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Herschel "Red" Ramsey (2009)
  • Football ('35-37)
  • The first football All-American in TTU history ('35)
  • The first Red Raider to be a two-time All-Border Conference ('36 & 37)
  • To cap his senior season, Ramsey had seven catches for 74 yards in the 1937 Sun Bowl - the only player on either team to record a catch in the game in 28 pass attempts
  • In 2008, he was named to the 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team on the strength of his performance in the 1937 Sun Bowl

Montae Reagor (2010)
  • Football ('95-98)
  • Consensus 1st Team All-American Def End ('98)
  • 2nd Team All-American ('97)
  • Twice named First Team All-Big 12 ('97 & '98)
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12 ('96)
  • Twice named Team MVP ('97 & '98)
  • Contributed as a frosh on '95 Copper Bowl champs
  • Left Tech the career leader in sacks and tackles for loss and was tied for the single-season lead in sacks
  • 10-year NFL career highlighted by Super Bowl ring with '06 Colts
  • In 2008, was named to All-Time Tech football team as part of Lubbock Centennial Celebration

Jim W. Reed (1967)
  • Hometown: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Basketball - 1953-56
  • Three-time All-Border Conference selection and league MVP as senior
  • Named to Helms Foundation All-America list in 1956
  • One of most prolific rebounders in school history as forward
  • Still has five best rebounding games ever at Tech (27, 27, 26, 24, 23)
  • School career leader with 1,333 boards as four-year starter
  • Among school's Top 10 scorers with 1,689 points
  • Shares school record for most field goals in a game with 18
  • Helped team to Border Conference championships the last three years
  • Helped team to 21-5 season and first NCAA Tournament appearance as sophomore

Ron Reeves (2007)
  • Football '78-81
  • Junior and senior years saw him single-season passing yardage totals that were second and fourth best in school history at the time
  • In addition, his yards per game ranked third, fourth, second and sixth in the SWC from his freshman to senior years.
  • As a true freshman he was named the starter at quarterback by Coach Rex Dockery in the third game of the 1978 season and led the Red Raiders to a 7-4 finish
  • SWC Newcomer of the Year ('78)
  • Finished his career fourth in SWC history in total offense, a total that also set the school career record
  • Career marks in pass attempts, completions and yards were school records and ranked in the top ten in the SWC career record books at the time
  • His 31 career touchdown passes was also set the school record

Amanda Renfro (2012)
  • (Softball '98-01) Pitcher
  • Holds every significant pitching record in school record books
  • 2nd team All-American 2001
  • First Team All-Big 12 in '98 and '01
  • 2nd Team All Big 12 in '00
  • Is 8th in career innings in NCAA history, 26th in career strikeouts
  • Her 351.1 innings is 17th all-time in NCAA history following the 2001 season
  • Led the nation in strikeouts in 2001 with 421
  • Led the Big 12 in the following categories (innings pitched and appearances in '99 - innings pitched, appearances, starts, strikeouts, complete games and opponent batting average in '00 - ERA, strikeouts (2nd in wins) in `01)
  • Threw three no-hitters

Charles Reynolds (2005)
  • Track - 1946-49
  • Football - 1946-48
  • Lettered four years in track and three in football
  • Border Conference champion in 1946 in the 100 yard dash. Also ran on the conference champion mile relay team. In addition, he placed second in the 220.
  • 1947 Border Conference champion in the 100, 200 and mile relay. His time in the 200 that day set a school record.
  • 1948 Border Conference champion in the 100 (for the 3rd straight year), and also finsihed 2nd in the mile relay and 3rd place in the 220.
  • 1949 - ran on Border Conference 3rd place mile relay team
  • His career Border Conference Meet medal count was ten, making him one of the most productive track athletes in school history.
  • Also played running back on the football team, and he is remembered as an exciting kickoff returner, having returned at least two kicks for touchdowns in his career. Drafted by Los Angeles Rams in the 1949 NFL draft.

Gabriel Rivera (1993)
  • Hometown: San Antonio
  • Football - 1979-82
  • Consensus All-American at defensive tackle in 1982
  • Nicknamed "Senor Sack"
  • Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 1982
  • Started last 40 games and had 321 career tackles
  • 105 tackles in 1982 is most ever by a Red Raider defensive tackle
  • Big game against No. 1 Washington gained him national recognition as senior
  • Played in Blue-Gray Game
  • Drafted in first round by Pittsburgh but career ended due to automobile accident midway through his rookie year

Don Rives (2006)
  • Named to SWC All-Sophomore team as noseguard in `70
  • Named AP National Player of the Week for '71 SMU game
  • '72 Pete Cawthon Award recipient as Tech's MVP
  • '72 Consensus All- SWC
  • Named 2nd Team All-American in '72

