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#57 Davon Godchaux
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 299 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Plaquemine, La.
High School: Plaquemine HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Born: 11/11/1994
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Davon Godchaux Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

Two-year starter at defensive tackle who is set to compete as a nose guard in defensive coordinator Dave Aranda's new system in 2016 … Has a tremendous work ethic and the desire to be a great football player … Great technique with a quick first step and is explosive to the ball … Reminds people of former LSU standout Glenn Dorsey … Disruptive talent who has accumulated 83 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss and 6.0 sacks in 25 games played with 22 starts.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... A key reason why LSU ranked No. 3 in the SEC in rushing defense at 122.9 yards per game … Clogged the middle and pressured the quarterback throughout the season as he finished second on the team with 6.0 sacks and third on the squad with 9.0 tackles for loss … Recovered a fumble versus Texas A&M ... Picked up his fourth sack of the season at Ole Miss and added two quarterback hurries ... Recorded another tackle for a loss against Western Kentucky ... Tallied six tackles and one TFL vs. Eastern Michigan ... Leader on an LSU defense that limited Auburn to 260 total yards (160 rushing, 100 passing) … Had 4 tackles, 2.0 sacks for 5 yards in losses and batted down a pass in the 45-21 LSU win over Auburn … His two sacks were a career-best … Opened the season with five tackles and his first career sack for a loss of 12 yards at Mississippi State ... Matched his career high with 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
One of the top true freshmen defensive linemen in the SEC in 2014 … Took over as a starter at defensive tackle for the Tigers New Mexico State and never relinquished that role … Played in all 13 games with 10 starts … Started final nine games of the season … Was one of 17 true freshmen to see action for the Tigers in 2014 … Had breakout game against Florida with five tackles in what was just his second road start … had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss in upset win over No. 3 ranked and undefeated Ole Miss … Added three tackles, a quarterback hurry and a half-tackle for loss in overtime setback to Alabama … Capped-season with career-best eight tackles against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl … Had two quarterback hurries and five tackles at Arkansas … Had four tackles and forced a fumble in win over New Mexico State … Had at least one tackle in every game.

HIGH SCHOOL
A powerful defensive lineman who was rated as a consensus four-star prospect by every recruiting website as a senior in 2013 … Made four tackles in the opener before suffering a season-ending knee injury in his senior season … Honored as a U.S. Army All-American and attended the all-star game … Named first-team All-State for Class 4A in his junior season after he compiled 60 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks for Plaquemine … Rated the nation's No. 9 defensive end by Rivals.com, No. 10 by 247Sports.com, No. 21 by Scout.com and No. 22 by ESPN.com … Member of the 247Sports Top 247, the Rivals 250, Scout 300 and ESPN 300 … Named a member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Paul Distefano.

PERSONAL
Parents are Albertha Godchaux and Raynard Parker … Born Nov. 11, 1994 … Majoring in kinesiology.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 8 vs. Notre Dame, 2014
Tackles for loss: 2.0, twice (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)
Sacks: 2.0, twice (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)

GODCHAUX'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2014 13-10 15 27 42 1.5-3 0-0 0 3 0-0 1 0-0
2015 12-12 12 29 41 9.0-40 6.0-35 1 4 0-0 1 1-0
Totals
25-22
27
56
83
10.5-43
6.0-35
1
7
0-0
2
1-0
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