Will be a defensive leader for LSU in 2019 after having a breakout year as a junior ... Moves inside in 2019 after starting 11 games at outside linebacker in 2018 ... Good communicator on the field ... Moved to the “Mack” linebacker position midway through the spring and his impact was immediate ... Tough player – both mentally and physically – and is not afraid to step up and take charge on the field ... Smart football player that has a true understanding of the game and makes others around him better ... Tends to see things before they happen ... Fast to the football .. Can also creep up and play on the line of scrimmage in certain situations ... Played in 32 games with 12 starts in his career ... 82 career tackles to go with 14.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks ... Has been responsible for six turnovers (4 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble).
JUNIOR SEASON (2018)
Played in 12 games with 11 starts ... Finished season with 54 tackles and tied for team-high honors with five sacks ... Added 9.5 tackles for loss and eight quarterback hurries ... Responsible for creating four turnovers (1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries) ... Returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Texas A&M ... His touchdown tied the game at 24-24 ... On Mississippi State first possession of the game, intercepted a pass and returned it 31 yards to the Bulldog 3-yard line setting up LSU’s only touchdown of the game in the 19-3 victory ... Recovered a first quarter fumble in the Fiesta Bowl win over UCF that setup a LSU touchdown five plays later, giving the Tigers the lead for good at 17-14 ... Had six tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a half-sack in win over Auburn ... Tied career-high with seven tackles in wins over Georgia and Rice ... Had six tackles and three quarterback hurries vs. Florida ... Forced a fumble just before halftime in win over Arkansas.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
Played in 11 games and started for first time of career against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl ... Responded with five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack against the Irish ... Recovered a fumbles against Troy and Tennessee.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Saw action in nine games as a true freshman in 2016 ... Had perhaps his best game of the year in his first collegiate contest against Wisconsin ... Had four tackles, including a tackle for a six-yard loss against the Badgers ... Set a then career-high with six tackles, including four solo, at Auburn ... Finished season with 13 tackles.
One of five early enrollees for LSU in the spring of 2016 ... Former quarterback at John Curtis before making the switch to defense at John Ehret ... Ranked as the No. 46 overall prospect in the 2016 ESPN 300 ... Led an Ehret defense that recorded three shutouts his senior year in 2015 ... As a senior, helped his team to a 12-3 overall mark and a berth in the Louisiana 5A state title game ... Invited to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game ... Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout, Rivals, and ESPN ... Named to the Second Team Defense of the MaxPreps All-American Team and also named to the Louisiana All-USA First Team Defense ... Ranked as the No. 10 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 8 player in Louisiana according to Rivals ... LSWA 5A Defensive MVP as a senior ... Member of the New Orleans All-Metro first team as selected by Nola.com ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate's Super Dozen for 2016 ... Posted 60.5 tackles, 13 sacks, and two forced fumbles in 2015 ... Coached by Corey Lambert.
Born May 13, 1997 ... Is the oldest of four children ... Majoring in sport administration.
MICHAEL DIVINITY JR.’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 7, 2x (Last: vs. Rice, 2018; First: vs. Georgia, 2018)
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2018
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Miami, 2018
Quarterback Hurries: 3 vs. Florida, 2018
Interceptions: 1 vs. Mississippi State, 2018
Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Arkansas, 2018
Fumbles Returned: 1, 4x (Last: vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl; First: vs. Troy, 2017)
Fumble Return Yards: 58 vs. Texas A&M, 2018