3. TOP TEXAS TECH PLAYERS
Best Texas Tech Offensive Player
QB Alan Bowman, Soph.
Can he stay on the field? As tough as they come, the 6-3, 210-pounder tried to fight through a collapsed lung, but ended up missing the last few games of the season and four overall.
When he played, he was a difference-maker, in command of the offense and outside of a rough day against West Virginia, consistently sharp on the way to completing 69% of his passes for 2,638 yards and 17 scores with seven picks. There might be other options for the coaching staff to play around with, and Bowman’s not a runner, but he’s the accurate decision-maker who should shine.
2. OG Jack Anderson, Jr.
3. OT Travis Bruffy, Sr.
4. WR TJ Vasher, Jr.
5. WR Seth Collins, Sr.
Best Texas Tech Defensive Player
CB Adrian Frye, Soph.
Either of the top two linebackers or end Eli Howard could be here, but it’s the versatile Frye that should grow into an even bigger star after earning First Team All-Big 12 honors in his first year. He’s a decent-sized 6-1, 190-pounder with the quickness to work as a kick returner, corner, or as a freelancing safety, coming up with five interceptions – taking one for a score against Lamar – and with 13 broken up passes to go along with his 21 tackles.
2. LB Jordyn Brooks, Sr.
3. LB Riko Jeffers, Jr.
4. DE Eli Howard, Jr.
5. DT Broderick Washington, Sr.