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#95 Lazarius Levingston
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 280 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Ruston, La.
High School: Ruston HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 11/16/1987
Lazarius Levingston Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/26/2011

CAREER
Four-year letterwinner on the defensive line for the Tigers ... Started 22 games in final two seasons ... Played in 48 games during his career at LSU ... Played first three seasons at defensive end before moving inside to defensive tackle as a senior in 2010 ... Recorded 70 career tackles to go with 15.5 tackles for loss and three sacks ... Graduated in December of 2010 with a degree in general studies. 

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Played all 13 games with 12 starts at defensive tackle ... Led team with five QB hurries ... Made 25 tackles, including two for losses ... Closed out the regular season with three tackles, one quarterback hurry and one tackle for a loss at Arkansas ... Set a career high with seven tackles against West Virginia ... Had two QB hurries against Ole Miss ... Recovered a fumble versus ULM ... Saw limited action against Alabama because of injury ... Posted a tackle for loss in win at Florida ... Made his first start at left defensive tackle in the opener against North Carolina.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
In first year as a starter at defensive end for the Tigers, taking over for Tyson Jackson, who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft ... Played in 11 games with 10 starts ... Missed Vanderbilt and Louisiana-Lafayette games with a knee injury ... Returned to action at Mississippi State in week 4 ... Finished with 28 tackles, eight tackles for loss and four pass breakups ... Had career-high four tackles in wins over Tulane and Louisiana Tech and against Penn State ... Added two tackles for loss against Tulane and Penn State ... Had a tackle for a 3-yard loss vs. Louisiana Tech and a tackle for a 1-yard loss vs. Arkansas ... Had three solo tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss in win over Georgia ... Made the first start of his career at Washington and recorded one solo tackle and tallied one pass breakup.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Provided quality depth to Tyson Jackson at left defensive end ... Played in 10 games with no starts ... Registered nine tackles on the season and was among the best off the bench with four tackles for loss and two sacks ... Delivered his most productive game of the season against Ole Miss finishing with a season-high three tackles and one tackle for loss ... Had one tackle versus Troy ... Finished with one tackle for loss against Tulane  and had 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard versus North Texas ... Recorded two tackles, including a sack for a loss of one yard, in season-opener against Appalachian State ... Delivered a key sack at the start of the fourth quarter of the Chick-fil-A Bowl that forced Georgia Tech to turnover on downs.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Saw limited action in each of the Tigers' 14 games in 2007 ... Had eight tackles, including 1.5 in losses and a sack, on the year ... Recorded a career-high four tackles in LSU's shutout of Middle Tennessee ... Had two tackles and his first career sack at Mississippi State ... Was also a key contributor on special teams where he teamed with Mit Cole and Quinn Johnson to form "the shield" on punts and played on the kickoff return unit.

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

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the state's top defensive line prospects for the Class of 2006 ... Named to Tigerbait.com Louisiana Top 20, the Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen, the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 and the New Orleans Times-Picayune Best of the Rest ... Named 5A first-team all-state as well ... Finished a stellar senior season with 82 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, eight sacks and 11 quarterback hurries ... Totaled 89 yards in losses on the season ... Had four fumble recoveries, including two returned for touchdowns ... Junior season was cut short due to a torn ACL suffered in his second game ... Coached by Billy Laird.

PERSONAL
Full name is Lazarius Cortez Levingston ... Nickname is Pep ... Born Nov. 16, 1987, in Monroe, La. ... Parents are James Levingston and Marilyn Williams. 

CAREER HIGHS  
Total tackles: 7 vs. West Virginia, 2010
Tackles for loss: 2, two times (Last: vs. Penn State, 2009)
Sacks: 1, three times (Last: vs. Georgia Tech, 2008)

LEVINGSTON’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

 

 

Year

G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2006

Redshirt Season

2007

14-0
3
5
8
1.5-8
1.0-7
0
0
0-0
0
0

2008

10-0

3

6

9

4.0-6

2.0-2

1

0

0-0

0

0-0

2009

11-10

10

18

28

8.0-15

0-0

4

2

0-0

0

0-0

2010

13-12

3

22

25

2.0-2

0-0

0

5

0-0

0

1-0

Totals

48-22
19
51
70
15.5-31
3.0-9
5
7
0-0
0
1-0

 

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