Jarvis Landry Bio
Jarvis Landry was born in Convent, Louisiana and attended Lutcher High School, just outside of New Orleans. He was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track in high school. As a senior, he grabbed 51 catches for 716 yards and 11 touchdowns. He finished his high school career with 241 receptions, 3,902 yards and 50 touchdowns, while adding 875 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. He earned a spot in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game, where Jarvis caught eight passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. Regarded as a five-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Jarvis was the nation’s fourth ranked receiver and committed to play at LSU.
As a true freshman in 2011, Landry appeared in all 14 games and started one. He earned four receptions for 43 yards in his first year. As a sophomore, he started only one game, but led the LSU Tigers with 56 receptions and five touchdowns and was second in the receiving yards with 573. His junior season, he started all year opposite of fellow star wide receiver and close friend Odell Beckham Jr. Jarvis was named to the second-team All-SEC with 77 receptions for 1,193 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. In the fifth game of the season, he earned career highs with 10 receptions and 156 yards against Georgia. Following his junior season, Jarvis announced his intentions to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
Jarvis was selected No. 63 overall by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Jarvis instantly made an impact for the Dolphins offense, and he finished his rookie season with 758 receiving yards and five touchdowns. His 84 receptions set a Miami Dolphins team record for most catches by a rookie. He also earned 1,158 return yards as both a punt and kickoff returner. His first career NFL touchdown came on October 12, 2014 against the Green Bay Packers. In his second season, Jarvis opened the 2015 season by returning his first career punt for a touchdown, taking it back 69 yards while breaking four tackles in the process. Jarvis proceeded to break O.J. McDuffie’s franchise record for most receptions in a season, catching 110 passes for 1,157 yards and four touchdowns. Jarvis was named Dolphins Co-MVP and earned a spot on the 2016 Pro Bowl roster. He also set the record for most receptions in his first two NFL seasons with 194. In 2016, Jarvis recorded 60 receptions for 686 yards and two touchdowns through the first 11 weeks of the season.