“Top Ten in Ten” is a 10-part blog series on the top 10 players, by importance, for LSU’s 2014 season. We’ll have a player each weekday, counting down to the No. 1 player on Aug. 4, when LSU begins fall camp.
- No. 8: Anthony Jennings
- Year, position: Sophomore, quarterback
- Height, weight: 6-2, 211
Jennings made a big splash early. Surely you remember when he replaced injured starter Zach Mettenberger against Arkansas leading LSU on a 99-yard, game-winning drive against the Razorbacks – capped by a 49-yard touchdown pass to Travin Dural. He followed that performance with a struggling outing in the Outback Bowl (7 of 19, 82 yards, 1 INT) and then fell flat in LSU’s spring game.
Jennings has to duel with a talented freshman, Brandon Harris, during fall camp. He’s got the experience over Harris by a year, but the rookie outplayed him in the spring game. August camp is expected to be a fierce battle between the two QBs – both highly rated dual-threat guys. Players preach about Jennings’ composure in the huddle and his understanding of the playbook. Still, Harris has the big gun.
Number To Know
44 – Jennings’ completion percentage in 2013 in nine games played