Backup offensive lineman who enters his junior season with the Tigers in 2014 ... Versatile and powerful blocker who can lineup on either left or right side and who can play either guard or tackle ... Also sees action as additional offensive lineman when the Tigers are in short-yardage or goalline situations ... For career, has played in seven games with no starts.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played in seven games, all in backup role on the offensive line and special teams ... Played a total of 26 offensive snaps and registered five knockdowns ... Played career-high 10 snaps in win over Kent State ... Other action game vs. UAB (9 snaps), Auburn (1 snap), Furman (6 snaps) ... Saw action on special teams against TCU, Florida and Mississippi State.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Listed as a backup at left guard in 2012 ... Did not see any game action for the Tigers.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.
One of four in-state offensive linemen to sign with LSU in 2011 ... A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked No. 34 in the state of Louisiana by Rivals and No. 24 in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com ... Ranked No. 46 offensive tackle by Scout.com ... Named a New Orleans Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit ... Named to Louisiana 5A All-State team ... A member of The Advocate's Honorable Mention Super Dozen ... Anchored a formidable offensive line at St. Augustine with fellow commit Trai Turner ... Coached by David Johnson.
Full name is Jonah Darell Austin ... Parents are Charlie and Laverne Austin ... Born Oct. 16, 1992, in New Orleans ... Has one brother, Charleston ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.