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Red Raiders in The NFL Playoff Edition: Division Round
 


Jan. 16, 2014

by Blain Meador
Texas Tech Athletics Communications

Danny Amendola (WR) New England Patriots
Division Round Matchup: Patriots-43 Colts-22

Danny Amendola caught three passes for 77 yards in route to another dominating win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots now will hit the road to play the number one seeded Denver Broncos for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. Amendola played four seasons at Tech (2004-2007) and signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008 with the Dallas Cowboys.

Bront Bird (LB) San Diego Chargers
Division Round Matchup: Chargers-17 Broncos-24

Bront Bird was called upon by the Chargers Sunday when starter Manti Te'o left the game with a concussion. He had four tackles on the day and also had one deflected pass. The Chargers loss on Sunday caps off the most successful season in Birds short NFL career as he recorded a total of 34 tackles. Bird played four seasons at Tech (2007-2010) and signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011 with the San Diego Chargers.

Michael Crabtree (WR) San Francisco 49ers
Division Round Matchup: 49ers-23 Panthers-10

For the second week in a row the 49'ers went on the road to collect a playoff victory in a hostile environment. Since his return from injury the 49ers have gone on a seven game winning streak including Sundays victory where he recorded three receptions for 26 yards. The Niners will for the third time in as many weeks go on the road as they travel to Seattle to take on the division rival Seahawks. Crabtree Played two seasons at Tech (2007-2008) and was selected as the 10th overall pick 2009 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Manny Ramirez (OL) Denver Broncos
Division Round Matchup: Broncos-24 Chargers-17

As they have all season, the Denver offensive line continues to make quarterback Peyton Manning's job easy as they once again allowed zero sacks in Sunday's victory. The Broncos look to host Red Raider Danny Amendola and the New England Patriots on Sunday for the conference championship. Ramirez played four seasons at Tech (2003-2006) and was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

Louis Vasquez (OL) Denver Broncos
Division Round Matchup: Broncos-24 Chargers-17

Louis Vasquez has been a solid piece of the Broncos offensive line all year, starting in all 17 games this season. This season the Bronco's offensive line led the league with only 20 allowed sacks, as well as the offense leading the league in total offense and passing yards. Vasquez played four seasons at Tech (2005-2008) and was selected in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.

Wes Welker (WR) Denver Broncos
Division Round Matchup: Broncos-24 Chargers-17

In the Bronco's victory over the Chargers Welker had six receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown. He now has 11 touchdowns on the year and has accumulated 816 yards. Welker played four seasons at Tech (2000-2003) and signed as an undrafted free agent in 2004 with the San Diego Chargers.

 

 

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