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Carl Ince (2007)
  • Basketball ('52-55)
  • Twice named to "Small-America" team (for players 5'10 or shorter)
  • Twice named 1st Team All-Border Conference
  • Leading scorer on the first Texas Tech team to play in the NCAA tourney
  • Twice led the Red Raiders to the Border Conference title
  • Averaged 12.7ppg as a sophomore

Dan Irons (1999)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Football - 1975-77
  • All-America first-team as offensive tackle in 1977
  • Two-time All-Southwest
  • Started as sophomore on offense that led Southwest Conference in total yards
  • Key fixture on 1976 team that rose as high as No. 4 in nation and had 10-1 regular season
  • Helped team to Bluebonnet Bowl and Tangerine Bowl
  • Invited to Hula Bowl and Japan Bowl
  • Drafted by San Francisco but could not overcome persistent knee problems

Ed Irons (1973)
  • Hometown: Puducah
  • Football and Basketball - 1940-42
  • One of school's top linemen in pre-World War II era
  • Three-year letterman in football and basketball
  • Helped 1940-41 basketball teams to 40 wins playing outside of Border Conference
  • Helped 1942 basketball team to runner-up finish in Border Conference
  • Former Superintendent of Lubbock Independent School District

Leete Jackson (1975)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Football - 1946-47
  • Helped team to 1947 Border Conference Championship
  • Helped team to Sun Bowl as senior
  • Former Executive VP of the Red Raider Club from 1951-86

Bubba Jennings (1995)
  • Hometown: Clovis, New Mexico
  • Basketball - 1981, 1983-85
  • Southwest Conference Male Athlete of the year and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year as senior
  • Naismith Award (for nation's best player under six feet tall) in 1985
  • Little Man's All-America first-team in 1985
  • Led team to SWC regular-season and post-season tournament titles in 1985
  • All-Southwest Conference in 1984 and 1985
  • All-SWC Post-Season Tournament in 1983 and 1985
  • Scored 1,727 career, second most in school history at the time
  • Second on school's career free throw percentage list at .849 (325 of 383)
  • SWC Newcomer Team in 1981
  • Because of Jennings' outside shooting ability, SWC coaches voted 8-1 against instituting three-point circle on trial basis prior to Jennings' final season
  • Assistant basketball coach under Bob Knight 2001-present

Morley Jennings (1976)
  • Athletic Director - 1941-51
  • Resigned as Baylor head football coach to become athletic director at Texas Tech
  • Guided program through tough economic World War II era
  • Helped boost program to level to be considered for Southwest Conference admittance
  • Hired Polk Robison as basketball coach
  • Hired Dell Morgan to replace Pete Cawthon as football coach
  • Inducted into Helms Foundation Hall of Honor in 1965
  • Chairman of the Dept. of Physical Education for Men from 1941-66

Jerry Johnson (2007)
  • Football ('51-54)
  • All-Border Conference ('54)
  • Team captain who led the '54 team in passing yards and total offense as team finished 7-2-1
  • Walk-on teamed with fellow Hall of Famer Jack Kirkpatrick to lead '53 Red Raiders to 11-1 record
  • In 1952 and posted a single-season passing yardage total of 702, a school record that stood until 1964
  • Also in '52, his total yards figure of 1,027 was a record that stood until 1965
  • Ended his career as the leading passer in school history
  • Played in the Blue-Gray Game and the Salad Bowl All-Star game

Noel Johnson (2005)
  • Women's Basketball - 1991-95
  • Starting point guard for National Champion Lady Raider basketball team. Dropped four free throws in the last 30 seconds of the national championship to ice the win.
  • As a junior, she was named All-Southwest Conference, ranking nationally in three-point field goals per game and three-point field goal percentage.
  • Teammates voted her MVP and she was awarded the inaugural Jeannine McHaney Award, given annually to the top female athlete at Texas Tech.
  • As a senior, she was again named All-SWC and again ranked nationally in three-point field goal percentage.
  • Left Tech the career leader in games started with 102.

Clifford B. Jones (1970)
  • President of Texas Tech - 1938-44
  • Personally donated crucial funds to finalize construction of football stadium
  • Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium opened in 1947 with a capacity of 29,000
  • Stadium rededicated in Jones' name in ceremony after stadium expansion in 1960
  • Helped create the university's Southwest Collections in the 1920's

Lewis Jones (1972)
  • Hometown: Cleburne
  • Football - 1936-37
  • One of school's rare two-year team captains (co-captain in 1936 and 1937)
  • Versatile player who lettered early in career as end and fullback, but wound up playing guard
  • Helped team to historic 7-0 win over Sammy Baugh and TCU in 1936
  • Helped team to first bowl appearance (1937 Sun Bowl)
  • Invited to play in College All-Star Game
  • Served as school's popular Dean of Men from 1953-68 and Assistant Dean of Students in 1968-69
  • Dean of Students in 1969-70

T. Jones (2004)
  • Hometown: Childress
  • Served as Athletic Director from 1985-93
  • Hired successful coaches Spike Dykes, James Dickey and Larry Hays
  • Oversaw program during Lady Raiders run to the 1993 national championship -- the school's first in any sport
  • Oversaw completion of the Athletic Training Center and upgrade of Dan Law Field

Curtis Jordan (1999)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Football - 1972-75
  • Twice All-Southwest Conference as defensive back
  • Helped team to 23-10-2 record during three-year starting career
  • Two-Time All-SWC
  • Helped team to 11-1 record and Gator Bowl in 1973 and Peach Bowl in 1974
  • First freshman to play in Southwest Conference in 1972
  • Played in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game and the Coaches All-American Game
  • Longest NFL career of any Red Raider at the time-- five years at Tampa Bay and six at Washington

