2000: Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, recording 12 tackles. Earned increased playing time as the season progressed and finished the year as a second team player. Seven of those tackles came in the final three games of the season. Posted a season-high three take-downs against Memphis (11/18) and also tallied two tackles and a forced fumble against Houston (11/4).
1999: Redshirted his first Green Wave season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of John Curtis High in River Ridge, La., where he played for Coach J.T. Curtis. Tallied three sacks in state championship victory over Eunice. Helped lead Curtis to three consecutive state championships. Named all-state and all-district as a junior despite missing three games due to an elbow injury. Also lettered in track, placing sixth in the state in the discus.
PERSONAL: Alexander Joseph Battard. Born April 8, 1980 in New Orleans. The son of Frank P. Battard. Majoring in computer information systems at Tulane..