LSU's JaCoby Stevens to wear No. 7 in 2020

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LSU senior safety JaCoby Stevens will wear the No. 7 jersey in 2020, head coach Ed Orgeron announced Friday evening.

Stevens, a preseason All-SEC selection “is the undisputed leader of the Tigers – both on and off the field.”

Stevens, who is LSU’s nominee for the Good Works Team and the Wuerffel Award this year, is set to graduate December and is active in many community service projects off the field.

“What this number means to me is to be complete – to be a complete person on and off the field,” Stevens said in a news release. “That’s how my parents raised me. To be a complete person in everything I do whether it’s in football or in life. I can go on and on about wearing this number and what it means to me. It’s a huge honor.”

Stevens wore No. 7 in high school and said the No. 7 has always been his favorite because of former LSU All-American Patrick Peterson.

The No. 7 was originally set to be worn by receiver Ja’Marr Chase in 2020, but the 2019 Biletnikoff winner opted out of the season.