Louisiana Tech vs. Houston Sept. 17, 2011 Joe Aillet Stadium
Louisiana Tech hosts the 14th-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Football at San Jose State
Louisiana Tech hosts Fresno State on Nov. 6, 2010 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
2011: Senior linebacker that played in all 13 games, making 21 tackles (10 solo, 11 assisted) and was credited with one pass break-up ... Saw action at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Recorded one solo tackle against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Recorded two solo tackles and two assisted tackles against Houston (9/17) ... Assisted on one tackle at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Registered two assisted tackles at Idaho (10/8) ... Recorded one solo tackle at Utah State (10/22) ... Recorded a solo tackle at Fresno State (11/5) ... Registered three tackles at Nevada (11/19) ... Tallied five total tackles against New Mexico State (11/26) ... Saw action against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010:Played in all 12 games, starting in five ... Finished the year with 49 total tackles, 20 solo and 29 assisted ... Registered three tackles for a loss of four yards, recovered two fumbles, was credited with a pass break-up and was credited with one QB hurry ... Recorded three solo tackles against Grambling (9/4) ... Matched a career-best six tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Recorded three tackles - two solo and one assisted - against Navy (9/18) ... Made four total tackles at Hawai'i (10/2) with one solo stop and three assisted tackles ... Matched a career-high six tackles against Utah State (10/9) with three solo tackles and three assisted stops ... Recorded three total tackles against Idaho (10/16) with one solo stop and two assisted tackles and was credited with a QB hurry ... Registered four total tackles at No. 2 Boise State (10/26) with his lone solo stop coming for a loss of one yard ... Recorded four total tackles against Fresno State (11/6) while assisting on a tackle for a loss and being credited with a pass break-up ... Registered three total tackles at New Mexico State (11/13) ... Recorded five total tackles at San Jose State (11/27) with four solo stops and one assisted tackle ... Recorded four total tackles against No. 14 Nevada (12/4) with one coming for a loss of two yards.
2009: Back-up linebacker that registered 25 total tackles on the year, 12 solo and 13 assisted... Recorded one tackle at Navy (9/12).. Recorded a career-best six tackles against Nicholls State (9/19) with two solo stops and four assisted tackles... Made three stops at Nevada (10/9)... Credited with three assisted tackles against New Mexico State (10/17)... Recorded one solo stop at Utah State (10/24)... Registered one solo and one assisted tackle at Idaho (10/31)... Recorded two solo tackles against No. 5 Boise State (11/6)... Registered a solo stop at No. 5 LSU (11/6)... Credited with two solo tackles at Fresno State (11/21)... Registered three total tackles against San Jose State (12/5), one solo and two assisted.
2008: Saw action in eight games this season ... Recorded a total of nine tackles.
2007: Redshirt season ... Member of the scout squad.
High School: Lettered four years for Coach Ken Ivy at Captain Shreve High School ... Played linebacker for the Gators ... Helped lead Captain Shreve to the 2005 District 1-4A title and runner-up finish in 2006 ... Registered 145 tackles his senior year, including 54 solo stops ... Also had three fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and four pass break-ups ... Named first team all-district and second team all-city (Shreveport Times) as a junior ... Named first team all-district and all-city as a senior
Personal: Full name is Durward Rust, III ... Son of Woody and Christie (stepmom) Rust and Michael (stepdad) and Tammye Jefcoat ... Has two older sisters, Lyndley and Darla, one younger sister, Savannah, and one younger brother, Jackson ... His aunt Rita Rust was a three-year letterwinner for the Louisiana Tech Lady Techster basketball team from 1979 through 1982, including two national championship teams ... Born Feb. 20, 1988, in Shreveport, La.