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Quinton Patton heading into rSr season: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 4/128 -- Quinton Patton, WR, 6-0, 204, Louisiana Tech...Given a second-round grade by some talent evaluators, Patton was the key cog in the nation's highest scoring offense. He caught 104 passes for 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns and could push A.J. Jenkins for playing time. - The Sports Xchange
Justin Ellis heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 4/107 - Justin Ellis, DT, 6-2, 346, Louisiana Tech...Ellis can play over the nose when the Raiders go to 3-4 alignments or play inside in a 4-3 and has value as a run-stopper along with veteran Pat Sims. Provides depth for a unit that wore down in 2013 as the season progressed. Has battled weight issues in the past; was in the 390s at one point in college and put on 12 pounds since the scouting combine. - The Sports Xchange
Chris Keagle heading into rSr season: 2007: P 76-3139-41.3, 5 TB, 21 FC, 26 in 20, 0 blocked; Started all 12 games as punter and holder on place-kicks...named first team All-WAC...led the WAC in punting with a 41.3 average and net punting at 37.0...more than one-third of his punts (26-of-76) were downed inside the 20...opponents averaged just 7.5 yards a return...had four of six punts downed inside the 20 against Hawaii...named to Rivals.com All-WAC team...2006: P 66-2534-38.4, 5 TB, 16 FC, 16 in 20, 1 blocked; Started all 13 games as the Bulldogs' punter… Punted 66 times for 2534 yards, n average of 38.4 yards per punt… Had 16 of his 66 punts downed inside the 20-yard line… Booted five punts over 60 yards...2005: P 52-1946-37.4, 3 TB, 9 FC, 17 in 20, 0 blocked; Started all 11 games as Louisiana Tech's punter … Punted 52 times for 1946 yards, an average of 37.4 yards per punt … Had 17 of his 52 punts downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line … Did not have a punt blocked … Had four games where he averaged over 40.0 yards per punt … Registered a career-long 60 yarder in win at Utah State … Ranked No. 6 in WAC in punting...2004: Redshirted.
D'Anthony Smith heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; 27 Sol-65 TT, 8 TFL, 5 SK, 3 PBU, 3 QBH; Earned first team All-WAC honors for the year … Named first team All-Louisiana by LSWA…Led team with five total sacks and third on team with 65 total tackles … Named LA Tech Defensive POW (Kansas, Hawaii, Utah State and Nevada games). 2007: 11 GP; 11 GS; 15 Sol-43 TT, 6.5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 1 QBH, 1 FF; Missed one game due to injury. 2006: 13 GP; 8 GS; 11 Sol-38 TT, 3.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 INT, 1 PBU.
Jordan Mills heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 5/163 - Jordan Mills, T, 6-5, 316, Louisiana Tech...Started 34 games, including all of the final 25 in his last two seasons. Started 29 games at right tackle and five at left guard. Hard worker with good mental approach and nice physical traits but needs to refine his technique and did not face top-level competition. Cousin is Packers cornerback Tramon Williams. - The Sports Xchange
Adrien Cole heading into Sr season: 2010: A second team all-WAC selection that started in six of the 10 games he played in ... Tied for second on the team in tackles, despite only playing in 10 games ... Registered 80 total tackles, 26 solo and 54 assisted with 4.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards ... Credited with two sacks for a loss of six yards, one forced fumble and one QB hurry ... Recorded three assisted tackles at New Mexico State (11/13) before leaving the game with a season-ending knee injury. 2009: An all-WAC first team selection at linebacker... Credited with 123 tackles on the year... Notched five tackles for a loss of 34 yards and two sacks for a loss of 27 yards... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles at Auburn (9/5) while forcing his only two fumbles of the season. 2008: Saw action in 11 games at middle linebacker … Finished the season with 30 tackles … Recorded a career high seven tackles vs. NMSU. Personal: Father, Melvin, played football for Iowa.
Lennon Creer heading into rSr season: 2010: A second team all-WAC and all-Louisiana tailback that started in six of the 12 games he played in ... Ran for 1,181 yards on 212 carries for 10 touchdowns ... Fumbled five times during the year, losing three … Surprised the nation's top-ranked defense and top-ranked rushing defense with 149 rushing yards on 35 carries and two touchdowns at No. 2 Boise State (10/26) while also catching three passes for a career-high 41 yards … Carried the ball 30 times for a career-best 252 yards and three touchdowns at San Jose State (11/27). 2009: Sat out transferring from Tennessee to Louisiana Tech. 2008: Played in 11 games for the Volunteers, rushing for 388 yards on 73 carries and totaling four touchdowns on the season… Also caught three passes for 10 yards … Best game came against UAB where he rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries ... Fumbled twice, losing both to the opposition. 2007: Played 13 of 14 games … One of four tailbacks to see significant playing time … Ran the ball 36 times for 214 yards and one score … Caught two passes for 13 yards … Best game came against Louisiana-Lafayette, rushing for 109 yards and one touchdown on just seven carries … His 13 kickoff returns for 243 yards (18.7 per) including four attempts for 99 yards and 24.5-yard average against LSU in the SEC Championship Game. Personal: Cousin Andre Davis played running back at TCU from 1993-1995 and was drafted by the Oilers in the 1996 NFL Draft.
Antonio Baker heading into Sr season: 2007: Started all 12 games at free safety...led the team with 118 tackles and was named first team All-WAC...006: Saw action in 11 games for the Bulldogs while making six starts ... Totaled 29 solo tackles with 39 assisted stops ... Forced two fumbles on the season while recovering one ... Finished with two interceptions ...father played linebacker at Southern.
IK Enemkpali heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 6/210 -- IK Enemkpali, LB, 6-1, 261, Louisiana Tech...With 12 picks, the Jets could afford to take a chance on a wild card, which is what Enemkpali appears to be. He's undersized, fairly slow (he ran a 5.01-second 40-yard dash) and had just 17.5 sacks in college. He may also get the redshirt season treatment. - The Sports Xchange
Rob McGill heading into rSr season: 2009: Starting offensive lineman that garnered all-WAC second team and all-Louisiana first team honors, marking the second consecutive year he has been named all-WAC... started in every game throughout the 2009 season...2008: Started all 13 games at left tackle ... Earned second team All-WAC honors ... Helped Tech rushers amass 2,432 total yards rushing during the season ...2007: Started six games at left guard and played all 12 on special teams...made first career start against Boise State...helped offensive line pave the way for Tech's offense to rush for 1,863 yards and throw for 2,348...2006: Redshirted.
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