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#59 Jermauria Rasco
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 247 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
Hometown: Shreveport, La.
High School: Evangel Christian Academy
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 10/05/1992
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Jermauria Rasco Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/03/2014

Returning starter at defensive end for LSU in 2014 ... Will be counted on to take an expanded leadership role for LSU in 2014 ... One of just a handful of seniors in prominent playing positions on defense for the Tigers ... Started all 13 games a year ago, leading LSU in sacks with 4.0 ... Displays tremendous athletic ability and the speed necessary to chase down quarterbacks ... Good against the run or pass ... Understands the position and has a great understanding of the John Chavis scheme ... Played in 35 games with 13 starts during his two years at LSU ... Goes into 2014 with 83 career tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Played and started all 13 games ... Posted 56 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and a team-high 4.0 sacks ... Capped regular season with career-high seven tackles in win over Arkansas ... Also forced and recovered a fumble in LSU's comeback win over the Razorbacks ... Had a sack and batted down a pass in 34-10 win over Texas A&M as the Tigers held the Aggies to season lows for points and total yards (299) ... Had four quarterback hurries and a tackle for loss in win over Florida ... Had six tackles each in games vs. Auburn and Georgia ... In first career start against TCU, had five tackles and combined with Danielle Hunter for a sack in the win over the Horned Frogs ... Finished season with four tackles and batted down two passes at the line of scrimmage in 21-14 win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Played in 13 games, all in a backup role ... Part of LSU's defensive line rotation ... Accumulated 10 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and forced a fumble for the Tigers ... Forced fumble in season-opening win over North Texas ... Had two tackles each in wins over Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Had a tackle, a half-tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in win over No. 3 South Carolina.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Played in nine games but did not start ... Earned his way into the mix at defensive end with great athleticism and knack for getting to the quarterback ... Posted two sacks on the year - against Auburn and in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia ... Tallied a career-high four tackles versus Florida ... Saw his first action as a Tiger at West Virginia and made an immediate impact with two solo tackles, including one for a two-yard loss.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated as a five-star player and as the nation's No. 8 defensive end by Scout.com as a senior in 2010 ... Given four stars by ESPN.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 8 defensive end, No. 168 player nationally and No. 9 in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Tabbed No. 9 in the state by Tigerbait.com ... A member of Rivals.com 250 ... Voted Class 2A Defensive MVP by LSWA ... Earned LSWA Class 2A All-State First Team selection ... City of Shreveport Defensive MVP ... Tallied 92 tackles and 21 sacks his senior season ... Registered 86 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries and 2 forced fumbles his junior year ... A participant in the U.S. Army All-American game ... A member of the PrepStar Dream Team 150, New Orleans Times Picayune Blue Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Rated as the No. 4 prospect in Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Coached by Phillip Deas.

PERSONAL
Mother is Gwendolyn Rasco ... Born Oct. 5, 1992 ... Majoring in sport administration.

CAREER HIGHS 
Total tackles: 7 vs. Arkansas, 2013
Tackles for loss: 1.0, eight times (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2013)
Sacks: 1.0, five times (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2013)
Pass Breakups: 4 vs. Florida, 2013

RASCO'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2011
9-0
10
7
17
3.5-21
2.0-17
0
0
0-0
0
0-0
2012 13-0 2 8 10 2.0-3 0-0 0 1 0-0 1 0-0
2013 13-13 22 34 56 6.5-30 4.0-25 5 8 0-0 1 1-0
2014                      
Totals
35-13
34
49
83
12-54
6.0-42
5
9
0-0
2
1-0
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