LSU wide receiver Travin Dural to return for junior season
Dural, 21, is a third-year sophomore after he redshirted during the 2012 season with a knee injury. He led LSU with 758 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 20.5 yards per catch. No other LSU receiver had more than 318 yards.
Dural had strong start to the season with three 100-yard performances in LSU's first four games. He opened the season with 151 yards and a touchdown against Wisconsin and followed it up with 140 yards and three scores against Sam Houston State. His last standout game came in Week 4 against Mississippi State when he finished with 124 receiving yards. He did not surpass 52 receiving yards in any of the final eight games of the regular season.
LSU struggled with subpar quarterback play between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris this season. The Tigers finished No. 11 in the Southeastern Conference in total offense and last in passing with 1,967 yards.
LSU finished the regular season 8-4 and is ranked No. 23. The Tigers will play Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl in Nashville on Dec. 30.
- Paul Palladino