Football season opener is Aug. 30 at Oklahoma
Bulldogs projected to finish fourth in West Division
Bates, Dixon lead with first team selections
Dixon, Bates lead Bulldog contingent
T-Day Spring Game set for Saturday at 1 p.m., Gates open at 11 a.m.
LA Tech at Rice played at Rice Stadium
Louisiana Tech hosted Southern Miss Nov. 9 in Ruston during a day that also included the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and the reunion of the 1973 National Championship team.
Louisiana Tech at FIU
Photos from Louisiana Tech Football vs. North Texas
Louisiana Tech Football at UTEP
2013 Second Team All-Conference USA
2013 National Player to Watch (TDC)
2012 Freshman All-America
2012 WAC Freshman of the Year
2012 First Team All-WAC
2012 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2012 First Team All-Louisiana
2012 Doak Walker Award Watch List
2013: Played in 10 games, starting in eight with 151 carries for 917 yards and four touchdowns and 14 catches for 85 yards with one touchdown ... Opened the season at NC State (8/31) where he ran for 118 yards and one touchdown ... Ran for 41 yards on four carries against Lamar (9/7) before leaving the game with a knee injury ... Saw limited action against Tulane (9/12) due to a knee injury, running four times for negative-five yards ... Ran for 129 yards on 18 carries in a 13-10 loss at Kansas (9/21) ... Ran for 71 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown against Army (9/28) in the Heart of Dallas Classic at the Cotton Bowl ... Ran for 200 yards on 25 carries with a score and caught a pass for 10 yards at UTEP (10/5) with a career-long 72-yard run ... Ran the ball 12 times for 25 yards and caught four passes for nine yards against North Texas (10/19) ... Led all players in rushing and receiving at FIU (10/26) with 119 yards on 23 carries and 64 receiving yards on three catches, including a 39-yard touchdown catch ... Ran for 207 yards and a touchdown to surpass the 2,000 rushing yard mark in his career in a 36-13 win over Southern Miss (11/9) in A Rivalry in Dixie ... Ran for 12 yards on two carries at Rice (11/16) before leaving the game with a knee injury.
2012: A Freshman All-America selection that was named a 2013 National Player to Watch by the Touchdown Club of Columbus ... Named the WAC Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-WAC honoree as well as being named the Louisiana Freshman of the Year and first team All-Louisiana ... The NCAA statistical championn in scoring with an average of 14.00 points per game ... Ran for 1,194 yards and an NCAA record for a freshman 27 touchdowns on 200 attempts, averaging 6.0 yards per carry and 99.5 yards per game ... Also caught 10 passes for 35 yards and one touchdown, setting a new NCAA record for total touchdowns scored by a freshman in a season (28) ... Ran for 90 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in his collegiate debut in a 56-49 win at Houston (9/8) ... Ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns on only 14 carries, averaging 8.1 yards per carry, as Tech topped Rice, 56-37 (9/15) ... Ran for 41 yards on 11 carries with a long rush of 11 yards at Illinois (9/22) in a 52-24 win ... Ran for 78 yards on 16 carries in a 44-38 win at Virginia with a long run of 33 yards ... Became only the fourth player in school history to run for four touchdowns while he ran the ball 16 times for 102 yards and four touchdowns and made his first career catch with a 10-yard reception against UNLV (10/6) ... Ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for two yards for a season-best 113 all-purpose yards against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) ... Recorded a career night in a 70-28 rout of Idaho (10/20) with a school record six rushing touchdowns while running 17 times for 232 yards as the Bulldogs ran for a school record eight touchdowns total and school record 839 total offensive yards ... Ran for 69 yards and a touchdown on 20 rush attempts and caught two passes for 11 yards at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Ran for 72 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries against UTSA (11/3), setting the LA Tech single season record for touchdowns in a season (19) ... Ran for 144 yards and four touchdowns and caught two passes for 14 yards and a touchdown as he set new NCAA records for rushing touchdowns in a season by a freshman (24), touchdowns scored in a season by a freshman (25) and points scored in a season by a freshman (150) ... Ran for 109 yards and two scores on 22 carries in an overtime loss to Utah State (11/17) ... Ran for 33 yards and one touchdown on eight carries at San Jose State (11/24).
High School: A three-star running back at Strong High School where he lettered in football and basketball ... Named "Mr. Football" in Arkansas in 2011 ... Ran for a state single-season record of 3,153 yards and 39 touchdowns during the team's state title run in 2011 ... Coached by Shane Davis.
Personal: Kenneth Dixon ... Son of Kenneth Dixon and Sheila Baker ... Born on Jan. 21, 1994 in El Dorado, Ark. ... Has two siblings: Ashley Dixon and Arrian Easton ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Arkansas State, Arkansas, LSU and Ole Miss ... Recruited by Rob Likens.