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Louisiana Local Andre Anthony Excited for Long Awaited Debut

LSU outside linebacker Andre Anthony has waited for this moment nearly three years and it will finally be here on Saturday vs. Miami.

The New Orleans native from Edna Karr High School sat out all of the 2016 season due to academic ineligibility and missed the entire 2017 campaign as a result of a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot.

The NCAA declared Anthony ineligible related to issues with his high school coursework.

Anthony, who is vying with junior college transfer Travez Moore for snaps, is thrilled to be back on the field for the first time since losing in the 4A state title game.

“Man, it’s like an unbelievable feeling. … I’m not going to lie,” Anthony said to The Advocate. “I can say I finally made it through camp with no injuries. I’ve stayed healthy, and I feel great. I’m just ready for the season.”

As a high school senior, Anthony tallied 56 tackles and eight sacks.

Orgeron praised the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Anthony for his relentlessness and envisions a successful season ahead for the sophomore.

“He’s having a really good camp. He’s battled through some injuries, but he kept on working. He always came to work with a smile, and said, ‘Coach, I’m going to get it.'” Orgeron said. “We’re going to use him in some pass-rush situations. I think he’s going to have a tremendous year.”

No. 25 LSU vs. No. 8 Miami is slated for a 7:30 p.m. (EST) kickoff on Sept. 2 and will be televised on ABC.

Watch the Ed Orgeron Press Conference Live on CST. Go to the program schedule for more information.