LaFell started 35-of-51 games at Louisiana State, catching 175 passes for 2,517 yards (14.38-yard average) and 25 touchdowns, as he added 37 yards with a score on eight carries (4.63-yard average), had a 10-yard kickoff return and recorded an assisted tackle … His 175 receptions rank third in school history behind Wendell Davis (183, 1984-87) and Michael Clayton (182, 2001-03) … His 63 catches in 2008 placed eighth on the Tigers’ season-record chart … His 57 grabs in 2009 rank 12th on that list … LaFell’s 12 receptions vs. Troy in 2008 rank fourth on the LSU game-record list, topped by Josh Reed (19 vs. Alabama, 2001), Wendell Davis (14 vs. Ole Miss, 1986) and Jerel Myers (13 vs. Auburn, 1999) … His 2,517 receiving yards rank fifth in school history behind Josh Reed (3,001 yards, 1999-2001), Wendell Davis (2,708, 1984-87), Eric Martin (2,625, 1981-84) and Michael Clayton (2,582, 2001-03) … His 929 yards receiving in 2008 rank 10th on the school season-record chart … LaFell’s 25 touchdown catches are the second-highest total in LSU history, surpassed by Dwayne Bowe (26, 2003-06) … Only Bowe (12 in 2006) had more touchdown reception in a season than LaFell’s eleven in 2009.
All-Southeastern Conference second-team choice by the league’s coaches and the Associated Press … Started all 13 games at the “Z” receiver position, leading the team for the second-straight year with 57 receptions for 792 yards (13.89-yard average) and 11 touchdowns, the second-best touchdown-producing season by a Tigers receiver … Had 92 passes targeted to him (caught 61.96% of them), as the opposition deflected eight of those attempts and the receiver dropped three other tosses … Caught at least two passes in every game, extending his consecutive game streak of at least one reception to 41 games … Converted 6-of-15 third-down throws and registered 37 first downs, as a total of 33 of his catches were good for at least 10 yards, including 15 for 20 yards or longer … Had nine receptions inside the red zone, including one on a goal-line play … Credited with key receptions that led to 14 touchdown drives and on four possessions that produced LSU field goals … Added 13 yards on five carries (2.6-yard average) and recorded an assisted tackle while scoring a career-high 68 points … Ranked sixth in the conference in receiving yardage (60.92 yards per game) and fifth in receptions (4.38 rebounds per game).
All-SEC first-team selection by the Associated Press … Took over “Z” receiver duties, starting all but the Auburn contest … Caught a career-high 63 passes (eighth-best season total in school history) for 929 yards (ranks 10th on the LSI season-record list), as he averaged 14.75 yards per reception that included eight touchdowns … Finished second in the SEC in receiving yardage (71.46 yards per game) and third in receptions (4.85 rebounds per game) … Carried twice for 6 yards, scored 48 points and returned the only kickoff he field during his career 10 yards in the Auburn clash … Had at least two catches in each of thirteen games and twice gained over 100 yards receiving.
LaFell played in all fourteen games, sharing receiving duties with Demetrius Byrd and Early Doucet, as he started nine times … Ranked second on the squad with 50 receptions and led the Tigers with 656 yards (13.12-yard average), as he found the end zone four times … Also scored on an 18-yard reverse, the first time he ever carried the ball out of the backfield.
Selected to the Freshman All-SEC team by the league’s coaches … Appeared in eleven games, missing the Kentucky and Fresno State clashes, as he earned his only starting assignment for 2006 vs. Alabama … Caught five passes for 140 yards (28.0 avg) and a pair of touchdowns … Both scoring grabs were for a distance of 58 yards – the first coming vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and the second in the Sugar Bowl 41-14 triumph over Notre Dame …
Also had one reception in each of the Arizona (9 yards), Tulane (11) and Alabama (4) contests.
Redshirted as a freshman.