Two Doak Walker Winners Highlight 2012 Hall Of Honor Class

Amanda Renfro still leads every pitching category at Texas Tech and remains the
Big 12 leader in appearances, innings pitched and complete games.

July 19, 2012

A pair of Doak Walker Award winners, the winningest baseball coach in school history and the first individual NCAA Track and Field champion headline what is perhaps one of the strongest classes to be inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Honor.

Leigh Daniel, Byron Hanspard, Larry Hays, Byron "Bam" Morris, Amanda Renfro and Ricky Williams will be inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Honor as part of the 2012 induction ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 2, at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.

The six inductees will then be honored in a pregame ceremony prior to Texas Tech's game against arch-rival Texas on Nov. 3.

Tickets for the Hall of Honor induction event on Friday can be purchased for $50 while tables of eight are priced at $500. To purchase tickets or tables, please contact the Red Raider Club (806-742-1196/RRC.events@ttu.edu).


  • Leigh Daniel (Track & Field '98-01) Distance: Daniel set school records in the outdoor 5000m and 10000m and the indoor 3000m and 5000m. Daniel won seven Big 12 Championships and two national championships (1999 indoor 5000m and 1999 outdoor 10000m) while being named All-American eight times. In 2006, she was named to the Big 12 10th Anniversary Team.
  • Larry Hays (Baseball 1987-2008) Coach: His final record stands at 1,508 wins and 860 losses, fourth all-time in NCAA history. Hays' No. 27 jersey was retired by TTU on March 23, 2009. Led TTU Baseball to its only two regular-season conference championships (SWC in 1995 and Big 12 in 1997) and two tournament championships (SWC in 1996 and Big 12 in 1998). Led Tech to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, including the first-ever back in 1995 when the Red Raiders were sent to the Midwest Regional in Wichita, Kan. Of those nine NCAA appearances, three were held at Dan Law Field as Tech hosted NCAA Regionals in 1996, 1997 and 1999.
  • Byron Hanspard (Football '94-96) RB: 1st Team All-American ('96)... 1st Team All-Big 12 ('96)... Winner of the 1996 Doak Walker Award as the nation's top RB... Finished 6th in the Heisman Trophy balloting ('96)... Honorable Mention All-American ('95)... 1st Team All-SWC ('95)... Team MVP ('96)... Two-time winner of the Donny Anderson sportsmanship award ('94, '95)... Gained 260 yards and scored 4 TDs to be named Offensive MVP of the 1995 Copper Bowl... Set school record with 287 yards rushing against Baylor in '96... Set school record for single-season rushing yard with 2,084 in '96... Rushed for 1,374 yards in '95... Holds school record for career rushing yards with 4,219... Holds school record for Most Games Rushing for 100 Yards with 21 and Most Games Rushing for 200 Yards with 6... Scored 5 TDs against SMU in '95 to tie school record... 2nd round pick of the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Bam Morris (Football '91-93) RB: 1st Team All-America ('93)... Winner of 1993 Doak Walker Award given to nation's top running back... Named first-team All-SWC ('92, '93)... Team MVP ('93)... Set school record with 1,752 yards rushing in '93 - currently 2nd in that category behind Byron Hanspard in '96... Gained 1,279 yards in '92... Set school record with 22 rushing TDs in '93... Set school record with 3,544 career rushing yards - currently 4th in that category... 37 career TDs remains 3rd in school record books... 134 pts scored in '93 remains atop the school record books for single-season points scored... Drafted in the 3rd round by Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Amanda Renfro (Softball '98-01) Pitcher: Holds every significant pitching record in school record books... 2nd team All-American 2001... First Team All-Big 12 in '98 and '01... 2nd Team All Big 12 in '00...Is 6th in career innings in NCAA history, 6th in career strikeouts... Her 351.1 innings is 17th all-time in NCAA history... Led the nation in strikeouts in 2001 with 421... Led the Big 12 in the following categories (innings pitched and appearances in '99 - innings pitched, appearances, starts, strikeouts, complete games and opponent batting average in '00 - ERA, strikeouts (2nd in wins) in `01) ... Threw three no-hitters.
  • Ricky Williams (Football '97-01) RB: Named 2nd Team and 3rd Team All-America ('98)... Freshman All-America ('97)... Named 1st Team All-Big 12 ('01)... Named 2nd Team All-Big 12 ('98)... Named Team MVP ('01)... Set school record for single-game and single-season receptions... Left Tech 2nd on career receptions list... Gained 244 and 251 yards in games, ranking 6th and 8th in school history at the time... 1,582 yards gained in '98 remains third in school history... Tore ACL in first game and missed '99 season... Remains 3rd in school history in career rushing yards... Left Tech third in career touchdowns scored... Left Tech 3rd in career total yardage... Left Tech 3rd in single-season TDs and 2nd in career TDs.



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