Position
Wide Receiver
Height
6'3
Weight
206 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Houston, Texas
High School
Lamar HS

2009 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP)
2008 First-Team All-SEC (AP)
2006 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

CAREER
One of the most productive receivers in school history with 175 career receptions for 2,517 yards and 25 touchdowns … Ranked No. 2 in school history in receiving touchdowns (25), No. 3 in receptions (175), and No. 5 in receiving yards (2,517) … Led LSU in receiving yards for three years from 2007 to 2009 … First Team All-SEC in 2008 and a second-team pick in 2009 … Ended his career by catching at least one pass in 41 straight games, a streak that dated back to the Sugar Bowl win over Notre Dame to end the 2006 season … Invited to participate in the Senior Bowl … Graduated in December of 2009 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
One of the top receivers in the nation …A second-team All-SEC selection … Played and started all 13 games for LSU in 2009 … Led Tigers and ranked among the leaders in the SEC with 57 receptions for 792 yards and 11 touchdowns … The 11 touchdowns tie for the second-highest single-season total in school history, just one shy of tying the mark of 12 held by Dwayne Bowe … Caught at least two passes in every game in 2009, running his streak of games with at least two receptions to 40 … Scored at least one TD in eight of the 13 games, including a pair of touchdowns in games against Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State and Tulane … Hauled in four catches for 70 yards and one touchdown against Arkansas … Had five catches for 75 yards at Ole Miss … Grabbed two passes for 54 yards and one touchdown versus Louisiana Tech … Hauled in four passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns versus Tulane … Caught six passes for 67 yards and one TD against Auburn … First LSU player with five TD receptions through four games since Carlos Carson had six TD catches through four games in 1977 … With two TD receptions against Mississippi State and UL-Lafayette, he became the first LSU player with back-to-back multi-TD reception games since Eddie Fuller had two TD catches against Ole Miss and Alabama in 1989 … Hauled in six receptions for a season-high 101 yards and a career-high tying two touchdowns at Mississippi State … Also tied his career-long reception with a 58-yard TD catch at Mississippi State … Caught three passes for 57 yards and a career-high tying two touchdowns versus UL-Lafayette … Caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown against Washington.
 
JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Earned First-Team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press after putting together one of the most productive seasons for a wide receiver in school history … Caught 63 passes for 929 yards and eight touchdowns … Ranked No. 2 in the SEC in yards per game with 71.5 per contest and was No. 3 in the league with 4.8 receptions per contest … The eight TD receptions tied for most in the SEC … Played in all 13 games with 11 starts … Ran his streak of games with a catch to 28 against Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl … His 63 receptions in 2008 rank No. 8 in LSU history, while the 929 yards is the 10th highest total in school history … Caught at least two passes in every game in 2008 … Hauled in career-best 12 passes for career-high 126 yards in comeback win over Troy … The 12 catches vs. Troy were the most by a Tiger receiver since Michael Clayton had 12 against Alabama in 2003 … It also tied for the fourth-highest single-game total in school history … Had seven catches in three other games – vs. North Texas, vs. Mississippi State and vs. Florida … Went over 100-yard mark twice – vs. Troy (126 yards on 12 catches) and vs. Mississippi State (100 yards on 7 catches) … Had big game vs. Auburn with four catches for 92 yards, including an 18-yard catch-and-run TD with just over a minute left to lift LSU to a 26-21 comeback win … Had season-long 43-yard TD reception vs. Georgia.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in all 14 games with nine starts … First on team in receiving yards (656) and second in receptions (50) … Caught four TD passes and averaged 13.1 yards a reception … Had a breakout game in LSU’s win over Virginia Tech … Caught seven passes for 125 yards, both of which marked career highs … The 100-yard game was the first of his career … Caught 10-yard TD pass against Ohio State in the third quarter that put the Tigers up for good at 17-10 … Had five catches go for 80 yards and a score in the win over Louisiana Tech … Also had touchdown catches against both Mississippi State and Arkansas … Led the team with four catches and 76 yards against Tulane … Scored the first rushing touchdown of his career against MTSU, running 18 yards for the score.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2006)
Saw action in 11 of the Tigers’ 13 games … Earned his first career start against Alabama … On the year, caught five passes that went for 140 yards and two touchdowns … Had one of the most impressive starts to a playing career at LSU, catching a 58-yard touchdown reception on his first career play from scrimmage against Louisiana-Lafayette in week one … Matched that 58-yard effort in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to record his second TD grab of the season … Also had catches against Arizona, Tulane and Alabama … Named to the Freshman All-SEC team.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the most underrated wide receivers in the nation … Member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 and named first-team All-Greater Houston Area in 2004 … Named to Tom Lemming’s Prep All-America team … Caught 46 passes for 1,116 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior … Proved to be a valuable defensive back, pulling down eight interceptions and returning four for touchdowns, including one for 87 yards … Returned punts of 65 and 58 yards for touchdowns … Recorded seven catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns against Bellaire High on Oct. 22 … As a junior, hauled in 49 passes for 552 yards and 15 touchdowns … Also a standout point guard on the basketball team … Coached by Tom Nolen.

PERSONAL
Full name is Brandon Josiah LaFell … Born Nov. 4, 1986, in Houston … Mom is Joyce Hicks … Nickname is Jo Jo.
 
RECEIVING CAREER HIGHS 
Receptions: 12 vs. Troy, 2008
Yards: 126 vs. Troy, 2008
Touchdowns: 2, five times
Long: 58, three times

RUSHING CAREER HIGHS 
Attempts: 3 vs. Vanderbilt, 2009
Yards: 18 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2007
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2007
Long: 18 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2007 

RUSHING SEASON HIGHS
Attempts: 3 vs. Vanderbilt
Yards: 13 vs. Vanderbilt
Touchdowns: 0
Long: 7 vs. Vanderbilt

CAREER HIGHS
Attempts: 3 vs. Vanderbilt, 2009
Yards: 18 vs. MTSU, 2007
Touchdowns: 1 vs. MTSU, 2007
Long: 18 vs. MTSU, 2007 

LAFELL’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

Year

G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
LG

2005

Redshirt Season

2006

11-1
5
140
2
58

2007

14-9
50
656
4
58

2008

13-11
63
929
8
43

2009

13-13

57

792

11

58

Totals

51-34
175
2,517
25
58

 

LAFELL’S CAREER RUSHING STATS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2005

Redshirt Season

2006

11-1
0
0
0
0

2007

14-9
1
18
1
18

2008

13-11
2
6
0
4

2009

13-13

5

13

0

7

Totals

51-34
8
37
1
18

 

LAFELL’S CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATS

Year

No.
Yds.
TD
LG

2005

2006

0
0
0
0

2007

0
0
0
0

2008

1
10
0
10

2009

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

1
10
0
10

 

 

 

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