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A New Star is Born: LB Harold Perkins has become the Tigers’ Rising star on Defense this Season.

Perkins, who was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week following LSU’s 32-31 overtime win over Alabama, had seven pressures while playing a season-high 67 defensive snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

At his weekly Monday press conference, coach Brian Kelly complimented the freshman’s demeanor as “a throwback player.”

“He’s a bit of a throwback, and a throwback in this sense, ‘just tell me what to do. I don’t need all the other things. And I’ll figure it out as I go,’ ” Kelly said. “It’s kind of refreshing. He doesn’t need to know all of the whys and I’m not saying we shouldn’t give the whys to our guys and that’s part of coaching today. You’ve got to explain a lot of things.”