graduate of St. Wendelin High School where he was a first-team All-Ohio selection as a senior. Born on Nov. 3, 1964, Studrawa and his wife Cindy have three daughters – Samantha, Katelin, and Allison.

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Frank Wilson

Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator Year at LSU: Birthdate: Wife: Children: High School: College:

Third (appointed Dec. 7, 2009) Nov. 5, 1973 in New Orleans Tiffany Alaina, Sa’bree, and Frank IV St. Augustine High School Nicholls State, ‘97 Southern Univ. -New Orleans, ‘02

Playing Experience 1992 Geneva (Pa.) University (running back) 1993-95 Nicholls State (running back/defensive back) Coaching Experience 1996 Nicholls State (student assistant) 1997-99 Karr High School (assistant coach) 2000-03 O.P. Walker High School (head coach) 2005-07 Ole Miss (running backs/special teams) 2008 Southern Miss (running backs/recruiting coordinator) 2009 Tennessee (wide receivers) 2010- LSU (running backs/recruiting coordinator)

Frank and Tiffany Wilson with daughters Alaina and Sa’bree and son Frank IV.

Bowl Experience Year

Bowl

Team

Opponent

Results

2008 2011 2012

New Orleans Cotton BCS

Southern Miss LSU LSU

Troy Texas A&M Alabama

W, 30-27 W, 41-24 L, 21-0

Frank Wilson, widely considered one of the top recruiters in college football, enters his third season as LSU’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator in 2012. In three years as LSU’s recruiting coordinator, Wilson has engineered LSU signing classes that have ranked among the top 10 in the nation twice including a sixth-rated class in 2011. Wilson was named Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com for his efforts in helping LSU land a top 10 class in February of 2011. On the field, Wilson, despite not having a senior as a primary ball carrier in either of his two years on the staff, the Tiger running game has thrived behind the play of young players. In 2011, LSU’s backfield consisted of three sophomores and a true freshman as the Tigers averaged 202 rushing yards and tied a school record with 35 rushing touchdowns. Michael Ford led the group with 756 yards and seven TDs, followed by Spencer Ware with 707 yards and eight scores. For the first time in school history, LSU’s backfield featured four running backs who each accounted for at least seven rushing TDs (Ware and Kenny Hilliard with 8, Ford and Alfred Blue with 7). Also, for the first time since 1997, LSU had three running backs go over the 500-yard mark in the same season (Ford, 756, Ware 707, Blue 539). LSU had four different running backs lead the team in rushing in 2011. In 2010, junior Stevan Ridley, in his first season as a starter, rushed for 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns on his way to earning first team All-SEC honors. Ridley, who opted to forgo his senior season, went on to be drafted in the third round by the New England Patriots. Ridley was backed up by a trio of freshmen, including Ford (244 yards, 3 TDs) and Ware, who rushed for 102 yards in the Cotton Bowl win over Texas A&M. Wilson, a native of New Orleans, joined the LSU staff after spending the 2009 season at Tennessee, where he coached wide receivers. Prior to joining the Tennessee staff, Wilson spent the 2008 season at Southern Mississippi as running back coach and recruiting coordinator. He also served as running backs coach and special teams assistant at Ole Miss from 2005-07. In his second year with the Rebels, Wilson’s primary pupil, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, finished third in the SEC in rushing at 83.2 yards per game. Green-Ellis was named All-SEC first team by Associated Press. Under Wilson’s tutelage, Green-Ellis finished the season with 1,000 yards, fourth on the Ole Miss season charts, and has since become a 1,000-yard rusher in the NFL with the Patriots. Wilson joined the Ole Miss staff after serving one year as Director of Athletics for the New Orleans Public School System. He served 3½ seasons as head football coach and offensive coordinator at O. Perry Walker High School in that city prior to his stint as director of athletics. While at O. Perry Walker, Wilson led the Chargers to the 2002 Class 4A state finals and to District 10-4A championships in 2001 and 2002. He was honored by the NFL as the 2002 Coach of the Year for the state of Louisiana and was voted by his peers as the Louisiana Class 4A Coach of the Year. Wilson also was a 2002 Nike National Coach of the Year finalist. Wilson coached the Orleans Parish All-Star team against the Jefferson Parrish All-Star team in 2002, leading his group of players to the win in the Louisiana Superdome. He also was honored as 2001 state metro area and district coach of the year. During his three-year at O. Perry Walker, Wilson helped guide 22 players to Division I scholarships, including 11 in 2002 to rank as the nation’s largest class of

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Division I signees by any one high school. Wilson spent three years as an assistant coach at Edna Karr High School, also in New Orleans, from 1997-2000. He served as offensive coordinator at Edna Karr during the 1999 season in which the team reached the Class 3A state finals and the offense recorded the best statistical season in the program’s history. Wilson got his start in coaching as a student assistant at his alma mater, Nicholls State University, working with the running backs while he finished his degree. While at Nicholls State, Wilson helped coach the first 1,000-yard rusher in school history and was part of the biggest turnaround in NCAA history for the Colonels, who improved from 0-10 in 1995 to 8-2 in 1996. A three-year letterman on the football team at Nicholls State, Wilson earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a running back his sophomore year. He was also named preseason all-conference as a defensive back his junior year and as a running back his senior year. Wilson attended Geneva University in Beaver Falls, Pa., his freshman season, earning conference Freshman of the Year honors as a tailback and kick returner. He also earned first team all-conference honors and was an NAIA Division II All-America honorable mention. Wilson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in general education from Nicholls State in 1997. He then went on to earn a certificate of education in biology from Southern University in New Orleans in 2002. Wilson and his wife, Tiffany, have three children: Alaina, Sa’bree and Frank IV.

Support Staff Dr. Sam Nader

Sharon Lewis

Assistant AD/Football Recruiting and Alumni Relations

Assistant AD/Football Operations A long-time member of the LSU football staff, Sam Nader is in his 12th season as Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations after being promoted to the position during the summer of 2000. Nader is in his 38th season overall with the LSU football program. Nader is responsible for overseeing all of the dayto-day administrative duties for the LSU football team. Nader joined the LSU staff as a graduate assistant in 1975 and was hired by head coach Charles McClendon as a full-time assistant coach in 1977. He was named recruiting coordinator in 1980 and served in that role through the 1993 season. When the NCAA eliminated the recruiting coordinator’s position, Nader assumed the position of administrative assistant for football operations in 1994 and remained in that role, handling a myriad of responsibilities for the LSU football program, until his promotion to assistant athletic director in 2000. Nader was a quarterback for the Auburn Tigers from 1963-67. From 1968-69, he served as assistant coach at Jordan High School in Columbus, Ga., and was promoted to head coach and athletics director in 1970. He served in that capacity until 1974. In his role as recruiting coordinator, Nader spearheaded the recruiting efforts of 32 players who developed into first-team All-SEC players, plus seven who became All-Americans. Nader is married to the former Ann Gardner of Montgomery, Ala., and they have three children, Breaux, Lauren and John Ryan, and five granddaughters, Brooks Claire, Mary Holland, Grace Ann, and Sarah Jane, who are the daughters of Breaux and his wife Holland.

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Sharon Lewis, a former member of LSU’s national championship women’s track and field program, enters her 11th year with the LSU football program in 2012. Lewis was promoted to assistant athletic director with oversight of football recruiting and alumni relations during the spring of 2007. Lewis’s role within the football department is to provide administrative support for the recruitment of potential student-athletes. Lewis also coordinates official and unofficial recruiting visits to campus as well as overseeing all special events associated with recruiting. Lewis took on additional responsibilities of alumni relations in 2007. Lewis began her career in athletics working for Career Sports International where she coordinated client recruiting efforts and help the clients implement personal development plans. She also spent four years at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio Texas as the Sponsorship Coordinator, assisting in fulfilling the sponsorship agreements and also had event management duties. She was also administrative assistant to the Executive Director. Prior to coming on board with the LSU football staff, Lewis was district coach of the year as head track and field coach for Istrouma High in Baton Rouge. A native of San Antonio Texas, Sharon earned her Bachelor degree from LSU in 1991 and then followed that with a Master’s degree from Southern University in 2003. She has a son, Sean.

Dr. Sam and Ann Nader with children Breaux, Holland, Lauren and John Ryan, and granddaughters, Brooks Claire, Mary Holland, Grace Ann, Sarah Jane and Alyssa.

Sharon Lewis and her son, Sean.

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Jeff Grigus

Bo Hardegree

Chris Kragthorpe

Ya’el Lofton

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Coordinator of Defensive Operations

Assistant Equipment Manager

Administrative Intern

Graduate Assistant

Coordinator of Football Operations

August Mangin

Melissa Moore

Gordon Steele

Kevin Steele

Alvin Slaughter

Lois Stuckey

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Assistant Strength Coach

Graduate Assistant

Administrative Intern

Administrative Intern

Administrative Coordinator

Shawn Terlecky

Aaron Vice

Emily Villere

Justin Vincent

Administrative Intern

Graduate Assistant

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Support Staff Doug Aucoin Videography Director

Doug Aucoin enters his 16th season as LSU’s video coordinator. During that time he has developed LSU’s football video department into the one of the finest in the nation. Aucoin was recently honored as the 2011 SEC Video Coordinator of the Year by his peers, the fourth time that he’s earned the award. Aucoin was also named the 2010 Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year by the Collegiate Sports Video Association. The award, which is voted on by other video coordinators in the profession, is presented to the individual who possesses the qualities and attributes of the late Bob Matey, the former video coordinator at Texas A&M. Aucoin, who joined the Tigers in 1997 after a stint with Tulane, is responsible for analytical support of computer and video technologies including the taping of games and practices, opponent video exchange, selfscout and opponent breakdowns, and tape cut-ups used as a teaching tool. Aucoin also manages the computer network that the football coaches use for statistical analysis as well as self-scouting and the scouting of opponents. Another of Aucoin’s responsibilities is the production of a weekly highlight and motivational video for the football team. Aucoin oversees a staff of eight people, which includes one full-time assistant, one graduate assistant and six student assistants. Prior to working for Tulane, Aucoin was employed by the New Orleans Saints as an assistant to his brother, Albert, who was video director for the Saints. Their father, Erby, is a member of the Saints Hall of Fame for his pioneering analytical film work in the early years of the National Football League. A native of New Orleans, Aucoin graduated from Riverdale High School and the University of New Orleans, earning his degree in business administration in 1995. In the summer of 1998, Aucoin married the former Angela Bordelon and the couple has three children, Ryan, Shane and Chanler.

Charles Baglio

Director of External Football Relations Charles Baglio, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Louisiana over the last 20 years of his coaching career, enters his 10th season with the LSU athletics department as the director of external relations for the Tiger football team. Baglio came to LSU in 2002 after coaching at Independence High School for 34 years, 22 of which as head coach. While at Independence, Baglio posted a head coaching record of 205-69. He won nine district titles and led his team to the state championship game twice. Baglio also had numerous players go on to play collegiate football, including former Tiger running back LaBrandon Toefield, who spent several seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers. Baglio, who goes by the nickname of “Coach Bags”, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1967 with a degree in health and physical education and followed that with a master’s degree from SLU in 1973 in supervision and administration. Baglio, an avid golfer who regularly shoots in the 70s, is a native of Independence, La.

Andy Barker

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer Andy Barker enters his 17th season as senior associate athletic trainer at LSU. Barker came to Baton Rouge following a six-year stint at Florida State. Since coming to LSU, Barker has been an integral part of designing and implementing a state-of-the-art computer tracking program that assists the staff in following the progress and rehabilitation of injuries. The program produces daily injury reports for a variety of sports and it also tracks and monitors purchasing and inventory as well as tracking insurance and medical bill payments. In April 2000, Barker received the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association “Backbone” Award, which recognizes the top collegiate assistant athletic trainer from the seven states included in the Southeastern district of the National Athletic Trainers Association. A 1988 graduate of Clemson University, Barker became a graduate assistant trainer at Florida State in 1988. After two years as a graduate assistant, Barker was named an assistant athletic trainer at FSU in 1990 and served in that position until coming to LSU in August 1996. While at Florida State, Barker worked seven bowl games and served as host trainer for the 1995 NCAA Regional basketball tournament, seven NCAA regional baseball tournaments and the Junior Pan-American Games in 1990. Barker, a native of Clemson, S.C., enjoys playing golf in his spare time. He’s married to the former Andrea Conerly.

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George Branigan Associate Equipment Manager

George Branigan begins his seventh year as a full-time member of the LSU equipment staff, where he serves as the head manager for baseball and softball, and assists with the nationally-ranked football team. Prior to his full-time post, Branigan spent six months helping family members rebuild their personal businesses devastated during Hurricane Katrina. While attending LSU, Branigan spent five years as a student equipment manager, working with the baseball team during his entire tenure and the football team during the 2002-03 season. A native of Kenner, La., Branigan prepped at Brother Martin High School before earning his degree in general studies from LSU in May 2005. He is a member of the American Equipment Managers Association and the SEC Equipment Managers Association.

Dean Dingman

Assistant Director of Football Operations Dean Dingman, a former All-America offensive lineman at Michigan, enters his first year as assistant director of football operations at LSU in 2012 after being elevated to the position in June. Dingman joined the LSU staff in July of 2011 as an intern in the weight room. In his new role, Dingman will work with Dr. Sam Nader on the day-to-day football operations, with emphasis on player development, academics while also serving as the NFL liaison for the Tigers. A 1992 graduate of Michigan in sports management and communications, Dingman was a four-year starter at offensive guard for the Wolverines from 1987-90. During that span, Michigan won three Big 10 titles, playing in the Rose Bowl twice and the Gator Bowl one time. Dingman twice earned All-Big 10 honors and was named to the America Football Coaches Association and Sporting News All-America teams in 1990. Dingman was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He spent the 1991 season on Pittsburgh’s injured reserve list.

Brian Johnson

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Brian Johnson, a member of LSU’s 2003 national championship team, returned to his alma mater this summer as assistant strength and conditioning coach under Tommy Moffitt. Johnson, a 2006 graduate of LSU, spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as an assistant strength coach at Florida State before taking over as the head strength coach at Akron in March of 2012. Prior to entering the strength and conditioning profession, Johnson spent three years in the NFL playing for Arizona, Tampa Bay and Baltimore. As a player for the Tigers, Johnson started 26 games on the offensive line during his LSU career. A fouryear letterwinner for the Tigers, Johnson helped LSU to a 44-8 record during his career.

Jack Marucci

Director of Athletic Training Jack Marucci enters his 17th season as director of athletic training at LSU. Since joining the Tigers, Marucci’s leadership and vision has moved LSU to the forefront of athletic training at the collegiate level. As director of athletic training, Marucci oversees the athletic training operation for all 20 varsity sports, which includes supervising a staff of six full-time trainers and 10 graduate assistants. An experienced trainer with a strong background in collegiate athletics, Marucci helped design the Broussard Center for Athletic Training at Tiger Stadium as well as the one located in the Football Operations Building, which the football team operates out of on a daily basis. Marucci served as an assistant athletic trainer at Florida State from 1988-96, a stint that included eight bowl trips with the Seminoles. While in Tallahassee, he also served as the host trainer for two NCAA regional baseball tournaments. Marucci graduated from West Virginia in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and then gained his master’s from Alabama in 1988, serving as a graduate assistant trainer for the Crimson Tide from 1986-88. He also worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987 and the Cleveland Browns in 1985. Off the field, Marucci has mastered the art of crafting wooden baseball bats and founded his own company, the Marucci Bat Company. The bat company, which originally started with a workshop in his backyard, now has hundreds of Major Leaguers swinging its bats, including Albert Pujols and the 2006 NL MVP and home run champion Ryan Howard. Marucci’s bats, which now include a line of aluminum bats, are the fastest-growing bat in baseball. The Marucci Bat Company has also been represented in both the Major League All-Star Game and the World Series in recent years with numerous Major Leaguers swinging the Marucci Bat. Marucci is married to the former Leah Gaines and they have a son, Gino, and a daughter, Sarah.

Support Staff Brad Mendow

Assistant Video Coordinator Brad Mendow enters his eighth year as LSU’s assistant video coordinator. Prior to his appointment as a full-time employee, the Covington, La., native spent five years as a student worker with the LSU video staff. Mendow assists videographer director Doug Aucoin with the day-to-day video operations and the maintenance of the coaching staff’s computer network for the LSU’s football program. He also serves as the SEC’s Instant Replay Technician for all of LSU’s home football games. A 2004 LSU graduate with a degree in business administration, Mendow has four brothers who worked as equipment managers or videographers for the LSU football team.

Tommy Moffitt

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Considered by many in college football to be one of the nation’s premier strength and conditioning coaches, Tommy Moffitt enters his 13th season at LSU after coming to the Tiger staff from the University of Miami. In 12 years with the Tigers from 2000-10, Moffitt help strength train and condition an LSU football team that won 123 games during the 12-year period. It was Moffitt’s offseason program that helped pave the way to national titles in 2003 and 2007 for the Tigers. Moffitt was named the 2003 College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by America Football Monthly. Moffitt has been part of national championship football teams at LSU (twice), Miami and Tennessee. Moffitt was appointed LSU’s Strength and Conditioning Coordinator on Jan. 10, 2000. In February 2000, Moffitt was named the 1999 Collegiate Football Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society. In 12 years with the Tigers, Moffitt has developed LSU into one of the most durable teams around by combining a program that focuses on both strength and speed. Moffitt has also incorporated yoga and karate routines in the Tigers’ offseason program, which increases the player’s flexibility, while forcing the team to stay focused for a lengthy period of time. Moffitt served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Miami for two years, helping head coach Butch Davis rebuild the Hurricane program. While at Miami, Moffitt was named the 1998 Big East Strength Coach of the Year. Moffitt went to Miami after four seasons, 1994-97, as associate head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee. A 1986 graduate of Tennessee Tech, Moffitt started his career as an assistant football coach at John Curtis High School in River Ridge, La., from 1987-94, earning the 1992 National High School Strength Coach of the Year award given by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society. Born in Springfield, Tenn., Moffitt is married to the former Jill Beron and they have three children, Clay, Aaron and Brady.

Sherman Morris Director of Player Personnel

Sherman Morris enters his sixth season at LSU, serving as the director of player personnel for the Tigers. The south Florida native joined LSU in 2007 after serving as the assistant athletic director and assistant head football coach at Glades Central High School. Morris served as Glades Central’s run game and special teams coordinator and he helped his team to the 2006 Florida 3A State Championship as well as a regional title in 2005. Morris began his coaching career in 2000 as the offensive line coach at Deerfield Beach High School. During his tenure at Deerfield Beach, the team won three district titles, one regional championship and reached the semifinals in the 6A state playoffs. He is a former member of LSU’s men track and field program and winner of the 1991 SEC Championship in the 55 meters hurdles. Morris was a member of the 1991 All-SEC team. Morris has earned a bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies and a master’s degree in Business Administration.   He is married to the former Erica Streit from Saint George’s, Grenada West Indies. The couple has four children - Cree, Kya, Nailah and Romel.

