Laquon Malik Treadwell was born in Crete, Illinois on June 14, 1995. A wide receiver for the Ole Miss Rebels, he was named as the Southeastern Conference's Freshman of the Year for the 2013 season, after setting numerous school freshman records.
Prior to playing football at the University of Mississippi, Treadwell attended Crete-Monee High School and played for the school's football team for three years. As a junior, he registered 75 receptions for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns and was named as a first team All-State selection and the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year. In his senior year, he led the school to the Class 6A State Championship with a 13-0 record, after logging 1,424 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns off 81 catches.
At the conclusion of his senior year, Treadwell was named as an All-America selection by multiple sources and was voted as the Player of the Year by the Chicago Tribune and the NWI Times. He also participated in the Under Armour All-America Game, where he recorded six receptions for 46 yards. Treadwell was rated as a five star recruit, the number one wide receiver in the nation and the best player in Illinois by numerous analysts. He eventually committed to playing college football for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Upon enrolling at the University of Mississippi, Treadwell was able to make an immediate impact and went on to play in all 13 games for the Rebels, starting 12 of them. Over the course of the season, he had 72 receptions for 608 yards and five touchdowns, establishing new school freshman records for single season receptions, single season reception yards and single season touchdown receptions. Treadwell's 72 catches led the team for the 2013 season and was the second highest single season total in the school's history. Moreover, by registering nine catches against Vanderbilt on his debut, he set a new freshman record for receptions in a single game. Later in the season, against Mississippi State, he tied his own record by again logging nine catches in the game.
Following his impressive rookie season in college football, Treadwell was named by coaches as the SEC Freshman of the Year and an SEC All-Freshman selection. Additionally, various selectors, including Sporting News, named him as a first team Freshman All-American.
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