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All-Atlantic Coast Conference (second team), 2005
AT TECH: All-conference safety and a three-year starter in the secondary . . . Shifted to free safety for his senior year after two seasons at strong safety . . . Former left-handed quarterback who moved to defense in the spring of 2002 . . . Has been invited to play in the Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game . . . Drafted in the fifth round (146th overall pick) by the Baltimore Ravens.
Ranks third in Tech history in career tackles by a defensive back with 250 . . . His 20.5 tackles for loss are the most ever by a Tech defensive back . . . Also has seven career interceptions, four fumble recoveries and nine pass breakups . . . Started every game of his last three seasons (37 straight games).
2005: Second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and a key performer on a Tech defense that ranked in the Top 25 nationally in total defense (22nd), rushing defense (13th), pass efficiency defense (23rd), scoring defense (23rd), interceptions (6th), turnover margin (T16th) and takeaways (T-16th) . . . Had four interceptions and two fumble recoveries for a team-leading six takeaways . . . Four interceptions tied for fifth in the ACC . . . Tech's third-leading tackler with 76, including 4.5 tackles for loss . . .
Opened the season with 10 tackles and an interception to help Tech to a 23-14 victory at 15th-ranked Auburn . . . Added eight tackles and an interception against North Carolina . . . Recovered a fumble at the Duke one-yard line to set up a score . . . Had nine tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in Tech's 10-9 victory over Clemson . . . Added eight tackles, two tackles for loss and two breakups in win over Wake Forest, helping hold the ACC's top rushing team to just 100 yards . . . Seven tackles in 14-10 win at Miami as the Tech defense held the third-ranked Hurricanes to 237 total yards, 30 yards rushing and 1-for-14 on third downs . . . Broke up two passes against Georgia.
2004: Tech's third-leading tackler with 81, including 10 tackles for loss and three sacks . . . Part of a unit that ranked 12th in the nation in total defense, 13th in rushing defense, 21st in scoring defense and 21st in pass efficiency defense . . . Had an interception against Clemson . . . Had nine tackles and a sack in Tech's superb defensive effort against Maryland, which managed just 81 total yards . . . Tied career high with 12 tackles, along two TFL, against Virginia . . . Recorded 10 tackles vs. Virginia Tech with one TFL . . . Had a 15-yard sack against Georgia . . . Tech's leading tackler in the Champs Sports Bowl with seven hits, including a sack . . . Forced a fumble that Tech recovered at the Orange 13-yard line to set up a touchdown . . . Also broke up a pass and helped the Jackets hold Syracuse to 51 yards rushing and 281 total yards.
2003: Tech's fourth-leading tackler with 85 hits, including six tackles for loss . . . Has two interceptions, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries . . . Career-best 12 hits with three tackles for loss in win over Auburn . . . Had a fumble recovery, an interception and a pass breakup vs. Florida State . . . Also caught a 12-yard pass from punter Hal Higgins for a first down on a fake punt against the Seminoles . . . . Sealed Tech's win over Wake Forest with an interception on the final play . . . Made 11 tackles against North Carolina and eight hits with one tackle for loss against Georgia . . . Had one of Tech's six fumble recoveries against Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl.
2002: Played in every game in 2002 on special teams and collected eight tackles . . . Quarterbacked Tech's scout team while redshirting in 2001 but moved to defense to take advantage of his athletic ability.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 24 quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com . . . Named to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel . . . Tabbed to Max Emfinger's Louisiana Super Elite 18 . . . Rated the No. 3 athletic quarterback in the nation by Emfinger . . . Named to Prep Star's All-Southeast Region team . . . Passed for 1,291 yards and rushed for 1,575 yards . . . Accounted for 25 touchdowns, including 15 rushing and 10 passing, with only two interceptions . . . All-state honorable mention . . . All-Metro and All-River Parishes MVP . . . Led Hahnville High to an 11-0 regular season before falling in the second round of the playoffs . . . Added 1,950 yards passing and 795 yards rushing as a junior . . . Three-year letterman for coach Lou Valdin . . . Also a standout basketball player.
PERSONAL: Full name is Dawan Frank Landry . . . Parents are Frank and Rhonda Landry . . . Younger brother, LeRon, plays football at LSU . . . Born December 30, 1982 . . . Majoring in Management . . . Graduated December 17, 2005.
GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2005 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB Auburn* 7-3-10 1-14 0 0 0 1-12 0 UNC* 5-3-8 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 UConn* 0-3-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va Tech* 6-2-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State* 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke* 2-0-2 1-3 0 0 1-0 0 1 Clemson* 9-0-9 0 0 0 1-0 1-0 0 Forest* 5-3-8 2-8 0 0 0 0 2 Virginia* 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 Miami* 4-3-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia* 3-3-6 0.5-4 0 0 0 0 2 Utah* 5-3-8 0 0 0 0 0 0