LSU running back John Emery, Jr. ineligible for 2021 season

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John Emery Jr. of the LSU Tigers scores a touchdown during a game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tiger Stadium on December 5, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

LSU running back John Emery Jr. has been declared academically ineligible for the 2021 season, head coach Ed Orgeron announced during his weekly press conference on Monday.

The former five-star signee out of Destrehan had 75 carries for 378 yards in nine games last season. In total, the third-year back has played in 19 games and gained 566 rushing yards with seven touchdowns at LSU over the past two seasons but did not play in either of the first two games for LSU (1-1).

Mike Scarborough of Tiger Bait reported that Emery’s family is “pursuing all legal options” to re-establish his eligibility as soon as possible.

The top remaining options at running backs for the Tigers include second-year veteran Ty Davis-Price, returning transfer Tre’ Bradford and freshmen Corey Kiner and Armoni Goodwin. Orgeron called Goodwin “questionable” for this week’s game versus Central Michigan (1-1).

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