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Red Raiders in The NFL: Week 6 Recap
 


Oct. 14, 2013

by Blain Meador
Texas Tech Athletics Communications

Danny Amendola (WR) New England Patriots
Week 6 Matchup: Patriots-30 Saints-27

Amendola started on Sunday for the second week in a row after returning from an early season injury. He had two receptions on the day before he left the game after suffering a head injury. 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 6 Matchup: Monday Night Football vs. Colts

Bront Bird and the Chargers will play on Monday night against the Colts. He has 19 tackles on the year, which is 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 6 Matchup: 49ers-32 Cardinals-20

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 6 Matchup: Rams-38 Texans-13 Davis continues to be active on special teams but has yet to see action on the defensive side of the ball. 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 6 Matchup: BYE

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).

Dylan Gandy (OL) Detroit Lions
Week 6 Matchup: Lions-31 Browns-17

Gandy has seen action in all six games this season and continues to play a pivotal role as the second string right guard. During Sunday's game against the Browns, the Detroit offense came back from a 10-point deficit while accumulating 366 total yards on offense. 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 6 Matchup: 49ers-32 Cardinals-20

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 6 Matchup: Broncos-35 Jaguars-19

Ramirez and the Broncos offense continue to tear through the competition, leading the NFL in total yards, points, and passing yards. The offensive line also leads the NFL with only five sacks allowed on the year, with the next best being the Chargers with eight. 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 6 Matchup: Broncos-35 Jaguars-19.

Vasquez continues to be an integral part of the Denver offensive line, starting in his sixth consecutive game of the year. Behind the protection of the offensive line, quarterback Peyton Manning passed for 291 yards and two touchdowns. 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 6 Matchup: Lions-31 Browns-17

Waddle saw limited action in Sunday's game against the Browns, and has played in three games this year. The offensive line only allowed one sack on the day, as quarterback Matt Stafford passed for 248 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 6 Matchup: Broncos-35 Jaguars-19

Welker has now caught a touchdown pass in each of the Broncos first six games, and leads the NFL with eight total touchdowns. He now has 37 receptions for 378 yards, and is averaging 10.2 yards per reception. 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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