LSU football releases many roster changes; check out who redshirted, changed jersey numbers, walked on, more _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field for the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

LSU released its 2015 football roster ahead of spring practice, which begins March 7.

Here are some noted changes to it.

Notable players who redshirted in 2014:

  • S Corey Thompson
  • DT Trey Lealaimatafao
  • OL William Clapp
  • OL Garrett Brumfield
  • DT Travonte Valentine
  • WR Tony Upchurch
  • TE Jacory Washington

Notable players missing from the roster:

  • DL Mickey Johnson – expected to transfer
  • PK Chris Sciambra – he’ll focus on baseball this spring

Notable freshmen who did NOT letter (but played) in 2014:

  • S John Battle
  • LB Clifton Garrett
  • DB Russell Gage
  • WR D.J. Chark
  • WR Kevin Spears

Notable freshmen who did letter in 2014 (does not include the obvious ones):

  • DB Ed Paris
  • S Devin Voorhies
  • LB Donnie Alexander
  • DE Sione Teuhema

New players who were not part of last year’s season-ending roster (presumed walk-ons):

  • PK Alex Kjellsten (No. 29) – sophomore transfer from McNeese State
  • PK Ronald Brown (No. 35) – sophomore
  • QB Tiger Scheyd (No. 17) – redshirt freshman
  • QB Caleb Lewis (No. 14) – freshman
  • WR Brandon Gonsolin (No. 23) – redshirt freshman
  • WR Dylan Kelly (No. 40) – redshirt freshman
  • SNP/TE Conner LeBlanc (No. 60) – redshirt sophomore
  • DL Marcus Roberts (No. 60) – redshirt junior from Baton Rouge
  • SNP John Ballis (No. 61) – redshirt junior who transferred from Kentucky
  • OL Jibrail Abdul-Aziz (No. 62) – sophomore from Baton Rouge
  • DL Hunter Burns (No. 62) – sophomore from Baton Rouge CC
  • OL Turner Simmers (No. 69) – redshirt freshman

Jersey numbers changes:

  • LB Lamar Louis from 23 to 11
  • LB Clifton Garrett from 3 to 30.
  • S Tommy LeBeau from 1 to 41.
  • S John Battle from 30 to 26
  • WR Avery Peterson from 2 to 21.
  • CB Micah Dickens from 11 to 12
  • S Corey Thompson from 12 to 23
  • WR Miquel James from 86 to 22
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