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#8 Ronnie Prude
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Shreveport, La.
High School: Fair Park HS
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Ronnie Prude Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/18/2006

Updated 4/18/06

CAREER
Played in 52 games during LSU career, starting 21 times, including all 13 games as a senior in 2005 ... Saw action as a part-time starter in both 2003 and 2004 ... Granted an extra year of eligibility following the 2004 season ... Graduated in August of 2005 with a degree in communication studies ... Capped career with 114 tackles, 6.5 tackles for losses and 3 interceptions.

SENIOR SEASON (2005)
Starter at cornerback for the Tigers ... Played and started all 13 games for the Tigers in 2005 ... Led Tigers and ranked among the SEC leaders with eads the Tigers and ranks among the SEC leaders with 11 pass breakups ... Finished with 54 tackles, 41 of which were solo ... Intercepted 1 pass, that coming in win over Mississippi State ... Had 2 tackles and 4 PBUs in win over Vanderbilt ... Posted 6 tackles and 1 sack for a 3-yard loss against Arkansas ... Forced a fumble to go with 6 tackles in win over Appalachian State.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
Played in all 12 games with 3 starts in 2004 ... Started in place of an injured Cory Webster against both Florida and Troy ... Also started at nickel back against Auburn when the Tigers opened up in a 5 defensive back scheme ... Had 28 tackles, 21 of which were solo stops ... Intercepted first pass of season and returned it 27 yards in the fourth quarter against Arkansas ... Totaled 3 tackles for 8-yards in losses and added 1 sack for a 5-yard loss ... Sack came against Mississippi State ... Had season-best 4 tackles, including 1 for a 1-yard loss, against Florida ... Added 4 tackles against Iowa in the Capital One Bowl.

JUNIOR SEASON (2003)
Played in all 14 games with 5 starts in 2003 ... Started the first 4 games of the season opposite Corey Webster at cornerback ... Also started vs. Florida ... Served in a backup role in the secondary from the Florida game on ... Recorded 23 tackles and broke up eight passes ... Had first career interception vs. Arizona ... Had season-highs of five tackles vs. Western Illinois and Louisiana Tech.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002)
Backup in the Tiger secondary ... Also played on LSU's coverage teams ... Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Had 9 tackles, all on special teams.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
Sat out the 2001 season gaining eligibility ... Practiced with the team, but was not able to participate in games.

HIGH SCHOOL
Passed for 1,412 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for another 917 yards and nine scores from the quarterback position last season for Fair Park High School ... For his career, threw for 3,637 yards and 36 touchdowns and rushed for 1,958 yards and 24 touchdowns ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate's Super Dozen, the Shreveport Times Top 20 and the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 16 Blue Chip list for Louisiana ... Named first team 1-5A All-District and first team All-City ... Coached by Husher Calhoun.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ronnie Edward Prude, Jr. ... Born on June 4, 1982 in Shreveport, La. ... Parents are Ronnie Prude, Sr., and Yvonne Prude ... Has three sisters, Nakela, Kandra and Kimberly and a brother, Jermaine ... Cousin is Minnesota Vikings standout Anthony Carter.

Prude's Career Defensive Stats

Year

G-GS

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

Int

2002 Fr.-RS

13-0

7

2

9

0

0

0

2003 So.

14-5

14

9

23

0

0

1-0

2004 Jr.

12-3

21

7

28

3-8

1-5

1-27

2005 Sr.

13-13

41

13

54

3.5-8

1-3

1-0

TOTALS

52-21

83

31

114

6.5-16

2-8

3-27

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