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Lester Ricard
Lester Ricard

RS Senior

Denham Springs, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 222




Organizational Information Technology


Tulane vs. Rice

Tulane vs. Rice

Ranks seventh all-time in passing yards, completions and pass attempts and tied for sixth in touchdown passes at Tulane. Has thrown for touchdowns in 19 of his 21 career games played.

2005: Completed 166-of-323 passes (51.4%) in 10 games at quarterback (eight starts). Finished the year with 1,932 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Came off the bench to complete 10-of-17 passes for 130 yards and a TD in the second half against Tulsa (11/19). Threw for TDs in nine straight games before being shutout at Navy (11/5). In the UTEP (10/14) and UCF (10/21) games, completed 56-of-99 passes for 736 yards and six touchdowns. Threw for 360 yards and three touchdowns against UCF (10/21), the fifth time in his career he has thrown for three or more scores. Registered 376 passing yards, the second-most of his career and the 11th-most in school history, versus UTEP (10/14). Passed for 324 yards, his third-highest career total, and a pair of touchdowns in Tulane's win over Southeastern Louisiana (10/1). Connected on a pair of TDs and accumulated 213 passing yards against SMU (9/24).

2004: Selected as the Louisiana Newcomer of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association. Ranked 11th in the country in passing efficiency with a 152.51 mark. In his first year as the Green Wave starter, completed nearly 62% of his passes before breaking his wrist early in the second half versus Army (11/13). Threw a school-record six touchdown passes in Tulane's 59-55 win over UAB (10/23), tying the C-USA mark. Completed 36-of-49 passes for 417 yards in the game for the third-highest yardage total in school history. Added an 87-yard TD strike to Roydell Williams, matching the second-longest in school history. Named national Division I Player of the Week by CollegeSportsReport.com as well as C-USA and Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week, following the UAB game. Completed 18-of-19 passes for 323 yards and four TDs in Tulane's upset win over Navy (11/6). Set the school record for completion percentage in a game and earned Louisiana Player of the Week honors for the second time. Before his injury against Army, completed 13-of-18 passes for 227 yards and a pair of scores, including a 63-yard scoring connection. Also threw for three touchdowns and 226 yards against Memphis (10/16). Had 36 rushes for a net of 14 yards and tallied 1895 yards of total offense.

2003: Sat out the season as a transfer.

2002 (At LSU): Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the nation's No. 5 quarterback by Rivals.com and earned Parade All-America honors. Selected as a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen as well as the Dallas Morning News Super Southern 100. Also a SuperPrep All-American and third team All-South by BorderWars. Passed for 2,421 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior. Led Amite to the semifinals of the Class 3A playoffs. Earned district MVP honors. Over the final two years of his career, completed 244-of-434 attempts (56.2%) for 3,765 yards and 40 touchdowns. Four-year letterwinner in basketball and lettered twice in track.

PERSONAL: Full name is Lester Ray Ricard, Jr., Born December 11, 1983, in Denham Springs, La. The son of Rev. Lester and Jerry Ricard. Majoring in organizational information technology.

Ricard's Career Passing Stats

Year G-GS C-A Pct. Yards Int TD Effic
2004 9-9 143-231 61.9 1881 9 21 152.51
2005 10-8 166-323 51.4 1932 12 16 110.55
Career 19-17 309-554 55.8 3813 21 37 128.03