The Tigers have enjoyed a relatively injury free season so far. Unfortunately the only player currently out of action is T-Bob Hebert, an offensive cornerstone for LSU. Luckily his injury doesn’t seem to be serious. He left in the third quarter of the West Virginia game and did not return to play. The report is that he is having some leg problems and is pretty beaten up overall. Fans and teammates hope he’ll be healed up and back in action soon as the offensive line has come to rely pretty heavily on T-Bob’s versatility and reliability in the middle of the action.
Hebert is a football legacy, his father, Bobby, was quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. At 6’3” and 304 pounds, Hebert is a force to be reckoned with on the line. In high school he played both sides of the ball, boasting a 91% blocking average as a junior and, in 2005, managing 28 tackles and 5 sacks as nose guard. He was red shirted his first year at LSU. His next year he saw some action, playing in six games but starting none. He returned a kickoff for 13 yards against Auburn and saw some action as a backup guard, either side, center, and fullback for short runs. His season was cut short by a knee injury which he recovered from by the next season.
In his sophomore season, Hebert became much more critical to LSU’s offense. He played as starting center in 11 games and played every snap for the first 7 games. A minor ankle injury slowed him down for two games, but he came out of the season with 42 knockdown blocks and 606 snaps under his belt. The next year he was moved primarily to the right guard position, though he remained backup center. He played all 13 games, starting at right guard for the last half of the regular season, and produced a team-high of 76 knockdowns. Even greater results can be expected this year.