Drafted: Pick 35 of the 4th round by Jacksonville
Positives: Very physical inside runner with big thighs and thick calves...Runs with good body lean, displays solid in-line lateral quickness...Has a good feel for the defenders and knows how to avoid them in the open...Breaks tackles on contact with his leg drive...Has the agility to bounce outside and the acceleration to get the most out of his speed heading upfield...His lateral movements will generally make the initial tackler miss...Has the agility to adjust in his pass routes, adjusting and catching the ball with his hands properly extended away from his body...Has the body control to take a seam to gain extra yardage... Shows good avoidance skills running between the tackles.
Negatives: Shows inconsistencies coming off the snap, as he seems to lack that necessary sudden burst needed...Even though he has great speed for a player of his size, he rarely displays fluid hip swerve or the burst to run away from defenders after the initial hit...While effective as a receiver, he needs route definement and has to do a better job of being aware of where defenders are...Aligns and positions himself properly when blocking in pass protection, but has no focus on the job at hand...Even though he has the size of a fullback, he lacks the ability (or desire) and technique to be considered an effective lead blocker...Has a strong lower frame, but needs to dedicate time in the weight room to develop his upper body...Ball security has been a problem (fumbles).
Three-year starter whose career has been sidetracked by injuries...Gained 2149 yards rushing with 26 touchdowns on 511 carries, ranking ninth in school history in rushing yards, eighth in rushing scores and sixth in carries...Had seven 100-yard rushing games and LSU was a perfect 7-0 in those contests.
Played in nine games, starting the season opener vs. Virginia Tech...Second on the team with 116 carries for 475 yards (4.1 avg) and a pair of touchdowns...Caught five passes for 41 yards (8.2 avg) and a score...Turned the ball over five times on fumbles.
Virginia Tech...Turned the ball over on a fumble, carrying 10 times for 46 yards and a 1-yard score and had 3 catches for 21 yards.
The Citadel...Rushed 6 times for 85 yards and a 59-yard touchdown.
Miami (Oh.)...Collected a season-high 111 yards on 17 attempts.
Mississippi State...Totaled 73 yards on 21 tries.
Louisiana-Lafayette...Ran 3 times for 8 yards, turning the ball over on a fumble after being tackled by cornerback Ivan Taylor...He suffered a broken bone in his left arm during the play and underwent surgery to repair the bone the following week.
Florida, South Carolina, Auburn and Kentucky...Did not play (arm).
Alabama...Returned to action with 6 rushes for 22 yards.
Mississippi...Turned the ball over twice on fumbles as he gained 35 yards on 17 chances.
Arkansas...Again turned the ball over on a fumble, picking up 28 yards on 14 tries.
Texas (Cotton Bowl)...Closed out his career with 22 carries for 67 yards, a 20-yard scoring catch and a solo tackle.
All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection by the league's coaches and the Associated Press...Named SEC Player of the Week vs. Arkansas...Started eleven games, leading the team with 992 yards and 19 touchdowns on 230 carries (4.3 avg)...His 19 scores set a school season-record and tied the conference mark...Caught 13 passes for 148 yards (11.4 avg).
Tulane...Opened the season with 28, 1 & 3-yard scoring runs.
Utah State...Followed with 27 attempts for 183 yards and 4 touchdowns, including a 70-yarder...It marked the first time a Tiger scored four times in a game since Kevin Faulk (vs. Kentucky in 1997).
Kentucky...Gained 129 yards with a 34-yard score on 28 tries.
Alabama...Scored on runs of 3, 2 & 6 yards as he amassed 73 yards on 23 attempts.
Middle Tennessee...Rushed 22 times for 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Arkansas...Collected 173 yards on 30 chances with 62, 9 & 17-yard scores, adding 22 yards on a reception.
Mississippi...Missed most of the game with a left ankle sprain.
Auburn...Ran for 120 yards on 29 carries with a 2-yard touchdown.
Tennessee (SEC Championship)...Had 7 runs for 18 yards before leaving the game with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Started ten games, leading all freshman running backs in the SEC with 682 yards on 165 carries (4.1 avg) with five touchdowns, despite missing the last two regular-season games of the year with a knee injury...Caught seven passes for 44 yards (6.3 avg).
Houston...Rushed 23 times for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Tennessee...Gained 120 yards on 15 tries with a 74-yard touchdown.
Mississippi State...Collected 119 yards and a pair of scores on 26 attempts.
Mississippi...Missed most of the game after suffering a left knee sprain in the first quarter.
Arkansas...Did not play (knee).
Georgia (Peach Bowl)...Returned to action with 78 yards on 22 carries.
Missed his senior season in high school with a torn left knee ligament (ACL)...Suffered a left knee sprain (medial collateral ligament) vs. Mississippi in 2001, missing the following week's game vs. Arkansas...Torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the 2001 SEC Championship Game vs. Tennessee...Missed most of the 2001 Mississippi contest with a left ankle sprain...Suffered a broken bone in his left arm vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in 2002, sitting out the next four games.
Campus Agility Tests
4.63 in the 40-yard dash...350-pound bench press...32-inch vertical jump.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
30 9 1/4 10 19
Attended Independence (La.) High...Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100, The Advocate's Super Dozen, The Dallas Morning News' National 100, the Times Picayune Top 20 Blue Chip List, Purple & Gold's Second Team...Rushed for 2800 yards and 45 touchdowns his junior year after rushing for 1800 yards and 32 scores as a sophomore...Missed senior season with an injured knee...Coached by Charles Baglio.
General Studies major...Born LaBrandon Cordell Toefield on 9/24/80 in Independence, Louisiana.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG GM/AVG
2000 10 10 165 682 4.1 5 74 68.20
2001 12 11 230 992 4.3 19 70 82.67
2002 09 01 116 475 4.1 2 59 52.78
TOTAL 31 22 511 2149 4.2 26 74 69.32
RECEIVING STATISTICS SPECIAL TEAM TACKLES