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LaCouture

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Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 301lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southwest HS
Major: Liberal Arts (Masters)
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2016 LSU Graduate (Sport Administration)
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Three-year starter on the defensive line for the Tigers … Wore the coveted No. 18 jersey as a senior in 2017 … The No. 18 jersey goes to the players that possesses the traits of being a great LSU Tiger – selfless, team leader and someone who represents all that good about the program … On the field, saw action in 50 games with 36 starts accumulating 152 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks during his career … Injured during preseason practice in August of 2016 and missed all of the 2016 season … Back at full strength in the spring of 2017 and had his best year as a Tiger as a senior … Can play both inside at defensive tackle or on the outside at defensive end in a 3-4 alignment … … Two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2014 and 2015 … Graduated in August of 2016 with a degree in sport administration … Currently pursuing a Master’s degree … After getting overlooked for an invite to the 2018 NFL Combine, blew scouts away with his strength at LSU Pro Timing Day in April as he benched press 225 pounds a LSU Pro Timing Day record 41 times.

SENIOR SEAON (2017)
Had his best season as a Tiger, starting all 13 games at defensive end … Finished second on team in tackles with a career-high 66 … Added 8.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks to go along with eight pass breakups and five QB hurries … Registered double-digit tackles against Mississippi State (11) and Troy (career-best 12) … Added a pair of sacks vs. Troy … Followed that with 1.5 sacks in road win over Florida … Had 1.5 sacks in road win over Ole Miss and another sack for a 10-yard loss against Alabama … Key component of an LSU defense that ranked among the SEC leaders in rush defense (No. 3 at 128.5 yards per game), scoring defense (No. 4 at 18.9 points per game) and total defense (No. 4 at 316.2 yards per game).

REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON (2016)
Missed all of 2016 with an injury … Suffered injury during camp … Served as a student assistant coach with the defensive line in 2016 … Graduated in August of 2016 with a degree in sport administration.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in 11 games with 10 starts at defensive tackle … A key reason why LSU ranked No. 3 in the SEC in rushing defense at 122.9 yards per game … Posted 35 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass breakup on the season … Tied his career best with six tackles and also forced a fumble versus Arkansas ... Tallied a career-best 2.0 tackles for a loss at Alabama, including a solo sack ... Tied his career high with six tackles at Mississippi State ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Key component of LSU defense that led the SEC in total defense (316.8 yards per game) and pass defense (164.2 yards per game) and ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring defense (17.5 points per game) … Started all 13 games at defensive tackle, finishing with 40 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks … Had at least one tackle in every game with career-high of six coming at Auburn and at Arkansas … Added a sack for a seven-yard loss against Arkansas … Had a half-sack in win over Sam Houston State and a sack for a five-yard loss against Auburn … Had four tackles and a pass breakup against Mississippi State … Had four tackles in overtime loss to Alabama.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with no starts at defensive tackle … Finished the season with 11 tackles … Collected a season-best two tackles on three occasions – vs. Auburn, vs. Florida and against Arkansas … Recorded his first career sack at Mississippi State for a loss of two yards … Posted half a tackle for a loss against Arkansas … Spent the entire season in the rotation at tackle as he backed up Anthony Johnson … Graduated high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of 2013 … Took part in spring practice and earned Newcomer Most Improved Award.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top defensive linemen as a senior in 2012 … Honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American following the 2012 season … Played all four positions on the defensive line as a senior in 2012 … Made starts at both fullback and tight end on the offensive side of the ball during his senior year … Registered 98 tackles with 14 tackles for loss on defense as one of the nation’s elite defensive line prospects … Guided Lincoln Southwest to a berth in the first round of Nebraska’s Class A state playoffs in 2012 … Honored as a Class A first-team all-state pick and Nebraska super-state selection by the Lincoln Journal Star after the 2012 season … Followed his senior season with an appearance on the West squad at the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. … A four-star prospect and the No. 14-ranked strongside defensive end recruit in the country for the Class of 2013 by both 247sports and Scout … Ranked No. 128 among the nation’s top recruits in the Scout 300 for the 2013 recruiting season … Named the No. 2-ranked prospect in the state of Nebraska for his signing class by 247Sports … Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals … Rated the nation’s No. 17-ranked strongside defensive end and No. 2-ranked recruit in Nebraska by Rivals.com … Started high school football career at Odessa Permian (Texas) before eventually moving to Lincoln, Neb. … Coached at Lincoln Southwest by Mark King.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 4, 1994 … Parents are Amy and David LaCouture … His dad was a four-year ice hockey letterwinner at the University of Maine where he was a key member of the Black Bears’ 1993 NCAA National Championship squad.

CHRISTIAN LaCOUTURE’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 12 vs. Troy, 2017
Tackles for loss: 2.5 at Ole Miss, 2017
Sacks: 2.0 at Ole Miss, 2017

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2017 LSU Football Senior Tribute Ceremony
No. 18 Jersey - LaCouture and Moore
Inside the Huddle with Christian LaCouture