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#47 David LaFleur Season 2024

Tight End
Westlake, La.
High School
Westlake HS

1996 First-Team All-American (Walter Camp Foundation)
1996 Third-Team All-American (AP)
1996 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP)
1994 Honorable Mention All-American (UPI)
1994 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP, Football News)

A first-team All-America selection, David LaFleur was perhaps the finest all-around tight end in the country by his senior season, possessing size, strength and speed … Also played a major role as a team leader in his senior season … A consensus All-SEC choice in 1994 and 1996, an early-season knee injury in 1995 slowed his development … Named to Coaches and AP All-SEC teams in his sophomore and senior seasons … Honorable mention UPI All-American in 1994 as a sophomore and third-team All-America by AP in 1996 as a senior … A backup to Harold Bishop in 1993, LaFleur came into his own as a sophomore … The recipient of the Toby Caston Memorial Award in 1995, given to the junior with the outstanding performance during spring drills … Suffered severe break of his ankle in a scrimmage just prior to the 1992 season, so he redshirted as a true freshman.

The tight end on the prestigious Walter Camp All-America Team … Third-team All-America by AP … LSU’s leading receiver with 30 catches for 439 yards and three TDs … Called the top tight end prospect in the 1997 NFL draft according to USA Today … The first tight end to lead LSU in receiving since 1980; Greg LaFleur, now an LSU associate AD, led the team with 18 catches that year … Caught five passes in two different games: New Mexico State and Kentucky … Stellar game vs. Kentucky as he led the Tigers in receiving with five catches for 76 yards … Longest catch of career came at Ole Miss with 59-yarder that set up LSU TD … LSU’s leading receiver against New Mexico State, he caught five passes for 54 yards and a TD, his first since 1994 … Caught four passes for 30 yards vs. Alabama … Caught two passes for 69 yards in Houston game … Led the Tigers in receiving yards at Auburn, catching three passes for 38 yards … Started every game at tight end.

An early-season injury hampered his performance in 1995, but he returned to full health by midseason … Played and started eight games in 1995 … Caught 12 passes for 120 yards … Started first game of the season at Texas A&M and caught four passes for 18 yards … Suffered knee injury in Texas A&M game that kept him sidelined for the Mississippi State, Auburn, Rice games … Returned to action in South Carolina game … Re-aggravated knee injury against Florida, but finished game … Made his first catch since opening game against Kentucky, the seventh game of the season … Finished Kentucky game with two catches for six yards … Was the Tigers’ second-leading receiver in the Alabama game with two catches for 22 yards … Had one catch for five yards in game vs. Ole Miss … Was the Tigers second-leading receiver vs. Arkansas with two catches for 57 yards.

Huge target who played in every game at tight end and started nine games (LSU did not open with a tight end in his two non-starts) … Was named All-SEC by the Associated Press, SEC coaches and Footbal News … Caught 21 passes for 263 yards and two TDs … Had his best night against Mississippi State, catching five passes for 69 yards … Another outstanding performance came against Southern Mississippi when he hauled in three passes for 59 yards with two TDs … First TE to score two TDs in a game for LSU since 1985 … Had a pair of three-catch games: at Florida (23 yards) and vs. Southern Miss (59 yards) … Two-catch games came at Auburn (29 yards), at Ole Miss (28 yards) and at Arkansas (19 yards) … Caught one pass each vs. Texas A&M, South Carolina, Kentucky, at Tulane … Caught at least one pass in all but one game (vs. Alabama).

Played in all 11 games and started one at tight end for LSU … Caught eight passes for 59 yards … Start came vs. Florida when he and Harold Bishop opened the game in a two-tight end set … Caught four passes for 28 yards and a season-long of 13 vs. Florida … Caught three passes for 21 yards at Kentucky … Also played on special teams.

Had 31 catches for 657 and eight touchdowns senior season … 81 catches for 1,758 yards and 18 TDs in career … Named winner of Bobby Dodd National High School Lineman of the Year Award by the Atlanta Touchdown Club … Consensus No. 1 prospect in Louisiana … Parade All-American … USA Today first-team All-American … Named Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year … Made 45 tackles, caused three fumbles, recovered two fumbles, made six tackles for losses and two QB sacks on defensive side of the ball … Played tight end and defensive end under coach Max Caldarera … Played center in basketball for three years and participated in shot put and discus for four years … First-team all-district three years … Honorable mention all-state as junior and first-team all-state as senior.

Full name is David Alan LaFleur … Born January 29, 1974 in Lake Charles, La. … Parents are Clayton and Sandy LaFleur … Has two siblings – Donna and Karen.



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