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*Michael Crabtree heading into rSo season: 2008: Unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team pick, earning Biletnikoff Award honors (nation's top receiver) for the second consecutive year...Ranked sixth in the nation and second in the league with an average of 7.46 receptions per game...Placed 16th nationally with an average of 89.62 yards per game and finished 14th in scoring with 8.77 points per contest...Led the team as he caught 97-of-145 passes targeted to him (66.9%) for 1,165 yards (12.0 avg) and twelve touchdowns...Registered 60 first-down grabs, as he converted 11-of-20 third-down throws and 3-of-4 fourth-down tosses... Had 44 catches for at least ten yards, including eleven for 20 yards or longer...Converted 16 catches into first downs inside the red zone, including eleven on goal-line snaps...Set up 29 touchdowns and one field goal with key receptions...Turned the ball over once on three fumbles and had nine passes targeted to him that were deflected by the opposition...Carried twice for a 1-yard gain and returned a kickoff 50 yards while scoring 114 points...2007: Biletnikoff Award winner...unanimous consensus All-America first team selection...unanimous all-conference pick...Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year...Big 12 Conference Offensive Newcomer of the Year...several National Freshman of the Year honors...led the nation and the Big 12 in receptions (134), receiving yards (1,962) and touchdowns (22) - all NCAA freshman records.
*Jace Amaro heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 2/49 -- Jace Amaro, TE, 6-5, 265, Texas Tech...The Jets are finally part of the tight end revolution. Amaro's numbers were certainly aided by Texas Tech's spread offense -- he set an FBS record with 1,352 receiving yards last season -- but there's no questioning he has the size and skill set of the modern day tight end. Amaro has 34-inch arms and lined up in the slot almost 90 percent of the time at Texas Tech. Time will tell if he has a Jimmy Graham-type impact on the Jets, but he will be an immediate asset in a suddenly viable passing game. - The Sports Xchange
Odell Beckham, Jr. heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 1/12 -- Odell Beckham Jr., WR, 5-11, 198, Louisiana State...Beckham, Jr. is an explosive playmaker who should help draw some of the double-team coverage away from Victor Cruz. Beckham also has produced as a return specialist, but he'll probably slide right into Hakeem Nicks' old spot on the outside. - The Sports Xchange
Darcel McBath heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 50 Sol-73 TT, 0.5 TFL, 2 INT, 6 PBU, 1 FR; All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention ... Started all 13 games ... third on the team with 73 tackles ... also had two interceptions and eight pass breakups ...2006: 13 GP; 13 GS; 35 Sol-75 TT, 0.5 TFL, 3 INT, 5 PBU, 1 QBH; All-Big 12 Second Team selection ... 11th among the league's defensive backs in tackles ... third on the team with 75 tackles ... also led with three interceptions, including two against UTEP ... started all 13 games ...2005: 6 GP; 0 GS; 0 Sol-1 TT; Saw action in six games … spent the first half of the season recovering from a preseason injury (broken arm) ... logged only tackle against Oklahoma State, but showed outstanding cover abilities...2004: Redshirt season.
Will Beatty heading into rSr season: 2008: Beatty earned All-Big East Conference first-team honors from the league's media and coaches...Named to The NFL Draft Report's Super Sleeper Team and garnered All-American honorable mention...Shared the team's Joseph M. Giannelli Unsung Hero Award this year with teammate Dahna Deleston...Part of an offensive line that paved the way for tailback Donald Brown to lead the nation in rushing, as the Huskies captured the Big East rushing title and ranked 13th in the major college ranks, averaging 216.38 yards per game on the ground...Starting all 13 games at left tackle, Beatty registered 88 key blocks/knockdowns that included 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and nine blocks downfield...Penalized three times and allowed a pair of assisted sacks, along with six stops behind the line of scrimmage while participating in 799 plays (including 329 pass plays)...Graded 84.69% for blocking consistency during the season, including marks of at least 90% vs. Hofstra, Baylor and West Virginia...Registered three tackles (two solos)...Earned a game ball from the coaching staff for his performance in the Virginia clash...Beatty started 35 of 39 games in which he played in at Connecticut, producing 238 knockdowns/key blocks, including 30 touchdown-resulting blocks...During his final two seasons as a full-time starter, he delivered 173 knockdowns, 23 touchdown-resulting blocks, 16 blocks downfield and was penalized nine times on 1,592 offensive snaps...Allowed 6.5 quarterback sacks on 689 pass plays as a junior and senior...2007: Started all 13 games at left tackle, one of three Husky offensive linemen to start every game….Shared the offensive game ball with his fellow linemen after the win over USF (Oct. 27) and earned one by himself against Maine (Sept. 8)...2006: Started each of the first five games of the year at left tackle before breaking a leg at USF (Oct. 7) and missing the remainder of the season...2005: Played in eight games at left tackle with four starts... 2004: Redshirted.
