Crabtree Added to Maxwell List

Texas Tech freshman phenom WR Michael Crabtree (Dallas, Texas) has been added to the Maxwell Award candidate list, the Robert W. Maxwell Football Club announced today. Crabtree joins Red Raiders QB Graham Harrell on the list. The award is presented annually to college football's top player.

Texas Tech freshman phenom WR Michael Crabtree (Dallas, Texas) has been added to the Maxwell Award candidate list, the Robert W. Maxwell Football Club announced today. Crabtree joins Red Raiders QB Graham Harrell on the list. The award is presented annually to college football's top player.

Crabtree's numbers this season through six games can't be duplicated on PlayStation – 17 touchdowns, 1,074 yards and 70 receptions. The 17 touchdowns are a new NCAA standard for freshmen and he is 10 short of the record of 27 that covers all classifications. He has caught at least three touchdown passes in five games this year and two in a ho-hum 15-catch, 188-yard effort against UTEP.

Texas Tech has never had two players named to the list, and Crabtree is the first non-quarterback listed under head coach Mike Leach.

The Red Raiders continue Big 12 play Saturday against traditional rival Texas A&M in Lubbock. Kickoff is set for 2:33 p.m. from Jones AT&T Stadium and the game will be broadcast on ABC.


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