2002 Football Preview: Tight Ends

We wrap up our preview of the 2002 LSU offense with a look at the tight ends.

TE Eric Edwards

47 Eric Edwards

6-5          260

Jr.            2VL

Monroe                 Ouachita Christian Acad.


Edwards has not had a lot of balls thrown his way over his first two seasons with the Tigers, but he has made the most of the catches he recorded. Out of his 7 career receptions, four have been for touchdowns. His two catches in 2001 both were for scores, including 3-yard TD reception vs. Tulane and a 29-yard TD against Mississippi State.

With Joe Domingeaux and Robert Royal no longer in the mix, Edwards is now the No. 1 tight end for the Tigers and see much more playing – and probably more passes thrown to him.


82 David Jones

6-4          240

Fresh.   RS

Silver Springs, Md.         Springbrook HS


The Tigers need to find a couple more tight ends behind Edwards for their "heavy" packages, and Jones looks like a probable candidate. Coaches have been pleased with his development as a young player, and playing time is probably what he needs most to season his skills.

Jones was named Mr. Football for the state of Maryland in 2000 after catching 30 passes for 480 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Springbrook High.


83 Kory Hebert

6-4          225

Fresh.   RS

Lafayette             Teurlings HS


Hebert is not the biggest of LSU's tight ends, but he takes advantage of his lack of size. He is very mobile and can extend defenses with his pass catching abilities. The challenge in front of him this season is to broaden his skills to the point where he can offer the Tigers a multi-faceted player at his position.

PrepStar named Hebert to its All-America team after he caught 28 passes for 488 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior at Teurlings Catholic.



88 Demetri Robinson

6-3          255

So.           Sqd.

Lake City, Fla.                  Columbia HS


Robinson is back with the tight ends after having been looked at as a defensive end. The move may have benefited Robinson, who has made big strides since rejoining the offense. He now seems to have a better grasp on the responsibilities of a tight end and could parlay this into extended playing time with a good fall camp.

A standouts on both sides of the ball in high school, Robinson caught seven passes for 135 yards and one touchdown as a senior at Columbia.

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