STAFF

Shelly Mullenix

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer Shelly Mullenix begins her 16th year as part of the LSU Athletic Training staff in 2012. As LSU’s senior associate athletic trainer and Director of Wellness, Mullenix plays a key role in providing the athletic training needs of the football team on a day-to-day basis. In addition to Mullenix’s role as an athletic trainer with the football program, she plays an integral role in the education and development of mental health and nutritional programs for all LSU sports as well. Serving as the Director of Wellness, Mullenix works collaboratively with LSU’s staff sports psychologist as well as its registered dietitian, to provide a well-rounded approach to the student athlete’s health and well-being. Her integrated approach to assisting the “whole” athlete allows her to identify needs and better assist in the coordination of services for the student-athlete. Nutritional education and wellness information is given in a team format as well as through one-on-one individualized counseling.   Administratively, she is responsible for the recruitment of student athletic trainers and the on-going development of the athletic training curriculum program. Mullenix joined the LSU athletic training staff in January 1997, coming to Baton Rouge from Florida State University, where she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 1992-93. She was promoted to assistant athletic trainer at FSU in 1993 and served in that capacity until December 1996. She is married to Matthew Mullenix and has two children, Maggie and Briana.

Greg Stringfellow Equipment Manager

Greg Stringfellow enters his ninth season as LSU’s equipment manager after being elevated to the position in the spring of 2004. Stringfellow served as the interim equipment manager during LSU’s National Championship season in 2003, stepping in for longtime equipment manager Jeff Boss, who passed away in the fall of 2003 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Stringfellow, one of the many equipment managers who learned the trade under Boss, enters his 15th season overall with the Tigers. He previously served as a student assistant in the LSU equipment room for five years. As a member of the equipment staff, Stringfellow is responsible for the ordering and maintaining of equipment and facilities for the LSU football team as well as LSU’s 19 other sports. Stringfellow lettered two years in football at McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Ala., before coming to LSU, where he earned a degree in construction management in 1997. An avid golfer, Stringfellow is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and annually works the Senior Bowl in Mobile. He is married to the former Ashley Mitnick, a former LSU soccer standout. The couple has four children, Sarah Elizabeth, Lily Grace, Harper and Blakely.

Ferrell Shillings Assistant Equipment Manager

Ferrell Shillings is now in his 21st season on the LSU equipment staff after joining the Tigers in 1991. A native of St. Amant, La., Shillings oversees the LSU athletics central receiving department. He is also responsible for the daily delivery of overnight packages within the athletics department, while also working closely with the Tiger football team. Shillings lettered four years in football, four years in basketball and once in baseball at St. Amant High. He worked for 33 years as a supervisor at South Central Bell Telephone in Baton Rouge before he turned his attention to the field of athletic equipment. Shillings is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and the SEC Equipment Managers Association. He is also a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers.

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2011 Season Review

LSU Goes 13-0 During Regular Season To Claim 2011 SEC Title LSU posted the first 13-0 regular season record in school history in 2011 as the Tigers claimed the league crown last year with 8-0 SEC record followed by a 42-10 win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. LSU advanced to the BCS National Championship Game for the third time in school history, dropping a 21-0 decision to Alabama in New Orleans. Still the 13-1 mark ties the 2003 squad for the best record in school history and the Tigers finished the year ranked No. 2 in the nation in both major polls – AP and USA Today Coaches. The following is a look at some of the highlights achieved during LSU’s historic run to a 13-0 regular season in 2011: • Won 12 of 13 games by double-figures – most in school history in a season • Won eight games vs. Top 25 teams – most in school history in a season • Spent 11 straight weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation – longest streak in school history • Was ranked No. 1 in the BCS Standings for all eight polls in 2011, the first time a team has gone from start to finish in the BCS since Ohio State in 2006. • Five players earned First Team All-America honors – most in school history in a season • Allowed only 67 points in eight regular season SEC games, the fewest by the Tigers in conference play since allowing 25 points in 1962. • Scored 40 points in nine games – most in school history in a season

Miles Claims Several National Coach of the Year Honors Les Miles, in leading LSU to a 13-0 overall mark and a berth in the national championship game, earned National Coach of the Year honors from the Associated Press, Home Depot, Liberty Mutual and the Walter Camp Foundation in 2011. Miles also claimed SEC Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Tigers to their most successful regular season in school history.

Mathieu Wins Bednarik Award As Nation’s Top Defender; Finishes Fifth In Heisman Sophomore Tyrann Mathieu became the second straight LSU player to claim the Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defender as awarded by the Maxwell Football Club. Mathieu led the Tigers in tackles with 76 to go with six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and seven pass breakups. He also scored four touchdowns for the Tigers – two coming on fumble returns and two on punt returns. Mathieu joins Patrick Peterson in 2010 as the two Bednarik Award winners for LSU. Mathieu finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting and he was third in the AP National Player of the Year poll.

Claiborne Claims Thorpe Award As Nation’s Top Defensive Back LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne won the Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in college football, marking the second straight year that a Tiger has claimed the honor. Last year,

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Patrick Peterson became LSU’s first Thorpe Award winner. In 2011, Claiborne led the Tigers with six interceptions. His 173 interception return yardage led the nation.

Record Five Tigers Earn FirstTeam All-America Honors A single-season school record five LSU players earned first team All-America honors in 2011. Defenders Tyrann Mathieu and Morris Claiborne were both consensus All-Americans for the Tigers, while defensive end Sam Montgomery was named to the Football Writers team, punter Brad Wing to the AP, SI.com, Sporting News and CBSSports.com team and offensive guard Will Blackwell to the Sporting News and Yahoo Sports team.

LSU joined an elite group of teams with a 13-0 record following its win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. Only five teams in the history of the SEC have ever reached the 13-0 mark. Alabama and Auburn have both done it twice and Tennessee has done it one time. Alabama went 14-0 in 2009 and 13-0 in 1992; Auburn went 14-0 in 2010 and 13-0 in 2004; Tennessee went 13-0 in 1998.

LSU Had Four Running Backs With At Least 7 Rushing TDs – A First In School History For the first time in school history, LSU had four running backs who accounted for at least seven rushing TDs in 2011. Spencer Ware and Kenny Hilliard led the group with eight rushing TDs, followed by Michael Ford and Alfred Blue with seven. As a unit, LSU tied the school-record with 35 rushing TDs in 2011.

LSU Went 8-0 In League Play For First Time Ever LSU’s 8-0 SEC record marks the only time in school history that the Tigers have won eight league games in a season. As a matter of fact, prior to this year, LSU had never gone 7-0 in SEC play. Prior to this year, LSU’s best SEC start came in 1961 when the Tigers went 6-0 in conference play. LSU also went 6-0 in league action in 1936 and 1958. LSU has won seven SEC games during the regular season twice as they went 7-1 in both 2003 and 2005.

LSU Runs Nation’s Longest NonConference Regular-Season Winning Streak To 37 Straight LSU ran the nation’s longest non-conference regular season winning streak to 37 in a row after beating Western Kentucky, 42-9, on Nov. 12. The Tigers haven’t lost a non-conference regular-season game since falling to Virginia Tech, 26-8, in the 2002 season opener in Blacksburg, Va. Wisconsin is second on the list with 31 straight non-conference regularseason wins. Les Miles has accounted for 27 of the 37 wins during the streak. The 37-game non-conference regular season win streak is the second-longest such winning streak in the FBS era (since 1978) and is just two wins shy of tying Kansas State from 1993-2003 for the longest streak (39). The West Virginia win marked the sixth ranked team LSU has defeated during the streak. Kansas State defeated just one ranked team during its run, and Miami defeated 12 teams ranked in the AP poll during its streak.

More On Les Miles’ List of Achievements In seven years with LSU, head coach Les Miles has put together quite a list of achievements in his 92 games with the Tigers. The following is a look at some of Miles’ highlights during his seven seasons with the Tigers: • Fastest coach in LSU history to 10 wins (11 games), 20 wins (24 games), 30 wins (35 games), 40 wins (48 games), 50 wins (63 games), 60 wins (76 games), and 70 wins (87 games) in school history. • Led LSU to only 12-0 and 13-0 records in school history in 2011 • Led LSU to first 11-0 start since 1958 in 2011 • Led LSU to 10-1 start three times in a 6-year span from 2005-10 (‘05, ’07, ’10) • Only coach in LSU history to beat Auburn, Florida and Alabama in same season - and he’s done it three times (2005, ’07, ‘11) • Only coach in LSU history to beat Florida and Tennessee in the regular season during the same year, doing it twice (2010, ’11). • Only first-year coach in SEC history to lead team to league’s title game (2005) • Has 13 wins over coaches who have won national titles, including two in 2011 (Saban and Chizik) • Coached LSU to 10-plus wins in three straight seasons - a first at the school • Only coach in LSU history to lead Tigers to three straight top five final rankings (2005, 2006, 2007)

LSU Defense Ranked Among Best In Nation In 2011 LSU’s defense continued its dominating ways under John Chavis in 2011 as the Tigers finished the year ranked in the top five in the nation in four categories. The following is a look at how LSU’s defense ranked to end the year: Category

Avg.

Nat. Rank SEC Rank SEC Leader

Rush Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Pass Efficiency Defense Pass Defense

90.1 261.5 11.3 95.6 171.4

5th 2nd 2nd 3rd 8th

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2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th

Alabama (72.2) Alabama (183.6) Alabama (8.2) Alabama (83.7) Alabama (111.5)

2011 Season Review 2011 LSU Football Honors

Les Miles – Head Coach Associated Press National Coach of the Year The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award American Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Walter Camp Coach of the Year John Chavis – Defensive Coordinator Broyles Award Winner Yahoo Sports Defensive Coordinator of the Year Drew Alleman - PK Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press, Coaches) Lou Groza Star of the Week (at Mississippi State, at Alabama) Ryan Baker - LB Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) Odell Beckham, Jr. - WR College Football News Freshman All-American Honorable Mention SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches) SEC Freshman of the Week (at Mississippi State) Will Blackwell - OG First-Team All-American (Sporting News, Yahoo Sports) Second-Team All-American (Associated Press, CBSSports.com, SI.com) First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press, Coaches) SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Florida, at Ole Miss) Michael Brockers - DT Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press) Ron Brooks - CB SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Ole Miss) Morris Claiborne - CB Thorpe Award Winner Nagurski Award Finalist First-Team All-American (AFCA, Associated Press, College Football News, CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, FWAA, SI.com, Sporting News, Walter Camp, Yahoo Sports) Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year (Coaches) First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press, Coaches) Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State) Chris Faulk - OT Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press) SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (at Tennessee) James Hairston - PK SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches) Kenny Hilliard - RB/FB Freshman All-American Honorable Mention (College Football News) SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches) SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Arkansas)

REVIEW

Anthony Johnson - DT Freshman All-American (College Football News, Sporting News) SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches) Bennie Logan - DT SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (at Mississippi State) Tyrann Mathieu - CB Heisman Memorial Trophy Finalist Bednarik Award Winner Walter Camp Player of the Year Finalist AP National Player of the Year Finalist Yahoo Sports National Defensive Player of the Year First-Team All-American (Associated Press, College Football News, CBSSports. com, ESPN.com, FWAA, SI.com, Sporting News, Walter Camp, Yahoo Sports) Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year (Associated Press) First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press, Coaches) SEC Championship Game Most Valuable Player SEC Defensive Player of the Week vs. Oregon, Arkansas (SEC, Rivals.com) Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (at West Virginia, vs. Arkansas) Barkevious Mingo - DE Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press) SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Auburn) Sam Montgomery - DE Ted Hendricks Award Finalist First-Team All-American (FWAA) Second-Team All-American (SI.com) Third-Team All-American (Associated Press, Yahoo Sports) First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches) SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Kentucky) SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week (at Alabama) Rueben Randle - WR First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press) Eric Reid - S Second-Team All-American (Yahoo Sports) Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press) Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) Rivals.com National Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Alabama) Spencer Ware - RB Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) Brad Wing - P First-Team All-American (Associated Press, CBSSports.com, SI.com, Sporting News) Freshman All-American (College Football News, Sporting News) First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Associated Press) Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches) SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches) SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (at West Virginia, vs. Auburn)

Alex Hurst – OT First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches)

Tracking the Tigers WEEK Preseason Week 2 (Sept. 6): Week 3 (Sept. 11): Week 4 (Sept. 18): Week 5 (Sept. 25): Week 6 (Oct. 2): Week 7 (Oct. 9): Week 8 (Oct. 16): Week 9 (Oct. 23): Week 10 (Oct. 30): Week 11 (Nov. 6): Week 12 (Nov. 13): Week 13 (Nov. 20): Week 14 (Nov. 27): Week 15 (Dec. 4): Final

AP 4 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

COACHES 4 3 3 3 t2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

HARRIS No Poll No Poll No Poll No Poll No Poll No Poll 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 No Poll

BCS No Poll No Poll No Poll No Poll No Poll No Poll No Poll 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 No Poll

2011 SEC Standings Eastern Division Georgia South Carolina Florida Vanderbilt Kentucky Tennessee

SEC W-L Pct. 7-1 .875 6-2 .750 3-5 .375 2-6 .250 2-6 .250 1-7 .125

Overall W-L Pct. 10-4 .714 11-2 .846 7-6 .538 6-7 .462 5-7 .417 5-7 .417

Western Division LSU Alabama Arkansas Auburn Miss. State Ole Miss

SEC W-L Pct. 8-0 1.000 7-1 .875 6-2 .750 4-4 .500 2-6 .250 0-8 .000

Overall W-L Pct. 13-1 .929 12-1 .923 11-2 .846 8-5 .615 7-6 .538 2-10 .167

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2011 LSU Football Schedule

Individual Statistics

Overall Record: 13-1 • SEC Record: 8-0

RUSHING

GP-GS Att

Gain

Loss Net

Avg

TD

Long Avg/G

Michael Ford Spencer Ware Alfred Blue Kenny Hilliard Jordan Jefferson Terrence Magee Russell Shepard Brad Wing Zach Mettenberger Jakhari Gore Odell Beckham Jr. James Stampley J.C. Copeland Deangelo Peterson Jarrett Lee TEAM Total Opponents

14-3 13-10 13-1 13-0 10-5 5-0 11-4 12-0 5-0 2-0 14-9 12-7 14-4 14-5 13-9 9-0 14 14

772 727 543 340 360 136 55 44 28 27 19 2 0 0 17 0 3070 1737

16 20 4 4 97 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 32 45 234 476

756 707 539 336 263 133 52 44 28 25 19 2 0 -8 -15 -45 2836 1261

6.0 4.0 6.9 5.4 3.5 4.9 7.4 44.0 14.0 3.1 9.5 0.7 0.0 -8.0 -2.5 -3.5 4.8 2.7

7 8 7 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 35 7

49 35 57 25 48 35 18 44 25 7 15 1 0 0 15 0 57 47

Date

Opponent

Sept. 3 vs. Oregon (ABC) % Sept. 10 Northwestern State at Mississippi State* (ESPN) Sept. 15 Sept. 24 at West Virginia (ABC) Kentucky* (SEC Network) Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Florida* (CBS) (Gold Game) Oct. 15 at Tennessee* (CBS) Auburn* (CBS) Oct. 22 Nov. 5 at Alabama* (CBS) Nov. 12 Western Kentucky (ESPNU) Nov. 19 at Ole Miss* (ESPN) Nov. 25 Arkansas* (CBS) vs. Georgia (CBS) ^ Dec. 3 Jan. 9 vs. Alabama (ESPN) @

W-L

Attendance

W, 40-27 W, 49-3 W, 19-6 W, 47-21 W, 35-7 W, 41-11 W, 38-7 W, 45-10 W, 9-6 OT W, 42-9 W, 52-3 W, 41-17 W, 42-10 L, 21-0

87,711 92,405 56,924 62,056 92,660 93,022 101,822 93,098 101,821 92,917 59,877 93,108 # 74,515 78,237

@ - 2012 BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, La. ^ - 2011 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Ga. % - Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas # - Second largest in Tiger Stadium history

Team Statistics SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

LSU 500 35.7 269 146 97 26 2836 3070 234 591 4.8 202.6 35 2135 173-279-5 7.7 12.3 152.5 21 4971 870 5.7 355.1 38-828 39-524 18-298 21.8 13.4 16.6 19-5 86-686 49.0 66-2909 44.1 41.2 31:29 76/170 45% 4/6 67% 39-258 26 65 16-18 0-0 (57-61) 93% (44-61) 72% (62-64) 97% 557210 6/92868 3/80154

Score by Quarters LSU Opponents

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1st 82 32

2nd 151 53

OPP 158 11.3 212 78 113 21 1261 1737 476 460 2.7 90.1 7 2400 229-437-18 5.5 10.5 171.4 7 3661 897 4.1 261.5 77-1540 20-73 5-14 20.0 3.7 2.8 29-12 95-766 54.7 80-3306 41.3 34.3 28:31 71/209 34% 10/20 50% 18-115 0 15 17-25 1-2 (23-26) 88% (12-26) 46% (13-14) 93% 382500 5/76500

3rd 135 39

4th 129 34

OT 3 0

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127 177 78 62 75 27 7 1 2 8 2 3 2 1 6 13 591 460

54.0 54.4 41.5 25.8 26.3 26.6 4.7 3.7 5.6 12.5 1.4 0.2 0.0 -0.6 -1.2 -5.0 202.6 90.1

PASSING

GP-GS Effic Cmp-Att-Int

Pct

Yards TD

Long Avg/G

Jarrett Lee Jordan Jefferson Zach Mettenberger TEAM Total Opponents

13-9 10-5 5-0 9-0 14 14

104-167-3 61-100-2 8-11-0 72.7 0-1-0 0.0 173-279-5 229-437-18

62.3 61.0 92 0 62.0 52.4

1306 737 1 0 2135 2400

14 6 24 0 21 7

57 59 18.4 0.0 59 72

152.0 138.7 173.0 0.0 147.5 95.6

RECEIVING

GP-GS No.

Yards Avg

TD

Long

Avg/G

Rueben Randle Odell Beckham Jr. Deangelo Peterson Russell Shepard Spencer Ware Chase Clement Kadron Boone James Wright Jarvis Landry Michael Ford Kenny Hilliard Alfred Blue Mitch Joseph Travis Dickson Total Opponents

14-12 14-9 14-5 11-4 13-10 14-1 14-4 14-2 14-1 14-3 13-0 13-1 14-7 6-0 14 14

917 475 179 190 73 96 82 41 43 10 13 -3 9 10 2135 2400

8 2 1 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 21 7

59 52 29 37 13 27 21 13 20 6 8 2 7 10 59 72

65.5 33.9 12.8 17.3 5.6 6.9 5.9 2.9 3.1 0.7 1.0 -0.2 0.6 1.7 152.5 171.4

53 41 18 14 11 7 7 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 173 229

PUNT RETURNS No.

Yards Avg

Tyrann Mathieu Odell Beckham Jr. Rueben Randle Jarvis Landry Total Opponents

421 77 -5 31 524 73

27 9 2 1 39 20

15.6 8.6 -2.5 31.0 13.4 3.7

INTERCEPTIONS No.

Yards Avg

Morris Claiborne Tyrann Mathieu Eric Reid Brandon Taylor Ron Brooks Tharold Simon Tahj Jones Michael Brockers Total Opponents

173 16 10 26 74 -2 1 0 298 14

6 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 18 5

28.8 8.0 5.0 13.0 37.0 -1.0 1.0 0.0 16.6 2.8

KICK RETURNS No.

