Representatives from just under 20 pro teams in attendance
Several student-athletes honored for on and off the field performances
Coach Dykes previews New Mexico State game
Louisiana Tech vs. Idaho
LA Tech falls just short in furious second half rally
2012: Led the team in 2012 with 79 total tackles (45 solo, 34 assisted) with 1.5 tackles for a loss of six yards including assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards wiht two interceptions for negative one yard while getting credited with four pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one QB hurry ... Recorded 12 total tackles (eight solo, four assisted) and was credited with a pass break-up in a 56-49 win at Houston (9/8) ... Registered two solo stops against Rice (9/15) including a tackle for a loss of three yards ... Responsible for three total tackles at Illinois (9/22) with one solo stop and two assisted tackles ... Registered eight total tackles at Virginia (9/29) with five solo stops and three assisted tackles ... Against UNLV (10/6), recorded five total tackles (three solo, two assisted), forced a fumble, recorded an interception and was credited with a QB hurry ... Matched a career high 12 tackles against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) while assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards and getting credited with a pass break-up ... Recorded four total tackles (three solo, one assisted), forced a fumble and recorded an interception in Tech's 70-28 win over Idaho (10/20) ... Credited with four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Credited with five total tackles (three solo, two assisted) against UTSA (11/3) while also adding a pass break-up to his credit ... Recorded six total tackles at Texas State (11/10) with four solo tackles and two assisted stops ... Credited with six total tackles (three solo, three assisted) against Utah State (11/17) ... Led all players with 12 total tackles (six solo, six assisted) at San Jose State (11/24).
2011: Played in all 13 games, registering 88 total tackles (54 solo, 34 assisted) with 0.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, two interceptions returned for 31 yards and one pass break-up ... Recorded a career-high 12 total tackles at Southern Miss (9/3) after recording only 11 total tackles the year before ... Registered a career-best seven solo tackles in Louisiana Tech's 48-42 overtime win over Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Made four total tackles against Houston (9/17) ... Recorded 11 total tackles (four solo, seven assisted) at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Registered four total tackles against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Recorded his first career interception while making five total tackles at Idaho (10/8) ... Tallied five total tackles at Utah State (10/22) ... Recorded seven total tackles against San Jose State (10/29) with four solo stops and returned an interception - one of four for the day for the Tech defense - 26 yards ... Tied for the team lead with eight total tackles at Fresno State (11/5) while adding a pass break-up ... Registered three total tackles in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Recorded 10 total tackles while also forcing a fumble at Nevada (11/19) ... Assisted on three tackles in a 44-0 win over New Mexico State (11/26) as Tech clinched the WAC title ... Recorded nine total tackles (eight solo, one assisted) against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010: Played in eight games, primarily on special teams and in the secondary ... Credited with 11 total tackles on the year and one pass break-up ... Registered two assisted tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Recorded a solo stop against Idaho (10/16) ... Recorded a season-high four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) against Fresno State (11/6) ... Registered two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) and a pass break-up at New Mexico State (11/13) as Tech won its first road game in over two years ... Credited with an assisted tackle at San Jose State (11/27) ... Assisted on a tackle against No. 14 Nevada (12/4).
2009 (Fort Scott CC): Helped lead Fort Scott Community College to an 11-1 ranking and an unblemished 7-0 mark in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, claiming the Region VI Championship and a Citizen's Bank Bowl appearance ... Team finished the year ranked second in the nation ... Played in 10 games, recording 69 total tackles including seven tackles for a loss of 17 yards ... Recorded one interception while forcing three fumbles and recovering two fumbles.
High School: Graduated from Glenville High School in 2008 ... Lettered in football ... Coached by Ted Ginn, Sr.
Personal: Jamel Johnson ... Son of Cynthia Johnson ... Born on Dec. 5, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio ... Chose Louisiana Tech over North Texas ... Majoring in business.