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#17 Bennie Brazell
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 173 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Westbury HS
Alma Mater: LSU
Born: 06/02/1982
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Bennie Brazell Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/12/2006

LSU CAREER
Two-sport standout (football and track) during his career at LSU ... Capped his track career in the spring of 2005 as the most decorated track and field performer in school history ... Earned a total of 14 All-America honors in four years as a member of the LSU track and field team from 2002-05 ... A five-time NCAA Champion on the oval ... On the track in 2005, was the national runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles for the second straight year, and the third time in his career, clocking a school record and personal best time of 47.67 ... In four years as a member of the LSU track and field team, was a part of 4 national champion relay teams - the 4x400 in 2003 and 2005 and the 4x100 in 2002 and 2003  ... Member of LSU's national champion outdoor track and field team in 2002 and LSU's national champion indoor team in 2004 ... Participated in the Olympics in Athens, Greece last August, finishing eighth in the 400-meter hurdle finals ... Saw action as a wide receiver and on special teams on the gridiron ... Finished career with 17 catches for 341 yards and 3 TDs ... Played in a total of 43 games during his career with 2 starts.

SENIOR SEASON (2005)
Speedster who enjoyed a breakout season in 2005 ... Played in 13 games with 2 starts ... Had career-highs for receptions (12), receiving yards (292) and touchdowns (3) for the Tigers ... Ranked first on team by averaging 22.5 yards per reception ... Caught first TD pass of career against Florida on a 43-yard pass from JaMarcus Russell ... Had a 50-yard TD reception against Ole Miss and then followed that with a 55-yard touchdown reception against Arkansas ... His 3 touchdown receptions averaged 49 yards per score ... Caught at least 1 pass in 9 of LSU’s 13 games ... Caught 2 passes for 80 yards in win over Ole Miss ... Had a pair of catches for 52 yards in victory over Florida.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
Participated in the Olympics in August of 2004, missing all of fall camp ... Returned to the gridiron a week later and saw action against Oregon State in a backup role ... Played in 10 games for the Tigers ... Caught only pass of season vs. Mississippi State, a 20-yard reception ... Had 5 tackles on special teams kick coverage for the Tigers ...

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003)
Speedster that became a consistent contributor on LSU's special teams as the season wore on ... Played in 11 games for the Tigers in 2003 ... Did not record any offensive statistics for the Tigers ... Did however make his mark on kickoff and punt coverage ... Recorded 8 special teams tackles for LSU, including 3 in win over Ole Miss and 1 against Oklahoma in the national championship game.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
Caught three passes for 28 yards in nine games for LSU in 2002 ... Caught 1 pass for 12 yards in first collegiate game against Virginia Tech and had 2 receptions for 16 yards in win over Louisiana-Lafayette ... Played a key role in LSU winning the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title in the spring of 2002 ... Anchored LSU's 4x100 meter relay team that won the national title and then 20 minutes later finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 48.30 ... Clinched the NCAA team title for the Tigers in the last event of the meet, anchoring LSU's third place 4x400 meter relay team ... Named SEC Male Track and Field Freshman of the Year in 2002.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2001.

HIGH SCHOOL
Caught 36 passes for 967 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 and was selected an as All-American by USA Today ... Rated as one of the top 125 players in the nation by Max Emfinger ... First Team 5A All-State as well as a First Team All-District and All-Metro selection ... 5A state champion in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 36.1 seconds ... Rated as the nation's No. 1 prep hurdler ... Coached in high school by George Campbell.

PERSONAL
Full name is Bennie Jamaal Brazell ... Born June 2, 1982 in Houston, Texas ... Parents are Bennie Brazell and Karen Mays ... Has one brother, Floyd and a sister, London ... Majoring in general studies ... Hobbies include reading and fishing.

Brazell's Career Receiving Totals

Year

G-GS

Rec.

Yds.

TD

LG

2002 Fr.-RS

9-0

3

28

0

12

2003 So.

11-0

0

0

0

0

2004 Jr.

10-0

1

20

0

20

2005 Sr.

13-2

13

293

3

55

TOTALS

43-2

17

341

3

55

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