Cardinals are going into their fourth season of spring practice under Coach Ray Woodard
Sophomore scored 13 touchdowns this season
Lamar looking to pick up first win over rival since re-starting program
The Cardinals will continue Southland Conference play at Stephen F. Austin next Saturday
Cardinals are playing their second straight ranked opponent
The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)
Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)
2011: Played in all 11 games as a sophomore with seven starts ... Was third on the team with 51 total tackles, including 36 solos ... Led the Cardinal defense with 10.5 tackles for loss for a total of 45 yards ... Had 4.5 sacks on the year to lead the team ... Recorded two of Lamar's four blocked kicks on the year ... Recorded a season-high eight tackles, including a sack, at South Alabama (9/10) ... Finished with 2.5 tackles for loss in Lamar's season-opening 58-0 win over Texas College (9/3) ... Also had 2.5 tackles for loss against McNeese State (11/19) in the season finale ... Finished with a season-high five solo tackles at Texas State (10/15).
2010: Played in eight games as a redshirt freshman ... Finished the season with 28 total tackles, including 21 solos ... Had 5.5 tackles for loss ... Had three solo tackles, including one for loss, in first college game at McNeese State (9/4) ... Finished with five tackles and a forced fumble against South Alabama (10/16) ... Had five tackles, including two tackles for loss, in LU's 24-20 win over South Dakota (11/13).
High School: Three-year letterman for coach Trevor White at Alief Taylor High School ... Second team all-district selection as senior in 2008 after earning honorable mention recognition on defense in 2007 and on offense in 2006 ... Also lettered in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field ... Member of the Taylor African American Student Association and the Peer Assistance Leadership Service ... Active with the music group at Cathedral Assemblies of Prayers.
Personal: Jesse O. Dickson was born on Jan. 31, 1990 in Kaduna, Nigeria. ...Son of John and Esther Dickson. ... Majoring in political science.