Named All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... named second team All-Big 12 Academic... NCAA RANKINGS: tied for 51st in sacks (7.0)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: eighth in tackles for a loss (12.0)... eighth in sacks (7.0)... played in 13 games (12 starts) ranking fourth on the team with 63 tackles (37 solo)... led the team with 7.0 sacks and with 12.0 tackles for a loss of 50 yards... also recorded one quarterback hurry, broke up one pass, had one fumble recovery and one forced fumble on the season... one of eight Texas Tech seniors playing in fourth consecutive bowl game as this group of seniors played in the Gator, Cotton, Alamo and TicketCity Bowls (Baron Batch, Bront Bird, Brian Duncan, Julius Howard, Lyle Leong, Detron Lewis, LaRon Moore, Colby Whitlock)... made five tackles (all assisted) and broke up one pass against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... joined senior Baron Batch as a team captain against Northwestern in TicketCity Bowl... made four tackles (all solo) against Houston (11/27)... recorded one sack for a loss of six yards (seventh of the season) against Weber State (11/20)... joined senior Lyle Leong as a team captain against Weber State... led team with 13 tackles (six solo) with 1.5 tackles for a loss and forced one fumble at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... did not start against No. 14 Missouri (11/6) to have consecutive starts streak snapped at 42 games... had three tackles (all solo), including one tackle for a loss of six yards against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... made five tackles (one solo) at Texas A&M (10/30)... has at least one sack in four games this season... tallied four tackles (one solo) at Colorado (10/23)... made three tackles (two solo) against Oklahoma State (10/16)... made two solo tackles against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... tied for team lead with nine tackles (six solo), including 2.5 tackles for a loss of 10 yards and collected sixth sack of the season at Iowa State (10/2)... tallied five tackles and one sack for a loss of three yards against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... recorded a sack with 24 seconds remaining in the first half at New Mexico (9/11)... finished with four tackles (two solo) and two tackles for a loss of 10 yards... joined senior Taylor Potts as a team captain against Lobos... had three sacks and five tackles (four solo) in season opener against SMU (9/5)... three sacks are tied for the most by a Big 12 player in a game this season... first career sack came in the Mustangs' first drive of the game... three sacks went for a loss of 12 yards.
Posted eight tackles and forced a fumble in the bowl win over Michigan State ... had five solo tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Baylor ... led the Red Raiders with six solo tackles in the win over Oklahoma ... also had a pass breakup ... had seven solo tackles, including two tackles for loss, at Oklahoma State ... logged five solo tackles in the win over Kansas ... made six solo tackles versus Texas A&M... led the team with eight tackles in the win at Nebraska ... had three tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Kansas State ... led the Red Raiders with eight solo tackles against New Mexico ... also had a tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... had a career high 15 tackles, including 10 solo, at Houston ... also had two pass breakups ... led the team with 11 tackles against Texas ... recorded four total tackles, three of them being solo stops against North Dakota.
All-America Sophomore Team Honorable Mention (CollegeFootballNews.com) ... All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (AP, Big 12 Coaches) ... led the team with 94 tackles on the season ... posted five tackles against Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl, including a half tackle for a loss ... had five solo stops and a tackle for loss in the win against Baylor ... grabbed second INT of the season to set up go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter ... posted 10 stops at Oklahoma ... led the team with 11 tackles against Oklahoma State ... seven solo tackles and two diving pass breakups against Texas ... five tackles and a pass breakup at Kansas ... five tackles and a tackle for loss at Texas A&M ... had six tackles, including five solo, against Nebraska ... led all players with 12 tackles at Kansas State ... also forced a fumble ... five solo stops against the Minutemen ... had five tackles, including four solo, against SMU ... also had a pick and two pass breakups ... second on the team with a career-high 12 tackles at Nevada ... made one of the biggest plays of the night against Eastern Washington, grabbing an interception on the game's first offensive play ... tied third with six solo tackles and led the team with two pass breakups.
Freshman All-America Third Team by College Football News ... All-Big 12 Conference Freshman Team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... came up big against Virginia in the Gator Bowl with seven tackles, including five solo stops ... had four tackles in win over Oklahoma ... finished with seven tackles (four solo) at Texas ... tied for second on the defense with seven tackles at Baylor ... paced the defense for the second time this season, making eight tackles (six solo) including one for loss against Colorado ... made seven stops (five solo) at Missouri ... finished fourth on the defense with seven tackles (four solo), also registering a pass breakup and a hurry in Tech's 35-7 defeat of Texas A&M ... started for the second consecutive week and again led the defense with nine tackles (seven solo) in Tech's 42-17 defeat of Iowa State ... earned his first career start against Northwestern State and led the defense with five tackles (all solo) from the strongside linebacker position.
Redshirt season ... scout team participant ... showed his athletic ability and instincts in the team's weekly Thursday night underclassmen scrimmages during the season.
Tara High School in Baton Rouge, La. ... Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com) ... No. 50 inside linebacker nationally (Rivals.com) ... No. 27 overall prospect in Louisiana (Rivals.com) ... District 7-4A MVP after logging 114 tackles during senior season ... also named to Class 4A All-State first team ... state finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman national award given for academic achievement ... earned first-team all-district and all-state honors after posting 74 tackles, including 16 for loss, six sacks, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup as a junior ... benches 315, squats 495 and runs a 4.6 forty ... received offers from Baylor, Memphis, Vanderbilt, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State ... High School Coach: David Prescott.
Brian Duncan ... born February 22, 1988, in Baton Rouge, La. ... son of Melanie and Mitchell Duncan ... majoring in management.