Fleet-footed wideout that has a knack for making the big play … Etched his name in LSU lore with a 71-yard catch-and-run touchdown against Auburn that sparked the fourth quarter comeback for the Tigers in 2018 … Caught another big pass TD pass in Fiesta Bowl win over UCF … Fluid route runner with good hands … Has a unique ability to elude would-be tacklers … For career, has played in 34 games with eight starts … Has 37 career receptions for 432 yards and two touchdowns.
JUNIOR SEASON (2018)
Played in 13 games with five starts … Caught 22 passes for 307 yards and a pair of TDs … Hauled in a 71-yard touchdown reception against Auburn midway through the fourth quarter that pulled LSU to within 21-19 in a game the Tigers would eventually win at the buzzer … Other TD came on a 49-yard reception from Joe Burrow in the Fiesta Bowl win over UCF … The 49-yarder against UCF gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at 17-14 early in the second quarter … LSU never trailed again in that game … The 71 yard reception against Auburn was his first catch of the season and the first TD of his career … Caught career-best five passes for 31 yards in win over Rice … Finished UCF game with two receptions for 86 yards and his other reception went for 37 yards late in third quarter on third-and-nine for the Tigers … LSU kicked a field goal six plays later to extend the lead to 37-24 … Caught four passes for 42 yards in road game against Florida … Finished season with at least one reception in eight straight games, including three for nine yards vs. Alabama, two for 25 yards vs. Arkansas and two for 16 yards against Texas A&M.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
Played in all 13 games and earned three starts at wide receiver ... Finished with 125 yards receiving on 14 receptions as well as 86 yards on the ground on 15 carries ... Totaled a career-high 21 yards in the air in the season opener against BYU and on the road at Mississippi State ... Also had receptions against Syracuse, Troy, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M ... Rushed for 27 yards against Troy.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Played in eight games all in a backup role or on special teams ... Did not record any offensive statistics ... Had one tackle against Southern Miss on an interception return.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.
Versatile player in high school that excelled at multiple positions ... Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout and ESPN while Rivals listed him as a three-star recruit ... Ranked as high as the No. 9 wide receiver nationally and the No. 5 overall prospect coming out of Louisiana by 247Sports ... Racked up 2,781 yards of total offense and 33 touchdowns as a junior ... Accounted for 2,157 yards of total offense and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... Member of the 247Sports Top 247, ESPN 300 and Scout 300 ... Earned an invitation to play in the US Army All-American Game ... Member of The Advocate's 2015 Super Dozen ... Participated in Nike's The Opening, a camp for the nation's top prospects.
Parents are Ella Dillon and the late Earl Cotton ... Born Oct. 28, 1995 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
DERRICK DILLON'S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 5 vs. Rice, 2018
Receiving yards: 86 vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl
Receiving TDs: 1, 2x (Last: vs. UCF, 2019 Fiesta Bowl; First: vs. Auburn, 2018)
Long Reception: 71 (TD) vs. Auburn, 2018
DERRICK DILLON'S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Rushing attempts: 2, 4x (Last: at Alabama, 2017; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2017)
Rushing yards: 30 vs. Florida, 2017
Rushing TDs: 0
Long rush: 30 vs. Florida, 2017