Yards Avg

Morris Claiborne Ron Brooks Odell Beckham Jr. Russell Shepard Chase Clement Jarvis Landry Deangelo Peterson Mitch Joseph Total Opponents

552 81 120 48 9 11 5 2 828 1540

22 5 5 2 1 1 1 1 38 77

25.1 16.2 24.0 24.0 9.0 11.0 5.0 2.0 21.8 20.0

FUMBLE RETURNS No.

Yards Avg

Tyrann Mathieu Eric Reid Kevin Minter Total Opponents

39 3 0 42 47

4 1 0 5 2

9.8 3.0 0.0 8.4 23.5

17.3 11.6 9.9 13.6 6.6 13.7 11.7 8.2 10.8 2.5 4.3 -1.0 4.5 10.0 12.3 10.5 TD

2 0 0 0 2 0 TD

1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0

Long

89 16 10 17 46 0 1 0 89 14 TD

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long

99 18 34 27 9 11 5 2 99 73 TD

2 0 1 3 1

Long

92 36 3 31 92 49

Long

23 3 0 23 47

100.5 73.7

152.5 171.4

2011 Final Statistics

Running Back Michael Ford

Place kicker Drew Alleman

SCORING

TD

FGs

|------------------- pats ------------------| Kick Rush Rcv Pass

DXP Saf

Points

Drew Alleman Spencer Ware Kenny Hilliard Rueben Randle Michael Ford Alfred Blue Tyrann Mathieu Russell Shepard Jordan Jefferson Kadron Boone Odell Beckham Jr. Ron Brooks Morris Claiborne Mitch Joseph Chase Clement Terrence Magee James Stampley Deangelo Peterson Kevin Minter TEAM Jarrett Lee Total Opponents

0 9 9 8 7 7 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 65 15

16-18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 16-18 17-25

62-63 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 62-64 13-14

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

110 54 54 48 42 42 24 24 18 12 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 500 158

TOTAL OFFENSE

GP

Plays Rush Pass

Total Avg/G

Jarrett Lee Jordan Jefferson Michael Ford Spencer Ware Alfred Blue Kenny Hilliard Terrence Magee Zach Mettenberger Russell Shepard Brad Wing Jakhari Gore Odell Beckham Jr. James Stampley Deangelo Peterson TEAM Total Opponents

13 10 14 13 13 13 5 5 11 12 2 14 12 14 9 14 14

173 175 127 177 78 62 27 13 7 1 8 2 3 1 14 870 897

1291 1000 756 707 539 336 133 120 52 44 25 19 2 -8 -45 4971 3661

-15 263 756 707 539 336 133 28 52 44 25 19 2 -8 -45 2836 1261

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1306 737 0 0 0 0 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2135 2400

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

99.3 100.0 54.0 54.4 41.5 25.8 26.6 24.0 4.7 3.7 12.5 1.4 0.2 -0.6 -5.0 355.1 261.5

FIELD GOALS

Made-Att Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Long

Blkd

Drew Alleman

16-18

0

88.9 2-2

6-6

5-6

3-3

REVIEW

0-1

FG SEQUENCE

LSU

Opponents

Oregon Northwestern St. Mississippi State WEST VIRGINIA Kentucky Florida Tennessee Auburn Alabama Western Kentucky Ole Miss Arkansas Georgia Alabama

(44),(32) 50 (21),(42),(41),(29) 30 - (35),(23) (18) (36) (19),(30),(25) - (29) (21),(37) - -

(29),(30) (44) (26),(42) (34) (42) 44,50,49,(34),(46),52 49 (39) (29) (40),45 (23),42,(34),(41),(35),41,(44)

44

PUNTING No.

Yards Avg

Long

TB

FC

I20

50+

Blkd

Brad Wing D.J. Howard TEAM Total Opponents

2618 272 19 2909 3306

73 53 19 73 70

5 1 0 6 2

15 2 0 17 12

27 3 0 30 21

20 1 0 21 17

1 0 0 1 0

59 7 0 66 80

44.4 38.9 0.0 44.1 41.3

KICKOFFS No.

Yards Avg

TB

OB

Retn Net

James Hairston Drew Alleman D.J. Howard Total Opponents

70 13 11 94 43

4601 725 675 6001 2755

16 0 0 16 5

0 0 0 0 0

20.0 21.8

44.1 25 42.5 27

ALL PURPOSE

GP

Rush

Rcv

PR

KR

IR

Total Avg/G

Rueben Randle Spencer Ware Michael Ford Morris Claiborne Odell Beckham Jr. Alfred Blue Tyrann Mathieu Kenny Hilliard Russell Shepard Jordan Jefferson Deangelo Peterson Ron Brooks Terrence Magee Chase Clement Jarvis Landry Kadron Boone Brad Wing James Wright Zach Mettenberger Brandon Taylor Jakhari Gore Mitch Joseph Eric Reid Travis Dickson James Stampley Tahj Jones Tharold Simon Jarrett Lee TEAM Total Opponents

14 13 14 14 14 13 13 13 11 10 14 14 5 14 14 14 12 14 5 14 2 14 13 6 12 14 13 13 9 14 14

0 707 756 0 19 539 0 336 52 263 -8 0 133 0 0 0 44 0 28 0 25 0 0 0 2 0 0 -15 -45 2836 1261

917 73 10 0 475 -3 0 13 190 0 179 0 0 96 43 82 0 41 0 0 0 9 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2135 2400

-5 0 0 0 77 0 421 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 524 73

0 0 0 552 120 0 0 0 48 0 5 81 0 9 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 828 1540

0 0 0 173 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 10 0 0 1 -2 0 0 298 14

912 65.1 780 60.0 766 54.7 725 51.8 691 49.4 536 41.2 437 33.6 349 26.8 290 26.4 263 26.3 176 12.6 155 11.1 133 26.6 105 7.5 85 6.1 82 5.9 44 3.7 41 2.9 28 5.6 26 1.9 25 12.5 11 0.8 10 0.8 10 1.7 2 0.2 1 0.1 -2 -0.2 -15 -1.2 -45 -5.0 6621 472.9 5288 377.7

65.7 55.8 61.4 63.8 64.1

YdLn

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

LSU 113 113

REVIEW

2011 Final Defensive Statistics

Defensive Tackle Bennie Logan

Cornerback Tharold Simon |------ PASS DEFENSE ------|

|--- Fumbles ---|

Blkd

GP-GS

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL-Yds No-Yds

Int-Yds

BU

PD

Qbh

Rcv-Yds

FF

Kick

Saf

1 Eric Reid 7 Tyrann Mathieu 18 Brandon Taylor 22 Ryan Baker 46 Kevin Minter 93 Bennie Logan 90 Michael Brockers 17 Morris Claiborne 99 Sam Montgomery 49 Barkevious Mingo 24 Tharold Simon 13 Ron Brooks 36 Derrick Bryant 58 Tahj Jones 89 Lavar Edwards 37 Karnell Hatcher 94 Kendrick Adams 57 Lamin Barrow 59 Jermauria Rasco 6 Craig Loston 4 Alfred Blue 52 Luke Muncie 9F Ego Ferguson 56 Anthony Johnson 80 Jarvis Landry 23 Stefoin Francois 77 Josh Downs 97 Dennis Johnson 40 Rockey Duplessis 31 D.J. Welter 26 Ronald Martin 29 Sam Gibson 87 Chancey Aghayere 10 Russell Shepard 48 Seth Fruge 9 Jordan Jefferson 44 J.C. Copeland 38 Brad Wing 3H James Hairston 47 Tyler Edwards 27 Kenny Hilliard 98 Jordan Allen 28 Ronnie Vinson 30 Drew Alleman Total Opponents

13-13 13-13 14-14 13-13 14-11 14-13 14-14 14-14 14-11 14-4 13-2 14-3 12-0 14-1 14-1 12-3 13-12 13-1 9-0 11-0 13-1 14-0 13-0 14-0 14-1 13-10 12-1 9-0 12-0 7-0 3-0 5-0 8-0 11-4 12-0 10-5 14-4 12-0 11-0 13-0 13-0 3-0 7-0 13-0 14-0 14-0

53 59 39 23 21 22 26 32 23 21 30 20 14 9 9 10 10 4 10 8 7 6 3 6 5 3 3 . 4 1 2 1 . 2 1 2 1 1 1 . . 1 1 . 494 423

23 17 32 41 40 35 28 19 26 25 12 10 14 18 17 14 12 13 7 6 7 7 10 6 6 8 6 7 2 4 1 2 3 1 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . . 1 484 680

76 76 71 64 61 57 54 51 49 46 42 30 28 27 26 24 22 17 17 14 14 13 13 12 11 11 9 7 6 5 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 978 1103

2.0 - 10 7.5 - 45 7.5 - 26 3.5 - 15 3.5 - 15 6.5 - 17 10.0 - 29 1.0 - 1 13.5 - 63 15.0 - 93 2.5 - 5 6.5 - 40 2.0 - 8 3.5 - 10 4.5 - 16 . 6.5 - 27 1.0 - 5 3.5 - 21 . . 0.5 - 0 0.5 - 0 3.0 - 10 . 1.0 - 2 0.5 - 1 0.5 - 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 - 467 63 - 197

2 - 10 2 - 16 2 - 26 . . . 1 - 0 6 - 173 . . 2 - (-2) 2 - 74 . 1 - 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 298 5 - 14

3 9 5 . 1 1 2 6 . 2 10 6 2 1 2 2 1 . . 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 29

5 11 7 . 1 1 3 12 . 2 12 8 2 2 2 2 1 . . 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 34

. 3 . 3 . 1 4 1 1 11 1 3 . . 2 3 3 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 16

1 - 3 5 - 39 . . 1 - 0 . . . . . . 3 - 0 . 1 - 0 1 - 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 42 5 - 47

2 6 . . 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 2 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 8

. . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

114 LSU

|----------------------- Tackles -----------------------|

2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Sacks

. 1.5 - 10 1.0 - 3 1.5 - 10 1.0 - 7 3.0 - 13 2.0 - 16 . 9.0 - 55 8.0 - 60 . 3.5 - 31 1.0 - 7 1.0 - 3 1.0 - 5 . 2.5 - 16 . 2.0 - 17 . . . . 1.0 - 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 - 258 18 - 115

2011 Final Defensive Statistics

REVIEW

Tackles (UT-AT-TOT) Ken Adams Chancey Aghayere Ryan Baker Lamin Barrow Michael Brockers Derrick Bryant Ron Brooks Morris Claiborne Josh Downs Lavar Edwards Ego Ferguson Stefoin Francois Sam Gibson Karnell Hatcher Anthony Johnson Dennis Johnson Tahj Jones Bennie Logan Craig Loston Ronald Martin Tyrann Mathieu Barkevious Mingo Kevin Minter Sam Montgomery Luke Muncie Jermauria Rasco Eric Reid Tharold Simon Brandon Taylor D.J. Welter

vs. UO 0-2-2 0-0-0 1-3-4 1-1-2 3-2-5 0-0-0 3-0-3 5-1-6 0-1-1 2-2-4 0-1-1 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 0-1-1 DNP 0-0-0 1-3-4 1-1-2 DNP 5-5-10 1-0-1 0-4-4 2-2-4 1-0-1 DNP 2-2-4 6-2-8 4-5-9 DNP

NW 0-2-2 0-2-2 DNP 1-2-3 1-1-2 0-2-2 1-0-1 4-2-6 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-0-0 1-1-2 DNP 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-2-2 1-1-2 1-2-3 1-1-2 DNP 2-2-4 2-1-3 0-3-3 1-4-5 1-2-3 DNP 5-0-5 2-0-2 1-3-4 0-2-2

at MSU 3-0-3 DNP 2-1-3 1-0-0 4-0-4 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-1-1 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 1-0-1 2-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-1-5 0-0-0 DNP 9-1-10 1-0-1 0-3-3 2-0-2 1-0-1 DNP 4-2-6 6-2-8 3-1-4 DNP

at WVU 1-0-1 0-0-0 3-2-5 0-0-0 0-3-3 2-1-3 1-0-1 3-1-4 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0 DNP 5-0-5 0-1-1 DNP 1-0-1 1-1-2 1-0-1 DNP 5-1-6 1-2-3 2-2-4 1-0-1 0-0-0 2-0-2 6-1-7 6-0-6 4-1-5 0-0-0

UK 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-6-6 0-2-2 0-4-4 0-2-2 0-3-3 2-3-5 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-3-3 0-1-1 1-2-3 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-2-2 0-2-2 3-2-5 DNP DNP 4-1-5 0-4-4 1-5-6 2-4-6 0-2-2 1-2-3 1-4-5 0-3-3 1-4-5 0-0-0

UF 0-2-2 0-0-0 2-3-5 0-1-1 1-2-3 0-3-3 0-0-0 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-4-4 0-2-2 DNP 0-3-3 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-3-3 0-3-3 DNP DNP 4-2-6 0-1-1 1-5-6 1-2-3 0-1-1 1-3-4 3-2-5 0-0-0 4-3-7 0-0-0

at UT AU 3-0-3 DNP 0-0-0 DNP 2-2-4 1-5-6 DNP 0-0-0 0-2-2 2-2-4 1-0-1 4-1-5 1-0-1 1-3-4 2-0-2 1-3-4 1-0-1 DNP 1-0-1 0-3-3 1-0-1 0-1-1 DNP 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 1-2-3 1-3-4 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0 DNP 1-2-3 2-2-4 1-1-2 1-2-3 0-0-0 3-4-7 DNP DNP 0-1-1 DNP 1-0-1 2-2-4 1-0-1 1-2-3 0-0-0 4-2-6 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 2-2-4 7-0-7 1-1-2 DNP 7-3-10 1-3-4 DNP DNP

at Bama 0-0-0 DNP 4-4-8 0-0-0 1-3-4 DNP 1-0-1 1-2-3 1-0-1 1-2-3 0-0-0 0-1-1 DNP 0-3-3 0-0-0 DNP 1-2-3 1-4-5 0-0-0 DNP 4-1-5 2-0-2 2-1-3 3-3-6 DNP DNP 4-2-6 1-1-2 3-2-5 DNP

WKU DNP 0-1-1 0-9-9 0-6-6 1-2-3 0-0-0 3-0-3 4-1-5 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-2-3 0-0-0 DNP 0-2-2 0-2-2 0-2-2 2-4-6 0-0-0 DNP 4-3-7 1-7-8 3-8-11 1-2-3 1-2-3 0-1-1 4-4-8 1-2-3 2-2-4 DNP

at UM Ark. 1-2-3 0-1-1 0-0-0 DNP 1-2-3 2-2-4 1-1-2 0-0-0 2-0-2 2-3-5 5-3-8 0-0-0 3-1-4 3-3-6 2-0-2 2-1-3 1-1-2 0-1-1 2-2-4 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 DNP 1-0-1 0-1-1 1-2-3 1-4-5 DNP 1-0-1 2-1-3 DNP 4-0-4 8-0-8 3-0-3 3-3-6 3-2-5 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-3-4 1-0-1 0-0-0 2-1-3 0-0-0 1-0-1 DNP 1-1-2 3-0-3 3-1-4 2-2-4 1-2-3 0-0-0

vs. UGA VS. BAMA 3-0-3 0-1-1 DNP DNP 1-0-1 4-2-6 0-0-0 0-0-0 6-0-6 3-4-7 1-2-3 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 2-1-3 4-1-5 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-2-3 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 DNP DNP 1-1-2 1-0-1 2-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 1-2-3 5-0-5 1-5-6 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 4-0-4 6-0-6 1-2-3 2-3-5 4-2-6 3-2-5 3-0-3 2-3-5 0-0-0 1-0-1 2-0-2 DNP 5-2-7 9-2-11 1-0-1 2-0-2 0-2-2 4-0-4 0-0-0 DNP

TOTALS 10-12-22 0-3-3 23-41-64 4-13-17 26-28-54 14-14-28 20-10-30 32-19-51 3-6-9 9-17-26 3-10-13 3-8-11 1-2-3 10-14-24 6-6-12 0-7-7 9-18-27 22-35-57 8-6-14 2-1-3 59-17-76 21-25-46 21-40-61 23-26-49 6-7-13 10-7-17 53-23-76 30-12-42 39-32-71 1-4-5

TFL-Yards Ken Adams Ryan Baker Lamin Barrow Michael Brockers Ron Brooks Derrick Bryant Morris Claiborne Josh Downs Lavar Edwards Ego Ferguson Stefoin Francois Anthony Johnson Dennis Johnson Tahj Jones Bennie Logan Tyrann Mathieu Barkevious Mingo Kevin Minter Sam Montgomery Luke Muncie Jermauria Rasco Eric Reid Tharold Simon Brandon Taylor

vs. UO 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 1.0-1 0.5-1 1.5-3 0-0 DNP 0-0 1.0-2 0-0

NW 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 1.0-1 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 1.5-12 1.0-5 0-0 1.0-2 0.5-0 DNP 1.0-4 0-0 0.5-1

at MSU 2.0-15 1.5-7 1.0-5 3.0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 2.0-9 0-0 0-0 3.5-10 1.0-4 1-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 1.0-3

at WVU 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 1.0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

UK 2.0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.5-4 1.0-8 1.5-5 1.0-2 0-0 0-0 0.5-2 0-0 0.5-2 0-0

UF 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-7 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

at UT AU 1.0-7 DNP 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-2 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 1.0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 1.0-3 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 DNP 1.0-7 2.0-21 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.5-15 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 0-0

at Bama 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 2.0-6 DNP DNP 1.0-6 0-0 1.0-6

WKU DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-9 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-8 0-0 0-0 0.5-9 1.0-10 0-0 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

at UM Ark. 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.5-7 0-0 0-0 1.0-12 0-0 1.0-11 1.0-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-14 3.0-19 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3

vs. UGA VS. BAMA 3.0-12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-4 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-2 0-0 1.5-3 1.0-3 1.0-1 0-0 1.5-3 0-0 1.0-7 1.0-11 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-2

TOTALS 6.5-27 3.5-15 1.0-5 10.0-29 6.5-40 2.0-8 1.0-1 0.5-1 4.5-16 0.5-0 1.0-2 3.0-10 0.5-8 3.5-10 6.5-17 7.5-45 15.0-93 3.5-15 13.5-63 0.5-0 3.5-21 2.0-10 2.5-5 7.5-26

Sacks-Yards Ken Adams Ryan Baker Michael Brockers Ron Brooks Derrick Bryant Lavar Edwards Anthony Johnson Tahj Jones Bennie Logan Tyrann Mathieu Kevin Minter Sam Montgomery Barkevious Mingo Jermauria Rasco Brandon Taylor

vs. UO 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0

NW 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 DNP 0-0

at MSU 1.5-7 0.5-5 1.0-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 1.0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-9 DNP 0-0

at WVU 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

UK 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-4 1.0-8 0-0 1.5-6 1.0-4 0-0 0-0

UF 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0

at UT AU 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-15 0-0 2.0-21 0-0 1.0-10 0-0 0-0

at Bama 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 DNP 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2.0-6 0-0 DNP 0-0

WKU DNP 0-0 0-0 1.0-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 1.0-10 0-0 0-0

at UM Ark. 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 1.0-11 1.0-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-8 0-0 2.0-13 0-0 0-0 1.0-3 0-0

vs. UGA VS. BAMA 1.0-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-7 1.0-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 1.0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0

