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#12 Jonathan Giles Season 2024

Wide Receiver
Missouri City, Texas
Previous School
Texas Tech
High School
Elkins HS

Transfer from Texas Tech that saw his first game action with the Tigers in 2018 … Played in 13 games with four starts … Joined the Tigers for the 2017 season but practiced only due to NCAA transfer rules … Was a 1,000-yard receiver at Texas Tech in 2016 as he caught 69 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 TDs.

Played in 13 games with four stars … Caught 10 passes for 59 yards and returned 13 punts for 92 yards … Had season-high three catches for 12 yards vs. Florida … Added four punt returns for 44 yards, including a season-long of 22 yards against the Gators … Caught a pair of passes against both Auburn (10 yards) and Texas A&M (12 yards) … Season-long reception of 15 yards vs. Rice.

Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules … Practiced with the team all season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016 at Texas Tech)
Transformed into not only Texas Tech’s leading receiver as a sophomore but one of the best wide outs in the country … Appeared in all 12 games, including seven starts … Led the Red Raiders with 1,158 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on 69 catches … Marked the most receiving yards since 2013 … His 13 touchdowns were the most by since 2012 … Also led the team with 1,158 all-purpose yards … Averaged 96.5 yards per game through the air … Led the team with 14 or more plays that went over 25 yards … Ranked among the top 50 players in five different statistical categories … Was 14th nationally in receiving touchdowns, 18th in receiving yards per game, 24th in receiving yards and 37th in receptions per game (5.8) … Ended the year 50th in yards per reception (16.8) and 57th for total touchdowns (13) … Ranked ninth all-time for single-season receiving yards … His 13 touchdowns tied for the fourth-most in program history … Caught four receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in season opener against Stephen F. Austin … Made nine catches for 71 yards and a touchdown at Arizona State … Hauled in a career-high three touchdowns against Louisiana Tech as part of six catches for 186 yards, another career high … Had a big day against the Bulldogs included a 64-yard touchdown strike that was his longest of his career … Posted 150 receiving yards versus No. 12 Oklahoma State in 2015 … Had an even bigger performance in Big 12 opener against Kansas … Recorded career highs with 12 catches for 219 yards against the Jayhawks … Was the first time a Red Raider posted 200 receiving yards in a Big 12 contests since Michael Crabtree and Danny Amendola both did so against Oklahoma State in 2007 … His 12 catches against the Jayhawks was tied for the second-highest single game total in the Big 12 … Had four games with at least two touchdowns … Totaled four receptions for 49 yards at Kansas State … Put together another 100-yard outing against West Virginia with eight catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns … Followed with 10 catches for 167 yards and two touchdowns the next week versus Oklahoma … Played a significant part in a Red Raider offense that set a new school record with 854 yards of total offense … Posted two catches for 10 yards at TCU before adding five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown against Texas … Nearly eclipsed the 100-yard mark again at Oklahoma State after finishing with five receptions for 94 yards … Ended the season with four catches for 82 yards and a touchdown against Baylor … Earned second team All-Big 12 honors by the conference coaches, ESPN and the Associated Press … Was added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list midway through the season.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015 at Texas Tech)
One of three Red Raider true freshmen receivers to see action during season … Caught 15 passes for 143 yards (9.5 yards per catch) and three touchdowns on year … Hauled in two passes for 12 yards in collegiate debut against Sam Houston State … Set a season high with three receptions against TCU … Totaled 12 yards on those three catches, matching his previous high from earlier in the year … Posted three receptions for career-high 38 yards against Baylor … Recorded first career touchdown reception off a 13-yard pass from Davis Webb in the fourth quarter … Caught a pair of touchdown passes in victory over Iowa State … Multi-touchdown performance was part of a five catch, 590-yard day … Did not make his way into the receiving stats against Oklahoma State but did find the endzone on a crucial two-point conversion in the fourth quarter … Snagged two passes for 22 yards in the win at Texas.

Attended Fort Bend Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas … Three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports … Two-time District 23-5A MVP … Finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year … Academic All-American … Threw for 2,196 yards (174-of-266) and 17 touchdowns as a quarterback in 2014 … Rushed for 758 yards on 113 carries and scored 15 touchdowns that season as well.

Born Sept. 4, 1996 … Majoring in sport administration.

Jonathan Giles’ Career Highs (at LSU)
Receptions: 3 vs. Florida, 2018
Receiving Yards: 15 vs. Rice, 2018
Long Reception: 15 vs. Rice
Receiving TDs: 0
Punt Returns: 4 vs. Florida, 2018
Punt Return Yards: 41 vs. Florida, 2018
Long Punt Return: 22, 2x (Last: vs. Florida, 2018; First: vs. Miami, 2018)

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