Louis Vasquez heading into Sr season: 2007: Big 12 All-Conference Selection ... One of the most dominant linemen in school history ... helped lead the program to its fifth NCAA Passing Title ... did not allow a sack all season ... offensive line only allowed 18 sacks in 763 pass attempts ... started all 13 games ... one of the top linemen in the league, named to several preseason all-conference teams ... provided great protection for the nation's leading passer, Graham Harrell ... offense averaged 40.9 points per game, the second-highest total in school history ... the unit also averaged 529.6 yards of total offense per game, the second-highest in school history...2006: All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention … started in all 11 games played … integral component on offensive line that allowed only 18 sacks … number was 18 better than the 36 allowed in 2005 … line yielded a sack once in every 35.4 pass attempts, which was the nation's best … first-year starting QB Graham Harrell flourished in his sophomore campaign being the line's protection … offense was among the top 10 in passing, scoring and total offense … turned in dominating performances night-in and night-out … out-muscled defensive linemen and linebackers as sophomore RB Shannon Woods ran to All-Big 12 First Team honors. Missed two games with a left knee injury...2005: Played in five games as a true freshman.
*Brandon Williams heading into Jr season: 2007: All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and honorable mention ... led the team with 12.5 tackles for loss and six sacks ... 2006: Named to The Sporting News All-Big 12 Freshman Team ... true freshman who saw extensive playing time on special teams and at defensive end on passing downs ... finished third on the defense behind Keyunta Dawson and Jake Ratliff with his 3.5 sacks ... totaled 16 tackles (11 solo) on the season.
Graham Harrell heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 38-(-91)-(-2.4)-4; Pass: 713-512-71.8-5705-48-14; Konica Minolta Gator Bowl MVP ... Named the Sammy Baugh Trophy winner by The Touchdown Club of Columbus ... All-Big 12 Conference Second Team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... earned bowl MVP honors after orchestrated a second-straight come back for a bowl win ... completed 44-of-69 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns against Virginia ... helped lead the Red Raiders to 17 points in the final four minutes of the game to secure the 31-28 win ... 400-yard game was the 14th of his career ... the nation's leading passer, he completed 47 of his school-record 72 attempts for 420 yards and two touchdowns against No. 3-ranked Oklahoma ... threw for more than 400 yards in all but two games ...2006: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rush: 32-(-66)-(-2.1)-2; Pass: 617-412-66.8-4555-38-11; Best sophomore season in school history with 4,555 passing yards and 38 touchdowns ... third-best in NCAA history ... already ranks among the top five on several career passing lists at Texas Tech ... nine 300-yard passing games ... led the nation in completions with 412 and ranked second in passing yards ... 412 completions are the fourth-best single-season total in school history and he owns the fourth-highest single-season passing yardage mark by a Tech quarterback ... boasted a 38:11 touchdown to interception ratio ... led the Big 12 conference in passing, passing touchdowns and total offense ...2005: 6 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 2-(-10)-(-5)-0; Pass: 55-37-67.3-422-3-0; Completed 3-of-4 passes for 25 yards in fourth quarter against Texas A&M ...2004: Redshirt season.
Brian Duncan heading into rSr season: 2009: Posted eight tackles and forced a fumble in the bowl win over Michigan State ... had five solo tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Baylor ... led the Red Raider with six solo tackles in the win over Oklahoma ...2008: All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (AP, Big 12 Coaches) ... led the team with 94 tackles on the season ... tied third with six solo tackles and led the team with two pass breakups...2007: All-Big 12 Conference Freshman Team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... earned his first career start against Northwestern State and led the defense with five tackles (all solo) from the strongside linebacker position...2006: Redshirted.
Brandon Carter heading into rSr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: Named a First-Team All-American by The Sporting News and the AFCA … Second-Team All-Big 12 by the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle … Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by the coaches … key component to an offense that was one of the most prolific in the nation … did not a allow a single sack all season. 2007: Earned All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention honors after starting all 13 games at right guard during the season. 2006: Played in 12 games on special teams … saw duty on the offensive line and started at Iowa State. 2005: Redshirt season.
