Senior leader for the Tigers in 2017 ... Has developed into an offensive threat at wide receiver after originally signing with the Tigers as a defensive back ... Transitioned from defensive back to wide receiver in the spring of 2016 ... Thrust into more playing time during the final eight games of the 2016 season and eventually became part of LSU's wide receiver rotation ... Set to have his best season as a Tiger in what will be his final season at LSU in 2017 ... For career, has played in 14 games with four starts ... Has five career receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown on offense to go with eight career tackles on defense and special teams ... Switches from No. 39 to No. 83 this 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.
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.
Parents are Alisa and Russell Gage Sr. ... Born Jan. 22, 1996 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
RUSSELL GAGE'S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 5 vs. Texas A&M, 2016
Yards: 62 vs. Texas A&M, 2016
Long: 24 vs. Texas A&M, 2016
TDs: 1 vs. Texas A&M, 2016