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Texas Tech Football Position Preview: Quarterbacks and Specialists

This is the end of the series!

We’re at the end of our series and we’ll have to ask some questions as the roster continues to evolve. Today we have the quarterbacks and the specialists.

Previous Position Previews:
Secondary | Defensive Line | Linebackers | Offensive Line | Running Backs and Tight Ends

Quarterbacks

Returners

Only two scholarship quarterbacks, probably for the better and I’m like a lot of you in that I’m not sold that Bowman is “the guy” and I tend to think that McIvor is going to push “if” he can stay healthy. And I think that applies to Bowman obviously as well. Health is a huge part of this and we need for some quarterbacks to be healthy moving forward. I do like Bowman’s ability, although I’ve never been quite sold on his arm strength and wished that he had a full offseason with David Scholz to bulk up a bit. I think he needs that. I can’t say that I’ve seen enough of McIvor other than high school video, which I liked, but not certain how that will translate.

# FULL NAME POS. HT. / WT. YEAR
8 McIvor, Maverick QB 6-3/195 R-Fr.
10 Bowman, Alan QB 6-3/210 So.

Walk On’s

Greene was on the team last year, a walk-on from Snyder. Null is a transfer from UT-Permian Basin where he played in 9 games as a freshman and averaged 238 yards a game, 2,145 total yards, 16 touchdowns (not sure as to the number of picks) including a 300 yard game on 22 of 35 against MSU Texas and another game against Angelo State where he threw for 409 yards on 32 of 47 and 3 touchdowns. That’s an actual quarterback.

# FULL NAME POS. HT. / WT. YEAR
16 Greene, Logan QB 6-3/205 R-Fr.
17 Null, Taylor QB 6-2/200 Jr.

Incoming Freshmen

I love Donovan Smith and I think he’s incredibly raw, but there’s a lot of ability in his body. Smith threw for 3,123 yards, completing 65% of his passes while throwing 25 yards and 8 interceptions, while running for 489 yards and 13 touchdowns, while averaging 5 yards carry. I think that Smith has only had a couple of years, last year at Frenship, as a quarterback, so he’s still learning.

# FULL NAME POS. HT. / WT. YEAR
Smith, Donovan QB 6-4/195 Fr.

Specialists

Kickers

Everyone is back and this is a really talented group. Let’s start with kickoff specialist Trey Wolff, who averaged 61 yards a kickoff and kicked 50% of his kickoffs into the end zone. That was 5th in the Big 12, so that’s really solid from the freshman. Wolff also kicked field goals and was absolutely stellar, making 20 of 22 field goals and also made 40 of 41 extra points. The 90.9% was good for 2nd in the Big 12.

McNamara was also stellar, averaging 45 yards a punt and that was good for 2nd in the Big 12, behind Kansas State. As a true freshman, McNamara took all 59 punts last year.

# FULL NAME POS. HT. / WT. YEAR
48 Waddell, Cody Punter 6-1/205 Sr.
10 Garibay, Jonathan Kicker 6-0/215 Jr.
31 McNamara, Austin Punter 6-4/175 So.
36 Wolff, Trey Kicker 6-4/200 So.
62 Lozano, Gabriel Kicker 6-0/165 R-Fr.

Snappers

I can’t say much about the snappers except for that I don’t recall a bad snap last year and I tip my cap.

# FULL NAME POS. HT. / WT. YEAR
42 Berard, John DS 6-3/250 Jr.
34 O’Connor, Landon LS 6-2/210 Jr.
52 Albini, Geno LS 5-11/230 So.
54 Rizzo, Luke LS 6-0/215 R-Fr.
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