TOTALS 2.5-16 1.5-10 2.0-16 3.5-31 1.0-7 1.0-5 1.0-5 1.0-3 3.0-13 1.5-10 1.0-7 9.0-55 8.0-60 2.0-17 1.0-3

2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

LSU 115 115

Game-by-Game Offensive Statistics

REVIEW

Passing

Alfred Blue

Jarrett Lee

ATT COMP INT

YARDS TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

22 10 10 9 27 21 28 16 21 8 10 7 17 13 20 14 7 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- DNP --

98 133 213 180 169 154 138 165 24 15 17 0 0

Jordan Jefferson

ATT COMP INT

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

vs. Oregon -- DNP -Northwestern State -- DNP -at Mississippi State -- DNP -at West Virginia -- DNP -Kentucky 0 0 0 Florida 4 3 0 at Tennessee 3 1 0 Auburn 3 2 0 at Alabama 10 6 0 Western Kentucky 14 8 0 at Ole Miss 7 7 0 Arkansas 29 18 1 vs. Georgia (SECCG) 13 5 0 vs. Alabama (BCSNCG) 17 11 1 Zach Mettenberger

ATT COMP INT

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

-- DNP -- 11 8 -- DNP -0 0 0 0 -- DNP --- DNP --- DNP --- DNP --- DNP -0 0 -- DNP -- -- DNP --- DNP --

1 1 1 3 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0

29 43 31 52 51 57 45 46 13 10 17 0 0

YARDS TD LONG

0 61 8 54 67 168 88 208 30 53

0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0

0 37 8 42 34 59 22 38 9 19

YARDS TD LONG

0

92

1 24

0 0

0 0

0 0 0 0

0

0

0 0

Rushing Spencer Ware

ATT

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

26 101 6 20 22 109 23 97 4 6 24 113 23 84 -- DNP -16 31 6 39 10 70 8 37 6 13 3 7

Michael Ford

ATT

GAIN LOSS NET

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

14 13 13 12 9 1 5 12 11 11 5 11 6 4

98 73 50 83 28 2 35 82 73 63 50 96 34 5

2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

116 LSU

GAIN LOSS NET

TD LONG

2 0 2 5 1 4 4

99 20 107 92 5 109 80

1 2 0 0 0 2 1

16 8 23 16 3 18 16

2 0 0 0 0 0

29 39 70 37 13 7

0 0 1 1 0 0

6 21 35 8 4 5

2 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4

96 72 50 82 22 2 35 82 72 62 50 96 34 1

GAIN LOSS NET

TD LONG

vs. Oregon 1 Northwestern State 15 at Mississippi State 0 at West Virginia 2 Kentucky 16 Florida 14 at Tennessee 4 Auburn 5 at Alabama 0 Western Kentucky 9 at Ole Miss 4 Arkansas 0 vs. Georgia (SECCG) 8 vs. Alabama (BCSNCG) 0

ATT

2 53 0 21 72 73 17 18 0 119 74 0 94 0

0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0

Kenny Hilliard

ATT

GAIN LOSS NET

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

2 3 1 0 0 0 -- DNP -0 0 1 5 1 13 10 65 2 2 4 3 9 59 19 102 8 72 5 16

Terrence Magee

ATT

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

-- DNP --- DNP --- DNP --- DNP -12 38 3 9 -- DNP -3 14 -- DNP -2 17 7 58 -- DNP --- DNP --- DNP --

Jordan Jefferson

ATT

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

-- DNP --- DNP --- DNP --- DNP -4 29 4 7 14 77 4 8 11 46 5 31 6 29 7 64 6 18 14 51

20 26 11 22 9 2 13 23 15 13 19 49 11 3

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0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 53 0 21 72 70 17 17 0 119 74 0 94 0

2 9 0 18 14 20 8 5 0 45 57 0 48 0

TD LONG

0 1 0

3 -1 0

0 3 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

0 5 13 65 2 0 59 102 72 16

0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 0

GAIN LOSS NET

0 5 13 25 2 1 20 16 17 7

TD LONG

0 0

38 9

1 8 0 6

0

14

0 7

0 3

17 55

0 9 0 35

GAIN LOSS NET

0 0 4 6 3 11 3 11 23 36

29 7 73 2 43 20 26 53 -5 15

TD LONG

1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

12 3 18 8 18 26 19 48 7 18

Receiving Rueben Randle

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

1 5 6 6 1 4 5 5 2 3 1 9 2 3

10 121 98 53 37 127 86 106 19 76 22 134 15 13

1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

Russell Shepard

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

-- DNP --- DNP --- DNP -1 16 2 35 2 41 1 14 3 10 2 39 0 0 1 22 2 13 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

James Wright

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 20 11 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kadron Boone

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

0 28 6 5 0 21 0 0 0 5 0 17 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Odell Beckham, Jr.

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

2 5 8 2 3 0 4 3 2 2 2 3 0 5

10 40 61 82 75 0 24 42 16 42 18 27 0 38

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 43 31 16 37 57 45 46 13 59 22 38 9 8

16 22 37 14 10 34 0 22 9 0 0 0 13 11 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 6 5 0 21 0 0 0 5 0 17 0 0 6 11 13 52 51 0 8 23 13 29 13 12 0 19

Deangelo Peterson

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

4 1 0 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 2 0 1

62 9 0 2 22 22 8 12 -2 0 28 9 0 7

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chase Clement

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 40 19 24 12 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jarvis Landry

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

3 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Spencer Ware

REC.

YARDS

TD LONG

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Mississippi State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

1 9 1 10 0 0 3 18 0 0 1 2 1 13 -- DNP -0 0 1 6 0 0 1 8 1 9 1 -2

29 9 0 2 11 22 7 12 0 0 17 6 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 14 24 12 0 0 0 3 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1

9 10 0 11 0 2 13

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 6 0 8 9 0

Career Starts/2011 Starters Career Starts for 2012 Team

REVIEW

TB

FB Copeland

Ware Ford Blue Shepard

3

10 4 2 1

WR

QB

Beckham, Jr. 11 10 Shepard Boone 2

WR Landry Wright

TE

1 1

Clement

RT 10

Hurst Faulk

LCB Mathieu Simon

RG 24 2

LE 10 2

Aghayere Edwards Mingo

Sam Jones

C

Williford

12

Lonergan

LG 25

LT

Williford 1 Dworaczyk 26

LT

Faulk

RT

3 3 2

Logan

13

RCB

RE 14

Simon

Montgomery 16 6 Edwards Mingo 4 Aghayere 2

1

Will

Mike Minter

Barrow

14

2

Dime

Nickel Mathieu

2

SS

3

Reid Loston

FS

3 1

Reid Loston Mathieu

13 1 1

Offensive Game-by-Game Starters GAME

X

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Miss. State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

Randle Boone Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr. Landry Boone Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr. Wright Shepard Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr. Randle Beckham, Jr.

Z

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

TE

FB

TB

QB

Faulk Faulk Faulk Shaw Faulk Faulk Faulk Faulk Faulk Faulk Faulk Faulk Faulk Faulk

Hebert Hebert Hebert Hebert Williford Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell

Lonergan Lonergan Lonergan Lonergan Lonergan Lonergan Hebert Hebert Hebert Lonergan Lonergan Lonergan Lonergan Lonergan

Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Blackwell Williford Williford Williford Williford Hebert Williford Williford Williford Williford

Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst Hurst

Joseph Joseph Joseph Shepard (3WR) Joseph Peterson Peterson Joseph Joseph Joseph Joseph Joseph Joseph Joseph

Stampley Stampley Stampley Stampley Stampley Stampley Stampley Copeland Copeland Clement (2 TE) Copeland Stampley Clement (2 TE) Peterson (2 TE)

Ware Ford Ware Ware Ware Ware Ware Blue Ware Ware Ware Ware Ford Ford

Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Lee Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson

Defensive Game-by-Game Starters GAME

LE

LT

RT

RE

WILL

MIKE

SAM

LCB

RCB

SS

FS

vs. Oregon Northwestern State at Miss. State at West Virginia Kentucky Florida at Tennessee Auburn at Alabama Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Arkansas vs. Georgia (SECCG) vs. Alabama (BCSNCG)

Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Edwards Adams Mingo Mingo Adams Adams Adams

Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers Brockers

Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan Logan

Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Montgomery Mingo Mingo Mingo

Baker Barrow Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker

Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter Minter

Mathieu (nickel) Francois Mathieu (nickel) Mathieu (nickel) Francois Francois Jones Francois Francois Francois Francois Brooks (nickel) Francois Francois

Claiborne Mathieu Simon Brooks Mathieu Mathieu Mathieu Brooks Mathieu Mathieu Mathieu Simon Mathieu Mathieu

Simon Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Claiborne Clairborne Claiborne Claiborne

Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor

Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Mathieu Reid Reid

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LSU 117 117

Game 1

REVIEW

#3/3 Oregon

27

#4/4 LSU

40

LSU

F Sept. 3, 2011 Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas 87,711

No. 4 LSU Shuts Down No. 3 Oregon in Cowboys Classic, 40-27 LSU’s defense contained one of the most potent offensive attacks in college football limiting Oregon to just 335 total yards as the fourth-ranked Tigers opened 2011 with an impressive 40-27 victory over the third-ranked Ducks in Cowboys Stadium. While the defense was doing its job, the LSU offense was methodical in its approach, wearing down the Ducks with a steady pounding of sophomore running backs Spencer Ware (99 yards, 1 TD) and Michael Ford (96 yards, 2 TDs). The duo combined for 195 yards and 3 TDs as the Tigers broke open a tight game at halftime with 17 unanswered points during a 7-minute stretch in the second half. Trailing 6-3 early in the second quarter, LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu stripped Oregon’s punt returner Kenyon Barner of the ball and then scooped up the fumble and raced three-yards for the score, giving the Tigers a 9-6 advantage. LSU QB Jarrett Lee hit Rueben Randle with a 10-yard TD pass just before halftime to give the Tigers the lead for good at 16-13. Touchdown runs by Ford and Ware in the third quarter stretched the lead to 30-13 at the 3:03 mark. Oregon pulled to within 33-20 early in the fourth quarter, but a 16-yard TD run by Ford put the game out of reach at 40-20 with just over two minutes left in the contest. LSU held Oregon All-America RB LaMichael James to just 54 yards on 18 carries. Lee finished 10-of-22 for 98 yards and 1 TD.

Scoring OREGON LSU LSU ORE ORE LSU ORE LSU LSU LSU LSU ORE LSU ORE

6 3

7 13

11:14 3:55 0:42 14:43 5:16 0:44 6:23 3:03 14:07 9:14 2:52 0:13

1Q 1Q 1Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q 4Q 4Q

0 14

14 10

- 27 - 40

Alleman 44 FG Beard 29 FG Beard 30 FG Mathieu 3 fumble recovery (Alleman kick failed) L. James 3 run (Beard kick) Randle 10 pass from Lee (Alleman Kick) Ford 5 run (Alleman Kick) Ware 1 run (Alleman Kick) Alleman 32 FG Huff 8 pass from Da. Thomas (Beard Kick) Ford 16 run (Alleman Kick) De. Thomas 4 run (Beard Kick)

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

118 LSU

UO 18 5 12 1 28 103 8 95 240 54 31 1 82 335 4.1 3/3 12/95 0/0 4/189 47.2 4/-10 8/150 26:56 9/19 1/2 1/6

LSU 18 11 5 2 48 206 31 175 98 22 10 0 70 273 3.9 3/1 5/31 1/-2 6/248 41.3 3/26 5/98 33:04 6/15 0/0 0/0

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RUSHING Spencer Ware Michael Ford Kenny Hilliard Alfred Blue Jarrett Lee

Att. 26 14 2 1 2

Gain 101 98 3 2 2

PASSING Jarrett Lee

Att. 22

Comp Int 10 0

Yds 98

RECEIVING No. Deangelo Peterson 4 Odell Beckham, Jr. 2 Rueben Randle 1 Spencer Ware 1 Michael Ford 1 Jarvis Landry 1

Yds. 62 10 10 9 4 3

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0

Long 29 6 10 9 4 3

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 6

Yds. 248

Avg. Long I20 41.3 58 2

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 2 44 Made 44, 32

Att. 2

Lost Net 2 99 2 96 0 3 0 2 6 -4

TD 1 2 0 0 0

Long 16 20 3 2 2

TD 1

Long 29

Sacks 1

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Tyrann Mathieu 3 26 15 0 0 0 0 0 Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 4 83 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -2 Tharold Simon

Lg. 0 0 0

Oregon RUSHING LaMichael James DeAnthony Thomas Darron Thomas Kenjon Barner

Att. 18 4 2 4

Gain 57 22 12 12

PASSING Darron Thomas

Att. 54

Comp Int. 31 1

Yds. 240

RECEIVING No. Lavasier Tuinei 7 LaMichael James 6 6 DeAnthony Thomas Josh Huff 5 David Paulson 3 Justin Hoffman 2 Kenjon Barner 1 1 Will Murphy

Yds. 47 61 47 28 21 22 9 5

TD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Long 12 16 18 14 8 14 9 5

PUNTING No. Jackson Rice 4

Yds. 189

Avg. Long I20 47.2 53 1

FIELD GOALS Rob Beard

Made Long KICKS 2 30 made 29, 30

Att. 2

Lost Net 3 54 0 22 0 12 5 7

TD 1 1 0 0

Long 13 5 8 8

TD 1

Long 18

Sacks 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Kenjon Barner 3 -6 8 4 65 26 0 0 1 -4 0 1 21 21 0 0 LaMichael James Josh Huff 0 0 0 1 11 11 0 0 DeAnthony Thomas 0 0 0 2 53 25 0 0

Lg. 0 0 0 0

Game 2 Northwestern State #2/3 LSU

LSU

3 49 F

Sept. 10, 2011 Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La. 92,405

Tiger Defense Stifles Northwestern State in 49-3 Rout LSU put together another outstanding defensive outing - limiting Northwestern State to just 95 total yards – and the Tiger offense scored touchdowns on seven of 12 possessions in a 49-3 win over the Demons in Tiger Stadium. The win was the 35th straight non-conference regular-season victory for the Tigers. LSU never trailed in the contest, scoring on its first possession when Jarrett Lee connected with Deangelo Peterson on a 9-yard TD pass. The Demons cut the margin to 7-3 early in the second quarter, but the Tigers responded with TDs on three of their next four possessions to take a 28-3 lead at halftime. Zach Mettenberger started the second half for LSU and completed 8-of-11 passes for 92 yards and 1 TD in his first action as a Tiger. Michael Ford led the Tigers in rushing with 72 yards and a pair of scores, while Alfred Blue added 53 yards and 1 TD as the Tigers grounded out 175 rushing yards. Mettenberger and Lee combined to complete 17 of 21 passes for 225 yards and a pair of TDs as LSU’s offense accounted for 400 total yards. Defensively, the Tigers held the Demons to minus-4 rushing yards on 27 attempts. It’s the first time since 1982 that an LSU defense held an opponent to negative rushing yards (Ole Miss, minus-50 yards, 1982). Morris Claiborne led the LSU defense with 6 tackles as the Tigers had 12 players account for a tackle for loss in the game.

Scoring NSU LSU

0 7

LSU NSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU

8:03 14:00 9:50 8:33 0:20 12:39 2:36 7:36

3 21 1Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q

0 14

0 7

-3 - 49

De. Peterson 9 pass from Lee (Alleman Kick) Shaughnessy 44 FG Ware 1 run (Alleman Kick) Ware 6 run (Alleman Kick) Ford 3 run (Alleman Kick) Ford 7 run (Alleman Kick) Blue 4 run (Alleman Kick) Boone 19 pass from Mettenberger (Alleman Kick)

Team Stats

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

NSU 6 2 3 1 27 34 38 -4 99 29 17 1 56 95 1.7 4/0 5/40 0/0 7/239 34.1 1/-1 8/132 29:07 2/16 1/3 1/11

REVIEW

LSU 23 11 11 1 45 190 15 175 225 21 17 0 66 400 6.1 3/1 7/51 1/0 3/123 41.0 4/26 2/7 30:53 9/13 0/0 1/3

RUSHING Michael Ford Alfred Blue Jakhari Gore Spencer Ware Odell Beckham, Jr.

Att. 13 15 7 6 1

Gain 73 53 26 20 15

PASSING Jarrett Lee Zach Mettenberger

Att. 10 11

Comp Int 9 0 8 0

Yds 133 92

RECEIVING No. Rueben Randle 5 Odell Beckham, Jr. 5 Kadron Boone 2 James Wright 2 Spencer Ware 1 Deangelo Peterson 1

Yds. 121 40 28 20 10 9

TD 0 0 1 0 0 1

Long 43 11 19 13 10 9

PUNTING D.J. Howard

No. 3

Yds. 123

Avg. Long I20 41.0 53 2

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Att. 1

Made Long KICKS 0 0 Missed: 50

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. 1 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0

ALL RETURNS Rueben Randle Tyrann Matheiu Odell Beckham, Jr. Jarvis Landry Deangelo Peterson Michael Brockers Mitch Joseph

Lost Net 1 72 0 53 2 24 0 20 0 15

TD 2 1 0 2 0

Long 26 9 7 8 15

TD 1 1

Long 43 24

Sacks 1 0

Lg. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Northwestern State RUSHING Sterling Endsley Rumeall Morris D.J Palmer Justin Aldredge

Att. 4 9 3 1

Gain 9 11 6 1

PASSING Brad Henderson Don Canyon

Att. 26 3

Comp Int. 16 1 1 0

Yds. 74 25

RECEIVING Justin Aldredge T.C. Henry Sidney Riley Trevor Eikman Louis Hollier D.J Palmer Phillip Harvey

No. 7 2 2 1 1 1 1

Yds. 58 22 6 9 5 3 1

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 25 17 4 9 5 3 1

PUNTING Nic Russo

No. 7

Yds. 239

Avg. Long I20 34.1 41 1

FIELD GOALS John Shaughnessy

Att. 1

Made Long KICKS 1 44 Made: 44

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. 1 -1 0 2 33 17 0 0 0 0 0 6 99 28 0 0

ALL RETURNS Kevin Shief Phillip Harvey

Lost Net 1 8 5 6 0 6 0 1

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 5 5 6 1

TD 0 0

Long 17 25

Sacks 1 0

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Lg. 0 0

LSU 119 119

Game 3

REVIEW #3 LSU

19

#25 Mississippi State 6 F Sept. 15, 2011 Davis Wade Stadium Starkville, Miss. 56,924

Tigers Score 13 Unanswered To Put Away No. 25 Mississippi State on Thursday, 19-6 LSU’s defense held Mississippi State to nearly 400 yards below its season average as the third-ranked Tigers used a methodical offensive effort to post a 19-6 Thursday night win over the Bulldogs in Starkville. LSU never trailed in the contest, taking a 3-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a 21-yard Drew Alleman field goal. Mississippi State tied the game at 3-3 on its next possession before another Alleman field goal just before halftime gave the Tigers a 6-3 lead at the break. The Bulldogs tied the game at 6-6 late in the third quarter, before the Tigers closed the game with 13 unanswered points for the victory. First, Alleman broke the tie with a 41-yard field goal with 1:46 left in the third quarter and then Jarrett Lee connected with Rueben Randle on a 19-yard TD pass at the 11:56 mark in the fourth quarter to put the Tigers up by 10 at 16-6. Alleman closed the scoring with another field goal at the 2:53 mark. For the game, LSU’s defense recorded 15 tackles for losses and five sacks in holding the Bulldogs to just 52 rushing yards and 193 total yards. On 11 possessions, LSU’s defense forced a 3-and-out or a turnover seven times. Offensively, Lee completed 21-of-27 passes for 213 yards and one score, while Spencer Ware rushed for 107 yards to lead the Tigers rushing attack. LSU finished with 361 yards of total offense (148 rushing, 213 passing) as the Tigers had nearly 38 minutes of possession time.

