Blog Post

Saahdiq Charles
Hometown:Jackson, MS
High School:Madison-Ridgeland


2017 All-SEC Freshman Team

LSU’s starting left tackle for the past two seasons … Has started at three different positions in two years for the Tigers (17 at left tackle, 1 at right tackle, and 1 at right guard) … Powerful offensive lineman that has the ability to dominant opposing defensive linemen … Explodes off the line of scrimmage with powerful leg drive … Still developing as a left tackle and has yet to reach his potential … Made an immediate impact in his first year with the Tigers in 2017, starting nine games as a true freshman … Has helped pave the way for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers for the Tigers in 2017 and 2018 … In two years has played in 23 games with 19 starts … Has seen action on a total of 1,449 offensive snaps.

Played in 10 games with 10 starts as a sophomore … All 10 starts came at left tackle … Started opener against Miami, but missed the following week against Southeastern Louisiana … Returned to action against Auburn, before missing consecutive games against Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss … Returned to action against Florida and started the final eight games of the season … Played a total of 762 snaps … Played every snap nine games, including all 96 offensive plays in seven overtime game vs. Texas A&M and 86 in Fiesta Bowl win over UCF … Played every snap (78) in helping LSU to 36-16 win over No.2 Georgia … Followed that by playing every offensive snap in win over Mississippi State (72), Alabama (65), Arkansas (70) and Rice (67).

Played in all 13 games with nine starts on the offensive line (7 at left tackle, 1 at right tackle, 1 at right guard) … Earned a spot on the Freshman All-SEC team … Teamed with Ed Ingram to give LSU two of the best true freshmen in college football in 2017 … Became the first true freshman to start on the line in a season opener in the modern era when he started at right guard in win over BYU … Played a total of 687 snaps … Did not miss a snap in games against Troy (63), Florida (60), Auburn (65), Ole Miss (71), Alabama (73), Arkansas (58) and Tennessee (59) … Consistent performer with 35 knockdowns … Totaled a career-high five knockdowns against Auburn … Also finished with four knockdowns in games against Chattanooga, Mississippi State, Florida and Ole Miss … Helped pave the way for running back Derrius Guice’s 276 yards on the ground against Ole Miss, the fifth 250-yard plus rushing game in LSU history and Guice’s third.