Position
Wide Receiver
Height
6'1
Weight
173 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Houston, Texas
High School
Westbury HS

LSU CAREER
Two-sport standout (football and track) during his career at LSU … Capped his track career in the spring of 2005 as the most decorated track and field performer in school history … Earned a total of 14 All-America honors in four years as a member of the LSU track and field team from 2002-05 … A five-time NCAA Champion on the oval … On the track in 2005, was the national runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles for the second straight year, and the third time in his career, clocking a school record and personal best time of 47.67 … In four years as a member of the LSU track and field team, was a part of 4 national champion relay teams – the 4×400 in 2003 and 2005 and the 4×100 in 2002 and 2003  … Member of LSU’s national champion outdoor track and field team in 2002 and LSU’s national champion indoor team in 2004 … Participated in the Olympics in Athens, Greece last August, finishing eighth in the 400-meter hurdle finals … Saw action as a wide receiver and on special teams on the gridiron … Finished career with 17 catches for 341 yards and 3 TDs … Played in a total of 43 games during his career with 2 starts.

SENIOR SEASON (2005)
Speedster who enjoyed a breakout season in 2005 … Played in 13 games with 2 starts … Had career-highs for receptions (12), receiving yards (292) and touchdowns (3) for the Tigers … Ranked first on team by averaging 22.5 yards per reception … Caught first TD pass of career against Florida on a 43-yard pass from JaMarcus Russell … Had a 50-yard TD reception against Ole Miss and then followed that with a 55-yard touchdown reception against Arkansas … His 3 touchdown receptions averaged 49 yards per score … Caught at least 1 pass in 9 of LSU’s 13 games … Caught 2 passes for 80 yards in win over Ole Miss … Had a pair of catches for 52 yards in victory over Florida.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
Participated in the Olympics in August of 2004, missing all of fall camp … Returned to the gridiron a week later and saw action against Oregon State in a backup role … Played in 10 games for the Tigers … Caught only pass of season vs. Mississippi State, a 20-yard reception … Had 5 tackles on special teams kick coverage for the Tigers …

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003)
Speedster that became a consistent contributor on LSU’s special teams as the season wore on … Played in 11 games for the Tigers in 2003 … Did not record any offensive statistics for the Tigers … Did however make his mark on kickoff and punt coverage … Recorded 8 special teams tackles for LSU, including 3 in win over Ole Miss and 1 against Oklahoma in the national championship game.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
Caught three passes for 28 yards in nine games for LSU in 2002 … Caught 1 pass for 12 yards in first collegiate game against Virginia Tech and had 2 receptions for 16 yards in win over Louisiana-Lafayette … Played a key role in LSU winning the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title in the spring of 2002 … Anchored LSU’s 4×100 meter relay team that won the national title and then 20 minutes later finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 48.30 … Clinched the NCAA team title for the Tigers in the last event of the meet, anchoring LSU’s third place 4×400 meter relay team … Named SEC Male Track and Field Freshman of the Year in 2002.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2001.

HIGH SCHOOL
Caught 36 passes for 967 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior … Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 and was selected an as All-American by USA Today … Rated as one of the top 125 players in the nation by Max Emfinger … First Team 5A All-State as well as a First Team All-District and All-Metro selection … 5A state champion in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 36.1 seconds … Rated as the nation’s No. 1 prep hurdler … Coached in high school by George Campbell.

PERSONAL
Full name is Bennie Jamaal Brazell … Born June 2, 1982 in Houston, Texas … Parents are Bennie Brazell and Karen Mays … Has one brother, Floyd and a sister, London … Majoring in general studies … Hobbies include reading and fishing.

Brazell’s Career Receiving Totals

Year

G-GS

Rec.

Yds.

TD

LG

2002 Fr.-RS

9-0

3

28

0

12

2003 So.

11-0

0

0

0

0

2004 Jr.

10-0

1

20

0

20

2005 Sr.

13-2

13

293

3

55

TOTALS

43-2

17

341

3

55

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