Experienced defensive back that will give the Tigers another veteran alongside John Battle at safety ... Spent most of career at cornerback before shifting to safety during the spring ... Also contributes on special teams ... Fierce competitor with size and strength in coverage ... Possesses good technique, good range and has a knack for going after the ball ... Has played in 37 career games with 17 total tackles and a pair of starts
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in all 12 games and started in two games ... Earned his first career start against Auburn and also started against Southern Miss ... Finished the season with 10 tackles and a pass break-up ... Recorded a season-high three tackles in the start at Auburn ... Also totaled two tackles against Florida ... Also made tackles against Jacksonville State, Mississippi State, Missouri and Southern Miss.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games with no starts as a sophomore ... Saw extensive action at cornerback in Tre'Davious White's absence against Western Kentucky and tallied a season-best two solo tackles ... Also made tackles against Syracuse and in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in all 13 games with no starts as a true freshman ... Saw majority of his action on special teams ... Finished year with three tackles ... Had one tackle in games against Sam Houston State, New Mexico State, and Florida ... Was one of 17 true freshmen to see action for the Tigers in 2014.
One of the nation's top defensive back prospects as a senior at Timberview High School in Mansfield, Texas ... Graduated from high school in December of 2013 and enrolled at LSU for the spring 2014 semester ... Rated a consensus four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... Ranked the No. 8 prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals and ESPN and No. 6 by 247Sports ... Rated as high as the No. 3 safety nationally by 247Sports ... A participant in the U.S. Army All-American game ... One of four finalists for the Lockheed Martin Defensive Back of the Year award ... Tallied 18 tackles with five pass breakups and three interceptions as opposing teams avoided throwing his way during his senior season ... Named Texas APSE Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention after his senior year ... Honored as a first team All-District 7-5A cornerback as well as first team All-DFW area player as a senior ... Earned first team All-State recognition after he recorded 25 tackles, seven interceptions (two returned for TDs), nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a junior ... Coached by James Brown.
Parents are Karla and Edward Paris Sr. ... Born March 29, 1995, in New Orleans, La. ... Evacuated New Orleans in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck ... Majoring in sport administration.
ED PARIS' CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3 at Auburn, 2016
PBUs: 1 vs. Jacksonville State, 2016