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Mark Dillard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Glen Oaks HS

Height / Weight:
5-1½ / 210

Position:
SS/LB

Experience:
3L

Mark Dillard

2007: Started 11 games, played in all 12 and moved to linebacker during the season...finished third on the team with 87 tackles with 37 solo, 50 assisted and six for loss...had 1.5 sacks...had a career-high 15 tackles against Boise State...forced two fumbles, had 13 tackles and a sack in win over San Jose State...named WAC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against San Jose State... 2006: Started 10 games for Tech while seeing action in all 13 ... Totaled 33 solo tackles with 25 assisted stops ... Intercepted two passes on the year .. Finished with nine tackles in a loss to Fresno State ... Finished with eight tackles two different times ... Forced a fumble in a win over Nicholls State ... Totaled three PBU's on the year ... Also a member of the Tech Outdoor Track and Field Team ... Competed in the 100- and 200-meters and both the 400- and the 1600-meter relay teams ... Helped led the 400-meter relay team to the WAC Outdoor Championships title ... 2005: Played in all 11 games for Tech, making nine starts at running back for the Bulldogs ... Named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association State Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17) ... Rushed 155 times for 672 yards and eight touchdowns during the year ... Also caught 13 passes for 157 yards ... Had two 100-yard rushing performances, including a career-high 155 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a win over Hawaii ... Rushed a career-high 23 times for 138 yards and one score in a win at Idaho ... Rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns in win over San Jose State ... Scored rushing touchdowns vs. New Mexico State, North Texas and No. 23 Fresno State ... Caught a career-high three passes in win at Idaho ... Ranked No. 5 in WAC in rushing yards per game ... 2004: Saw action in seven games for Louisiana Tech at running back and on special teams ... Carried the ball 13 times for two yards, including a career-high eight carries for 16 yards vs. Top 25 Auburn ... Returned four kickoffs for 59 yards or a 14.8 yard per return average ... Recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown in win over Tulsa ... Also registered two tackles vs. Hawaii on special teams coverage ... Member of the Louisiana Tech track and field team ... Earned All-WAC honors by running on the 400- and 1600-meter relay teams that finished second in the 2005 WAC Outdoor Championships ... Finished fourth in the 100-meters and 200-meters in the 2005 WAC Outdoor Championships ... High School: Lettered three years for coach Gary Burnett at Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge, La. ... Played strong safety and running back for the Panthers ... Helped lead Glen Oaks to the state playoffs all three years, advancing to the third round during his sophomore season ... Rushed for over 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns ... Also recorded 120-plus tackles ... Participated on the Glen Oaks track and field team ... His events included the 200-meters, 400-meters, 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay ... Won the 2004 Louisiana Class 5A State Championship in the 100-meters and 400-meters ... Getting Acquainted: Son of Mark and Ernestine Dillard ... Has one older sister, Ishrahayl ... Born Dec. 5, 1986, in Baton Rouge, La. ... Age 20.