The book on: Jarvis Landry

In his only season as a starter, LSU's Jarvis Landry's 77 catches for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns are among the best in school history. Landry compensates for a lack of blazing speed with his ability to run exceptional routes and has very good hands

Jarvis Landry

Wide Receiver/Gunner
Louisiana State University Tigers
Lutcher, Louisiana
Lutcher High School


Landry and teammate Odell Beckham Jr. provided the Tigers with one of the elite receiving tandems in college football. Last season, they were one of just five units among 123 major colleges that featured multiple 1,000-yard performers. They were part of an explosive offense that saw LSU become the first team in Southeastern Conference history to feature a 3,000-yard passer (Zach Mettenberger — 3,082 yards), two 1,000-yard receivers (Beckham and Landry) and a 1,000-yard running back (Jeremy Hill — 1,401 yards) in the same season.

Beckham (1,152 yards) and Landry (1,193 yards) not only became the first pair of Tigers receivers to gain 1,000 yards receiving in the same season, but it was just the third time in Southeastern Conference annals that two receivers from the same team gained 1,000 yards in the same campaign, as the Tigers duo joined Florida's Ike Hilliard (1,008) and Chris Doering (1,045) in 1995 and Florida's Jabar Gaffney (1,191) and Reche Caldwell (1,059) in 2001.

Landry lined up at flanker and with his big frame, was often counted upon to make the tough catches in a crowd. In just 12 starting assignments over three seasons, he still finished tenth in school history with 137 receptions and ranks 11th on the all-time record chart with 15 touchdown catches.

Ten of Landry's 12 career starts came during his junior season in 2013, as he played in a reserve role during his first two years as a Tigers, excelling as a gunner for the special teams unit. He is highly respected by his opponents for his physical style of play and is regarded as the best blocker at his position in the conference.

Landry compensates for a lack of blazing speed with his ability to run exceptional routes and has very good hands. He does not let passes get into his body and he is good at grabbing passes outside his frame. One thing that he utilizes to get his success as a receiver is that he runs at a low pad level and has the cutting ability to gain separation.

He is the second family member to play at the university, as Glenn Dorsey was a two-time All-American defensive tackle who was the winner of the Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi and Lott Awards following his senior season in 2007, a year that he led the Tigers to the national title. Dorsey was later selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Landry honed his receiving skills while following in the footsteps of his older brother, Gerard, who played football at Southern University. During his four seasons at the Baton Rouge University, he caught 154 passes for 1,967 yards and eighteen touchdowns as a Jaguar.

Landry was rated a five-star recruit and ranked as the nation's top wide receiver by and the fourth-best receiver by during his senior season at Lutcher High School. He was rated as the third-best player in the state of Louisiana by and displayed his ability at the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game where he was named his teams' most valuable player after catching an Under Armour game record eight passes for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Landry earned LSWA Class 5A All-State honors his senior season after catching 51 passes for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had previously made an impression as a junior, catching 62 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns. A member of the New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue Chip List, Prep Star's Top 150 Dream Team and the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 List, he also earned a spot on the Baton Rouge Advocate's Super Dozen and Sporting News' Top 100 List for 2011.

Landry started just once, vs. Kentucky, but appeared in all 14 games as a true fresh-man for Louisiana State. He led the coverage units with 11 tackles (5 solos) in 2011, fielding a short punt for a 31-yard runback and a kickoff for 11 yards. On offense, he managed only four receptions for 43 yards.

As a sophomore, despite starting just one contest, he led the team with 56 receptions for 573 yards (10.23 ypc), reaching the end zone five times. He again paced the Tigers special teams, registering nine tackles (4 solos) while recovering a pair of fumbles.

Landry received All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors as a junior. He exploded out of the gate, recording five of his 10 touchdown catches during the team's first three games, the most by any Tiger in a three-game span since Carlos Carson had accomplished that feat in 1977. He recorded the fourth-highest reception total (77) by a Tiger, as his 1,193 yards rank third on the team's annual list. His 10 scoring grabs placed him in a fifth-place tie on the LSU season-record chart.


Landry started 12 of the 40 games he appeared in at Louisiana State, recording 137 receptions for 1,809 yards (13.20 ypc) and 15 touchdowns, adding 87 yards on five kickoff returns and 38 yards on three punt returns…On special teams, he recorded 21 tackles (10 solos) and recorded a pair of fumbles.

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