Bulldogs practice for two hours Monday afternoon
Houston Bates named MVP
Louisiana Tech defeated Illinois, 35-18, to claim the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl trophy
Team to stick to football
LA Tech defeated Rice, 76-31, to clinch the C-USA West Division Title
Photos from Louisiana Tech's game at #5/5 Auburn
LA Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana Tech at UTSA
Bulldogs host Golden Hurricane on Senior Night 2013
LA Tech at Rice played at Rice Stadium
2014: Tallied 195 rushing yards on 31 carries with a touchdown, averaging 6.3 yards per carry, and caught four passes for 16 yards on the season ... Ran for 19 yards on eight carries and caught three passes for 11 yards at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) ... Ran for 24 yards on six carries and returned a kickoff 21 yards at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6) ... Ran the ball twice for three yards against Northwestern State (9/20) ... Had two runs for 16 yards including a 13-yard run up the middle at No. 5/5 Auburn ... Ran for 34 yards on two carries against Western Kentucky (11/1) ... Had five carries for 44 yards at UAB (11/8) ... Had two runs for 17 yards and returned one punt for 45 yards against Rice (11/29) ... Ran the ball four times for 38 yards and a touchdown against Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.
2013: Played in 11 games, starting in one, as he ran for 267 yards on 54 carries scoring two touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 74 yards on the season while making two tackles on special teams ... Ran the ball once for a loss of one yard at NC State (8/31) ... Ran for 24 yards on five carries and caught a two-yard reception against Lamar (9/7) ... Ran for 19 yards on three carries and caught two passes for 15 yards against Tulane (9/12) ... Ran for 88 yards on nine carries at UTEP (10/5) including a 62-yard touchdown run in a 38-35 win ... Ran the ball twice for nine yards against North Texas (10/19) ... Ran the ball seven times for 20 yards at FIU (10/26) ... Ran for 41 yards on 12 carries against Southern Miss while catching an 18-yard pass ... At Rice (11/16), ran five times for 30 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards ... Ran for 30 yards and a touchdown on six carries and caught four passes for 22 yards against Tulsa (11/23) ... Ran the ball four times for seven yards at UTSA (11/30).
2012: Primarily a special teams player that registered seven total tackles on the year (one solo, six assisted) ... Assisted on two tackles on special teams against UNLV (10/6) ... Assisted on three tackles against Idaho (10/20) ... Credited with one solo and one assisted tackle at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Returned a kickoff one yard against UTSA (11/3).
2011: Did not play, redshirted 2011 season ... Member of the scout squad.
High School: Graduated from Lovejoy High School in 2011 ... Lettered in football and track ... Named the team MVP and received district MVP and Newcomer of the Year honors ... Also received academic all-state and academic all-district honors ... Ran for 1,500 yards and averaged 7.5 yards per rush ... Coached by Jim Bob Puckett.
Personal: Buford Clifton Martin, IV ... Goes by the name Blake ... Son of Buddy and Brenda Martin ... Born on Sept. 14, 1992 in Dallas ... Has one younger sister, Bailey.