Scoring LSU MSU LSU MSU LSU MSU LSU LSU LSU

3 3

3 0

5:42 0:04 1:18 5:26 1:46 11:56 2:53

3 3 1Q 1Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

10 0

- 19 -6

Alleman 21 FG DePasquale 26 FG Alleman 42 FG DePasquale 42 FG Alleman 41 FG Randle 19 pass from Lee (Alleman Kick) Alleman 29 FG

RUSHING Spencer Ware Michael Ford J.C. Copeland

Att. 22 13 1

Gain 109 50 0

PASSING Jarrett Lee

Att. 27

Comp Int 21 1

Yds 213

RECEIVING Odell Beckham, Jr. Rueben Randle Jarvis Landry James Wright Mitch Joseph Kadron Boone Michael Ford Kenny Hilliard

No. 8 6 2 1 1 1 1 1

Yds. 61 98 20 11 7 6 6 4

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 13 31 18 11 7 6 6 4

PUNTING No. D.J. Howard 4

Yds. 149

Avg. Long I20 37.2 41 1

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 4 42 Made: 21, 42, 41, 29

Att. 4

Lost Net 2 107 0 50 0 0

TD 0 0 0

Long 23 11 0

TD 1

Long 31

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Tyrann Mathieu 2 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 2 55 33 2 6 Ron Brooks 0 0 0 1 16 16 0 0

RUSHING Vick Ballard Chris Relf Robert Elliott LaDarius Perkins Tyler Russell

Att. 10 16 1 4 3

Gain 44 38 9 15 3

PASSING Chris Relf Tyler Russell

Att. 17 8

Comp Int. 11 1 4 1

Yds. 96 45

Yds. 46 32 2 21 7 22 11

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 23 14 3 18 5 22 11

Avg. Long I20 36.8 47 1

RECEIVING No. Marcus Green 3 Vick Ballard 3 LaDarius Perkins 3 Chris Smith 2 2 Chad Bumphis Malcolm Johnson 1 Arceto Clark 1

Lost Net 6 38 28 10 0 9 8 7 20 -17

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 12 14 9 15 3

TD 0 0

Long 19 23

Yds. 221

Team Stats

FIELD GOALS Derek DePasquale

Att. 2

Made Long KICKS 2 42 Made: 26, 42

Punts

LSU 21 8 11 2 38 159 11 148 213 27 21 1 65 361 5.6 0/0 9/83 2/6 4/149 37.2 2/-8 3/71 37:50 4/12 0/0 6/37

MSU 13 4 7 2 34 114 62 52 141 25 15 2 59 193 3.3 2/0 6/46 1/-1 6/221 36.8 0/0 6/99 22:10 6/14 0/0 1/7

LSU 120 LSU

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Sacks 4 2

PUNTING No. Baker Swedenburg 6

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

Lg. 0 6 0

Mississippi State

Sacks 1

ALL RETURNS No. LaDarius Perkins 0 Johnathan Banks 0 Jameon Lewis 0 Adrian Marcus 0

Yds. 0 0 0 0

Kickoffs

Lg. No. 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1

Yds. 53 0 46 0

Intercepted

Lg. No. 20 0 0 1 25 0 0 0

Yds. 0 -1 0 0

Lg. 0 1 0 0

Game 4 #2/3 LSU

47

#16 West Virginia

LSU

21 F

Sept. 24, 2011 Milan Puskar Stadium Morgantown, W. Va. 62,056

Jarrett Lee Throws For Three Touchdowns As LSU Rolls Over West Virginia, 47-21 Jarrett Lee threw for three TD passes as the Tigers rode a balanced offensive attack to post their third win over a top 25 team with a 47-21 victory over 16th-ranked West Virginia in Morgantown. LSU won despite a record-setting passing night by the Mountaineers as they set school records for completions (38) and passing yards (463). LSU wasted little time in jumping on the Mountaineers, scoring on an 11-yard TD pass from Lee to Rueben Randle on its first possession. LSU stretched the lead to 13-0 following a 22-yard TD run by Michael Ford. WVU countered with a score, but the Tigers closed the half with 14 straight points to take a 27-7 lead at halftime. Odell Beckham Jr. caught a 52-yard TD pass from Lee for a 20-7 lead and then a defensive highlight reel play from Tyrann Mathieu – on a corner blitz he intercepted a pass that he batted backwards into the air – putting the Tigers at the 1-yard line with less than a minute to go before halftime. LSU scored two plays later for a 27-7 advantage. The Tigers appeared to be on their way to putting the game away on their first possession of the second half, however, a dropped TD pass and then a missed field goal gave WVU new life. The Mountaineers responded with two quick TDs to cut the deficit to 27-21 late in the third quarter. LSU regained the moment on the ensuing kickoff as Morris Claiborne raced 99 yards for a TD giving the Tigers a 33-21 cushion. From there it was all LSU as the Tigers tacked on two fourth quarter TDs for the 47-21 victory. The Tigers forced four turnovers, converting TDs on three of those. Spencer Ware led the Tigers with 92 yards on 23 carries, while Ford added 82 yards and 2 TDs on 12 attempts. Lee connected on 16-of-28 passes for 180 yards and a season-best three scores.

Scoring LSU WVU LSU LSU WVU LSU LSU WVU WVU LSU LSU LSU

10:05 1:49 12:30 6:57 0:27 8:40 1:16 1:00 9:55 3:03

7 14

13 0

14 7

1Q 1Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

Randle 11 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Ford 22 run (TEAM rush fumbled) Bailey 20 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) Beckham 52 pass from Lee (Alleman kck) Clement 1 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Urban 12 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) D. Garrison 1 run (Bitancurt kick) Claiborne 99 return (Alleman kick) Ford 15 run (Lee pass failed) Blue 18 run (Alleman kick)

13 0

- 47 - 21

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

REVIEW

LSU WVU 19 28 9 3 8 23 2 2 41 22 204 78 18 8 186 70 180 463 28 65 16 38 0 2 69 87 366 533 5.3 6.1 1/0 3/2 5/45 10/73 2/25 0/0 6/292 6/232 48.7 38.7 3/34 0/0 4/165 6/100 33:22 26:38 8/16 7/17 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/0

RUSHING Spencer Ware Michael Ford Alfred Blue Russell Sheppard

Att. 23 12 2 1

Gain 97 83 21 3

PASSING Jarrett Lee

Att. 28

Comp Int 16 0

Yds 180

RECEIVING No. Rueben Randle 6 Spencer Ware 3 Odell Beckham 2 Russell Sheppard 1 Kadron Boone 1 James Wright 1 Chase Clement 1 Deangelo Peterson 1

Yds. 53 18 82 16 5 3 1 2

TD 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Long 16 11 52 16 5 3 1 2

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 6

Yds. 292

Avg. Long I20 48.7 60 6

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 0 NA Missed: 30

Att. 1

Lost Net 5 92 1 82 0 21 0 3

TD 0 2 1 0

Long 16 22 18 3

TD 3

Long 52

Sacks 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 3 154 99 0 0 Tyrann Mathieu 3 34 12 0 0 0 1 16 Brandon Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 1 11 11 0 0 Jarvis Landry

Lg. 0 16 9 0

West Virginia RUSHING Dustin Garrison Shawne Alston Vernard Roberts Geno Smith

Att. 10 4 5 2

Gain 48 14 9 7

PASSING Geno Smith

Att. 65

Comp Int. 38 2

Yds. 463

RECEIVING No. Tavon Austin 11 Stedman Bailey 8 Ivan McCartney 6 4 Dustin Garrison Tyler Urban 3 Brad Starks 3 Devon Brown 1 Willie Milhouse 1 1 Vernard Roberts

Yds. 187 115 59 26 33 24 10 8 1

TD 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Long 72 20 20 19 16 10 10 8 1

PUNTING No. Corey Smith 6

Yds. 232

Avg. Long I20 38.7 58 0

FIELD GOALS No Attempts

Made Long KICKS

Att.

Lost Net 2 46 0 14 0 9 2 5

TD 1 0 0 0

Long 17 7 4 7

TD 2

Long 72

Sacks 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Tavon Austin 0 0 0 6 100 26 0 0

Lg. 0

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LSU 121 121

Game 5

REVIEW Kentucky

7

#1/2 LSU

35

LSU F

Oct. 1, 2011 Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La 92,660

No. 1 LSU Rolls By Kentucky In SEC Home Opener, 35-7 Behind another strong defensive outing and a balanced offensive attack, LSU remained undefeated with a 35-7 victory over Kentucky in Tiger Stadium. LSU limited Kentucky to just 155 total yards, 45 in the first half, as the Tigers led from start to finish. LSU finished the game with 348 total yards (179 rushing, 169 passing). LSU punted on six of its eight first half possessions, but the Tigers did manage to take a 14-0 lead at halftime. Jordan Jefferson, in his first action this year, scored on a 1-yard run at the 7:06 mark in the first quarter to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. LSU extended the lead to 14-0 on a 51-yard TD pass from Jarrett Lee to Odell Beckham Jr. After holding Kentucky to a 3-and-out to start the second half, LSU went 68 yards on 10 plays, capped by a 1-yard run by Alfred Blue to stretch the lead to 21-0. The Tigers increased the lead to 28-0 when Tyrann Mathieu recovered a fumble that he forced and raced 23-yards for a TD. Terrence Magee capped the scoring for the Tigers with his first career TD early in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats scored their only points of the game with less than five minutes to go. Blue led the Tigers with 72 yards and one TD on 16 carries, while Lee connected on 8-of-21 passes for 169 yards and a score. LSU held Kentucky to 89 rushing yards and just 66 passing yards.

Scoring

UK LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU UK

0 7

7:06 11:14 8:07 4:30 10:39 4:22

0 7 1Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

0 14

7 7

-7 - 35

Jefferson 1 run (Alleman kick) Beckham 51 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Blue 1 run (Alleman kick) Mathieu 23 fumble recovery (Alleman kick) Magee 1 run (Alleman kick) Roark 4 pass from Newton (McIntosh kick)

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

122 LSU

UK 13 6 5 2 39 135 46 89 66 25 7 0 64 155 2.4 2/1 6/23 0/0 10/424 42.4 2/9 4/99 28:47 3/15 1/1 0/0

LSU 18 10 7 1 46 186 7 179 169 21 8 0 67 348 5.2 1/0 4/32 0/0 8/335 41.9 2/30 2/39 31:13 6/15 1/1 5/24

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RUSHING Alfred Blue Terrence Magee Jordan Jefferson Michael Ford Russell Sheppard Spencer Ware

Att. 16 12 4 9 1 4

Gain 72 38 29 28 13 6

PASSING Jarrett Lee

Att. 21

Comp Int 8 0

Yds 169

RECEIVING No. Odell Beckham, Jr. 3 Russell Shepard 2 Deangelo Peterson 2 Rueben Randle 1

Yds. 75 35 22 37

TD 1 0 0 0

Long 51 22 11 37

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 8

Yds. 335

Avg. Long I20 41.9 50 1

FIELD GOALS No Attempts

Made Long KICKS

Att.

Lost Net 0 72 0 38 0 29 6 22 0 13 1 5

TD 1 1 1 0 0 0

Long 14 8 12 9 13 3

TD 1

Long 51

Sacks 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Tyrann Mathieu 2 30 19 0 0 0 0 0 Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 1 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 15 0 0 Odell Beckham, Jr.

Lg. 0 0 0

Kentucky RUSHING Josh Clemons Morgan Newton Jonathan George Maxwell Smith

Att. 21 9 6 3

Gain 73 45 16 1

PASSING Morgan Newton Maxwell Smith

Att. 20 5

Comp Int. 6 0 1 0

Yds. 57 9

RECEIVING No. Matt Roark 4 2 La’Rod King E.J. Fields 1

Yds. 19 31 16

TD 1 0 0

Long 9 19 16

PUNTING No. Ryan Tydlacka 10

Yds. 424

Avg. Long I20 42.4 64 1

FIELD GOALS No Attempts

Made Long KICKS

Att.

Lost Net 4 69 12 33 6 10 24 -23

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 17 14 8 1

TD 1 0

Long 19 9

Sacks 3 2

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Randall Burden 2 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 Mychal Bailey 0 0 0 3 66 23 0 0 Winston Guy 0 0 0 1 33 33 0 0

Lg. 0 0 0

Game 6 #17/18 Florida

11

#1/2 LSU

41

LSU

F Oct. 8, 2011 Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La. 93,022

Ware Leads LSU Rushing Attack Past No. 17 Florida, 41-11 Spencer Ware rushed for a career-high 109 yards and 2 TDs and the Tiger defense limited Florida to just 213 yards as LSU rolled to 41-11 win over the 17th-ranked Gators in Tiger Stadium. LSU scored on four of its first five possessions – including a 46-yard TD pass from Jarrett Lee to Rueben Randle on the Tigers’ second offensive play of the game. LSU quickly built a 14-0 lead on a 2-yard run by Ware at the 6:40 mark in the first quarter. Drew Alleman added a 35-yard field goal and Ware an 8-yard TD run as the Tigers built a 24-0 first half lead. Florida kicked a field goal just before halftime as the Tigers led 24-3 at intermission. Florida scored its only TD of the game late in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 27-11, but the Tigers responded with a TD on its next possession to put the game out of reach at 34-11. Alfred Blue closed out the scoring with a 2-yard run with just over a minute left in the game. LSU’s defense held Florida to nine first downs as the Gators completed just 9 passes for a total of 113 yards passing. LSU had its best offensive showing of the season, totaling 453 total yards (238 rushing, 253 passing). Lee connected on 7-of-10 passes for 154 yards and one score, while Jordan Jefferson connected on 3-of-4 attempts for 61 yards and a score. Blue added 70 rushing yards and 1 TD for the Tigers. Defensively, Tyrann Mathieu had 6 tackles, including one for a 7-yard loss, and an interception.

LSU LSU LSU LSU UF LSU UF LSU LSU

11:55 6:40 13:22 6:50 0:08 4:40 0:40 12:20 1:27

0 14 1Q 1Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

3 10

Att. 24 14 4 3 1 1 1

Gain 113 73 7 9 44 5 2

PASSING Jarrett Lee Jordan Jefferson

Att. 10 4

Comp Int 7 0 3 0

Yds 154 61

RECEIVING No. Rueben Randle 4 Russell Shepard 2 Deangelo Peterson 1 Kadron Boone 1 Mitch Joseph 1 Spencer Ware 1

Yds. 127 41 22 21 2 2

TD 1 0 0 0 1 0

Long 57 37 22 21 2 2

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 3

Yds. 117

Avg. Long I20 39 45 1

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 2 35 made: 35, 23

Att. 2

Lost Net 4 109 3 70 0 7 0 9 0 44 0 5 0 2

TD 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Long 18 20 3 6 44 5 2

TD 1 1

Long 57 37

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Tyrann Mathieu 2 12 9 0 0 0 1 0 Rueben Randle 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 2 33 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 9 0 0 Chase Clement Brandon Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17

Randle 46 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Ware 2 run (Alleman kick) Alleman 35 FG Ware 8 run (Alleman kick) Sturgis 34 FG Alleman 23 FG Debose 65 pass from Brissett (Rainey rush) Joseph 2 pass from Jefferson (Alleman kick) Blue 2 run (Alleman kick)

PASSING Jacoby Brissett Trey Burton

Att. 14 2

Comp Int. 8 2 1 0

Yds. 94 6

RECEIVING No. 3 Trey Burton Jordan Reed 2 Chris Rainey 2 Andre Debose 1 Frankie Hammond 1

Yds. 14 8 -1 65 14

TD 0 0 0 1 0

Long 10 7 6 65 14

UF 9 5 3 1 32 124 11 113 100 16 9 2 48 213 4.4 2-0 12/90 0/0 6/224 37.3 2/7 6/139 24:20 2/11 1/2 1/8

PUNTING No. David Lerner 6

Yds. 224

Avg. Long I20 37.3 42 1

FIELD GOALS Caleb Sturgis

Made Long KICKS 1 34 made: 34

0 14

- 11 - 41

LSU 20 10 7 3 49 253 15 238 215 14 10 0 63 453 7.2 0-0 9/65 2/17 3/136 45.3 3/15 3/42 35:40 6/13 1/1 1/5

Lg. 0 0 0 0 17

Florida Gain 53 56 9 3 0 3

8 3

Sacks 1 0

Att. 13 9 5 2 1 2

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

RUSHING Spencer Ware Alfred Blue Jordan Jefferson Terrence Magee Brad Wing Kenny Hilliard Michael Ford

RUSHING Chris Rainey Mike Gillislee Trey Burton Jeff Demps Hunter Joyer Jacoby Brissett

Scoring

UF LSU

REVIEW

Att. 1

Lost Net 1 52 0 56 2 7 3 0 0 0 5 -2

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 25 15 4 3 0 3

TD 1 0

Long 65 6

Sacks 1 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Chris Rainey 2 7 7 1 37 37 0 0 Andre Debose 0 0 0 4 83 25 0 0 Mike Gillislee 0 0 0 1 19 19 0 0 Eain Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 38 Eddie Davis 0 0 0 2 30 22 0 0

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Lg. 0 0 0 38 0

LSU 123 123

Game 7

REVIEW #1/2 LSU

38

Tennessee

LSU

7 F

Oct. 15, 2011 Neyland Stadium Knoxville, Tenn. 101,822

Dominant Second Half Lifts No. 1 LSU Past Tennessee, 38-7 Jarrett Lee tossed three touchdown passes and Spencer Ware rushed for a score and caught a pass for a TD as top-ranked LSU used a dominating second half to post a 38-7 win over Tennessee in Knoxville. The 31-point win marked the largest margin of victory by the Tigers over the Vols. LSU never trailed in the contest as the Tigers accounted for 38 minutes of possession time, including 22 of a possible 30 minutes in the second half. After a scoreless first quarter, LSU took a 7-0 lead on a 5-yard TD pass from Lee to Rueben Randle. Morris Claiborne setup LSU’s first score after returning an interception 89-yards to the Tennessee 5-yard line. LSU increased the lead to 14-0 five minutes later when Ware scampered 13 yards on a screen pass for a TD. Tennessee responded with a TD to cut the lead to 14-7, but a Drew Alleman 18yard field goal just before half gave the Tigers a 17-7 lead at intermission. The second half was all LSU as the Tigers scored TDs on all three of their possessions. LSU had TD scoring drives of 12 plays, 66yards, 7:01; 16 plays, 99 yards, 8:44; and 10 plays, 65 yards, 6:08 in the second half. LSU ran 38 plays in the second half compared to just 19 for the Vols. LSU also outgained Tennessee 222-66 in the second half as the Tigers outscored the Vols 21-0 in the final 30 minutes of the contest. Ware led the Tigers with 80 rushing yards and a score. Lee connected on 13-of-17 passes for 138 yards and a career-high tying three scores. Brandon Taylor led LSU with 10 tackles.

