LSU Gold
Wide Receiver
Houston, Texas
High School
Madison HS
  • 1999 First Team Freshman All-America (Sporting News)
  • 1999 Freshman All-SEC (Knoxville News-Sentinel)

Four-year starter at wide receiver for the Tigers … Ranked fourth in school history with 149 career receptions and is eighth in the Tiger record books with 1,843 yards receiving … Played in 47 games with 46 career starts … … Set an LSU freshman record with 64 receptions for 854 yards and two touchdowns in 1999 … Graduated in December of 2002 with a degree in kinesiology … Participated in the East-West Shrine Classic in January of 2003 … Signed free agent contract with Buffalo Bills following 2003 NFL Draft in April.

Played and started in all 13 game for the Tigers … Finished with 17 catches for 181 yards … Capped career with four catches for 16 yards against Texas in the Cotton Bowl … Caught four passes for 40 yards in win over Ole Miss … Had season-long reception of 26 yards in win over South Carolina … Played in East-West Shrine Classic and led all receivers with six catches for 148 yards, which included setting up the game-winning score in the fourth quarter with a 48-yard reception down to the West 1-yard line.

Sure-handed receiver who ranked third on the team in both receptions (39) and yards (461) … Played and started in all 13 games for the Tigers … Capped junior season with four receptions for 51 yards versus Illinois in the Sugar Bowl … Had a pair of catches for 13 yards versus Tennessee … Caught two passes for 31 yards versus Auburn … Prior to that, had caught five passes in three straight games — five catches for 40 yards versus Arkansas, five receptions for 64 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown versus Alabama … Had another 5-catch game for 57 yards versus Middle Tennessee … Has caught at least one pass in 34 of his 35 career games, including all 13 in 2001 … Caught season-best eight passes for 59 yards in season-opening win over Tulane.

Played and started 11 games at wide receiver … Caught 29 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns … Caught at least one pass in 11-of-12 games during the year … The only game in which he went without a reception was against Ole Miss on Nov. 11 … Opened season with six receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns … Caught four passes for 25 yards against UAB … Had three receptions versus Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi State and Alabama … Caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Josh Booty in the first quarter of Mississippi State contest … Had season-long 45-yard reception versus Western Carolina … Capped season with four receptions for 50 yards, including a 19-yard grab, in Peach Bowl win over Georgia Tech.

A First-Team Freshman All-American choice by The Sporting News … Enjoyed the best freshman campaign of any Tiger receiver in history and established himself as one of the top young receivers in the SEC … Set an SEC freshman receiving record with 64 catches … Had one of the most prolific seasons in the history of LSU Football … Caught 64 passes for 854 yards, including two touchdowns … Averaged 77.6 yards per game receiving … Showed versatility as a return specialist … Averaged 18.0 yards per return on 12 touches … Carried the ball six times for 50 yards, including a 60-yard reverse for a touchdown … Finished with 1,120 total yards for the season (101.8 per game) … Ranked second in the SEC in receptions with 64 and 27th nationally … Also ranked fifth in the SEC in receiving yards with 854 and 38th nationally …Caught a team-high 13 catches against Auburn, including a long reception of 29 yards … Grabbed nine receptions for 124 yards, including a score against Ole Miss … Hauled in eight passes against Houston for 114 yards, including a long reception of 26 yards … Had at least four catches in every game except one … Went over the 100-yard receiving mark three times … Was named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman Team.

Member of the Houston Chronicle’s Texas Top 100 … All-District 17-5A as a quarterback … Senior season, completed 55 of 106 passes for 981 yards and six touchdowns … Rushed 83 times for 569 yards, an average of 6.8 yards per carry, for 10 rushing touchdowns in 1998 … As a junior, rushed for 189 yards on 22 carries while completing 16 of 37 pass attempts for 396 yards for seven touchdowns … Also caught nine passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns his junior year … Great versatility with ability to play both receiver and defensive back … Played high school for the powerful Madison football program in Texas … Also an accomplished baseball player and sprinter in track … Coached in high school by Ray Seals.

Full name is Erasmus Jerel Myers … Born on July 18, 1981 in Houston … Mother is Shirley Myers … Has one brother, Jamal, and a sister, Sonya … Graduated from LSU in December of 2002 with a degree in kinesiology.

Jerel Myers’ Career Receiving Totals

Year Class G-GS Rec. Yds. TD LG
1999 Fr. 11-11 64 854 2 58
2000 So. 11-10 29 347 3 45
2001 Jr. 12-12 39 461 1 34
2002 Sr. 13-13 17 181 0 26
TOTALS   47-46 149 1,843 6 5
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