1991 Bobby Dodd National Lineman of the Year
David LaFleur, Westlake High School (Westlake, Louisiana). DE/TE 6’6″ 260 lbs.
The 6-6, 260-pound LaFleur, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, ruled both sides of the line for Westlake as a tight end on offense and a defensive end on defense.
On offense, LaFleur caught 31 passes for 656 yards and five touchdowns, as well as running the ball 23 times for another 93 yards and three touchdowns.
How was he as a blacker? “We ran behind him 75 percent of the time,” said Westlake Coach Max Caldarera.
On defense, LaFleur had 47 tackles, four traps behind the line, four sacks of the quarterback, caused two fumbles and re-covered two more.
The strong lineman, who bench presses 310 pounds, has drawn national notice. In addition to his Dodd Award, LaFleur was named an All-American by PARADE, by USA TODAY and by Bigger, Faster and Stronger Magazine. Gatorade honored hint as the player of the year in Louisiana.
“David is a class act, whether it is on or off the athletic field, in whatever he does: said Caldarera. “He makes good grades, is a leader and is the type of young man a lot of parents home their sons grow up to be.”
He certainly is the type of football player college recruiters like their recruits to grow up to be.
LaFleur, as you might expect, drew a lot of attention from college recruiters before deciding to stay home and play for the LSU Tigers.