The football season is not over for LSU’s fifth year senior linebacker Lamin Barrow. He has decided to play alongside fellow LSU Tiger Craig Loston in the Senior Bowl. Loston accepted an invitation to play in the game back in December, but Barrow was on a waiting list to get a bid.
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LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was also invited but will not be able to play due to a torn ACL that he suffered in the regular season finale against Arkansas.
Barrow had a good season for the Tigers but did not live up to the lofty expectation that were set upon him after his junior year. He was sensational as a junior ending the season with 104 tackles, 7.5 of those for loss. He also recovered two fumbles while forcing one on his own. As a junior he was named Second Team All-SEC.
As a senior Barrow lead the team with 91 tackles but recorded 13 less than the previous year. He did play extremely well in big games this season. He had at least 11 tackles against Florida, Auburn, and Alabama. He had a career high 13 tackles in LSU’s defensive victory over Florida.
This season Barrow brought something to the team that can not be measured by statistics. He was a big leader for the defense. He wore number 57 through his junior year, but for his senior season he was given the honor of wearing number 18.
Number 18 is given to the team leader who exemplifies what it means to be a LSU athlete. Barrow had a big responsibility to lead a defense that lost 8 players to the NFL Draft.
Barrow had a great career at LSU, and will try to improve his draft stock in the senior bowl. He is currently projected to go around the fifth round.