Big Play Trey

Texas Tech inside receiver Trey Haverty has wasted little time making an impact on the field this season. The senior has been selected as one of four candidates for the ESPN/Pontiac Game Changing Performers honor. His 32-yard touchdown catch with 15 seconds remaining in the first half helped turn the tide during Tech's 31-30 comeback win over Kansas last Saturday.

"I think it really helped our momentum in the second half. We felt like we should have played better in the first half and we are really happy with the way we played in the second half. We really turned our mentality around," said head coach Mike Leach.

Entering the 2004 season, Haverty had a career total 33 receptions, 307 yards and one touchdown. The backup H receiver stepped in when starter Nehemiah Glover left the New Mexico game with an injury during the first half. He had a career game with eight receptions for 117 yards.

Haverty is the current starting Y receiver and has logged 18 receptions for 276 yards and a touchdown. He was the leading receiver in the Kansas game with eight catches and a career-high 143 yards. His 45-yard reception late in the third quarter was the longest of his career.

"I've been telling him all along that he's a lot faster than he gives himself credit for. I just threw the ball out there are he made a couple of great catches. That's something that I expect out of Trey," said quarterback Sonny Cumbie.

Log on to www.espn.com to vote. The winner will be announced during ESPN's Thursday night game.

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