LSU Football Players Honored for Achievements on and off the Field

Appointed as a special master and settlement administrator, Edgar Gentle serves as managing partner of Gentle, Turner, Sexton & Harbison, PLLC, in Hoover, Alabama. When he is not in the office, Edgar Gentle is an avid college football fan who follows the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers.

Every month, Cox Communications Academic Center for Student Athletes recognizes six student-athletes for their contributions made within the community and efforts toward the classroom. 

In March 2017, two of the six winners were from the LSU Tigers’ football program. Majoring in sports administration, both freshmen JaCoby Stevens and Cameron Lewis were honored for their ability, dedication, and academic improvement. 

Stevens was recruited as the nation’s top safety out of the 2017 class and the second overall top prospect out of Tennessee. Standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing in at 214 pounds, the five-star player was an Under Armour high school all-American participant.

A double-threat in high school playing both defensive back and quarterback, Lewis was a four-star prospect, ranked as the 17th-best player out of Louisiana in 2016. The 6-foot-2-inch, 196-pound redshirt freshman was voted twice to the 4A All-District team while at Wossman High School.