Louisiana products in this year’s college football playoff

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Travis Etienne

On December 29th, most college football fans will be glued to their screens to witness the Final Four of college football pair done to the finalists. For our primary audience, all four teams have Louisiana representation.

LB Christopher Allen – Southern Lab product is a sophomore who has made seven game appearances in 2018.
WR Slade Bolden – West Monroe’s former QB is a freshman who’s made one game appearance this season.
PK Joseph Bulovas – Redshirt freshman out of Mandeville has scored over 100 points this season.
CB Shyheim Carter – Kentwood product is a junior who has made 10 starts in ’18 with 37 tackles, 3.5 TFL and two interceptions.
TE Irv Smith – Brother Martin alum has played in 36 games with 13 starts in 2018 (35 grabs, 613 yards, 7 touchdowns).
DB Eddie Smith – Salmen product has made five game appearances as a freshman.
WR Devonta Smith – Sophomore out of Amite has 27 catches for 498 yards and five touchdowns in 2018.
LB Dylan Moses – Baton Rouge native is a sophomore with 15 career starts and led the team in ’18 with 70 tackles plus 10 TFL and 3.5 sacks.
DE Isaiah Buggs – Senior from Ruston has made 26 starts, tallying 37 tackles, 12.5 TFL and 9.5 sacks.
WR Dalton Adkison – Walk on freshman from Southern Lab.

RB Travis Etienne – The top rusher for the Tigers was the No. 8 prospect in Louisiana’s 2017 class. As senior at Jennings, he had 2,459 rushing yards with 35 touchdowns. Etienne has 1,463 yards (8.1 yard average) and 21 touchdowns in 2018, fifth best in nation.

Notre Dame
WR Michael Young – Sophomore out of Destrehan has seven catches for 138 yards one TD in ’18 including a 47-yarder vs. Northwestern.
DT Jerry Tillery – Senior from Evangel is a team leader (40 career starts) with 30 tackles, a team-best eight sacks and 10.5 TFL in 2018.
WR Lawrence Keys – Freshman from McDonogh 35 was the No. 4 ranked recruit in Louisiana’s 2018 class.

RT Cody Ford – The junior from Pineville is a mauler at 6-foot-4 and 338 pounds. He has made 12 starts in 2018. LSU did not offer but signed linemen George Brown and Chidi Valentine-Okeke in the 2015 class. Neither one lasted very long at LSU while Ford, who had offers from La. Tech, Arkansas, McNeese, Miss. State and TCU, has shined for the potent Sooners.
CB Chanse Sylvie – Calvary Baptist product is a junior with 15 tackles this season.
OT Adrian Ealy – A redshirt freshman and 6-6, 338 pounder out of East Ascension is Ford’s backup.
DT Arthur McGinnis – Warren Easton product is a reserve who had three tackles vs. UCLA this season.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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