January 30, 2023

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BJ Ojulari Continues Number 18 Tradition At LSU

At the end of the first day of fall practice, the media asked Coach Brian Kelly if the number 18 tradition will continue at LSU and his response was not only yes, but that a decision would be announced soon on who would wear the number 18 jersey. It was very soon as two days later, Coach Kelly made the announcement in front of the team that the coveted number 18 jersey would be awarded to junior defensive end BJ Ojulari.

Not only is BJ one of the Tigers’ best players as a preseason All-American candidate entering his second full season as the starter, but he embodies what the number 18 is about not just setting an example on the field for his teammates, but off the field helping out his community.

“His teammates, coaches and the entire staff believe BJ Ojulari embodies what the number 18 represents. He carries our traits of excellence every day on and off the field.”

Brian Kelly

Ojulari now joins an exclusive fraternity of legendary names that have worn the well known jersey number at LSU. From Matt Mauck to BJ Ojulari, here are now all the names to have worn the number 18 jersey.

QuarterbackMatt Mauck2001-2003
Running BackJacob Hester2004-2007
Tight EndRichard Dickson2008-2009
Running BackRichard Murphy2010
SafetyBrandon Taylor2011
Defensive TackleBennie Logan2012
LinebackerLamin Barrow2013
Running BackTerrence Magee2014
CornerbackTre’Davious White2015-2016
Tight EndJ.D. Moore2017
Defensive LinemanChristian LaCouture2017
Tight EndFoster Moreau2018
Outside LinebackerK’Lavon Chaisson2019
CenterLloyd Cushenberry III2019
Running BackChris Curry2020
LinebackerDamone Clark2020-2021
KickerAvery Atkins2021
Defensive EndBJ Ojulari2022

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