LSU names next player who will wear No. 18
Junior cornerback Tre’Davious White will be the next LSU player to wear the No. 18 jersey.
— LSU Football (@LSUfball) August 6, 2015
— Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette) August 6, 2015
The 5-11, 190-pound White is one of the top corners in the conference, and he’s obviously a big leader on defense. It’s an honor to wear No. 18 at LSU, and one that won’t be taken lightly by White.
— Matt Harris (@_MattHarris_) July 16, 2015
According to LSU, the No. 18 jersey quickly became synonymous with success and selflessness — in football and life, and it has become a tradition since former quarterback Matt Mauck started the tradition following his final season with the Tigers. Led by Mauck, LSU beat Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game during the 2003 season.
The jersey is awarded annually to the player on the LSU team that displays a selfless attitude while representing the Tigers in a first-class manner both on and off the field. The player is also considered a team leader.
The following is a look at past No. 18s for the Tigers since the tradition was established in 2003:
2003 Matt Mauck (QB)
2004-07 Jacob Hester (RB)
2008-09 Richard Dickson (TE)
2010 Richard Murphy (RB)
2011 Brandon Taylor (DB)
2012 Bennie Logan (DT)
2013 Lamin Barrow (LB)
2014 Terrence Magee (RB)
2015 Tre’Davious White (CB)