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Red Raiders in The NFL: Week 8 Recap


Oct. 28, 2013

by Blain Meador
Texas Tech Athletics Communications

Danny Amendola (WR) New England Patriots
Week 8 Matchup: Patriots-27 Dolphins-17

Despite missing almost an entire week of practice and not participating in last weeks game, Amendola was targeted eight times and caught three passes for 15 yards on Sunday. 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 8 Matchup: BYE

The San Diego Chargers did not play on Sunday due to a bye week. The chargers go on the road to face the Washington Redskins next weekend. He has 21 tackles on the year. 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 8 Matchup: 49ers-42 Jaguars-10

Crabtree remains on the injured reserve list and did not play in Sunday's game. 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 8 Matchup: Monday Night Football vs. Seahawks

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 8 Matchup: Falcons-13 Cardinals-27

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 8 Matchup: Lions-31 Cowboys-30

Gandy has seen action at right guard in all eight games this. On Sunday he contributed to an offensive line that helped Detroit come back from a 10 point deficit, on the back of 623 yards of total 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 8 Matchup: 49ers-42 Jaguars-10

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 8 Matchup: Broncos-45 Redskins-21

Ramirez started at center on Sunday as he has in each of the Bronco's eight games this season and helped run block for 107 yards. The offensive line protected quarterback Peyton Manning as he threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns. 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 8 Matchup: Broncos-45 Redskins-21

Vasquez has been Mr. Consistent this year starting in his eigth consecuitive game along side fellow Red Raider Manny Ramirez. As they have done all year, the Denver offense cut through the Washington defense amassing 446 total yards of offense (107 rushing, 354 passing) behind 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 8 Matchup: Lions-31 Cowboys-30

Waddle made his first career start at left tackle on Sunday, in a game that featured the Detroit Lions coming back in the last minute to win the game on a four play, 80 yard touchdown drive. With the protection that the offensive line provided, wide receiver Calvin Johnson had 329 receiving yards on the day. 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 8 Matchup: Broncos-45 Redskins-21

Wes Welker immediately set the tone on Sunday when he hauled in a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning only five minutes into the game. He caught three passes for 81 yards and one touchdown in a 45-21 Bronco win over the Washington Redskins. He now has nine touchdowns on the season, which ties him for the league lead. 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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