Position
Cornerback
Height
6'0
Weight
178 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Brusly, La.
High School
Brusly HS

Returns as LSU’s starter at right cornerback … Gives the Tigers a player with a great deal of experience in the secondary … Mature player who understands and knows the LSU defense … Has good cover skills and is a big-play player … Hard-nosed player who plays with a great deal of heart and pride … Not the most talented guy on the field, but plays all out on every snap.

JUNIOR SEASON (2002)
Starter at left cornerback in 11 of 13 games … Started at free safety vs. Auburn … In all, played in 13 games with 12 starts … Played safety in LSU’s sub packages … Recorded 64 tackles, including one for a loss … Had four quarterback hurries and 11 pass breakups … Posted season-high eight tackles on three different occasions – vs. Miami (Ohio), Kentucky and Ole Miss … Had six tackles each in wins over Florida and South Carolina.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2001)
Versatile defensive back who has a knack for coming up with the big play … Played in all 13 games with one start … Started as LSU’s fifth defensive back vs. Arkansas … In 35 defensive plays vs. Illinois in the Sugar Bowl, forced one fumble, returned a fumble 19 yards to setup an LSU touchdown and had an interception … Also added a pair of tackles … Had five tackles vs. Tennessee in SEC title game … Finished regular season with 25 tackles, one sack and a pair of interceptions … Played only eight snaps vs. Utah State and recorded five tackles, one interception, one sack and forced a fumble … Intercepted a pass vs. Ole Miss, only the second interception of the season for Eli Manning.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2000)
A true freshman who saw action in five games in 2000 – vs. Western Carolina, Houston, Florida, Kentucky and Mississippi State … Registered two tackles from the defensive back position … Originally came to LSU as a running back … One of seven true freshmen to see action on the Tiger defense.

HIGH SCHOOL
First Team All-District as a junior and senior … Also First Team All-Metro both years … Letter four years in football, three in weightlifting, two in baseball and one in track and field … Played in only eight games as a senior due to a knee injury but still managed to rush for 1,067 yards and 13 touchdowns … Also caught three touchdown passes and ran back two punts for scores … Coached in high school by Brady Perry.

PERSONAL
Full name is Randall Jerome Gay, Jr. … Born on May 5, 1982, in Baton Rouge … Majoring in marketing … Has one brother – Terrence and a sister – Erica.

Gay’s Career Defensive Stats

Year
Class
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
Int

2000
Fr.
5-0
1
1
2
0
0
0

2001
So.
12-1
17
8
25
1-7
1-7
2-0

2002
Jr.
13-12
46
18
64
1-1
0-0
0

TOTALS

29-13
64
27
91
2-8
1-7
2-0

Randall Gay’s Career Game-by-Game Stats

2000 UT AS Tot TBL Sck Int PD FR
W. Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
at Auburn Did not play
UAB Did not play
Tennessee Did not play
at Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kentucky 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Miss. State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama Did not play
at Ole Miss Did not play
at Arkansas Did not play
Ga. Tech (Peach) Did not play

2001 UT AS Tot TBL Sck Int PD FR
Tulane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Utah State 2 0 2 1-7 1-7 1-0 1 0
at Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
at Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
at Miss. State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ole Miss 6 2 8 0 0 1-0 1 0
at Alabama 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Tennessee 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Auburn 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Tennessee (SEC) 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois (Sugar) 2 0 2 0 0 1-0 3 1-19

2002 UT AS Tot TBL Sck Int PD FR
at Virginia Tech 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
The Citadel 5 1 6 0 0 0 1 0
Miami (Ohio) 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
Miss. State 3 1 4 0 0 0 2 0
UL-Lafayette 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
at Florida 5 1 6 0 0 0 1 0
South Carolina 3 3 6 1-1 0 0 0 0
at Auburn 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
at Kentucky 4 4 8 0 0 0 2 0
Alabama 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
Ole Miss 6 2 8 0 0 0 2 0
at Arkansas 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
Texas (Cotton) 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

 

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