tory Carter

LSU fullback Tory Carter is a versatile and physical fullback.

This is part of a 10-part series counting down to the start of LSU's preseason camp on July 31. One part is being published each day beginning July 21 and running through July 30.

FB Tory Carter

Position rank/national rank: No. 3 / No. 1,153

Get to know'em: The 6-1, 260-pound Georgia native who "fits" into LSU's new offensive system, TEs coach Steve Ensminger said. Carter will start off learning LSU's new fullback position (more of an H-back) before Ensminger teaches him the tight end spot. He's a big, physical force who also has the ability to be a ball-carrying threat. Ensminger said the Tigers could use him in the new portion of the offense involving shovel passes and jet sweeps.

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Position rank/national rank: No. 5 / No. 397

Get to know'em: The Catholic High tailback is an elusive runner who, though short in size at 5-8, is powerful. His ability to play early is unclear. He'll likely start camp behind a host of veteran players, including Derrius Guice, Darrel Williams, Nick Brossette and Lanard Fournette. His ability as a pass catcher is real. Edwards-Helaire caught eight passes for 161 yards during Catholic's 2015 state championship game victory. More impressive is that he was the first freshman to play varsity football in head coach Dale Weiner's 29 seasons at Catholic.


Mannie Netherly participates in a drill during spring practice, while receivers coach Mickey Joseph watches. 

WR Mannie Netherly

Position rank/national rank: No. 37 / No. 254

Get to know'em: This is a name you might already be familiar with, as Netherly enrolled in January and participated — as one of just seven scholarship receivers — in spring practice. The lack of depth at the position could lead to early playing time for young guys like Netherly and Racey McMath, the only two receivers in the 2017 signing class. Netherly spent much of spring absorbing OC Matt Canada's new offense while juggling life as a college student a semester early than normal. A quarterback in high school in Texas, Netherly immediately became one of the fastest players on the team. 

Camp Primers

  • July 21: Three offensive starting battles
  • July 22: Three defensive starting battles
  • July 23: Three defensive rookies you should know
  • July 24: Three offensive rookies you should know
  • July 25: Three defensive seniors to count on
  • July 26: Three offensive seniors to count on
  • July 27: Three defensive reserves pushing to play
  • July 28: Three offensive reserves pushing to play
  • July 29: Strongest and weakest position groups
  • July 30: Three bold predictions 

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