2018 NFL Draft: Atlanta Falcons, 6th round (194th overall)
2017 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2017 LSU Co-Special Teams Player of the Year
One of the unsung heroes on LSU’s football team in both 2016 and 2017 … Named a permanent team captain for the 2017 LSU football team … Flourished as a versatile offensive threat in the two years he played under head coach Ed Orgeron … Made key plays as a junior and senior in the running and passing game and was a steady contributor on special teams … Played in 27 games with six starts during his career and finished with 232 yards rushing and one TD and added another 347 yards and four TDs on 26 receptions … Added 19 special teams tackles and a fumble recovery … Originally signed with LSU as a defensive back … Transitioned from defensive back to wide receiver in the spring of 2016.
SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Played in all 13 games with two starts … As a wide receiver, finished third on the team in rushing with 232 yards and a TD on 28 carries … Averaged a team-best 8.3 yards a carry … Also finished third on squad in receiving yards with 285 on 21 receptions (4th on team) … Tied for team-high honors with three receiving TDs … Made a spectacular 14-yard diving touchdown catch from Danny Etling that helped spark LSU’s comeback win over Auburn … Gage’s TD against Auburn pulled LSU to within 23-14 just before halftime … Finished with 71 rushing yards against Auburn, which included a 70-yard run in the second quarter that led to LSU’s first touchdown … Scored LSU’s first points against Florida on a 30-yard jet sweep late in the first quarter in the 17-16 victory over the Gators … Led LSU in rushing against Florida with 52 yards on six carries … Tied with Derrius Guice for most rushing yards for the Tigers (71 on 2 carries) in comeback win over Auburn … Scored on a 34-yard TD pass from Etling against Troy and added an 11-yard scoring reception from Etling against Texas A&M that gave the Tigers a 13-0 first quarter lead … Recovered a fumble on Tennessee punt return that led to LSU’s first points in the 30-10 win over the Vols ... Gage’s recovery of Tennessee punt gave the Tigers the ball at the Vol 15-yard line … Named, along with DJ Chark, as LSU’s 2017 Special Teams Player of the Year.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in 11 games with four starts … Starts came against Missouri, Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Texas A&M … Had best game of career in win over Texas A&M, hauling in five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown … Caught a 9-yard TD pass from Danny Etling in fourth quarter against the Aggies to stretch the LSU lead to 47-25 … Contributor on special teams as well, finishing season with six tackles.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in the season opener at Mississippi State … Trained as a defensive back throughout the season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Saw action in a backup role against Sam Houston State and New Mexico State as a true freshman in 2014 … Recorded two tackles against Sam Houston, one on special teams coverage and one on defense.
A solid athlete who played significantly on offense, defense and special teams for Redemptorist … A three-star prospect by Scout.com, Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports … Ranked as the 28th best player in the state of Louisiana by 247Sports and 34th in the state by Rivals … Accounted for eight interceptions and 65 total tackles on defense as a senior … Played quarterback and completed 69-of-141 passes for 740 yards and three touchdowns, and he rushed for 1,018 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2013 …Coached by Daniel Roane.
Parents are Alisa and Russell Gage Sr. … Born Jan. 22, 1996 … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
RUSSELL GAGE’S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 6, twice (Last: at Alabama, 2017; First: 6 at Florida, 2017)
Yards: 71 vs. Auburn, 2017
Long: 70 vs. Auburn, 2017
Touchdowns: 1 at Florida, 2017
RUSSELL GAGE’S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 5 at Texas A&M, 2016
Yards: 81 vs. Texas A&M, 2017
Long: 34 (TD) vs. Troy, 2017
Touchdowns: 1, four times (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2017; First: at Texas A&M, 2016)