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Jack Alderson (1999)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Basketball - 1950-52
  • Second-team All-Border Conference in 1951
  • Conference's third-leading scorer as junior with 13.9-point average
  • Team Captain
  • Vice President of Tech Student Body
  • Past President of Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and Board of City Development

Dr. R.G. "Wick" Alexander (2000)
  • Hometown: Amarillo
  • Two-sport recruit (football & baseball) whose athletic career was shortened by injury
  • Suffered career-ending football injury in 1956
  • Baseball letterman in 1955 and 1957 as left-handed pitcher
  • Key donor to Marsha Sharp Academic Center for Student Athletes

Rodney Allison (2003)
  • Hometown: Odessa
  • Football 1975-77
  • Quarterback of the 1976 Red Raiders and led them to a 10-1 season
  • Team was ranked as high as No. 4 in nation
  • All-Southwest Conference as junior
  • 1976 Bluebonnet Bowl Most Valuable Offensive Player
  • Strong Heisman Trophy candidate in 1977 before injury shortened season
  • Played in the 1978 Hula Bowl and Japan Senior All-Star Game
  • Played professionally one season for Toronto in the Canadian Football League
  • Assistant coach at Texas Tech from 1981-83

Donny Anderson (1978)
  • Hometown: Stinnett
  • Football 1963-65
  • Two-time consensus first-team All-America running back
  • Three-time All-Southwest Conference
  • Holds school career kickoff return yardage record
  • Held school career all-purpose yardage record for 38 years
  • Also served as punter and played some at defensive back
  • Southwest Conference Sportsmanship Award winner in 1965
  • Helped team to 1964 Sun Bowl and 1965 Gator Bowl
  • Played in the Chicago All-Star Game and the Hula Bowl
  • The Sporting News National Co-Player of the Year in 1965
  • Drafted in first round by Green Bay Packers as a junior
  • First round draft choice of Green Bay Packers in 1966 and signed most lucrative contract ever offered to an NFL rookie
  • Helped lead Packers to victory in first two Super Bowls
  • Nicknamed the "Golden Palomino"
  • Two-time Green Bay Packer MVP during six seasons
  • Played 10 seasons in the NFL
  • Member of Texas Sports Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame
  • An award in his name is presented every year to the football player who displays the best sportsmanship
  • Jersey #44 is retired

Junior Arterburn (1979)
  • Hometown: Ranger
  • Football 1950-51
  • All-America Honorable Mention quarterback in 1951
  • Border Conference Outstanding Back runner-up in 1951
  • Helped Red Raiders to Border Conference championship in 1951
  • Helped Texas Tech to its first bowl win in the 1951 Sun Bowl
  • Quarterback of the '51 team leading them to a 33-19 victory over eventual Southwest Conference champion TCU
  • Former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Texas Tech
  • Played for the Chicago Cardinals in 1954

Joyce Arterburn (2003)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Creator of High Riders (women's spirit organization) - 1976
  • Served as Texas Tech professor for 37 years
  • Woman of the Year at Texas Tech in 1981

Gary Ashby (1999)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Baseball, Player and Coach - 1974-77, 1982-86
  • All-American - 1977
  • Twice selected as All-Southwest Conference first baseman
  • All-Region in 1976
  • First Red Raider to reach double figures in home runs for a season with 11 in 1977
  • Set school records for doubles, home runs, and RBIs in SWC play in 1977
  • Helped team to school-record 32 victories
  • Played five years professionally with San Diego organization, reaching Triple A
  • Assistant coach in 1982-83 before becoming Texas Tech's first full-time baseball coach in 1984-86

Michi Atkins (2006)
  • Women's Basketball (1993-96)
  • First team All-American ('96)
  • Southwest Conference MVP ('95 & 96)
  • SWC Woman Athlete of the Year ('95 & 96)
  • Honorable Mention All-American ('95)
  • Named MVP of SWC Post-season tourney ('95)
  • 2nd Team All-SWC as a soph ('94)
  • 4th leading scorer as a frosh for '93 national champs
  • All-Time leading scorer in SWC women's basketball history
  • Left Tech the school's 2nd leading scorer behind only Carolyn Thompson
  • Named to All-Time Lady Raider SWC Team in '96

