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#46 Tashawn Bower
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 253 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Somerville, N.J.
High School: Immaculata HS
Major: Business Administration
Born: 02/18/1995
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Tashawn Bower Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

Made the transition in spring from defensive end to outside linebacker … In position to start at outside linebacker as a senior in defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s new system … Veteran performer who understands the entire scheme … Played in 28 games with three career starts and has made 37 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Made three starts at defensive end and saw action in nine games … Recorded 18 tackles, 4.0 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks … Forced a fumble and broke up a pass at Alabama ... Missed the EMU and South Carolina games with an injury ... Returned to action vs. Florida and posted 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack ... Picked up the first sack of his career as he combined with Deion Jones for a sack versus Auburn ... Made his first career start at Mississippi State and recorded a TFL.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in 13 games with no starts … Served as a backup to Jermauria Rasco at one of the defensive end positions … Collected 16 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss in helping LSU’s defense lead the SEC in total defense (316.8 yards per game) and pass defense (164.2 yards per game) … Had career-best five tackles in September win over New Mexico State … Had two tackles including one for a 4-yard loss in road win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Night … Had three tackles against Mississippi State and two against both Kentucky and Louisiana-Monroe … Recorded quarterback hurries against Louisiana-Monroe and Arkansas …

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Recorded three tackles in six games played as a true freshman … Had one solo tackle at Mississippi State and tallied one assisted tackle each against UAB and Florida … Listed as a prominent reserve at defensive end.

HIGH SCHOOL
Finished his senior season with 95 total tackles, 16 tackles for losses, 11 sacks, seven pass breakups and three forced fumbles … Rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … Ranked as the No. 11 best defensive end in the nation by ESPN, the No. 14 defensive end by Rivals, No. 17 by 247sports and No. 22 by Scout … Ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the state of New Jersey by ESPN, No. 9 by Rivals and No. 14 by 247sports … Rated in ESPN.com’s top 150 as the No. 132 prospect in the nation … Participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl for the East squad … Coached by Pierce Frauenheim.

PERSONAL
Full name is Tashawn Alexander Bower … Mother is Corri Bower and dad is Jaime Viera … Born February 18, 1995 in Livingston, N.J. … Has one sister, Olivia … Majoring in general business.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 5, twice (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: New Mexico State, 2014)
Tackles for loss: 1.5 vs. Florida, 2015
Sacks: 0.5, 3x (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)

BOWER'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2013
6-0
1
2
3
0-0
0-0
0
0
0-0
0
0-0
2014 13-0
3
13 16
2.5-6
0-0
0 2 0-0 0
0-0
2015 9-3 6 12 18 4.0-18 1.5-7 1 1 0-0 1 0-0
Totals
28-3
10
27
37
6.5-24
1.5-7
1
3
0-0
1
0-0