Tech's eight awards most among state schools
27 Louisiana Tech student-athletes will earn their degrees Saturday
Friday's practice begins at 4 p.m.
Louisiana Tech at UTSA
Kyle Fischer hits five field goals
Louisiana Tech Football at Kansas on Sept. 21, 2013
Photos from the Fan Autograph and Meet-and-Greet Session in Ruston.
Photos from Louisiana Tech's first full pads practice during fall camp.
Photos from the second practice of fall camp.
2013: Played in all 12 games, starting in 11, as he made 41 tackles (10 solo, 31 assisted) with three tackles for a loss of five yards, one fumble recovery and three pass break-ups ... Assisted on three tackles at NC State (8/31) with two of the three coming for a loss of three yards ... Credited with two total tackles against Lamar (9/7) ... Assisted on three tackles against Tulane (9/12) ... Notched six total tackles (three solo, three assisted) and was credited with three pass break-ups at Kansas (9/21) ... Registered eight total tackles (three solo, five assisted) against Army (9/28) in the Heart of Dallas Classic in the Cotton Bowl, matching a career high ... Registered four total tackles at UTEP (10/5) before leaving the game with an injury ... Assisted on three tackles against North Texas (10/19) ... Notched four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) at FIU (10/26) with an assisted tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery ... Assisted on two tackles against Southern Miss (11/9) ... Made a solo tackle at Rice (11/16) ... Assisted on three tackles - including one for a loss - against Tulsa (11/23) ... Assisted on two tackles at UTSA (11/30).
2012: Totaled 42 tackles (10 solo, 32 assisted) and notched a Pick-6 off the Heisman Trophy winner during the 2012 campaign along with notching 2.5 tackles for a loss of five yards, recovering a fumble and getting credited with a QB hurry ... Assisted on two tackles in season-opening win at Houston (9/8) ... Assisted on six tackles against Rice (9/15), a career-high in assisted tackles in a game ... His lone assisted tackle at Illinois (9/22) was a tackle for a loss of one yard while he was also credited with a fumble recovery and a QB hurry ... Totaled two tackles (one solo, one assisted) in a 44-38 win at Virginia (9/29) ... Assisted on four tackles against UNLV (10/6) including one for a loss of a yard ... Recorded seven total tackles (four solo, three assisted) and returned his first career interception for a touchdown - a Pick-6 off eventual 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel - in a 59-57 loss to No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) ... Assisted on three tackles against Idaho (10/20) ... Assisted on four tackles at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Credited with four total tackles against UTSA (11/3) with one solo stop and three assisted tackles, including assisting on a tackle for a loss of one yard ... Made one solo stop at Texas State (11/10) ... Recorded three total tackles against Utah State (11/17) including a solo stop for a loss of three yards ... Registered five total tackles (one solo, four assisted) at San Jose State (11/24).
2011: Played in all 13 games, recording 30 total tackles (10 solo, 20 assisted) with two tackles for a loss of 15 yards including one sack for a loss of 12 yards and two QB hurries ... Registered four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Credited with one assisted tackle against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Recorded his first career sack against Houston (9/17), tackling Heisman Trophy candidate Case Keenum for a loss of 10 yards while also assisting on another tackle ... Credited wtih two assisted tackles and one QB hurry at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Registered four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) at Idaho (10/8) ... Tallied five total tackles with 1.5 coming for a loss of five yards and assisting on a sack for a loss of two yards as he helped hold the nation's sixth-ranked rushing offense to a season-low 166 yards on the ground at Utah State (10/22) ... Tallied a solo tackle and helped the Tech defense hold San Jose State (10/29) to only 12 total rushing yards in a 38-28 win over the Spartans ... Recorded two total tackles and was credited with a QB hurry at Fresno State (11/5) ... Registered a solo tackle in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Assisted on a tackle in a 24-20 win at Nevada (11/19) ... Tallied two total tackles against New Mexico State (11/26) as Tech's 44-0 win clinched the WAC title ... Credited with two solo tackles against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010: Played in all 12 games, starting in three ... Recorded 25 total tackles on the year with 3.5 coming for a loss of seven yards while also blocking one kick ... Recorded two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) against Grambling State (9/4) in the Port City Classic at Independence Stadium in Shreveport ... Assisted on two tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Recorded a season-best eight total tackles against Southern Miss (9/25) with three solo stops and five assisted tackles including one assisted tackle for a loss of two yards ... Recorded a solo tackle for a loss of two yards against Utah State (10/9) ... Registered four total tackles (three solo, one assisted) with a blocked kick against Idaho (10/16) ... Credited with two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) against Fresno State (11/6) ... Registered two solo stops at New Mexico State (11/13) with one coming for a loss of two yards as Tech won its first road game in over two years ... Registered a solo stop at San Jose State (11/27) ... Credited with three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) against No. 14 Nevada (12/4).
2009: Redshirted, Member of the scout team.
High School: Lettered three years for coach Wayne Meyers at L.W. Higgins High School in Louisiana ... Helped lead the Hurricanes to three consecutive District 9-5A titles and the state playoffs ... Three-time all-district selection ... Named to the Times Picayune All-West Bank team three straight years ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 148th best defensive end in the country by Scout.com ... Recorded 75 tackles, 10 TFL and six sacks as a junior ... Also threw the shot put on the high school track team.
Personal: Full name is Shakeil James Lucas ... Son of Angela Lucas ... Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Whitley ... His cousin Jordan Jefferson played quarterback at LSU ... Born April 22, 1991 in Marrero, La.