A versatile player that can make plays from a variety of positions on the field ... Has found a home on the defensive side of the ball after seeing action as a wide receiver during his true freshman season in 2017 ... Listed as a safety, but can also play the “quarters” position – which is a hybrid linebacker where the safety plays low with the ability to rush off the edge and play man-to-man against tight ends ... Has tremendous knowledge of the Dave Aranda defense ... Knows the necessary adjustments and has great pre-snap awareness ... Possesses outstanding quickness and is extremely tough and durable ... Has proven to be an asset for the Tigers in zone coverage or in blitz situations ... Provides a great compliment to All-America Grant Delpit, which allows Delpit more freedom on defense ... Called by head coach Ed Orgeron as one of the strongest players on the team pound for pound ... For career, has played in 17 games with four starts ... Has recorded 35 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Played in 11 games, starting final four games in 2018 ... Emerged as one of LSU’s top defensive players late last year ... Finished season with 35 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception ... Added five pass breakups and four quarterback hurries ... Returned a fumble 64-yards in win over Southeastern Louisiana ... Had six tackles and an interception in win over UCF in Fiesta Bowl ... That performance came following his best game as a Tiger when recorded 14 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss against Texas A&M ... Had a sack for a 9-yard loss on a crucial third-down early in the fourth quarter that forced Georgia to punt in 36-16 win over the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs ... Added seven tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, in win over Rice ... Had a pair of pass breakups in win over Arkansas.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Talented player who split time between wide receiver and safety in his first season ... Saw action in six games and made the start at wide receiver against Troy ... Made his first appearance at safety for the Tigers against Auburn ... Finished year with two receptions for 32 yards.
The nation's top safety prospect for the Class of 2017 ... Listed as top-rated safety and the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of the Tennessee for 2017 by 247Sports ... Ranked No. 24 overall by 247Sports ... Five-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals.com ... Rated as a four-star and listed as nation's No. 3 safety and 45th best prospect according to Scout.com ... Under Armour All-America Game participant ... Rated No. 3 overall at his position and No. 26 in the ESPN300 according to ESPN.com ... Racked up 61 tackles, nine interceptions as a senior ... Added 34 receptions for 689 yard and 12 TDs.
Parents are Jeremy and Dionne Stevens … Born July 19, 1998 ... Dad ran track and Louisiana-Monroe and mom played basketball at Saint Peters College … Has a younger sister, Janai … Majoring in sport administration.
JaCoby Stevens’ Career Highs
Tackles: 14 vs. Texas A&M, 2018
Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Georgia, 2018
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Georgia, 2018
Interceptions: 1 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Arkansas
Fumble Returns: 64 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 2018