Bulldogs defense forces six turnovers in win
Louisiana Tech vs. Rice
Bulldogs roll to 56-37 win over Rice
Teams combine for 105 points and almost 1,300 yards
Coach Dykes previews Texas A&M
Photos from the 2012 Year-End Football Banquet
Louisiana Tech at Illinois on Sept. 22, 2012
Photos from Louisiana Tech's game at Houston on Sept. 8, 2012.
Pictures from Louisiana Tech's first spring scrimmage of 2012.
Louisiana Tech hosts the 14th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack at Joe Aillet Stadium.
2012 Most Inspirational Award
2012: Received the team's Most Inspirational Award .. Recorded a team-high 13 total tackles (five solo, eight assisted) in Tech's 56-49 win at Houston (9/8) ... Credited with eight total tackles (two solo, six assists) including a solo sack for a loss of four yards ... Recorded three total tackles (two solo, one assisted) while one of his solo stops came for a loss of 10 yards and he was also credited with a forced fumble at Illinois (9/22) before suffering a career-ending neck injury.
2011: Saw action in 12 games, recording 23 total tackles (10 solo, 13 assisted) with two tackles for a loss of 24 yards that included one sack for a loss of 21 yards ... Saw action at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Recorded one solo tackle against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Assisted on a tackle at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Registered a career-high seven total tackles (one solo, six assisted) against Hawai'i (10/1) while recording his first career tackle for a loss, an assisted stop for a loss of one yard ... Tallied three total tackles at Idaho (10/8) with two solo stops and assisted on a tackle for a loss of two yards ... Recorded his first career start as he recorded four total tackles at Utah State (10/22) and was credited with a sack for a loss of 21 yards after forcing USU QB to intentionally ground the ball ... Recorded a solo tackle against San Jose State (10/29) ... Recorded one tackle at Nevada (11/19) ... Recorded three total tackles against New Mexico State (11/26) ... Credited with two solo tackles against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010: Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded four total tackles and blocked a kick on the year ... Assisted on a tackle at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Blocked a punt against Southern Miss (9/25) late in the game that led to a safety and pulled Tech within a one point margin, 13-12 ... Assisted on a tackle against Utah State (10/9) ... Registered a solo tackle against Fresno State (11/6) ... Assisted on a tackle at San Jose State (11/27).
2009: Redshirt season...Member of scout squad.
High School: Two-year starter for coach Stephen Robicheaux at Destrehan High School in Louisiana ... Helped lead the Wildcats to back-to-back Louisiana Class 5A state championship titles as well as District 6-5A titles ... Led Destrehan to a 29-0 mark over the last two years ... Two-time all-district selection ... Named the defensive MVP for the all-metro team by the Times Picayune ... Named first team all-state as a senior ... Named the defensive MVP of the 2008 state championship game after his 98-yard interception return for a TD sealed the 14-3 win over West Monroe ... Recorded 111 tackles, 14 TFL and three interceptions as a senior ... A three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the 29th best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 38th best outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com.
Personal: Full name is Rufus Porter, Jr. ... Son of Anita Porter ... Has one sister, Atina ... Born Oct. 2, 1990.