Doug Ault (1990)
  • Hometown: Beaumont
  • Baseball - 1971-72
  • First-team All-America first baseman in 1972
  • All-Region and All-Southwest Conference in 1972
  • Batted .475 and had 50 RBIs in 42 games
  • Led nation in hitting with .468 average in 1972
  • Southwest Conference Player of the Year in 1972
  • Still holds school career batting average record at .418
  • Played professionally for nine years, including 1976 for Texas, 1977-78, 1980 for Toronto and 1981 in Japan

General Ross Ayers (1966)
  • Hometown: Arkadelphia
  • Football - 1930-32
  • Captain of the 1932 team that compiled the school's first 10-win season (10-2)
  • Former commander of the Texas National Guard

Ty Bain (1990)
  • Hometown: Waco
  • Football - 1939-41
  • All-Border Conference quarterback in 1941
  • Two-time team captain
  • Helped team to 18-3-1 record last two years
  • Named the MVP of the 1942 Sun Bowl
  • Former president of Texas High School Coaches Association

Amanda Banks (2004)
  • Hometown: El Paso
  • Track - 1986-89
  • NCAA runner-up in outdoor triple jump in 1989
  • All-America indoors and outdoors in 1989
  • Southwest Conference outdoor champion in 1988 and 1989
  • Still holds school record of almost 43 feet
  • Jumped professionally for 10 years, rising to No. 4 in the U.S. three times

Joe Barnes (1986)
  • Hometown: Big Lake
  • Football - 1971-73
  • Quarterback of the Red Raiders in 1973 and led them to a 11-1 season and No. 11 national ranking
  • 19 victories over two-year period is most ever by a Tech quarterback
  • Helped team to the 1972 Sun Bowl and 1973 Gator Bowl
  • All-Southwest Conference as a senior
  • Played professionally for Chicago in 1974

Gene Barnett (1987)
  • Hometown: Melvin
  • Football - 1937-38
  • Played tailback in the T formation, but considered one of the greats during the early days of the forward pass
  • Passed for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the 1939 Cotton Bowl
  • Led the nation with 7.81 yards per rush in 1938
  • Led the nation in fewest passing interceptions per game with 0.33
  • Honorable Mention All-America

Vernon "Buddy" Barron (1976)
  • Hometown: Temple
  • Football - 1950-52
  • Two-year starter at guard though only 5'-10"
  • Helped Red Raiders to a Border Conference championship in 1951
  • Helped Texas Tech to its first bowl win in the 1951 Sun Bowl
  • Team captain

Allen (Chuff) Benton (1975)
  • Red Raider Club President - 1958-60
  • Head of fund-raising efforts during key time of entrance into the Southwest Conference

Becky Boxwell (McIlraith) (2005)
  • Volleyball - 1984-87
  • Three-year starter on the volleyball team
  • 1985 - 2nd on the team in digs and kills (2nd team All-SWC)
  • 1986 - led the team in digs and tied for lead in kills (2nd team All-SWC)
  • 1987 - led the team in kills, setting a single season school record that lasted for 9 years/2nd on the team in digs (1st team All-SWC, AVCA All-South Region team - first Red Raider volleyball player to be all-region), led team to 2nd place finish in SWC

Mark Brandenburg (2008)
  • Baseball ('91-92)
  • 3rd Team All-American pitcher ('91)
  • Consensus All-SWC pitcher ('91)
  • 1st team All-Region ('91)
  • Finished '91 with a 12-4 record, 3.12 ERA, 12 complete games and 2 saves in 147 innings
  • His 1992 record was 10-7 although his ERA was improved from 1991, with 12 complete games in 145 innings
  • 1st team All-Region ('92)
  • All-SWC ('92)
  • Left Tech the single-season and career leader in wins
  • He had the best ERA among pitchers in the aluminum bat era
  • Threw the most complete games in school history and his innings total was third all-time despite only pitching two years
  • Walked only 42 in 294 career innings
  • Honored with a 1992 NCAA post-graduate scholarship
  • Played parts of three big league seasons with the Rangers and Red Sox

