By Teddy Allen
Bulldog rookies contribute during 2017 season
Bulldogs score 28 unanswered points to defeat the Demons, 52-24, in season opener
University's student-athletes continue to shine on and off the field
Woods was selected in the sixth round as the 191st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys
Bulldogs fall on the road to the Razorbacks, 21-20.
Photos from Louisiana Tech's game vs. North Texas
Photos from Louisiana Tech's football game at UTSA.
Photos from LA Tech vs. Rice on Nov. 29, 2014
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss in Rivalry in Dixie game
2015 All-Conference USA First Team
2015: Named first team all-Conference USA and second team all-Louisiana ... Registered 56 total tackles, including 7.5 for a loss after entering the 2015 season with 6.5 career tackles for loss ... Hauled in three interceptions during the season ... Tied a Louisiana Tech record with two forced fumbles against North Texas (11/7) ... Returned an interception 18 yards and registered three solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards against Southern (9/5) ... Recorded six total tackles (three solo, three unassisted) and broke up a pass against WKU (9/10) ... Recorded two solo tackles against Kansas State (9/19) ... Recorded a solo tackle against FIU (9/26) ... Recorded three tackles (one solo, two assisted) against ULL (10/3) ... Recorded six tackles (four solo, two assisted) including a tackle for a loss against UTSA (10/10). Woods also continued an interception return for 21 yards after receiving a pitch from Llyod Grogan ... Led the Bulldogs with a career-high 10 tackles (six solo, four assisted) and broke up a pass against Mississippi State (10/17) ... Recorded five tackles (three solo, two assisted) including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Middle Tennessee (10/24) ... Saw action against Rice (10/30) but did not record any stats ... Recorded six tackles (five solo, one assisted), including a career-high two tackles for loss, totaling 45 yards and forcing two fumbles, tying a school record, against North Texas (11/7) ... Recorded three tackles (two solo, one assisted) and intercepted a pass against UTEP (11/21) ... Recorded five tackles (three solo, two asssisted), imcluding a tackle for loss against Southern Miss (11/28) ... Intercepted a pass, while also registering six tackles (four solo, two assisted) and assisting on a tackle for loss in the R + L Carrier's New Orleans Bowl (12/19).
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: Graduated 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.
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