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#4 Jai Eugene
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 181 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: St. Rose, La.
High School: Destrehan HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 02/08/1987
Jai Eugene Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/25/2011

CAREER
Four-year letterwinner in secondary for LSU ... Played in 51 games with 12 starts ... Finished with 93 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interceptions and five pass breakups ... Best season came in 2008 when he started nine games and recorded a career-best 35 tackles ... Played cornerback for three years until moving to safety as a senior in 2010.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Made one start and played in all 13 games ... Recorded 24 tackles, including four vs. Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl ... Picked up half a tackle for a loss at Arkansas and one assisted tackle ... Recorded five tackles against West Virginia ... Started at safety in season-opener vs. North Carolina and responded with three tackles in the 30-24 win.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in all 13 games with two starts at cornerback for the Tigers ... Finished with 26 tackles, including 17 solo stops ... Starts came against Tulane and Alabama ... Intercepted first pass of his career on a Tim Tebow pass late in the redzone against Florida ... Had a career-best six tackles at Alabama ... Had five tackles in win over Auburn and four at Ole Miss ... Broke up a pass in win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Started nine of 13 games at right cornerback ... Finished his sophomore season with 35 tackles, including one for a loss ... Recorded three tackles against Ole Miss ... Had two tackles and one PBU against Troy ... Finished with three total tackles against Alabama ... Made four tackles against Georgia ... Notched two tackles against South Carolina ... Tallied three tackles apiece in games against Florida and Mississippi State ... Logged his first tackle for a loss of two yards against the Bulldogs ... Tallied four tackles against Auburn and recorded a PBU ... Made five tackles and added a PBU in his first career start against Appalachian State ... Had three tackles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Georgia Tech.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
One of the top reserves in the Tigers' secondary ... Saw action in 12 of LSU's 14 games and was credited with eight tackles and one PBU ... Recorded a season-high two tackles in the win over Louisiana Tech ... Added a tackle and broke up a pass against Tulane ... Notched one solo tackle in the BCS Championship Game versus Ohio State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL
Widely considered the No. 1 skill athlete in the state in 2006 and rated in the top 10 of all defensive backs in the nation ... Did not play on defense as a senior because of his team's athletic need at quarterback ... Participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Ranked as the nation's 16th-best prospect by ESPN.com ... Named to the Tigerbait.com Louisiana Top 20, Tom Lemming's 2005 All-American Team, FSN South's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" first-team, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 Blue-Chip list ... As a junior, made 25 tackles and seven interceptions to go along with one sack ... Threw for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 750 yards and six touchdowns in 2004 ... Started off his junior year at cornerback but then made the move to quarterback the last eight games of the season ... Coached by Stephen Robichaux.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jai Eugene ... Parents are Sharon Eugene and Titus Givens ... Has two siblings, Jami and JaLisa ... Born Feb. 8, 1987 ... Majoring in African-American studies.

CAREER HIGHS                                
Total tackles: 6 vs. Alabama, 2009
Tackles for loss: 1 vs. Miss. State, 2008
Interceptions: 1 vs. Florida, 2009

EUGENE’S CAREER STATISTICS

 

 

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

INT

PBU

QBH

FF

FR

2007

12-0

5

3

8

0-0

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

0-0

2008

13-9

23

12

35

1.0-2

0-0

0-0

3

0

0

0-0

2009

13-2
17
9
26
0-0
0-0

1-0

1

0

0

0-0

2010

13-1

12

12

24

0.5-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0-0

Totals

51-12

57

36

93

1.5-3

0-0

1-0

5

0

0

0-0

 

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