Tech starts spring practice
20 NFL teams represented
Bulldogs begin WAC title defense preparations
Team is honored in annual event
Patton named Newcomer of the Year
2011 First Team All-WAC
2011 Second Team All-Louisiana
2011: A first team all-WAC and second team all-Louisiana selection, he made 61 total tackles (41 solo, 20 assisted) on the season with 2.5 tackles for a loss of five yards with one interception returned for 22 yards and a touchdown, 11 pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Registered one solo and one assisted tackle at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Recorded three solo tackles, one pass break and tied a career-best one tackle for a loss of one yard in a 35-34 loss to Houston (9/17) ... Tied a career-high eight total tackles and tied a career-best two pass break-ups as Tech fell in a heartbreaking 26-20 overtime game at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Credited with seven total tackles and one pass break-up against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Recorded five total tackles at Idaho (10/8) including assisting on a tackle for a loss of three yards while forcing a fumble and recording a career-best three pass break-ups ... Handed Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton his first career interception and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown while recording four total tackles at Utah State (10/22) ... Registered six total tackles against San Jose State (10/29) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Recorded four total tackles at Fresno State (11/5) ... Recorded five total tackles, including a solo tackle for a loss of one yard, and recovered a fumble in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Matched a career-high eight total tackles as Louisiana Tech rallied in a fourth-quarter comeback for a 24-20 win at Nevada (11/19) ... Matched a career-high eight tackles in a 44-0 win over New Mexico State (11/26) in which Tech clinched a WAC Championship.
2010: Played in 10 of the team's 12 games ... Recorded 18 total tackles with 14 solo stops and four assisted tackles ... Credited with one pass break-up and one pass defended ... Recorded two tackles against Grambling (9/4) ... Credited with three solo stops at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Assisted on one tackle against Navy (9/18) ... Registered one solo and one assisted tackle in a 13-12 loss to Southern Miss (9/25) ... Credited with one solo stop at Hawai'i (10/2) ... Registered three solo tackles in Tech's 24-6 win over Utah State (10/9) ... Recorded two total tackles ñ one solo and one assisted - while being credited with one pass break-up against Idaho (10/16) ... Registered one solo tackle at No. 2 Boise State (10/26) ... Tied a season-high three solo tackles against No. 14 Nevada (12/4).
2009: Played sparingly throughout the latter half of the season due to a recurring hamstring injury... Registered 45 tackles and four pass break-ups... Recorded a career-best eight tackles in the season-opener at Auburn (9/5), recording six unassisted tackles and two assisted stops... One of his solo stops came for a loss of one yard for the Tigers... Recorded four tackles at Navy (9/12)... Made five solo stops out of six tackles and broke up two passes against Nicholls State (9/19)... All five of his tackles against Hawai'i (9/30) were solo stops... Notched six tackles - four solo, two assisted - and broke up a pass at Nevada (10/9)... Recorded one solo tackle against New Mexico State (10/17)... Credited with three total tackles at Utah State (10/24)... Notched three solo and one assisted tackle at Idaho (10/31)... Recorded one assisted tackle at No. 9 LSU (11/14)... Credited with one solo tackle and one pass break-up at Fresno State (11/21)... Notched five solo and one assisted tackeles against San Jose State (12/5).
2008: Saw action in 13 games at cornerback while making four starts ... Registerd 28 tackles on the year ... Named WAC and LSWA Defensive Player of the Week for performance in SJSU game ... Finished with a career-high six tackles against New Mexico State 11/22/08 ... Forced a fumble against Kansas 9/6/08 ... Intercepted his first pass of the season against Hawaii 10/11/08 ... Intercepted his second pass against San Jose State 11/8/08 and returned it for a touchdown ... Recovered a fumble against New Mexico State 11/22/08.
2007: Redshirt season, did not play.
High School: Lettered three years for coach Don Shows at West Monroe High School ... Started at cornerback as a sophomore and senior and at safety as a junior ... Helped lead the Rebels to three straight District 1-5A titles and the Louisiana Class 5A state title in 2005 ... Registered 58 tackles, nine pass break-ups and four interceptions as a senior ... Named first team all-state by both the coaches and the media as a senior ... Named first team all-district as a junior and senior ... Named first team all-Northeast Louisiana by the News-Star as a senior ... A member of West Monroe's track and field team ... Helped lead West Monroe to the Louisiana Class 5A state title in track in 2006, the first ever by the school ... Was a member of the 4 X 200 state championship team in 2006 ... Finished second in state in the 200-meters in 2005 ... Also played basketball for West Monroe for four years.
Personal: Terry Carter ... Son of Shawanna Carter ... Born April 28, 1988, in West Monroe, La.