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#53 L.A. Goree
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: C.H. Flowers HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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As a Junior (2013): Finished third on the team with 76 tackles ... started nine of the 11 games he played ... led the defense in tackles (10) against FIU (8/31) ... had a sack against ODU (9/7) ... had a sack against UConn (9/14) ... forced a fumble, recorded a tackle for loss and led the team with nine total tackles against West Virginia (9/21) ... notched five stops against Florida State (10/5) ... earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors for his performance against Virginia (10/12) ... made a career-high 16 stops against the Caviliers and notched one TFL ... sidelined against Wake Forest and Clemson due to injury ... recorded seven stops against Virginia Tech (11/16) ... totaled seven tackles against Boston College (11/23) ... made seven stops against NC State (11/30) ... had five tackles against Marshall (12/27) in the Military Bowl.

As a Sophomore (2012): Played in eight games and averaged 5.8 tackles per game … averaged 12.3 tackles per game in his three starts … played in a reserve role against William & Mary (9/1) but didn’t record a tackle … finished with two solo tackles, including one tackle for loss at Temple (9/8) … saw action at linebacker vs. Connecticut (9/15) and totaled two tackles (one solo) while helping hold the Huskies to 223 yards of total offense … played against West Virginia (9/22) and recorded two solo tackles … did not play at Wake Forest (10/6), at Virginia (10/13), vs. NC State (10/20) or at Boston College (10/27) … played a reserve role against Georgia Tech (11/3) finishing with three tackles including one solo tackle … started and recorded a team-high 10 tackles and two tackles for loss against Clemson (11/10) … started and led the team with 13 tackles including seven solo tackles against Florida State (11/17) … started at North Carolina (11/24) and recorded a team-high and career-best 14 tackles including 11 solo stops.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2011): An honorable mention freshman All-America selection by College Football News … played in all 12 games with starts in seven (two at Will LB; five at Mike) … his 5.0 tackles per game ranked fourth in the ACC among freshmen and 38th overall … tied for fourth on the team with 6.0 tackles for loss … second with 3.5 sacks … saw limited action in the season opener against Miami (9/5) and made a pair of tackles … moved into a starting role against West Virginia (9/17) due to Darin Drakeford’s injury and recorded seven tackles, including a half tackle for loss … recorded six tackles, a sack and a forced a fumble against Temple (9/24) … intercepted a pass and made two tackles in a start against Towson (10/1) … made two solo stops and a tackle for loss against Georgia Tech (10/8) … had a game- and career-high 12 tackles, seven of them unassisted, including a sack for nine yards and 1.5 tackles for loss against Clemson (10/15) … recorded seven tackles, including one sack for nine yards and 1.5 TFLs for 11 yards against Florida State (10/22) … had his second double-digit tackle game of the season with 10 against Boston College (10/29) … also recovered a fumble against the Eagles … came off the bench against Virginia (11/5) but didn’t have a tackle … made one stop against Notre Dame (11/12) … returned to a starting role against Wake Forest (11/19) and had 10 tackles, six of them unassisted, and a pass breakup … saw action as a reserve against NC State (11/26) and had one assisted tackle.

As a Freshman (2010): Redshirted … served as a backup at Will linebacker … enrolled in school in January and participated during spring practice.

At Fork Union Military Academy (2009): Attended the preparatory school in the fall after signing a letter of intent with the Terps in February … ranked No. 19 nationally among prep school recruits by Rivals.com … coached by John Shuman.

At C.H. Flowers High School: A two-year starter at outside linebacker … a consensus all-state selection as a senior … rated 35th-best weakside linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout.com … No. 47 nationally among outside linebackers by Rivals.com … ranked No. 92 nationally among outside LBs by Scouts, Inc. … recorded 90 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries (one of which he returned for a touchdown) as a senior … also caught six passes for 140 yards and two scores, helping the Jaguars post a 10-2 record, including a runner-up finish in the 4A South region … played in the inaugural Crab Bowl (Washington D.C. vs. Baltimore) in 2008 … also attended DuVal High School (Dunham, Md.) … also considered West Virginia, Illinois and Syracuse … coached by Mike Mayo.

Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. … parents are Lorne and Lisa Goree … full name is Lorne Goree, Jr. but goes by L.A. … a sociology major.

Career Highs 

Solo Tackles - 11 (North Carolina, 11/24/12)Tackles - 14 (at North Carolina, 11/24/12)

TFL - 2.0 (vs. Clemson, 11/10/12)

Sacks - 1.0 (three times: vs. Florida State, 10/22/11; vs. Clemson, 10/15/11; vs. Temple, 9/24/11)

Interceptions - 1 (vs. Towson, 10/1/11)

Forced Fumbles - 1 (vs. UConn, 9/15/12; vs. Temple, 9/24/11)

Fumble Recoveries - 1 (vs. Boston College, 10/29/11)

Pass Breakups - 1 (vs. Wake Forest, 11/19/11)

 


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