2012 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team

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2012 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football
LA Tech wordmark.png
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2012 record 9–3 (4–2 WAC)
Head coach Sonny Dykes (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Tony Franklin (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Air Raid
Defensive coordinator Tommy Spangler (6th year)
Base defense 4–2–5 defense
Captain Quinton Patton
Colby Cameron
Stephen Warner
I.K. Enemkpali
Solomon Randle
Chad Boyd
Home stadium Joe Aillet Stadium
(Capacity: 30,600)

Independence Stadium
(Capacity: 49,427)
« 2011 2013 »
2012 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#16 Utah State   6 0         11 2  
#21 San Jose State   5 1         11 2  
Louisiana Tech   4 2         9 3  
UTSA*   3 3         8 4  
Texas State*   2 4         4 8  
Idaho   1 5         1 11  
New Mexico State   0 6         1 11  
† – Conference champion
  • Texas State and UTSA are not eligible for conference title nor bowl games as part of their transition to the FBS.
    As of December 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team represented Louisiana Tech University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Dawgs were led by third year head coach Sonny Dykes as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. The Bulldogs played their home games at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana and one home game at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. This was the Bulldogs last season as members of the WAC. Louisiana Tech will join Conference USA for the 2013 season.

The Bulldogs finished the season 9–3, 4–2 in WAC play to finish in third place. Despite having one of the most successful seasons in school history, the Bulldogs did not play in a bowl game. They were initially invited to the Independence Bowl but asked for more time to decide to see if other options opened up. No other bowl invited them and the Independence Bowl selected Ohio instead.[1]

Before the season[edit]


Four student-athletes in Louisiana Tech's 2012 signing class were already enrolled at Tech prior to signing day. After signing with Louisiana Tech on National Signing Day in 2011, running back Tevin King was finally declared eligible by the NCAA after waiting out the 2011 season, and his scholarship will count towards Tech's 2012 signing class.[2] On November 24, 2011, Sonny Dykes announced that three walk-on players would be receiving football scholarships which count towards the 2012 signing class. These players earning football scholarships include wide receiver D.J. Banks, defensive back Craig Johnson, and running back Hunter Lee.[3]

Death of Tyrone Duplessis[edit]

Early on the morning of February 4, 2012, Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore running back Tyrone Duplessis awoke in distress at his off-campus apartment in Ruston, Louisiana. He reportedly sprung to a seated position in bed, pounded himself in the chest, and fell backward, never to rise again. He arrived at Northern Louisiana Medical Center before 5:00 a.m. and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. The autopsy report showed Duplessis suffered a massive heart attack.[4] Toxicology reports came back negative with no drugs or alcohol found.[5] On February 10, approximately 1,000 people celebrated the life of Duplessis at a memorial service at the Thomas Assembly Center on the Louisiana Tech University campus.[6] The funeral was held on February 11 at the L. B. Landry High School auditorium in New Orleans. The Tyrone Duplessis Memorial Fund was established with the Louisiana Tech Foundation.

T–Day spring game[edit]

T–Day spring game
1 2 3 4 Total
White 14 20 13 7 54
Blue 14 3 3 5 25
  • Date: April 14
  • Location: Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA
  • Game start: 1:00 PM
  • Elapsed time: 1:35
  • Game attendance: 5,275
  • Game weather: 80°F, sunny, winds 5 mph
  • Sources:

The T–Day spring game was held at Joe Aillet Stadium on April 14, 2012.


Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV NR NR NR RV RV 23 RV 24 22 19 19 RV NR NR NR 
Coaches' RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV 23 18 19 RV RV RV RV 
Harris Not released 24 RV RV 24 19 20 RV RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR 25 20 20 NR NR NR Not released
  • Source: ESPN.com: 2012 NCAA Football Rankings[7]



Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 7:00 PM at Houston* Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CBSSN W 56–49   29,142
September 15 6:00 PM Rice* Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA ESPN3 W 56–37   23,228
September 22 7:00 PM at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 52–24   46,539
September 29 2:30 PM at Virginia* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN3 W 44–38   42,027
October 6 6:00 PM UNLV* Joe Aillet Stadium • Ruston, LA ESPN+ W 58–31   21,850
October 13 8:15 PM #22 Texas A&M* #23 Independence StadiumShreveport, LA ESPNU L 57–59   40,453
October 20 6:00 PM Idaho Joe Aillet Stadium • Ruston, LA ESPN+ W 70–28   20,255
October 27 7:00 PM at New Mexico State #24 Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM CSNH/ESPN3 W 28–14   12,118
November 3 3:00 PM UTSAdagger #22 Joe Aillet Stadium • Ruston, LA ESPN+ W 51–27   23,645
November 10 6:00 PM at Texas State #19 Bobcat StadiumSan Marcos, TX LHN W 62–55   17,184
November 17 3:00 PM Utah State #19 Joe Aillet Stadium • Ruston, LA ESPN3 L 41–48 OT  25,614
November 24 9:30 PM at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA ESPN2 L 43–52   12,326
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

at Houston[edit]

Louisiana Tech at Houston
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 7 21 14 56
Cougars 6 14 7 22 49
  • Sources:


Rice at Louisiana Tech
1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 17 6 14 37
Bulldogs 21 14 7 14 56
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Joe Aillet Stadium
    Ruston, LA
  • Game start: 6:05 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 23,228
  • Game weather: 75°F, overcast
  • Referee: Clair Gausman
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Rich Hollenberg (play-by-play), Ralph Friedgen (color)
  • Sources:

Quarterback Colby Cameron was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 3) for his performance against Rice.[9]

at Illinois[edit]

Louisiana Tech at Illinois
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 21 0 24 7 52
Fighting Illini 7 10 0 7 24
  • Sources:

Linebacker Antonio Mitchum was named WAC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 4) for his performance against Illinois.[10] Wide receiver Quinton Patton was awarded an ESPN helmet sticker for his performance Week 4 against Illinois. Colby Cameron was named the Manning Star of the Week for his performance in Week 4.

at Virginia[edit]

Louisiana Tech at Virginia
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 10 21 3 44
Cavaliers 14 10 0 14 38
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Scott Stadium
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Game start: 3:34 PM EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 42,027
  • Game weather: 69°F, partly cloudy, winds E 3 mph
  • Referee: J. Magallanes
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): John Sadak (play-by-play), John Gregory (color), Angela Mallen (sideline)
  • Sources:

Placekicker Matt Nelson was named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 5) for his performance against Virginia.[11]


UNLV at Louisiana Tech
1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 10 7 7 31
Bulldogs 20 7 17 14 58
  • Sources:

Running back Kenneth Dixon was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 6) for his performance against UNLV.[12]

Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech
1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Aggies 21 18 7 13 59
#23 Bulldogs 0 16 14 27 57
  • Sources:

This game was originally scheduled for August 30 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. However, the game was postponed until October 13 due to Hurricane Isaac.[13]

Wide receiver Quinton Patton was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 7) for his performance against Texas A&M.[14] Colby Cameron was nominated for the Manning Star of the Week for his performance in Week 7.


Idaho at Louisiana Tech
1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 14 7 0 7 28
Bulldogs 35 21 14 0 70
  • Sources:

Running back Kenneth Dixon was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 8) for his performance against Idaho.

at New Mexico State[edit]

Louisiana Tech at New Mexico State
1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Bulldogs 7 0 14 7 28
Aggies 0 0 0 14 14
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Aggie Memorial Stadium
    Las Cruces, NM
  • Game start: 6:00 PM MDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 12,118
  • Game weather: 62°F, sunny, winds SE 2 mph
  • Referee: Robert Cameron
  • TV announcers (CSN Houston/ESPN3): Jeff Matthews (play-by-play), Danny Knee (color)
  • Sources:

Punter Ryan Allen was named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 9) for his performance against New Mexico State.[15]


UTSA at Louisiana Tech
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 14 0 7 6 27
#22 Bulldogs 14 13 7 17 51
  • Sources:

Punter Ryan Allen was named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 10) for his performance against UTSA.[16] Colby Cameron was nominated for the Manning Star of the Week for his performance in Week 10.

at Texas State[edit]

Louisiana Tech at Texas State
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Bulldogs 14 27 7 14 62
Bobcats 14 20 7 14 55
  • Sources:

Running back Kenneth Dixon was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 11) for his performance against Texas State.[17] Colby Cameron was nominated for the Manning Star of the Week for his performance in Week 11.

Utah State[edit]

Utah State at Louisiana Tech
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Aggies 14 3 24 0 7 48
#19 Bulldogs 0 3 21 17 0 41
  • Sources:

Kick returner D.J. Banks was named WAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 12) for his performance against Utah State.

at San Jose State[edit]

Louisiana Tech at San Jose State
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 6 21 10 6 43
Spartans 10 14 14 14 52
  • Sources:


Louisiana Tech ranked 1st in the nation in scoring offense (51.5 points per game), total offense (577.92 yards per game), and net punting (43.51 yards per punt). Individually, Kenneth Dixon ranked led the nation in scoring average (14.0 points per game), and Ryan Allen led the nation in punting average (48.04 yards per punt).

After the season[edit]

Bowl invitation controversy[edit]

On Friday, November 30, Louisiana Tech was invited to play in the Independence Bowl, but asked for more time as they were in negotiations with the Liberty Bowl and Heart of Dallas Bowl.[18] Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde and WAC commissioner Jeff Hurd claimed that on December 1, Liberty Bowl executive director Steve Ehrhart guaranteed the Bulldogs a bowl invite.[19][20] The Independence Bowl offered Louisiana Tech again on Saturday, December 1. After receiving no response, bowl organizers invited the Ohio Bobcats instead. On December 2, the Liberty Bowl extended their remaining bid to Iowa State Cyclones instead of Louisiana Tech. As a result, Louisiana Tech did not play in any of the 2012–13 NCAA football bowl games. The school's administration blamed bowl officials for the situation, which attracted national attention and controversy.[21]

Awards and honors[edit]

Two Bulldogs were honored with prestigious national awards. Ryan Allen won the 2012 Ray Guy Award honoring the nation's best punter to become the first student-athlete to win the award in consecutive years. Colby Cameron won the 2012 Sammy Baugh Trophy honoring the nation's top collegiate passer. Bulldogs were named semifinalists for three national awards including Colby Cameron for the Davey O'Brien Award, Quinton Patton for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, and Matt Nelson for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

For their individual performances during the regular season, several Bulldogs were named to various national All-America Teams. Ryan Allen was named to numerous All-America teams including the Associated Press (AP) All-America First Team, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America First Team, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America First Team, Sporting News (TSN) All-America First Team, Walter Camp All-America First Team (WCFF) All-America First Team, CBS Sports All-America First Team, ESPN All-America First Team, Pro Football Weekly (PFW) All-America First Team, and Sports Illustrated (SI) All-America First Team. The NCAA recognizes five All-America lists in the determination of unanimous All-America selections: the AP, AFCA, the FWAA, TSN and the WCFF.[22] Unanimous selections must be selected as first team in all five lists.[22] As such, for the 2012 season, Ryan Allen was named a unanimous All-American. Quinton Patton was named to several All-America teams including the AP All-America Second Team, CBS Sports All-America Second Team, SI All-America Second Team, and PFW All-America Honorable Mention Team. Colby Cameron was named to the SI All-America Honorable Mention Team. Kenneth Dixon was recognized with All-America honors including being named to the FWAA Freshman All-America First Team, CBS Sports Freshman All-America First Team, and College Football News (CFN) Freshman All-America First Team.