Bill Kelley (1980)
  • Hometown: Idalou
  • Football, Basketball, and Track - 1945-48
  • Rare eight-letterwinner
  • Earned four letters in football (1945-48), two in basketball (1945-46) and two in track (1946-47)
  • All-Border Conference end in 1948
  • Helped team to Border Conference championships in 1947-48 and '48 Raisin Bowl
  • Member of Border Conference champion mile relay team in 1946
  • Drafted and played two years for Green Bay Packers (1949-50) and one year for Winnipeg (1951) in the CFL

Don King (2008)
  • Football ('66-68)
  • 2nd Team All-American ('68)
  • All-Southwest Conference ('68)
  • Participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl and Hula Bowl
  • Three-year starter at guard
  • Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine named King to the "Texas Tech Dream Team" for the era spanning 1960-1994
  • Early in 2008 during the commemoration of Lubbock's Centennial Celebration, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal named him to the "all-time Tech team"

JT King (1980)
  • Head Football Coach - 1961-1969
  • Athletic Director - 1970-78
  • Brought football program from infancy in Southwest Conference to upper division conference finishes in five of last six seasons as head coach
  • Served as assistant coach on DeWitt Weaver's staff from 1958-60
  • Coached five first-team All-Americans from 1961-69
  • Took teams to the 1964 Sun Bowl and 1965 Gator Bowl
  • Coached in the East-West Shrine Game (1966), the Hula Bowl (1966) and the Blue-Gray Game (1968)
  • Hired successful coaches like Jim Carlen and Steve Sloan in football and Gerald Myers in basketball
  • Oversaw major projects like the opening of the J. William Davis Dining Hall, the first installation of artificial turf, and a new track facility
  • Senior College Coach of the Year in 1965
  • Prime mover in Lubbock hosting the Coaches All-America Game in 1970-75

Krista Kirkland-Gerlich (2003)
  • Hometown: Spearman
  • Basketball - 1990-93
  • Key outside shooter for 1993 Lady Raider National Championship Team
  • Three-time All-Southwest Conference in helping team to 81-16 record (1991-93)
  • 1993 SWC All-Tournament Team, NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team, and Final Four All-Tournament Team
  • NCAA Woman of the Year in 1993
  • Set SWC records for career three pointers made (220) and attempted (528) and second with 553 assists
  • Jersey #21 is retired
  • Assistant Lady Raider coach 2003-present

Jack Kirkpatrick (1971)
  • Hometown: Post
  • Football - 1952-55
  • All-America honorable mention in helping Red Raiders to one of most successful seasons ever in 1953
  • Helped team to three consecutive Border Conference Championships
  • Border Conference Most Valuable Player after quarterbacking team to 11-1 record and historic 35-13 victory over Auburn in '54 Gator Bowl
  • All-Border Conference in 1953
  • Helped team to No. 12 national ranking by AP and UP
  • Helped team lead nation in scoring (428 pts.), kickoff returns (24.7 avg.) and fumble recoveries (32)
  • Had 100-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns vs. West Texas State and Tulsa
  • Had third-most PATs in nation as soph and served as place kicker all four years
  • Helped team to 1955 Sun Bowl
  • Team was 25-6-2 in last three years

Arch Lamb (1991)
  • Founder of Saddle Tramps - 1936
  • As school head yell leader, saw need for men's spirit organization
  • First president of organization of 10 members
  • Saddle Tramps grew into model of spirit, service, and leadership copied around the country

George Langford (1964)
  • Hometown: Frankell
  • Football - 1929-32
  • Tackle who earned nickname "Iron Man" for his endurance
  • Three-time school heavyweight boxing champion
  • Served on athletic council from 1943-53
  • Helped found the 100 Club, which has evolved into the present Alumni Association

Dan Law (1984)
  • Hometown: Wetumpka, Alabama
  • Football 1955-56
  • Baseball 1956-57
  • Played end on 1955 Border Conference championship team
  • Two-year baseball letterman (1956-57) who helped revitalize program after 25-year absence
  • Instrumental in renovation of baseball facility that has carried his name since 1988
  • Long-time supporter of athletic projects

T.L. Leach (1977)
  • Staunch supporter of Red Raider Athletics as Athletic Council Member and Chairman - 22 years
  • Played important role in Texas Tech admission into Southwest Conference
  • Served on Athletic Council in 1956-78
  • Past chairman of Agricultural Education

Richard Little (2011)
  • Men's Basketball 1971-73
  • Two-time All-SWC guard
  • Averaged in double figures scoring each of his three years
  • Led team to '73 SWC championship and 2nd place SWC finish in '74
  • Led team in assists as junior and senior

Charlie Lynch (2009)
  • Basketball
  • Three-year letterwinner and co-captain as a senior
  • Later assistant basketball coach through the 1960s

Lisa Love (2000)
  • Hometown: Arlington
  • Volleyball - 1974-77
  • Helped pioneer women's athletics on intercollegiate level
  • All-Region in 1977
  • Four-year starter who helped team to 141-42-1 record on AIAW intercollegiate level (1975-77)
  • Twice team captain
  • Helped boost visibility and support for women's volleyball through 16 years of collegiate coaching and athletic administration
  • Helped coach teams in the Pan Am Games, the World University Games, the Sports Festival
  • Named Athletic Director at Arizona State University - April 2005
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