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Tarence Calais

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Patterson, La.

High School:
Patterson HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
S

Experience:
2L

Tarence Calais

2008: Saw action in all 13 games for the Bulldogs during the season while starting in three ... Totaled 50 tackles on the year ... Named La Tech special teams POW (Utah State game) ... Named LA Tech Co-Defensive Player of the Week (NMSU game) ... Finished with a career-high 12 tackles against New Mexico State 11/22/08 ... Registered a sack against Idaho 10/18/08 ... Forced a fumble against Army 10/25/08

2007: Played all 12 games on special teams and saw action at safety...had three tackles against Central Arkansas

High School: Lettered four years for coach Tommy Minton at Patterson High School ... Played both offense and defense for the Lumberjacks ... Helped lead Patterson to the District 7-3A title as a junior ... Named first team all-district and all-parish by the Daily Review as a freshman at safety ... Missed his sophomore season with an injury ... Named first team all-district and the District 7-3A defensive MVP as a junior ... Named first team all-district and the District 7-3A offensive MVP as a senior ... Named first team all-state as a junior and honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Named to the Blue Chip All-American list ... Ranked as the 33rd best player in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com and the second best safety in the state ... Registered 163 tackles, 17 TFL and nine forced fumbles as a safety as a junior ... Rushed for 1,150 yards and 10 scores and passed for over 1,600 yards at quarterback as a senior

Getting Acquainted: Full name is Tarence Shamaud Calais ... Son of Vanessa Calais and Ivory Hilliard ... Has four brothers, Cory, Isaiah, Joseph and Jaharris, and seven sisters, Irie, Ashley, Amber, Daija, Jada, Amani and Ma'ki ... His father played safety as LSU ... His uncle Ike Hilliard played for the Florida Gators and in the NFL for theNew York Giants and the Tampa Bay Bucs ... His great uncle Dalton Hilliard played running back for LSU ... His uncle Mike Calais played linebacker for LSU ... Born June 8, 1988, in Morgan City, La.