Tech Adds Late Signee

Patience has paid off for Louisiana Tech and for the Bulldog's newest signee, Thaddeus Medford.

Thaddeus Medford Profile

"It really was a surprise," explained Medford. "I didn't expect them to call, but they called my coach on a Wednesday. My coach called me out of class and told me about their conversation. That night, Coach (Kevin) Curtis called and asked me to come down. He had given my film to the other coaches."

"I liked the visit," added Medford, "and I thanked them for the opportunity when other schools kind of looked over me."

Medford, a 5'10" running back/defensive back from Dyer County High School in Tennessee said he knew about Louisiana Tech. "I knew about them and I started paying more attention after the big win against Ole Miss," he admitted. "The way the coaches present themselves as coaches stood out. The are direct and to the point. They didn't hide anything and they have a plan for me. They run the spread similar to what I ran in high school so it wouldn't take long for me as a freshman coming in to pick it up."

Medford ran for 1167 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior. His 137 carries produced an average of over 8.5 yards. Despite his success in the backfoeld, he may have more of an opportunity at safety. "It doesn't matter to me either way," said Medford. "I have strong interest in running back, but they say more strong safety. They have me listed as an athlete. I'm going to learn my craft and be the best at it so I can help my team win games."

Players giving their best and helping the team win will be just fine with Bulldog fans.

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