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#11 Brian Thomas Jr. Season 2024

Wide Receiver
Walker, La.
High School
Walker HS

2024 NFL Draft: Round 1, Pick No. 23 Overall by Jacksonville Jaguars
2023 Third-Team All-America (AP)

2023 Second-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches)
2023 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist

Selected in the first round with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars … Joined teammates Jayden Daniels (No. 2 overall and Malik Nabers (No. 6 overall) as LSU’s first round draft picks in 2024.

A big-play threat in LSU’s passing game who developed into a first round draft pick in his 3 years with the Tigers … Teamed with Malik Nabers to give LSU the most productive wide receiver tandem in college football in 2023 … The duo combined for 157 receptions, 2,746 yards and 31 touchdowns … Was a big part of Jayden Daniels being awarded the Heisman Trophy in 2023 … Played a key role in LSU leading the nation in scoring (45.5) and total offense (543.5) and ranking No. 3 in passing offense (338.9) in 2023 … In 2023, Thomas and Nabers came only the third pair of receivers in LSU history to each top the 1,000-yard mark in the same season … They joined Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry (2013) and Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson (2019) as 1,000-yard receivers in same season … Third-Team All-America by AP and Second-Team All-SEC by AP and the SEC Coaches … Big target for the Tigers who possesses tremendous speed and great hands … Creates mismatches with cornerbacks due to his size … Outstanding leaping ability and rarely gets beat on a 50-50 ball … A gifted natural athlete who also excelled in basketball in high school … Turned down opportunity to play Division I basketball at a number of schools to attend LSU … Appeared in 38 games in 3 years with the Tigers, starting 27 times … 127 career receptions for 1,897 yards and 24 TDs … The 24 TDs tie Justin Jefferson for No. 3 in program history … Majoring in sports administration.

Played in 13 games with 12 starts … Led the nation in receiving TDs with 17 … The 17 TDs rank No. 3 in single-season LSU history … Caught a touchdown pass in 10 of LSU’s 13 games with career-best 3 at Ole Miss … Caught 68 passes for 1,177 yards … His 1,177 yards ranks No. 10 in program history for a single-season … Ranked No. 13 nationally in receiving yards and No. 15 in yards per game (90.5) … Had 6 100-yard games with career-best 150 yards and 2 TDs on 6 receptions in win over Florida …. Opened season with 142 yards and a TD on 7 receptions vs. Florida State … Caught 5 passes for 133 yards and 2 TDs in win over Arkansas …. Scored on consecutive 49-yard receptions in win over Arkansas … First came with 30 seconds left in the first half and second came just a minute into second half … Caught career-high 8 passes for 124 yards and 3 scores, including 2 in the first half, at Ole Miss … Hauled in a career-long 86-yard TD reception in win over Army, catching 3 passes for 122 yards … Had 103 yards and a TD on 4 catches vs. Army … Hauled in a 23-yard TD pass from Jayden Daniels against Texas A&M to put the Tigers up for good at 28-24 at the 11:52 mark in the fourth quarter … Capped season with 8 receptions for 98 yards and what proved be the game-winning TD – a 4-yard pass from Garrett Nussmeier – with 3:08 remaining in the game … Ranked No. 6 nationally in plays of 40-yards or more with 6 and was No. 14 in plays of 30-plus yards with 11 … Part of a trio – joined by Nabers and Kyren Lacy – to become the first threesome in LSU history with 100 receiving yards and a TD in same game when the did it vs. Georgia State … With Thomas and Nabers each topping the 1,000-yard mark, LSU was joined by Oregon as the only programs with 2 players to reach the milestone in 2023.

Appeared in 13 games with 6 starts … Fourth on team in receptions with 31 … Had 361 receiving yards and 5 TDs … Caught a pass in all but 2 games (at Auburn, vs. Alabama) … Opened season with 5 receptions for 44 yards vs. Florida State … Had 5 catches for 37 yards vs. Tennessee … Caught 4 passes against UAB (21 yards) and Purdue in Citrus Bowl (31 yards) … TD receptions vs. came Southern (44 yards), New Mexico (57 yards), Florida (24 yards), UAB (5 yards) and Purdue (10 yards).

Played in 12 games, starting 9 times … The 9 starts were the most of any true freshman on the team in 2021 … Caught 28 passes for 359 yards and 2 TDs … Caught at least one pass in all but one game in which he appeared … Hauled in a 8-yard TD pass on LSU’s opening drive against Alabama, putting the Tigers up 7-0 in the first quarter … The TD reception against Alabama was the first of his career … Added a 42-yard reception in the third quarter in win over ULM … Caught 1 pass for 18 yards in collegiate debut at UCLA … Caught career-best 5 passes for 32 yards vs. Auburn … Has career-high 61 yards on 4 catches in win over ULM … Capped season with 2 receptions for 15 yards vs. Kansas State in the Texas Bowl.

Two-sport standout at Walker High School just outside of Baton Rouge … Excelled in both football and basketball at Walker High School … Earned 4-stars from ESPN, Rivals and the 247Sports Composite rankings … Listed as the nation’s No. 86 high school prospect and the No. 13 wide receiver … Listed as the No. 4 player in Louisiana … Caught 30 passes for 507 yards and seven TDs as a senior in 2020 … Added a pair of rushing TDs … As a junior, hauled in 75 passes for 1,272 yards and 17 touchdowns … Caught 10 passes for 155 yards and a TD against top-ranked St. Thomas More as a senior … In his first football game at Walker – which came as a sophomore in 2018 – caught four passes for 278 yards and three TDs (89, 63, and 75 yards) … Selected to participate in the 2021 Adidas All-American Bowl … On the basketball court as a freshman, helped Walker to a 33-4 mark and the 2018 5A championship, the first in school history … Named Most Outstanding Player in state title game in 2018 after scoring 20 points and grabbing eight rebounds in win over Landry-Walker … As a sophomore, had 29 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Thibodaux High School in 2019 5A state title game … Named second team 5A All State as junior … Scored more than 1,000 points in each of his three seasons of basketball … Coached in high school by Chad Mahaffey.

Brian Thomas’ Career Highs
Receptions: 8, 2x (Last: vs. Wisconsin, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl; First: at Ole Miss, 2023)
Receiving Yards: 150 vs. Florida, 2023
Receiving TDs: 3 at Ole Miss, 2023
Longest Reception: 86 vs. Army, 2023

Brian Thomas’ 100-Yard Games
150 (6 rec.) vs. Florida, Nov. 11
142 (7 rec.) vs. Florida State, Sept. 3
133 (5 rec.) vs. Arkansas, Sept. 23
124 (8 rec.) at Ole Miss, Sept. 30
122 (3 rec.) vs. Army, Oct. 21
103 (4 rec.) vs. Georgia State, Nov. 18


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