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  Texas Tech senior running back Tahj Brooks revealed Monday that he plans to use his final season of eligibility and return to play again with the Red Raiders in 2024. Brooks, a first-team AP All-Big 12 pick, is fourth nationally and second in the Big 12 with 1,443 yards rushing (120.3 yards per game). He ran for at least 100 yards in eight of the last 10 games, and in the two games he didn't had 98 and 95 yards. Brooks announced his decision to return in a social media post. He has 2,957 yards rushing and 27 touchdowns over 44 games in his career at Texas Tech, which began as a freshman during the pandemic-impacted 2020 season that didn't count against the eligibility of any players. - AP College Football

rSr/2025 RB Tahj BrooksTexas Tech
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  2023 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Austin McNamara, Texas Tech, P, Sr.,...McNamara is the first Texas Tech player to garner Special Teams Player of the Year since the award's inception in 2005. He is the first punter since 2018 to earn the honor. Furthermore, McNamara was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection as well as senior running back Tahj Brooks. McNamara's honor makes him a three-time All-Big 12 first-team selection; he is the Red Raiders' first three-time first-team All-Big 12 pick and was already just one of seven Red Raiders to own multiple first-team selections alongside Le'Raven Clark (2014-15), Michael Crabtree (2007-08), Joel Filani (2005-06), Jarrett Hicks (2004-05), Kevin Curtis (1999-2000) and Montae Reagor (1997-98). McNamara holds the eighth-best punting average in the FBS this season among players with at least 50 attempts at 46.5 yards per punt. - Texas Tech Football

rSr/2024 P Austin McNamaraTexas Tech
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  2023 BIG 12 CO-DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Ben Roberts, Texas Tech, LB,...Among FBS freshmen, Roberts' 100 tackles this season ranks second nationally behind Purdue's Dillon Thieneman's FBS-best 106 tackles...Leads Texas Tech with 100 tackles, which is 27 more than the next Red Raider...Of all Red Raider freshmen since 1980, only Donald Harris' 104 tackles during the 1987 season rank higher than Roberts' 100 in 2023. In the regular season finale, set a career-high/single-season high for tackles with 13...Amassed the team-high for tackles in six of 12 games...Recorded six games with double-digit tackles - Oregon (12), West Virginia (11), Houston (10), Kansas State (11), BYU (10) and Texas (13)...Essentially tabulated his season stats over 11 games having played just six snaps in the season-opener before being thrust into the starting lineup following Jacob Rodriguez's injury versus Wyoming. - Texas Tech Football

rFr/2027 ILB Ben RobertsTexas Tech
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  2023 GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Cameran Brown, West Georgia,...Brown was named the GSC's top offensive freshman accolades after picking up three weekly freshman awards during the season. The redshirt-rookie appeared in nine games for West Georgia as he completed 82-of-151 passes for 914 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. The dual-threat quarterback though also contributed on the ground rushing for 478 yards, averaging 6.3 per carry, while scoring six touchdowns. As a result, Brown was among conference leaders in a number of categories including rushing yards per carry (4th/6.3), passing completion (6th/.543), total yards of offense (7th/1,392), and total passing yards (8th). He is the second UWG recipient of the award and the first 2010 (Brandon White). - Gulf South Football

rFr/2027 QB Cameran BrownTexas Tech
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  Former Oregon tight end/outside linebacker Terrell Tilmon is continuing his career with an upcoming Ducks opponent. Tilmon, who entered the transfer portal last month, transferred to Texas Tech and will reunite with former UO defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter. Oregon plays at Texas Tech on Sept. 9 in the first game on a home-and-home series.

Tilmon appeared in one game in 2022 after moving to offense from outside linebacker and he had five tackles as a true freshman in 2021. He has three years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-5, 221-pound Tilmon, who is from Mansfield, Texas, was a three-star prospect ranked No. 493 overall and No. 34 among edge defenders in the 2021 recruiting class. - The Oregonian


rSo/2026 OLB Terrell TilmonTexas Tech
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  Texas Tech punter Austin McNamara, who has four of the top eight single-season punting averages in the program's history, announced Friday he plans to return for the Red Raiders in 2023. Tech has 23 seniors this year with the option of playing again in 2023 on the extra year of eligibility the NCAA offers all players whose 2020 seasons were disrupted by the Covid pandemic. McNamara is the 15th of those 23 to exercise the option to return.

McNamara is in position to end up with the school career and single-season punting average records. He's averaging 45.8 yards over his first four seasons, ahead of the pace of current record holder Austin Symmank, who averaged 43.7 yards from 2012-15. McNamara set the Tech single-season record of 48.2 yards in 2021. His average this year was a career-low 44.3 yards, still fourth best in the Big 12. - Lubbock Avalanche Journal


rSr/2024 P Austin McNamaraTexas Tech
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  The following Texas Tech players who are seniors in 2022 have the option of playing another season in 2023. Here are decisions they've made in that regard, as announced by the players themselves or Texas Tech athletics personnel. Staying (12): WR Xavier White, C Dennis Wilburn, C Cade Briggs, DE-DT Myles Cole, DT Tony Bradford, DT Jaylon Hutchings, LB Tyrique Matthews, CB Malik Dunlap, CB Rayshad Williams, CB Cameron Watts, S Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, S Tyler Owens...Leaving (7): RB SaRodorick Thompson (training for NFL), OG Weston Wright (training for NFL), OT Ethan Carde (transfer portal), DE Tyree Wilson (training for NFL), LB Patrick Curley (non-football job opportunity), S Reggie Pearson (transfer portal), PK Trey Wolff (training for NFL)...Pending (4): QB Tyler Shough, TE Henry Teeter, S Cam White, P Austin McNamara. - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

rSr/2024 CB Rayshad WilliamsTexas Tech
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  The Texas Tech football team's two-deep at the start of the 2023 season figures to bear more than a passing resemblance to the one at the end of the 2022 season. The number of this year's Tech seniors planning to return next season on the Covid-bonus year is now up to 12. Late Tuesday, a Tech athletics spokesman said six more previously unannounced players have told the coaching staff they're coming back, starting center Dennis Wilburn chief among them. Wilburn, who came to Tech as a walk-on, seized the center job in spring practice and has started every game this season.

