When Jarvis Landry caught his 40-yard touchdown to put LSU ahead of Texas A&M 21-3 with 1:37 left in the first half he made history as he eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark to join teammate Odell Beckham, Jr. as the duo becomes the first pair of wide receivers to join that club in program history.
In fact, this is only the third instance with teammates over 1,000 yards and the first time it’s happened outside of the Florida Gators program. The first time happened in 1995 when former walk-on Chris Doering had 1,045 yards and Ike Hilliard had 1,008 in Steve Spurrier’s wide-receiver friendly offense. They also combined for 32 touchdown receptions.
The second instance was in 2001 when Reche Caldwell had 1,059 yards and Jabar Gaffney had 1,191 for the Gators when Rex Grossman was putting up prolific passing numbers.
This is the second feat achieved today by LSU as Beckham broke the single-season record for all-purpose yards midway through the second quarter vs. the Aggies on a kick return. The duo will look to continue their success in the second half vs. Texas A&M and in the regular season finale vs. the Arkansas Razorbacks and their upcoming bowl game.
If the duo does indeed declare for the 2014 NFL Draft as it appears they will–they both could be second round picks–then this is a fine distinction to add to your resume. LSU quarterback, Zach Mettenberger was quite happy to be part of this historical feat.
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