Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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No. 3 Donny Anderson (Running back 1963 – 1965)

 The first poster-boy and heart-throb in Texas Tech history ranks as the 3rd greatest player to every don the scarlet and black.

Donny Anderson was one of the most versatile players in program history. Aside from being a two-time all-American, Anderson caught passes and returned kicks for Texas Tech.

Nicknamed “The Golder Palomino” for his blonde hair and ability to run like a horse, Anderson ranks 10th in school history in rushing despite playing only three years. In addition, his 17 rushing touchdowns in 1965 rank third best at Texas Tech in a single season.

As a rookie with the Green Bay Packers in 1966, Anderson signed the largest contract in NFL history worth three years and $600,000. With the Packers he was a standout punter, a Pro Bowl running back, 4-time NFL champion and member of the franchise’s Hall of Fame.

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