Tight End/Center
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 280lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Catholic HS
Experience: 4 Letters


Versatile offensive lineman who spent time at three different positions during his career tight end, center and guard ... Played tight end as both a junior and senior and mainly in short-yardage situations ... For career, played in 39 games with no starts, including all 13 games in both 2005 and 2006.

Versatile offensive lineman who has settled in at tight end this year ... Played in all 13 games for the Tigers ... Called on in short-yardage situations ... Also key member of LSU’s special teams.

Played in all 13 games with no starts ... Did not record any offensive statistics for the Tigers ... Tremendous blocker from the tight end position in short-yardage situations.

Played in six games ... Played a season-high 26 snaps against Mississippi State with 1 pancake and 2 knockdowns ... Played 14 snaps against Arkansas State, 7 vs. Alabama, 1 vs. Ole Miss, 11 against Arkansas and 1 against Iowa in the Capital One Bowl ... In 60 snaps from scrimmage, did not allow a sack and wasn't called for a penalty ... In all, had 7 pancakes and 4 knockdowns for the season.

Redshirt freshman that played in seven games for the Tigers ... In on 64 snaps on offense and recorded 2 pancakes and 10 knockdowns ... Played a career-high 26 plays and had 1 pancake and 5 knockdowns in win over Arizona ... Had 14 snaps vs. UL-Monroe and 11 vs. South Carolina ... Other action came against Mississippi State (two plays), Louisiana Tech (six plays), Alabama (four plays) and Georgia in the SEC title game (one snap).

Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2002.

One of the nation's top defensive lineman ... Ranked as the nation's No. 18 defensive tackle prospect by ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... First-team all-district and honorable mention 5A all-state as a senior ... Recorded 62 tackles, 12 going for losses, and 3 sacks in leading Catholic High School to the quarterfinals of the Louisiana 5A high school playoffs ... Also had 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery ... Member of the Catholic track and field team ... Coached by Dale Weiner.

Full name is Douglas Allen Planchard ... Born on July 31, 1983, in Baton Rouge ... Parents are Greg and Kay Planchard, both are graduates of LSU ... Has one sister, Jill, who also attends LSU ... Majoring in general studies.

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