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Chris Davenport leaving LSU for Tulane

Chris Davenport

The Baton Rouge exodus continues unabated Tuesday afternoon, although, admittedly, this tiny slice of attrition doesn’t hurt nearly as much as the others.

Offensive lineman Chris Davenport confirmed to the Baton Rouge Advocate earlier Tuesday that he has decided to leave LSU and will transfer to Tulane to finish his collegiate playing career.  As Davenport has already graduated, he will be permitted to play immediately, provided he enrolls in a grad program that’s not offered at LSU.

“This is another opportunity for me, another shot,” the lineman told the Advocate.

While Davenport was a five-star member of LSU’s 2009 recruiting class, he made very little impact on the field during his stay with the Tigers.  Rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle in that class, Davenport ultimately moved to the other side of the line in 2011.  He played in 23 career games with no starts.

Davenport may have been most known as one of the LSU players connected to the bar brawl prior to the start of the 2011 season involving then-starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

Since the end of the 2012 regular season, LSU has lost 10 players to early entry into the NFL draft.  Included in that total are six defensive starters.

(Photo credit: LSU athletics)

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