Rufus Porter leads defense with eight tackles
Tech starts spring practice
20 NFL teams represented
Bulldogs begin WAC title defense preparations
Team is honored in annual event
Louisiana Tech vs. Houston Sept. 17, 2011 Joe Aillet Stadium
Louisiana Tech vs. Central Arkansas at Joe Aillet Stadium on Sept. 10, 2011.
Photos from the team's 16th practice of fall camp (Courtesy Matt Lange).
Louisiana Tech hosts the 14th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Football at San Jose State
2011 Second Team All-WAC
2011: Named second team All-WAC ... Finished his senior campaign with 102 tackles (55 solo, 47 assisted) with eight tackles for a loss of 32 yards, one fumbe recovery, one QB hurry, three pass break-ups and a team-leading four interceptions returned for 94 yards with two INTs returned for a touchdown ... Opened his senior year at Southern Miss (9/3) where he registered 10 total tackles (seven solo, three assisted) with 1.5 tackles for a total loss of five yards ... Registered seven total tackles, including one for a loss of one yard, in Tech's 48-42 overtime win against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Registered 11 tackles with one for a loss of three yards and recorded his first career fumble recovery against Houston (9/17) ... Recorded 13 assisted tackles at Mississippi State (9/24) while being credited with a QB hurry and a pass break-up in a heartbreaking 26-20 overtime loss at the SEC school ... Registered two assisted tackles against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Recorded his first career interception at Idaho (10/8), running it back for 53 yards and a touchdown while also recording six total tackles (three solo, three assisted) against the Vandals ... Tallied five total tackles (three solo, two assisted) at Utah State (10/22), helping Tech hold the nation's sixth-ranked rushing offense manage only 166 yards on the ground ... Led the team with 10 total tackles against San Jose State (10/29) while returning an interception for a touchdown, breaking up a pass and recorded a solo tackle for a loss of five yards ... Recorded seven total tackles at Fresno State (11/5) while recording his third interception in four games, breaking up a pass and recorded a solo tackle for a loss of one yard ... Recorded seven total tackles, including a solo stop for a loss of five yards, as Tech claimed a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Recorded seven total tackles for the third consecutive game and recorded an interception for the fourth time in six games in Tech's dramatic 24-20 win at Nevada (11/19) after trailing by 17 points with 13 minutes remaining ... Recorded seven total tackles in a 44-0 win over New Mexico State (11/26) as Tech clinched a WAC Championship and posted a shutout at home for the first time since 1996 ... Registered a team-leading 10 tackles against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl with six solo stops, four assisted tackles and one solo tackle for a loss of three yards.
2010: Led the team defensively with 94 total tackles, 44 solo stops and 50 assisted tackles ... Forced one fumble on the year, recorded one sack for a loss of five yards and registered two tackles for a total loss of six yards ... Opened the season with five tackles against Grambling (9/4), including three solo stops and two assisted ... Registered six tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Also made six tackles against Navy (9/18), including two solo and four assisted stops ... Recorded 13 total tackles against Southern Miss (9/25) including career-best nine solo stops, leading the team ... Led the team in defense again at Hawai'i (10/2) with seven total tackles including six solo stops ... Registered six tackles against Utah State (10/9) with two solo tackles and four assisted stops ... Led the team with eight total tackles in Tech's 48-35 win over Idaho (10/16) ... Recorded four total tackles at No. 2 Boise State (10/26), notching one solo stop and three assisted tackles ... Recorded a career-high 18 total tackles against Fresno State (11/6) with six solo stops and 12 assisted tackles with one solo stop being a sack for a loss of five yards and one forced fumble ... Recorded nine total tackles at New Mexico State (11/13) with one solo stop coming for a loss of one yard ... Made one solo stop at San Jose State (11/27) ... Led the team with 11 total tackles - six solo and five assisted - against No. 14 Nevada (12/4).
2009: Starting linebacker that recorded 75 tackles throughout the season witih 2.5 sacks... Recorded four tackles for a loss of 15 yards overall... Recorded five tackles at Auburn (9/5)... Set a career-high nine tackles at Navy (9/12) with four solo stops and five assisted tackles... Recorded three tackles against Nicholls State (9/19)... Notched four solo tackles and one assisted tackle against Hawai'i (9/30) in a week where he was named LA Tech's Special Teams Player of the Week... Also recorded half a sack for a loss of four yards against Hawai'i as the Bulldog defense notched seven sacks in the game... Recorded three tackles at Nevada (10/9).... Notched three solo tackles against New Mexico State (10/17)... Recorded a career day at Utah State (10/24) with eight solo and seven assisted stops for 15 total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss of seven yards and a solo sack for a loss of six yards... Recorded three total tackles at Idaho (10/31)... Notched two assisted tackles against No. 5 Boise State (11/6)... Credited with five assisted tackles at No. 9 LSU... Led the team defensively at Fresno State (11/21), notching nine solo stops and three assisted tackles for 12 total tackles in the Valley while making two tackles for a total loss of four yards, including one sack... Notched 10 total tackles - two solo, eight assisted - in the season finale against San Jose State (12/5).
2008: Saw action in four games while starting the last two...Made his first career start against Nevada 11/29/08 ... Totaled six tackles on the year.
2007: Redshirt season ... Member of the scout squad.
High School: Lettered four years for coach Daniel Turnbow at Northwood High School ... Started all four years at linebacker and wide receiver ... Helped lead Northwood to the state playoffs in 2004 ... Named first team all-district three straight years at linebacker ... Named first team all-district at wide receiver as a senior ... Named first team all-city by the Shreveport Times at linebacker for three straight seasons ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior at linebacker ... Caught 29 passes for 600 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Led the team with 138 tackles, 16 TFLs and three sacks.
Personal: Full name is Jataria Cortez Dudley ... Son of Jackie Lewis and Jacqueline Smith ... Has one older brother, Monktrell, and one younger brother, Jordan ... Born Oct. 7, 1988, in Shreveport.
Points scored: 6, at Idaho, Oct 08, 2011;
San Jose State, Oct 29, 2011
Touchdowns: 1, at Idaho, Oct 08, 2011;
San Jose State, Oct 29, 2011
All-purpose yards: 53, at Idaho, Oct 08, 2011
Punt returns: 1, at Ole Miss, Nov 12, 2011
Punt return yards: 4, at Ole Miss, Nov 12, 2011 (1 returns)
Long punt return: 4, at Ole Miss, Nov 12, 2011
Interceptions: 1, 4 times
Long interception return: 53, at Idaho, Oct 08, 2011
Tackles: 18, Fresno State, Nov 06, 2010 (6-12)
Sacks: 1.0, at Fresno State, Nov 21, 2009 (1-0);
at Utah State, Oct 24, 2009 (1-0);
Fresno State, Nov 06, 2010 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, at Fresno State, Nov 21, 2009 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, Fresno State, Nov 06, 2010
Fumbles recovered: 1, Houston, Sep 17, 2011
Pass breakups: 1, 4 times