2008: Worked mainly out of the bullpen...Made 15 appearances, including one start on 5/4 vs. Nevada...In his only start, he threw a career-high 6.2 innings, gave up eight hits, an earned run, two walks and three strikeouts in a 0-2 loss...Defeat was his first of the year...Allowed one hit or less in six of his outings...Recorded a season-high four strikeouts vs. Texas-Arlington (2/26).
2007: Worked mainly out of the bullpen in middle relief...Started on the road at UL-Lafayette...Struck out three batters in two innings of work at Nevada...Allowed six runs in 15.1 innings, five came during start at ULL.
2006: Appeared in five games, starting four with a 2-1 record...Recorded his first career win against UL-Lafayette with 5.1 innings and two runs on three hits.
2005: Pitched 2.2 innings in four games; Feb. 22 against Northwestern State, Feb. 26 against Sam Houston State and April 23 at Rice.
High School: Graduated from Hahnville High School in 2004...Played baseball and football for the Tigers...Earned all-district honors as a junior and senior...Won a football state title as a senior.
Personal: Son of Thomas and Cindy Braud...Has one sister, Jennifer...Majoring in landscape architecture...Born Nov. 1, 1985, in Raceland, La.