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#52 Kendell Beckwith
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 246 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Jackson, La.
High School: East Feliciana HS
Born: 12/02/1994
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Kendell Beckwith Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 02/13/2014

Tremendous physical specimen who is expected to find a home at linebacker for the Tigers in 2014 and beyond … Has all of the tools necessary to be an impact player in the Southeastern Conference … Combines rare abilities and speed that allows him to be versatile enough to play defensive end or linebacker … Such a gifted athlete that he also starred at quarterback in high school … Saw action in 12 games as a true freshman – seeing time at linebacker and defensive end … Also played on special teams … Off the field, has an 8-year old quarter horse mare named Spirit that he breeds … Has a passion for the outdoors, in particular horses.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in 11 games with no starts as a true freshman in 2013 … Made biggest impact in win over Florida with a sack for an 8-yard loss on fourth-down with just over four minutes left in the fourth quarter … The sack resulted in a fumble and a turnover on downs for the Gators in the 17-6 LSU victory … Had two tackles in back-to-back games vs. UAB and Kent State in September … Playing time increased as season progressed … Had one solo tackle in win over Iowa in Outback Bowl … Finished rookie season with 11 total tackles and sack for an 8-yard loss.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the nation’s premier outside linebacker prospects for the Class of 2013 … One of the state’s top defenders while finishing his senior season with 91 total tackles, including 17 sacks and 23 tackles for loss … Also forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles on the year … A consensus four-star recruit by all of the national recruiting services … An Under Armour All-American who competed for Team Nitro at the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game held on Jan. 4 in Tampa, Fla. … Committed to LSU live on national television during ESPN’s broadcast of the Under Armour All-America Game … Was also named a 2012 MaxPreps Small Schools First-Team All-American as a high school senior … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream team as the No. 86 overall player in the nation … Tabbed as the No. 2-ranked recruit in Louisiana by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports … Ranked as high as the No. 41 recruit nationally regardless of position and the fourth-ranked athlete in the ESPN 150 for 2013 … Also ranked No. 68 nationally in the Top247 by 247Sports, No. 84 in the Rivals100 and No. 138 in the Scout 300 … The nation’s fifth-ranked athlete by Rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 7 outside linebacker nationally by 247Sports … Also the nation’s 15th-ranked defensive end by Scout.com for 2013 … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Named the Class 3A Defensive Most Valuable Player and a first-team Class 3A all-state selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association while leading East Feliciana High School to a berth in the state semifinals with a 9-4 record in 2012 … Honored as the inaugural winner of the 104.5 ESPN Capital City Prep Player of the Year award with his effort in 2012 … Named the 2012 Warrick Dunn Award winner and the WAFB Sportsline Player of the Year … Kicked off the recruiting process with an invitational to attend “The Opening” on July 5, which is an all-star prospect camp held each summer on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore. … Coached at East Feliciana High School by Cedric Anderson.

PERSONAL
Born on Dec. 2, 1994 … Parents are Wendell and Urhonda Beckwith … Brother, Wendell Beckwith, Jr., plays defensive end for Tulane University … Cousin, Darry Beckwith, was a two-time second-team All-SEC linebacker at LSU during his collegiate career from 2005-08 before signing a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers in 2009.

CAREER HIGHS
Total Tackles:  2, twice (Last: vs. Kent State, 2013)
Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Florida, 2013
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Florida, 2013

BECKWITH'S CAREER STATISTICS 

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2013
12-0
5
6
11
1.0-8
1.0-8
0
0
0-0
1
0-0
2014  
 
   
 
 
       
 
Totals
12-0
5
6
11
1.0-8
1.0-8
0
0
0-0
1
0-0
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