SUMMARY: Hard-hitting safety that goes into his second season as a starter in the secondary … Will be the leader of LSU’s defensive backfield in 2013 as he’s now in his fifth year in the John Chavis system … Has tremendous knowledge of the LSU defensive scheme and many times knows where the ball is going before it gets there … Has played in 35 games during his career, starting 14 times … Registered 91 career tackles to go with 4.0 tackles for loss and six takeaways (4 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery) ... One of just three players on the LSU roster – joining punter Jamie Keehn and linebacker Tahj Jones – who were born in the 1980s.
2012 (JUNIOR): Played and started in 12 games … Missed the Idaho contest with an injury … Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press … Ranked fifth on team in tackles with 55 and was second in interceptions with three … Added three tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup in 2012 … Named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Mississippi State when he had six tackles and returned a fourth quarter interception 100 yards for a touchdown to put the game out of reach … The 100-yard interception return tied both an NCAA, SEC and LSU record for the longest in history … Joined Greg Jackson (1988 vs. Mississippi State) and White Graves (1964 vs. Kentucky) as the only players in LSU history to return an interception 100 yards for a touchdown … Set career-high with nine tackles, including a tackle for loss, in 24-19 win over Texas A&M … Led Tigers with seven tackles vs. top-ranked Alabama … Capped season with seven tackles, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup vs. Clemson in Chick-fil-A Bowl … Other two interceptions came vs. South Carolina and Ole Miss … Interception vs. South Carolina came with 10 seconds left in the contest and with the Gamecocks trailing 23-21.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): A top reserve at safety who also played on special teams ... Saw action in 10 games with no starts, recording 14 tackles ... Did not play against Kentucky, Florida and Ole Miss ... Set a career high with seven tackles against Auburn ... Posted one tackle and one pass breakup versus Arkansas ... Made two tackles in the opener against Oregon and also forced a fumble on a kickoff that led to an LSU touchdown drive.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Played all 13 games with starts against Vanderbilt and Texas A&M ... Finished with 22 tackles, two PBUs, one tackle for a loss and one interception ... Set a season high with five tackles against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl … Had his first tackle for loss against Ole Miss ... Saw extensive action against Louisiana-Monroe and picked off his first career pass to go along with three tackles and one pass breakup ... Recorded his first career pass breakup against Tennessee ... Earned his first career start at Vanderbilt and finished with two tackles ... Made his first career tackle in the opener against North Carolina ... Played extensively on the special teams units.
2009 (FRESHMAN – REDSHIRT): Played in two games – Washington and UL-Lafayette - on special teams … Suffered a wrist injury following the UL-Lafayette game and didn’t play again in 2009 … Granted a medical redshirt following the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Widely considered the best safety in the nation in the Class of 2009 … Named to the Parade All-America team as well as being named second-team All-USA by USA Today … Rated the No. 1 safety in high school football in 2008 by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPNU … Rated the No. 1 defensive back by SuperPrep Magazine … Rated as the No. 2 prospect in Texas by SuperPrep Magazine … Named SuperPrep Southwest Defensive Player of the Year … Ranked the No. 17 overall prospect by the Sporting News … Rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com … Named to the 2009 USA Today All-USA second team as a defensive back … Participated for the White squad in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. … As a junior recorded 91 tackles and three interceptions and gained 847 receiving yards while averaging 30 yards per kick return … Named first team all-state and defensive MVP in Texas class 19-5A as a junior … Played defensive back, wide receiver and was Eisenhower’s punt and kickoff return specialist … Coached by Ray Evans.
PERSONAL: Full name is Craig Anthony Loston, Jr. … Born on Dec. 21, 1989 … Goes by Craig … Mom is Jackie Henderson-Robertson … Has three siblings – Chameyon, Shemiah, and Sheniqua … Majoring in general studies.