DB Andre Sam to transfer to LSU

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Andre Sam

The journey of Andre Sam apparently has its final destination – LSU.

Sam confirmed his decision Wednesday on Twitter.

The native of Iowa, Louisiana started his career at McNeese and then transferred to Marshall last season. He originally announced he was going to play his final year at Tulane and follow Herd defensive coordinator Lance Guidry to New Orleans.

But before either could ever set foot on the field for a practice, Guidry shifted gears and accepted the defensive coordinator’s job at Miami.

Now, Sam is headed to be a Tiger.

Last fall, Sam had 52 tackles for Marshall, including a season-high 10 stops in the Herd’s upset victory at Notre Dame.

In four seasons at McNeese, Sam had 179 tackles, five interceptions and 20 passes defensed. He was a first-team All-Southland Conference selection in the 2021 spring season, when he led the Cowboys in both tackles (52) and INTs (3).

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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