March 16, 2012
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech head football coach Sonny Dykes announced three new additions to the football roster Friday. Thaddeus Medford, Jens Danielson and Andre Wiggins have committed to joining the program.
Medford, listed as an athlete, signed a National Letter of Intent recently to join the Bulldog program. A native of Newbern, Tenn., Medford (5-11, 190) is an undersized but explosive athlete that played cornerback and running back at Dyer County High School. He received the Combine King and Fastest Man awards at the 2010 National Underclassmen Combine in Memphis. He chose Louisiana Tech over a late offer from Ole Miss.
Jens (pronounced YENS) Danielson, an offensive tackle, joins Louisiana Tech’s program after a one-year stint at Coffeyville Community College. Coached by Darian Dulin and John Harrell, Danielson started every game at right tackle as his team went 6-4 in 2011. He chose Louisiana Tech over Kansas, East Carolina, Minnesota, Arkansas and Kansas State.
Wiggins, a linebacker, transferred to Louisiana Tech from Wake Forest. He and LA Tech have applied for a waiver to the NCAA to allow him to play immediately in 2012. Wiggins originally comes from San Antonio, Texas, where he was named to the All-Area team as a 2011 graduate of James Madison High School. His senior year, he made 85 tackles, broke up 12 passes and recovered one fumble.
While Medford won’t be able to enroll until this summer, Danielson and Wiggins are at Louisiana Tech now and are expected to participate in spring practice drills beginning today. They will be joined by Alec Davis and Jon Greenwalt, two early junior college signees for the Bulldogs.
Louisiana Tech already has its 2012 season ticket package available to fans with priority renewals for last year's season ticket holders lasting through June 1. The six-game home schedule has prices as low as $90 for general admission with West Stand Reserved seats priced at $160. Tickets to the Texas A&M game are included in the season ticket package.
Season ticket holders and LTAC members will have the immediate opportunity to purchase additional single game tickets for the Texas A&M game. Remaining single game tickets, if available, will go on sale Aug. 1. Student ticket information for the Texas A&M game will be announced in May.
Season tickets for the 2012 football season will be a hot commodity following Tech's championship run in 2011 that was capped off with a bid to the Poinsettia Bowl against nationally-ranked TCU. The Bulldogs return 16 starters for the 2012 season, including Ray Guy Award winner Ryan Allen.
Returning again in 2012 is the ever popular "Family 5 Pack" which includes two adult season tickets and three children's season tickets for only $325, a savings of $475 from five season tickets purchased at the regular price.
Young Alumni can get season tickets for only $80 provided they have made a $50 donation to LTAC.
Single game tickets for all home games, including the home game against Texas A&M, will go on sale on Aug. 1. For Tech fans in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, there will be a satellite ticket office in Shreveport to purchase tickets at that time.