Bulldogs pad special teams depth chart with Southern’s kicker/punter

Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz continues to mine the transfer portal, with his latest move bolstering the competition for the Bulldogs’ punting and kicking duties.

Holtz announced the signing of Southern Jaguars’ kicker/punter Cesar Barajas on Monday.

Barajas spent the last three seasons at Southern. Barajas appeared in five games during the 2021 spring season and was 4-for-4 in field goals and 24-for-24 in point after attempts. His longest field goal was a 49-yarder at Jackson State on April 3.

Barajas, a native Floridian, also had 30 kickoff attempts and had four touchbacks. He had 16 punts averaging 42.4 yards per punt. Barajas had two punts inside the 20 and two punts over 50 yards, including a 58-yard punt against Grambling on April 17.

As a sophomore in the 2019 season, Barajas played in 13 games with 70 kickoffs. He averaged 40.8 yards per punt on 39 attempts. Barajas was 7-for-10 on field goals and 9-for-10 in PATs. During his freshman campaign in 2018, Barajas averaged 42.3 yards per punt on 51 punts.

Louisiana Tech opens the season at Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m.

Tech will then begin a three-game home stretch against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. inside Joe Aillet Stadium.

PHOTO:  Southern University.

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