Texas Tech favorite son, perhaps only behind Zach Thomas in recent players from Texas Tech, is getting quite a bit of love from the national and local media on his incredible play this season for the New England Patriots and culminating with today's game against the New York Giants in Superbowl XLII. Welker is featured by DMN's Rick Gosselin, detailing his importance after the disappointing 2006 season. Did you know that Welker is one of 40 other players in the history of the NFL who have caught 100 passes in a season. Without sounding like a broke record, it's impressive from a guy who almost never received a scholarship.
LAJ's Don Williams writes about Welker's rise from a player at Texas Tech to the Super Bowl. Here's a very interesting, and I think very accurate, quote from Coach Leach on Welker's success:
It's also nice to know that Welker is still a part of the program, from receivers coach Lincoln Riley:
And associate AD Dennis Simmons says that it can help motivate certain players: