Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 238lbs.
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: North Shore HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 1 Letter


2017 SEC All-Freshman Team

Explosive outside linebacker that is expected to be one of the best to ever play the position for the Tigers by the time his LSU career is over … Possesses tremendous quickness along with a great first step making him an ideal edge rusher for the Tigers … Can drop into pass coverage with ease … Has drawn comparisons to former LSU standouts Barkevious Mingo and Arden Key … Well-rounded talent as he earned spot on the first year SEC Academic Honor Roll as well as being a Freshman All-SEC selection … As a true freshman played in 12 games with three starts … Finished rookie season with the Tigers with 27 tackles and a pair of sacks … Another in a long line of Houston-area standouts to make an impact with the Tigers.

Played in 12 games with starts against BYU in the season opener, Chattanooga and Tennessee … Became the eighth LSU true freshman since 2000 to start a season opener … Finished the season with 27 tackles, two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss … Recorded at least one tackle in 10 games he played in … Set a career high with four tackles against Chattanooga, Syracuse and Troy … Also finished with three tackles against BYU and Alabama … Sacks came

One of the top defensive ends in the country ... Considered a raw talent as he only played two seasons of varsity football in high school ... A five-star recruit by Scout ... Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals ... No. 34 on the ESPN 300 list and ranked by the site as the fourth-best prospect at his position and seventh-best in the state of Texas ... Ranked at No. 33 and No. 37 overall by Scout and 247Sports, respectively ... The nation's No. 5-rated weak side linebacker ... Played key role in North Shore's state title win over Austin's Westlake in 2015 ... Earned defensive MVP honors in the 6A Division I state title game, a contest that he helped save in overtime when he sniffed out a jet sweep-pass on fourth-and-goal ... Also had a forced fumble, two sacks, and four tackles for loss in the title game ... Named to the Texas AP 6A All-State team ... Finished his senior season with 50 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, state-leading 15.5 sacks and three forced fumbles ... Graduated high school with a 3.3 grade point average ... Coached by John Kay.

Parents are Sharonda Johnson and Kelvin Chaisson …. Has three siblings – Kydric, Kirrian and Kaiyah … First name is pronounced KAY-Luh-Vahn ... Born July 25, 1999 ... Majoring in sport administration.

Tackles: 4, Three times (Last: Troy, Sep 30, 2017; First: Chattanooga, Sep 9, 2017)
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Chattanooga, Sep 9, 2017
Tackles for loss: 2.5 vs. Chattanooga, Sep 9, 2017
Pass breakups: 1 vs. Arkansas, Nov 11, 2017

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