Congratulations to Dave Parks, former Red Raider, who was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame today. Parks was a former First Team All-American and the first pick of the 1964 NFL Draft. Parks played for Texas Tech from 1961 through 1963. In 1962 he led the team in receptions with 32 for 399 yards and 1 touchdown and in 1963, he also had 32 receptions for 499 yards and 4 touchdowns. Athletic Director Gerald Myers had this to say about Parks:
Just for reference purposes, the 1961 team went 4-6, the 1962 team struggled mightily, going 1-9, the lone win coming against Colorado, while the 1963 team improved by 4 games with an overall record of 5-5 and a huge win against Texas A&M, 10-0. The reason I mention that victory over the Aggies isn't to gloat yet again, but to draw attention to a particular play, "the catch":
And thanks to YouTube user oglepro, we get to see that catch (and what I believe to be Donny Anderson running roughshod over the Aggies), make sure and stay tuned until the end of the video:
Congratulations, obviously an honor well overdue and well deserved.