Angie Braziel (2009)
  • Basketball ('97-99)
  • 1st Team All-American ('99)
  • Big 12 Player of the Year ('99)
  • MVP of the Big 12 Post-season tourney ('99)
  • Averaged 20.3 ppg as a senior
  • 2nd Team All-Big 12 ('98)
  • Named to All-tourney team Big 12 Post-season tourney ('98)
  • Points per game average of 17.4 was third only to Sheryl Swoopes and Carolyn Thompson
  • Her career point total of 1,131 was second only to Swoopes among two-year players

J.O. (Buddy) Brothers (1971)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Football - 1927-30
  • One of the greatest players during the early days of Tech football
  • Played four years at half-back

Marshall Brown (1970)
  • Hometown: Whitehouse
  • Basketball - 1939-40
  • All-Border Conference in 1939
  • Led team in scoring on school's first 20-game winner in 1940 (21-7)
  • Led Border Conference in scoring in 1939

Jake Broyles (2007)
  • Men's Tennis ('47-50)
  • First tennis player, male or female, in school history to be inducted into TTU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Won the Border Conference championship in singles ('50)
  • Led the team to Border Conference team title ('50)

Clint Bryant (2006)
  • Named SWC Freshman of the Year
  • Named SWC Newcomer of the Year as a frosh
  • Named 1st and 2nd Team All-American as junior in '95 while leading Red Raiders to finals of Wichita Regional
  • SWC Player of the Year in '95 and `96
  • Named 2nd Team All-American as senior in '96 while leading Red Raiders to hosting 1st NCAA regional in school history
  • One of the three finalists for '95 and '96 Smith Awards, given to nation's best player
  • One of nine finalists for '96 Golden Spikes Award
  • First Team Academic All-American in '95 and '96
  • Named Academic All-American of the Year in `96
  • '96 SWC Male Athlete of the Year

Sharon Moultrie-Bruner (1998)
  • Hometown: Pampa
  • Track - 1979-82
  • Track All-American - 1981-82
  • First Texas Tech female to earn All-America honors
  • Two-time All-American (1981-82) in long jump
  • Seven-time NCAA qualifier
  • First athlete and first African-American to be elected Homecoming Queen (1981)

Maury Buford (2001)
  • Hometown: Mount Pleasant
  • Football - 1978-81
  • Led nation in punting in 1978
  • First freshman to lead NCAA in punting in 35 years with 44.1 average
  • Named to SWC All-Decade second-team
  • Led SWC in punting with 44.8-yard average in 1981
  • Still has school record for career punting average (43.2)
  • All-Southwest Conference in 1978 and 1981
  • Academic All-America in 1979
  • Played in Blue-Gray All-Star Game
  • Played nine years in the NFL, including for the Super Bowl with Chicago in 1985

Rick Bullock (1985)
  • Hometown: San Antonio
  • Basketball - 1973-76
  • Four-time All-Southwest Conference
  • Helped team to Southwest Conference championships in 1973 and 1976
  • Most Valuable Player of inaugural Southwest Conference Post-Season Tournament in 1976
  • Fourth in career scoring and second in career rebounding in Southwest Conference
  • Starter in 1976 Coaches All-Star Game and Pizza Hut All-Star Classic
  • Held school career scoring record of 2,118 points and career fields record of 842 for 26 years
  • Played four years professionally in CBA and overseas

Ecomet Burley (2004)
  • Hometown: Lufkin
  • Football - 1972-75
  • Three-time All-Southwest Conference (1973-75) defensive lineman
  • All-America second-team in 1974
  • Southwest Conference Sophomore of the Year in 1973 when team was 11-1
  • Most Valuable Lineman in the 1972 Sun Bowl
  • One of the first Red Raider freshman to letter in football in modern era
  • Played in the Japan Bowl in 1976
  • Played six seasons in the Canadian Football League

Jill Burness (2007)
  • Volleyball ('95-96)
  • Only Red Raider volleyball player to have number retired
  • GTE Volleyball Academic All-American of the Year ('96)
  • Led the volleyball team to the NCAA tourney in each of her junior and senior seasons
  • First-Team All Big 12 ('96)
  • AVCA All-Region District 5 ('96)
  • Named 2nd Team AVCA All-South Region ('96)
  • Left Tech the single-season and career leader in hitting percentage and set the mark for single-season kills
  • Two-time GTE CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Named MVP of three tournaments in '96