Polk Robison (1976)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Player, Coach, and Administrator - 39 years
  • Known as "Mr. Texas Tech" for his outstanding service covering five decades
  • Helped team to three consecutive Border Conference basketball championships (1932-34) as 6-2 center
  • Returned to Tech in 1941 as assistant football and basketball coach
  • Served 18 seasons as head basketball coach in 1942-61 (except '46-47)
  • Compiled 249-196 record
  • Won school's first game in NCAA Tournament (third-place game in 1961 Midwest Regional)
  • Coached school to first Southwest Conference championship (1961) and won three Border Conference titles
  • Had at least a .500 record against every SWC and Border Conference opponent
  • Assistant Athletic Director from 1956-61
  • Guided program through early Southwest Conference days as Athletic Director from 1961-70
  • Finance and Development administrator 1970-77

Jason Sasser (2007)
  • Basketball ('92-96)
  • Finished second in career points and fourth in career rebounds in school history
  • MVP of the Southwest Conference ('96)
  • 3rd-team All-America by AP, UPI, Basketball Weekly and College Sports Magazine ('96)
  • Named to the All-District squad and All-SWC Tournament teams ('96)
  • Named to the All-SWC Defensive Team ('96)
  • Named to the All-time Texas Tech SWC team by a vote of fans
  • Led team to the only 30-win team in school history, as the Red Raiders advanced to the Sweet 16
  • All-District VI and First team All-SWC ('95)
  • Tied the school scoring mark with 23.4 points per game in conference play ('95)
  • All-District VI and First team All-SWC ('94)
  • Led team to the Southwest Conference Post-Season Tournament title in '93
  • Named to the SWC All-Newcomer Team ('93)

Tracy Saul (2003)
  • Hometown: Idalou
  • Football - 1989-92
  • Joined legends Bobby Layne and Doak Walker as only players in 80-year history of Southwest Conference to be named first-team all-conference all four years.
  • 25 career pass interceptions and 440 pass interception return yards being the most ever in SWC
  • All-SWC as defensive back in 1991-92 and All-SWC as punt returner in 1989-90
  • Received 1992 Southwest Conference Sportsmanship Award
  • All-America second-team in 1991 after leading league with eight pickoffs as safety
  • Returned punt for touchdown in 1989 win over Texas in Austin
  • Helped team to All-America Bowl as freshman
  • Freshman All-America Team and SWC Newcomer of the Year
  • Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 2000

Walter Schlinkman (1961)
  • Hometown: Dumas
  • Football and Track - 1942, 1944-45
  • Charter member of Hall of Honor in 1961
  • Little All-America first team by UP in 1945
  • First Red Raider to crack 200-yard rushing barrier in a game
  • Rushed for 206 yards against Creighton as sophomore in 1942
  • Single-game rushing record stood for 36 years
  • 871 rushing as senior was second most ever at Tech at the time
  • All-Border Conference in 1942 (no conference competition in 1944-45)
  • Also outstanding in shot put
  • Played in Chicago All-Star Game and the East-West Shrine Game
  • Played for Green Bay in 1946-50 after drafted in first round in 1945

Prince Scott (1986)
  • Hometown: Grapevine
  • Football - 1938-40
  • Stellar end during Coach Pete Cawthon's last seasons at Tech
  • Helped team to 1939 Cotton Bowl as a junior
  • Helped team to 9-1-1 record as senior, but team declined minor bowl invitations

John Scovell (1981)
  • Hometown: Dallas
  • Football - 1965-67
  • Two-year starting quarterback who helped engineer the Upset of the Year in 1966
  • Red Raiders knocked Arkansas out of the Cotton Bowl in the season finale 21-16
  • Keyed school's first SWC victory over Texas in Austin -- 19-13 in 1967 -- by rushing for 175 yards
  • It's still the most rushing yards by a Raider against Texas
  • Recipient of NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship after graduating No. 1 in his class in the College of Business
  • Past President of Cotton Bowl Athletic Association

Kal Segrist (1993)
  • Hometown: Dallas
  • Baseball Coach - 1965-83
  • Upgraded baseball program as head coach in 1968-83
  • Instrumental in construction of Tech Diamond in 1981
  • Three-time SWC Coach the Year (1969, 1980, 1982)
  • Coached nine All-Americans and 33 All-SWC players
  • Coached school to first Southwest Conference win -- 8-1 at Rice on March 30, 1968
  • Gave school first 30-win season in 1976 (30-22)
  • Originated idea of SWC Post-Season Baseball Tournament
  • Served on numerous NCAA baseball committees
  • Served as assistant from 1965-67

