LSU Gold
Wide Receiver
Youngsville, La.
High School
Southside HS

2021 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

Billed as an electric wide receiver who makes plays all over the field and didn’t disappoint as a true freshman in 2021 even though he was playing football for the first time in over a year … Missed senior season of high school football due to a transfer rule that caused him to be ruled ineligible … Poised for a breakout season in 2022 after establishing himself as one of LSU’s top receivers a year ago … Used the spring to improve as a player, but to also become more of a leader on the team … Can play either the slot or on the outside … Is a natural at the position … Very fluid, making his play look almost effortless … Much more than just a pass-catcher … Can block and is a player who must be accounted for on every down … Is a threat to score or make a big play every time he gets his hands on the ball … Reliable receiver with tremendous hands … Good after the catch … Elusive runner who is difficult to track down and tackle … 11 career appearances with 6 starts … 28 career receptions for 417 yards and 4 TDs.

Made the transition to college with ease, playing in 11 games with 6 starts as a freshman … Earned Freshman All-SEC honors … Ranked among LSU’s leaders in receptions (28), yards (417) and touchdowns (4) … Caught at least one pass in 10 of his 11 appearances … Emerged late in the season as one of LSU’s go-to receivers, catching a combined 14 passes for 245 yards and 2 scores in final 4 games of the season … Had breakout performance in win over Louisiana-Monroe with 4 receptions for career-best 143 yards and a TD … Followed that with career-best 6 receptions for 51 yards in win over Texas A&M … Closed out season with 2 catches for 17 yards and a TD against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl … Also rushed for 23 yards on 4 carries in the Texas Bowl … Other TDs came against Kentucky (41 yards) and Ole Miss (9 yards) … First career start came vs. Auburn (2 receptions for 30 yards).

Played first three years of high school football at Comeaux in Lafayette, Louisiana before transferring to Southside High School in Youngsville, Louisiana for senior season … Was unable to play football as a senior due to his transfer waiver being denied … Still managed to record a four-star rating from 247 Sports and Rivals … Rated as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Louisiana and the 18th-best overall wide receiver, according to 247 Sports … In 2019, he caught 58 passes for 1,223 yards and 21 touchdowns … Ran a 4.44 40-yard dash and has a 38-inch vertical … Played on the Louisiana Bootlegger 7-on-7 team in the summer after his sophomore season … A three-sport athlete, who participated in football, basketball, and track and field.

Malik Nabers’ Career Highs
Receptions: 6 vs. Texas A&M, 2021
Receiving Yards: 143 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2021
Receiving TDs: 1, 4x (Last: vs. Kansas State, 2022 Texas Bowl; First: at Kentucky, 2021)
Long Reception: 67 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2021

Malik Nabers’ Career Receiving Statistics
YEAR G-GS No. Yards TD Long
2021 11-6 28 417 4 67 (TD)
TOTAL 11-6 28 417 4 67 (TD)

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