Sandy Butler (2011)
  • Softball 1998-2001
  • Three-time All Big 12 outfielder
  • 2nd Team All-American outfielder '98
  • First Red Raider softball player to be inducted into TTU Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Only Red Raider to be named to the Big 12 All-Decade team in 2006
  • Left Tech the school leader in career hits and stolen bases

John Paul Cain (1998)
  • Hometown: Sweetwater
  • Golf 1955-56, 1958-59
  • Helped the team win last two Border Conference championships in 1955 and 1956
  • Team finished eighth in NCAA Championships in 1959
  • Member of First SWC Championship Team - 1959
  • Played a key role in the school's first Southwest Conference championship in any sport
  • Helped team win the 1959 SWC title
  • Helped team to fifth-place finish in NCAA Championships in 1959
  • 1959 Texas Amateur champion
  • Member of Texas Golf Hall of Fame
  • Turned pro at 52 and won two events on the Senior PGA tour

Jim Carlen (2008)
  • Head Football coach ('70-74)
  • Twice named SWC Coach of the Year ('70 & '73)
  • Led '73 Red Raiders to school-best 11-1 finish and Gator Bowl win over Tennessee
  • Coached the Red Raiders to four bowls in five years
  • Coached 21 All-SWC players and recruited much of the '76 SWC championship team

D.C. (Preacher) Calloway (1985)
  • Hometown: Itasca
  • Football - 1925-26
  • One of the first Red Raider leaders on the field
  • Interior lineman on Tech's first two teams
  • Former Texas Tech Board of Regent

Hurley Carpenter (1962)
  • Hometown: Sudan
  • Football and Track - 1925-29
  • Scored the first touchdown on the Texas Tech campus
  • He ran a fumble return for a TD in a 7-6 victory over St. Edwards on Oct. 8, 1926
  • Started every game as a lineman during his four-year career except the last, when he was injured
  • Team Captain and Vice President of student body in 1926

Bobby Cavazos (1968)
  • Hometown: Kingsville
  • Football - 1951-53
  • Second-team All-America as halfback in 1953
  • Most Outstanding Back in leading team to historic 35-13 victory over Auburn in 1954 Gator Bowl
  • Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce Amateur Athlete of the Year
  • Key player on Texas Tech's first 11-win team (11-1)
  • Helped team lead nation in scoring with 428 points in regular season
  • Set school career rushing record with 2,278 yards and school season scoring record with 80 points
  • Three-time All-Border Conference
  • Played in Senior Bowl and Chicago All-Star Game
  • Signed with Chicago Cardinals but never played due to exhibition game injury
  • Second-team All-America by AP as halfback in 1953

Richard Cavazos (1982)
  • Hometown: Kingsville
  • Football - 1949-50
  • Helped lead team to Raisin Bowl in 1949 as defensive end
  • Former commander of Fort Hood as three-star general
  • Twice awarded Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star
  • Unable to play in 1950 due to injury

Pete Cawthon (1961)
  • Athletic Director / Head Football Coach - 1930-40
  • Charter member of the Texas Tech Hall of Honor
  • Colorful coach who posted a 76-32-6 record
  • Winning percentage of .693 is still school's highest
  • Changed team nickname to Red Raiders from Matadors
  • First coach to fly team to a game (Fort Worth to Detroit) in 1937
  • Only Texas Tech coach to have an undefeated regular season (1938)
  • Coached team to first Cotton Bowl appearance in 1939
  • Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1960
  • Most Valuable Player Award given in his name starting in 1962

Lisa Clark (2010)
  • Volleyball ('87-90)
  • 1st team All-SWC ('90)
  • 1st Team AVCA All-South Region ('90)
  • Led team to a 2nd place SWC finish and Sweet 16 appearance with a 30-3 record ('90)
  • 2nd team All-SWC ('89)
  • Led team to a 20-12 finish with a 7-3 SWC record and an invitation to the Women's Invitational Volleyball Championships ('89)
  • SWC Newcomer of the Year ('87)

