LaRon Landry Biography
Weight: 202 lbs.
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Ama, La.
High School: Hahnville HS
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
2007 No. 6 Overall Pick in 2007 NFL Draft by Washington Redskins
2006 First-Team All-American (AP, AFCA)
2006 Second-Team All-American (Walter Camp, SI.com, Rivals.com)
2006 First Team All-SEC (AP, SEC Coaches)
2006 Thorpe Award Semifinalist
2005 Third-Team All-American (AP)
2005 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2005 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2004 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2003 First-Team Freshman All-American (Football Writer’s Association, Collegefootballnews.com)
2003 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2003 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Knoxville News-Sentinel, The Sporting News)
Capped his LSU career by becoming the school’s highest defensive player ever selected in the Common NFL Draft, going to the Washington Redskins with the sixth overall pick ... One of four LSU Tigers taken in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft ... The No. 6 pick topped LSU’s previous high for a defensive player in the Common Draft as linebacker Eric Hill was selected by Phoenix with the 10th pick in 1989 ... Considered one of the top defensive backs in all of college football as a senior in 2006 ... Opted to return to LSU for a senior season despite being projected as a late first round pick in the NFL Draft following his junior season ... Capped his career by starting 48 straight games for the Tigers ... Finished career by playing in 52 games, starting 48 times ... Credited with 315 career tackles, 12 interceptions and eight sacks ... The 12 interceptions rank ties for the third-highest total in school history ... His 315 career tackles ranks as the seventh-highest total in LSU history ... Had a total of 40 defended passes in his career, which ranks second behind Corey Webster’s 49 in school history ... Capped career with at least one tackle in 51 straight games ... Joins Shawn Burks (1983-85) as the only players in school history to lead the Tigers in tackles three times during their career ... Landry led LSU in total tackles as a freshman in 2003, in 2004 and again in 2006 ... One of the most decorated defensive backs in school history, earning First-Team All-America honors in 2006 and Third-Team All-America recognition in 2005 ... Also a two-time First-Team All-SEC selection in both 2005 and 2006 ... Selected to play in the 2007 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
SENIOR SEASON (2006)
The leader of LSU’s secondary, he is widely considered one of the best defensive backs in college football in 2006 ... The Tigers’ leading tackler, he had 74 stops on the year, a total that includes a team-best 46 solo tackles ... Also been credited with 3.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, seven passes defended, four quarterback hurries and a forced fumble ... Closed out career with six tackles and an interception in LSU’s 41-14 win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl ... Registered a season-best 12 tackles and blocked a punt against Florida ... Was the Tigers’ leading tackler in their win over Arkansas, making nine stops, including seven solo tackles ... Also led the LSU defense in its win against Tennessee, registering seven tackles, a sack and a PBU ... Matched that seven tackle effort in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss ... Other interceptions came in wins over Arizona and Arkansas ... The interception against Arkansas came in the fourth quarter and setup a Tiger touchdown just minutes later.
JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Played and started all 13 games at free safety for the Tigers ... Named a third-team All-America by the Associated Press after recording 69 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and a sack ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches and was a second-team all-league pick by the AP ... Intercepted 3 passes to run his career total to 9, which ranks as the highest total among active players in the SEC ... Recorded season-high 11 tackles in overtime win over Auburn ... Add 7 tackles and a sack for a 10-yard loss against Alabama ... The sack on Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle came early in the third quarter following an LSU touchdown that changed the complexion of the contest ... Intercepted a pass to stop an Arkansas drive late in the fourth quarter to ice the win for the Tigers ... Ranked among the SEC leaders in 2005 with 8 pass breakups.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Played and started all 12 games at free safety ... Named second-team All-SEC by the league's coaches in 2004 after recording 92 tackles and 3 sacks ... Also led the Tigers in interceptions with 4, running his career total to six ... Had four games of 10 tackles or more with a season-best of 14 against Vanderbilt ... Opened season with 12 tackles against Oregon State ... Had 11 tackles and a sack for a 7-yard loss vs. Auburn and added 10 tackles against Alabama ... Had 4 interceptions, including two against Arkansas and 1 against Iowa and Oregon State .. . Had 5 tackles for loss from his safety position, including 1 tackle for loss in LSU's first three games of the season ... Closed year with 6 tackles, 1 interception and 1 PBU against Iowa in the Capital One Bowl ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
A true freshman who enjoyed as fine a rookie season as any defender in LSU history ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the AP, while also being named first-team Freshmen All-American by the Football Writer's Association and Collegefootballnews.com ... Played in all 14 games with 10 starts ... Started for the first time at cornerback against Mississippi State before shifting to strong safety for the Florida game ... Finally settled in as LSU's starting free safety for the final eight games of the season ... Led the Tigers in tackles with 80, including 3.5 for losses ... Added a pair of interceptions, including 1 against Georgia in the SEC title game ... Had 11 tackles, 1 quarterback hurry and blocked a field goal vs. Mississippi State in first career start ... Followed that with 9 tackles and a sack for a 9-yard loss vs. Florida in second career start ... Had 8 tackles and 2 quarterback hurries in win over Ole Miss ... Registered 4 tackles in first half vs. Arkansas before missing second half with a concussion ... Closed season with 4 tackles against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.
Called by many as the best all-around athlete in the state of Louisiana ... One of the most coveted recruits nationally ... Ranked as the No. 5 athlete in America by College Football News and Rivals.com ... Member of FSN's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" Second Team, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 25 Blue-Chip list and The Shreveport Times' Top 20 ... Named a SuperPrep All-American as the No. 8 defensive back in the country ... Led Hahnville to a quarterfinal appearance and a final 11-2 record, while earning first-team 5A all-state honors ... Recorded 8 interceptions as a senior ... Solid dual-threat quarterback who threw for 1,639 yards and 16 touchdowns, while rushing for 693 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Coached by Lou Valdin.
Full name is LaRon Louis Landry ... Born on Oct. 14, 1984, in Metairie ... Parents are Frank and Rhonda Landry ... Has two siblings, Dawan and Derik ... Dawan was a starting free safety at Georgia Tech and was drafted in the fifth round by the Baltimore Ravens in the spring of 2006 ... Majoring in communication studies.
Total tackles: 12 vs. Florida
Tackles for loss: 1 three times
Sacks: 1 vs. Tennessee
Interceptions: 1 twice
Total tackles: 14 vs. Vanderbilt, 2004
Tackles for loss: 1, 14 times
Sacks: 1, eight times
Interceptions: 2 at Arkansas, 2004
LANDRY’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks INT
2003 14-10 54 26 80 3.5-31 3-30 2-0
2004 12-12 53 39 92 5-25 3-19 4-51
2005 13-13 42 27 69 4-17 1-10 3-42
2006 13-13 46 28 68 3.5-14 1-5 3-58
Totals 52-48 195 120 315 16-87 8-64 12-151
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