LSU defensive back Kristian Fulton made the most of his reinstatement by the NCAA in 2018 with a season in which he served as one of LSU’s most consistent members of the defensive secondary.
Now, he will continue his collegiate career as he returns for his senior season, he announced via his Twitter account Saturday evening.
Despite playing only 10 games due to an ankle injury suffered against Arkansas that ended his season, Fulton posted elite numbers, breaking up 9 passes, defending 10, nabbing an interception and forcing a fumble while picking up 25 tackles.
The numbers are marginally lower than his counterpart Greedy Williams, who declared for the NFL Draft on Dec. 2 shortly after it was announced LSU would play in the Fiesta Bowl.
Fulton almost never saw playing time this season due to a compliance-related two-year NCAA suspension after he was caught using another person’s urine during a drug test.
After an appeal that the NCAA initially denied, LSU athletics director Joe Alleva changed the minds of the NCAA interpretive staff with a four-page letter which ultimately led to the NCAA reversing its decision and reinstating Fulton on Aug. 23, 2018, just more than a week before the Tigers’ season opener against Miami.
Now the Tigers just await the decision of junior linebacker Devin White, who should make a decision in short order as the deadline to declare for the NFL Draft is Monday.