Marcus Coleman (2010)
  • Football ('92-95)
  • First team All-American defensive back ('95)
  • Consensus First Team All-SWC ('95)
  • First Team All-SWC ('94)
  • Four-year starter
  • Left Tech the career school record-holder for interception TD returns with four and most blocked kicks in a season with three
  • In 2008, Coleman was named to All-Time Tech football team as part of Lubbock Centennial Celebration
  • Played 11 years in the NFL with Jets, Texans and Cowboys

John Conley (1995)
  • Hometown: Mexia
  • Offensive Line Coach from 1961-74
  • Assistant Athletic Director from 1975-80
  • Athletic Director from 1980-85
  • Created Purina Award for best performance vs. SMU
  • Engineered the Southwest Conference's first indoor practice facility (Athletic Training Center)
  • Played key role in numerous facility renovations
  • Helped Red Raiders to six bowl appearances

Jack Dale (1990)
  • "Voice" of the Red Raiders - 1953-2003
  • Nationally-known radio play-by-play announcer
  • Began calling basketball games for KFYO-Radio in January, 1953
  • Began calling football games on the Humble Network in September, 1953
  • His voice spanned eight football coaches and six basketball coaches
  • Awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Tech Ex-Student's Association in 1983
  • Awarded Honorary Dotorate of Human Letters Degree from the School of Mass Communications in 1999
  • Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005

Leigh Daniel (2012)
  • Track & Field '98-01
  • Set school records in the outdoor 5000m and 10000m and the indoor 3000m and 5000m
  • Won seven Big 12 Championships and two national championships (1999 indoor 5000m and 1999 outdoor 10000m)
  • Named All-American eight times
  • In 2006, she was named to the Big 12 10th Anniversary Team

Dr. J. William Davis (1974)
  • Chairman of the Athletic Council - 1948-69
  • Played key role in Texas Tech admission to Southwest Conference at 10:32 a.m., May 22, 1956
  • Authored Letter of Intent in 1957, which with only minor changes the NCAA still uses today
  • The Athletic Dining Hall bore his name starting in 1980
  • Took over head of Athletic Council in 1948
  • Led search in the hiring of DeWitt Weaver
  • Past President of the Border Conference

Joe Dillon (2008)
  • Baseball ('96-97)
  • 2nd Team All-American 1B ('97)
  • Big 12 Player of the Year ('97)
  • Led Red Raiders to the inaugural Big 12 regular season championship ('97)
  • In '97 batted .393 with 33 home runs, 90 RBI and 22 SBs
  • Named as the 1B on every 1997 All-Big 12 and All-Region team
  • Batted .326 with 10 home runs, 70 RBI and 18 SBs in '96 as Tech hosted a NCAA regional for the first time
  • Left Tech the single-season record holder in home runs, slugging percentage, total bases, defensive putouts, defensive chances and was third on the career RBI list after only two years.

G.C. (Mule) Dowell (1963)
  • Hometown: Royse City
  • Football - 1932-34
  • Helped the team to three Border Conference championships as a fullback
  • Led the Border Conference in scoring in 1934
  • Helped team lead the nation in scoring in 1932 with 382 points
  • First Red Raider invited to Chicago All-Star Game, but declined so he could enter the NFL early
  • Two-year starter for the Chicago Cardinals
  • Served as assistant football coach and business manager from 1939-41

Spike Dykes (2001)
  • Hometown: Ballinger
  • All-time Winningest Tech Football Coach - 1986-99 (82-67-1)
  • Defensive coordinator 1984-86
  • Head coach from 1987-99 and the 1986 Independence Bowl
  • First recipient of Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1996
  • Three-time Southwest Conference Coach the Year
  • Guided team to Southwest Conference co-championship and first Cotton Bowl appearance in 56 years
  • The first Texas Tech coach to lead the Red Raiders to four consecutive bowl games
  • The only Texas Tech coach to direct six straight first-team All-Americans
  • The first coach in the nation to produce two Doak Walker Award winners
  • Defeated rivals Texas and Texas A&M 12 times
  • Red Raiders finished in upper division of conference standings every season
  • Inducted into the THSCA Hall of Honor in 1991
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