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Christian LaCouture
Player Profile:
Christian LaCouture 1026349
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 301 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southwest HS
Major: Liberal Arts (Masters)
Born: 09/04/1994

2016 LSU Graduate (Sports Administration)
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

A three-year starter along the defensive line for the Tigers who returns for a fifth year after missing all of 2016 with a knee injury … Returned to full strength by the spring and goes into his final year with the Tigers in position for a banner season … Will play defensive end in Dave Aranda’s 3-4 scheme … Can move inside to defensive tackle when the Tigers shift to a 4-3 alignment … Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2014 and 2015 … Graduated in August of 2016 with a degree in sports administration … Currently enrolled in graduated school and is pursuing a Master’s degree … On field, is a strong and aggressive defender who plays with great leverage … Student of the game, literally … Last year while sitting out due to injury, served as a student coach alongside Pete Jenkins, for the defensive line … Will wear the No. 18 jersey this year, a number symbolic with being a team leader and selfless player who best represents what it means to be a LSU Tiger … Has played in 37 games with 23 career starts … Credited with 86 tackles, 8.0 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks in his career.

REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON (2016)
Missed all of 2016 with an injury … Suffered injury during camp … Served as a student assistant coach with the defensive line in 2016 … Graduated in August of 2016 with a degree in sports administration.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in 11 games with 10 starts at defensive tackle … A key reason why LSU ranked No. 3 in the SEC in rushing defense at 122.9 yards per game … Posted 35 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass breakup on the season … Tied his career best with six tackles and also forced a fumble versus Arkansas ... Tallied a career-best 2.0 tackles for a loss at Alabama, including a solo sack ... Tied his career high with six tackles at Mississippi State ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Key component of LSU defense that led the SEC in total defense (316.8 yards per game) and pass defense (164.2 yards per game) and ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring defense (17.5 points per game) … Started all 13 games at defensive tackle, finishing with 40 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Had at least one tackle in every with career-high of six coming at Auburn and at Arkansas … Added a sack for a 7-yard loss against Arkansas … Had a half-sack in win over Sam Houston State and a sack for a 5-yard loss against Auburn … Had four tackles and a pass breakup against Mississippi State … Had four tackles in overtime loss to Alabama.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with no starts at defensive tackle … Finished the season with 11 tackles … Collected a season-best two tackles on three occasions – vs. Auburn, vs. Florida and against Arkansas … Recorded his first career sack at Mississippi State for a loss of two yards … Posted half a tackle for a loss against Arkansas … Spent the entire season in the rotation at tackle as he backed up Anthony Johnson … Graduated high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of 2013 … Took part in spring practice and earned Newcomer Most Improved Award.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top defensive linemen as a senior in 2012 … Honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American following the 2012 season … Played all four positions on the defensive line as a senior in 2012 … Made starts at both fullback and tight end on the offensive side of the ball during his senior year … Registered 98 tackles with 14 tackles for loss on defense as one of the nation's elite defensive line prospects … Guided Lincoln Southwest to a berth in the first round of Nebraska's Class A state playoffs in 2012 … Honored as a Class A first-team all-state pick and Nebraska super-state selection by the Lincoln Journal Star after the 2012 season … Followed his senior season with an appearance on the West squad at the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. … A four-star prospect and the No. 14-ranked strongside defensive end recruit in the country for the Class of 2013 by both 247sports and Scout … Ranked No. 128 among the nation's top recruits in the Scout 300 for the 2013 recruiting season … Named the No. 2-ranked prospect in the state of Nebraska for his signing class by 247Sports … Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals … Rated the nation's No. 17-ranked strongside defensive end and No. 2-ranked recruit in Nebraska by Rivals.com … Started high school football career at Odessa Permian (Texas) before eventually moving to Lincoln, Neb. … Coached at Lincoln Southwest by Mark King.

PERSONAL
Born on Sept. 4, 1994 … Parents are David and Amy LaCouture … His dad was a four-year ice hockey letterwinner at the University of Maine where he was a key member of the Black Bears' 1993 NCAA National Championship squad.

LaCOUTURE’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 6, 4x (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2015; First: at Auburn, 2014)
Tackles for loss: 2.0 at Alabama, 2015
Sacks: 1.0, 4x (Last: at Alabama, 2015; First: at Mississippi State, 2013)

LaCOUTURE'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2013
13-0
3
8
11
1.5-2
1.0-2
0
0
0-0
0
0-0
2014 13-13
7
33 40
4.0-14
2.5-13
2 1 0-0 0
0-0
2015 11-10 7 28 35 2.5-15 1.0-12 1 1 0-0 1 0-0
2016 Redshirt Season
Totals
37-23
17
69
86
8.0-31
4.5-27
3
2
0-0
1
0-0
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