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
Louisiana Tech vs. No. 15 TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl
Louisiana Tech at Idaho, Kibbie Dome, Moscow, Idaho
Louisiana Tech hosts Hawai'i on Oct. 1, 2011
Louisiana Tech vs. Houston Sept. 17, 2011 Joe Aillet Stadium
Louisiana Tech vs. Central Arkansas at Joe Aillet Stadium on Sept. 10, 2011.
2011 First Team All-WAC
2011 First Team All-Louisiana
2010 Second Team All-WAC
2009 First Team All-WAC
2009 Second Team All-Louisiana
2011: A first team All-WAC and All-Louisiana selection ... Led the team with 128 total tackles (79 solo, 49 assisted) with 13.0 tackles for al oss of 49 yards, two sacks fro al oss of 15 yards, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception returned 45 yards for a touchdown, four QB hurries, five pass break-ups and three blocked kicks ... Registered nine total tackles (six solo, three assisted) at Southern Miss (9/3) while recording his first career blocked kick ... Was second on the team in tackles with nine and blocked a kick for the second consecutive game as Tech won in overtime over Central Arkansas (9/10), 48-42 ... Registered eight total tackles and recorded a career-best two tackles for a loss in a 35-34 loss to Houston (9/17) ... Recorded a career-high 16 total tackles at Mississippi State (9/24) while also breaking up a pass in Tech's 26-20 overtime loss ... Recorded five total tackles and was credited with a QB hurry and a pass break-up against Hawai'i ... Led the team with eight total tackles at Idaho (10/8) while recording his first career fumble recovery and breaking up a pass ... Led the team with 14 total tackles (nine solo, five assisted) along with two tackles for a loss of six yards and was credited with one pass break-up at Utah State (10/22) ... Recorded four total tackles and was credited with two pass break-ups against San Jose State (11/29) ... Led the team with eight total tackles and added a tackle for a loss of one yard in Tech's dominating 41-21 win at Fresno State (11/5) ... Matched a career-high two tackles for a loss of seven yards in a 10 total tackle performance as Tech won at Ole Miss (11/12), 27-7 ... Recorded a career-high 17 total tackles at Nevada (11/19) with two tackles for a loss of 15 yards including a sack for a loss of 10 yards on Nevada QB Cody Fajardo as time expired to clinch Tech's 24-20 win after trailing 20-3 with 13 minutes left in the game ... Led all players with 13 tackles, including one for a loss of one yard, along with an interception returned 45 yards for a touchdown and a forced fumble as Tech clinched the WAC title with a 44-0 shutout of New Mexico State (11/26), the Bulldogs' first home shutout since 1996 ... Registered seven total tackles (six solo) against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010: A second team all-WAC selection that started in six of the 10 games he played in ... Finished the year ranked 77th in the nation and tied for second on the team in tackles, despite only playing in 10 games ... Registered 80 total tackles, 26 solo and 54 assisted with 4.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards ... Credited with two sackes for a loss of six yards, one forced fumble and one QB hurry ... Recorded eight total tackles against Grambling (9/4) including a solo stop for a loss of one yard ... Registered nine tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Made nine total stops against Navy (9/18) including four solo and five assisted ... Made eight tackles against Southern Miss (9/25) with three solo and five assisted stops ... Recorded three tackles at Hawai'i (10/2) with one of his two solo tackles being a sack for a loss of one yard and was also credited with one QB hurry ... Matched a career-high 12 total tackles against Utah State (10/9) with four solo stops and eight assisted tackles while also assisting on a tackle for a loss of one yard ... Made five assisted tackles against Idaho (10/16) ... Matched a career-high 12 tackles at No. 2 Boise State (10/26) with five solo stops and seven assisted tackles while forcing a fumble and recorded an assisted tackle for a loss of one yard ... Registered double-digit tackles for the second consecutive game with 11 stops against Fresno State (11/6), including a sack for a loss of five yards ... Recorded three assisted tackles at New Mexico State (11/13) before leaving the game with a season-ending knee injury.
2009: An all-WAC first team selection at linebacker in 2009... Garnered all-Louisiana second team honors... Linebacker who emerged as a leader on the field during the season... Credited with 123 tackles on the year, forcing two fumbles... Notched five tackles for a loss of 34 yards and two sacks for a loss of 27 yards... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles at Auburn (9/5) while forcing two fumbles... Notched eight tackles at Navy (9/12)... Made four solo stops and five assisted tackles against Nicholls State (9/19)... Recorded five tackles against Hawai'i (9/30), four of them being solo stops... Notched his first career sack at Nevada (10/9), a loss of 16 yards for the Wolf Pack... Also tied a career-best 10 tackles at Nevada, recorded three solo stops and seven assisted tackles, similar to the Auburn game... Recorded five total tackles against New Mexico State (10/17)... Credited with a career-high 12 tackles at Utah State (10/24), with four solo stops and eight assisted tackles... One of his solo tackles against the Aggies came for a two-yard USU loss... Assisted on a tackle for a loss of one yard against No. 5 Boise State in a game where he notched one solo and four assisted tackles... Dominated on the defensive front at No. 9 LSU with 11 total tackles - three solo, eight assisted - with one of his solo tackles being a sack for a loss of 11 yards whlie also getting credited with a QB hurry in helping Tech hold a 13-10 lead at halftime, its first lead over LSU since 1904... Recorded nine total tackles in each of the last two games of the year, notching eight solo stops and one assisted tackle at Fresno State (11/21) and one solo tackle and eight assisted stops with a pass break-up against San Jose State (12/5) in the season finale.
2008: Saw action in 11 games at middle linebacker ... Finished the season with 30 tackles ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles vs. NMSU.
High School: Lettered three years for coach Keith Powell at McGill-Toolen ... Played linebacker and scored seven touchdowns on offense as fullback in short yardage situations ... Recorded over 250 tackles his final two years ... Named first team all-state and Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year and Mobile Area Defensive Player of the Year ... Helped lead McGill-Toolen to Class 6A state semifinals before losing to eventual champion Prattville ... Also threw shot put for track and field.
Personal: Son of Melvin and Huguette Cole ... Has two brothers Julien and Marucio and two sisters Giselle and Alexia ... Father played football for Iowa ... Born February 1, 1990.
Points scored: 6, New Mexico State, Nov 26, 2011
Touchdowns: 1, New Mexico State, Nov 26, 2011
All-purpose yards: 45, New Mexico State, Nov 26, 2011
Interceptions: 1, New Mexico State, Nov 26, 2011
Long interception return: 45, New Mexico State, Nov 26, 2011
Tackles: 17, at Nevada, Nov 19, 2011 (15-2)
Sacks: 1.0, 6 times
Tackles for loss: 2.0, 4 times
Fumbles forced: 2, at Auburn, Sept 5, 2009
Fumbles recovered: 1, at Idaho, Oct 08, 2011
Pass breakups: 2, San Jose State, Oct 29, 2011
Blocked kicks: 1, Hawai'i, Oct 01, 2011;
Central Arkansas, Sep 10, 2011;
at Southern Miss, Sep 3, 2011