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Texas Tech sophomore quarterback Davis Webb will enter his second season leading the Red Raider offense as one of 39 preseason candidates for the Davey O’Brien Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate quarterback.
Webb joins a large group of former Red Raider quarterbacks named to the watch list by the Davey O’Brien Foundation, includingSeth Doege, Taylor Potts, Graham Harrell and his current head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
One of seven sophomores named to the watch list, Webb was joined as a preseason candidate by fellow Big 12 quarterbacks Trevor Knight (Oklahoma), Bryce Petty (Baylor), J.W. Walsh (Oklahoma State) and Jake Waters (Kansas State).
Texas Tech junior Le’Raven Clark was selected Wednesday to the preseason All-Big 12 team that was chosen in a vote by media representatives who cover the league.
Clark, a native of Rockdale, Texas, was an All-Big 12 first team selection by the Associated Press and Athlon Sports as a sophomore after starting all 12 games for the Red Raiders at left tackle. He enters his junior season having started in 26-consecutive games, the longest active streak on the team.
Cornerback Dee Paul has left the Texas Tech football program, according to Chris Level of Rivals.com.
Paul, a sophomore from Munday, was listed behind La’Darius Newbold on the two-deep, post-spring depth chart.
No reason was given for his departure. Level reported that he was released from scholarship a week ago.