2019 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Participant
2018 LSU Graduate (Sport Administration)
Three-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers … Veteran leader for the Tigers in 2018, helping LSU to a 10-3 overall mark and a win in the Fiesta Bowl … Racked up 144 total tackles and five interceptions during his career … Played in 47 games, starting 28 times … Participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January of 2019 … Graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in sports administration … Took up photography as a hobby in 2016 and is rarely seen without his camera … Has taken pictures as a member of the “media” at numerous LSU sporting events and had many of those photos published on LSUsports.net .
SENIOR SEASON (2018)
Played in 10 games with nine starts for the 10-3 Tigers … Finished with 39 tackles and three interceptions … Wrapped up career with two tackles and a pass breakup in win over Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl … Prior to that, missed the final three games of the regular season with an injury (ankle) … Suffered injury of first play of game vs. Alabama … Led LSU with 10 tackles vs. Florida and followed that with eight tackles and an interception in win over No. 2 Georgia … Intercepted pass in season-opener vs. Miami and against Mississippi State.
JUNIOR SEASON (2017)
Started and played in 12 of 13 games … Finished third on the defense with 61 total tackles … Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, five passes defended, a pair of forced fumbles, an interception and a half sack … Had a tackle in every game he played in … Finished with a career-high 11 tackles at home against Syracuse for his first career double-digit tackle game … Forced fumbles against Syracuse and Troy to tie for the most on the team … Wrapped up an outstanding outing at Ole Miss with seven tackles for third on the team … Also had his second career interception against the Rebels … In the final stretch of the season, totaled five tackles against Arkansas and Tennessee and four against Texas A&M.
SOPHMORE SEASON (2016)
Played in all 12 games, starting the final seven games of the season ... Finished with 39 tackles (21 solo) to go along with four pass breakups ... Stepped in at free safety when Rickey Jefferson went down with a season-ending injury the week of the Southern Miss game ... Played alongside first-round draft pick and All-America Jamal Adams at safety ... Recorded career-best eight tackles vs. Florida ... Closed year with five tackles and two pass breakups in the Citrus Bowl win over Louisville, a game where the Tigers held Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson without a rushing or passing TD for the only time in 2016 ... Had four tackles in first career start – a 42-10 win over Southern Miss ... Followed that with four tackles against both Ole Miss and Alabama ... Added five tackles in road win over Arkansas.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Saw action in all 12 games, primarily playing on special teams ... Recorded five tackles on the season ... Made his first career interception in a victory against South Carolina ... Broke up a pass in a win over Florida.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in one game with no starts ... Action came in home-opener against Sam Houston State ... Did not record any stats in that game ... Was one of 17 true freshmen to see the field in 2014.
A four-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports ... Listed as the No. 18 safety prospect in the nation by 247Sports and the No. 20 cornerback prospect by Rivals ... Tallied 95 tackles and two interceptions returned for touchdowns as a senior ... Ranked as the 51st overall prospect in Florida by 247Sports composite rankings ... A member of the Rivals 250 ... Coached by Dameon Jones.
Parents are Roneeka Person and John Battle ... Born Aug. 21, 1995.
JOHN BATTLE’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 11 vs. Syracuse, 2017
Sacks: 0.5 vs. Chattanooga, 2017
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 2 times (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2017)
Interceptions: 1. 5 times (Last: vs. Mississippi State, 2018)
Long Interception Return: 29 vs. Miami, 2018
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Louisville (Citrus Bowl), 2016