Adrian Magee

Adrian Magee (born November 13, 1996) is an American football offensive guard for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU.

Adrian Magee
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No. 74 – New Orleans Saints
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-13) November 13, 1996 (age 23)
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:343 lb (156 kg)
Career information
High school:Franklinton (LA)
College:LSU
Undrafted:2020
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Magee attended Franklinton High School in Franklinton, Louisiana, joining the team the year after they won a Class 6A state title.[1] He was an all-state selection at Franklinton High.[2] Magee was considered a four-star recruit when he signed with LSU. His cousin was running back Terrence Magee.[3]

College careerEdit

Magee redshirted his freshman season in 2015 after a foot injury in practice.[4] When Magee arrived at LSU, he acquired the reputation as a jokester who sometimes fell asleep in practice. Since he rarely played, he impersonated opponents on the scout team.[5] He played in three games as redshirt freshman in 2016. On April 25, 2017, Magee was arrested for burglary after he stole an XBox, video games, flip flops, a speaker, and cash, and he was indefinitely suspended.[6] He confessed to the burglary, returned some items, and the charges were dropped. After being reinstated to the football team, Magee earned his first start as a sophomore against Auburn and became a part of the rotation.[5] He earned the nickname "Jiggly Puff".[1]

As a junior, Magee started the first game against Miami (Fla.) In the first quarter of the game, he injured his knee and missed a month of playing time.[5] He finished the season starting four games in three different positions, playing one game each at left and right tackle and two starts at left guard after Garrett Brumfield was hurt. Despite preferring to play offensive tackle, Magee learned more about sliding inside and handling defensive lineman, citing it as important in his development.[2] By the start of preseason practice in 2019, Magee competed with Chasen Hines for the starting role at left guard, splitting time in the first game and Magee starting every game since. In the matchup against Vanderbilt, Magee made a double pancake block that went viral.[5] Magee was named to the Second Team All-SEC as a senior.[7] In the Peach Bowl win over Oklahoma, Magee switched to right guard after Damien Lewis was injured.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Magee was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft on April 29, 2020.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Miller, Brody (November 13, 2019). "'He flips that switch and he's not goofy anymore': Why LSU team prankster Adrian Magee is no joke on the field". The Athletic. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Mickles, Sheldon (August 20, 2019). "LSU's Adrian Magee was studied and prepared to move inside when offensive line injuries began". The Advocate. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Suss, Nick (October 18, 2017). "Fresh off his first start, LSU lineman Adrian Magee fights to stay on field". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Delenger, Ross; Discher, Emma (April 26, 2017). "LSU offensive lineman Adrian Magee arrested on burglary after indefinite team suspension". The Advocate. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Alexander, Wilson (November 29, 2019). "Balancing jokes and focus, senior Adrian Magee has become one of LSU's 'best players'". The Advocate. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  6. ^ Thomas, Rachael (April 26, 2017). "LSU OL Adrian Magee faces burglary charge, suspended from team". WAFB. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  7. ^ "Franklinton's Adrian Magee On All-SEC 2ND Team". The Era-Leader. December 14, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  8. ^ Pickman, Ben (December 28, 2019). "LSU OL Adrian Magee Sends Tweet Out During Halftime of College Football Playoff Semifinal vs. Oklahoma". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  9. ^ Kubena, Brooks (April 26, 2020). "LSU offensive lineman Adrian Magee agrees to UDFA deal with New Orleans Saints: Source". The Advocate. Retrieved April 26, 2020.

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