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#59 Jermauria Rasco
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 262 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: 07/11/2013

Takes over as the starter at one of the defensive end positions for LSU in 2013 … Served as an apprentice for the past two seasons to three LSU defensive ends who were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft – Barkevious Mingo (first round), Sam Montgomery (third round) and Lavar Edwards (fifth round) … 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 22 games with no starts during his two years at LSU … Goes into 2013 with 27 career tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.

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 sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS 
Total tackles: 4 vs. Florida, 2011
Tackles for loss: 1.0, four times (Last: vs. North Texas, 2012)
Sacks: 1.0, twice (Last: vs. Georgia, 2011; First: vs. Auburn, 2011)

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                      
Totals
22-0
12
15
27
5.5-24
2.0-17
0
1
0-0
1
0-0
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