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Xavier Woodson-Luster
Player Profile:
Xavier Woodson-Luster 1138339
Position: LB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 207
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eufaula, Ala.
High School: Eufaula
Experience: 3 Letters

2016: Athlon Sports, Sporting News, Lindy’s and Phil Steele’s Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Returns for his senior season as the team’s career leader in tackles (198) . . . Enters the season with six career games recording double-figure tackles . . . Completed his junior season ranked No. 110 in the nation among active players in career tackles per game (5.8).

2015: Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Missed the first three games of the season, but played in 10 and started the final nine . . . 71 tackles were the second most on the team and his 7.1 average per game ranked 11th in the Sun Belt Conference . . . Posted double-figure tackles in two games, including a season-high 13 in a victory over South Alabama . . . Named College Sports Madness Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 18 following the USA game . . . Also had 11 stops in a win over Georgia State . . . Recorded multiple stops in every game played and had at least five in the final eight contests of the season . . . Recorded a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss against Texas State . . . Lone sack came against Appalachian State . . . Recorded the first two interceptions of his career, returning one for 60 yards against South Alabama and the other 11 yards against New Mexico State . . . Two forced fumbles came in different games, as did his three pass break-ups . . . First Team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference . . . USA Today First Team Preseason All-Sun Belt . . . Athlon Sports, College Sports Madness and Phil Steele’s second team Preseason All-Sun Belt.

2014: Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Phil Steele’s and College Sports Madness Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . College Sports Madness Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5) and College Football Performance Awards national Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week (Oct. 6) . . . Started all 13 games . . . Career-best 95 tackles (65 solo, 30 assist) led the team and ranked 16th in the Sun Belt Conference . . . Ranked No. 47 in the nation in solo tackles (5.3 per game) . . . Career-best 9.0 tackles for loss were the third most on the squad and ranked 15th in the Sun Belt . . . Career-best 4.0 sacks were the third most on the team and ranked 17th in the Sun Belt . . . One of just three players in the Sun Belt to rank among the top 20 players in the league in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks . . . Recorded three pass break-ups, matching his total for his freshman season, while also recording his first career forced fumble and fumble recovery . . . Recorded a double-figures tackle total in three games, including a career-high 14 tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette . . . Also tallied 13 tackles against Utah State and 10 versus ULM . . . Narrowly missed double figures in the GoDaddy Bowl versus Toledo with nine . . . Collected at least one tackle in every game and five or more in 11 . . . Recorded at least a half-tackle for loss in eight contests, including a career-high three tackles for loss versus ULM . . . All four sacks came in different games, posting one versus Montana State, Miami, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State . . . Lone forced fumble came against Idaho and fumble recovery was against Texas State.

2013: Played in 11 games, including two as a starter (vs Louisiana-Lafayette, vs. Ball State in the GoDaddy Bowl) as a true freshman . . . Posted 32 tackles and three pass break-ups . . . Recorded 10 tackles and two pass break-ups, both single-game season highs, in the GoDaddy Bowl . . . Posted nine tackles against Memphis . . . Eight games with at least one tackle and six with multiple stops . . . Athletics Director’s Honor Roll member.

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 88 tackles (53 solo), two tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one interception his senior year at Eufaula High School . . . Rushed for 664 yard and posted 199 receiving yards . . . Accounted for 12 total touchdowns . . . Helped lead EHS to an 8-3 record and first round appearance in the 5A Alabama state playoffs. . . As a junior, led the team in total tackles with 133 and returned multiple interceptions for touchdowns . . . Three-year varsity letterman and voted team captain for the 2012 season.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 6, 1995 . . . Son of Tamika Woodson and Damon Luster . . . Sport Management major.

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