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#9 John Diarse
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Monroe, La.
High School: Neville HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 12/10/1994
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John Diarse Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/17/2015

Redshirt sophomore receiver who started LSU’s final three games in 2014 … Big and physical player with good hands ... Has a knack for producing big plays, all three of his TDs were over 30-plus yards in 2014 … Earned the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter (Outstanding performance in LSU offseason program) and Ralph Norwood Performance Award (Outstanding performance in Spring Drills Offense) in 2015 … Redshirted as a FRESHMAN in 2013 ... Switched number to No. 9 prior to 2014 season.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Diarse was one of 12 players to make his career debut versus No. 14 Wisconsin at the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff ... Picked up two catches, 48 yards and a touchdown against the Badgers ... Broke four tackles en route to a 36-yard TD on a 3rd and 21 play at the 12:08 mark of the 4th quarter ... Added two more receptions during the Sam Houston State, ULM, Auburn and Notre Dame games ... Notched a then career-long 37-yard reception at Auburn ... Earned his first career start at Arkansas and started LSU’s final three games of the season …. Tallied a career-high three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown at Texas A&M ... Scored on a 10-yard pass to extend LSU’s lead to 14-3 in the 2nd quarter ... Broke loose for a career-long 75-yard touchdown reception on the opening play of the second half against versus Notre Dame … 11 of his 15 receptions have resulted in either a first down or touchdown.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Redshirted as a freshman in 2013 … Joined the Tigers in January of 2013 after graduation from high school early … Took part in spring practice with the Tigers where he received the Newcomer Most Improved Award after the spring game … Had tremendous fall camp for the Tigers in August of 2013 and was in position to be in rotation at wide receiver before suffering an injury that nagged him through the first couple months of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A versatile playmaker in all three phases of the game in high school … Played quarterback as a senior at Neville … Graduated from high school in December of 2012 and enrolled at LSU the following January … A participant in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl where he caught one pass … Led Neville to the 4A Finals as a senior and accounted for 148 yards rushing, 151 yards passing and two touchdowns in the team’s 29-22 loss to Karr in the state title game … Named the 4A Offensive MVP by Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Named to the 2012 Class 4A All-State football team … Received the 2012 Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance Mr. Football Award as voted on by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … A consensus four-star prospect by the recruiting websites … Ranked as the No. 10 prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com … Named a PrepStar Top 300 All-American … Rated the No. 22 wide receiver nationally by 247sports and No. 23 athlete by ESPN.com … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Threw for 1,685 yards and 18 touchdowns while collecting 1,327 yards on the ground and 21 rushing touchdowns his senior season … Recorded three interceptions at defensive back as a junior … Coached by Mickey McCarty.

PERSONAL
Parents are Shelia & John Diarse Sr. … Born Dec. 10, 1994 … Majoring in sports administration.

DIARSE’S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 3, at Texas A&M, 2014
Yards: 76, vs. Notre Dame, 2014
Long: 75, vs. Notre Dame, 2014
Touchdowns: 1, 3x (Last: vs. Notre Dame, 2014; First: vs. Wisconsin, 2014)

DIARSE’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS 

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
LG
2013
Redshirt Season
2014
13-3
15
275
3
75
2015
 
 
 
 
 
TOTALS
13-3
15
275
3
75
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