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#54 Jacob Cutrera
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 235 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: Acadiana HS
Born: 05/18/1988
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Jacob Cutrera Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/12/2010

2006 Third-Team Freshman All-America (Sporting News)

CAREER
Played in 49 games, starting six times ... Finished career with 172 total tackles, 12 tackles for losses and one sack ... Graduated in December of 2009 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in 13 games with one start ... In a rotation with Kelvin Sheppard at middle linebacker for the Tigers ... Had seven tackles, including a sack for an 11-yard loss, in Capital One Bowl vs. Penn State ... Recorded double-digit tackles in three straight games during the year - 10 vs. Ole Miss, 11 vs. Louisiana Tech and 11 vs. Alabama ... Added 2.0 tackles for losses vs. Ole Miss ... The 11 tackles vs. Louisiana Tech and Alabama matched a career high ... Opened his senior season in outstanding fashion against Washington by returning an interception 29 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, his second career interception and first career touchdown ... Also registered five solo tackles, including one tackle for a 4-yard loss against the Huskies ... Played best football of collegiate career in his final five games, recording 47 tackles and 3.5 sacks during that span.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Backup middle linebacker who saw action in all 13 games, including two starts ... Starts came in wins over Mississippi State and Auburn when he filled in for an injured Darry Beckwith ... Finished season with 33 tackles and 3.5 tackles for losses ... Added three QB hurries and a pass breakup ... Had season-best six tackles in win over Mississippi State ... Had five tackles and a forced fumble in win over Auburn ... Capped season with four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss in Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Georgia Tech ... Had a tackle for a 2-yard loss, one QB hurry and a PBU vs. North Texas ... Other tackles for losses came against Ole Miss and Tulane.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
A key reserve at linebacker who actually started two games in the absence of Darry Beckwith ... Played in 12 games with two starts (Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech) ... Finished year with 21 tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses and an interception ... Played well in both starts ... In first start of season vs. Louisiana Tech, led Tigers with seven tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss ... Added an interception and a pass breakup in win over Tech ... Had four tackles, forced a fumble and registered a quarterback hurry in road win over Ole Miss ... Missed the Kentucky and Auburn games with an ankle injury.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Made an immediate impact both on defense as well as LSU’s kick coverage units ... Established himself as a key member of the Tigers’ linebacker corps, serving as the backup at the middle (mike) linebacker position ... Named a third-team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News... Saw action in 11 games with one start (vs. Ole Miss) ... Finished that game with a career-high and team-leading 11 tackles ... Finished true freshman season with 37 tackles, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery ... Had eight stops in the Tigers’ victory over Alabama and another six against Tulane ... Led all Tigers with 20 specials teams tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL
Considered the top linebacker prospect in the state of Louisiana as a senior in 2005 ... Graduated early and enrolled at LSU for the spring semester in 2006 ... Led Acadiana High School to its first ever appearance in the Class 5A state championship game in 2005 ... Ranked as the sixth-best prospect in Louisiana in 2005 by Tigerbit.com ... Named Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 Blue Chip list ... Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team and a member of FSN South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” second-team and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Named first-team All-Acadiana as well as Defensive MVP for the parish .. Second-team prep All-American as a linebacker in 2005 ... Academic All-State selection as well ... Finished his senior season with 98 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, and three sacks ... Named Class 5A Defensive MVP for his efforts ... Had 112 tackles and 15 sacks as a junior ... Received all-district and all-state honors as both a junior and senior ... Coached by Ted Davidson.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jacob Arnie Cutrera ... Parents are Johnny and Julie Cutrera ... Born on May 18, 1988, in Lafayette ... Has a brother – John – who played football at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Majoring in business administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 11, three times
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Ole Miss
Sacks: 1 vs. Penn State, 2010 Capital One Bowl
Interceptions: 1, twice

CUTRERA’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

 

 

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2006

11-1

12

25

37

0.5-0

0-0

1

0

0-0

0

1-0

2007

12-2
11
10
21
1.5-3
0-0

1

1

1-9

1

0

2008

13-2
15
18
33
3.5-11
0-0

1

3

0-0

1

0

2009

13-1

31

50
81

6.5-21

1-11

0

2

1-29

0

0

Totals

49-6
69
103
172
12.0-35
1-11

3

6

2-38

2

1-0
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