Texas Tech football: The best seasons by a receiver in Red Raider history

LUBBOCK, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Keke Coutee /
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Darrin Moore #14 of Texas Tech. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Darrin Moore #14 of Texas Tech. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /

No. 7: Darrin Moore 2012

Another big WR who was able to find the endzone quite often was Darrin Moore.  And in 2012, he put up the No. 7 season in program history with 92 catches for 1,032 yards and 13 TDs.

Moore came to Tech in 2010 as a JUCO signee.  But it took a while for the 6-foot-4 Irving native to start making an impact as he caught just 15 passes for 117 yards and one TD in his first year in Lubbock.

But by the time he was a senior, the Red Raiders had figured out that he was a tremendous weapon inside the opponent’s 20.  And in 2012, he put it all together.

His 92 catches rank tied for 7th in program history for a single-season.  What’s more, his 13 TDs are good for 4th place in program history.

The Red Raiders finished that year 8-5 but Moore missed one of those games.  Interestingly, in the games in which he scored, Tech went 6-2.  That proves how much of an impact he made that year.

At 6-foot-4, 220, Moore was similar in build to current Red Raider wideout Erik Ezukanma (6-foot-3, 210).  Perhaps that should give us some insights about how Ezukanma may best be used moving forward after a strong redshirt freshman season that saw him lead the team with 645 yards.  Here’s hoping that Ezukanma can become a red-zone weapon like Moore but he’s going to have to make some massive strides in 2020 if he wants to match what Moore did in 2012.