Louisiana Tech is coming off the program’s fourth straight bowl victory
The C-USA Media Poll (Predicted Order of Finish) will be released on Tuesday.
The award is presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the College Defensive Player of the Year.
Robertson becomes just the fifth Bulldog in program history to earn Freshman All-America honors
Louisiana Tech's senior class goes out with four straight bowl wins
LA Tech Football Spring Practice #3 Monday, March 12, 2018 Ruston, La.
Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La.
Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Miss Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La.
LA Tech vs. South Alabama Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, La.
Louisiana Tech at South Carolina Saturday, Sept. 22, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C.
2016 First Team All-Conference USA
2016: Started all 14 games at defensive end for the Bulldogs ... Totaled 49 tackles (27 solo, 22 assisted) on the year with a team-high 16 tackles for loss and a school record 14.5 sacks ... Broke the school record from 1986 for sacks in a season with 14.5 ... Had a career-high eight total tackles (2 solo, 6 assisted) versus WKU (12/3) in the Conference USA Championship ... Totaled a career-high 2.5 sacks on three different occasions versus UMass (10/15), North Texas (11/5) and Southern Miss (11/25) ... Tied the school record with two fumbles recovered in a single game in LA Tech's win over WKU (10/6).
2015: Played in 12 games, making five starts at defensive end ... Totaled 35 tackles (22 solo, 13 assisted) on the year with a team-high 15 tackles for loss ... Tied a team-high with six sacks while also recording two forced fumbles ... Registered one solo tackle against Southern (9/5) in first career action as a Bulldog ... Recorded one tackle (solo) against Kansas State (9/19) ... Recorded a solo tackle against FIU (9/26) ... Had a career day at UTSA (10/10) in first career start, recording seven tackles (five solo, two assisted), two sacks and four tackles for loss ... Tallied five tackles (two solo, three assisted), including two and a half for loss and was credited with three quarterback hurries against Mississippi State (10/17) ... Recorded three solo tackles, including two sacks while forcing a fumble and being credited with a quarterback hurry against Middle Tennessee (10/24) ... Registered five solo tackles, including three for loss and a sack, as well as being credited with a quarterback hurry against rice (10/30) ... Recorded six tackles (two solo, four assisted) including 2.5 tackles for loss against North Texas (11/7) ... Assisted on two tackles against UTEP (11/21) ... Recorded two solo tackles and broke up a pass against Southern Miss (11/28) ... Posted one tackle that went for a loss of one yard versus Arkansas State (12/19) in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
High School: Graduated from West Feliciana High School in 2014 ... Lettered four years in football and basketball ... Received all-state honors and was an East all-star his senior year while garnering district and metro MVP honors in addition to his all-metro and all-district honors ... Also received all-district honors his junior year ... Coached by Robb Odom.
Personal: Jaylon O'Neal Ferguson ... Son of Richard and Jackie Harris ... Born on Dec. 14, 1995 in Zachary, La. ... Has two younger siblings: Jazmond Ferguson and Richard Harris, Jr. ... Chose LA Tech over Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Tulane and UCF ... Recruited by Joe Sloan.
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