Scoring

LSU UT LSU LSU UT LSU LSU LSU LSU

0 0

14:56 10:01 2:24 0:15 7:53 8:55 1:35

17 7 2Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

7 0

14 0

-38 -7

Randle 5 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Ware 13 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Poole 2 run (Palardy kick) Alleman 18 FG Ware 1 run (Alleman kick) Jefferson 3 run (Alleman kick) Shepard 14 pass from Lee (Alleman kick)

Team Stats

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

124 LSU

LSU 24 14 6 4 49 245 8 237 146 20 14 0 69 383 5.6 0/0 8/61 2/99 4/180 45.0 3/32 2/68 38:19 6/12 1/1 0/0

UT 11 5 5 1 29 130 19 111 128 20 6 2 49 239 4.9 0/0 6/68 0/0 5/189 37.8 0/0 5/135 21:41 4/10 0/1 1/3

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RUSHING Spencer Ware Jordan Jefferson Michael Ford Russell Shepard Alfred Blue Kenny Hilliard

Att. 23 14 5 2 4 1

Gain Lost Net 84 4 80 77 4 73 35 0 35 19 0 19 17 0 17 13 0 13

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0

Long 16 18 13 10 8 13

PASSING Jarrett Lee Jordan Jefferson

Att. 17 3

Comp Int 13 0 1 0

Yds 138 8

TD 3 0

Long 45 8

RECEIVING No. Rueben Randle 5 Odell Beckham Jr. 4 Deangelo Peterson 2 Russell Shepard 1 Spencer Ware 1 Kenny Hilliard 1

Yds. 86 24 8 14 13 1

TD 1 0 0 1 1 0

Long 45 8 7 14 13 1

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 4

Yds. 180

Avg. Long I20 45.0 53 2

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 1 18 made: 18

Att. 1

Sacks 0 1

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. 0 Tyrann Mathieu 2 22 12 0 0 0 0 34 Odell Beckham Jr. 1 10 10 1 34 0 0 34 0 0 0 1 34 1 89 Morris Claiborne 0 Eric Reid 0 0 0 0 0 1 10

Lg. 0 0 89 10

Tennessee RUSHING Tauren Poole Marlin Lane Rajion Neal

Att. 19 6 1

Gain Lost Net 80 10 70 43 0 43 5 0 5

TD 1 0 0

Long 22 18 5

PASSING Matt Simms

Att. 20

Comp Int. 6 2

Yds. 128

TD 0

Long 44

RECEIVING No. Da’Rick Rogers 3 Rajion Neal 1 Devrin Young 1 1 Ben Bartholomew

Yds. 63 38 21 6

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 44 38 21 6

PUNTING No. Matt Darr 4 Michael Palardy 1

Yds. 147 42

Avg. Long I20 36.8 41 2 42.0 42 0

FIELD GOALS No Attempts

Made Long KICKS

Att.

Sacks 0

0 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Devrin Young 0 0 0 5 135 60 0 0

Lg. 0

Game 8 #19/23 Auburn

10

#1/2 LSU

45

LSU

F Oct. 22, 2011 Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La. 93,098

No. 1 LSU Dominates Defending National Champion Auburn, 45-10 Jarrett Lee threw for 165 yards and a pair of TDs and true freshman Kenny Hilliard had his breakout game, rushing for 65 yards and two scores, as LSU rolled to a 45-10 win over 19th-ranked Auburn in Tiger Stadium. Playing without five starters for various reasons, LSU wasted little time in taking control of the game as the Tigers drove 76 yards on their first possession to take a 7-0 lead on a 9-yard run by Hilliard. After Auburn pulled to within 7-3 on a field goal late in the first quarter, LSU scored 38 unanswered points. Rueben Randle caught a 42-yard TD pass from Jordan Jefferson with five minutes left in the first half and then hauled in a 46-yard scoring pass from Lee with 40 seconds left in the second quarter as the Tigers led 21-3 at halftime. LSU blew the game open early in the third quarter, scoring three TDs in a two-minute span, extending a 21-3 lead to 42-3 at the 7:27 mark in the third quarter following a 28-yard interception return for a TD by Ron Brooks. LSU’s other scores during that 21-point burst came on a 10-yard pass from Lee to Russell Shepard and a 1-yard run by Hilliard. Drew Alleman kicked a 36-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter for the Tigers. Auburn got its only TD of the game on LSU’s second team defense with just over two minutes left in the game. For the game, LSU racked up 393 total yards (174 rushing, 219 passing), while holding Auburn to only 248 total yards. Michael Ford led the Tigers with 82 rushing yards, while Randle caught five passes for 106 yards and a pair of scores. LSU went without an offensive turnover for the fifth straight game.

Scoring

AU LSU LSU AU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU AU

11:13 1:26 5:00 0:40 9:51 8:12 7:27 13:56 2:22

3 7

0 14 1Q 1Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

0 21

7 3

- 10 - 45

Hilliard 9 run (Alleman kick) Parkey 42 FG Randle 42 pass from Jefferson (Alleman kick) Randle 46 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Shepard 10 pass from Lee (Alleman kick) Hilliard 1 run (Alleman kick) Brooks 28 INT return (Alleman kick) Alleman 36 FG McCalebb 2 run (Parkey kick)

Team Stats

FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

AU 18 6 9 3 34 146 59 87 161 24 14 1 58 248 4.3 2/1 7/51 0/0 7/246 35.1 2/2 7/135 29:25 4/12 0/0 2/6

REVIEW

LSU 23 10 9 4 36 187 13 174 219 23 16 0 59 393 6.7 0/0 5/60 1/28 4/205 51.2 1/14 2/48 30:35 3/8 0/0 6/56

Long 23 25 5 7 8 0

TD 2 1

Long 46 42

Att. 12 10 5 3 4 1

Gain 82 65 18 14 8 0

PASSING Jarrett Lee Jordan Jefferson

Att. 20 3

Comp Int 14 0 2 0

Yds 165 54

RECEIVING No. Rueben Randle 5 Odell Beckham Jr. 3 Russell Shepard 3 Chase Clement 2 Deangelo Peterson 1 James Wright 1 Alfred Blue 1

Yds. 106 42 10 40 12 7 2

TD 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

Long 46 23 10 27 12 7 2

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 4

Yds. 205

Avg. Long I20 51.2 56 3

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 36 36 made: 36

Att. 1

Lost Net 0 82 0 65 1 17 0 14 6 2 3 -3

TD 0 2 0 0 0 0

RUSHING Michael Ford Kenny Hilliard Alfred Blue Terrence Magee Jordan Jefferson Russell Shepard

Sacks 0 2

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. 1 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 Odell Beckham Jr. Russell Shepard 0 0 0 2 48 27 0 0 Ron Brooks 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 28

Lg. 0 0 28

Auburn Long 29 20 13 8 6

TD 0 0

Long 30 14

Att. 12 3 9 1 9

Gain 62 32 32 8 12

PASSING Clint Moseley Kiehl Frazier

Att. 20 4

Comp Int. 12 1 2 0

Yds. 145 16

RECEIVING No. Onterio McCalebb 3 Philip Lutzenkirchen 3 2 DeAngelo Benton Trovon Reed 2 Quan Bray 2 Travante Stallworth 2

Yds. 38 23 42 26 22 10

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 25 16 30 25 14 10

PUNTING No. Steven Clark 7

Yds. 246

Avg. Long I20 35.1 52 3

FIELD GOALS Cody Parkey

Made Long KICKS 1 42 made: 42

Att. 1

Lost Net 2 60 0 32 1 31 0 8 56 -44

TD 0 1 0 0 0

RUSHING Michael Dyer Onterio McCalebb Kiehl Frazier Quan Bray Clint Moseley

Sacks 6 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Quan Bray 2 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 Robenson Therezie 0 0 0 3 54 23 0 0 Tre Mason 0 0 0 3 61 25 0 0 Onterio McCalebb 0 0 0 1 20 20 0 0

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Lg. 0 0 0 0

LSU 125 125

Game 9

REVIEW #1 LSU

9

#2 Alabama

6

LSU

F Nov. 5, 2011 Bryant-Denny Stadium Tuscaloosa, Ala. 101,821

Alleman Boots No. 1 LSU Past No. 2 Alabama, 9-6, in “Game of the Century” Drew Alleman kicked three field goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as top-ranked LSU topped second-ranked Alabama, 9-6, in what was the first regular season meeting between teams ranked Nos. 1-2 in SEC history. Billed as the “Game of the Century” by many, the contest didn’t disappoint as the top two defenses in the SEC engaged in a classic defensive battle. Playing perhaps its best game of the season, the LSU defense allowed just six points to Alabama even though the Crimson Tide penetrated inside the Tiger 35-yard line seven times during the contest. After a scoreless first quarter that saw the Crimson Tide miss three field goals, Alabama scratched first on a 34-yard field goal with less than four minutes left in the first half. Alleman tied the game at 3-3 at halftime when he banged home a 19-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter. Alabama regained the lead at 6-3 following a 46-yard field goal midway through the third quarter. Alleman tied the contest at 6-6 with a 30-yard field goal at the 14:13 mark in the fourth quarter. Eric Reid’s unlikely interception in the endzone at the 11:03 mark in the fourth quarter stopped another Alabama drive and then a 73-yard punt by Brad Wing on LSU’s ensuing possession flipped the field position back to LSU’s favor. The teams traded scoreless possessions in the final nine minutes of the contest before going to overtime. Tied at 6-6. In overtime, LSU’s defense again came up big, holding the Crimson Tide to negative yards and forcing Alabama to try a 52-yard field goal – which they missed. LSU needed just four offensive plays to setup Alleman’s game-winning kick – a 25-yard that split the uprights giving the Tigers a 9-6 victory. For the game, LSU limited Alabama to 295 total yards and just 96 on the ground. LSU managed 148 rushing yards and 239 total yards with Michael Ford leading the way with 72 yards on 11 carries.

Scoring

LSU UA UA LSU UA LSU LSU

0 0

3:53 0:00 7:56 14:13 15:00

3 3 2Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT

0 3

3 0

3 0

Shelley 34 FG Alleman 19 FG Foster 46 FG Alleman 30 FG Alleman 25 FG

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

126 LSU

LSU 15 9 4 2 41 154 6 148 91 17 9 2 58 239 4.1 0/0 7/56 2/33 6/229 38.2 1/0 3/49 29:54 3/11 0/0 2/6

UA 17 8 7 2 31 128 32 96 199 29 16 2 60 295 4.9 1/0 6/73 2/14 2/79 39.5 0/0 2/49 30:06 5/13 0/0 1/3

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-9 -6

RUSHING Michael Ford Jordan Jefferson Spencer Ware Russell Shepard Kenny Hilliard

Att. 11 11 16 1 2

Gain 73 46 31 2 2

PASSING Jordan Jefferson Jarrett Lee

Att. 10 7

Comp Int 6 0 3 2

Yds 67 24

RECEIVING No. Russell Shepard 2 Rueben Randle 2 Chase Clement 2 Odell Beckham Jr. 2 Deangelo Peterson 1

Yds. 39 19 19 16 -2

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 34 13 14 13 0

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 6

Yds. 229

Avg. Long I20 38.2 73 4

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 3 30 made: 19, 30, 25

Att. 3

Lost Net 1 72 3 43 2 29 0 2 0 2

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 15 18 6 2 2

TD 0 0

Long 34 13

Sacks 1 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Odell Beckham Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 49 18 0 0 Ron Brooks Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33 Eric Reid 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Lg. 0 0 33 0

Alabama RUSHING Trent Richardson Eddie Lacy AJ McCarron Marquis Maze

Att. 23 5 2 1

Gain Lost Net 103 14 89 25 6 19 0 6 -6 0 6 -6

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 24 20 0 0

PASSING AJ McCarron Marquis Maze

Att. 28 1

Comp Int. 16 1 0 1

Yds. 199 0

TD 0 0

Long 39 0

RECEIVING No. Marquis Maze 6 5 Trent Richardson Darius Hanks 2 Eddie Lacy 1 Brad Smelley 1 Michael Williams 1

Yds. 61 80 38 11 8 1

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 19 39 19 11 8 1

PUNTING No. Cody Mandell 2

Yds. 79

Avg. Long I20 39.5 41 2

FIELD GOALS Cade Foster Jeremy Shelley

Made Long KICKS 1 46 made: 46; missed: 44, 50, 52 1 34 made: 34; missed: 49

Att. 4 2

Sacks 2 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Trent Richardson 0 0 0 1 23 23 0 0 Mark Barron 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 Robert Lester 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Marquis Maze 0 0 0 1 26 26 0 0

Lg. 0 14 0 0

Game 10 Western Kentucky

9

#1 LSU

42

LSU

F Nov. 12, 2011 Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La. 92,917

Blue Paces No. 1 LSU to Big Win Against Western Kentucky, 42-9 Alfred Blue rushed for a career-high 119 yards and two touchdowns as LSU overcame a sluggish first half to beat Western Kentucky, 42-9, for Homecoming in Tiger Stadium. Jordan Jefferson started at quarterback for the first time this year and he responded with 168 yards passing and one score. The Tigers took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter when Jefferson connected with Rueben Randle on a 59-yard TD pass. The Hilltoppers responded with a 10-play drive to tie the game at 7-7 at the 1:26 mark in the first quarter. LSU regained the lead at 14-7 just before halftime when Kenny Hilliard scored the first of his two TDs on a 1-yard run. The Tigers opened the second half by scoring TDs on four of their first five possessions. Hilliard stretched the lead to 21-7 with another 1-yard run at the 8:58 mark in the third quarter. Following a Western Kentucky safety that got the Hilltoppers to within 21-9, LSU put the game out of reach at 35-9 on a pair of rushing scores by Blue – one going for 45 yards and the other from 4-yards out. Jarrett Lee hit Kadron Boone with a 5-yard TD pass to close out the scoring for the Tigers. Despite allowing a TD in the first quarter for the first time all season, LSU’s defense still managed to hold Western Kentucky to 248 total yards (129 rushing, 97 passing). Kevin Minter led the Tigers on defense with a career-high 11 tackles, while Ryan Baker added nine stops. Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery and Ron Brooks all had sacks for LSU, while Tahj Jones picked off the first pass of his career.

Scoring WKU LSU

LSU WKU LSU LSU WKU LSU LSU LSU

6:18 1:26 3:32 8:58 5:22 2:53 13:52 5:45

7 7

0 7 1Q 1Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

2 14

0 14

-9 - 42

Randle 59 pass from Jefferson (Alleman kick) Simpson 2 run (Tinius kick) Hilliard 1 run (Alleman kick) Hilliard 1 run (Alleman kick) Team Safety Blue 45 run (Alleman kick) Blue 4 run (Alleman kick) Boone 5 pass from Lee (Alleman kick)

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

WKU 15 7 7 1 45 168 39 129 97 24 11 1 69 226 3.3 0/0 6/50 0/0 6/248 41.3 1/0 7/190 35:55 7/18 1/3 2/11

REVIEW

LSU 23 12 9 2 40 306 15 291 183 19 10 0 59 474 8.0 4/1 5/44 1/1 2/68 34.0 4/48 2/48 24;05 8/11 0/0 3/17

RUSHING Alfred Blue Michael Ford Spencer Ware Jordan Jefferson Russell Shepard Terrence Magee Jarrett Lee Jakhari Gore Kenny Hilliard

Att. 9 11 6 5 1 2 1 1 4

Gain 119 63 39 31 18 17 15 1 3

PASSING Jordan Jefferson Jarrett Lee

Att. 14 4

Comp Int 8 0 2 0

Yds 168 15

RECEIVING Rueben Randle Odell Beckham Jr. Chase Clement Jarvis Landry Travis Dickson Spencer Ware Kadron Boone

No. 3 2 1 1 1 1 1

Yds. 76 42 24 20 10 6 5

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 59 29 24 20 10 6 5

PUNTING Brad Wing

No. 2

Yds. 68

Avg. Long I20 34.0 35 1

FIELD GOALS No Attempts

Att.

Made Long KICKS

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. 2 39 29 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 12 2 48 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

ALL RETURNS Tyrann Mathieu Odell Beckham Jr. Tahj Jones

Lost Net 0 119 1 62 0 39 11 20 0 18 0 17 0 15 0 1 3 0

TD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Long 45 13 21 26 18 9 15 1 1

TD 1 1

Long 59 10

Sacks 2 0

TB 0

Lg. 0 0 1

Western Kentucky RUSHING Bobby Rainey Keshawn Simpson Boe Brand Kadeem Jones Kawaun Jakes

Att. 28 6 1 5 5

Gain 107 19 17 11 14

PASSING Kawaun Jakes

Att. 24

Comp Int. 11 1

Yds. 97

RECEIVING Jack Doyle Bobby Rainey Antonio Andrews Mitchell Henry Rico Brown Kadeem Jones

No. 5 2 1 1 1 1

Yds. 44 15 11 10 9 8

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 14 10 11 10 9 8

PUNTING Hendrix Brakefield

No. 6

Yds. 248

Avg. Long I20 41.3 50 2

FIELD GOALS Casey Tinius

Att. 1

Made Long KICKS 0 NA Missed: 49

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. 1 0 0 5 136 73 0 0 0 0 0 1 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 22 0 0

ALL RETURNS Antonio Andrews Derrius Brooks Tyree Robinson

Lost Net 22 85 0 19 0 17 0 11 17 -3

TD 0 1 0 0 0

Long 14 6 17 7 13

TD 0

Long 14

Sacks 3

TB 0

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Lg. 0 0 0

LSU 127 127

Game 11

REVIEW #1 LSU

52

Ole Miss

3

LSU

F Nov. 19, 2011 Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Oxford, Miss. 59,877

No. 1 LSU Records Biggest Win In Ole Miss Series, 52-3 LSU scored two defensive touchdowns and five players rushed for 50 yards or more as the top-ranked Tigers demolished Ole Miss, 52-3, in Oxford for their 12th straight win dating back to 2010. The game was never in doubt as LSU’s Ron Brooks intercepted an Ole Miss pass on the third play of the game and returned it 46 yards for a TD and a 7-0 lead. LSU, which only punted one time, scored on its next two possessions, taking a 21-0 lead at the 5:11 mark in the first quarter on a 22-yard pass from Jordan Jefferson to Russell Shepard. Kevin Minter made it 28-0 early in the second quarter when he recovered an Ole Miss fumble in the endzone. Spencer Ware added a 35-yard TD run as the Tigers led 35-3 at halftime. Michael Ford raced 19 yards for a score and then James Stampley added his first career TD in the third quarter as LSU led 49-3 at the end of three quarters. LSU tacked on a 29-yard field goal by Drew Alleman to close out the scoring. For the game, LSU didn’t throw an incomplete pass, going 8-for-8 for 105 yards and one TD. The Tigers rushed for a season-high 353 yards with Alfred Blue leading the way with 74 yards on four carries. Ware added 70 yards and one TD as the Tigers racked up 458 total yards, while limiting the Rebels to just 195 total yards. Safety Derrick Bryant had his best game as a Tiger with eight tackles, while Brooks had four tackles, one sack for an 11-yard loss, a forced fumble and fumble recovery and the interception return for a touchdown.