Jim Sides (2011)
  • Football 1952-55
  • Three-time All-Border conference fullback
  • Two-Time Honorable Mention All-American
  • Remains the school's leader with career yards per carry avg of 6.2
  • In his career, lost only a total of three yards
  • Never lost a fumble at TTU
  • Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles

Edwin Smith (1965)
  • Hometown: Del Rio
  • Football Letterman - 1935-1937
  • Athletic Council and Red Raider Club Official
  • Take charge quarterback who helped team to Border Conference title as senior
  • All-Border Conference second team
  • Past president of Double T Association

Dean W. L. Stangel (1961)
  • First Athletic Council Chairman - 1925
  • Charter member of Hall of Honor in 1961
  • Served on Athletic Council for 23 years
  • Female dorm #9 given his name in 1966

Jess Stiles (1997)
  • Hometown: Clarksville
  • Assistant Football Coach and Administrator - 1969-77, 1982-present
  • One of program's best diplomats for four decades
  • Coached freshmen to 25-5 record in 1969-74
  • Integral part of school's 1976 SWC championship as defensive ends coach (1975-77)
  • Served as assistant athletic director in 1982-94 before retiring
  • Returned in 1994 on part-time basis to head up special projects

Sheryl Swoopes (2004)
  • Hometown: Brownfield
  • Basketball - 1992-93
  • One of most prominent athletes in school history
  • Led Lady Raiders to school's first national championship (1993)
  • Scored NCAA record 47 points in championship game
  • National Player of the Year with 28-point average (second in nation)
  • Southwest Conference Player of the Year two times
  • Led team to two SWC regular season and SWC tournament titles and 58-8 record
  • All-Tournament 10 (of 10) times
  • Three triple-doubles
  • Set 30 NCAA championship game, NCAA tournament, Final Four, West Region, Southwest Conference, SWC Tournament, and school records
  • Jersey #22 retired in 1994
  • Three-time Olympic gold medallist
  • MVP of 2002 World Championship team
  • Twice WNBA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year
  • Led Houston Comets to three WNBA titles (1998, 1999, 2000)

Ken Talkington (1973)
  • Hometown: Tyler
  • Football - 1957-59
  • Captain of final team before entrance into Southwest Conference
  • Quarterbacked team to a pair of one-point wins with two-point conversion plays
  • President of Double T Association in 1960

Elmer Tarbox (1961)
  • Hometown: Higgins
  • Football, Basketball, and Track Letterman - 1937-40
  • Charter member of Hall of Honor in 1961
  • Led team to 10-0 regular-season record and first Cotton Bowl as junior in 1938
  • Led nation with 11 pass interceptions on defense that allowed only five TDs during regular season in 1938
  • Scored nine touchdowns in 10 games as junior
  • Helped team to Sun Bowl in 1937
  • Never played football until college
  • Starter on 1937 Border Conference runner-up basketball team as 6-0 forward
  • Two-year track captain who set Border Conference records in low and high hurdles in 1939
  • Played in East-West Shrine Game
  • Former President of Ex-Students Association

Jeff Taylor (2007)
  • Basketball ('78-81)
  • SWC Defensive Player of the Year ('81)
  • 2nd Team All-SWC ('81)
  • All-District VI ('81)
  • Co-SWC Defensive Player of the Year ('80)
  • 2nd Team All-SWC ('80)
  • Left Tech fifth all-time in career points and assists
  • 2nd Team All-SWC ('79

Zach Thomas (2006)
  • 2nd Team All-SWC as a sophomore
  • Set an all-time bowl record with seven tackles for loss in Sun Bowl against Oklahoma as a soph
  • 1st team All-American LB as a junior
  • Consensus SWC Defensive Player of the Year as a junior
  • Named National Defensive Player of the Week following '95 A&M game
  • Consensus SWC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior
  • Named 1st team All-American LB by all seven of the major agencies picking All-America teams - one of only two defensive players in USA to be so honored
  • Finalist for '95 Butkus Award

Alicia Thompson (2008)
  • Basketball ('95-98)
  • Two-time 1st Team All-American ('97 & 98)
  • Big 12 Player of the Year ('98)
  • Big 12 Post-season Tourney MVP ('98)
  • Led '97-98 Lady Raiders to Big 12 regular season and post-season titles
  • 1st team All-Big 12 ('97)
  • Twice led the Big 12 in scoring ('97 & 98)
  • All-Southwest Conference ('96)
  • MVP SWC post-season tourney ('96)
  • Finished career as second-leading scorer and rebounder behind only Carolyn Thompson
  • Drafted by WNBA's New York Libery
  • Player for 2004 WNBA champion Seattle Storm

