The No. 18 jersey holds special meaning in LSU lore. It’s given out to the player that best demonstrates what an LSU football player should be on and off the field. Greats such as Jacob Hester and Tre’Davious White have worn the jersey, and now, J.D. Moore may be the next to wear it.
LSU punter Josh Growden released a video of him endorsing Moore, the team’s fullback, to be the next Tiger to don the jersey.
He along with several other users have begun to use the hashtag #JDMoorefor18jersey2017.
— Josh Growden (@JGrowler) March 4, 2017
Traditionally the jersey has been given out at the start of fall practice, a tradition that began when Nick Saban was the Tigers’ head coach and continued throughout Les Miles’ tenure.
Moore came back from an ACL injury in the 2015 season to play in every game in 2016 season. The Tigers open up their 2017 season against BYU in Houston on Sept. 2.