Led the Bulldogs with 58 receptions and 922 receiving yards. His 12 touchdown catches led the SEC and were twice as much as anyone else on the team.
Played in all 12 regular season games and the Music City Bowl, earning 12 starts . . . Caught 25 passes for 339 yards and three scores . . . Also returned eight punts for 133 yards and a touchdown . . . Caught a 44-yard touchdown pass in the season-opening win at Memphis . . . Notched two catches for 31 yards, two rushes for 14 yards and a pass completion for three yards in the SEC opener at Auburn . . . Had his best game of the season in the overtime victory vs. Louisiana Tech, catching two balls for 17 yards, rushing twice for 25 yards and returning a punt for a career-long 82 yards for his first career special teams touchdown . . . Pulled down four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown in the road win at UAB . . . Caught four passes for a season-high 89 yards in the homecoming win against UT Martin, including a career-long 78-yard touchdown reception . . . Returned one punt for 22 yards in the Egg Bowl victory against rival Ole Miss . . . Returned three punts for a total of 21 yards, including a 13-yard return in a Music City Bowl victory against Wake Forest.
Led Mississippi State in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, punt returns, punt return yardage and all-purpose yards . . . Caught 44 passes for 634 yards and five scores, with his 44 receptions ranking ninth-most in a single season in school history . . . Caught four passes for 100 yards and a pair of scores in the season opener against Memphis . . . Hauled in nine passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns against Alcorn State . . . Caught at least one pass in 11 of 12 games . . . Earned 10 starts on the year . . . Rushed 19 times for 131 yards . . . Caught seven passes for 79 yards at Houston.
Earned Freshman All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league's coaches . . . Led the Mississippi State offense with 32 receptions and 375 receiving yards . . . Opened his true freshman campaign with an end-around pass attempt on the first play of his career . . . Caught two passes in the opener against Jackson State and scored touchdowns on both . . . Returned 16 kickoffs for 383 yards on the season . . . Also brought back five punts for 45 yards . . . Had a career-best day with six catches for 123 yards and a touchdown against Houston . . . Carried one time for 49 yards against Arkansas . . . Hauled in three catches for 52 yards and a score in the season-ending Egg Bowl victory.
Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl game following his senior season . . . Ranked No. 4 among the most impressive 15 players on the West squad for his practice work and game performance that week . . . Was called the "star of most of the practices" during the week . . . Listed as the No. 16 wide receiver available in the country by national recruiting web site Rivals.com . . . That site had him rated as the 109th-best prospect, regardless of position, in the country . . . Ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Mississippi by Rivals . . . Listed No. 23 on Super Prep Magazine's ranking of the top wide receivers in the country in its post-season All-America issue . . . Rated the No. 33 wide receiver prospect in the country following his senior season by national recruiting web site Scout.com . . . Credited with running a 4.4-second, 40-yard dash and a 34-inch vertical jump by that site . . . Ranked No. 2 on the Clarion-Ledger's list of the 10 most wanted high school prospects in the state of Mississippi . . . Ranked No. 5 on ESPN.com's list of the state's top players . . . Chosen to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game . . . Selected first-team, all-state by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper as an all-purpose back after his senior year . . . Named to that newspaper's Dandy Dozen prior to his senior season, symbolic of being one of the top 12 players in the state of Mississippi . . . During his career, he had 2,034 receiving yards, 1,348 rushing yards, and 568 yards passing . . . He also totaled 1,429 yards in returns and scored 10 touchdowns on special teams . . . Accounted for 2,207 yards and 23 touchdowns for head coach Eric Collins at Tupelo (Miss.) High School . . . Rushed for 611 yards and had 617 yards receiving that season . . . He also threw for 348 yards and six TDs . . . Hauled in 37 passes for 787 yards and 12 touchdowns during his junior campaign . . . As a sophomore, had 31 catches for 630 yards, a 20.3-yard average, and five touchdowns . . . Other top scholarship offers: Alabama, Florida, LSU, Kentucky, Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Texas Tech . . . Committed to Mississippi State in January 2009.
Born Chad Lemar Bumphis on Oct. 18, 1989 . . . Son of Ms. Dorothy Bumphis.