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Lynette Rice
October 18, 2011 AT 05:20 PM EDT

An alum of Friday Night Lights will don a badge on CSI. EW has learned that Matt Lauria — best known for playing Luke Cafferty on the football drama — will play an arrogant FBI agent on the CBS series.

Lauria’ new alter-ego will be Sac Pratt, a veteran lawdog who apparently comes to Sin City to throw his weight around with D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) and his team. Eventually, Sac plays nice with the Vegas gang.

Lauria will appear in at least three episodes, beginning with episode 9. He recently starred on Fox’s police drama The Chicago Code and the (tragically short-lived) Lipstick Jungle.

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