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August 1, 2011

Roster Countdown: Nos. 29-20

< Nos. 19 - 10 Nos. 39 - 30 >

NAME POS. YR. EXP. HT./WT. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
20 Ronnie Daniels RB Fr. HS 6-1/199 Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS)
Was named the Gatorade New Mexico Football Player of the Year in 2009. ... Holds multiple New Mexico high school football records, including career rushing yards and touchdowns. ... Enrolled early at Tech and went through spring practices. ... Was one of the biggest storylines of the spring; very impressive. ... Ended the spring listed atop the depth chart at Big H. ... Has a very good chance to avoid a redshirt.
21 DeAndre Washington RB Fr. HS 5-7/182 Houston, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall HS)
Chose Tech over offers from Arizona, Baylor, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and others. ... Recruited for his ability to make plays in the open field. ... Will compete for immediate playing time in fall camp.
21 Jarvis Phillips CB So. 1L 5-10/196 Dallas, Texas (Carter HS)
Played quarterback at Dallas Carter HS. ... Was targeted by Tech for his speed after Cotton Bowl loss to Ole Miss exposed roster's lack of speed. ... Battled a shoulder sprain and wore a non-contact jersey during most of his first fall camp. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as Tech's second-team RCB position. ... Played in all 13 games (10 starts) in 2010. ... Was named honorable mention Freshman All-American. ... Registered 57 tackles, four INT and 10 pass breakups as a freshman. ... Picked off two passes -- returned one 87-yards for a TD -- against Texas. ... His 114 interception return yards in 2010 were the most by a Red Raider since Tracy Saul logged 147 in 1990. ... Missed most of the spring with an injury. ... Ended the spring listed behind Tre' Porter at cornerback.
22 Jace Amaro TE Fr. HS 6-5/246 San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS)
Former four-star prospect. ... First Rivals100 prospect to sign with Texas Tech. ... Father, Bob, played TE for Tech in 1980. ... Chose Tech over offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas A&M and others. ... Expected to compete for immediate playing time in fall camp.
22 Jared Flannel DB Sr. 2L 5-10/178 Brazoria, Texas (Columbia HS)
Cousin of former Texas star and current San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer. ... Played RB in high school and was recruited to Tech as an athlete. ... Played on a fractured foot for most of his senior year. ... Redshirted in 2007. ... Mostly a special teams contributor during his first two seasons. ... Tore his Achilles tendon in Aug. 2010 and missed the season. ... Will likely qualify for a medical hardship exemption if he chooses to apply for one.
23 Dion Chidozie LB So. 1L 6-1/192 Dallas, Texas (Bishop Lynch HS)
Redshirted in 2009. ... Very fast straight-line speed. ... Not listed on Tech's initial depth chart heading into the 2010 season. ... Made his collegiate debut against Weber State. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
23 Ben McRoy ATH So. 1L 5-8/163 Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland HS)
Captured the Florida State 200m Championship in May 2010, running a 20.93. ... Fastest player on the team. ... Brother of Florida transfer Javares McRoy. ... Committed to the Red Raiders without having ever visited the school. ... Filmed racing a jack rabbit during the summer before his freshman season. ... Not listed on Tech's initial depth chart heading into the 2010 season. ... Played in 12 games as a freshman. ... Rushed for 149 yards and two TDs on 22 carries in 2010. ... Prevented SMU from scoring a kickoff return TD by tackling returner Darryl Fields on Tech's 8-yard-line. ... Switched from No. 34 to No. 23 before 2011 season.
24 Eric Stephens RB Jr. 2L 5-8/195 Mansfield, Texas (Timberview HS)
Former four-star prospect. ... Originally committed to Minnesota before switching to Tech in the fall of 2008. ... Remained solid to the Red Raiders after his recruiting coach, Seth Littrell, took a job at Arizona. ... Has played in 26 career games with six starts. ... Played in all 13 games (two starts) as a true fresman. ... Rushed for 254 yards and two TDs on 49 carries in 2009. ... Returned 32 kicks for a record 823 yards in 2009, surpassing Rodney Blackshears' 621 set in 1990. ... Had a kickoff return for a touchdown called back against Rice because of a questionable penalty. ... Has expressed a desire to be Tech's primary kickoff returner for the remainder of his career. ... Entered the 2010 season listed as a co-starter with RB Baron Batch. ... Played in all 13 games (four starts) as a sophomore. ... Rushed for 668 yards and six TDs on 127 carries in 2010. ... Rushed for a career high 126 yards on 14 carries, including one for 86 yards, against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl. ... His 86-yard run against NU was the longest TD run by a Red Raider since Ansel Cole logged an 87-yard TD in 1983. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting RB.
25 Blake Dees LB Fr. HS 6-1/224 Spanish Fort, Ala. (Spanish Fort HS)
Participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. ... Enrolled early and participated in spring practices. ... Impressed with how quickly he picked up the defense and adjusted. ... Ended the spring listed behind Cqulin Hubert at MIKE LB.
26 Ryan Erxleben P So. 1L 6-1/189 Lake Travis, Texas (Lake Travis HS)
Son of former Texas kicker Russell Erxleben. ... Took over Tech's punting duties as a true freshman in the third game of the 2009 season. ... Punted 43 times for 1,756 yards in 2009. ... Battled with Jonathan LaCour for the starting role during the spring and fall of 2010. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting P. ... Switched from No. 43 to No. 26 before 2011 season.
27 Zach Winbush LB So. 1L 6-1/219 Schertz, Texas (Clemens HS)
Three-sport standout -- basketball, football and track -- at Schertz Clemens HS. ... Won district in the 110m hurdles as a junior. ... Played point guard for the AAU San Antonio Legends. ... Great athlete. ... Praised for his speed by coaches and fellow players. ... Was not listed on Tech's initial 2010 depth chart. ... Logged two tackles as a freshman. ... Played in the first two games of 2010 before missing the rest of the season with an injury. ... Ended the spring listed behind Daniel Cobb at SAM LB.
28 Junior Osunde CB Jr. TR 5-9/181 Seguin, Texas (Kilgore JC)
Was named honorable mention SWJCFC All-Conference during his sophomore season at Kilgore. ... Was originally committed to play for Minnesota but switched to Tech in late January. ... Went through Tech's spring practices. ... Was not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.
29 Russell Polk DB Fr. RS 5-9/217 Dallas, Texas (Carter HS)
First learned of his offer from Tech from former high school teammate, and current Tech CB, Jarvis Phillips. ... Committed to the Red Raiders without having ever visited the school. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring depth chart.

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