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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

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jpainter617487 months
Thanks for representing LSU in the manner you did and best of luck in the NFL.
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MNCscripper87 months
Hell of a Tiger
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Lexman187 months
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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Shalimar Sid87 months
A very special football player who will be a NFL Hall of Famer.
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lsualum0187 months
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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TriDitty87 months
This guy is going to do great on Sundays for a long time. Good luck big fella!
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SamuelClemens87 months
A W E S O M E! We thank you Mr Pocic!
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themunch87 months
Thanks for being a Tiger
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mcpotiger87 months
All the best young man..
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lsuroadie87 months
success will follow this young man thru life with an attitude like that
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zoom87 months
Go tiger
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BigDropper87 months
Once a Tiger, always a TIGER!!!
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LSU Patrick87 months
Always a Tiger
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HC8787 months
Class act, thanks for being a GREAT TIGER Ethan. Best of luck moving forward to the NFL!
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Just_Fight_Baby87 months
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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Captain Lafitte87 months
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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Corch Urban Myers87 months
Stay classy, kid. Hope you have a long and successful NFL career.
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randybobandy87 months
Great kid from a great family. I wish we had 10 more like him.
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randybobandy87 months
Great kid from a great family. I wish we had 10 more like him.
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bearfan2287 months
Good jobob
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