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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DL: Aaron Hunt, Brandon Williams, Montae Reagor, Mych Thomas

Flipping sides of the ball, the all-DFW defensive line features three elite pass rushers and an underrated defensive tackle.

Aaron Hunt from Denison (which yes, is not technically the Metroplex but is close enough for this frivolous exercise), is the career leader with 34 sacks, six more than any other Red Raider.  He was a third-team All-American in 2001 when he had 12 sacks, the forth-best season in Tech history.  Also, his 9 sacks in 2002 are tied for 9th-most in Tech history.

The other defensive end on this roster would be Brandon Williams from Ft. Worth.  From 2006-08 he recorded 22.5 career sacks, fourth-most for any Red Raider.  That includes the 13-sack season he had in 2008, third-best in program history.

Montae Reagor from Waxahachie makes this team as well.  Third in Tech history with 25.5 career sacks from 1995-98, he was a consensus first-team All-American in 1998 and was taken in the second round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.

Finally, we come to Mych Thomas a defensive tackle from Dallas.  The JUCO transfer was a pleasant surprise for the Red Raiders registering 49 career tackles from 2016-17.

You could make the case that Dallasite Joe Wallace belongs on this team with his 48 career tackles.  But because he was essentially kicked off of the team this spring, he does not get the nod over Thomas.

On the current roster, the Red Raiders have Houston Miller from Keller and Jaylon Hutchings from Forney.  Neither are expected to play significant roles this fall though.

This is a defensive line that would be able to bring loads of pressure at the quarterback.  And with the 320-pound Thomas adding beef in the middle, this group would also be able to hold its own against the run.  Needless to say, new defensive coordinator Keith Patterson would likely sell an internal organ on the black market to have a group this talented.