Texas Tech football alums who have signed as undrafted free agents in the NFL

These Texas Tech football alums will get their shot in the NFL after signing as undrafted free agents.
Texas Tech's wide receiver Xavier White (14) runs with the ball against California in the
Texas Tech's wide receiver Xavier White (14) runs with the ball against California in the / Annie Rice/Avalanche-Journal / USA TODAY
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Xavier White

Wide Receiver

Indianapolis Colts

Undrafted Free Agent

Lubbock's own Xavier White will have a ton of people in West Texas pulling for him as he tries to catch on with the Indianapolis Colts. And given how much he sacrificed for the Texas Tech football program, he's an easy player to root for.

Coming out of Monterey High School as an unranked recruit in the class of 2018, he went to Dodge City Community College before transferring to Texas Tech in 2019. At Tech, he was asked to bounce back and forth between running back and slot receiver, moves that likely prevented him from putting up better numbers than he did as he was unable to master just one position.

White finished his Texas Tech career with 754 yards and five TDs on the ground to go along with 1,524 yards and six TDs through the air. This past season, his 556 receiving yards and 14.3 yards per catch average were both tops on the team.

At the NFL level, he's going to have to prove that he can also play special teams if he wants to earn a roster spot. He was a kick returner at times in Lubbock but he'll likely be asked to cover kicks in Indianapolis as well.

It was easy to cheer for White during his time in Lubbock not only because he is a hometown kid but also because he always did what his team needed him to do. Now, everyone in the Hub City will be watching to see if he can catch on with the Colts.