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Tyrann Mathieu, CB

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 186 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
127 tackles, 15.0 TFLs, 14 PBUs, 11 forced fumbles, 8 fumble recoveries, 6 sacks, 4 INTs and 4 TDs.
2012 Season
Dismissed from the LSU program, reportedly for multiple failed drug tests.
2011 Season
Leads the team in tackles with 70 ... Ranks first in the SEC in forced fumbles with six and fumbles recovered with five ... Ranks No. 1 nationally in fumble recoveries and is tied for third in forced fumbles ... Ranks second in the SEC and second nationally in punt return average at 16.2 a return ... Named the SEC Championship Game MVP against Georgia after he returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown, finished with 119 return yards, posted four solo tackles and recovered a fumble ... Received Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors after he posted eight solo tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery against Arkansas in his first career start at safety ... Also returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown against the Razorbacks, which equals the third-longest punt return in school history ... Missed the Auburn game for a violation of team rules ... Picked off his second pass of the season and added six tackles and one TFL against Florida ... Showed his game-changing abilities again versus Kentucky as he forced two fumbles, recovered and returned one for a 23-yard touchdown and posted an eight-yard sack ... Named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week after he came up big once again at West Virginia with a forced fumble that he recovered and an interception on a pass he tipped and returned to the WVU 1-yard line ... Leading tackler for LSU at Mississippi State with a career-high tying 10 stops, nine of which were solo, and one TFL ... All over the field against Northwestern State with four tackles, 1.5 TFLs, one PBU, one QB hurry and he combined with Sam Montgomery to record LSU's first sack of the season ... Picked up where he left off in 2010 by recording a career-high and team-leading 10 tackles in the season opener against Oregon and also forced a fumble on a punt that returned for a touchdown ... Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Rivals.com SEC Player of the Week and the Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week honors after his phenomenal performance against Oregon in which he also added a half tackle for a loss and two pass breakups.
2010 Season
Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, serving as a reserve cornerback and as the nickel back ... Played in all 13 games with one start at left cornerback against Louisiana-Monroe ... Ranked first in the SEC and fifth nationally with five forced fumbles and tied for first in the conference in fumble recoveries with three ... Led the team with seven pass breakups ... Fourth on the team in tackles with 57 ... Was an absolute playmaker on the season with 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions ... Earned Cotton Bowl Defensive Most Outstanding Player award after the best game of his young career in which he recorded seven tackles, one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception, one sack and one pass breakup ... Narrowly missed his career high in tackles with eight at Arkansas to go along with a sack and two tackles for loss ... Credited with six tackles, 0.5 TFL, one pass breakup that led to an interception and one QB hurry versus Ole Miss ... Recorded four tackles and one PBU versus Alabama, and his PBU led to Kelvin Sheppard's interception ... Tremendous effort at Florida where he recorded two solo stops, forced a fumble that he recovered and broke up a pass ... Made his first career interception and his first career fumble recovery against West Virginia ... Was great against Mississippi State as he tallied four tackles, one six-yard sack, a forced fumble and a PBU ... Outstanding in his first game as a Tiger, recording nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble in the opener against North Carolina ... Showed great instincts and knowledge of the game during the fall and earned the No. 2 spot at right cornerback behind Patrick Peterson.
High School
One of the top defensive back prospects in the state ... A member of the Rivals 250 and rated as the 13th-best cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 9 prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune 2010 Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 ... Also a SuperPrep All-American ... Participant in the inaugural Team USA vs. The World game ... Recorded 32 tackles, five interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery as a senior ... Coached by David Johnson.


Full name is Tyrann D. Mathieu ... Born May 13, 1992, in New Orleans, La. ... Parents are Tyrone and Sheila Mathieu ... Has four siblings - Tyrone, Devon, Corey and Kerry.

04/24/2013 - "First-round draft pick" Tyrann Mathieu planning party for Thursday...Former LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has taken the long way to the 2013 NFL Draft, but it appears the oft-troubled playmaker is ready to make his name in the league. And, if this invitation to Honey Badger's post-party is any indication, Mathieu expects to be taken in the first round Thursday evening. Most draft analysts have Mathieu going somewhere in the second or third round -- if not later -- which means his Thursday night party at SL nightclub in New York City may be a little premature, and potentially somewhat uncomfortable.

Mathieu's skills have never been the issue. A ballhawk while at LSU, Mathieu was the recipient of the 2011 Chuck Bednarik Award, which is given to the nation's top collegiate defender. He was later dismissed from LSU for violating team rules, and he entered a Houston rehab center for help managing his marijuana use. And thus, his draft stock plummeted. Still, if Mathieu can convince teams he can keep his behavior in check, he could be a late-round steal. Or he could be a first-round pick. In this draft, it's hard to tell. - Evan Hilbert, CBSSports.com

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