You won’t find any Red Raiders in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and to be honest you’ll be hard pressed to find a major contributor among the fourteen former Tech players currently on NFL rosters. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t there though. In fact there are two guys who are obvious and could, in fact, find themselves in
What this means is that Texas Tech will be the second team whose greatest NFL player is currently still playing. Zach Thomas was a fifth round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1996 draft. Immediately he made an impact for
Wes Welker went undrafted in 2004 but signed a free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers. After being cut that same year he joined the Miami Dolphins where he made a name for himself as a kick and punt returner. Following the 2006 season Welker was traded to the New England Patriots and was a contributing member of the 2007 undefeated regular season. That year he set a franchise record for receptions by hauling in 112 passes for 1,175 yards (10.5 ypc) and 8 touchdowns. In
While the career of Zach Thomas may be winding down Wes Welker is just hitting his prime and the majority of his story is yet to be written. That’s why, for now, we’ll have to go with Thomas as the greatest Red Raider to play in the NFL.