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LORENZO PHILLIPS

#35

Player profile

2015:

Played in 12 games, both on special teams and in reserve at the linebacker position…finished the season with 11 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss…one TFL came in his FSU debut in the season opener against Texas State…shared a TFL against Chattanooga…had season-high four tackles in each of those games.

PERSONAL:

Four-star linebacker rated as one of the top three junior college linebackers in the country and one of the Top 25 overall junior college players nationally…helped lead East Mississippi Community College to the NJCAA football national championship and a perfect 12-0 season… ranked fourth among NJCAA defenders and led East Mississippi Community College in 2014 with a team-high 14 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss while ranking fourth on the team in tackles with 46 (35 solo)…also added two fumble recoveries for touchdowns and two forced fumbles for a team that led the nation in scoring defense by allowing 7.6 points per game…named first team NJCAA All-America and NJCAA All-Region…originally signed with LSU out of Patterson (La.) High School in 2012…while at Patterson, finished with 52 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a senior…tallied 73 tackles and 23 tackles for loss during his junior season…a four-star prospect across the board who helped lead Patterson to an undefeated regular season in 2011 and was a member of the ESPNU 150…ranked the No. 24 linebacker in the country by Scout.com and No. 29 by Rivals.com…a member of the Top 247 by 247Sports…ranked fourth in the ESPNU Top Louisiana Recruits…ranked No. 9 in Louisiana by 247Sports…named a Times Picayune Blue-Chip recruit…earned 2010 Class 3A All-State First Team defense honors…selected FSU over offers from Ole Miss, Alabama and Georgia among others…born August 7, 1993.