Texas Tech Football: Top 10 Red Raiders quarterbacks of all time

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No. 2 Kliff Kingsbury

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The lightly recruited quarterback from New Braunfels, TX was the first Texas Tech quarterback to be handed the keys to Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. After leading Texas Tech to victory in his first start, the final game of the 1999 season and the last game in the career of legendary Texas Tech head coach Spyke Dykes, Kingsbury began his assault on the school record books as a sophomore.

By the time Kingsbury graduated, he had broken 39 school records, 13 Big 12 records and 7 NCAA records. In 43 games, he passed for 12,423 yards and 95 touchdowns.

And while those numbers are impressive, Kingsbury’s most important contribution to Texas Tech football was that he became the national face of a football program that had long been looking for an identity. When this son of a high school coach was paired with a mad scientist head coach and a revolutionary offense college football would never be the same.

Next: No. 1 Graham Harrell