The LSU Tigers are no strangers to having top-tier wide receiver duos. The Tigers had Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. on the same team from 2011-13 and then they had Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase on the 2019 team.
In 2023, there is a new star duo on the hayou: Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr. Nabers currently leads the NCAA in receiving yards with 1,284 yards on 72 receptions. He also has 10 touchdowns on the year.
Thomas leads the nation in receiving touchdowns with 13. He also has 918 yards on 51 receptions. Both of these guys complement each other very well. They have helped Jayden Daniels throw for over 3,000 yards in only 10 games.
At a press conference Thursday, Brian Kelly revealed that the team has a running joke that Thomas’ success is due to the productivity of Nabers this year. He says that in jest but there could be some truth to it. When Nabers gets double-teamed, it leaves Thomas open and he has been able to capitalize on it.
Where does the Nabers-Thomas duo rank among your top wide receiver pairs in LSU history?
Brian Kelly said that #LSU has a running joke within the team that all of Brian Thomas' success this season is because of Malik Nabers.
— Koki Riley (@KokiRiley) November 16, 2023