Position
Tight End
Height
6'3
Weight
240 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Ocean Springs, Miss.
High School
Ocean Springs HS

2008 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

CAREER
The most productive tight end in school history with 90 receptions for 952 yards and 10 touchdowns … Holds the LSU tight end records for receptions (90), yards (952) and touchdowns (10) … A four-year starter at tight end for the Tigers … Played in 50 games with 35 starts … Earned second-team All-SEC as a true freshman in 2006 and then again as a junior in 2008 … Rated as one of the nation’s top tight ends going into his senior season in 2009.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Had senior season slowed by injuries throughout most of the year … Managed to play in 10 games, starting nine times … Caught 21 passes for 157 yards … Ranked third on the team in receptions (21) and fourth in yards (157) … Caught at least one pass in 10 of the 11 games in which he played … Missed two games (Alabama, Louisiana Tech) with an injury … Tied a career high with six catches for 44 yards in his final game in Tiger Stadium vs. Arkansas  … Only game in which he didn’t catch a pass was Auburn contest … Caught three passes twice – vs. UL-Lafayette and Georgia.  

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
One of the most productive tight ends in the SEC in 2008 … Earned second-team All-SEC honors after catching 31 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns … Started all 13 games at tight end … Ranked third on the team in receptions and yards and was second on the squad in TD catches … Capped season with four receptions for 50 yards and one TD in win over Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl … Caught at least three passes in five games … Hauled in career-best six receptions for 36 yards and one score vs. Florida …. Added four catches for 43 yards and one TD vs. Mississippi State … Caught a TD pass in three straight games – vs. Mississippi State, Florida and South Carolina … Caught at least one pass in 12 of 13 games … Only game in which he didn’t have a reception came in blowout win over North Texas …

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in all 14 games with three starts at tight end for the Tigers … Starts came against Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, and Ole Miss … Ranked fourth on the squad with 32 catches and 375 yards … His five receiving touchdowns tied for second on team … The 32 catches is the third-highest total ever recorded at LSU by a tight end, trailing on Malcolm Scott (34 catches in 1981) and Mitch Andrews (34 catches in 1985) … Capped spectacular sophomore season by catching a pair of TD passes in LSU’s win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game … Finished game with four receptions for 44 yards … Pulled in a career-high five passes for a career-best 69 yards versus Arkansas … Caught four passes four times in 2007 – against South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, and Ohio State … Scored TDs against South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech and Ohio State. 

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Named a honorable mention Freshman All-American by the Sporting News as well as a second-team All-SEC pick by the league’s coaches … Took over as the starter at tight end after Keith Zinger went down with a season-ending injury during the first month of the season … Excelled at the position, starting nine of the Tigers’ 13 games as a true freshman … Caught six passes for 96 yards … Had a career-high two catches in the Tigers’ win over Tennessee … Pulled in a career-long 55-yard pass against Mississippi State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Arguably, the No. 1 two-way player in the state of Mississippi … Saw action as a tight end and defensive end … The only player from Mississippi to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Caught 39 passes for 523 yards and five touchdowns in 2005 … Earned 2005 all-state honors on defense with 90 tackles and eight sacks … Led his team to a 2004 Class 5A Championship appearance with 92 tackles, 15 sacks and three picks on defense and 23 catches for 399 yards and six touchdowns on offense … Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen, the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 and the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team … Coached by Steve Jones.

PERSONAL
Full name is Richard Phillip Dickson … Parents are Dick and Cari Dickson … Born Nov. 17, 1987 in Moss Point, Miss. … Lists hunting and fishing as his hobbies … Majoring in business … Has a sister, Carly, who is in graduate school at LSU, and a brother, Travis … Dad played football at Mississippi State in the 1970s, earning a letter in 1976, and his grandfather played football at Ole Miss.   

SEASON HIGHS
Receptions: 6 vs. Arkansas
Yards: 44 vs. Arkansas
Touchdowns: 0
Long: 12 vs. UL-Lafayette

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 6 twice vs. Arkansas, 2009; vs. Florida, 2008
Yards: 69 vs. Arkansas, 2007
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Ohio State, 2007
Long: 55 vs. Mississippi State, 2006

DICKSON’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS    

Year
G-GS
Rec.
Yds.
TD
LG
2006
12-9
6
96
0
55
2007
14-3
32
375
5
35
2008 13-13 31 324 5 25
2009
11-10
21
157
0
12
Totals
50-35
90
952
10
55
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