RUSTON — Louisiana Tech’s 2015 Hall of Fame class, which includes 10-year NFL running back Robert Brunet, 1998 Biletnikoff Award winner Troy Edwards, Bulldogs basketball all-time leading scorer and rebounder Mike Green, 1989 Kodak All-American Nora Lewis and 1987 All-American shortstop Charlie Montoyo, will be enshrined in a ceremony Saturday.
“What an incredible class of inductees,” Tech Athletic Director Tommy McClelland said. “You have some of the all-time greatest players from their respective sports in this class. We couldn’t be more proud of this group collectively and as individuals. It will be a very special day, and we hope that all of our fans can make plans to come and celebrate the careers of these five.”
Brunet lettered for the Bulldogs from 1964 through 1967 after playing only a handful of games for Larose-Cut Off High School. During his time at Tech, he earned four letters and earned all-conference honors in 1965 and 1967. He set the single-game rushing record of 224 yards against Lamar in 1967, a record that stood for 23 years. He played 10 years for the Washington Redskins and was inducted into the Redskins Special Teams Hall of Fame.
While playing only three seasons at Louisiana Tech, Edwards shattered the program’s career, season and single game receiving records on his way to winning the 1998 Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver. The two-time all-American caught 27 touchdown passes in 1998, which still stands as the NCAA Division I record. His 405 yards receiving against Nebraska in 1998 still stands as the NCAA Division I record. He was selected in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions.
Mike Green lettered for the Bulldog basketball team from 1970 through 1973 and is still the program’s all-time career leader in points (2,340) and rebounds (1,575).
Lewis led Tech to a mark of 123-14 from 1985 through 1989, including three Final Fours and the 1988 national championship title.
Montoyo lettered for the Bulldog baseball team from 1985 through 1987 where he was a three-time all-conference selection and a 1987 All-American.
With the addition of these selections, the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame will increase to 93 members.