The WAC recognized an unprecedented number of Bulldogs for their individual performances with various honors. Colby Cameron was named WAC Offensive Player of the Year, and Kenneth Dixon was named WAC Freshman of the Year. All-WAC First Team selections from Louisiana Tech included Ryan Allen, D.J. Banks, Colby Cameron, Dave Clark, Kenneth Dixon, I.K. Enemkpali, Jordan Mills, Quinton Patton, and Stephen Warner. All-WAC Second Team selections from Louisiana Tech included Chad Boyd, Ray Holley, Oscar Johnson, Kevin Saia, and Myles White.

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) decorated several Bulldogs with postseason honors. Colby Cameron was named LSWA Offensive Player of the Year, and Kenneth Dixon was named LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year. LSWA All-Louisiana First Team selections from Louisiana Tech included Ryan Allen, D.J. Banks, Colby Cameron, Kenneth Dixon, I.K. Enemkpali, Oscar Johnson, Quinton Patton, and Stephen Warner.

Several Louisiana Tech players were selected to participate in postseason all-star games. Three Bulldogs including Ryan Allen, Jordan Mills, and Quinton Patton accepted invitations to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl. Colby Cameron competed in the 2013 East–West Shrine Game. Ray Holley and Myles White played in the Casino del Sol College All-Star Game, and Holley's performance earned him the game's Offensive MVP award. Three Bulldogs including Kevin Saia, Stephen Warner, and Myles White participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Jordan Mills was also invited to play in the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic.

In addition to their on-field accomplishments, many Bulldogs were recognized for their performance off the gridiron. Ray Holley and Stephen Warner were named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team, and subsequently Ray Holley was honored even further by being named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team. Academic All-WAC honorees include Josh Cuthbert, Ray Holley, Matt Nelson, Solomon Randle, Chandler Spence, Andre Taylor, and Stephen Warner. Chandler Spence was also honored with the 1A FAR Academic Excellence Award.

At the team banquet, several Bulldogs were honored with team awards. Colby Cameron was named the Terry Bradshaw Offensive Player of the Year, and I.K. Enemkpali was named the Fred Dean Defensive Player of the Year. Ryan Allen was recognized as the Matt Stover Special Teams Player of the Year. Stephen Warner was named the Willie Roaf Lineman of the Year, and Chad Boyd was given the Tramon Williams Defensive Back of the Year award. David Gru was honored with the Karl Malone Strength and Conditioning Award. Kendrick James and Rufus Porter were both honored with the Most Inspirational Award. Ray Holley was given the Dan Reneau Academic Award, and D.J. Banks was honored with the Davison Family Community Service Award.

A couple Louisiana Tech assistant coaches were nominated for national awards. Offensive coordinator Tony Franklin was nominated for the Broyles Award, an honor bestowed upon the nation's top assistant coach. Franklin was also one of four finalists for the FootballScoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year. Assistant coach Pierre Ingram was one of five finalists for the FootballScoop Running Backs Coach of the Year.

Coaching changes[edit]

On December 5, 2012, head coach Sonny Dykes was announced as the new head football coach at the University of California, Berkeley to replace recently fired Jeff Tedford.[23][24] Offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, assistant head coach/outside receivers coach Rob Likens, special teams/inside receivers coach Mark Tommerdahl, running backs coach Pierre Ingram, and head strength and conditioning coach Damon Harrington were hired by Dykes at California. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis was hired by Texas Tech. Offensive line coach Petey Perot was hired by Southern Miss. Defensive coordinator Tommy Spangler was hired by Presbyterian. On December 13, 2012, former South Florida head coach Skip Holtz accepted an offer to become the new head football coach at Louisiana Tech to replace Dykes.[25] Holtz retained defensive line coach Stan Eggen and linebackers coach Jeff Koonz.

