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#82 Richard Dickson
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Ocean Springs, Miss.
High School: Ocean Springs HS
Born: 11/17/1987
Richard Dickson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/12/2010

2008 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

CAREER
The most productive tight end in school history with 90 receptions for 952 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Holds the LSU tight end records for receptions (90), yards (952) and touchdowns (10) ... A four-year starter at tight end for the Tigers ... Played in 50 games with 35 starts ... Earned second-team All-SEC as a true freshman in 2006 and then again as a junior in 2008 ... Rated as one of the nation's top tight ends going into his senior season in 2009.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Had senior season slowed by injuries throughout most of the year ... Managed to play in 10 games, starting nine times ... Caught 21 passes for 157 yards ... Ranked third on the team in receptions (21) and fourth in yards (157) ... Caught at least one pass in 10 of the 11 games in which he played ... Missed two games (Alabama, Louisiana Tech) with an injury ... Tied a career high with six catches for 44 yards in his final game in Tiger Stadium vs. Arkansas  ... Only game in which he didn't catch a pass was Auburn contest ... Caught three passes twice - vs. UL-Lafayette and Georgia.  

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
One of the most productive tight ends in the SEC in 2008 ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors after catching 31 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns ... Started all 13 games at tight end ... Ranked third on the team in receptions and yards and was second on the squad in TD catches ... Capped season with four receptions for 50 yards and one TD in win over Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Caught at least three passes in five games ... Hauled in career-best six receptions for 36 yards and one score vs. Florida .... Added four catches for 43 yards and one TD vs. Mississippi State ... Caught a TD pass in three straight games – vs. Mississippi State, Florida and South Carolina ... Caught at least one pass in 12 of 13 games ... Only game in which he didn’t have a reception came in blowout win over North Texas ...

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in all 14 games with three starts at tight end for the Tigers ... Starts came against Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, and Ole Miss ... Ranked fourth on the squad with 32 catches and 375 yards ... His five receiving touchdowns tied for second on team ... The 32 catches is the third-highest total ever recorded at LSU by a tight end, trailing on Malcolm Scott (34 catches in 1981) and Mitch Andrews (34 catches in 1985) ... Capped spectacular sophomore season by catching a pair of TD passes in LSU’s win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game ... Finished game with four receptions for 44 yards ... Pulled in a career-high five passes for a career-best 69 yards versus Arkansas ... Caught four passes four times in 2007 – against South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Ohio State ... Scored TDs against South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech and Ohio State. 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Named a honorable mention Freshman All-American by the Sporting News as well as a second-team All-SEC pick by the league’s coaches ... Took over as the starter at tight end after Keith Zinger went down with a season-ending injury during the first month of the season ... Excelled at the position, starting nine of the Tigers’ 13 games as a true freshman ... Caught six passes for 96 yards ... Had a career-high two catches in the Tigers’ win over Tennessee ... Pulled in a career-long 55-yard pass against Mississippi State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Arguably, the No. 1 two-way player in the state of Mississippi ... Saw action as a tight end and defensive end ... The only player from Mississippi to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Caught 39 passes for 523 yards and five touchdowns in 2005 ... Earned 2005 all-state honors on defense with 90 tackles and eight sacks ... Led his team to a 2004 Class 5A Championship appearance with 92 tackles, 15 sacks and three picks on defense and 23 catches for 399 yards and six touchdowns on offense ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen, the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 and the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team ... Coached by Steve Jones.

PERSONAL
Full name is Richard Phillip Dickson ... Parents are Dick and Cari Dickson ... Born Nov. 17, 1987 in Moss Point, Miss. ... Lists hunting and fishing as his hobbies ... Majoring in business ... Has a sister, Carly, who is in graduate school at LSU, and a brother, Travis ... Dad played football at Mississippi State in the 1970s, earning a letter in 1976, and his grandfather played football at Ole Miss.   

SEASON HIGHS
Receptions: 6 vs. Arkansas
Yards: 44 vs. Arkansas
Touchdowns: 0
Long: 12 vs. UL-Lafayette

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 6 twice vs. Arkansas, 2009; vs. Florida, 2008
Yards: 69 vs. Arkansas, 2007
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Ohio State, 2007
Long: 55 vs. Mississippi State, 2006

DICKSON’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS  

 

 

Year
G-GS
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
2006
12-9
6
96
0
55
2007
14-3
32
375
5
35
2008

13-13

31

324

5

25

2009

11-10
21
157
0
12

Totals

50-35
90
952
10
55
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