Scoring LSU UM

LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU UM LSU LSU LSU

14:32 6:45 5:11 12:42 3:01 1:03 12:35 0:54 9:30

21 0 1Q 1Q 1Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q

14 3

14 0

3 0

- 52 -3

Brooks 46 INT return (Alleman kick) Hilliard 1 run (Alleman kick) Shepard 22 pass from Jefferson (Alleman kick) Minter 0 fumble recovery (Alleman kick) Ware 35 run (Alleman kick) Rose 39 FG Ford 19 run (Alleman kick) Stampley 1 run (Alleman kick) Alleman 29 FG

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

128 LSU

LSU 21 13 8 0 50 371 18 353 105 8 8 0 58 458 7.9 1/0 3/35 1/46 1/46 46.0 3/64 1/15 30:47 5/9 1/2 4/29

UM 13 10 2 1 42 200 52 148 47 19 8 1 61 195 3.2 2/2 4/29 0/0 5/217 43.4 1/-1 9/160 29:13 6/16 1/2 0/0

2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

RUSHING Alfred Blue Spencer Ware Kenny Hilliard Terrence Magee Michael Ford Jordan Jefferson Zach Mettenberger Odell Beckham Jr. James Stampley

Att. 4 10 9 7 5 6 1 1 3

Gain 74 70 59 58 50 29 25 4 2

PASSING Jordan Jefferson Jarrett Lee

Att. 7 1

Comp Int 7 0 1 0

Yds 88 17

RECEIVING No. Deangelo Peterson 2 Odell Beckham Jr. 2 Russell Shepard 1 Rueben Randle 1 Chase Clement 1 Michael Ford 1

Yds. 28 18 22 22 12 3

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0

Long 17 13 22 22 12 3

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 1

Yds. 46

Avg. Long I20 46.0 46 1

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Att. 1

Lost Net 0 74 0 70 0 59 3 55 0 50 3 26 0 25 0 4 0 2

TD 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

Long 57 35 20 35 19 19 25 4 1

TD 1 0

Long 22 17

Sacks 0 0

TB 0

Made Long KICKS 1 29 made: 29

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. Tyrann Mathieu 0 2 28 18 0 0 0 0 0 Odell Beckham Jr. 1 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 46 46 Ron Brooks Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 1 15 15 0 0 0

Ole Miss RUSHING Barry Brunetti Brandon Bolden Enrique Davis Nickolas Brassell Zack Stoudt

Att. 15 13 11 1 2

Gain 97 62 41 0 0

Lost Net 23 74 4 58 0 41 11 -11 14 -14

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 47 14 9 0 0

PASSING Barry Brunetti Zack Stoudt Brandon Bolden

Att. 10 8 1

Comp 5 3 0

Int. 0 1 0

Yds. 30 17 0

TD 0 0 0

Long 16 18 0

RECEIVING No. Vincent Sanders 3 Jamal Mosley 2 Ferbia Allen 1 Donte Moncrief 1 1 Nickolas Brassell

Yds. 39 14 4 -5 -5

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 18 9 4 0 0

PUNTING No. Tyler Campbell 5

Yds. 217

Avg. Long I20 43.4 55 2

Sacks 1 2 0

FIELD GOALS Bryson Rose

Att. 1

Made Long KICKS 1 39 made: 39

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted Yds. Lg. No. Yds. ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Philander Moore 1 -1 0 5 93 27 0 0 Nickolas Brassell 0 0 0 4 67 31 0 0

Lg. 0 0

Game 12

#3 Arkansas #1 LSU

17

LSU

41 F

Nov. 25, 2011 Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La 93,108

No. 1 LSU Completes Perfect Regular Season, Defeats No. 3 Arkansas, 41-17 Top-ranked LSU overcame its largest deficit of the season at 14-0 in the second quarter and stormed back for a 41-17 victory over No. 3 Arkansas in Tiger Stadium. After a scoreless first quarter, Arkansas went up 7-0 on a Tyler Wilson TD pass just seconds into the second quarter. The Hogs pushed the margin to 14-0 just two minutes later when a Michael Ford fumble was returned 47 yards for a TD by Alonzo Highsmith. LSU responded by reeling off 21 points over the final five minutes of the quarter to take a 21-14 lead at halftime. Kenny Hilliard started the rally with a 6-yard TD run to pull the Tigers to within, 14-7. Then after a 3-and-out by Arkansas, Tyrann Mathieu returned a punt 92 yards for a TD to tie the score at 14-14 with 3:24 left in the half. Mathieu struck again just before halftime, forcing a fumble at the LSU 34-yard line to halt an Arkansas drive. LSU then marched 66 yards in just five plays, capped with a Jordan Jefferson 9-yard TD pass to Russell Shepard, giving the Tigers their first lead of the game, 21-14, with 59 seconds left in the half. Arkansas cut the Tiger lead to 21-17 on a field goal midway through the third quarter. LSU’s Drew Alleman extended the lead to 24-17 with a 21-yard field goal on LSU’s next possession. LSU increased the lead to 31-17 on a 7-yard TD run by Spencer Ware at the 11:04 mark in the fourth quarter. The Tigers put the game out of reach at 38-17 when Jefferson raced 48 yards for a TD following a Morris Claiborne interception with 10:09 left in the game. Alleman tacked on a 37-yard field goal with 5:08 left in the game for the final margin. Hilliard led LSU with 102 rushing yards and 1 TD, while Jefferson threw for 208 yards and a score and rushed for 53 yards and a TD.

Scoring ARK LSU

ARK ARK LSU LSU LSU ARK LSU LSU LSU LSU

14:54 12:11 5:15 3:24 0:59 7:42 2:14 11:04 10:09 5:08

0 0

14 21 2Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q 4Q

3 3

0 17

- 17 - 41

Wright 13 pass from Wilson (Hocker kick) Highsmith 47 fumble recovery (Hocker kick) Hilliard 6 run (Alleman kick) Mathieu 92 punt return (Alleman kick) Shepard 9 pass from Jefferson (Alleman kick) Hocker 29 FG Alleman 21 FG Ware 7 run (Alleman kick) Jefferson 48 run (Alleman kick) Alleman 37 FG

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

ARK 11 3 7 1 28 97 50 47 207 22 14 1 50 254 5.1 4/2 5/36 1/0 5/252 50.4 0/0 3/29 22:51 6/13 0/0 2/11

REVIEW

LSU 26 14 10 2 46 299 13 286 208 29 18 1 75 494 6.6 3/1 6/34 1/0 2/84 42.0 3/115 2/38 37:09 9/14 0/0 5/40

RUSHING Kenny Hilliard Michael Ford Jordan Jefferson Spencer Ware

Att. 19 11 7 8

Gain Lost Net 102 0 102 96 0 96 64 11 53 37 0 37

TD 1 0 1 1

Long 16 49 48 8

PASSING Jordan Jefferson

Att. 29

Comp Int 18 1

Yds 208

TD 1

Long 38

RECEIVING No. Rueben Randle 9 Odell Beckham Jr. 3 Russell Shepard 2 Deangelo Peterson 2 Kadron Boone 1 Spencer Ware 1

Yds. 134 27 13 9 17 8

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0

Long 38 12 9 6 17 8

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 2

Yds. 84

Avg. Long I20 42.0 42 0

FIELD GOALS Drew Alleman

Made Long KICKS 2 37 made: 21, 37

Att. 2

Sacks 2

TB 0

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Tyrann Mathieu 3 115 92 0 0 0 0 0 Odell Beckham Jr. 0 0 0 1 23 23 0 0 Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 1 15 15 1 0

Lg. 0 0 0

Arkansas RUSHING Dennis Johnson Broderick Green Ronnie Wingo Jr. Brandon Mitchell Tyler Wilson

Att. 10 5 4 1 8

Gain 34 23 17 0 23

PASSING Tyler Wilson

Att. 22

Comp Int. 14 1

Yds. 207

Yds. 40 35 75 35 27 -5

Long 16 20 60 20 14 3

RECEIVING No. Greg Childs 3 Joe Adams 3 Cobi Hamilton 2 Chris Gragg 2 2 Jarius Wright Dennis Johnson 2

Lost Net 3 31 0 23 1 16 6 -6 40 -17

TD 0 0 0 0 1 0

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 8 11 10 0 14

TD 1

Long 60

PUNTING No.

Yds.

Avg. Long I20

TB

Dylan Breeding

5

252

50.4 70

0

FIELD GOALS Zach Hocker

Att. 1

Made Long KICKS 1 29 made: 29

2

Sacks 5

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Tramain Thomas Terrell Williams 0 0 0 1 7 7 0 0 Marquel Wade 0 0 0 2 22 13 0 0

2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Lg. 0 0 0

LSU 129 129

Game 13

REVIEW

#12 Georgia

#1 LSU

10

LSU

42 F

Dec. 3, 2011 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Ga. 74,515

Big Second Half Leads LSU To SEC Championship Game Win over Georgia, 42-10 For the second straight week, LSU had to overcome a double-digit first half deficit as the Tigers used a punt return for a touchdown by Tyrann Mathieu to ignite a rally en route to a 42-10 win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. Trailing 10-0 after a listless first quarter, Mathieu got the Tigers going with a 62-yard punt return for a score that shifted the momentum heading into halftime. LSU went the entire first half without a first down as the Tigers managed only 12 total yards at halftime. While the LSU offense was struggling, the Tiger defense kept the game close, holding Georgia to one yard in the second quarter. The second half belonged to LSU as the Tigers forced a turnover on Georgia’s opening possession and then scored two plays later on a 15-yard run by Kenny Hilliard for their first lead of the game at 14-10. Georgia was forced to punt on its next possession and Mathieu struck again, returning the punt 47 yards to the Bulldog 17-yard line. The Tigers needed just four players to score, this time on a 4-yard run by Hilliard, stretching the lead to 21-10. Hilliard added an 8-yard receiving TD from Jordan Jefferson to close out the third quarter scoring for LSU with the Tigers leading 28-10. LSU tacked on two more TDs in the fourth quarter – one coming on a 48-yard run Alfred Blue and the other on a 45-yard interception return by Morris Claiborne as the Tigers outscored the Bulldogs, 35-0, in the second half. After falling behind 10-0, LSU’s defense forced Georgia to either punt or into a turnover on 10 of its final 11 possessions of the game. Mathieu earned game MVP honors with four tackles, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and a punt return TD. LSU rushed for 207 yards and limited Georgia to just 296 total yards.

Scoring UGA LSU UGA UGA LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU

10 0

0 7

11:45 00:42 5:48 12:51 10:37 3:45 6:17 4:21

0 21 1Q 1Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 3Q 4Q 4Q

0 14

- 10 - 42

Walsh 40 FG White 12 pass from Murray (Walsh kick) Mathieu 62 punt return (Alleman kick) Hilliard 15 run (Alleman kick) Hilliard 4 run (Alleman kick) Hilliard 8 pass from Jefferson (Alleman kick) Blue 48 run (Alleman kick) Claiborne 45 INT return (Alleman kick)

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

130 LSU

UGA 19 5 11 3 34 115 37 78 218 51 20 2 85 296 3.5 4/1 9/87 0/0 8/413 51.6 4/0 5/91 36:36 7/21 1/2 2/23

LSU 13 11 1 1 35 231 24 207 30 13 5 0 48 237 4.9 0/0 8/54 2/45 8/403 50.4 6/127 2/30 23:24 1/9 0/0 4/32

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RUSHING Alfred Blue Kenny Hilliard Michael Ford Spencer Ware Jordan Jefferson

Att. 8 8 6 6 6

Gain 94 72 34 13 18

PASSING Jordan Jefferson

Att. 13

Comp Int 5 0

Yds 30

RECEIVING No. Rueben Randle 2 Spencer Ware 1 Kenny Hilliard 1 Alfred Blue 1

Yds. 15 9 8 -2

TD 0 0 1 0

Long 9 9 8 0

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 8

Yds. 403

Avg. Long I20 50.4 67 2

FIELD GOALS None

Att.

Made Long KICKS

Punts

ALL RETURNS No. Tyrann Mathieu 4 Odell Beckham Jr. 2 Morris Claiborne 0 Tharold Simon 0

Lost Net 0 94 0 72 0 34 0 13 23 -5

TD 1 2 0 0 0

Long 48 17 11 4 7

TD 1

Long 9

Kickoffs

Sacks 2

Intercepted

Yds. Lg. No. 119 62 0 8 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

Yds. Lg. No. 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 15 1 0 0 1

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 9 16 11 3 2 0 9

TD 1 0

Long 44 21

Yds. 0 0 45 0

Lg. 0 0 45 0

Georgia RUSHING Ken Malcome Carlton Thomas Isaiah Crowell Alexander Ogletree Hutson Mason Malcolm Mitchell Aaron Murray

Att. 5 7 10 1 1 1 8

Gain 37 28 18 3 2 0 27

PASSING Aaron Murray Hutson Mason

Att. 40 11

Comp Int. 16 2 4 0

Yds. 163 55

RECEIVING No. 4 Orson Charles Malcolm Mitchell 4 Tavarres King 3 Chris Conley 3 Rhett McGowan 2 1 Ken Malcome Aron White 1 Carlton Thomas 1 Isaiah Crowell 1

Yds. 42 32 59 40 22 17 12 -3 -3

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Long 19 13 44 21 12 17 12 0 0

PUNTING No. Drew Butler 8

Yds. 413

Avg. Long I20 51.6 62 3

FIELD GOALS Blair Walsh

Att. 2

Made Long KICKS 1 40 made: 40, missed: 45

Punts

ALL RETURNS No. Brandon Boykin 4 Branden Smith 0

Lost Net 0 37 0 28 3 15 0 3 0 2 1 -1 32 -5

Kickoffs

Yds. Lg. No. 0 0 3 0 0 2

Sacks 4 0

Intercepted

Yds. Lg. No. 49 23 0 42 25 0

Yds. 0 0

Lg. 0 0

Game 14 #2 Alabama

#1 LSU

LSU

21 0 F

Jan. 9, 2012 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, La. 78,237

LSU’s Perfect Season Comes To An End In 21-0 Loss To Alabama In BCS Title Game LSU’s pursuit for the first 14-0 season in school history came to an end in the BCS title game as second-ranked Alabama used a suffocating defense to beat the topranked Tigers, 21-0, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. With the loss, LSU finished the 2011 season with a 13-1 overall mark and ranked No. 2 in the final polls. In a re-match of LSU’s 9-6 overtime win over the Crimson Tide in November, Alabama used the foot of kicker Jeremy Shelley to score all the points they would need in the first half. Shelley kicked three first half field goals to give the Crimson Tide a 9-0 advantage at halftime. LSU’s defense kept the Tigers in the game well into the second half, limiting the Crimson Tide to a pair of third quarter field goals to keep the margin within range at 15-0. After three quarters of stagnant offense, LSU got a drive going early in the fourth quarter, moving the ball to the Alabama 32-yard line following an 18-yard run by Jordan Jefferson. However, the drive stalled from there and LSU wasn’t able to convert on a 4th-and-18 from the Alabama 40 turning the ball over on downs. Alabama put the game out of reach on its next possession with a 34-yard TD run to extend the lead to 21-0. For the game, LSU was limited to 92 total yards (39 rushing, 53 passing), while Alabama had 384 total yards of offense (150 rushing, 234 passing).

Scoring

UA LSU UA UA UA UA UA UA

5:00 4:18 0:00 12:49 0:22 4:36

3 0

6 0 1Q 2Q 2Q 3Q 3Q 4Q

6 0

REVIEW

6 0

- 21 -0

Shelley 23 FG Shelley 34 FG Shelley 41 FG Shelley 35 FG Shelley 44 FG Richardson 34 run (Shelley kick failed)

RUSHING Kenny Hilliard Jordan Jefferson Spencer Ware Michael Ford J.C. Copeland

Att. 5 14 3 4 1

Gain 16 51 7 5 0

PASSING Jordan Jefferson

Att. 17

Comp Int 11 1

Yds 53

RECEIVING No. Odell Beckham Jr. 5 Rueben Randle 3 Deangelo Peterson 1 Spencer Ware 1 Alfred Blue 1

Yds. 38 13 7 -2 -3

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 19 8 7 0 0

PUNTING No. Brad Wing 9

Yds. 411

Avg. Long I20 45.7 59 4

FIELD GOALS none

Att.

Lost Net 0 16 36 15 0 7 4 1 0 0

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 7 18 5 3 0

TD 0

Long 19

Sacks 4

TB 0

Made Long KICKS

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Tyrann Mathieu 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ron Brooks 0 0 0 1 16 16 0 0 Morris Claiborne 0 0 0 5 109 26 0 0

Lg. 0 0 0

Alabama RUSHING Trent Richardson Eddie Lacy AJ McCarron

Att. 20 11 4

Gain Lost Net 100 4 96 45 2 43 20 9 11

TD 1 0 0

Long 34 11 13

PASSING AJ McCarron

Att. 34

Comp Int. 23 0

Yds. 234

TD 0

Long 26

RECEIVING No. Brad Smelley 7 Darius Hanks 5 4 Kevin Norwood Chris Underwood 2 Trent Richardson 2 Michael Williams 2 Kenny Bell 1

Yds. 39 58 78 12 11 10 26

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 15 19 26 8 6 6 26

PUNTING No. 2 Will Lowery Cody Mandell 1

Yds. 100 33

Avg. Long I20 50.0 52 0 33.0 33 0

Sacks 2

TB 1 0

Team Stats FIRST DOWNS RUSHING PASSING PENALTY RUSHING ATTEMPTS YARDS GAINED RUSHING YARDS LOST RUSHING NET YARDS RUSHING NET YARDS PASSING PASSES ATTEMPTED PASSES COMPLETED HAD INTERCEPTED TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS TOTAL NET YARDS AVERAGE GAIN PER PLAY FUMBLES/LOST PENALTIES/YARDS INTERCEPTIONS/YARDS PUNTS/YARDS AVERAGE PER PUNT PUNT RETURNS/YARDS KICKOFF RETURNS/YARDS POSSESSION TIME THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSIONS SACKS BY

UA 21 9 12 0 35 165 15 150 234 34 23 0 69 384 5.6 0/0 1/5 1/1 3/133 44.3 3/67 1/32 35:26 3/14 2/2 4/26

LSU 5 4 1 0 27 79 40 39 53 17 11 1 44 92 2.1 3/1 5/35 0/0 9/411 45.7 1/1 6/125 24:34 2/12 0/1 2/9

FIELD GOALS Jeremy Shelley

Att. 7

Made Long KICKS 5 44 made: 23, 34, 41, 35, 44; missed: 42, 41

Punts Kickoffs Intercepted ALL RETURNS No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Lg. No. Yds. Marquis Maze 2 52 49 0 0 0 0 0 Christion Jones 1 15 15 1 32 32 0 0 C.J. Mosley 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Lg. 0 0 1

LSU 131 131

LSU Bowl History & Team Records

HISTORY

LSU Bowl Log

LSU

BOWL RECORD: 22-20-1 | 43 BOWL APPEARANCES

BCS National Championship Game (2-1) OPPONENT

RESULTS

DATE

vs. Oklahoma * W, 21-14 Jan. 4, 2004 W, 38-24 Jan. 7, 2008 vs. Ohio State vs. Alabama L, 21-0 Jan. 9, 2012 * Also listed under Sugar Bowl

Sugar (6-7-0) BOWL

RESULTS

DATE

vs. TCU vs. Santa Clara vs. Santa Clara vs. Oklahoma vs. Clemson vs. Ole Miss vs. Syracuse vs. Wyoming vs. Nebraska vs. Nebraska vs. Illinois vs. Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame

