John

Battle

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#26

Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 201lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Hallandale, Fla.
High School: Hallandale HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

One of the veterans in the secondary for the Tigers in 2018 ... Has started in 19 career games … Versatile player with high football IQ ... Can player either safety spot ... Took up photography as a hobby two years ago 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 ... Has played in 37 career games with 19 starts ... Has 105 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass breakups to his credit.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Parents are Roneeka Person and John Battle ... Born Aug. 21, 1995 ... Majoring in sport administration.

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