Texas Tech Football 2014 Season Awards

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Aug 30, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive back Pete Robertson (10) during the game with the Central Arkansas Bears at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Best defensive player: Pete Robertson

The junior from Longview, Texas, had 47 solo tackles, 34 assisted tackles and 12 sacks. Robertson proved to be a vital part of the struggling defense and recorded at least one sack in 10 of 12 games this season.

Now he’s an All-Big 12 linebacker, according to the Associated Press and the Big 12 coaches, and should be on the preseason list going into 2015. His 12 sacks lead the league and he’s easily the best outside linebacker coming back in next year.