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

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No. 1 Graham Harrell

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On November 1, 2008 Graham Harrell threw the most famous pass in Texas Tech history. Down one point to the No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns with eight seconds to play, Harrell could have easily spiked the ball at the Texas 29-yard-line and put the game on the foot of kicker Matt Williams.

But that was never Harrell’s style. Instead, he laced a pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree who caught the ball at the 7-yard-line, twisted free of the defender and scored the game-winning touchdown forever linking the names Harrell and Crabtree in the history of college football.

At Texas Tech, the native of Ennis Texas set the NCAA career record for touchdown passes with 134. He also holds the school record for passing yards in a career with 15,793 (4th in NCAA history). He led the Red Raiders to one of their most successful seasons in history in 08 with an 11-2 record and was awarded the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, named the Sporting News 2008 Co-Player of the Year, and finished 4th in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.

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Graham Harrell amassed a school record 28 wins as a staring quarterback but he will forever be remembered for one singular moment on the day after Halloween, 2008 that brought Texas Tech its 500th win in program history and elevated Texas Tech to the No. 2 spot in the national rankings.