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Michael Crabtree, arguably the greatest wide receiver in college football history and one of only two wide receivers to win the Biletnikoff Award twice, is being inducted into the Texas Tech Ring of Honor.
Crabtree is not only one of the best players in Tech history, but college football history. Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech Athletic Director, had this to say about Crabtree, “When you think of truly legendary wide receivers in college football history, you can’t help but think of Michael Crabtree.” Hocutt went on to add, “The Ring of Honor is reserved for the best of the best, and there is no question Michael Crabtree fits that criteria. We look forward to forever placing his name in Jones AT&T Stadium where he made so many memorable moments over his career.”
Crabtree went on and set multiple records as a Red Raider including breaking the NCAA record for most catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns by a freshman. Crabtree held the Tech record for receiving yards (3,127) up until Jakeem Grant broke it in 2015 with 3,289. It took Grant four years to reach that mark, it took Crabtree two.
He went on to be a very good professional wide receiver. He was drafted 10th overall by the San Fransisco 49ers in 2009. In his 11 years in the NFL, Crabtree played for four different teams, he totaled 7,499 receiving yards in his career to go along with 54 TD’s.
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