LA Tech had 15 players working out for scouts from all 32 NFL teams on Tuesday
Taylor becomes LA Tech all-time receptions leader
LA Tech downs Rice, 61-16
Post Game Notes
Kickoff versus Rice is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston
2014 (Texas): Saw action on defense and special teams in 10 games (not UCLA, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State) with one start (Iowa State) … recorded two tackles against Kansas … had two tackles and a QB pressure against Baylor … made a season-high four stops against Iowa State … had three stops and a quarterback pressure against West Virginia … missed the Oklahoma State game with a head injury.
2013 (Texas): Played as a linebacker and on special teams in all 13 games, including seven starts (Iowa State, Oklahoma, TCU, Kansas, West Virginia, Baylor, and Oregon) … fourth on the team in tackles (74), tied for third in pass breakups (5) and fourth in tackles for loss (10) … had 62 tackles over the last nine games (6.9 pg) … had six tackles, including one for a loss, and a career-high two pass breakups vs. New Mexico State … had two stops against BYU … registered three tackles, including one for a loss, and one QB pressure vs. Ole Miss … posted one for a loss and his first career fumble recovery against Kansas State … recorded a career-high 12 tackles, including one for a loss, vs. Iowa State … had seven stops, including two for a loss, against Oklahoma … posted three stops vs. TCU … had eight stops, including three solo tackles, and one pass breakup in the win against Kansas … shared the UT defensive player of the game award with Cedric Reed and Steve Edmond … also earned the UT Hard Hat Award for the best hit vs. KU … posted four tackles and one pass breakup in the OT win vs. West Virginia … registered nine tackles, including one for a loss, and one pass breakup against Oklahoma State … had eight tackles, including one for a loss, in the Thanksgiving win against Texas Tech … notched five tackles, including two for a loss, and one QB pressure vs. Baylor … registered six stops vs. Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.
2012 (Texas): Played in all 13 games at linebacker (one start) and on special teams … led the team with 10 special teams tackles … had one stop on defense and one on special teams in college debut against Wyoming … posted three tackles (all on special teams) and one QB pressure vs. New Mexico … recorded four tackles against Ole Miss … made his first-career start vs. Oklahoma State and tallied four tackles (two solo), including one TFL … had two tackles, including one for a loss, against Oklahoma … notched two tackles vs. Baylor … posted one special teams tackle against Kansas … had one stop against Texas Tech … registered one tackle on special teams vs. TCU … posted a season-high six tackles and one tackle for loss in the Alamo Bowl vs. Oregon State.
High School: Prep All-American, two-time all-state, all-area and three-time all-district performer at linebacker … played in the 2012 Under Armour All-America game … a member of ESPNU’s top 150 national prospects … ranked as the top inside linebacker and 92nd-best overall prospect by ESPNU … a member of the Austin American-Statesman’s Fab 55 (state’s top prospects) … tallied 339 tackles, 36 TFL, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and three INTs, helping Van post a 24-11 record over his final three seasons … a first-team Preseason Super Team selection by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football as a senior … named second-team All-State by the Associated Press … named third-team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association … named second-team all-district 14-3A … helped lead Van to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs … tallied 101 tackles, 19 TFL, three sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one INT and one TD … a second-team selection on the Tyler Morning Telegraph’s All-East Texas Team as a junior … named third-team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association … named honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press … named the district 14-3A Defensive Player of the Year … helped lead Van to a 7-5 record and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs … tallied 148 tackles, 17 TFL, five sacks and one INT … named the district 14-3A Sophomore of the Year … helped lead Van to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs … tallied 90 tackles, four sacks, three PBUs, one INT and one forced fumble … also lettered in track and field (shot put, discus, 4x100m, 4x200m, mile relay) all four years in high school, and baseball (pitcher, third baseman) in three.
Personal: Dalton Santos … Born in Altus, Okla. … has also lived in Mesquite, Forney and Van in Texas … began playing football at age 6 …a member of the A/B Honor Roll in high school … helped a Florida school rebuild its field while participating in the Under Armour All-America game … enjoys hunting, fishing, playing video games and working on his truck … majoring in physical culture and sports with a minor in business … member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (spring 2013).
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