Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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ct 11, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; A Texas Tech Red Raiders cheerleader shows her support in the game with the West Virginia Mountaineers at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

No. 23 Denton Fox (Corner 1967-1969)

 The 23rd greatest Texas Tech football player is Denton Fox, a 1969 All-American from tiny Claude, Texas. At 6-foot-3 and 200-pounds, Fox would still be considered a large corner in the modern era of college football.

"“He was just a great athlete,” said former Tech fullback Kenny Baker, a teammate and later longtime business partner of Fox’s, when Fox died in 2013. “He was a big ol’ boy at the time. That was back before people got so big as they are now. He was fast. He was just a heck of a player.” Link"

Fox starred for the Red Raiders from 1967-1969 intercepting four passes in his senior season. As an all-American, Fox was part of the Bob Hope Christmas television special.

At the time, Fox was just the sixth Texas Tech football player to be named an all-American and for that reason he one of the greatest Red Raiders ever.

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