Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 299lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Plaquemine, La.
High School: Plaquemine HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Experience: 3 Letters


2017 NFL Draft: 5th round (178th overall) by Miami Dolphins

Three-year starter on the defensive line for the Tigers … Played in 37 games, starting 24 times … Opted to forgo senior season and entered the 2017 NFL Draft where he was selected in the fifth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … Finished LSU career with 145 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and 12.0 sacks … Started the final 33 games of his career … Started at defensive tackle in LSU's 4-3 scheme in 2014 and 2015 and then shifted to defensive end in the Tigers' 3-4 alignment in 2016.

Started all 12 games for the Tigers, leading all defensive linemen with 62 tackles … Added 8.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks for an LSU defense that allowed only 16 touchdowns all season, the fewest of any FBS team … Closed out LSU career with 4 tackles and a sack in 29-9 win over Louisville and the Citrus Bowl … In that game, he helped limit Louisville, the nation's top-scoring offense, to a season-low nine points and to just 220 total yards … Had a sack in three straight games – at Auburn, Missouri and Southern Miss … Added a half-sack against Arkansas and then closed the regular season with a sack and 6 tackles in road win over Texas A&M … Opened season with a career-best 9 tackles against Wisconsin … Matched his career-high in win over Ole Miss as the Tigers held the Rebels scoreless in the second half of a 38-21 victory … Had 7 tackles the following week against Alabama as the LSU defense pitched a shutout for the first three quarters in a 10-0 setback to the Crimson Tide.

Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... A key reason why LSU ranked No. 3 in the SEC in rushing defense at 122.9 yards per game … Clogged the middle and pressured the quarterback throughout the season as he finished second on the team with 6.0 sacks and third on the squad with 9.0 tackles for loss … Recovered a fumble versus Texas A&M ... Picked up his fourth sack of the season at Ole Miss and added two quarterback hurries ... Recorded another tackle for a loss against Western Kentucky ... Tallied six tackles and one TFL vs. Eastern Michigan ... Leader on an LSU defense that limited Auburn to 260 total yards (160 rushing, 100 passing) … Had 4 tackles, 2.0 sacks for 5 yards in losses and batted down a pass in the 45-21 LSU win over Auburn … His two sacks were a career-best … Opened the season with five tackles and his first career sack for a loss of 12 yards at Mississippi State ... Matched his career high with 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech.

One of the top true freshmen defensive linemen in the SEC in 2014 … Took over as a starter at defensive tackle for the Tigers New Mexico State and never relinquished that role … Played in all 13 games with 10 starts … Started final nine games of the season … Was one of 17 true freshmen to see action for the Tigers in 2014 … Had breakout game against Florida with five tackles in what was just his second road start … had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss in upset win over No. 3 ranked and undefeated Ole Miss … Added three tackles, a quarterback hurry and a half-tackle for loss in overtime setback to Alabama … Capped-season with career-best eight tackles against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl … Had two quarterback hurries and five tackles at Arkansas … Had four tackles and forced a fumble in win over New Mexico State … Had at least one tackle in every game.

A powerful defensive lineman who was rated as a consensus four-star prospect by every recruiting website as a senior in 2013 … Made four tackles in the opener before suffering a season-ending knee injury in his senior season … Honored as a U.S. Army All-American and attended the all-star game … Named first-team All-State for Class 4A in his junior season after he compiled 60 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks for Plaquemine … Rated the nation's No. 9 defensive end by Rivals.com, No. 10 by 247Sports.com, No. 21 by Scout.com and No. 22 by ESPN.com … Member of the 247Sports Top 247, the Rivals 250, Scout 300 and ESPN 300 … Named a member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Paul Distefano.

Parents are Albertha Godchaux and Raynard Parker … Has a son … Born Nov. 11, 1994 … Majoring in kinesiology.

Total tackles: 9, twice (Last: vs. Ole Miss, 2016; First: vs. Wisconsin, 2016)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, twice (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)
Sacks: 2.0, twice (Last: vs. Texas Tech, 2015; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)


2014 13-10 15 27 42 1.5-3 0-0 0 3 0-0 1 0-0
2015 12-12 12 29 41 9.0-40 6.0-35 1 4 0-0 1 1-0
2016 12-12 24 38 62 8.5-37 6.5-33 1 3 0-0 0 2-0
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