But he was here every day getting treatment, getting rehab just trying to work his way back and he worked his tail off to get back this year.”.
In addition to the pick, Harris had three tackles against the Commodores. Always made people laugh and always had a smile on his face. Kirklin, an LSU commitment projected to play cornerback, has literally grown up in Lutcher’s program, playing in four games as an eighth-grader, splitting time as a freshman before taking over as a full-time starter in 2014.
Pelicans News | The New Orleans Advocate, Lutcher quarterback Jontre Kirklin could in be a class of his own if Bulldogs repeat as state champions, BY WILLIAM WEATHERS | Special to The Advocate. put on a show in his first collegiate start to lead the Tigers to a win over the South Carolina Gamecocks.
I wanted my name in the (record) books, too, so somebody else can come and strive to beat mine.”, Other questions:firstname.lastname@example.org. These players are the best of the best at what they do and they beat out some very tough candidates to win this prestigious honor. (WAFB) - With the departure of so many players from last year’s squad, LSU is seeing big plays from several guys who have been stepping up. Kirklin accounted for 218 yards and two touchdowns in a 16-14 road victory last week against a rugged West Feliciana defense. He is a star at quarterback on the high school level. 3A Co-Offensive Player of the Year: QB Jontre Kirklin, Lutcher High School. “I told everybody I’m going to have the best game of my life,” Kirklin said. In high school, Jontre Kirklin was a magician at Lutcher High School. Kirklin has already become the first of the school’s seven state championship quarterbacks — all of whom won state titles as juniors — to win a state semifinal as a senior, setting up the opportunity to finish with back to back championships. Access from your area has been temporarily limited for security reasons. In high school, Jontre Kirklin was a magician at Lutcher High School. 844 Government StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70802(225) 383-9999. (HTTP response code 503).
In front of an official Tiger Stadium crowd of 21,855, many of whom were chanting his name by the end of the game, LSU true freshman quarterback TJ Finley of Ponchatoula, La. No. You have permission to edit this article. He drew offers from Nicholls, Tulane and LSU. Current LSU wideout Jontre’ Kirklin appears to have followed that same script. Lutcher’s state-championship quarterback fraternity began in 1975 with Curt Calderera and 41 years later that group could become more exclusive should the 6-foot-1, 173-pound Kirklin guide the Bulldogs to a second straight state crown, becoming the school’s first quarterback to achieve that distinction. LSU assistant coach Bill Bush, who played a large role in bringing Joe Burrow to Baton Rouge, gets credit for what could be the Tigers' top newcomer on defense this season. Junior defensive back and former Plaquemine star Todd Harris has done his share of waiting as well after a knee injury basically wiped out his entire 2019 season. Your access to this service has been limited.
“I’m never satisfied,” Kirklin said. “I felt last year (state-title victory) was the best game of my career so far. Of all the metrics used to measure the greatest quarterbacks in Lutcher’s steep tradition, only one truly separates senior Jontre Kirklin from the top. “They said I would get the ball, and I just ran. That’s all that counts for our team.”. “After I scored my first touchdown, I came back to the sideline and I almost cried but I didn’t because I felt like I had more to give,” said Kirklin. Now, after three years of patience and waiting, Kirklin is finally making plays as an LSU Tiger. This is "Jontre Kirklin for Paul" by Eric Richey on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Generated by Wordfence at Mon, 26 Oct 2020 1:46:18 GMT.Your computer's time: document.write(new Date().toUTCString());. As Lutcher High School’s dual threat quarterback, he accounted for 7,500 passing yards plus 3,000 as a runner and 147 touchdowns. Gaye had three tackles, including a tackle for loss, against Vanderbilt. It doesn’t matter what the stats look like, just as long as we’re winning. “You kind of knew he would be the next one,” Jenkins said. Kirklin ranks first all-time in passing yards (7,447), passing TDs (75) and total yards (10,306).
Wordfence is a security plugin installed on over 3 million WordPress sites. show. He was an improvising quarterback whose legs never stopped moving and an … He’s tied with Webster for second in rushing TDs (50) and is third in yards rushing (2,859). Kirklin is a fun athlete to watch play football. He’s accounted for 145 TDs and scored 306 points. Kirklin’s followed a similar path as some of the programs most prolific quarterbacks — Terrance Jones, Blaine Gauthier and Gavin Webster — to rank at or near the top in most of the program’s statistical categories. Copyright 2020 WAFB.
Against Vanderbilt, Kirklin had three catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns. If you are a WordPress user with administrative privileges on this site, please enter your email address in the box below and click "Send". “It was fun for me, I was pumped up,” Kirklin said of his first varsity action as a 14-year-old. by Jace LeJeune. “The records were set, and I had to try and beat them. Jacques Doucet is a sports reporter for WAFB 9News. Went to school with him at Lutcher, hes always been like this too.
Identical in size to Gage at 6-foot, 184-pounds, Kirklin was also a three-star recruit. Jenkins, then the offensive coordinator to former coach Tim Detillier, said that early introduction to Lutcher’s spread offense and watching then starter Ruston Matherne proved invaluable in his development. “To me everything’s a competition,” Kirklin said. Lutcher's Jontre Kirklin, Outstanding Offensive Player on 3A & below All-Metro football team. Back to top. A year after earning Class 3A first team all-state honors — passing for 2,330 yards and 37 touchdowns, along with 1,069 yards rushing and 18 TDs — Kirklin has enjoyed another stellar season, having completed 163 of 307 passes for 2,385 yards and 26 TDs. “I actually, like literally, felt all the love just cover me. If you think you have been blocked in error, contact the owner of this site for assistance.
Replies (3) 155 0. sjmabry LSU Fan Texas Member since Aug 2013 17080 posts. You can also read the documentation to learn about Wordfence's blocking tools, or visit wordfence.com to learn more about Wordfence. BATON ROUGE, La. South Carolina wasn’t able to stop freshman quarterback TJ Finley as he and his LSU teammates torched the Gamecocks for more than 500 yards of total offense on their way to a 52-24 win.
4 Lutcher (12-2) faces No. He was an improvising quarterback whose legs never stopped moving and an arm that somehow reached receivers on the run. Lutcher won its seventh state championship a year ago — a 41-14 victory over St. James — with Kirklin earning Most Valuable Player honors with 331 total yards and five touchdowns.
I just had to shake it off, like, you gotta finish.”. He’s added another 859 yards rushing and 16 scores. All rights reserved. Of all the metrics used to measure the greatest quarterbacks in Lutcher’s steep tradition, only one truly separates senior Jontre Kirklin from the top. But Harris has worked his way back and intercepted a pass in Nashville. “I have goals of becoming my best self and becoming a better player, becoming one of the top defensive linemen in the country, which i’m still working toward,” said defensive lineman Ali Gaye. “All of those statistical categories are nice, but quarterbacks are judged by championships,” Lutcher coach Dwain Jenkins, a former Bulldogs quarterback. “He’s one of those guys where he helps the team chemistry,” said senior safety JaCoby Stevens. All of my friends went fricking nuts when he caught his first TD Saturday.
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