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#92 Drake Nevis
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 288 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Marrero, La.
High School: John Ehret HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 05/08/1989
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Drake Nevis Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/26/2011

2010 First-Team All-America (CBSsports.com)
2010 Second-Team All-American (AP, Walter Camp, Rivals.com)
2010 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches)
2010 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Mississippi State, at Florida, vs. Alabama)
2010 Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Alabama)

CAREER
An outstanding player who stepped into the starting role at defensive tackle as a senior and continued the tradition of defensive line dominance by the Tigers ... Earned first team All-America honors from CBSsports.com and second team All-America honors from AP, Walter Camp, and Rivals.com in 2010 ... Became the sixth LSU defensive lineman since 2000 to earn first team All-America honors ... Capped career with 139 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks ... Ranked ninth in LSU history for career tackles for a loss (31.5) ... Played 45 games during career, starting 18 times ... In 2007, then-LSU All-America Glenn Dorsey said Nevis would be the next great defensive tackle at LSU and three years later, Dorsey was right ... Graduated in December of 2010 with a degree in general studies ... Invited to participate in the Senior Bowl in January of 2011. 

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
One of the most dominating defensive linemen in college football in 2010 ... Played and started all 13 games for an LSU defense was rated among the best in the nation ... First among LSU defensive linemen with 56 tackles ... Led Tigers and ranked seventh in the SEC in tackles for loss with 13 ... Tied for ninth in the league in sacks with 6.0 ... Added three forced fumbles, four quarterback hurries and an interception in 2010 ... Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week a league-high four times in 2010 ... Earned the honor in wins over Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Florida and Alabama ... Named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week in 24-21 victory over Crimson Tide after he posted seven tackles, one sack for a 6-yard loss, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry ... Had 2.5 sacks for 17-yards in losses and five tackles in win over Vanderbilt ... May have had best overall game in an LSU uniform against Florida with 4.5 tackles for loss (--15 yards), 1.5 sacks (-9 yards), seven tackles and a forced fumble in win over Gators ... Had a tackle for loss that resulted in a safety in win over McNeese State ... Recorded three tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble against West Virginia ... Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for the second-straight week as he set a career-high with nine tackles to go with 1.5 tackles for loss and an interception in home win over Mississippi State  ... Started at right defensive tackle against North Carolina and posted four tackles and a sack for a loss of nine yards ... One of the strongest players on the team with a 535-pound squat and a 475-pound bench.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Played in 13 games with no starts ... Had his best season at LSU, leading all defensive linemen with 50 tackles ... Also tops on the team in tackles for losses with 11.0 and ranked second on squad with 4.0 sacks ... Had at least a half-tackle for a loss in 10 of LSU's 13 games ... Came on strong at the end of the year, recording 20 tackles, six tackles for loss and a pair of sacks in LSU's final five games ... Had career-high eight tackles vs. Florida ... Opened year with four tackles, including one for a  10-yard loss, in win over Washington ... Had six tackles and a fumble recovery in win over Mississippi State ... Sacks came against Auburn and Alabama ... Sacked Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy in the endzone for a safety ... Added seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a QB hurry against the Crimson Tide ... His safety at Alabama was LSU's first recorded on an individual tackle since Early Doucet tackled the punter in the endzone against Arkansas on Nov. 25, 2005.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Played in a reserve role at defensive tackle and saw time in 11 games ... Earned starts at left defensive tackle against South Carolina and at right defensive tackle against Florida ... Concluded the year with 16 tackles and tied for fourth on the squad in tackles for losses with 5.5 ... Picked up two tackles against Ole Miss ... Finished with one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry against Troy ... Recorded one tackle against Alabama ... Tallied a season-high five tackles -- all solo -- including a career-high two stops for losses at Florida ... Recorded four tackles in win against Mississippi State including 1.5 tackles for losses ... Had two tackles versus North Texas ... Registered a tackle for a loss of six yards in season-opening victory against Appalachian State.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
A true freshman that saw action in eight games, with two starts (Louisiana Tech and Arkansas) ... Got the starting nod in place of Marlon Favorite at left tackle in against both Tech and Arkansas ... Finished the year with 17 tackles and two broken up passes ... Against Louisiana Tech, finished with a career-high six tackles, including his first for a loss, and two PBUs ... Had five tackles against Arkansas ... Made his collegiate debut at Tulane.

HIGH SCHOOL
The top interior defensive line prospect in the state and one of the best at his position in the nation ... Rated the No. 8 defensive tackle prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Received Class 5A first-team all-state honors with 72 tackles (17 for losses), 18 sacks, 25 quarterback hurries, eight forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles as a senior ... 2006 MVP of the New Orleans Times Picayune's All-Metro team and a SuperPrep All-American ... Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Recorded 80 tackles and eight sacks as a junior ... Coached by Billy North.

PERSONAL
Full name is Drake M. Nevis ... Parents are Darrell and Vivian Nevis ... Has one brother, Darrell, Jr.; and one sister, Brianne ... Born May 8, 1989, in Thibodaux, La. ... Majoring in general studies.

CAREER HIGHS   
Total tackles: 9 vs. Mississippi State, 2010
Tackles for loss: 4.5 at Florida, 2010
Sacks: 2.5 at Vanderbilt, 2010
Interceptions: 1 vs. Mississippi State, 2010 

NEVIS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

 

 

Year

G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2007

8-3
10
7
17
2.0-6
0-0
2
0
0-0
0
0

2008

11-2

9

7

16

5.5-17

0-0

0

1

0-0

1

1-0

2009

13-0

26

24

50

11.0-34

4.0-25

2

3

0-0

0

1-0

2010

13-13

30

26

56

13.0-54

6.0-41

1

4

1-3

3

1-0

Totals

45-18
75
64
139
31.5-111
10.0-66
5
8
1-3
4
3-0
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