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Week 4: Wingo played 54 downs in a tight victory over Arkansas 34-31. Wingo had 4 tackles 2 unassisted and 2 assisted. Wingo recorded 1 QB sack and 2 QB hurries.
Week 3: In 41-14 romp over Mississippi St., Wingo was in on three tackles, two solo, one assist and his first sack of the season. The Tigers held the Bulldogs to 202 totals yards.
Week 2: Wingo played 39 downs in 72-10 win over Grambling, but was in on only three plays and missed one tackle he should have made.
Week 1: In 42-24 loss to Florida State, LSU gave up 359 yards passing, 135 running. Wingo was in on 66 snaps and was involved in four tackles and two hurries.
Week 0: DNP
At 6 feet, one quarter inch tall and 295 pounds, Wingo is showing more each week that despite his measurements he can make big plays. Wingo is persistent and wears on blockers with his high-rev engine. Rated as only a 3-star recruit by ESPN and 247 Sports, Wingo first went to Missouri.
In 2021 as a freshman Wingo saw action in 12 games and played a total of 460 snaps for Missouri. He recorded 21 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 15 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 14 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
He transferred to LSU where as a sophomore for the Tigers in 2022 Wingo played 13 games and took part in 777 snaps, recorded 27 tackles, 11 assists and 18 stops. As a pass rusher, he raked up 23 total pressures, and 19 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 3 sacks during the year.
Gets penetration from a three technique thanks to a non-stope motor, good use of hands and a dizzying, tight spin move. Excellent balance and hard to put on the ground. Can be a crafty edge player who is very good against the run. Wingo sets the edge and effectively wards off blocks with a strong core, powerful arms/hands and instinctive use of leverage. Watch for strong punch at snap and how he works off that.
Sometimes struggles to disengage and unless he develops a more impressive array of techniques he may not be on the field on third-and-long. While he’s powerfully built, his short arms allow blockers to get into his body
FRANKLY: Impressive motor, but lacks overall horsepower. Needs to learn more tricks to overcome lack of length and the natural leverage that comes with it.
HISTORY — from college profile
2022: Defensive line transfer from Missouri ... Enrolled at LSU in January 2022 and took part in spring drills ... recorded 25 solo tackles (47 total) on the season ... registered three sacks and six tackles for loss.
—at University of Missouri—
2021: Freshman All-SEC ... Appeared in 11 games, starting three times as a true freshman in 2021 … Starts came against North Texas, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt … Earned Freshman All-SEC honors … Recorded 27 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-8) and a sack (-7) … Returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in win over North Texas … Had a sack for a 7-yard loss and a pair of tackles in college debut vs. Central Michigan … Had 4 tackles, a tackle for a loss, an interception and a quarterback hurry against North Texas … Closed season with career-best 6 tackles in Armed Forces Bowl vs. Army.
High school: Standout defensive lineman for DeSmet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri … Helped team to 2021 6A state runner-up finish … Named Missouri 6A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … First team 6A All-State by the Missouri Football Coaches Association … First Team 6A All-State by the Missouri media … Metro Catholic Conference Defensive Player of the Year … Recorded 54 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior. Played high school football for current LSU cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples.
Majoring in communication studies.
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