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Red Raiders in The NFL: Week 5 Recap


Oct. 7, 2013

by Blain Meador
Texas Tech Athletics Communications

Danny Amendola (WR) New England Patriots
Week 5 Matchup: Patriots-6 Bengals-13

For the first time since week one, Danny Amendola was active in Sunday's game against the Bengals. He led the Patriot's offensive effort with four receptions and 55 yards. 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 5 Matchup: Chargers-17 Raiders-27

Bront Bird did not participate in Sunday's matchup with the Oakland Raiders. He has 19 tackles on the year, which is already a career high. 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 5 Matchup: 49ers-34 Texans-3

Crabtree remains on the injured reserve list and did not play in Sunday night's game against the Texans. 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 5 Matchup: Rams-34 Jaguars-20

After being activated last weekend, Davis saw his first game action Sunday by starting on the Rams special teams unit. 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 5 Matchup: Monday Night Football vs. Jets

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 onlyGraham Harrell and Kliff Kingsbury. Doege played four seasons with the Red Raiders (2009-2012).

Dylan Gandy (OL) Detroit Lions
Week 5 Matchup: Lions-9 Packers-22

Gandy has seen action in all five games this season, and is currently listed as the second string right guard. 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 5 Matchup: 49ers-34 Texans-3
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 5 Matchup: Broncos-51 Cowboys-48

Ramirez and the Broncos remain unbeaten after they accumulated 517 yards of total offense. They are now one of only three teams to reach a record of 5-0 and be undefeated. He has started in all five of the Bronco's games this year. 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 5 Matchup: Broncos-51 Cowboys-48

The Bronco's offensive line continued to dominate on Sunday, once again not allowing a sack on quarterback Peyton Manning. The offense was 9-13 on third down conversions, and passed for 414 yards behind the protection of the offensive line. 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 5 Matchup: Lions-9 Packers-22

Waddle was inactive in Sunday's game against the Packers. 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 5 Matchup: Broncos-51 Cowboys-48

Welker caught his seventh touchdown of the season on Sunday, which surpasses his six from last year. He has now caught a touchdown in each of the Bronco's first five games and has 315 yards receiving. The Broncos are now averaging 489.8 yards per game, currently the best in the NFL. 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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