Josh

Boutte

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#76

Offensive Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 346lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: New Iberia, La.
High School: Westgate HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2016 Second Team All-SEC (Associated Press)
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Took over as the starter at right guard as a senior in 2016 after serving as a backup on the offensive line for three years … Played in 44 games during career, starting 12 times … Started 11 games a senior in 2016 and one game as junior in 2015 … Second team All-SEC selection in 2016 … Invited to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl following his senior season … On pace to graduate from LSU by the end of the 2017 spring semester.

SENIOR SEASON (2016)
Earned second team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press as a senior … Started 11 games at all right guard … Suspended for the Jacksonville State game due to late-hit/unsportsmanlike penalty against Wisconsin in the season-opener … Returned to action a week later in a win over Mississippi State and started the final 10 games of the season … Finished year playing 634 offensive snaps and registered 73 knockdown blocks, the second-highest total on the team … Credited with 18 “great effort” plays and was called for just three penalties and gave up only one sack all year … Played every offensive snap in games vs. Ole Miss (63), Alabama (51), Florida (70), and Texas A&M (77) …. Had season-high nine knockdown blocks in win over Texas A&M … Added seven knockdown blocks in wins over Southern Miss and Arkansas … Only sack allowed came against Wisconsin in the season-opener … Helped pave the way for an LSU offense that averaged 233.0 rushing yards per game and a 1,000-yard rusher for the fourth straight season … Part of offensive unit that saw the Tigers break the school single-game rushing record twice (Leonard Fournette with 284 yards vs. Ole Miss; Derrius Guice with 285 yards vs. Texas A&M) … LSU rushed for 418 yards vs. Missouri, 390 vs. Arkansas and 311 vs. Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games and started the season opener at Mississippi State at right guard … Contributor on the line on LSU’s point after touchdown attempts … Saw action on the offensive line in 75 total snaps and recorded eight knockdown blocks … Earned a season-high four knockdowns against South Carolina … Also posted knockdowns against Mississippi State, Eastern Michigan and Texas A&M … Played a career-high 26 offensive snaps at Mississippi State … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in all 13 games … Saw action on the offensive line in four contests … Played on special teams in all 13 games on field goal and point-after-touchdown protection … Played a then career-high 22 snaps in win over Sam Houston State … Other action on offense came against New Mexico State (16 snaps), Louisiana-Monroe (9 snaps) and Kentucky (8 snaps).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in eight games with no starts with most of his action coming on point-after attempts and field goals … Saw action at left tackle against TCU (one snap), UAB (eight snaps) and Furman (six snaps) … Was one of 14 true freshmen to see action for the Tigers as true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top linemen in Louisiana as a senior at Westgate High School in 2012 … Took part in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl West Team … Named to the 2011 5A All-State Team as a junior and honorable mention all-state as a senior … Earned a four star rating from 247sports.com, Rivals.com, PrepStar and Scout.com … Listed in the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the 114th player overall … 247Sports ranked him as the nation’s No. 8 offensive guard and the 4th-best overall prospect in Louisiana … Rivals ranked him as the No. 7 offensive guard in the nation … Listed as the No. 8 offensive guard prospect in the nation by Scout … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Coached by Ryan Antoine.

PERSONAL
Mother is Marla Boutte … Born May 20, 1994 … Majoring in sport administration.

 

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