LSU Freshman Derek Stingley Jr. '19 "Light Years Ahead"

LSU Freshman Derek Stingley Jr. '19 "Light Years Ahead"

September 20, 2019

LSU FRESHMAN DEREK STINGLEY JR. HAS THE HANDS, VISION AND INSTINCT TO BE AN ELITE RETURNER

By Wilson Alexander, Advocate Sports

2019 Advocate photo by Hilary Scheinuk

Derek Stingley Jr. waited for a punt as LSU held bowl practices last year. On the opposite side of the field, punter Zach Von Rosenberg caught a snap and kicked a ball high into the air.

Stingley caught the ball and began his return, looking like a college player as he weaved down the field. Set to enroll a few weeks later, LSU invited Stingley, from Dunham in Baton Rouge, to practice with the team. He impressed with everything he did, including punt returns.

“Man,” Von Rosenberg said, “this dude's going to be special.”

Nine months later, Stingley has continued to show his ability on punt returns while also starting at cornerback. He has remarkable hands, vision, instincts and speed, a blend of attributes that make him capable of scoring every time he touches the football...

Read the complete Advocate article by Wilson Alexander at bit.ly/DSJ19LightYearsAhead

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