LA Tech defeated Middle Tennessee, 45-16, Saturday in Ruston
Coach Holtz previews LA Tech's game at UTSA
Speed being showcased in practice by multiple players
University honors 22-member senior class
Team to stick to football
2014: Totaled 52 yards receiving on seven catches on the season with a long catch of 11 yards ... Caught two passes for 12 yards at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) ... Caught four passes for 30 yards at UAB (11/8) ... Caught one pass for 10 yards at Old Dominion (11/22) ... Assisted on one tackle against Rice (11/29).
2013: Played in eight games ... Assisted on a tackle at UTEP (10/5) ... Caught a nine-yard pass at Rice (11/16).
2012: Redshirted 2012 season, did not play ... Member of the scout squad.
High School: Graduated from Fontainebleau High School in 2012 ... Received three letters in football, baseball, track and golf ... Named Academic All-State and a 2012 All-State Sugar Bowl Scholar Athlete ... Was team captain his senior year ... Was also a state qualifier and regional runner-up in the javelin.
Personal: Conner Wayne Smith ... Son of Wayne Smith and Keith and Erin Patterson ... Born on Oct. 26, 1993 in Shreveport, La. ... Father, Wayne Smith, was a point guard at Louisiana Tech ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Northwestern State, Henderson State and Mississippi College.