Another former Red Raider receiver who may have been unstoppable in the EA Sports game would have been Keke Coutee. Thus it’s a shame that he never got to be in the game.
Spending only three years as a Red Raider before heading to the NFL after his junior year, the Lufkin native was only a prime contributor for about a season and a half. But when he took over the starting role at inside receiver in the middle of his sophomore year, he quickly became one of the Big 12’s best weapons.
As a sophomore, he caught 55 passes for 890 yards and 7 TDs while as a senior, he exploded for 93 receptions and 1,429 yards with 10 TDs. That yardage total is good for second-most in a season by a Red Raider.
In the video game, Coutee would have been nearly unstoppable given his speed. After all, inside receivers could dominate in that game given that they were almost always matched up with the opposition’s third-best corner or a linebacker.
What’s more, that game was heavy on crossing routes in the playbook and those would have been perfect for Coutee to run. After all, he was fairly adept at running those in real life as well.
As it stands, Red Raider fans who want to play as Coutee in a video game can still be him in the Madden franchise. But he likely would have been far greater in the EA Sports college football game than he is in the Madden game given how much better he was in college than he has been in the NFL.