|No. 73 – Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Born:||March 12, 1997|
Hyde Park, Massachusetts
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|High school:||Matignon (MA)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Badara Traore (born March 12, 1997) is an American football offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU.
Traore was born to Bakary Traore and Rouguiatou Kaba, both African immigrants, and grew up in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. He attended Matignon High School, where he played on the football and basketball teams and commuted two hours each way.
Traore played two seasons at ASA College in Brooklyn, New York. In 2018, he transferred to Louisiana State University to continue his collegiate football career, turning down offers from 26 schools, including Oklahoma, Auburn, and Texas. In his first season at LSU, he played in all 13 games, starting 2 of them, and was referred to as "one of the most improved players on the team" by head coach Ed Orgeron. Going into his senior year, Traore served as the backup right tackle to Austin Deculus and took snaps on special teams. During his final season at LSU, he played in 13 games and earned 3 starts against Georgia Southern, Ole Miss, and Arkansas (one at left tackle and two at right tackle).
Traore was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft on April 25, 2020. He was waived on September 5, 2020, and was signed to the practice squad the following day. On October 10, 2020, Traore was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for COVID-19. He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Bears on January 11, 2021. On August 24, 2021, he was waived by the Bears.
On August 25, 2021, Traore was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day. He signed a reserve/future contract on January 10, 2022.
Traore graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. He has a younger brother, Boabacar, who is verbally committed to Boston College for the class of 2023.