Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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No. 7 – Graham Harrell (Quarterback 2005 – 2008)

The top quarterback in Texas Tech history comes in 7th in the top 50 countdown of Red Raider football players. The coach’s son set almost every school passing record and is considered the best quarterback in Texas Tech history.

Harrell 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 fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2008, the highest finish for any Red Raider in the Heisman voting (tied with Donny Anderson).

Of course, Harrell will always be remembered for throwing the greatest pass in Texas Tech history when he connected with Michael Crabtree on a 29-yard touchdown with seven seconds to play to knock of No. Texas in 2008.

Next: Michael Crabtree