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#74 Brett Helms
Position: Center
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 278 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Stuttgart, Ark.
High School: Stuttgart HS
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Brett Helms Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/30/2009

CAREER
One of the most productive and consistent offensive linemen in school history ... Played in 46 games during his LSU career, starting 41 times ... Made 39 starts at center and LSU was 30-9 in those games ... Other starts came at left guard during his redshirt freshman season in 2005 ... Graduated in May of 2008 with a degree in general studies ... Signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans in April of 2009.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Started all 13 game at center for the Tigers ... Played a total of 757 snaps from scrimmage ... Finished with 62 knockdowns ... Graded out at 85% or better seven times, including season-best 90% in bowl win over Georgia Tech ... Had season-best seven knockdowns in back-to-back games against Alabama and Troy. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Played and started all 14 games ... Has helped pave the way for an LSU offense that ranks second in the SEC and 11th in the country in rushing yards per game ... Played a total of 986 snaps from scrimmage ... Played every snap in games against Florida (80 plays), Auburn (68), Alabama (80), Arkansas (101) and Tennessee (81) ... Paces the offensive line with 78 knockdown blocks this season ... Also has four pancake blocks to his credit ... Turned in a season-high 12 knockdown blocks in the win over Florida ... Had 11 knockdowns and two pancake blocks versus South Carolina.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Played and started in 12 games for the Tigers ... Starting center who recorded a team-high 108 knockdown blocks and 15 pancake blocks, while being whistled for just four penalties ... Saw action on 695 plays from scrimmage ... Was dominate in the Tigers’ win over Tennessee, registering a season-high 28 knockdown blocks and two pancakes ... Turned in a solid performance against Tulane, recording a team-high 13 knockdown blocks and a season-best three pancake blocks ... Led the O-line with 10 knockdown blocks against Mississippi State ... Did not play against Fresno State (concussion).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Talented redshirt freshman who opened the year as the starter at left guard ... Played in five games with two starts ... Started against Arizona State and Tennessee before missing the Mississippi State and Vanderbilt games with an injury ... Returned to action in a backup role against Florida ... Saw limited action against Florida and Auburn before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against North Texas ... In all, played a total of 105 snaps from scrimmage ... Had three pancakes and 22 knockdowns ... Allowed only one sack and one quarterback pressure ... Whistled for one penalty.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Back-up offensive lineman who saw action in two games ... Granted a medical redshirt following the season ... Saw first collegiate action in win over Arkansas State ... Also played against Mississippi State ... Had one pancake and one knockdown in 11 plays vs. Arkansas State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Arguably the top offensive lineman out of the state of Arkansas ... A four-year starter at offensive guard and defensive tackle ... Finished junior season with 48 tackles and five sacks on defense and registered 48 pancake blocks on the offensive line ... Member of state championship team that posted a 14-0 record in 2002 ... Member of a FSN South's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" first team ... Coached by Bobby Bolding.

PERSONAL
Full name is Charles Brett Helms ... Born on April 16, 1986, in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Parents are Ronnie and Margaret Helms ... Has two siblings, Taylor and Trey ... Trey was a member of the LSU football team for two years (2007-08) ... His dad graduated from LSU with a Ph.D. in agronomy, while his mom is a native of Baton Rouge ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing ... Favorite movie is “The Sandlot” and his favorite subject is math.

 

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