Texas Tech Football: All-time Red Raiders roster

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Starter: Elmer Tarbox

Starting at the second corner in the Texas Tech all-time roster is the man who was the Red Raiders’ first national star. In 1938, Tarbox was a two-way star for the Red Raiders. Excelling at both tailback and corner, Tarbox set a school record with 11 interceptions in one season (1938) while ranking in the top ten in the nation in combined rushing and receiving yards.

His 17 career interceptions still rank second in team history despite the fact that Tarbox played in a time when the forward pass was still somewhat of a novelty and rarely used.

The man from Higgins, TX, a town so small that it could not field a high school football team, became a star at Texas Tech leading the school to its first Cotton Bowl appearance. Texas Tech would not return to the Cotton Bowl until 1995.

Backup: Joselio Hansen

Because he played only two years at Texas Tech after transferring from junior college, Joselio Hansen’s college stats are not overwhelming. But his athleticism can’t be denied.

Hansen was credited with 20 passes defended in 2001 and 24 more in 2002. He also intercepted three passes as a senior.

After leaving Texas Tech, Hansen played eleven years in the NFL with San Francisco, Philadelphia and Oakland.

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