2017 NFL Draft

Kevin Minter, ILB

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Suwanee, GA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 246 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Hard-hitting linebacker who capped his career with one of the best seasons for a player at his position in school history ... Earned first team All-America honors and was a finalist for the Butkus Award after recording 130 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks as a junior in 2012 ... Capped his career with 206 total tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks ... Played in 38 games with 24 starts ... Graduated in December of 2012 with a degree in general studies ... Opted to forgo senior season at LSU and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
2012 Season
Started all 13 games at middle linebacker ... Finished year with 130 total tackles, which ranks as the fourth-highest single-season total in LSU history ... The 130 tackles ranked third in the SEC and 14th in the nation ... Received the Charles McClendon Award as the team MVP and was named a permanent team captain for the 2012 season in a vote by his teammates ... His 15.0 tackles for loss led the Tiger and ranked No. 4 in the SEC ... It also tied for ninth on the LSU all-time single-season list ... Had six games of at least 10 tackles, including a career-best 20 vs. Florida ... His 20 tackles against Florida rank No. 2 in LSU single-game history, equaling the total that Rudy Harmon (1988) and Toby Caston (1986) produced, and one short of the school-record 21 recorded by Al Richardson against South Carolina in 1982 ... His 17 solo tackles at Florida were the most by anyone in college football during the 2012 season and the most in a single-game in LSU history, bettering the previous mark of 15 set by Ali Highsmith (2007), Trev Faulk (2000) and Charles Smith (1999) ... Earned SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play vs. Florida.

Closed out season with 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack in Chick-fil-A Bowl game vs. Clemson ... The 19 tackles were an LSU Bowl Game record and ties for eighth in college football bowl game history ... Other double-figure tackle games came vs. Texas A&M (12), Ole Miss (11), and Arkansas (10) ... Earned several National Defensive Player of the Week honors, as well as SEC Defensive Player of the Week, for his performance against Texas A&M (12 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, 2 QB hurries, 1 pass breakup and an interception) ... Played key role in LSU holding eventual Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel to his worst offensive day of the year with just 23 rushing yards and three interceptions in the 24-19 LSU victory ... It was the only game in 2012 that Manziel did not account for either a touchdown ... Led the team with nine stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Towson ... Tallied nine tackles and two pass breakups in win over Washington ... Posted eight tackles, including two tackles for a loss, against Mississippi State ... Tied for the team lead with seven tackles against Alabama, and he added a PBU and QB hurry against the Tide ... Racked up nine tackles and one QB hurry versus South Carolina.

2011 Season
LSU's starting Mike linebacker who played in 14 games and made 11 starts ... Ranked fifth on the team in total tackles with 61, including 40 solo stops ... Added 3.5 tackles for a loss off 15 yards, one sack, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Notched his first career sack for a loss of seven yards and finished with five tackles in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama ... Scored his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone at Ole Miss.

Set a career high with 11 tackles versus Western Kentucky ... Earned his first PBU against Georgia ... Forced a fumble versus Florida and posted a tackle for a loss against Kentucky ... Made his first career start against Oregon and produced four tackles including a half tackle for a loss.

2010 Season
Saw action in 11 games with no starts ... Finished the year with 15 total tackles ... One of the strongest players on the team as he squatted a team-best 545 pounds in May 2010 ... Third on the team in tackles in the opener against North Carolina as he recorded six stops, including four solo tackles ... Served as the backup to senior Kelvin Sheppard at Mike linebacker.
2009 Season
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... Graduated high school early and enrolled at LSU in January 2009 ... Participated in spring practice prior to his true freshman season in 2009.
High School
A Class 5A first-team all-state selection as a senior ... As a senior, tallied 113 tackles while playing in only 10 games ... Helped lead Peachtree Ridge to the playoffs before suffering an injury that kept him out of their run to the Class 5A state championship ... As a junior, recorded 137 tackles and six sacks as a middle linebacker.

Was an honorable mention to the Class 5A all-state team as a junior as well as a first-team all-district and all-county selection ... Played defensive end as a freshman and sophomore, totaling a combined 154 tackles in two years at the position ... Started all four years in high school ... A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com.

A five-star prospect in the Sports Illustrated Takkle Top 200 ... Rated as the #15 Linebacker in the nation by SuperPrep ... Rated as the #17 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rated as the #4 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... Rated as the #11 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN U ... Rated as the #7 prospect in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep ... Rated as the #23 overall prospect in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com ... Rated as the #79 overall prospect in the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... A member of the Rivals 250 ... Coached by Bill Ballard.

Full name is Kevin Christopher Minter ... Born Dec. 3, 1990 ... Parents are Willie May Hollis and Leonard Minter ... Majoring in sports administration.

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