Landry with the Miami Dolphins in 2014
|No. 14 – Miami Dolphins|
November 28, 1992 |
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Lutcher (LA)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2017|
Jarvis Charles Landry (born November 28, 1992) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University for the LSU Tigers. He holds the NFL record for the most receptions in a player's first two seasons, catching 194 passes in that span.
Landry attended Lutcher High School in Lutcher, Louisiana, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. As a senior, he had 51 receptions for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns. He finished his high school career with 241 receptions, 3,902 yards, 50 touchdowns, and rushed for 875 yards and 14 touchdowns. At the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game, he caught a record eight receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. He was regarded as a five-star recruit according to Rivals.com and was ranked as the nation's fourth best wide receiver. In track & field, he competed as a long jumper during his sophomore season, recording a personal-best leap of 6.07 meters (19 ft, 8 in) at the 2009 St. Amant Duck Doost Relays, where he took 4th.
As a true freshman in 2011, Landry played in 14 games with one start. He finished the season with four receptions for 43 yards. As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 13 games with one start. He led the team with 56 receptions and five touchdowns and was second in receiving yards with 573. As a junior in 2013, he combined with Odell Beckham Jr. to form one of the most prolific wide receiver duos in college football history. He was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection. He finished his junior season with 77 receptions for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns. After the season, he decided to forego his senior season and entered the 2014 NFL Draft.
|Ht||Wt||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 11 in
|4.61 s||1.58 s||2.69 s||4.59 s||7.56 s||31.5 in
|9 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day|
Landry caught his first receiving touchdown as a professional in a Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on October 12, 2014, in addition to 75 receiving yards. He finished his rookie season with 758 receiving yards and five touchdowns. His 84 catches set a Dolphins record for most receptions by a rookie. He also added 1,158 yards in punt and kickoff returns.
In the season opener at Washington on September 13, 2015, Landry had his first return touchdown, returning a Tress Way punt 69 yards in 10 seconds, evading four tackles. Upon breaking O. J. McDuffie's franchise record for most receptions in a season with 110, Landry was named Dolphins Co-MVP alongside fellow Pro Bowler, strong safety Reshad Jones. He was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl as a replacement for the injured Antonio Brown. Pro Football Focus named Landry to its All-Pro team as a punt returner. Landry's 110 receptions ranked fourth in the NFL for the 2015 season. His 194 receptions in his first two seasons is an NFL record. He was ranked 98th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
Landry would put together another solid season in 2016 for the Dolphins. He caught 94 passes for 1,136 yards and four touchdowns. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the second time his career, almost matching his career high in yards from the previous season. Landry's 612 yards after the catch ranked second among NFL wide receivers. He was a contributor in the Dolphins making their first playoff berth since 2008. In the playoffs, Landry and the Dolphins lost to the Steelers in the wild card round 30–12. Landry was named to his second career Pro Bowl when he was added to the AFC 2017 Pro Bowl roster. He was also ranked 42nd by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
Landry entered the 2017 season with a new quarterback, Jay Cutler, due to an ACL injury to Ryan Tannehill in the offseason. In Week 2, against the Los Angeles Chargers, Landry tied his career-high with 13 receptions for 78 yards in the 19–17 win. In the Week 9 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Landry set the NFL record for most receptions through the first four seasons of a career.
Jarvis's older brother, Gerard, played wide receiver at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Jarvis is the cousin of defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey, who was a standout at LSU from 2004 to 2007.
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