Russell

Gage

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Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 184lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Redemptorist HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2018 NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons, 6th round (194th overall)
2017 LSU Permanent Team Captain

2017 LSU Co-Special Teams Player of the Year

CAREER
One of the unsung heroes on LSU’s football team in both 2016 and 2017 … Named a permanent team captain for the 2017 LSU football team … Flourished as a versatile offensive threat in the two years he played under head coach Ed Orgeron … Made key plays as a junior and senior in the running and passing game and was a steady contributor on special teams … Played in 27 games with six starts during his career and finished with 232 yards rushing and one TD and added another 347 yards and four TDs on 26 receptions … Added 19 special teams tackles and a fumble recovery … Originally signed with LSU as a defensive back … Transitioned from defensive back to wide receiver in the spring of 2016.

SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Played in all 13 games with two starts … As a wide receiver, finished third on the team in rushing with 232 yards and a TD on 28 carries … Averaged a team-best 8.3 yards a carry … Also finished third on squad in receiving yards with 285 on 21 receptions (4th on team) … Tied for team-high honors with three receiving TDs … Made a spectacular 14-yard diving touchdown catch from Danny Etling that helped spark LSU’s comeback win over Auburn … Gage’s TD against Auburn pulled LSU to within 23-14 just before halftime … Finished with 71 rushing yards against Auburn, which included a 70-yard run in the second quarter that led to LSU’s first touchdown … Scored LSU’s first points against Florida on a 30-yard jet sweep late in the first quarter in the 17-16 victory over the Gators … Led LSU in rushing against Florida with 52 yards on six carries … Tied with Derrius Guice for most rushing yards for the Tigers (71 on 2 carries) in comeback win over Auburn … Scored on a 34-yard TD pass from Etling against Troy and added an 11-yard scoring reception from Etling against Texas A&M that gave the Tigers a 13-0 first quarter lead … Recovered a fumble on Tennessee punt return that led to LSU’s first points in the 30-10 win over the Vols ... Gage’s recovery of Tennessee punt gave the Tigers the ball at the Vol 15-yard line … Named, along with DJ Chark, as LSU’s 2017 Special Teams Player of the Year.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in 11 games with four starts … Starts came against Missouri, Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Texas A&M … Had best game of career in win over Texas A&M, hauling in five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown … Caught a 9-yard TD pass from Danny Etling in fourth quarter against the Aggies to stretch the LSU lead to 47-25 … Contributor on special teams as well, finishing season with six tackles.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in the season opener at Mississippi State … Trained as a defensive back throughout the season.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Saw action in a backup role against Sam Houston State and New Mexico State as a true freshman in 2014 … Recorded two tackles against Sam Houston, one on special teams coverage and one on defense.

HIGH SCHOOL
A solid athlete who played significantly on offense, defense and special teams for Redemptorist … A three-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports … Ranked as the 28th best player in the state of Louisiana by 247Sports and 34th in the state by Rivals … Accounted for eight interceptions and 65 total tackles on defense as a senior … Played quarterback and completed 69-of-141 passes for 740 yards and three touchdowns, and he rushed for 1,018 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2013 …Coached by Daniel Roane.

PERSONAL
Parents are Alisa and Russell Gage Sr. … Born Jan. 22, 1996 … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

RUSSELL GAGE’S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 6, twice (Last: at Alabama, 2017; First: 6 at Florida, 2017)
Yards: 71 vs. Auburn, 2017
Long: 70 vs. Auburn, 2017
Touchdowns: 1 at Florida, 2017

RUSSELL GAGE’S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 5 at Texas A&M, 2016
Yards: 81 vs. Texas A&M, 2017
Long: 34 (TD) vs. Troy, 2017
Touchdowns: 1, four times (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2017; First: at Texas A&M, 2016)

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