Bulldog rookies contribute during 2017 season
Was that a freaky football fall or what? Despite the curious route, Louisiana Tech still earned a free game for the fourth time in as many Decembers.
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston
LA Tech hosts Southern Miss at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston
2015-16 (Trinity Valley CC): Spent two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College where he totaled 46 tackles (24 solo, 22 assisted), two interceptions for 73 yards and 10 pass break-ups in 2016 ... Totaled 492 all-purpose yards in 2016 as a returner on special teams ... Helped lead Trinity Valley to an 11-win season, a Southwest Junior College Football Conference championship and a victory in the Heart of Texas Bowl over Northwest Mississippi in 2016 ... In 2015, he recorded 25 total tackles (16 solo, 9 assisted), three interceptions for 35 yards and six pass break-ups ... Returned seven kickoffs in 2015 for 237 yards (33.9 avg.) and a TD ... Named second team All-SWJCFC as a returner in 2015 ... Coached by Brad Smiley.
High School: Graduated from New Iberia Senior High School in 2015 ... Lettered in football, basketball and track ... Named first team all-state by the LSWA as a senior ... Earned a spot on the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game as a senior ... Coached by Todd Russ.
Personal: Michael Jerell Sam ... Son of Martha Sam ... Born on Dec. 12, 1996
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