Also planning to return in 2023 are center Cade Briggs, defensive lineman Myles Cole, linebacker Tyrique Matthews, cornerback Cameron Watts and safety Tyler Owens. Matthews and Owens could contend for starting jobs next season. Defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter showed a lot of confidence in Matthews this season, using him regardless of the game situation in a regular rotation with leading tackler Krishon Merriweather at field-side linebacker. Matthews has 16 tackles and 3 1/2 tackles for loss. Owens is the top backup at boundary safety, a regular on special teams and started Tech's game at Oklahoma State. He has 13 tackles and two pass breakups. - Lubbock Avalanche Journal


rSr/2024 ILB Tyrique MatthewsTexas Tech
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  2022 ALL-CONFERENCE USA HONORABLE MENTION: OL: Rusty Staats, WKU,...The Hilltoppers also saw 13 players receive honorable mention recognition, including running back Kye Robichaux, wide receiver Daewood Davis, offensive lineman Rusty Staats, offensive lineman Quantavious Leslie, offensive lineman Vincent Murphy, defensive end Juwuan Jones, defensive tackle Brodric Martin, linebacker Derrick Smith, defensive back Kaleb Oliver, defensive back Upton Stout, kicker Brayden Narveson, long snapper Jake Bowman, and Ellard. - Western Kentucky Football

rSr/2024 C Rusty StaatsTexas Tech
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  2022 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech, Sr.,...Despite missing two and a half games, Wilson finished the regular season leading the Big 12 in tackles for loss (14.0). That mark tied for the 21st-most tackles for loss in the FBS. Wilson owned the 12th-best TFL per game rate in the FBS at 1.40, which was tops in the Big 12. Wilson tied for second in the Big 12 for the most sacks (7.0). His 0.70 sacks per game rate led the Big 12 and ranked tied for 29th nationally. - Texas Tech Football

rSr/2023 DE Tyree WilsonTexas Tech
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  2022 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Henry Teeter (FB),...For their respective position, Jerand Bradley (WR), Tony Bradford Jr. (DL), Jaylon Hutchings (DL), Austin McNamara (P), Krishon Merriweather (LB), Landon Peterson (OL), Myles Price (WR), SaRodorick Thompson Jr. (RB), Henry Teeter (FB), Marquis Waters (DB), Dennis Wilburn (OL), Rayshad Williams (DB) and Wolff (K) were each named All-Big 12 honorable mention. - Texas Tech Football

rSr/2024 FB Henry TeeterTexas Tech
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  2022 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Marquis Waters (DB),...For their respective position, Jerand Bradley (WR), Tony Bradford Jr. (DL), Jaylon Hutchings (DL), Austin McNamara (P), Krishon Merriweather (LB), Landon Peterson (OL), Myles Price (WR), SaRodorick Thompson Jr. (RB), Henry Teeter (FB), Marquis Waters (DB), Dennis Wilburn (OL), Rayshad Williams (DB) and Wolff (K) were each named All-Big 12 honorable mention. - Texas Tech Football

rSr/2023 SS Marquis WatersTexas Tech
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  2022 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: SaRodorick Thompson (RB),...For their respective position, Jerand Bradley (WR), Tony Bradford Jr. (DL), Jaylon Hutchings (DL), Austin McNamara (P), Krishon Merriweather (LB), Landon Peterson (OL), Myles Price (WR), SaRodorick Thompson Jr. (RB), Henry Teeter (FB), Marquis Waters (DB), Dennis Wilburn (OL), Rayshad Williams (DB) and Wolff (K) were each named All-Big 12 honorable mention. - Texas Tech Football

rSr/2023 RB SaRodorick ThompsonTexas Tech
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  2022 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Tony Bradford Jr. (DL),...For their respective position, Jerand Bradley (WR), Tony Bradford Jr. (DL), Jaylon Hutchings (DL), Austin McNamara (P), Krishon Merriweather (LB), Landon Peterson (OL), Myles Price (WR), SaRodorick Thompson Jr. (RB), Henry Teeter (FB), Marquis Waters (DB), Dennis Wilburn (OL), Rayshad Williams (DB) and Wolff (K) were each named All-Big 12 honorable mention. - Texas Tech Football

rSr/2024 DT Tony Bradford Jr.Texas Tech
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  2022 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Behren Morton (OFoY),...For their respective position, Jerand Bradley (WR), Tony Bradford Jr. (DL), Jaylon Hutchings (DL), Austin McNamara (P), Krishon Merriweather (LB), Landon Peterson (OL), Myles Price (WR), SaRodorick Thompson Jr. (RB), Henry Teeter (FB), Marquis Waters (DB), Dennis Wilburn (OL), Rayshad Williams (DB) and Wolff (K) were each named All-Big 12 honorable mention. - Texas Tech Football

rSo/2026 QB Behren MortonTexas Tech
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