L, 3-2 L, 21-14 L, 6-0 L, 35-0 W, 7-0 L, 21-0 W, 13-10 W, 20-13 L, 28-10 L, 30-15 W, 47-34 W, 21-14 W, 41-14

Jan. 1, 1936 Jan. 1, 1937 Jan. 1, 1938 Jan. 1, 1950 Jan. 1, 1959 Jan. 1, 1960 Jan. 1, 1965 Jan. 1, 1968 Jan. 1, 1985 Jan. 1, 1987 Jan. 1, 2002 Jan. 4, 2004 Jan. 3, 2007

BOWL

RESULTS

DATE

vs. Texas A&M vs. Colorado vs. Nebraska vs. Penn State vs. Nebraska

W, 19-14 W, 25-7 L, 17-12 L, 16-9 L, 21-20

Jan. 1, 1944 Jan. 1, 1962 Jan. 1, 1971 Jan. 1, 1974 Jan. 1, 1983

Orange (2-3-0)

LSU GAME MVP

Justin Vincent, RB Matt Flynn, QB Ricky Jean-Francois, DT

LSU GAME MVP

Billy Cannon, RB Doug Moreau, FL Glenn Smith, HB

Rohan Davey, QB Justin Vincent, RB JaMarcus Russell, QB

RESULTS

DATE

vs. Baylor vs. Tennessee

L, 14-7 L, 24-17

Dec. 21, 1963 Dec. 30, 1972

Capital One (1-2) (formerly Tangerine) BOWL

RESULTS

DATE

LSU GAME MVP

vs. Wake Forest vs. Iowa vs. Penn State

W, 34-10 L, 30-25 L, 19-17

Dec. 22, 1979 Jan. 1, 2005 Jan. 1, 2010

David Woodley, QB

DATE

LSU GAME MVP

Chick-fil-A (5-0-0) (formerly Peach) BOWL

RESULTS

vs. Florida State W, 31-27 Dec. 30, 1968 vs. Clemson W, 10-7 Dec. 28, 1996 W, 28-14 Dec. 29, 2000 vs. Georgia Tech vs. Miami (Fla.) W, 40-3 Dec. 30, 2005 vs. Georgia Tech W, 38-3 Dec, 31, 2008

Cotton (3-1-1) BOWL

RESULTS

DATE

vs. Arkansas T, 0-0 Jan. 1, 1947 vs. Texas W, 13-0 Jan. 1, 1963 vs. Arkansas W, 14-7 Jan. 1, 1966 vs. Texas L, 35-20 Jan. 1, 2003 vs. Texas A&M W, 41-24 Jan. 7, 2011

Gator (1-0-0)

Mike Hillman, QB; Buddy Millican, DE Herb Tyler, QB; Anthony McFarland, DT Rohan Davey, QB; Bradie James, LB Matt Flynn, QB; Melvin Oliver, DE Jordan Jefferson, QB; Perry Riley, LB

LSU GAME MVP

Y.A. Tittle, QB Lynn Amedee, QB Joe LaBruzzo, RB; David McCormick, T Terrence Toliver, WR; Tyrann Mathieu, DB

BOWL

RESULTS

DATE

LSU GAME MVP

vs. South Carolina

W, 30-13

Dec. 31, 1987

Wendell Davis, WR

DATE

LSU GAME MVP

Independence (2-0-0) BOWL

RESULTS

vs. Michigan St. W, 45-26 Dec. 29, 1995 vs. Notre Dame W, 27-9 Dec. 28, 1997

Liberty (0-2-0) BOWL

RESULTS

DATE

vs. Missouri vs. Baylor

L, 20-15 L, 21-7

Dec. 23, 1978 Dec. 27, 1985

Kevin Faulk, RB; Gabe Northern, DE Rondell Mealey, RB; Arnold Miller, DE

BOWL

RESULTS

DATE

vs. Syracuse

L, 23-10

Jan. 2, 1989

BOWL

SCORE

DATE

vs. Iowa State

W, 33-15

Dec. 18, 1971

Bert Jones, QB

vs. Stanford

L, 24-14

Dec. 31, 1977

Charles Alexander, RB

2012 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

by Baylor, ‘63 Bluebonnet by Clemson (168 yards), ‘59 Sugar by Oklahoma, ‘50 Sugar by South Carolina (28 comp.), ‘87 Gator by South Carolina (47 att.), ‘87 Gator by Baylor (26-of-37), ‘63 Bluebonnet by Michigan State (22-of-44), ‘95 Independence by Texas A&M, ‘44 Orange Four times by Baylor (489 yards), ‘85 Liberty by Baylor (91 att.), ‘85 Liberty by Oklahoma, ‘50 Sugar by Iowa State, ‘71 Sun by Nebraska, ‘83 Orange by Georgia Tech, ‘00 Peach by Texas A&M (5 int., 3 fumbles), ‘44 Orange by Texas A&M (25 att.), ‘44 Orange by Arkansas (0-of-4), ‘47 Cotton by Arkansas (0 comp.), ‘47 Cotton by Clemson (2 comp.), ‘59 Sugar by Arkansas (4 att.), ‘47 Cotton by Arkansas (54 rush, 0 pass), ‘47 Cotton by Miami (-6 rush, 9 pass in 2nd half), ‘05 Peach by Oklahoma, ‘50 Sugar by Texas, ‘03 Cotton by Arkansas, ‘47 Cotton by Clemson, ‘59 Sugar by Texas, ‘63 Cotton

Combined (LSU AND OPPONENT) Most Points Fewest Points Most Total Yards Fewest Total Yards

Largest Margin of Victory

Outback (formerly Hall of Fame) (0-1-0)

132 LSU

First Downs 27 Rushing Attempts 64 Rushing Yards 286 Passes Attempted 47 Most Passes Completed 28 Completion Percentage .703 Passing Yards 348 Passes Had Intercepted 5 3 Touchdown Passes Total Offense Attempts 91 Total Offense Yards 489 Fumbles Lost 4 Total Turnovers 8 Fewest Rushing Yards -15 Fewest Passing Yards 0 Fewest Passing Attempts 4 Fewest Passes Completed 0 Fewest Total Yards 54 Fewest Total Yards in a Half 3 Most Points 35 Fewest Points 0

81 0 958 248

vs. Illinois (LSU 47, Illinois 34), ‘02 Sugar vs. Arkansas (LSU 0, Ark. 0), ‘47 Cotton vs. Illinois (LSU 595, Illinois 363), ‘02 Sugar vs. Santa Clara (LSU 158, S.C. 90), ‘38 Sugar

Miscellaneous

Sun (1-1-0)

vs. Illinois, ‘02 Sugar vs. Stanford (332 yards), ‘77 Sun vs. Stanford (63 att.), ‘77 Sun vs. Illinois (31 comp.), ‘02 Sugar vs. Illinois (53 att.), ‘02 Sugar vs. Arkansas (8-of-11), ‘66 Cotton vs. Illinois (31-of-53), ‘02 Sugar vs. Nebraska, ‘85 Sugar vs. Ohio State, ‘08 BCS Title Game vs. Illinois (595 yards), ‘02 Sugar vs. Illinois (97 att.), ‘02 Sugar vs. Oklahoma, ‘50 Sugar vs. Florida State, ‘68 Peach vs. Oklahoma (4 fumbles, 4 int.), ‘50 Sugar vs. Georgia Tech (second quarter), ‘08 Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (first half), ‘08 Chick-fil-A vs. Ole Miss (32 att.), ‘60 Sugar vs. Baylor (1-of-5), ‘63 Bluebonnet vs. Baylor (1 comp.), ‘63 Bluebonnet vs. Baylor (5 att.), ‘63 Bluebonnet vs. Ole Miss (-15 rush, 74 pass), ‘60 Sugar vs. Illinois, ‘02 Sugar vs. Santa Clara, ‘38 Sugar vs. Arkansas, ‘47 Cotton vs. Oklahoma, ‘50 Sugar vs. Ole Miss, ‘60 Sugar vs. Alabama, ‘12 BCSNCG

Opponent

Bluebonnet (0-2-0) (Formerly Astro Bluebonnet) BOWL

First Downs 32 Rushing Attempts 63 332 Rushing Yards Passes Attempted 53 Passes Completed 31 Completion Percentage .727 Passing Yards 444 5 Passes Had Intercepted Touchdown Passes 4 Total Offense Attempts 97 595 Total Offense Yards Fumbles Lost 4 Total Turnovers 8 28 Points in a Quarter 35 Points in a Half Fewest Rushing Yards -15 13 Fewest Passing Yards 5 Fewest Pass Attempts 1 Fewest Passes Completed Fewest Total Yards 74 Most Points 47 0 Fewest Points

LSU GAME MVP

37

vs. Miami (LSU 40, Miami 3), ‘05 Peach

LSU Record Book Total Offense Plays Game: 1. 61--- 2. 56--- 56--- 4. 55--- 5. 54--- 6. 53--- 53--- 8. 51--- 51--- 10. 50--- 50---

Josh Booty vs. Auburn (3 rush, 58 pass)....................1999 Matt Flynn vs. Arkansas (9 rush, 47 pass).................2007 Marcus Randall vs. Texas (11 rush, 45 pass)............2003 Tommy Hodson vs. Tennessee (6 rush, 49 pass)......1989 Matt Flynn vs. Alabama (10 rush, 44 pass)................2007 Herb Tyler vs. Ole Miss (14 rush, 39 pass).................1998 Jeff Wickersham vs. Miss. State (2 rush, 51 pass)..1983 Chad Loup vs. Arkansas (8 rush, 43 pass).................1993 Jesse Daigle vs. Miss. State (7 rush, 44 pass)..........1991 Jamie Howard vs. Southern Miss (7 rush, 43 pass).1994 Chad Loup vs. Florida (8 rush, 42 pass)......................1990

Season: 1. 459--- 2. 437--- 3. 414--- 4. 408--- 5. 405--- 6. 395--- 7. 394--- 8. 373--- 9. 372--- 10. 360---

Matt Flynn (100 rush, 359 pass)..................................2007 Matt Mauck (79 rush, 358 pass).................................2003 Jeff Wickersham (68 rush, 346 pass).........................1985 Jordan Jefferson (112 rush, 296 pass) ..................... 2009 Rohan Davey (38 rush, 367 pass).................................2001 Jeff Wickersham (58 rush, 337 pass).........................1983 JaMarcus Russell (52 rush, 342 pass)....................... 2006 Tommy Hodson (56 rush, 317 pass).............................1989 JaMarcus Russell (61 rush, 311 pass).........................2005 Josh Booty (27 rush, 333 pass)....................................1999

Career: 1. 1,307--- 2. 1,181--- 3. 1,063--- 4. 1,037--- 5. 1,006--- 6. 992---

Tommy Hodson(144 rush, 1,163 pass)..................1986-89 Jeff Wickersham (176 rush, 1,005 pass)..............1982-85 Jamie Howard (129 rush, 934 pass)......................1992-95 Jordan Jefferson (359 rush, 678 pass)................. 2008-11 Herb Tyler (291 rush, 715 pass)..............................1995-98 Alan Risher (377 rush, 615 pass)............................1980-82

Total Yards Game: 1. *540--- 2. 433--- 3. 400--- 4. 380--- 5. 372--- 6. 366--- 7. 362--- 8. 356--- 9. 353--- 10. 348---

Rohan Davey vs. Alabama (12 yards rushing, 528 yards passing)........................2001 Tommy Hodson vs. Tennessee (-5 yards rushing, 438 yards passing)........................1989 Jesse Daigle vs. Miss. State (6 yards rushing, 394 yards passing).........................1991 Tommy Hodson vs. Ole Miss (-1 yards rushing, 381 yards passing).........................1989 Matt Flynn vs. Alabama (19 yards rushing, 353 yards passing).......................2007 Jeff Wickersham vs. Miss. State (-2 yards rushing, 368 yards passing)........................1983 Rohan Davey vs. Kentucky (-21 yards rushing, 383 yards passing)......................2001 Jamie Howard vs. Rice (0 yards rushing, 356 yards passing).........................1995 Rohan Davey vs. Arkansas (-6 yards rushing, 359 yards passing)........................2001 JaMarcus Russell vs. Notre Dame (21 yards rushing, 332 yards passing) ..................... 2006

* - SEC Record Season: 1. 3,351--- 2. 3,271--- 3. 2,922--- 4. 2,622--- 5. 2,604--- 6. 2,436--- 7. 2,421--- 8. 2,337--- 9. 2,219--- 10. 2,200---

Rohan Davey (4 yards rushing, 3,347 yards passing)......................2001 JaMarcus Russell (142 yards rushing, 3,129 yards passing)................. 2006 Matt Mauck (97 yards rushing, 2,825 yards passing)....................2003 Matt Flynn (215 yards rushing, 2,407 yards passing)..................2007 Tommy Hodson (-51 yards rushing, 2,655 yards passing)...................1989 Jeff Wickersham (-106 yards rushing, 2,542 yards passing).................1983 JaMarcus Russell (-22 yards rushing, 2,443 yards passing)...................2005 Jordan Jefferson (171 yards rushing, 2,166 yards passing) ................ 2009 Tommy Hodson (-42 yards rushing, 2,261 yards passing)...................1986 Herb Tyler (182 yards rushing, 2,018 yards passing)..................1998

Career: 1. 8,938--- 2. 6,705--- 3. 6,704--- 4. 6,654--- 5. 5,751--- 6. 5,560--- 7. 5,127--- 8. 4,492--- 9. 4,176--- 10. 4,052---

Tommy Hodson (-177 yards rushing, 9,115 yards passing)............1986-89 Jeff Wickersham (-216 yards rushing, 6,921 yards passing)...........1982-85 JaMarcus Russell (79 yards rushing, 6,625 yards passing)............. 2004-06 Herb Tyler (778 yards rushing, 5,876 yards passing)............1995-98 Jordan Jefferson (1,018 yards rushing, 4,733 yards passing)......... 2008-11 Jamie Howard (-598 yards rushing, 6,158 yards passing)..........1992-95 Alan Risher (542 yards rushing, 4,585 yards passing)...........1980-82 Rohan Davey (77 yards rushing, 4,415 yards passing)...........1998-2001 Matt Mauck (345 yards rushing, 3,831 yards passing)............2001-03 Charles Alexander (4,035 yards rushing, 17 yards passing)...............1975-78

Rushing Most Rushes

Game: 1. 43--- 2. 41--- 3. 40--- 4. 36--- 36--- 6. 34--- 7. 32--- 32--- 32--- 32---

Charles Alexander vs. Wyoming (231 yards)...............1977 Charles Alexander vs. Tulane (199 yards)...................1977 Charles Alexander vs. Florida (156 yards)...................1977 Kevin Faulk vs. Arkansas (138 yards)..........................1996 Dalton Hilliard vs. Florida State (183 yards)..............1982 Rondell Mealey vs. Notre Dame (233 yards)..............1997 Joseph Addai vs. Florida (156 yards)...........................2005 Kevin Faulk vs. Mississippi State (177 yards)...........1996 Charles Alexander vs. Indiana (144 yards)................1978 Art Cantrelle vs. Auburn (95 yards).............................1970

Season: 1. 311--- 2. 281--- 3. 258--- 4. 254--- 5. 249--- 6. 248--- 7. 247--- 8. 230--- 9. 229--- 10. 224---

Charles Alexander (1,686 yards)...................................1977 Charles Alexander (1,172 yards)...................................1978 Dalton Hilliard (1,134 yards).........................................1985 Dalton Hilliard (1,268 yards).........................................1984 Stevan Ridley (1,147 yards)...........................................2010 Kevin Faulk (1,282 yards)...............................................1996 Art Cantrelle (892 yards)...............................................1970 LaBrandon Toefield (992 yards)...................................2001 Kevin Faulk (1,279 yards)...............................................1998 Terry Robiskie (1,117 yards)..........................................1976

Career: 1. 882--- 2. 856--- 3. 855--- 4. 588--- 5. 578--- 6. 511--- 491--- 7. 8. 490--- 9. 456--- 10. 455---

Dalton Hilliard (4,050 yards)..................................1982-85 Kevin Faulk (4,557 yards).........................................1995-98 Charles Alexander (4,035 yards).............................1975-78 Harvey Williams (2,904 yards)................................1986-90 Terry Robiskie (2,517 yards).....................................1973-76 LaBrandon Toefield (2,291 yards)..........................2000-02 Garry James (2,217 yards)........................................1982-85 Joseph Addai (2,577 yards)......................................2001-05 Brad Davis (2,165 yards)...........................................1972-74 Domanick Davis (2,056 yards)................................1999-02

Rushes Per Game Season: 1. 28.3--- Charles Alexander (311 in 11 games)............................1977 2. 25.5--- Charles Alexander (281 in 11 games)..........................1978 3. 23.1--- Dalton Hilliard (258 in 11 games).................................1985 Career: 1. 20.9--- 2. 20.0--- 3. 19.4--- 4. 16.54--- 5. 16.48---

Kevin Faulk (856 in 41 games)................................1995-98 Dalton Hilliard (882 in 44 games)..........................1982-85 Charles Alexander (855 in 44 games)....................1975-78 Art Cantrelle (397 in 24 games)..............................1969-71 LaBrandon Toefield (511 in 31 games)..................2000-02

Yards Gained Game: 1. 250--- 2. 246--- 3. 237--- 4. 233--- 5. 232--- 6. 231--- 7. 214---

Alley Broussard vs. Ole Miss (26 rushes)...................2004 Kevin Faulk vs. Houston (21 rushes)...........................1996 Charles Alexander vs. Oregon (31 rushes)..................1977 Rondell Mealey vs. Notre Dame (34 rushes)..............1997 Cecil Collins vs. Auburn (27 rushes)............................1997 Charles Alexander vs. Wyoming(43 rushes)...............1977 Terry Robiskie vs. Rice (30 rushes).............................1976

8. 9. 10.

213--- 212--- 201--- 201---

HISTORY

Harvey Williams vs. Kentucky (28 rushes).................1990 Kevin Faulk vs. Kentucky (28 rushes).........................1997 Justin Vincent vs. Georgia (18 rushes).......................2003 Kevin Faulk vs. Alabama (30 rushes)..........................1998

Season: 1. 1,686--- 2. 1,282--- 3. 1,279--- 4. 1,268--- 5. 1,174--- 6. 1,172--- 7. 1,147--- 8. 1,144--- 9. 1,134--- 10. 1,117---

Charles Alexander (311 rushes).....................................1977 Kevin Faulk (248 rushes)...............................................1996 Kevin Faulk (229 rushes)...............................................1998 Dalton Hilliard (254 rushes)..........................................1984 Charles Scott (217 rushes)........................................... 2008 Charles Alexander (281 rushes)...................................1978 Stevan Ridley (249 rushes)...........................................2010 Kevin Faulk (205 rushes)...............................................1997 Dalton Hilliard (258 rushes)..........................................1985 Terry Robiskie (224 rushes)..........................................1976

Career: 1. 4,557--- 2. 4,050--- 3. 4,035--- 4. 2,860--- 5. 2,577--- 6. 2,517--- 7. 2,317--- 8. 2,291--- 9. 2,238--- 10. 2,217---

Kevin Faulk (41 games)............................................1995-98 Dalton Hilliard (44 games)..........