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Nose tackle Tyler Shelvin has become an anchor on the defensive line after dealing with weight issues and team suspensions early in his career at LSU.

Shelvin, a former four-star prospect from Lafayette, has started in four games this season and has become a "complete player" according to head coach Ed Orgeron.

"I think he's played very good in the middle. Sometimes you don't see the nose tackle as much because he's causing double teams. But he's playing his blocks well, he's playing with leverage, he's getting off, he's had some good pass rushes, he's playing hard. I think he's become a complete player."

"Tyler Shelvin is playing his best football right now. Obviously having K'Lavon back, having Mike back, I think that we can get back to our green package, have some speed on the field and it will be fun. But I don't think it's going to come down to pass rushing against this team I think it's going to come down to stopping the run."
Shelvin, along with others on the defensive line will play a major role in slowing down Florida's run game this weekend, which is a major emphasis for the team.

"Controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides is going to be a key to this football game. Again, I watched that film this morning and it was a physical football game. We were doing very well but they did some good things too. So it's going to be a battle. We're going to have to win our blocks up front, we have to win our gaps, and we're going to have to tackle. Florida has run the ball on us the last two years, very, very well. We have to stop the run. I think that's my biggest concern right now is stopping the run."
Florida rushed for 215 yards against LSU last year with two rushing touchdowns. The Gators are currently averaging 139.8 yards per game on the ground with 12 rushing touchdowns on the season.
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