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#1 Brandon LaFell
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 206 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Lamar HS
Born: 11/04/1986
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Brandon LaFell Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/06/2010

2009 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP)
2008 First-Team All-SEC (AP)
2006 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

CAREER
One of the most productive receivers in school history with 175 career receptions for 2,517 yards and 25 touchdowns ... Ranked No. 2 in school history in receiving touchdowns (25), No. 3 in receptions (175), and No. 5 in receiving yards (2,517) ... Led LSU in receiving yards for three years from 2007 to 2009 ... First Team All-SEC in 2008 and a second-team pick in 2009 ... Ended his career by catching at least one pass in 41 straight games, a streak that dated back to the Sugar Bowl win over Notre Dame to end the 2006 season ... Invited to participate in the Senior Bowl ... Graduated in December of 2009 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
One of the top receivers in the nation ...A second-team All-SEC selection ... Played and started all 13 games for LSU in 2009 ... Led Tigers and ranked among the leaders in the SEC with 57 receptions for 792 yards and 11 touchdowns ... The 11 touchdowns tie for the second-highest single-season total in school history, just one shy of tying the mark of 12 held by Dwayne Bowe ... Caught at least two passes in every game in 2009, running his streak of games with at least two receptions to 40 ... Scored at least one TD in eight of the 13 games, including a pair of touchdowns in games against Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State and Tulane ... Hauled in four catches for 70 yards and one touchdown against Arkansas ... Had five catches for 75 yards at Ole Miss ... Grabbed two passes for 54 yards and one touchdown versus Louisiana Tech ... Hauled in four passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns versus Tulane ... Caught six passes for 67 yards and one TD against Auburn ... First LSU player with five TD receptions through four games since Carlos Carson had six TD catches through four games in 1977 ... With two TD receptions against Mississippi State and UL-Lafayette, he became the first LSU player with back-to-back multi-TD reception games since Eddie Fuller had two TD catches against Ole Miss and Alabama in 1989 ... Hauled in six receptions for a season-high 101 yards and a career-high tying two touchdowns at Mississippi State ... Also tied his career-long reception with a 58-yard TD catch at Mississippi State ... Caught three passes for 57 yards and a career-high tying two touchdowns versus UL-Lafayette ... Caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown against Washington.
 
JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Earned First-Team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press after putting together one of the most productive seasons for a wide receiver in school history ... Caught 63 passes for 929 yards and eight touchdowns ... Ranked No. 2 in the SEC in yards per game with 71.5 per contest and was No. 3 in the league with 4.8 receptions per contest ... The eight TD receptions tied for most in the SEC ... Played in all 13 games with 11 starts ... Ran his streak of games with a catch to 28 against Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl ... His 63 receptions in 2008 rank No. 8 in LSU history, while the 929 yards is the 10th highest total in school history ... Caught at least two passes in every game in 2008 ... Hauled in career-best 12 passes for career-high 126 yards in comeback win over Troy ... The 12 catches vs. Troy were the most by a Tiger receiver since Michael Clayton had 12 against Alabama in 2003 ... It also tied for the fourth-highest single-game total in school history ... Had seven catches in three other games - vs. North Texas, vs. Mississippi State and vs. Florida ... Went over 100-yard mark twice - vs. Troy (126 yards on 12 catches) and vs. Mississippi State (100 yards on 7 catches) ... Had big game vs. Auburn with four catches for 92 yards, including an 18-yard catch-and-run TD with just over a minute left to lift LSU to a 26-21 comeback win ... Had season-long 43-yard TD reception vs. Georgia.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in all 14 games with nine starts ... First on team in receiving yards (656) and second in receptions (50) ... Caught four TD passes and averaged 13.1 yards a reception ... Had a breakout game in LSU's win over Virginia Tech ... Caught seven passes for 125 yards, both of which marked career highs ... The 100-yard game was the first of his career ... Caught 10-yard TD pass against Ohio State in the third quarter that put the Tigers up for good at 17-10 ... Had five catches go for 80 yards and a score in the win over Louisiana Tech ... Also had touchdown catches against both Mississippi State and Arkansas ... Led the team with four catches and 76 yards against Tulane ... Scored the first rushing touchdown of his career against MTSU, running 18 yards for the score.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2006)
Saw action in 11 of the Tigers' 13 games ... Earned his first career start against Alabama ... On the year, caught five passes that went for 140 yards and two touchdowns ... Had one of the most impressive starts to a playing career at LSU, catching a 58-yard touchdown reception on his first career play from scrimmage against Louisiana-Lafayette in week one ... Matched that 58-yard effort in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to record his second TD grab of the season ... Also had catches against Arizona, Tulane and Alabama ... Named to the Freshman All-SEC team.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the most underrated wide receivers in the nation ... Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 and named first-team All-Greater Houston Area in 2004 ... Named to Tom Lemming's Prep All-America team ... Caught 46 passes for 1,116 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior ... Proved to be a valuable defensive back, pulling down eight interceptions and returning four for touchdowns, including one for 87 yards ... Returned punts of 65 and 58 yards for touchdowns ... Recorded seven catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns against Bellaire High on Oct. 22 ... As a junior, hauled in 49 passes for 552 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Also a standout point guard on the basketball team ... Coached by Tom Nolen.

PERSONAL
Full name is Brandon Josiah LaFell ... Born Nov. 4, 1986, in Houston ... Mom is Joyce Hicks ... Nickname is Jo Jo.
 
RECEIVING CAREER HIGHS 
Receptions: 12 vs. Troy, 2008
Yards: 126 vs. Troy, 2008
Touchdowns: 2, five times
Long: 58, three times

RUSHING CAREER HIGHS 
Attempts: 3 vs. Vanderbilt, 2009
Yards: 18 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2007
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2007
Long: 18 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2007 

RUSHING SEASON HIGHS
Attempts: 3 vs. Vanderbilt
Yards: 13 vs. Vanderbilt
Touchdowns: 0
Long: 7 vs. Vanderbilt

CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 3 vs. Vanderbilt, 2009
Yards: 18 vs. MTSU, 2007
Touchdowns: 1 vs. MTSU, 2007
Long: 18 vs. MTSU, 2007 

LAFELL'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

 

Year

G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
LG

2005

Redshirt Season

2006

11-1
5
140
2
58

2007

14-9
50
656
4
58

2008

13-11
63
929
8
43

2009

13-13

57

792

11

58

Totals

51-34
175
2,517
25
58

LAFELL'S CAREER RUSHING STATS

 

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2005

Redshirt Season

2006

11-1
0
0
0
0

2007

14-9
1
18
1
18

2008

13-11
2
6
0
4

2009

13-13

5

13

0

7

Totals

51-34
8
37
1
18

LAFELL'S CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATS

 

 
Year
No.
Yds.
TD
LG

2005

2006

0
0
0
0

2007

0
0
0
0

2008

1
10
0
10

2009

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

1
10
0
10

 

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