2019 No. 18 Jersey
2016 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
LSU's starting center for the second straight year in 2019 ... Developed into LSU's most consistent offensive lineman in what was his first season as a starter for the Tigers in 2018 … Started all 13 games at center a year ago and finished second among all LSU offensive linemen in total snaps with 973 … Tough and dependable player that rarely comes off the field … Missed only eight snaps in SEC games last year … Leader on the offensive line with tremendous technique and understanding of the game … Gives LSU a presence on the field as if there was a coach in the huddle … Works patiently with the younger offensive line, serving as a mentor to the Tiger underclassmen … Still developing as a center and goes into his junior year considered among the best in the nation at his position … Excels in the classroom as well …For career, has played in 24 games with 13 starts ... Issued jersey No. 18 along with outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson on the first team meeting of camp on August 1 … Becomes first offensive linemen to be honored with the No. 18 jersey … As an offensive lineman, the rules of college football prevent Cushenberry from actually wearing the No. 18 jersey in games so instead his No. 79 jersey will be accompanied by a No. 18 patch … Does wear No. 18 in practice …. The No. 18 jersey is given annually to the player or players that best represent LSU football with a selfless attitude and is the epitome of a Tiger, on and off the field.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Started all 13 games at center for the Tigers in 2018 … Second on team in total offensive snaps with 973 … Played every snap in 11 of LSU's 13 games … Missed only eight total snaps in SEC games … Played all 96 snaps in 7 overtime game vs. Texas A&M and then followed that by playing all 86 offensive snaps in Fiesta Bowl win over seventh-ranked UCF … Helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Nick Brossette … First-year starter at center.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Saw action in 11 games overall playing on special teams and six games on the offensive line … totaled 100 snaps for the season and finished with 2.5 knockdowns against Texas A&M and two knockdowns against Chattanooga … Played a career-high 59 snaps against the Aggies … Significant contributor on the line against Texas A&M as the Tigers posted more than 600 yards of total offense with 250 coming on the ground.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016 ... Selected to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Scout, and ESPN ... Rated as the No. 3 offensive guard in Louisiana by Scout ... Named to the All-USA Louisiana Second Team Offense ... Earned second team District 5-5A honors as a junior in 2014 and followed with first team recognition in 2015 ... Helped Dutchtown to an 8-4 overall mark and to the second round of the Louisiana 5A playoffs as a senior ... Coached by Benny Saia.
Parents are Debbie and Lloyd Cushenberry II ... Born Nov. 22, 1997 ... Majoring in sport administration.