"Easy Ed"

As a former high school running back, Edward Britton has showcased his abilities to be an outstanding blocker and to collect the all important YAC (Yards After Catch), both staples of the Red Raider receiving corp. In his 2 years in Lubbock, Britton has made the transition from running back to wide receiver look so easy he has earned the nickname "Easy Ed."

Coming out of Montwood High School’s 2005 class, Edward Britton was the top running back in the El Paso area.  There were many high profile schools looking to sway Edward their way, including Big 12 north power Nebraska.

After months of going over his options, Britton decided to become a Red Raider.

"It was a multitude of reasons," said Britton back in 2005 about his committment to Texas Tech. "The facilities, academics, fans, the coaching staff, players, facilities -- just the overall feeling I got on campus and in the stadium."

Fast forward 2 years and Britton is showing why he was such a highly touted player coming out of high school.

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Britton's ability to make defenders miss is one of his best traits

As a newcomer in Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense, Britton is perfectly suited to playing wide receiver in Tech’s potent spread offense.  

As a converted running back who rushed for 4,357 yards in his last 2 seasons at Montwood High School, Britton possesses many skills that an Air Raid receiver needs.  The abilities to make defenders miss and produce yards after the catch are crucial in Leach’s system, and Edward has a knack for doing just that.

"Being a former running back makes it easier when I have the ball in my hands,” said Britton.  “I still have things to work on though, and I’m trying to make those things strengths. Overall, I am just trying to play hard and show leadership out on the field.”

Last season as a redshirt freshman Britton saw his first live action at the division one level and showed tremendous potential.

During the 2006 season, Edward caught 9 balls for 117 yards, including a spectacular one-handed TD reception from Graham Harrell against Baylor to give the Red Raiders their first score of the game. 

Texas Tech is losing 3 tremendous starting wide receivers from last year’s team in Robert Johnson, Joel Filani, and Jarrett Hicks, which has given many young wide receivers a chance to step up and fill the void during Spring Practice.

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Edward is looking forward to the Red Raiders 2007 season

With Spring Practice nearing completion, Edward looks extremely sharp.  The starting spot at Z receiver is wide open, and he is right there in the mix for getting the starting nod.

Britton will have a chance to show the Red Raider faithful what he is capable of during the annual Red-Black game this Saturday.

”We have a good team, but we haven’t done anything yet so we need to go out there and perform,” said Britton.

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