NFL Draft[edit]

See also: 2013 NFL Draft

In February 2013, five Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine including Ryan Allen, Colby Cameron, Oscar Johnson, Jordan Mills, and Quinton Patton. At Louisiana Tech's Pro Day on March 26, twenty-four seniors worked out in front of scouts from twenty-three NFL teams.[26] In April's 2013 NFL Draft, Quinton Patton was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round, and Jordan Mills was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round. Following the draft, undrafted free agent signees from the 2013 squad were Ryan Allen (New England Patriots), Colby Cameron (Carolina Panthers), Myles White (Green Bay Packers), Ray Holley (Baltimore Ravens), Oscar Johnson (Tennessee Titans), and Kevin Saia (St. Louis Rams).

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
4 128 San Francisco 49ers Patton, QuintonQuinton Patton  WR Louisiana Tech WAC
5 163 Chicago Bears Mills, JordanJordan Mills  OT Louisiana Tech WAC


2012 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Casey, RichieRichie Casey Sr
RB 2 Fitte, LyleLyle Fitte Sr
WR 2 DeClouette, JaydrickJaydrick DeClouette Fr
QB 3 Hakmi, TarikTarik Hakmi Sr
WR 4 Patton, QuintonQuinton Patton Sr
WR 5 Banks, D.J.D.J. Banks Jr
WR 7 White, MylesMyles White Sr
WR 8 Jackson, JacarriJacarri Jackson Jr
QB 9 Griffith, ZachZach Griffith So
QB 10 Cameron, ColbyColby Cameron Sr
QB 14 Higgins, RyanRyan Higgins Fr
WR 15 Slack, HaydenHayden Slack Jr
QB 16 Young, ScottyScotty Young So
QB 17 McAlindon, AndyAndy McAlindon So
WR 18 St. Julien, D.J.D.J. St. Julien So
WR 18 Harrington, MarkMark Harrington Jr
WR 19 Guillot, AndrewAndrew Guillot Sr
WR 19 Stuart, R.P.R.P. Stuart Sr
RB 21 Seets, MarlonMarlon Seets So
RB 25 Martin, BlakeBlake Martin Fr
RB 26 King, TevinTevin King Fr
RB 27 Banks, JamesJames Banks So
RB 28 Dixon, KennethKenneth Dixon Fr
RB 32 Holley, RayRay Holley Sr
RB 35 Lagarde, JeremeJereme Lagarde Jr
RB 35 Adams, BrandonBrandon Adams So
RB 36 Lee, HunterHunter Lee So
WR 37 Dickerson, BenBen Dickerson Sr
RB 38 Lee, MalonMalon Lee Sr
RB 46 Courtney, RickeyRickey Courtney Jr
RB 47 Lewis, CooperCooper Lewis Fr
OL 57 Saia, KevinKevin Saia Sr
OL 60 Lodge, RossRoss Lodge Fr
OL 61 Conger, MatthewMatthew Conger Jr
OL 63 Warner, StephenStephen Warner Sr
OL 64 Ginart, JohnnyJohnny Ginart Fr
OL 65 Greenwalt, RichardRichard Greenwalt Jr
OL 66 Shepherd, MatthewMatthew Shepherd Jr
OL 67 Johnson, OscarOscar Johnson Sr
OL 68 Robinson, JoshJosh Robinson Fr
OL 69 Cano, VinceVince Cano Jr
OL 72 Graffree, JeremyJeremy Graffree Sr
OL 73 Parrish, JoshJosh Parrish Sr
OL 74 Banks, LarryLarry Banks Jr
OL 75 Brown, DarrellDarrell Brown Fr
OL 76 Alsander, ZekeZeke Alsander Fr
OL 77 Danielson, JensJens Danielson So
OL 78 Mills, JordanJordan Mills Sr
OL 79 Davis, AlecAlec Davis Jr
WR 80 Greenwalt, JonJon Greenwalt Jr
WR 81 Cathcart, ScottScott Cathcart Jr
WR 82 Reyes, TravisTravis Reyes Jr
