In addition to Harrell, wide receiver Michael Crabtree and placekicker Matt Williams also have earned the honor following wins against SMU and Kansas, respectively. Texas Tech players have won the award six of the 11 weeks this season, which includes one bye week for Tech during that stretch.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year through the BCS. Voting ends at noon ET on Jan. 6, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on FOX on Jan. 9.
Last year, Texas Tech freshman wide receiver Michael Crabtree was honored as the AT&T All-America Player of the Year, edging Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow of Florida, Arkansas' Darren McFadden and Virginia's Chris Long. Voting for the 2007 AT&T All-America Player of the Year was the highest total in the four-year history of the award.
The second-ranked Red Raiders are off this week and travel to Norman, Okla., to face the No. 4/5 Oklahoma Sooners on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The game will be aired nationally on ABC.