- Year: Junior
As a Recruit: Downs was recruited from Bastrop (Bastrop, LA) class of 2009. He committed to LSU on 2/23/2008. He was recruited by Greg Studrawa .
Downs is one of the veterans on the defensive front for the Tigers ... Provides a quick first step at the point of attack, tremendous effort on every snap and a knack for getting into the backfield ... Goes into the 2012 season as part of the rotation at defensive tackle ... Played in 35 career games with one start, tallying 28 tackles, including six tackles for loss.
Junior Season (2011): A reserve defensive tackle who played in 12 games ... Recorded nine tackles on the year.
Sophomore Season (2010): Played in 12 games with no starts ... Made 10 tackles this season, including two for losses and one sack.
Freshman Season (2009): A dominant defensive lineman in high school who worked his way into the two-deep as a true freshman, backing up Al Woods at left defensive tackle ... Played in 10 games with no starts ... Set a career-high with four tackles, including 0.5 tackles for a loss, against Auburn.
High School: A dominating defensive lineman who earned the right to compete in the Under Armour High School All-America Game following his senior season ... Helped lead Bastrop High School to the Class 4A semifinals after finishing the season with 25 tackles and five sacks in 2008 ... His performance earned him first-team all-state honors as a senior ... Anchored a Bastrop defense that held opponents to 10.4 points per game en route to a perfect 15-0 record and Class 4A state championship as a junior in 2007 ... Finished his junior season as a first-team all-state selection with 37 tackles, two sacks and one interception ... Also earned first-team all-state honors as an offensive lineman during his sophomore season in 2006 ... A member of The Advocate Super Dozen and New Orleans Times-Picayune's Blue Chip List for the Class of 2009.
- Early Enrollee
- Gray Shirt
- Video Highlights
- Medical Redshirt
- Primary (Inactive)
- Secondary (Inactive)
- Keeper (Inactive)