TULANE: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter who has played in 31 career games with 18 starts and has 101 tackles... did not participate in spring drills due to injury, but enters the fall camp as the No. 2 weak-side linebacker.
2007 (JUNIOR): Started six of nine games and registered 39 tackles (22 solo) with half sack and a fumble recovery... posted a career-best 16 tackles (10 solo, six assists) and a forced fumble in the season-opener vs. Mississippi State, marking the most tackles by a Tulane player since Anthony Cannon posted 16 stops vs. Southern Miss on Sept. 25, 2004... came up with a half tackle for loss at Army.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games and was third on the team in tackles with 55 (17s/38a)... recorded three stops for lost yardage and one quarterback hurry... registered five or more tackles six times, including a career-best seven stops vs. Rice... added six tackles at Marshall and five stops at UTEP... registered at least three tackles in every game..
2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games at linebacker as a true freshman, recording seven tackles (two solo)... notched a season-best three tackles (all assists), including a tackle for loss, against Marshall... had single tackles against Houston, Navy, Rice and Southern Miss.
HIGH SCHOOL: First team All-Dade County choice by the Miami Herald... played in just seven games of his senior season at Pace due to injury, but was still selected third-team Class 3A All-State... made 85 tackles with five quarterback sacks while helping Pace to a 12-3 record and the district and regional titles... forced a pair of fumbles... transferred to Pace from MacArthur High in Hollywood, Fla., where he played offensive tackle and defensive line and made 60 tackles with three sacks as a junior... named to the All-Broward County honorable mention team... also lettered in track and field... a member of the High Honor Roll as well as the National Honor Roll . . . listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students."
PERSONAL: Majoring in homeland security... born James Branden Dillard on June 30, 1987, in Miami, Fla.... the son of James and Tonya Dillard.