Hunter Hanks was named as the team Most Valuable Player, Grant Jonkheer earned Offensive Player of the Year honors, J.T. Pardue was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year and Ryan Dwyer gained Special Teams Player of the Year during Cedar Creek High School’s annual football banquet held recently.
Less than six months after finishing 14th in the league standings in its inaugural year in Conference USA, Louisiana Tech has been tabbed seventh in the preseason Coaches’ Poll released by the C-USA office Wednesday.
First-year head coach Tyler Summitt and Co. received a total of 105 points from the league coaches, finishing behind Middle Tennessee (181, 6 first place votes), Western Kentucky (179, 5), Southern Miss (163, 1), UTEP (154, 1), Charlotte (132) and Old Dominion (116).
Two National Football League franchises have announced the signing of two former Louisiana Tech University stars.
Announced last weekend as one of nine free agent signees by the Green Bay Packers is wide receiver Myles White, who was the Bulldogs’ No. 2 receiver in 2012 with 56 caches for 718 yards and six touchdowns.
Signing earlier as a free agent with the New England Patriots was punter Ryan Allen, who averaged 45.0 yards per attempt and had a long punt of 85 yards in 2012 when he was named as the Ray Guy Award winner for the second straight year.