2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft: 42nd round in 2010 (Milwaukee)
Outstanding athlete who appeared in 78 career games (25 starts) for LSU as an outfielder ... signed with the Milwaukee Brewers in the summer of 2010 after the club selected him in the 42nd round of the MLB Draft ... redshirted in 2009 after appearing in 41 games as a true freshman in 2008 ... excelled in the Valley Baseball League in the summer of 2009, batting .304 (41-for-135) with 11 doubles, four homers, 37 runs and 25 RBI for the Staunton (Va.) Braves ... rated the No. 2 prospect in the Valley League by Baseball America magazine.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Returned to the active roster after red-shirting in 2009 ... appeared in 37 games (14 starts), batting .213 (13-for-61) with three doubles, one triple, four homers, six steals and nine RBI ... homered and collected two RBI in wins over Centenary (Feb. 20) and Alcorn State (April 6).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Received a redshirt.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 41 games (11 starts), batting .240 (12-for-50) with three doubles, two triples, two homers, 12 RBI and four steals ... started eight games in right field, three games in left field ... hit first career collegiate home run (solo shot) on April 4 in 3-0 win over Alabama ... also homered and collected two RBI in LSU's 21-7 victory over UC Irvine in Game 3 of the NCAA Super Regional (June 9) ... 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in April 6 win over Alabama ... 3-for-5 with one triple, one RBI and one run in May 17 win at Auburn.
A three-sport star at Bridge City High School in Beaumont, Texas ... named a Rawlings High School All-American ... also voted one of the Top 100 players in the class of '07 by Perfect Game ... earned all-state and all-district honors ... batted .488 in 2007 with 15 homers and 23 stolen bases ... batted .400 with 14 homers and 32 RBI during his junior season ... also swiped 15 bases ... a letterwinner in football as Bridge City High School's quarterback and running back - rushed for 1,100 yards and passed for 600 in his senior season ...an all-district athlete in football and track, where he participated in sprints and the triple jump.
Full name is John Douglas Dishon Jr. ... parents are John Dishon Sr. and Michelle Ferguson ... has three siblings - brothers Cody and Cameron, and sister Shelby ... interests include reading and watching sports ... credits Jamey Knight, a Bridge City High graduate, as having the greatest influence upon his athletic career ... majoring in management at LSU ... born March 21, 1989.
Dishon's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 five times; last vs. Alabama (4/18/10)
Hits: 3 at Auburn (5/17/08)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Alabama (4/17/10)
Doubles: 2 vs. Alabama (4/6/08)
Triples: 1 three times; last vs. Alabama (4/17/10)
Home Runs: 1 several times; last vs. Alabama (4/17/10)
RBI: 2 six times; last vs. Alcorn State (4/6/10)
Stolen Bases: 1 several times; last at Ole Miss (4/24/10)