David

LaFleur

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Tight End
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 278lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Westlake, La.
High School: Westlake HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

1996 First-Team All-American (Walter Camp Foundation)
1996 Third-Team All-American (AP)
1996 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP)
1994 Honorable Mention All-American (UPI)
1994 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP, Football News)

CAREER
A first-team All-America selection, David LaFleur was perhaps the finest all-around tight end in the country by his senior season, possessing size, strength and speed ... Also played a major role as a team leader in his senior season ... A consensus All-SEC choice in 1994 and 1996, an early-season knee injury in 1995 slowed his development ... Named to Coaches and AP All-SEC teams in his sophomore and senior seasons ... Honorable mention UPI All-American in 1994 as a sophomore and third-team All-America by AP in 1996 as a senior ... A backup to Harold Bishop in 1993, LaFleur came into his own as a sophomore ... The recipient of the Toby Caston Memorial Award in 1995, given to the junior with the outstanding performance during spring drills ... Suffered severe break of his ankle in a scrimmage just prior to the 1992 season, so he redshirted as a true freshman.

SENIOR SEASON (1996)
The tight end on the prestigious Walter Camp All-America Team ... Third-team All-America by AP ... LSU's leading receiver with 30 catches for 439 yards and three TDs ... Called the top tight end prospect in the 1997 NFL draft according to USA Today ... The first tight end to lead LSU in receiving since 1980; Greg LaFleur, now an LSU associate AD, led the team with 18 catches that year ... Caught five passes in two different games: New Mexico State and Kentucky ... Stellar game vs. Kentucky as he led the Tigers in receiving with five catches for 76 yards ... Longest catch of career came at Ole Miss with 59-yarder that set up LSU TD ... LSU's leading receiver against New Mexico State, he caught five passes for 54 yards and a TD, his first since 1994 ... Caught four passes for 30 yards vs. Alabama ... Caught two passes for 69 yards in Houston game ... Led the Tigers in receiving yards at Auburn, catching three passes for 38 yards ... Started every game at tight end.

JUNIOR SEASON (1995)
An early-season injury hampered his performance in 1995, but he returned to full health by midseason ... Played and started eight games in 1995 ... Caught 12 passes for 120 yards ... Started first game of the season at Texas A&M and caught four passes for 18 yards ... Suffered knee injury in Texas A&M game that kept him sidelined for the Mississippi State, Auburn, Rice games ... Returned to action in South Carolina game ... Re-aggravated knee injury against Florida, but finished game ... Made his first catch since opening game against Kentucky, the seventh game of the season ... Finished Kentucky game with two catches for six yards ... Was the Tigers' second-leading receiver in the Alabama game with two catches for 22 yards ... Had one catch for five yards in game vs. Ole Miss ... Was the Tigers second-leading receiver vs. Arkansas with two catches for 57 yards.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1994)
Huge target who played in every game at tight end and started nine games (LSU did not open with a tight end in his two non-starts) ... Was named All-SEC by the Associated Press, SEC coaches and Footbal News ... Caught 21 passes for 263 yards and two TDs ... Had his best night against Mississippi State, catching five passes for 69 yards ... Another outstanding performance came against Southern Mississippi when he hauled in three passes for 59 yards with two TDs ... First TE to score two TDs in a game for LSU since 1985 ... Had a pair of three-catch games: at Florida (23 yards) and vs. Southern Miss (59 yards) ... Two-catch games came at Auburn (29 yards), at Ole Miss (28 yards) and at Arkansas (19 yards) ... Caught one pass each vs. Texas A&M, South Carolina, Kentucky, at Tulane ... Caught at least one pass in all but one game (vs. Alabama).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1993)
Played in all 11 games and started one at tight end for LSU ... Caught eight passes for 59 yards ... Start came vs. Florida when he and Harold Bishop opened the game in a two-tight end set ... Caught four passes for 28 yards and a season-long of 13 vs. Florida ... Caught three passes for 21 yards at Kentucky ... Also played on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL
Had 31 catches for 657 and eight touchdowns senior season ... 81 catches for 1,758 yards and 18 TDs in career ... Named winner of Bobby Dodd National High School Lineman of the Year Award by the Atlanta Touchdown Club ... Consensus No. 1 prospect in Louisiana ... Parade All-American ... USA Today first-team All-American ... Named Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year ... Made 45 tackles, caused three fumbles, recovered two fumbles, made six tackles for losses and two QB sacks on defensive side of the ball ... Played tight end and defensive end under coach Max Caldarera ... Played center in basketball for three years and participated in shot put and discus for four years ... First-team all-district three years ... Honorable mention all-state as junior and first-team all-state as senior.

PERSONAL
Full name is David Alan LaFleur ... Born January 29, 1974 in Lake Charles, La. ... Parents are Clayton and Sandy LaFleur ... Has two siblings - Donna and Karen.

 

 

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