TULANE: A three-year letterwinner and returning starter who has played in 34 career games with 15 starts... career defensive numbers include 116 tackles (77 solo), 6.5 takedowns for lost yardage, two forced fumbles, 16 pass breakups and two interceptions... enters fall camp as the starter at right cornerback for the second straight year.
2007 (JUNIOR): Started 10 of 12 games and finished third on the team in tackles with 73 (53 solo) and was second for interceptions with two... also produced 3.5 stops for lost yardage, 13 PBUs and forced one fumble... registered five or more tackles in nine games, including a career-high nine stops vs. Mississippi State and at East Carolina in the season finale... broke up a career-best six passes at Rice... recorded first two career interceptions with one pick at SMU and one vs. Memphis... accounted for eight tackles at Army, seven stops at UAB and vs. Houston, where he also notched a forced fumble and PBU, and he made six tackles and recorded two PBUs vs. No. 2 LSU... 2006 (SOPHOMORE): Started four of 11 games and registered 35 tackles (21 solo), 2.5 stops for lost yardage, one forced fumble and quarterback hurry and three pass breakups... produced seven tackles and a PBU at No. 10 LSU and came away with six tackles and forced a fumble against Southern Miss... notched five stops at No. 8 Auburn... was credited with four tackles against both SMU and UTEP... 2005 (FRESHMAN RS): Played in all 11 games, including a start at nickleback against Houston... registered eight tackles for the year, including a season-high three takedowns and a half-tackle for loss against Southeastern Louisiana... also had two tackles against SMU and Southern Miss... registered one punt return against UTEP... 2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not play; received a red-shirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at quarterback and safety... earned first-team all-state, all-River Parish and All-Metro honors as a junior and senior, and claimed all-district honors his final three prep seasons... tallied 17 interceptions during his career, including seven picks in each of his final two seasons... as a senior, threw for 1,615 yards on 98-of-167 passing and 16 touchdowns while running for 450 yards and six scores on 70 carries... also posted 50 tackles (36 solo) with seven interceptions and a touchdown... as a junior, scored two touchdowns each on punt and interception returns and one on a kickoff return... as a sophomore, snared three interceptions and returned one for a score... helped lead the Rams to district championships all four years and the team won the state title as a senior... named MVP of the state championship game after passing for 206 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-21 win over Sterlington... also lettered in basketball and twice earned all-district honors.
PERSONAL: Majoring in media arts... born Joshua Joel Lumar on June 21, 1986, in West Jefferson, La.... the son of Rojanne Tilton.
Lumar's Career Defensive Stats
Year G/GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR QH PD Int
2005 11/1 3-5-8 0.5-1 0-0 0/0 0 0 0-0
2006 11/4 21-14-35 2.5-9 0-0 1/0 1 3 0-0
2007 12/10 53-20-73 3.5-8 0-0 1/0 0 13 2-6
Career 34/15 77-39-116 6.5-18 0-0 2/0 1 16 2-6