Will Smith heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Cowboys' picks: Round 7/238 -- Will Smith, LB, 6-2, 231, Texas Tech...A very athletic and highly productive defender at Texas Tech. This pick was made with special teams in mind. He will likely start out at the weak-side linebacker position in Dallas. - The Sports Xchange
Colby Whitlock heading into Sr season: 2010: All-Big 12 first team (AP)... All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... was honorable mention for Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year... named All-Big 12 second team...tied for 16th in tackles for a loss (8.5)... ended career extending consecutive starts streak to 49 games against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (11/27), which is the longest active streak among Tech players... played in 13 games (13 starts) making 57 tackles (38 solo) with two sacks, 8.5 tackles for a loss of 28 yards, one quarterback hurry, broke up one pass and recovered one fumble on the season...2009: Assisted on three tackles and a tackle for loss, bad a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the bowl win over Michigan State ... three solo tackles and a tackle for loss against Baylor ... three tackles and assisted on a sack against Oklahoma ... also had a tackle for loss and a half and a quarterback hurry ...2008: All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (AP, Big 12 Coaches) ... four stops against Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl ... solo tackle against Baylor ... had five tackles at Oklahoma ... posted three solo tackles, a sack and a pass breakup against Oklahoma State ... solid performance against Texas, recording a safety on Texas' first offensive play of the game ...2007: Freshman All-America First Team by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) ... Freshman All-America Second Team by CollegeFootballNews.com ... All-Big 12 Conference Freshman Team by The Sporting News and All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention by the league coaches ... first freshman All-American defensive lineman since McKinner Dixon in 2005 ... fiished the season 47 tackles, including 33 solo stops ... also had 8.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, forced a fumble and pressured the quarterback five times ... started the last 10 games of the season.
Baron Batch heading into rSr season: 2009: Capped the season with a 100-yard rushing performance in the Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State ... scored twice on the ground, including the final score of the game with 2:08 to play that put Tech up 10 ... also caught six passed for 85 yards ... rushed for 69 yards in the win over Baylor ... also caught two passes ... exploded for 136 against an Oklahoma defense that ranked among the top 10 nationally ... scored twice on the ground and moved his rushing TD total to 12 on the season ...2008: Tech's leading rusher on the season with an average of 58.3 yards per game ... scored seven touchdowns on the ground and one in the air ... All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention (Big 12 Coaches, AP) ... averaged 6.7 yards per carry, the most for a Tech back since George Smith average 6.9 yards in 1972 ...2007: Took a redshirt while nursing an Achilles injury from the previous season ...2006: An explosive player who appeared in six of the team's first seven games as a true freshman ... suffered a season-ending injury on the practice field in late October and spent the rest of his first semester on campus rehabbing.
Jamar Wall heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 13 GP; 12 GS; PR: 1-0-0-0 KR: 20-477-23.8-0; 44 Sol-61 TT, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 11 PBU; All-Big 12 Conference Second Team (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) … made game-clinching interception in overtime to secure win over Nebraska. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; PR: 3-13-4.3-0 KR: 2-21-10.5-0; 41 Sol-54 TT, 5 INT, 6 PBU; All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and honorable mention … Academic All-Big 12 First Team … led the team with five interceptions. 2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; 10 Sol-12 TT, 2 PBU; Showed tremendous promise seeing playing time during true freshman season … saw most action on special teams. Track: Competed in the long jump in 2007 indoor and outdoor seasons.
Detron Lewis heading into Sr season: 2009: Led all receivers with 10 receptions and amassed 114 receiving yards and a touchdown against Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl ... caught a pass for 11 yards in the win over Baylor ... grabbed two receptions for 19 yards against Oklahoma ... totaled a team-high 75 yards on six receptions at Oklahoma State ...2008: Wrapped up the season with as the second leading receiver on the team behind Michael Crabtree ... hauled in 76 passes for 913 yards and three touchdowns ... five catches for 44 yards against Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl ... scored the game-winning touchdown on a four-yard pass from Graham Harrell in the fourth quarter against Baylor ... first-career start in opener against Eastern Washington ... one of two 100-yard receivers as he joined Eric Morris (164) with 163 receiving yards on nine catches, both career highs...2007: Played in nine games ... back-up to Eric Morris at H receiver ... made impressive debut with touchdowns on first two collegiate receptions against Northwestern State ... totaled 63 yards, including long of 50 ... caught 10 passes on the season for 120 yards.
Marlon Winn heading into rSr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite (14 pounds heavier at weigh-in than listed playing weight)…2007: Started the last eight games at right tackle after an injury forced regular starter Jake Johnson to miss the remainder of the season … helped lead the offense to its fifth NCAA Passing Title … offensive line only allowed 18 sacks in 763 pass attempts …2006: Appeared in nine games as a true freshman while serving as the primary backup to senior Glenn January at left tackle.
Rylan Reed heading into Sr season: 2008 Preseason: Will turn 27 during 2008 season. Didn't participate in spring 2008 practices because of the Gator Bowl injury...2007: Carried off the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter of the Gator Bowl. Former minor league baseball player and converted tight end ... stifled Virginia All-American Chris Long in the Gator Bowl, limiting one of the nation's sacks leaders to three tackles and no sacks ... integral part in Texas Tech picking up the NCAA Passing Title ... part of offensive line that yielded only 18 sacks in 763 pass attempts ... allowed one sack all season...2006: Served as a back-up at both tackle positions and appeared on special teams, playing in 11 games in 2006...2005: Played in three games as a tight end ... caught two passes on the season, including one for six yards against Sam Houston State...Spent four seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization … was named the Organizational Pitcher of the Year in 2003 … right-handed pitcher.
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