Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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No. 46 Zebbie Lethridge (Quarterback 1994 – 1997)

One of the best athletes of the Spyke Dykes era checks in as the No. 46 greatest Texas Tech football player. Almost two decades after his playing career ended, Zebbie Lethridge still ranks fifth on the Tech career passing yards list with 7,690 yards. But Lethridge was also a threat on the ground running for 845 yards in his career.

A four-year starter under Spike Dykes, Lethridge played in a conservative offense making his passing numbers more impressive. He was dual-threat quarterback long before the term came to prominence in college football. In his career, he ran for 27 touchdowns and passed for 42.

The Lubbock native was the quarterback in the famous 1995 upset of Texas A&M, in which Zach Thomas won the game with an interception for a touchdown in the final seconds of the game.

Lethridge played two games in the secondary for the Miami Dolphins, but his legacy will always be as one of the most productive quarterbacks of the Spike Dykes era.

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