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06/07/17 - LSU coach Ed Orgeron says Arden Key, who was the Tigers' top pass-rusher last season, will return from indefinite personal leave to the team Monday. Orgeron also says Key recently had shoulder surgery, adding that "everything went as planned." Key, a junior who has started his first two seasons, set LSU's single-season record for sacks last season with 12 and was named first-team All-SEC. Key enters his third season with 17 career sacks and 21 tackles for loss in 23 games. LSU has not publicly offered specifics on why Key, who remained enrolled in school, left the team for the spring semester. The university has said only that it was a personal matter. - AP College Football
02/17/17 - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron says Tigers defensive end and sack leader Arden Key is taking a leave of absence from the football program for unspecified personal reasons. Orgeron says the decision was made in consultation with the coaching staff and Key's family. The coach did not specify whether Key's absence from football would extend beyond spring practice and into the regular season next fall. Orgeron says the Tigers fully support Key's decision "and look forward to welcoming him back home to the Tiger family at the appropriate time." Orgeron is also asking the public to respect Key's privacy. Last season, Key made a team-high 14 ½ tackles for losses, including 12 sacks, and was in on 56 total tackles. - AP Sports
12/19/16 - 2016 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Arden Key, LSU,...A knack for finding his way into the backfield, Key became just the fourth LSU player in program history to register double-digit sacks in a single season, earning 10 as a sophomore with just two more needed to tie the record. He finished the season tied for first in the SEC averaging 1.0 sacks per game which was also sixth nationally, while accounting for 12.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles which were seventh and second in the league, respectively. - LSU Football
10/03/16 - SEPT 26 SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Arden Key, DE, LSU...Had five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks, in LSU's 23-20 win over Mississippi State...Added a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry as the Tigers limited the Bulldogs to 56 rushing yards...As a unit, LSU's defense recorded six sacks and held Mississippi State's leading rusher Nick Fitzgerald to just 13 net yards, nearly 100 yards below his season average...The two sacks ran Key's season total to five, which leads the SEC. - SEC Football