Kalija Lipscomb 16
Kalija  Lipscomb

New Orleans, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200





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Lipscomb put together his finest year as a second-year receiver and punt returner... Played in all 12 games, earning starting assignments at wide receiver in victories over Western Kentucky and Tennessee... Established new single-season high with 37 receptions, 610 receiving yards and eight touchdowns... Topped Commodore receivers with touchdown catches... Yardage total ranked second on team behind Trent Sherfield and 14th in the SEC... Average per catch (16.5 yards) also lead team... Registered multiple receptions in 11 of 12 games... Set single-game career highs at South Carolina, hauling in seven passes for 128 yards... 47-yard touchdown at South Carolina also marked longest of career... Contributed two touchdown catches in season-opening win at Middle Tennessee... Also posted touchdowns against Alabama A&M, Florida, Ole Miss, Kentucky and Tennessee... Add 17 yards on three rush attempts and 83 yards on 12 punt returns.


One of six true freshmen to see action during the regular season, Lipscomb was among the top aerial targets for quarterback Kyle Shurmur... Playing in 12 games, Lipscomb was the team's third leading receiver with 27 catches, good for 317 yards and two touchdowns... Also topped team with 14.9-yard average on 10 punt returns... Registered season high with six receptions and 59 receiving yards at Georgia Tech... Posted touchdown catches against Middle Tennessee and Georgia Tech... Contributed at least one catch in Vanderbilt's first 10 games... Lipscomb provided one of team's top special team highlights in Camping World Independence Bowl, returning NC State punt for 71 yards.

High School
Three-year starting WR for one of New Orleans’ private school powers... Two-time 5A All-State, All-Metro and All-Catholic League recipient... As a senior, contributed 56 catches for 1,036 yards and 11 touchdowns helping Jesuit to 5A playoffs... As a junior, registered 64 receptions for 989 yards and 14 TDs, helping Blue Jays to 14-3 record and 5A state title, first by team since 1960... Registered both of Jesuit’s scores on TD catches in championship game... Accumulated more than 130 receptions and 2,300 receiving yards during three-year career.

Kalija Kawi Lipscomb... Majoring in sociology... Born Oct. 6, 1997 in New Orleans... Son of Karanja Lipscomb and Kiesha Washington... Has three brothers, Brooklyn, Coby and Rowan, and a sister, Kyra... Dad is a barber, mom works in private business.

Career Highs
Receptions: 7, at South Carolina,10/28/2017
Total Yards: 128 yards, at South Carolina,10/28/2017
Longest Reception: 47 yards, at South Carolina,10/28/2017
Touchdowns: 2, vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/2017 
Longest Punt Return: 71, vs. NC State, 12/26/2016 

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