LA Tech defeated Arkansas State 47-28 in Saturday's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
The Bulldogs take on Arkansas State at 8 p.m. CT Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Team relaxes Wednesday evening at welcome party event
Team honored, 26-member senior class recognized
By: Anna Claire Thomas
Louisiana Tech Football at UTEP
Photos of LA Tech's 2015 game at Rice
Photos from Louisiana Tech's game against Middle Tennessee
Louisiana Tech Football at Mississippi State
The Bulldogs and Ragin' Cajuns battled it out at Joe Aillet Stadium
2014: Played in 12 games, finishing the year second on the team with 514 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 42 catches ... Caught two passes for five yards at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) as he made his first career start ... Recorded 81 yards receiving on seven catches at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6), including a 55-yard reception ... Recorded two touchdown catches at North Texas (9/11) with a total of three catches for 34 yards in the game ... Caught two catches for 30 yards against Northwestern State (9/20) ... Notched 41 receiving yards on two catches at No. 5/5 Auburn ... Caught four passes for 43 yards at Southern Miss (10/25) ... Registered 84 yards receiving and a touchdown on nine catches in a 59-10 win over Western Kentucky (11/1) ... Caught one pass for 16 yards at UAB (11/8) ... Caught one pass for 10 yards at Old Dominion (11/22) ... Led all receivers with 122 yards on seven catches and one touchdown against Rice (11/29) ... Caught one pass for 10 yards, while also registering one solo tackle and block at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6) ... Registered 38 yards receiving on three catches and returned one punt for 11 yards against Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.
2013: Ruled ineligible to play in 2013 due to the NCAA transfer rule.
2012 (LSU): Played in nine games with no starts ... Saw action in a backup role at wide receiver and on special teams ... Did not record any statistics.
2011 (LSU): Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.
High School: Dynamic athlete who played both sides of the ball ... Primarily ran the option from the quarterback position in high school and projects as either a safety or wide receiver at LSU ... Led West Monroe to a 5A State Championship in 2009 and state runner up in 2010 ... Voted Louisiana Sports Writers Association 5A Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... A member of the LSWA 5A All-State Football team in 2010 and an honorable mention in 2009 ... Ranked No. 11 in Louisiana by Tigerbait.com and as the No. 32 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com ... A consensus three-star prospect by every major recruiting site ... Passed for 1,245 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior year to go along with 974 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns ... Member of the New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue-Chip List ... Selected to the Baton Rouge Advocate's Second Dozen ... Maintained a 4.0 GPA entering his senior season ... Coached by Don Shows.
Personal: Paul O'Neal Turner ... Parents are Carl and Paula Turner ... Born May 10, 1993 in West Monroe, La.