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Kendell Beckwith
Player Profile:
Kendell Beckwith 1073638
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 247 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Clinton, La.
High School: East Feliciana HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 12/02/1994

2016 Second Team All-America (America Football Coaches Association, Football Writers of America Association, Walter Camp, Sporting News
2016 Third Team All-America (Associated Press)
2016 First Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2016 Second Team All-SEC (Associated Press)
2014 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Ole Miss)

CAREER
Three-year starter at middle linebacker for the Tigers … Played in 47 games with 29 starts during his career … Finished with 263 tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks … Added 8 pass breakups, 4 QB hurries, 3 forced fumbles and fumble recoveries and an interception … Earned second team All-America honors from multiple organizations in 2016 as well as being a first team All-SEC selection … Had senior season cut short by two games after suffering knee injury in first quarter against Florida in late November … Invited to both the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine following senior season … Combines rare abilities and speed rarely seen in a linebacker his size … A gifted athlete who that also starred at quarterback in high school … Off the field, he has a passion for the outdoors, in particular horses, and he has owned eight horses during his life … Currently owns and cares for three horses – Vicky Marie, CoCo Chanel and Rozay.

SENIOR SEASON (2016)
Led LSU and ranked No. 2 in the SEC in tackles per game with 9.1 a contest … Recorded 91 total tackles to finish second on the team behind Duke Riley (93) … Played in 10 games with 10 starts … Suffered knee injury vs. Florida on November 19 and missed LSU's final two games … Still earned second team All-America honors as well as being a first team All-SEC selection … Key component of an LSU defense that led the nation in touchdowns allowed per game at 1.33 a contest … LSU also led the nation in touchdowns allowed at 16 in 12 games … LSU ranked No. 2 in the SEC in scoring defense (15.8) and rushing defense (117.2), and No. 3 in the league in both pass defense (197.2) and total defense (314.4) … Registered double-figure tackles four times in 2016, including a career-best 16 in a 10-0 loss to Alabama … In that contest, LSU held the Crimson Tide scoreless for three quarters … Had 15 tackles in win over Southern Miss, 12 vs. Auburn, and 10 vs. Jacksonville State … Sack came in win over Jacksonville State, while he had tackles for losses against Wisconsin (1.5), Mississippi State (1.0), Southern Miss (2.0) and Alabama (0.5) … Had five tackles, a pair of pass breakups and recovered a fumble in LSU's win over Arkansas … Had nine tackles and a pass breakup in win over Ole Miss as the Tigers shutout the Rebels in the second half in the 38-21 victory.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
A semifinalist for both the Bednarik and Butkus Awards after finishing second on the team with 84 tackles … Started all 12 games at Mike linebacker and tallied 10.0 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks … Earned his first sack of the season and forced a fumble against Texas A&M ... Had a second straight double-digit tackle game with a team-best 11 tackles at Alabama ... Recorded another double-digit tackle game with 10 stops, including 2.0 TFLs, vs. Western Kentucky ... Added eight tackles and one TFL against Florida ... Led the team again with five tackles vs. South Carolina ... Tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including 2.0 TFL, versus Eastern Michigan ... Tied his career high with 11 tackles in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Wrapped up the season with a fantastic performance in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech where he tied for the team lead with eight tackles and added a staggering 4.0 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks, both of which are single-game career highs.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in all 13 games with seven starts … Took over as the starting at middle linebacker against Florida in week 7 … Started the remaining seven games for the Tigers at that spot … Key member of LSU defense that helped the Tigers rank first in the SEC in total defense (316.8 yards per game) and pass defense (164.2 yards per game) and No. 2 in scoring defense (17.5 points per game) … In first career start, helped LSU to road win over the Gators … Finished season ranked second on team with 77 tackles … Added 7.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks … Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in LSU's 10-7 win over No. 3 ranked and undefeated Ole Miss in Oct. 25 … Had 11 tackles, one tackle for a 2-yard loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup in the victory over the Rebels … Teamed with Jermauria Rasco and stopped Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace on 4th-and-1 rushing play inside LSU territory during the final two minutes to help clinch the victory … Picked up four tackles and recovered a fumble in the closing minutes of regulation versus No. 4 Alabama ... Added seven stops fueled by a career-high two tackles for loss in road win over Texas A&M … Capped season with nine tackles and a tackle for a 2-yard loss against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl … Had seven tackles and a sack for an 8-yard loss in win over Sam Houston State … Racked up six tackles against Mississippi State … A week later returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown to go with four tackles in win over New Mexico State … In season-opener had one tackle and successfully converted a fake punt with a 5-yard run against Wisconsin in the third quarter ... The five-yard rush gave the Tigers a first down and led to a field goal which sparked LSU's 17-point comeback against the Badgers ... Had six tackles and his first career fumble recovery at Auburn ... Amassed nine tackles versus Kentucky.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in 12 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 … Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 16 vs. Alabama, 2016
Tackles for loss: 4.0 vs. Texas Tech, 2015
Sacks: 2.5 vs. Texas Tech, 2015

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 13-7
36
41 77
7.5-26
2.0-14
3 2 1-29 0
2-0
2015 12-12 50 34 84 10.0-40 3.5-28 1 1 0-0 2 0-0
2016 10-10 33 58 91 6.0-12 1.0-5 4 1 0-0 0 1-0
Totals
47-29
124
139
263
24.5-86
7.5-55
8
4
1-29
3
3-0
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