Breaux Bridge tradition lives on with Dural

Redshirt junior receiver Travin Dural is continuing a family tradition of crossing the basin, going from Breaux Bridge High School to LSU and leaving his mark.

HOOVER, Ala. – Fans of LSU are quite used to seeing Breaux Bridge's finest Tigers on the gridiron turning into Tigers in Baton Rouge of the Bengal variety.

Three veterans on LSU's 2015 roster (WR Travin Dural, LB Lamar Louis, DT Quentin Thomas) are products of Breaux Brige High School, one of the most recognizable prep programs in the state.

The best of that trio, Dural, is coming off a productive season in 2014, a campaign that also showcased his versatility.

The 6-foot-2, 192-pound receiver was the team leader in almost every receiving category, including receptions (37), yards (758) and touchdowns (seven). Dural, who averaged 20.5 yards per catch, also became a threat on the ground toward season's end, taking 10 jet sweeps for 111 yards.

For LSU's best returning receiver, it's simply been about following the path those before him blazed.

"A bunch of my relatives from Breaux Bridge came to LSU," Dural reminded during an interview Tuesday on "Bumper to Bumper Sports" on 103.7 FM (KLWB) in Lafayette.

"It was just a legacy they left here. Those guys came here, they did what they needed to do, they handled their business, went to school and stayed out of trouble. That really set it up for me.

"It was basically just following in the footsteps of my relatives – Domanick Davis, Charles Alexander, Jessie Daniels, Jonathan Zenon, those guys. It's just about trying to leave my legacy and my mark like those guys did."

Click on the link below to listen to Dural's full interview with TSD's Ben Love.

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