The weather forecast was foggy and unseasonably warm on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. At 8:31 a.m., Kenneth Dixon’s National Letter of Intent arrived on the fax machine at the football offices in the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.
Vernon Butler’s signature look involves wearing sunglasses. That accessory was needed Thursday evening amidst the bright lights of prime time in Draft City as the Louisiana Tech defensive tackle was selected in the first round of the 2016 National Football League Draft by the Carolina Panthers with the 30th overall selection.
Note: This story originally ran in the Oct. 24, 2015 Louisiana Tech Football Game Program as the Bulldogs hosted Middle Tennessee. It is reprinted here in advance of the NFL Draft. Before every football game, Vernon Butler has an important decision to make … deciding which pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses he wants to wear. He started ...
In a celebrity-filled Joe Aillet Stadium it was a handful of younger players that stole the show as the Bulldogs (offense) upended LA Tech (defense), 62-49, in the 2016 Louisiana Tech Spring Game presented by Dairy Queen.
Officials from Conference USA announced Friday that two Louisiana Tech Football games in the 2016 season have moved dates due to national television broadcasts.
Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced Thursday that NFL Hall of Fame defensive lineman Fred Dean and current Cleveland Browns defensive back Tramon Williams – both Louisiana Tech graduates – will serve as guest head coaches for the upcoming LA Tech Spring Game presented by Dairy Queen this Saturday.
And then there was one. Louisiana Tech went through its second-to-last session of the spring with a 90-minute practice session at Joe Aillet Stadium Wednesday afternoon with only the annual LA Tech Spring Game presented by Dairy Queen left on the spring schedule.
Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler is one of 25 players that have been invited to Chicago at the end of April for the first round of the National Football League Draft.