Brian Kelly announces Ojulari, Gaye, and Jones Jr as team captains
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU head football coach Brian Kelly announced that a trio of Tigers on the defensive side of the ball will serve as team captains for the upcoming season.
B.J. Ojulari, Ali Gaye, and Mike Jones Jr. were named team captains on Tuesday, August 30. The three players were voted on by their teammates.
Ojulari was chosen earlier in the offseason as the next player to wear the No. 18 jersey that has been worn by Tigers Jacob Hester, Tre’Davious White and Damone Clark among others.
The 6-foot-3 defensive end out of Marietta, Ga. is entering his third season with the Tigers and has totaled 71 tackles, 16.5 tackles-for-loss, and 11 sacks.
Gaye is a returning starter and is helping anchor one of the best defensive lines in college football. He enters his final season with the Tigers with 51 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks in 14 games at LSU. He missed most of last season due to injury.
Jones Jr., a Clemson transfer, has appeared in 13 games with five starts a year ago. He enters his fifth season of college football with 81 career tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. In his first year at LSU, Jones had 34 tackles and a sack.
The Tigers open the season at the Allstate Louisiana Kickoff at the Caesars Superdome on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
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