Bulldogs look for depth and leadership
Bell, Woods receive first team honors
LA Tech defeated Rice, 76-31, to clinch the C-USA West Division Title
Coach Holtz previews Saturday's 11 a.m. game against Rice at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston
Dixon recorded his 15th game running for over 100 yards, while Trent Taylor led the receivers with 92 yards on five catches and a touchdown.
Photos from the 2014 Louisiana Tech vs. Western Kentucky game
LA Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana Tech at UTSA
Louisiana Tech at FIU
Photos from Louisiana Tech Football vs. North Texas
2013 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA
2013: Played in all 12 games, starting in 11 as he made 49 total tackles (31 solo, 18 assisted) with one tackle for a loss of five yards which was a sack, led the team with four interceptions returned for 70 yards, recovered two fumbles, forced one fumble and was credited with seven pass break-ups ... Recorded five total tackles at NC State (8/31) ... Made four total tackles against Lamar (9/7) ... Had a record game against Tulane (9/12) with two fumble recoveries and a pass break-up to go with six total tackles ... Registered eight total tackles (six solo, two assisted) at Kansas (9/21) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Registered two total tackles against Army (9/28) ... Totaled seven tackles (three solo, four assisted) at UTEP (10/5) with an interception returned for 44 yards and a pass break-up ... Assisted on a tackle and was credited with a pass break-up against North Texas (10/19) ... His only tackle at FIU (10/26) was a sack for a loss of five yards ... Notched four solo tackles at Rice (11/16) ... Forced a fumble, broke up two passes and registered four total tackles against Tulsa (11/23) ... Registered five total tackles and returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown at UTSA (11/30).
2012: Recorded five total tackles on the year with three solo stops and two assisted tackles ... Registered four total tackles at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Caught a pass from punter Ryan Allen on a fake punt play at Texas State (11/10) for a seven-yard reception and first down ... Made one solo tackle against Utah State (11/17).
High School: A three-star athlete that lettered in football, track and field, baseball and basketball at Port Gibson High School ... Ranked 24th in Postseason Top 50 in Mississippi ... named the team's best offensive player ... Named the team's best secondary player this past year ... Ran the ball 24 times for 390 yards and four touchdowns his senior year (2011) while also throwing 15-for-28 for 428 yards and three touchdowns ... He also caught 22 passes for 512 yards and six touchdowns in 2011 ... Ran the ball 17 times for 214 yards and five touchdowns his junior year (2010) while catching 27 passes for 647 yards and three touchdowns ... Also during his senior year (2011) he had 45 tackles, 11 pass deflections, one interception returned for a touchdown, one forced fumble, four punt returns for 47 yards and two kickoff returns for 25 yards ... Coached by Lynn Lang.
Personal: Adairius Damone Barnes ... Son of Keith Barnes and Audrey Starks ... Born on April 30, 1994 in Vicksburg, Miss. ... Has four siblings: Keith, Taylor, Javier and Brandon ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, East Carolina and Memphis ... Recruited by Jeff Koonz.