Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
LSU senior offensive lineman Ethan Pocic wrote a very heartfelt letter to fans that was published on LSUSports.net Tuesday.
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Dear LSU,

On October 6, 2007, I was just a 12-year old watching No. 1 LSU play No. 9 Florida on TV. I can still remember how impressed I was by the competition and atmosphere of SEC football. As I watched the whole game with my eyes glued to the television, I knew that if I ever had the opportunity to play in the SEC I would take advantage of it. At the time, I had no idea that five years later LSU would become my new home.

When I first arrived at LSU as a 17-year old from Lemont, Illinois, I didn’t really know what to expect, and it was definitely a culture shock. LSU took me in with open arms and showed me the Southern way.

I learned to eat and love crawfish, say “y’all”, and throw beads at Mardi Gras parades. I am thankful to my teammates/friends, coaches, weight room staff, athletic trainers, academic support staff, and LSU’s great fan base for supporting me every step of the way. I wouldn’t have been able to graduate college and became the football player I am today without their support.

I can honestly say after living here through four football seasons that I am now part southerner and have loved every second of it. I will never forget what it felt like to play in front of 100,000+ fans in Death Valley on Saturday nights. As a kid, I never would have thought I would have the privilege to play for and graduate from LSU.

Coming here was the best decision I ever made and I am so thankful for being a Tiger for life.

Thank you LSU and Geaux Tigers!

Sincerely,

#77 Ethan Pocic
Class of 2016

Filed Under: LSU Football

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Thank you, Ethan, for coming here. Class act and great attitude. I wish you much success in your future endeavors. Thank you once again. Tiger for life, indeed.
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Stay classy, kid. Hope you have a long and successful NFL career.
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Great kid from a great family. I wish we had 10 more like him.
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Great kid from a great family. I wish we had 10 more like him.
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Class act, thanks for being a GREAT TIGER Ethan. Best of luck moving forward to the NFL!
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Ethan, thank you for choosing LSU as your home away from home! Congrats for graduating, and wishing you all the best as you embark on your next journey!! Forever LSU!!
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Once a Tiger, always a TIGER!!!
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Good jobob
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A W E S O M E! We thank you Mr Pocic!
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Thanks for being a Tiger
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All the best young man..
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success will follow this young man thru life with an attitude like that
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Always a Tiger
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A very special football player who will be a NFL Hall of Famer.
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This guy is going to do great on Sundays for a long time. Good luck big fella!
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Awesome. Proud of Pocic and all of the other tigers graduating and/or moving on. Glad they represented our university with class and integrity.
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Well said Ethan. Make no mistake: You are one of us and always will be. Good luck in the pros! Thanks for being a Tiger!
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Go tiger
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Hell of a Tiger
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Thanks for representing LSU in the manner you did and best of luck in the NFL.
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