Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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Aug 30, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Jakeem Grant (11) runs the ball during the game against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Texas Tech won 41-23. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

 No. 14 Jakeem Grant (Inside receiver 2012-2015)

Proving the old adage that It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog…the 14th best player in Texas Tech history is only 5-foot-6 but had one of the biggest careers of any Red Raider.

Given the talent that Texas Tech has had at receiver, no one would have thought that a two-star recruit whose only other scholarship offer was from Tulsa, would become the school’s all-time leading receiver. But that is what Jakeem Grant from Mesquite, TX did.

Grant passed Michael Crabtree in receiving yards in the team’s last game against Texas on Thanksgiving of this year.

Grant earned all-conference honors in each of his four seasons at Texas Tech. That is a feat not previously accomplished by a Red Raider during the history of the Big 12.

He is also one of the best kickoff returners in school history averaging 25.1 yards per return with 4 touchdowns. Without question, the 5-foot-6 native giant is one of the most electrifying players in program history.

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