• 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District (first team)
• Dean’s List, Spring 2015, Spring 2017
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Spring 2016, Fall 2016
• 2017 All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention)
AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-year starter and three-time letterwinner at noseguard ... Made 63 career tackles with 8.5 tackles for loss and two blocked extra points ... Joined the program in 2015 after one season of junior college football at New Mexico Military Institute.
2017: Named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District team with a 3.38 GPA in speech ... Anchored a Georgia State defensive line that held three teams under 100 yards rushing and was the last FBS team in the nation to allow a 100-yard rusher this season (Game 10 ... Key performer on a Georgia State defense that set the school record for fewest points per game allowed (24.75) ... Helped GSU set season records for fewest points per game allowed (24.75), fewest rushing yards per game (136.4), fewest yards per rushing attempt (4.13) and most sacks (24)... Tied for the team lead with 6.5 tackles for loss, along with 24 tackles and a pass breakup.
Had two TFL in season opener vs. Tennessee State ... Added 1.5 TFL in shutout win at Charlotte and one TFL at Coastal Carolina ... Blocked an extra point, the second of his career, in the fourth quarter of 33-30 victory at Texas State ... Had two tackles and a pass breakup in AutoNation Cure Bowl win over Western Kentucky.
2016: Started nine games at noseguard but missed three contests with an ankle injury ... Made 28 tackles on the season ... Career-high eight tackles at Air Force ... Had one of GSU's five sacks vs. Arkansas State.
2015: Backup noseguard who saw plenty of action ... Credited with 11 tackles with one tackle for loss ... Blocked an extra point vs. New Mexico State that proved to be a key play in GSU's 34-32 win ... Tackle for loss against Appalachian State ... Season-high three tackles at Oregon.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Made 21 tackles and one interception in six games in 2014 at New Mexico Military Institute... Native of Canada who played for ESC Renaissance ... Relative newcomer to football who has been compared to former Georgia State defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi, another Canadian who completed his third NFL season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.
PERSONAL: Julien Laurent was born March 17, 1993 ... Son of Jean-Marc and Yvonne Laurent ... Brother Mathieu plays soccer at UAB ... Majoring in speech.