27 Louisiana Tech student-athletes will earn their degrees Saturday
Written by Anna Claire Thomas
Larry Banks and Scott Cathcart granted eligibility for 2013 season
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Photos from the 2013 T-Day Spring Game.
Photos from Louisiana Tech's first full pads practice during fall camp.
Photos from the fourth practice of fall camp.
Photos from the first practice of fall camp
Pictures from the team's third spring scrimmage.
2013: Saw limited action in three games ... Did not record any stats.
2012: Made one appearance against Idaho (10/20)... Primarily a member of the scout squad.
2011: Made one appearance at Idaho (10/8), suffering a season-ending injury.
2010 (Allan Hancock CC): Rated as a three-star athlete by Rivals.com ... Caught 56 passes for 918 yards and six touchdowns as a starting wide receiver ... Named JC Gridwire second team pre-season all-American ... Led the SCFA conference in receiving ... Coached by Kris Dutra.
2009 (Allan Hancock CC): Played in nine games, catching 30 passes for 544 yards, averaging 18.1 yards per reception ... Scored one touchdown ... Team finished with a 9-2 record and qualified for the CCCAA Southern Regional playoffs ... Starting wide receiver in a run-oriented offense and was the team's second-leading receiver ... Coached by Kris Dutra.
High School: Graduated from St. Joseph High School in 2008 ... Played football all four years, was on the varsity squad for three years ... Garnered all-state and all-conference honors ... Led his team to its first league title since 1992 his junior season (2006) while posting the school's first-ever undefeated league record ... Over his three years of varsity football, caught 103 passes for 1,585 yards and 11 touchdowns while recruding 82 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss and nine sacks ... coached by Mike Heartman.
Personal: Scott Samuel Cathcart ... Son of Scott and Jen Cathcart ... Born on May 16, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif. ... Father is the athletics director at Palomar Junior College and was on staff at Temple while assistant head coach Rob Likens was there ... Chose Louisiana Tech over San Jose State and Cal-Poly ... Grandfather, Sam Cathcart, played football at UC Santa Barbara (1947-48) and for the San Francisco 49ers (1949-52) before becoming a hall of fame coach at Santa Barbara High School ... Father was a two-year letterman at Fresno State (1974-76) ... Brother, Casey, was a two-year letterman at Arkansas-Monticello (2008-09) ... Recruited by Tony Franklin.