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Multiple sources report that LSU running back John Emery Jr. has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.

The St. Rose, La. native was a highly recruited prospect out of Destrehan High School but dealt with many ups and downs during his five-year career at LSU.

He was a true freshman on the 2019 National Championship team but missed his junior season in 2021 due to eligibility issues. Most recently, Emery Jr. suffered a season-ending injury against Florida during his fifth-year senior year in 2023.

He played in 37 games over the last five years and rushed for a total of 1062 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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LSUvet722 months
Bye ...time to cause chaos on some other team
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tucoco2 months
I wish the kid good luck! He 's had a really tough career at LSU and deserves another shot to try to have a good to decent season, so he can have a decent shot at playing pro ball. He has been hit by all kinds of injuries in his career at LSU, so, I hope he can turn it around at wherever he goes.
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pitchandcatch272 months
E-Trouble can hit the road. Glad to see him give another team fits. We are good at RB. See ya!
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alschroed2 months
Bad character guy that didn't go to class. All that talent but didn't do the work. Glad to see him go and use his scholly to get someone good.
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LSUtoBOOT2 months
I’ve decided to play my thirteenth year at the University of Somewhere Else.
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LSUmudman2 months
Degree in what?
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LSUPilot072 months
How does this guy still have eligibility?
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Locoguan02 months
Good for him being a "grad".
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AtlantaLSUfan2 months
Geez. He leaves now? The year we most need a RB.
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Spankum2 months
He has a ton of potential, but every year something would keep him from breaking out. I wish him the best of luck wherever life takes him.

Thanks for being a Tiger, John Emery.
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33inNC2 months
Dude was absolutely electric at times. If he can clean up the mental errors and take what is there, he could be very good.

Best of luck to him!
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bluebuck12 months
When you fear the competition the competition is all we need. Kids are cashing in on the LSU brand with NIL, elsewhere. “We are bringing in a kid from LSU, here is the bag we are giving them!”
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saintlad742 months
I didn't realize he had eligibility left.

I thought he's going to try his chances in the draft
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brewdrees2 months
So much for people saying Louisiana kids not transferring.
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ATLTiger2 months
Most shocking part of this is that he’s a grad transfer. If true, happy the kid got his degree and best of luck to him.
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Pollo102 months
What the hell are you talking about, there are many masters degrees that aren’t research based. I got 2 graduate degrees from LSU and knew many people who were getting masters without doing novel research.
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Gorilla Ball2 months
I honestly thought he was a senior
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Jabontik2 months
Good luck and thank you
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Revorising2 months
Dang I was so glad we were able to recruit him and it just did not pan out but I do wish him the best for sure.
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LSUfourLife2 months
I love that he doesn't give up. Keeps coming back. He can be proud of that for sure.
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Akit12 months
His official visit: LSU/UGA…in 2018.
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