New jersey numbers for LSU football fans to learn; Six veterans make switch; new Tigers get digits _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Junior quarterback Danny Etling (1) throws a pass during afternoon practice on the first day of LSU football fall practice at LSU's indoor practice facility, Thursday, August 6, 2015.

LSU begins spring football practice a week from today (Monday) with five new additions and six veterans with new jersey numbers.

The program updated its roster with the changes:

Jersey Number Changes

  • DB Rickey Jefferson from 29 to 9 (from John Diarse)
  • DB Ed Paris from 24 to 21
  • RB Darrel Williams from 34 to 28 (from Jalen Mills)
  • QB Danny Etling 1 to 16 (from Brad Kragthorpe)
  • P Josh Growden 31 to 38 (from Jamie Keehn)
  • SNP Blake Ferguson 53 to 50 (from brother Reid)

Newbie Jersey Numbers

  • DB Saivion Smith: 8 (from Trey Quinn)
  • WR Dee Anderson: 11 (from Lamar Louis)
  • LB Michael Divinity: 45 (from Deion Jones)
  • WR Stephen Sullivan: 87 (from Kevin Spears)
  • RB Devin White: 24 (from ed Paris)

No Longer Listed

  • QB Brandon Bergeron
  • TE Dillon Gordon*

*LSU awaiting a ruling on a fifth-year of eligibility

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