Green Wave battle heat in preparation for 2014 season, defense shines in tough conditions
Defense shines as Green Wave go 64 snaps at the New Orleans Saints Indoor Practice Facility
Green Wave hold pair of practices on Monday, outdoors in the morning and at Saints Facility in the afternoon
Quarterback Tanner Lee throws for 139 yards, two scores; Sophomore Richard Allen posts eight stops
Entering his third year at the helm of the program, head coach Curtis Johnson previews the 2014 season
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has 78 tackles (58 solo, 20 assists), 12 interceptions - including two returned for touchdowns - 11 pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and 1.5 tackles for loss for his career...played in 25 games with 22 starts...shares Tulane career record in interceptions returned for touchdowns (2) while ranking second in interception return yards (264) and tied for sixth in interceptions (12)...holds No. 6 and a tie for the No. 8 spots in single-season history in interceptions (7 in 2013 and 5 in 2012) while ranking seventh in yards per interception return (26.4 in 2013)...also a member of Tulane's track and field program where he competed in the 100 meter, 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay teams...enters fall practice atop the depth chart at one of the cornerback positions.
2013: Started all 13 games as a sophomore...claimed second-team All-America status from Sports Illustrated and The Walter Camp Foundation while claiming Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year distinction by SB Nation and College Sports Madness and earning Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year honors...also named first-team All C-USA by the league coaches and media members as well as from College Sports Madness and All-Louisiana recognition after leading the team in interceptions (7) while ranking third in pass break-ups (9), tied for fourth in fumble recoveries (1) and 10th with 34 tackles (25 solo, 9 assists) to go with 1.5 tackles for loss...ranked second in C-USA in interceptions per game (0.5), third in passes defended per game (1.2) and tied for 23rd in fumble recoveries...finished fourth nationally in interceptions per outing and 22nd in passes defended per contest...named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week and Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week after picking off two passes, including one returned 59 yards for a touchdown, to go with three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) against North Texas (10/5)...returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown and had a fumble recovery and return of 31 yards while posting four tackles (1 solo, 3 assists) at FAU (11/2)...tied a career-high with six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) to go with a half tackle for loss and two pass break-ups at Rice (11/30)...had a career-high three pass break-ups to go with an interception and a solo tackle at Louisiana Tech (9/12)...logged five tackles (4 solo, 1 assist) and a pair of pass break-ups vs South Alabama (9/7)...recorded four solo stops at ULM (9/28)...had two tackles on five occasions: 2 solo with an interception vs Jackson State (8/29); 2 solo with a tackle for loss vs East Carolina (10/12); 1 solo, 1 assist with two pass break-ups at UTSA (11/9); 2 solo with an interception vs UTEP (11/23); and two solo vs Louisiana-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12/21)...picked off a pass vs Tulsa (10/26).
2012: Played in 12 games with nine starts as a true freshman...named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team and earned honorable-mention All C-USA recognition after leading the team in interceptions (5) while finishing tied for second in fumble recoveries (1), seventh with 44 tackles (33 solo, 11 assists) and tied for seventh in pass break-ups (2)...ranked tied for second in C-USA and tied for 13th nationally in interceptions per game (0.42)...his interception total is the most by a Tulane freshman and ranks seventh in the school's single-season record book...named Louisiana Co-Defensive Player of the Week after picking off a pair of passes and tallying a career-high six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) vs UAB (10/27)...also had six-tackle performances on three other occasions: all solo at Louisiana-Lafayette (10/6) and 4 solo, 2 assists at UTEP (10/20) and vs Rice (11/3)...had single-interception contests vs ULM (9/29), at Memphis (11/10) and at Houston (11/24)...broke up a pass vs Rice and vs East Carolina (11/17)...recorded a fumble recovery to go with four solo tackles vs Ole Miss (9/22).
High School: Four-year letterman at St. Augustine High for coach David Johnson...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status from ESPN.com...tabbed No. 30 recruit in Louisiana by 247Sports.com and No. 76 recruit in the state by ESPN.com...listed as No. 65 athlete in the nation by 247Sports.com, No. 164 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com and No. 233 receiver nationally by ESPN.com...received an 85 Sports Rating from 247Sports.com and a 70 Scout Grade from ESPN.com...helped lead the Purple Knights to a combined 26-18 record with a pair of state playoff appearances, including a district title as a senior...named honorable-mention 4A all-state and first-team All-District 10-4A as a senior after catching 15 passes for 330 yards (22.0 avg.) while running four times for 35 yards (4.8 avg.)...selected to represent Orleans Parish in the 2011 Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Classic...as a junior, named first-team All-District 10-5A and second-team all-metro after catching 23 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns...also letter four years in baseball and twice in track and field...off the field, was a member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Born Lorenzo Doss on April 22, 1994, in New Orleans, La...son of Lee and Wanda Doss...has one brother, Lee Jr., and one sister, Tiffany...brother, Lee, played football at Southern University...majoring in public relations.
Doss' Career Defensive Statistics