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Paul Lacoste
No. #58 (CFL), #52 (XFL)     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-03) September 3, 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth: Jackson, Mississippi
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Paul Victor Lacoste (born September 3, 1974, Jackson, Mississippi) was a linebacker in the Southeastern Conference at Mississippi State University and in the Canadian Football League.

Early yearsEdit

Lacoste played his high school football at Jackson Prep and went on to enjoy an outstanding college career at Mississippi State University,[1] where he was an All-SEC[2] and All-America selection in 1996.

Professional careerEdit

He signed with the B.C. Lions of the CFL in 1998, making his professional debut with the team in 1999. He finished the 1999 season second on the team with 78 tackles, earning him the 1999 CFL Rookie of the Year Award.[3][4] He had a late start to the 2000 season, after a National Football League tryout, and was later cut by British Columbia.

In 2000, he was signed by the NFL's Indianapolis Colts on January 25,[5] but was released on August 21 of the same year.[6] In 2001, Lacoste joined the XFL's Memphis Maniax,[4] where he made four tackles. In 2002, he signed with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League on May 23,[7] but was cut the very next day. In 2003, the Colts allocated Lacoste to NFL Europe; he was to play for the Amsterdam Admirals but he was cut at the end of training camp.

After footballEdit

Currently, he is the owner and head trainer of Next Level Sports,[8] a speed training specialist firm based in his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. Lacoste has a Master of Science in Sports Administration from Mississippi State University.

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