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#22 LaBrandon Toefield Season 2024

Running Back
Independence, La.
High School
Independence HS
  • 2001 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches)
  • SEC Player of the Week vs. Arkansas (Nov. 23, 2001)
  • 2000 Freshman All-America, First Team (The Sporting News)
  • 2000 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Knoxville News-Sentinel)
  • SEC Player of the Week vs. Mississippi State, (Oct. 21, 2000)

Finished career at LSU with 2,149 yards rushing and 26 rushing TD’s on 511 carries … Ranked ninth in school history in rushing yards, eighth in rushing TD’s and sixth in carries … Had seven 100-yard rushing games and LSU was a perfect 7-0 in those contests … Named First Team All-SEC in 2001 and earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice during his career … Opted to forgo senior season and made himself eligible for the NFL Draft on Jan. 6, 2003.

Suffered a broken bone in his left arm during the Louisiana-Lafayette game and underwent surgery to repair the bone the following week … Returned to the field against Alabama, six weeks to the day after breaking the arm … Served with Domanick Davis as a two-headed running back for the Tigers and the two combined for 1,406 yards on 309 carries and nine touchdowns … Returned to the field against Virginia Tech to open the season after suffering a torn ACL during the 2001 SEC Championship game … Carried the ball 10 times for 46 yards and a score against the Hokies … Had 85 yards on six carries and a touchdown the next week against the Citadel … Recorded his seventh career 100-yard rushing game with 111 yards on 17 carries against Miami (Ohio) … Became the ninth player in school history to gain at least 2,000 rushing yards when he gained his first seven yards in his return against Alabama … Rushed 67 yards on 22 carries in Cotton Bowl against Texas … Scored first and only receiving TD of career against Texas in the Cotton Bowl on a 20-yard reception from Marcus Randall … Finished season with 475 yards and 2 TD’s on 116 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per rush …C aught 5 passes for 41 yards and 1 TD.

LSU’s starting tailback for 12 games … Missed miss the Sugar Bowl after tearing ACL in left knee in second quarter vs. Tennessee in SEC Championship game … A First-Team All-SEC pick at running back by both the AP and the Coaches … Rushed for 992 yards and an SEC-record tying 19 TD’s … Led the SEC in touchdowns and total points (114) and ranked second in the league in rushing yards (992) and yards per game (82.7) … Had four 100-yard games for the Tigers in 2001, all LSU victories … LSU was 8-0 in games in which Toefield played from start to finish in 2001 … Named SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 26 after rushing for 173 yards and three TD’s in 41-38 win over Arkansas … Scored on a 62-yard run on fourth play from scrimmage vs. Arkansas … Followed that with 120 yards and one TD vs. Auburn … Had a 48-yard run vs. Auburn … Broke LSU single-season rushing TD record with three scores vs. Arkansas as he surpassed the previous mark of 17 held by Charles Alexander … Rushed for 83 yards and two TD’s vs. Middle Tennessee … Had 73 yards and three TD’s in win over Alabama … Rushed for a career-best 183 yards and four TD’s, including a 70-yard scoring run, in win over Utah State … Opened season with 3 TD’s and 58 yards vs. Tulane … Rushed for 128 yards and one TD in win over Kentucky … First player in LSU history to rush for seven TD’s in first two games of year … Fastest player in LSU history to nine TD’s (took only five games) and tied Charles Alexander (1977) for fastest to 10 TD’s (six games) … Missed second half vs. Ole Miss with ankle injury.

Led all freshman running backs in the SEC with 682 yards rushing on 165 carries and five touchdowns despite missing the last two regular-season games of the year … Went down early in the first quarter against Ole Miss with a sprained knee … Sat out the Arkansas game … Returned at full strength against Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl and rushed for 78 yards on 22 carries … The 682 yards rushing ranks third among freshmen in LSU history and also ranks in the top 20 in SEC history for freshmen … Had a pair of 100-yard rushing games, both of which came against two of the toughest teams in the nation against the run – Tennessee and Mississippi State … Rushed for 120 yards and one touchdown vs. Tennessee … Scored on a 74-yard run against the Vols on a play that was named ESPN’s Play of the Week for Sept. 30 … Had 119 yards rushing and two TD’s against Mississippi State … His second TD against the Bulldogs was a 13-yard run in overtime that was the game-winner … Had 85 yards rushing on 21 carries vs. Alabama and rushed for 80 yards on 23 attempts against Houston … Has good hands out of the backfield and caught seven passes for 44 yards.

Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100, The Advocate’s Super Dozen, The Dallas Morning News’ National 100, the Times Picayune Top 20 Blue Chip List, Purple & Gold’s Second Team … Rushed for 2,800 yards and 45 touchdowns his junior year after rushing for 1,800 yards and 32 scores as a sophomore … Missed senior season with an injured knee … Coached in high school by Charles Baglio.

Full name is LaBrandon Cordell Toefield … Born on Sept. 24, 1980, in Independence, La. … Has four siblings – Michael, Reggie, Miriam and Shirley … Majoring in general studies.

Toefield’s Career Rushing and Receiving Totals

Year Class G-GS Att. Yds. TD Lg. Rec. Yds. TD Lg
2000 Fr. 10-10 165 682 5 74 7 44 0 11
2001 So. 12-11 230 992 19 70 13 148 0 31
2002 Jr. 9-2 116 475 2 59 5 41 1 20
TOTALS 31-24 511 2,149 26 74 25 233 1 31
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