Texas Tech football: All-Time Dallas-Ft. Worth Red Raider team

Quarterback Graham Harrell #6 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders drops back to pass. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Quarterback Graham Harrell #6 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders drops back to pass. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

QB: Graham Harrell, Davis Webb, Alan Bowman

Starting for the all-DFW team at QB is Graham Harrell, the most successful QB in program history.  The Ennis, TX product was a 3-year starter who set numerous NCAA and school records.

Harrell left Tech holding the NCAA record for, career touchdown passes (134),  most passes completed in a season (512 in 2007), most 400-yard games in a season (11 in 2007), most passes completed per game (31.2), most passes completed per game in a single season (39.4 in 2007), most career 400-yard games (20) and, most career 4,000-yard passing seasons (3).

What’s more, he set 21 Texas Tech records including career passing yards, 15,793 (4th in NCAA history), passing yards per game (321, a mark broken by Pat Mahomes), and career total offense (15,599, 5th in NCAA history).

But more important than individual accomplishments was the program’s success with Harrell leading the offense.  In his three years as a starter, Tech went 28-11 and won two bowl games.

Of course, we all remember the 11-2 2008 season when Harrell and the Red Raiders climbed to No. 2 in the national polls and following that season, he finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting. The son of a high school football coach, Harrell was the most accurate passer to ever play at Tech and the best Dallas-area QB that has ever called Jones Stadium home.

Backing him up would be a pair of strong-armed pocket passers, Davis Webb from Prosper and Alan Bowman from Grapevine.  Though Bowman’s career at Tech will likely surpass Webb’s by the time he is finished, Webb would have to be ahead of him right now.

Webb was a Red Raider for three seasons, passing for 5,587 yards and 46 touchdowns from 2013-15.  But he lost his starting job to Pat Mahomes in 2014 and he ended up transferring to Cal.  For his career, he passed for 9,852 yards and 83 touchdowns, numbers to be proud of for sure.

Other DFW products to play QB at Tech include current backup Jett Duffey from Mansfield and Scotty Young from Denton.  Though both were highly-touted prospects in high school, they never lived up to their billing at Tech.

The same can’t be said of Graham Harrell.  With arguably the best QB in program history on the roster, the Dallas-area team is in great shape at the game’s most critical position.