By: Blake Bolin
LA Tech defeated Rice, 76-31, to clinch the C-USA West Division Title
LA Tech fell to Northwestern State, 30-27
Coach Holtz previews the Northwestern State game
27 Louisiana Tech student-athletes will earn their degrees Saturday
Photos of Louisiana Tech's game hosting UTEP.
2012 Academic All-WAC
2013: Played in 10 games recording 10 total tackles (five solo, five assisted) with 1.5 tackles for a loss of two yards ... Notched three solo tackles against Army (9/28) in the Heart of Dallas Classic played at the Cotton Bowl ... Registered two total tackles against Southern Miss (11/9) ... Assisted on a tackle at Rice (11/16) ... Notched three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) against Tulsa (11/23) with his solo tackle coming for a loss of two yards ... Assisted on a tackle at UTSA (11/30).
2012: An Academic All-WAC selection that totaled 20 tackles (six solo, 14 assisted) on the year with 2.5 tackles for a loss of eight yards including assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards while forcing a fumble, recovering two fumbles and getting credit for a QB hurry ... Credited with two assisted tackles at Houston (9/8) ... Recorded two total tackles at Illinois (9/22) with one solo stop and one assisted tackle ... Assisted on three tackles and recovered a fumble against UNLV (10/6) ... Credited with four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) and assisted on his first career sack against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) ... Recovered a fumble at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Both of his tackles against UTSA (11/3) came for a loss of five yards while he also forced a fumble ... Recorded two tackles and was credited with a QB hurry at Texas State (11/10).
2011: Played in seven games, recording five tackles ... Registered three total tackles at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Credited with one solo tackle against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Was credited with a solo tackle against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.
2009: Grayshirted season.
High School: Lettered two years for coach Lanny Wilson at Round Rock High School in Texas ... Played mostly defensive line but some tight end for the Dragons ... Recorded 40 tackles and three sacks as a senior ... Caught two touchdowns during his senior season ... Named all-district as a senior ... Also named team defensive line MVP ... Competed on the track and field team, participating in the 200-meters and throwing the shot put and the discus ... Also a member of the school's bowling team ...
Personal: Full name is Andre Joseph Taylor ... Son of Rebecca Taylor-McKenzie and Marty Taylor ... Has two brothers, Tony and Dallas, and two sisters, Rachel and Danicia ... Dallas and Danicia are twins ... Born Oct. 14, 1990 in Panama City, Panama.