WR 82 Stidham, CodyCody Stidham Fr
WR 85 Gru, DavidDavid Gru Sr
TE 86 Menard, GilesGiles Menard Jr
WR 87 Childress, GrantGrant Childress Fr
WR 88 Soignier, IanIan Soignier So
WR 89 Spence, ChandlerChandler Spence Sr
Pos. # Name Class
LB 6 Fitte, BeauBeau Fitte Fr
DB 7 Jones, DavidDavid Jones Sr
DB 11 Grogan, LloydLloyd Grogan Fr
DB 13 Liggins, LevanderLevander Liggins So
DB 14 Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson Sr
CB 15 Abraham, BriceBrice Abraham Fr
DB 16 Prewitt, JabariJabari Prewitt So
DB 17 Taylor, Tra'VezTra'Vez Taylor Fr
DB 19 Fields, RonnieRonnie Fields So
DB 20 Johnson, JamelJamel Johnson Sr
DB 21 Barnes, AdairiusAdairius Barnes Fr
DE 22 James, KendrickKendrick James Jr
DB 23 Brice, KentrellKentrell Brice Fr
CB 24 Clark, DaveDave Clark Sr
DB 27 Giles, QuinnQuinn Giles Sr
DB 29 Hayes, KendallKendall Hayes So
DB 30 Wallace, AhmadAhmad Wallace Jr
DB 31 Boyd, ChadChad Boyd Sr
FS 34 Schrang, MikeMike Schrang So
S 38 Nichols, ConnorConnor Nichols So
LB 39 Bates, WarrenWarren Bates Fr
LB 40 Kisseberth, KevinKevin Kisseberth So
DL 41 Enemkpali, I.K.I.K. Enemkpali Jr
LB 43 Hester, ChipChip Hester Sr
DL 45 Butler, VernonVernon Butler Fr
LB 46 Porter, RufusRufus Porter Jr
S 47 Crowe, JavontayJavontay Crowe Sr
LB 48 Wiggins, AndreAndre Wiggins Fr
LB 50 Morrison, ChesChes Morrison So
LB 51 Gray, RiccieRiccie Gray So
LB 52 Hook, TyTy Hook Fr
LB 55 Mitchum, AntonioAntonio Mitchum Sr
LB 56 Randle, SolomonSolomon Randle Sr
LB 58 Voss, ZacharyZachary Voss Jr
LB 59 Dean, MasonMason Dean Fr
DL 70 Ellis, JustinJustin Ellis Jr
DL 84 Taylor, AndreAndre Taylor So
DL 88 Porter, TylerTyler Porter Fr
DL 92 Street, CarterCarter Street So
DL 93 Gibson, StephenStephen Gibson Fr
DT 94 Lucas, ShakeilShakeil Lucas Jr
DL 95 White, Jon'alJon'al White Sr
DL 97 McKinney, DevonDevon McKinney Jr
DL 98 Dora, VontarriusVontarrius Dora Fr
DL 99 Pichon, MalcolmMalcolm Pichon Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
ATH 25 Medford, ThaddaeusThaddaeus Medford Fr
PK 33 Nelson, MattMatt Nelson Sr
DS 51 Cuthbert, JoshJosh Cuthbert Jr
P 86 Allen, RyanRyan Allen Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tony Franklin (Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks)
  • Tommy Spangler (Defensive coordinator / safeties)
  • Rob Likens (Assistant head coach / wide receivers)
  • Stan Eggen (Defensive line / recruiting coordinator)
  • Pierre Ingram (Running backs)
  • Jeff Koonz (Linebackers)
  • Kevin Curtis (Cornerbacks)
  • Petey Perot (Offensive line)
  • Mark Tommerdahl (Special teams / inside receivers)
  • Damon Harrington (Strength and conditioning)
  • Ed Jackson (Character education coordinator)
  • Jacob Peeler (Graduate assistant coach)
  • Thomas Graham (Graduate assistant coach)
  • Hunter McWilliams (Graduate assistant coach)


  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Last update: July 23, 2012


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