LSU true freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings took the field with 6:34 to play in the fourth quarter in place of injured senior Zach Mettenberger and led the Tigers to a 27-24 comeback win over Arkansas Friday afternoon in Baton Rouge.[details]
Personal: Born Aug. 10, 1994, he is the son of Billy and Sheila Sprinkle.
High School: Sprinkle was a versatile two-way standout for White Hall, playing tight end and defensive end. He was ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect in Arkansas and the No. 7 overall prospect in the state by Rivals.com. In 2011, he caught 45 passes for 841 yards and six touchdowns and made 92 tackles, including 14.0 sacks, in helping the Bulldogs win the 5A Southeast Conference championship and reach their first state semifinal in 20 years. He was named to the 2011 Arkansas Super Team by the Associated Press and was a three-sport All-Southeast Arkansas selection by The Commercial, being honored in football, basketball and baseball. He was selected to play in the 2012 Arkansas High School Association All-Star Game. Sprinkle had 73 tackles, 25.0 for loss and 15.0 sacks, as a junior and also made 10 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns. He chose Arkansas over Mississippi State, Purdue, Kansas and Louisville. His brother Aaron is an offensive lineman at Ouachita Baptist. He was coached at White Hall by Mike Vaughn.