Appeared in 38 games at LSU, starting his final 27 contests at middle linebacker before leaving for the NFL following his junior season … finished his career with 206 tackles (81 solos), five sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss and four QB pressures … also added six passes defensed, an INT, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
2012: A Butkus Award finalist as the nation’s top linebacker following his junior year, Minter earned All-America first-team honors from Sports Illustrated and added second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report and the Associated Press … consensus All-SEC first-team pick was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … twice named SEC Defensive Player of the Week … started all 13 games at MLB, ranking third in the league and tied for 20th nationally with an average of 10.0 tackles per game … led the Tigers with 130 tackles, the fourth-best season total in school history … recorded five passes defensed and an INT, while also forcing a fumble ... had six games of at least 10 tackles, including a career-best 20 vs. Florida; his 20 tackles vs. Florida rank second on the LSU single-game chart ... followed that with another outstanding effort vs. Texas A&M with 12 tackles, one sack, an INT and two QB hurries as the Tigers shut down eventual Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in the 24-19 win … closed out his career with 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl; the 19 tackles were an LSU bowl game record and tied for eighth in college football bowl game history.
2011: Took over MLB duties as a sophomore, recording 61 tackles, his first career sack and 3.5 tackles for loss … also had a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a TD vs. Mississippi … notched his first career sack in the BCS Championship Game vs. Alabama.
2010: Played in 11 games behind Kelvin Shepherd at MLB, finishing his freshman campaign with 15 tackles … made his collegiate debut vs. North Carolina as he recorded six stops, including four solo tackles.
2009: Redshirted as a true freshman ... graduated from high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of ’09 so he could participate in spring practice.
Attended Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA) High School where he was a Class 5A first-team All-State selection as a senior after totaling 113 tackles in 10 games … played DE during his first two seasons at the school, combining for 154 tackles as a freshman and sophomore … moved to MLB as a junior, leading the team with 137 tackles while also collecting six sacks … received a four-star prospect grade according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com … earned a General Studies degree and was a member of the 2012 SEC Athletic Directors Honor Roll.
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby takes his shot at stumping rookie Kevin Minter with some tough questions. Who wins the battle?