LSU Football BIO
49
Arden Key
Player Profile:
Arden Key 2070441
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 238 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Hapeville Charter Academy
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 05/03/1996

2015 Freshman All-America (ESPN.com, 247Sports.com)
2015 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)

Poised for a big year at defensive end in 2016 after a standout season as a freshman … Made an immediate impact with nine starts as a freshman … Rangy, explosive athlete with a quick first step … Credited with 41 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for a loss and 5.0 sacks in 2015 … Excels at pressuring the quarterback as he led LSU with nine quarterback hurries as a freshman.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games and started the final nine contests at defensive end … Named a Freshman All-America by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com as well as an SEC All-Freshman Team member following an outstanding rookie campaign … Collected 41 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, a team-high nine quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery … Had a monster game against Texas A&M where he posted a career-high eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and three QB hurries ... Earned a sack vs. Arkansas ... Recorded a sack, recovered a fumble and finished with a career-high six tackles at Alabama ... Tallied half a sack vs. Florida ... Hurried the QB on the pass that led to Deion Jones' 26-yard pick six in Key's first start versus Eastern Michigan ... Tipped a pass that Deion Jones picked off at Syracuse ... Played extensively in the opener at Mississippi State and recorded LSU's first sack of the season along with two QB hurries and one PBU.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rangy, explosive athlete at the defensive end position ... Unanimously rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals, 247 Sports, Scout and ESPN ... Ranked as high as the No. 3 weak side defensive end nationally by 247 sports and the No. 24 overall prospect nationally by ESPN ... Touted as the No. 4 overall prospect coming out of Georgia ... Racked up 15.5 sacks as a senior ... Accounted for more than 100 tackles and eight sacks as a junior ... Registered a dozen sacks as a sophomore ... Member of the Rivals 250, Scout 300, 247 Sports Top 247 and ESPN 300 ... Garnered an invitation to play in the Under Armour All-American Game ... Class 2A First Team All-State selection ... Coached by Winston Gordon.

PERSONAL
Parents are Nicole Spencer and Arden Key Sr. ... Born May 3, 1996.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 8 vs. Texas A&M, 2015
Tackles for loss: 1.5 vs. Texas A&M, 2015
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Texas A&M, 2015

KEY'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2015
12-9
20
21
41
6.5-36
5.0-33
1
9
0-0
0
1-0
2016                      
Totals
12-9
20
21
41
6.5-36
5.0-33
1
9
0-0
0
1-0
Arden Videos:
Football Photos: