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#9 Early Doucet
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: St. Martinville, La.
High School: St. Martinville HS
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Early Doucet Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/24/2008

2006 Second-Team All-SEC - Return Specialist (SEC Coaches)
2004 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

CAREER
Played in 47 games during his career, starting 24 times ... Caught 160 passes for 1,943 yards and 20 TDs ... Ranks third in LSU history in career receiving TDs (20), fourth in career receptions (160), and ninth in career receiving yards (1,943) ... Caught game-winning TD passes twice in his career 2005 vs. Arizona State and 2006 vs. Tennessee ... Will go down in LSU lore as having one of the greatest catches in school history with his 39-yard TD reception from JaMarcus Russell late in the fourth quarter against Arizona State in the 2005 season opener ... The catch came on a fourth-and-10 situation and sent the Tigers to the victory over the Sun Devils in what was LSU’s first game since Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana coast ... The catch against Tennessee came with nine seconds left in the contest and gave the Tigers their first win in Knoxville since the 1988 season. 

SENIOR SEASON (2007)
Played in 10 games with nine starts ... Missed five games (week Nos. 2-7) with a groin injury ... Finally returned to full-time action against Auburn where he made an immediate impact, leading the team with seven catches for a season-high 93 yards ... Despite seeing significant action in just nine games this season he still ranked as the team’s leading receiver with 57 catches for 525 yards and five touchdowns ... Pulled in a career-high tying two TDs in the win over Alabama ... Had perhaps one of the plays of the year for LSU against Alabama when he caught a screen pass and went 32 yards for a score against the Crimson Tide ... That TD tied the score at 34-34 and came on a fourth-and-four situation with just over two minutes left in the contest ... LSU went on to win that game .. . Began the year with a career-high nine receptions for 78 yards and a score in the Tigers’ victory over Mississippi State ... Also caught a TD pass against Virginia Tech ... Capped career by leading team with seven catches for 51 yards and a score against Ohio State in BCS title game.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006)
Played in 13 games with six starts ... Combined with Craig Davis and Dwayne Bowe to form one of the nation’s premier receiving corps ... Ranked second on the team with 59 catches for 772 yards and eight touchdowns ... Also rushed the ball eight times for 59 yards and two TDs ... His 10 touchdowns ranked as the sixth most in the SEC in 2006 ... Also finished the year ranked eighth in the conference in receptions per game, averaging 4.54 a contest ... Was credited with two 100+ yard receiving games ... Was instrumental in the Tigers’ win over Notre Dame in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, catching eight passes for a career-high 115 yards ... Performance included a career-long 58-yard grab ... Pulled in seven passes for 101 yards and a score in the Tigers’ win over Alabama ... Scored the game-winning touchdown against Tennessee, hauling in a four-yard pass from QB JaMarcus Russell with nine seconds to go in the contest ... Finished the night with a career-high eight catches for 73 yards ... Was also impressive against Tulane, pulling in four catches for 36 yards and two scores ... Added a third TD against the Green Wave on a 17-yard run ... Rushing touchdown was the first of his career ... Other rushing touchdown came on a 12-yard run against Kentucky ... Caught six passes for 73 yards and a score in the Tigers’ overtime victory over Ole Miss ... Also returned kicks ... Averaging 16.8 yards on 12 returns ... Was named to the All-SEC second team by the league coaches as a return specialist ... Accounted for a team-best 1,032 all-purpose yards (772 receiving, 202 kickoff returns, 59 rushing) for an average of 79.4 per game.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005)
Played in 12 games with five starts ... Started first three games of the season ... Missed the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Miami with an ankle injury, which he suffered in the second half of the SEC Championship game against Georgia ... Capped season with 26 catches for 389 yards and five touchdowns ... Caught game-winning TD with just over a minute left in 35-31 win over Arizona State ... Hauled in a 39-yard TD reception from JaMarcus Russell on a fourth-and-10 situation against Arizona State ... Caught two TD passes, including a 40-yarder, in win over North Texas ... Added an 8-yard TD reception against Vanderbilt and a 20-yard TD catch against Ole Miss ... Caught at least one pass in 11 of LSU’s 12 games ... Did not catch a pass against Auburn ... Caught a season-high five passes in consecutive games against Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Was a consistent contributor at wide receiver as a true freshman in 2004 ... Named to the Freshmen All-SEC team by the league's coaches after catching 18 passes for 257 yards and two TDs ... Played in all 12 games with three starts ... Started the last two games of the regular season at flanker and also started as part of a four-wide set against Troy ... Caught at least one pass in 10 of LSU's 12 games, including a career-best five receptions for 86 yards against Troy ... Scored on a 15-yard pass from Marcus Randall with just 12 seconds left in the first half against Florida ... That TD capped a seven-play, 80-yard drive that pulled the Tigers to within 21-14 at halftime ... First career TD came on a 12-yard reception from JaMarcus Russell against Mississippi State.

