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LSU Player Profile: WR Malachi Dupre

Christian profiles junior wide receiver Malachi Dupre in this edition of Tiger Blitz' Player Profiles.

Position: Wide Receiver

Size: 6-4, 195

Year: Junior - 2 letters

High School: John Curtis High School

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana


Listed as one of the top two wide receivers in the nation coming out of high school in 2014, Malachi Dupre had big shoes to fill in Baton Rouge. Now NFL Pro-Bowlers, Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. departed LSU after the 2014 season. Dupre, a dual-sport athlete at John Curtis (basketball, football), chose to play football at LSU instead of Alabama, Clemson and Florida State, among others.

2015 Recap

Dupre finished as one of the only five Tigers to haul in a single reception last season. Dupre, though, reeled in 43 for 698 receiving yards and six touchdowns in LSU's nine-win effort in 2015. The now-junior finished with at least one catch in all of LSU's 12 games last season.


Receptions: 8 vs. Arkansas, 2015

Yards: 120 vs. Mississippi State, 2014

Long: 55 vs. Western Kentucky, 2015

Touchdowns: 2, twice (Florida, 2015; Mississippi State, 2014)

Outlook for 2016-17

Dupre spearheads the Tigers' receiving corp, again, in 2016. Alongside senior Travin Dural and a set of youthful, rangy wideouts, Dupre will again be the No. 1 target for fellow junior gunslinger Brandon Harris.

Other than being the Tigers' top pass catcher, Dupre said he's focused on doing what he can to develop LSU's new faces at wide receiver, too.

“Man, it feels like yesterday that we were the young guys here. It’s crazy to think that we’re the veterans now, kind of surreal, but it’s just a fact that we are the older guys now and we have to embrace that role. Lead the younger guys."

USA Today/Derick E. Hingle

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