Corey Thompson suffered a leg injury in fall camp, and it will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season.
LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron announced on Tuesday that the fifth-year senior will redshirt in 2016, and apply for a sixth year of eligibility.
“I think [Corey Thompson] is going to redshirt,” Orgeron said. “That decision has been made final.”
Thompson made the move from safety to outside linebacker following the implementation of first-year coordinator Dave Aranda’s new system.
In three seasons with the Tigers, Thompson played in 32 games in career with eight career starts. He collected 66 tackles and three pass breakups while a member of LSU’s coveted defensive backfield.
Thompson started at safety for the Tigers in 2013, but did not see any action in 2014 because of a knee injury.
He started the three of the final five games of the 2015 season.