LA Tech standouts receiver NFL opportunites after draft
Three players from the most recent Louisiana Tech football squad will take their talents to the NFL to compete.
Defensive back Myles Brooks has signed a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Brooks, a 6-1, 201-pound defensive back, earned Second-Team All-Conference-USA honors in 2022. While also participating in the East-West Shrine Bowl and attending the NFL Combine in the spring of 2023.
Brooks made an immediate impact in his lone season at Tech after transferring from Stephen F. Austin, where he spent the 2019-21 seasons. The Pflugerville, Texas product recorded 29 tackles, including three for loss, three interceptions and eight pass breakups as a Bulldog. Opposing quarterbacks completed just 36 percent of passes when targeting Brooks, which was the eighth-lowest completion percentage against nationally during the 2022 season.
In his collegiate career, Brooks tallied 94 total tackles, including 3.5 for loss, while breaking up 25 passes, forcing a fumble, and tallying nine interceptions.
Tech tight end Griffin Hebert has signed a free-agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
Hebert, a 6-3, 239-pound tight end, appeared in 56 games while making 30 starts during his time as a Bulldog, tallying 99 receptions for 1,532 yards and 14 touchdowns.
The Lafayette, La., product, hauled in 23 receptions, totaling 431 yards and two touchdowns in 2022. Hebert had three receptions for 93 yards in the season opener at Missouri on Sept. 1, including the Bulldogs’ first touchdown of the season when he found the end zone on a 75-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. He had a career-high 122 receiving yards at No. 4 Clemson, which was the most by an opposing non-conference player at Clemson since Deebo Samuel’s 210 receiving yards on Nov. 24, 2018.
Tech offensive lineman Joshua Mote has been invited to minicamp by the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks.
Mote, a 6-2 307-pound offensive lineman, appeared in 50 games while making over 35 starts during his Louisiana Tech career.
During his time in Ruston, Mote was a standout on the Bulldogs’ offensive line, garnering All-Conference USA Honorable Mention selections in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Mote helped anchor an offensive line that has played a large role in the Bulldogs’ passing offense, which ranked 32nd nationally at 267.2 yards a contest in 2022. He had PFF pass-blocking grades of over 80 in six games last season and paved the way for seven 100-plus-yard rushing games.
The Oak Grove, La., product also excelled in the classroom and off the field. Mote was a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy in 2022 and has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll five times. He also received the C-USA Spirit of Service Award in 2020.
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