Texas Tech Football: All-time Red Raiders roster

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Starter: Graham Harrell

The top quarterback in the Texas Tech all-time roster set almost every school passing record. He ranks atop the program’s standings for completions (1,403), yards passing (15,793) and touchdown passes (134; which were an NCAA record at the time).

Harrell was Texas Tech’s first three-year starter under Mike Leach since Kliff Kingsbury in 2000-2002. During his senior season, he led Texas Tech to a 10-0 start and a No. 2 national ranking.

The Ennis’, TX native finished 4th in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2008, the highest ranking of any Red Raider in the Heisman voting (tied with Donny Anderson).

Backup: Kliff Kingsbury

The first quarterback of the Mike Leach era, Kinsbury became the first Texas Tech football superstar since Byron Hanspard. After 2002 he held the NCAA records for career plays, career plays per game, single season and career passing attempts, single season and career passing completions, highest single game completion percentage, career lowest percentage of passes intercepted, and most single season and career games gaining 200 yards or more.

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Now the Texas Tech head football coach, Kingsbury still ranks second in school history in passing yards, touchdown passes and total yards as well as 4th in single season passing yards. He is the only Texas Tech football player to return to be head coach of the Red Raiders meaning that twice he has been the face of the program.