Brandon LaFell (born
November 4, 1986, in Houston, Texas) is an American
football wide receiver.
currently attends Louisiana State University in his senior year.
LaFell is considered one
of the best wide receivers in his class, and draws comparisons to
High school career
LaFell attended Lamar
in Houston, where he caught 46 passes for 1,116
yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. Also starring on special
teams, he returned punts of 65 and 58 yards for touchdowns. LaFell
was a member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100 and named first-team
All-Greater Houston Area in 2004.
Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com
, LaFell was listed as the No. 32
wide receiver prospect in the nation.
initial year at LSU, LaFell saw action in 11 of the Tigers’ 13
games in 2006. His first career play was a 58-yard touchdown
reception against Louisiana-Lafayette
week one. On the year, LaFell caught five passes that went for 140
yards and two touchdowns. He received Freshman All-SEC honors by
In 2007, LaFell played in all 14 games with nine starts. He ranked
first on team in receiving yards (656) and second in receptions
(50), while catching four TD passes and averaging 13.1 yards a
reception. LaFell helped LSU to win the BCS National
As a junior, LaFell emerged as one of the top receivers in the
country, as he caught 63 passes for 929 yards and eight touchdowns.
He ranked No. 2 in the SEC in yards per game with 71.5 per contest
and was No. 3 in the league with 4.8 receptions per contest. LaFell
subsequently earned First-Team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press