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Jerry Walker (1969)
  • Hometown: Pampa
  • Football - 1952-55
  • All-America honorable mention by AP and UP as senior
  • Three-time All-Border Conference at tackle
  • Four-year starter who helped team to league titles in 1953-55
  • Starter in '56 Sun Bowl and historic '54 Gator Bowl
  • Voted best player in Border Conference as junior
  • Helped team lead nation in scoring, third in rushing and fourth in total offense as a sophomore

Ransom Walker (1961)
  • Hometown: Mission
  • Football, Basketball, and Track - 1926-29
  • Charter member of Hall of Honor in 1961
  • Three-sport standout during school's athletic infancy
  • Nicknamed "Handsome Ransom"
  • First Red Raider to play in post-season all-star football game (1929 East-West Shrine Game)
  • Team's top offensive player in 1927 and 1928 as running back
  • Led basketball team in scoring as forward in 1929

Tony Walton (2006)
  • Five-time All-American in track and field
  • Three-time All-American as a long jumper and twice on relay teams
  • Twice SWC Champion in long jump
  • Left Tech the school record holder in indoor long jump and was the most decorated Red Raider track athlete until Jonathon Johnson in 2004

DeWitt Weaver (1978)
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Athletic Director and Football Coach - 1951-60
  • Played key roles in school's admittance to Southwest Conference in 1956 and Jones Stadium expansion in 1960
  • Won four of last five Border Conference championships
  • Won school's first bowl game in initial season -- 1952 Sun Bowl
  • Coached historic 1954 Gator Bowl win over Auburn
  • First college coach to beat Texas in a season-opener in Austin in 1956
  • Won school's first Southwest Conference football game -- 28-7 over SMU on Oct. 22, 1960
  • Came up with idea of the current Horse and Rider

Dirk West (1998)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Creator of Raider Red
  • Attracted national attention to school with mascot cartoon characters
  • Published mascot cartoons in Avalanche-Journal for four decades
  • One of his last works were the football program covers in the school's first year in Big 12
  • Texas Tech graduate who served as Mayor of Lubbock in 1978-80

Dixie White (1983)
  • Hometown: Lubbock
  • Football - 1937-39
  • Outstanding guard that helped team to 11-1 record and Cotton Bowl as junior
  • Helped team to Sun Bowl as sophomore
  • Captain of team as senior in 1939
  • Helped coach freshmen in 1940

Ricky Williams (2012)
  • (Football '97-01) RB
  • Named 2nd Team and 3rd Team All-America ('98)
  • Freshman All-America ('97)
  • Named 1st Team All-Big 12 ('01)
  • Named 2nd Team All-Big 12 ('98)
  • Named Team MVP ('01)
  • Set school record for single-game and single-season receptions
  • Left Tech 2nd on career receptions list
  • Gained 244 and 251 yards in games, ranking 6th and 8th in school history at the time
  • 1,582 yards gained in '98 remains third in school history
  • Tore ACL in first game and missed '99 season
  • Remains 3rd in school history in career rushing yards
  • Left Tech third in career touchdowns scored
  • Left Tech 3rd in career total yardage
  • Left Tech 3rd in single-season TDs and 2nd in career TDs

Elmer Wilson (1992)
  • Hometown: Pampa
  • Football - 1951-54
  • Baseball - 1954-55
  • Helped team to 1952 Sun Bowl and 1954 Gator Bowl as running back and kick returner
  • Scored on 80-yard kickoff return in 1951 on first time to touch ball in college
  • Voted Texas Tech's Most Handsome in 1953 and Texas Tech's Ugliest Man in 1954
  • Long-time supporter of Tech athletics and Red Raider Club

Tom Wilson (1990)
  • Hometown: Corsicana
  • Football player and coach - 1963-74
  • Displayed smart offensive mind as player and coach
  • Rewrote all the school's passing records as a senior in 1965
  • For two decades, held passing yardage records for a game (319), a season (2,119) and a career (2,932)
  • All-Southwest Conference at quarterback in 1965
  • Helped team to Gator Bowl and Sun Bowl last two years
  • Played in Hula Bowl
  • Coached quarterbacks for JT King and Jim Carlen
  • Offensive coordinator for Jerry Moore

Charles Wooldridge (1964)
  • Hometown: Dallas
  • Football and Track - 1928-30
  • Played fullback in 1928 and 1930
  • Ran on 440 and mile relays for undefeated track team in 1928
  • College light heavyweight boxing champion
  • President of junior and senior classes
  • Served on Board of Regents from 1947-53

Shane Wright (2011)
  • Baseball 1997-99
  • 1st Team All-American pitcher '98
  • Led nation in innings pitched '98
  • Set school records for wins and complete games '98
  • 2nd Team All-America pitcher '99
  • 1st Team All-Big 12 '97 & '98
  • 2nd Team All-Big 12 '99
  • Twice named to All-Big 12 Tournament team
  • Left Tech the career leader in career wins, games started, complete games and innings pitched
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