Nov 29, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers safety Craig Loston (6) jumps onto the pile as Arkansas Razorbacks running back Alex Collins (3) is tackled from behind by LSU Tigers defensive end Jermauria Rasco (directly behind) and linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Craig Loston Will Represent LSU in the Senior Bowl


LSU will have an athlete playing in the Senior Bowl after all. Fifth-year senior Craig Loston has accepted an invitation to play. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger was asked to play in the game but suffered a season ending torn ACL tear against Arkansas and will no longer be able to participate.

Loston had big expectations for his senior season but was forced to battle through injuries all year. He missed four games and wasn’t 100 percent for several others. He finished the season strong, reminding fans why they predicted him to have such a great season. He had 15 tackles in the last two games, and had a great interception off Heisman finalist Johnny Manziel.

Lamin Barrow may join Loston at the Senior Bowl. Barrow was Second Team All-SEC and is currently on the waiting list for an invitation.

According to Nola.com Loston is excited to play in the game.

It’s a big deal, I really look forward to playing in the Senior Bowl. Growing up, I never knew which all-star game was the best one. There was the East-West Shrine Game and they had them in different areas.

I remember watching JV (former LSU running back Justin Vincent) play and I never knew who he was but I remember LSU No. 25. Now I’ve got the opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl and go out there to showcase my skills and have fun. I look at the situation as being very blessed and ready to start another chapter in my life.

 

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