Jarvis Landry

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Jarvis Landry
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Landry with the Dolphins in 2014
No. 14 Miami Dolphins
Position: Wide receiver / return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-11-28) November 28, 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth: Convent, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Lutcher (LA)
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016
Receptions: 225
Receiving yards: 2,290
Total touchdowns: 12
Total return yards: 1,864
Player stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years[edit]

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 career at Lutcher High School with 241 receptions 3902 yards 50 touchdowns and rushed for 875 yards and 14 Touchdowns. At the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game, he caught a record 8 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.[1] 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.[2]

College career[edit]

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.[3][4] He was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[5] He finished the season with 77 receptions for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns. After the season he entered the 2014 NFL Draft.[6][7]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 205 lb 4.61 s 1.58 s 2.69 s 4.59 s 7.56 s 31.5 in 9 ft 5 in 12 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[8]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Landry was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[9]

2014 NFL season[edit]

Landry caught his first receiving touchdown as a professional against the Green Bay Packers on October 12, 2014, in addition to 75 receiving yards.[10] He finished the season with 758 receiving yards and five touchdowns. His 84 catches set a Dolphins record for most receptions by a rookie.[11] He also added 1,158 yards in punt and kickoff returns.

2015 NFL season[edit]

Landry tackled by Malcolm Jenkins in 2016 Pro Bowl.

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.[12][13] He was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl as a replacement for the injured Antonio Brown.[14] Pro Football Focus named Landry to its All-Pro team as a punt returner.[15] His 194 receptions in his first two seasons is an NFL record.[citation needed]

Career Statistics[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2014 Miami Dolphins 16 11 84 758 9.0 25 5 2 -4 -2.0 4 0 7 4
2015 Miami Dolphins 16 14 110 1,157 10.5 50T 4 18 113 6.3 22T 1 1 0
Total 32 25 194 1,915 9.9 50 9 20 109 5.4 22 1 8 4

Personal[edit]

Jarvis' older brother, Gerard, played wide receiver at Southern University in Baton Rouge.[16] Jarvis is also the cousin of defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey, who was a standout at LSU from 2004 to 2007.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rivals". 
  2. ^ "St. amant Duck Roost Relays". Louisiana Milesplit. 
  3. ^ LSU's Beckham, Jr., Landry share bond beyond football
  4. ^ "Don't blink with LSU's Beckham, Landry". ESPN.com. 
  5. ^ "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "LSU Tigers' Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry will enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. 
  7. ^ LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry to enter NFL Draft
  8. ^ "*Jarvis Landry - LSU, WR : 2014 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". 
  9. ^ "2014 NFL Draft Tracker – NFL.com". NFL.com. 
  10. ^ Romanach, Tommy (October 14, 2014). "Jarvis Landry's first NFL TD highlights LSU players in the NFL, Week 6". nola.com. The Times-Picayune. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ Associated Press (December 21, 2014). "Jarvis Landry sets rookie record". usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ Mitchell, Steve (December 27, 2015). "Jarvis Landry becomes first Dolphins player with 100 catches in a season". Foxsports.com. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  13. ^ Serota, Mark (December 31, 2015). "Reshad Jones, Jarvis Landry named co-MVPs for Dolphins". Foxsports.com. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  14. ^ Walker, James (January 28, 2016). "Best friends Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr. teammates in Pro Bowl". ESPN. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  15. ^ "2015 PFF All-Pro Team". Pro Football Focus. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Jarvis Landry Bio". LSUsports.net. 
  17. ^ "Jarvis Landry Draft Profile – NFL.com". NFL.com. 

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