K'Lavon

Chaisson

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#18

Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250lbs.
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: North Shore HS
Major: General Business
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

2019 No. 18 Jersey
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Freshman All-SEC

Explosive outside linebacker that has the ability and the drive to be one of the best to ever play the position for the Tigers by the time his LSU career is over ... Had sophomore season cut short after just one game due to injury ... Is fully recovered and will be back at full strength in 2019 ... Possesses tremendous quickness along with a great first step making him an ideal edge rusher for the Tigers ... Can drop into pass coverage with ease ... Has drawn comparisons to former LSU standouts Barkevious Mingo and Arden Key ... Well-rounded talent as he has twice been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2017 and 2018 ... Earned Freshman All-SEC Honors in 2017 ... As a true freshman played in 12 games with three starts ... Finished rookie season with the Tigers with 27 tackles and a pair of sacks ... Another in a long line of Houston-area standouts to make an impact with the Tigers ... For career, has played in 13 games, starting four times ... Has 32 career tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks to his credit ... Listed as a sophomore again in 2019 after qualifying for a redshirt season in 2018 ... Name is pronounced KAY-Luh-Vahn Chase-on ... Awarded the No. 18 jersey along with center Lloyd Cushenberry III at the first team meeting of training camp on August 1 … The number is given each year to the player or players who best represent LSU football – on and off the field … The number, which became part of the LSU tradition in 2003 when quarterback Matt Mauck led the Tigers to their first national title since 1958, goes to a player with a selfless attitude and has the character and other qualities that best represent what it means to be a LSU football player.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Had season cut short after only one game, suffering a season-ending injury in the fourth quarter in win over Miami ... Made big impact in win over the Hurricanes with five tackles, including a fourth quarter sack for an 8-yard loss ... Missed remainder of season.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Played in 12 games with starts against BYU in the season opener, Chattanooga and Tennessee ... Became the eighth LSU true freshman since 2000 to start a season opener ... Finished the season with 27 tackles, two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss ... Recorded at least one tackle in 10 games ... Had season-highs of four tackles against Chattanooga, Syracuse and Troy ... Posted 2.5 tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks totaling 15-yards in losses in win over Chattanooga.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top defensive ends in the country ... Considered a raw talent as he only played two seasons of varsity football in high school ... A five-star recruit by Scout ... Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals ... No. 34 on the ESPN 300 list and ranked by the site as the fourth-best prospect at his position and seventh-best in the state of Texas ... Ranked at No. 33 and No. 37 overall by Scout and 247Sports, respectively ... The nation's No. 5-rated weak side linebacker ... Played key role in North Shore's state title win over Austin's Westlake in 2015 ... Earned defensive MVP honors in the 6A Division I state title game, a contest that he helped save in overtime when he sniffed out a jet sweep-pass on fourth-and-goal ... Also had a forced fumble, two sacks, and four tackles for loss in the title game ... Named to the Texas AP 6A All-State team ... Finished his senior season with 50 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, state-leading 15.5 sacks and three forced fumbles ... Graduated high school with a 3.3 grade point average ... Coached by John Kay ... Name is pronounced KAY-Luh-Vahn Chase-on.

PERSONAL
Born July 25, 1999 ... Majoring in sport administration.

K’Lavon Chaisson’s Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Miami, 2018
Tackles for Loss: 2.5 vs. Chattanooga, 2017
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Chattanooga, 2017
Quarterback Hurries: 1, 3x (Last: vs. Miami, 2018; First: vs. Chattanooga)
Interceptions: 0
Pass Breakups: 1, 2x (Last: vs. Notre Dame, 2018 Citrus Bowl; First: vs. Arkansas, 2017)

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