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Red Raiders in The NFL: Week 4 Recap


Wes Welker and Manny Ramirez celebrate a touchdown.

Sept. 30, 2013

by Blain Meador
Texas Tech Athletics Communications

Danny Amendola (WR) New England Patriots
Week 4 Matchup: Patriots-30 Falcons-23

Amendola suffered an injury in the first week of the season and did not play this week during the Patriots victory over the Falcons. He had 10 receptions for 104 yards week one in a victory over the Buffalo Bills. 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
Week 4 Matchup: Chargers-30 Cowboys-21

Bird recorded one tackle against the Cowboys on Sunday bringing his season total to 19. The Charger's defense shut out the Cowboys in the second half, allowing the team to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit. 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
Week 4 Matchup: 49ers-35 Rams-11

Crabtree remains on the injured reserve list and did not play in Thursday night's game against the Rams. Coming off of an NFC championship and Super Bowl appearance, Crabtree enters his fifth season in the NFL, and his fifth with the San Francisco 49ers. During the offseason he suffered a torn Achilles tendon, and underwent surgery to repair the injury. Crabtree Played two seasons at Tech (2007-2008) and was selected as the 10th overall pick 2009 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Cody Davis (S) St. Louis Rams
Week 4 Matchup: 49ers-35 Rams-11

Davis was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster following the injury of teamate T.J McDonald, though he did not see action Thursday night. He was an Academic All-American and All-Big 12 selection at Tech during his senior season in 2012. He was a four-year letterman with the Red Raiders (2009-2012). Davis signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Rams in 2013.

Seth Doege (QB) Atlanta Falcons
Week 4 Matchup: Patriots-30 Falcons-23

Doege remains on the Falcons practice squad. He did not see game action during the preseason, yet participated during training camp. He finished his collegiate career at Tech as the program's third leading passer all-time, trailing only Graham Harrell and Kliff Kingsbury. Doege played four seasons with the Red Raiders (2009-2012).

Keyunta Dawson (DE) Tennessee Titans
Week 4 Matchup: Titans-38 Jets-13

Dawson has yet to see action in the 2013 season, but remains on the Titans active roster. Dawson played four seasons at Tech (2003-2006) and was selected in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Dylan Gandy (OL) Detroit Lions
Week 4 Matchup: Lions-40 Redskins-32

Gandy has seen action in all four games this season, and is currently listed as the second string right guard. The Lion's offense had 387 total yards on Sunday, and averaged 5.9 yards per play. Gandy played four seasons at Tech (2001-2004) and was selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Darcel McBath (S) San Francisco 49ers
Week 4 Matchup: 49ers-35 Rams-11

McBath remains on the disabled list and has not played this season. Last season McBath was a member of the 49ers along with fellow Red Raider Michael Crabtree while winning the NFC championship and making a Super Bowl appearance. McBath played in all 16 games last season making two tackles and recovering a fumble. McBath played four seasons at Tech (2005-2008) and was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.

Manny Ramirez (OL) Denver Broncos
Week 4 Matchup: Broncos-52 Eagles-20

Ramirez and the rest of the offensive line have helped make the Denver offense the best in the league. After the Sunday victory over the Eagles, the Denver offense leads the league in both total offense (483 ypg) and in passing (363.8 ypg). 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
Week 4 Matchup: Broncos-52 Eagles-20

Vasquez has started at right guard in each of the Bronco's first four games. In Sunday's win over the Eagles, the Denver offense had 472 total yards, and allowed only one sack on quarterback Peyton Manning. The offense was also 5-8 on third down conversions and had no turnovers. 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.

LaAdrian Waddle (OL) Detroit Lions
Week 4 Matchup: Lions-40 Redskins-32

Waddle has now played in each of the Lions last two games, including Sunday's victory over the Chicago Bears. The offensive line only allowed one sack on the day, and helped the Lion's offense to 159 rushing yards. Waddle played four seasons at Tech (2009-2012) and signed an undrafted free-agent contract in 2013 with the Detroit Lions.

Wes Welker (WR) Denver Broncos
Week 4 Matchup: Broncos-52 Eagles-20

Welker caught two touchdowns in Sunday's game against Philadelphia and had 76 yards. Welker has now had a touchdown in each of the first four games, something that hasn't been done by a Denver Bronco since Al Denson in 1969. 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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