The dream of every college football player is arguably to have a successful career in the NFL. There are several ex-Texas Tech players living their dream right now. Let’s take a look at how your favorite former Red Raiders faired in the first week of this year’s NFL season.
Danny Amendola (WR – New England Patriots) - Week 1: Win
Amendola had 10 receptions for 104 yards on Sunday during the Patriots’ 23-21 win against the Buffalo Bills. He caught 10 of 14 passes and averaged around 10 yards per catch.
Bront Bird (LB – San Diego Chargers) - Week 1: Loss
Bird had a strong showing against the Texans. He led the team in tackles and made a pivotal fourth down stop that led to a turnover because of downs.
Michael Crabtree (WR – San Francisco 49ers) - Week 1: Win
The Tech fan favorite remained on the disabled list due to an achilles injury for the 49ers’ win against the Packers.
Cody Davis (S – St. Louis Rams) - Week 1: Win
Davis remains on the Rams practice squad.
Seth Doege (QB – Atlanta Falcons) - Week 1: Loss
Doege remains on the Falcons practice squad.
Keyunta Dawson (DE – Tennessee Titans) - Week 1: Win
Inactive list for week 1.
Dylan Gandy (OL – Detroit Lions) - Week 1: Win
Gandy and the rest of the OL only allowed one sack for the game.
Darcel McBath (S – San Francisco 49ers) - Week 1: Win
Like his current teammate, McBath is also on the disabled list for the 49ers.
Manny Ramirez (OL – Denver Broncos) - Week 1: Win
Manny Ramirez was one of two former Tech linemen to start for the Broncos on Thursday and help QB Peyton Manning throw a record setting game against defending Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens.
Louis Vasquez (OL – Denver Broncos) - Week 1: Win
Vasquez was the other half of the Tech linemen protecting Manning during the game against the Ravens.
LaAdrian Waddle (OL – Detroit Lions) - Week 1: Win
Waddle was on the Lions inactive list for the game against the Vikings.
Wes Welker (WR – Denver Broncos) - Week 1: Win
Welker caught nine passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Not bad for someone catching from a QB they’ve never played with before this season.
Catch us next week for another update on how your favorite players are doing in the pros. Wreck ‘em!