Carolyn Thompson (1997)
  • Hometown: Hobbs, New Mexico
  • Women's Basketball - 1981-84
  • First female inducted into Hall of Honor
  • School's all-time leading scorer (men or women) with 2,655 points
  • All-America second-team in 1984
  • Led team to 23-7 record and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1984
  • All-America honorable mention in 1982 and 1983
  • SWC Post-Season Tournament MVP as senior forward
  • Twice All-Southwest Conference
  • Started 120 (of 121) games
  • Still holds nine school records, including career field goals (1,013), career rebounds (1,247) and single-game steals (15)
  • Jersey #44 retired in 1985
  • Named to SWC 1980s All-Decade Team
  • Named to All-Time Lady Raider SWC Team in 1996

Tracy Thompson-Free (2006)
  • Led Tech to first NCAA tournament appearance for first time in school history as a frosh
  • Also led Tech to NCAAs as a junior and senior
  • Led Tech to 2nd place finish in SWC as a junior, the best finish in school history at the time
  • Named All-SWC as a frosh, junior and senior - at that time was the only golfer in school history to be so honored more than once
  • Left Tech one of only six woman golfers to win more than one event, and in her four years of competition she took part in seven team tourney wins

Tyrone Thurman (2002)
  • Hometown: Midland
  • Football - 1985-88
  • All-America first-team by AP as kick returner in 1988
  • 96-yard punt return vs. Texas in 1986 still stands as school's longest
  • All-Southwest Conference in 1986 and 1988
  • Led team in pass receiving in 1988 with 48 catches for 726 yards and four TDs
  • Still holds school record for season punt return average of 13.5 in 1985
  • At 5-2 3/4, 127 pounds, nicknamed "Smurf"
  • Proved to be one of school's quickest guards ever, playing in 13 SWC basketball games in 1989
  • Played nine years professionally in CFL and Arena Football League

Andre Tillman (1992)
  • Hometown: Dallas
  • Football - 1971-73
  • All-American - 1973
  • All-America first team by AP as tight end
  • All-Southwest Conference at 6-5, 230
  • Helped team to 11-1 season and Gator Bowl victory over Tennessee
  • Led team in pass receiving with 26 catches for 428 yards and five TDs
  • Sun Bowl team's top receiver as junior (21 for 285)
  • Named to SWC's All-Freshman Team in 1970
  • Played in Hula Bowl and Senior Bowl
  • Drafted in second round by Miami and played five seasons

Billy Joe Tolliver (2002)
  • Hometown: Boyd
  • Football - 1985-88
  • Two-time All-Southwest as quarterback
  • Colorful player who held every school passing and total offense record
  • Still holds season record for yards per completion (15.1)
  • Engineered number of historic victories during four-year starting career
  • Set SWC record for most passing yards in a game with 422 in first start as a freshman vs. TCU
  • Held school record for TD passes in a game (5) for 17 years
  • Helped team to first win in Arkansas as a sophomore
  • Set then school record by overcoming 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit in 33-32 win over UT as senior
  • Played 12 seasons in NFL for San Diego, Atlanta, Houston, and Atlanta

Phil Tucker (1992)
  • Hometown: Tulia
  • Football - 1965-67
  • All-American - 1967
  • All-America first team by NEA as offensive guard
  • All-Southwest Conference as senior
  • Led way for third best rushing attack in nation as senior
  • Helped team to wins over Texas and Arkansas on way to 1967 SWC runner-up finish
  • Three-year starter who also excelled at punt coverage
  • Spurred No. 3 nationally ranking in punt coverage in 1966 and 1967
  • Helped team to Gator Bowl as sophomore
  • Played in the Hula Bowl and Senior Bowl
  • Played one year professionally in Canadian Football League

Bake Turner (2009)
  • Football ('59-61)
  • Leading receiver as a sophomore in '59 with then-school record 444 yards
  • Led team in total yardage ('59)
  • Set school record for career punt return yards
  • Also punted for three years
  • As a track athlete, finished 4th in the Southwest Conference in the Long Jump and 220 Hurdles as a senior
  • Also set the school record at the time in the javelin
  • Played nine years in the AFL

Jerry Turner (2009)
  • Football - 1965-67
  • Named Consensus All-SWC center in 1967
  • Honorable Mention All-American in 1967
  • Honorable mention Academic All-American in 1967
  • Winner of the 1967 Pete Cawthon Award, given to the team's most valuable player
  • Recipient of the 1967 Golden Helmet Award for best lineman
  • 2nd Team All-SWC center in 1966
  • In 1984, Dave Campbell named him the center on the Silver Anniversary Texas Tech team
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