Selected in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.
Played in 38 career games at LSU (2016-18), with 25 starts, totaling 286 tackles (29 for loss), 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and an interception.
Earned six career SEC Defensive player of the Week Award (two in 2018, four in 2017), and received the Charles McClendon Award in both 2017 and 2018 as LSU’s Most Valuable Player.
Won the Butkus Award as a junior (2018), given annually to the nation’s top linebacker, after starting 12-of-13 games, recording an SEC-best 123 tackles (12 for loss), six passes defensed, 3.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Also earned first-team All-American honors from Walter Camp, Associated Press, Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association, as well as first-team All-SEC distinction.
Named second-team All-American and first-team All-SEC as a sophomore (2017), leading the conference in tackles per game (10.2) and ranking second in total tackles (133). Started all 13 games for the Tigers, with 14 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and an interception on the season.
As a true freshman (2016), earned Freshman All-SEC honors after posting 30 tackles (three for loss), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Majored in sport administration.
Attended North Webster High School (Springhill, Louisiana).
Played linebacker and running back in high school.
A consensus four-start recruit, per Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports and Scout.
Invited to The Opening, an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus.
Parents are Coesha Standokes-White and Carlos Thomas.