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.
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.
WR DUPRE’S CAREER HIGHS:
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."