Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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Nov 26, 2015; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (21) scores a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns during the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas Tech beat Texas 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

No. 26 DeAndre Washington (RB 2011-2015)

Checking in as the 26th greatest Texas Tech football player in program history is the school’s fifth-leading rusher, DeAndre Washington.

The 5-foot-8, 200-pound product of Missouri City, Texas is the only Texas Tech running back in the

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era to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. In fact, Washington accomplished the feat in consecutive seasons (2014 and 2015).

Washington was named first team all-Big 12 in 2015 after gaining 1,455 yards and scoring 14 touchdowns. After suffering a knee ligament tear at the end of his freshman year, Washington sat out the 2012 season rehabbing his injury.

However, he would recover to become the school’s best running back since the 1990’s.

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