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#52 Kendell Beckwith
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Jackson, La.
High School: East Feliciana HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 12/02/1994
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Kendell Beckwith Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/03/2014

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 ... Majoring in sports administration.

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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