HIGH SCHOOL
The top wide receiver in America and the No. 1 athlete in the state of Louisiana ... Rated among the nation's top-five prospects by every major recruiting publication ... Named an All-American by Parade Magazine and a second-team All-American by USA Today ... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Showed tremendous versatility, playing quarterback, wide receiver, running back, and return man in high school ... Rated the nation's No. 1 prospect at wide receiver and as the nation's No. 5 overall prospect by Collegefootballnews.com ... FSN South's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" first team and a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 20 Blue Chip List ... First-team 4A all-state and an honorable mention academic all-state selection ... Closed out his career with 7,104 all-purpose yards and 79 touchdowns ... Ran for 3,592 yards on 470 carries and 52 touchdowns during his career ... As a senior, rushed for 850 yards on the ground and passed for over 750 yards in the air, despite suffering from a nagging hamstring injury ... Accounted for 30 touchdowns as a senior ... Became the first player in 31 years to start every game as a freshman at St. Martinville High ... Member of four postseason teams, including a state semifinal berth as a freshman and junior ... Also a standout basketball player, playing a pivotal role in helping the Tigers win the Class 4A State Basketball Championship as a sophomore ... High school basketball teammate with former LSU hoops standout Darrel Mitchell ... Coached by Carroll Delahoussaye.

PERSONAL
Full name is Early Joseph Doucet, III ... Born Oct. 28, 1985, in New Iberia ... Parents are Early Doucet, Jr., and Caroline Durand ... His grandfather was also named Early ... Has five siblings, Carla, Penelope, Earlette, Whittney, and Brittany ... Majoring in sports studies.

RECEIVING CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 9 vs. Mississippi St., 2007
Yards: 115 vs. Notre Dame, 2006
Touchdowns: 2, twice
Long: 58 vs. Notre Dame, 2007

RUSHING CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 2 vs. Florida, 2006
Yards: 17 vs. Tulane, 2006
Touchdowns: 1, twice
Long: 17 vs. Tulane, 2006

DOUCET’S CAREER RECEIVING AND RUSHING STATS

 
RECEIVING
RUSHING
Year
G-GS
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG
2004
12-3
18
257
2
27
0
0
0
0
2005
12-7
26
389
5
40
1
5
0
5
2006
13-5
59
772
8
58
8
59
2
17
2007

10-9

57

525

5

34

3

-3

0

4

Totals
47-24
160
1,943
20
58
12
61
2
17

DOUCET’S CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATS

Kickoff Returns

Punt Returns

Year
No.
Yds.
TD

LG

No.

Yds.

TD

LG

2004

0
0
0

0

1

16

0

16

2005

0
0
0

0

0

0

0

0

2006

12
202
0

36

2

-1

0

1

2007

1

18

0

18

1

5

0

5

Totals

12
202
0

36

4

20

0

16

DOUCET’S CAREER PASSING STATS

Year
Att.
Comp.
Yds.

TD

LG

2004

0
0
0

0

0

2005

0
0
0

0

0

2006

0
0
0

0

0

2007

1

1

35

0

35

Totals

1
1
35

0

35

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