CAREER: Has been a primary playmaker for the Bulldogs since his true freshman season, catching 101 passes for 1,351 yards and 12 touchdowns during his career . . . Tied for sixth in school history in touchdowns and eighth in receptions, while only 43 yards away from entering the top 10 list in career receiving yardage . . . His three 100-yard receiving games rank 11th in school history . . . Has caught a pass in 36 of his 37 games played, including 17 straight entering his senior campaign.
2011: 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.
2010: 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.
2009: 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.
HIGH SCHOOL: 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.
PERSONAL: Born Chad Lemar Bumphis on Oct. 18, 1989 . . . Son of Ms. Dorothy Bumphis.
BUMPHIS’ CAREER HIGHS
Receptions – 9, vs. Alcorn State (10-2-10)
Receiving Yards – 133, vs. Alcorn State (10-2-10)
Receiving Touchdowns – 2, (3x) last vs. Alcorn State (10-2-10)
Longest Reception – 78, vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)
Rushes – 4, (2x) last vs. UAB (10-23-10)
Rushing Yards – 49, vs. Arkansas (11-21-09)
Longest Rush – 49, vs. Arkansas (11-21-09)
Kick Returns – 5, at Arkansas (11-21-09)
Kick Return Yards – 114, vs. Alabama (11-14-09)
Longest Kick Return – 50, vs. Alabama (11-14-09)
Punt Returns – 4, vs. Memphis (9-4-10)
Punt Return Yards – 82, vs. LA Tech (9-24-11)
Punt Return Touchdowns - 1, vs. LA Tech (9-24-11)
Longest Punt Return – 82, vs. LA Tech (9-24-11)
All-Purpose Yards – 184, at Arkansas (11-21-09)