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Red Raiders in The NFL: Week 15 Recap


Dec. 16, 2013

by Blain Meador
Texas Tech Athletics Communications

Danny Amendola (WR) New England Patriots
Week 15 Matchup: Patriots-20 Dolphins-24

In Sunday's defeat by the Miami Dolphins, Danny Amendola had 10 receptions for 131 yards making for his best outing of the season. He now has 51 receptions for 579 yards and two touchdowns on the season. 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 15 Matchup: Chargers-27 Broncos-20

Bird participated in the Charger's defeat of the Broncos on Thursday night, but did not record a tackle. He now has 28 tackles on the season. 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 15 Matchup: 49ers-33 Buccaneers-14

In his third game back, Crabtree finally hauled in his first touchdown reception as the 49ers went on to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Along with his score he had five receptions for 45 yards. 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 15 Matchup: Rams-27 Saints-16

Davis did not record a tackle on Sunday, but has recorded five tackles on the season. 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 15 Matchup: Falcons-27 Redskins-26

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) New Orleans Saints
Week 15 Matchup: Saints-16 Rams-27

Once again Dawson was inactive in Sunday's against the Rams. Since being traded to the Saints midway through the season he has recorded three tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble. 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 15 Matchup: Monday Night Football vs. Ravens

The Detroit Lions look to play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football this week. Gandy has seen action at right guard every game this season. 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 15 Matchup: 49ers-33 Buccaneers-14

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 15 Matchup: Broncos-20 Chargers-27

The Denver offensive line experienced a bit of a let down against the Chargers after several strong performances over the past several weeks. Even in a slow week, the Bronco's offensive line only allowed one sack and still have the lowest total of allowed sacks in the league. Ramirez has started in each of the Broncos 14 games this season. 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 15 Matchup: Broncos-20 Chargers-27

Vasquez has now started in all 14 of the Bronco's games this year alongside fellow Red Raider Manny Ramirez. 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 15 Matchup: Monday Night vs. Ravens

The Detroit Lions look to play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football this week. Waddle has now participated in 10 games this season and has started in the last six including last Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. 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 15 Matchup: Broncos-20 Chargers-27

Welker did not participate in Sunday's loss against the Chargers due to a head injury. His touchdown on last weekend however marked his 10th of the year surpassing his previous career best of nine from 2009. 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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