Media selects Bulldogs to return to C-USA Championship Game
Butler, Dixon, Taylor and Woods honored by C-USA
LA Tech one of only five teams with multiple selections
Bulldog safety is only C-USA player listed
Louisiana Tech totaled a league-best 15 selections on the preseason list
Photos from LA Tech vs. Rice on Nov. 29, 2014
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss in Rivalry in Dixie game
Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA
Photos of Louisiana Tech's game hosting UTEP.
Louisiana Tech at UTSA
2014: Set a school record with 230 interception return yards on six interceptions (two for touchdowns) while he was second on the team with 71 total tackles (52 solo, 19 assisted), 3.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards including a solo sack for a loss of nine yards, seven pass brak-ups, three forced fumbles, one QB hurry and a blocked kick ... Registered seven total tackles (five solo, two assisted) at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) ... Returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown and registered six total tackles (five solo, one assisted) at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/6) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Forced a fumble, registered his first career sack - a solo sack for a loss of nine yards - and totaled four tackles overall at North Texas (9/11) ... Intercepted a pass and returned it 15 yards against Northwestern State (9/20) ... Totaled eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) at No. 5/5 Auburn (9/27) while also being credited with a pass break-up ... Recorded two interceptions returned for a total of 10 yards and made two solo tackles against UTEP (10/4) ... Totaled two solo tackles and was credited with a pass break-up at Southern Miss (10/25) ... Tallied four solo tackles against Western Kentucky (11/1) while also registering 56 total interception return yards after being lateraled the ball by Le’Vander Liggins (both times) in a 59-10 win over the Hilltoppers ... Totaled five tackles including a solo tackle for a loss of one yard, returned an interception 34 yards and blocked a field goal attempt at UAB (11/8) ... Registered five total tackles (two solo, three assisted) at Old Dominion (11/22) with a solo tackle for a loss of two yards and a pass break-up ... Totaled five tackles (four solo, one assisted), one tackle for a loss one yard, forced one fumble and had a pass break-up against Rice (11/29) ... Registered nine total tackles (five solo, four assisted) with one forced fumble and one pass break-up at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6) ... Returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown and tallied nine solo tackles while breaking up a pass and being credited with a QB hurry in a 35-18 win over Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.
2013: Played in all 12 games, starting in 10, recording 61 total tackles (32 solo, 29 assisted) with three tackles for a loss of five yards and was credited with two pass break-ups ... Recorded three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) in his collegiate debut at NC State (8/31) ... Registered three total tackles against Lamar (9/7) ... Tallied four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) against Tulane (9/12) with a solo stop for a loss of one yard and a pass break-up ... Notched seven total tackles (six solo, one assisted) at Kansas (9/21) ... Credited with two solo tackles against Army (9/28) ... Registered six total tackles at UTEP (10/5) with two solo stops and four assisted tackles ... Notched nine total tackles (two solo, seven assisted) against North Texas (10/19) ... Registered three total tackles at FIU (10/26) with two solo stops and one assisted tackle ... Made four total stops against Southern Miss (11/9) with an assisted tackle for a loss of one yard ... Registered eight total tackles (two solo, six assisted) against Tulsa (11/23) with a season-high 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards ... Registered four total tackles at UTSA (11/30) with three solo stops and one assisted tackle and was credited with a pass break-up.
High School: Expected to graduate from West Monroe High School in 2013 ... An all-state, all-Northeast Louisiana and all-district honoree ... Led his team to a state championship his junior year (2011) ... Returned two punts for 60 yards and returned one kickoff for four yards his senior year while catching seven passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns and making 43 tackles and five interceptions his junior year ... Coached by Don Shows.
Personal: Xavier Woods ... Son of Barron and Octavia Cobbs ... Born on July 26, 1995 in Monroe, La. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Louisiana-Lafayette, Stanford and Indiana ... Recruited by Tim Rattay.