Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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Nov 15, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; A detailed overview of Jones AT&T Stadium during the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma Sooners at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

No. 22 Tracy Saul (Safety 1989-1992)

A 2015 inductee into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame, Tracy Saul is the 21st player on our countdown of the greatest players in Texas Tech history. The school’s career interceptions leader with 25, was a four-time first-team all-conference selection (the only Texas Tech player to do so).

Twice he was the all-conference kick returner and twice he was selected as a defensive back. He is one of only four players in the 81-year history of the Southwest Conference to be named to the all-conference team in four separate years.

The native of Idalou, Texas twice intercepted eight passes in a season (1989 and 1991). To this date, he is the only Red Raider to have as many as eight interceptions in multiple seasons.

Saul was a lethal kick returner averaging over 10 yards per return in his career. While many modern-day Texas Tech fans know another kick returner, Wes Welker as “the natural”, that is the nickname bestowed upon Saul by the Texas Tech faithful long before Welker arrived in Lubbock. One look at his career highlights shows why he has earned a spot on the all-time Texas Tech list.

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