You've just caught a 58-yard bomb that helped bury the storied Notre Dame football team in the Sugar Bowl — where you gonna go? Disneyland?
Not if you're wide receiver Brandon LaFell, the LSU redshirt freshman who nabbed the JaMarcus Russell pass on national TV. LaFell spent part of Friday visiting his alma mater, Lamar High School, and chatting with the football team.
Sporting the new Mohawk he debuted at the Sugar Bowl, LaFell told the players to keep at it. One player, obviously an Irish fan, asked why they had to beat up on ND so bad.
"We just did what we had to do," LaFell said, with all the humbleness a Mohawked man can muster.
LSU coaches are high on LaFell's future with the Tigers. A little luck, and he could be joining Russell in the NFL in a couple of years. -- Richard Connelly
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