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Red Raiders in the Pros - Week 4

A look at what former Red Raiders have been able to do in the NFL through the first quarter of the season plus a meeting of 2 Tech pitchers in Florida and a rare feat in San Francisco

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Danny Amendola - WR, New England Patriots

With the Patriots having a week off (before what will likely be a slaughtering of Dallas next week), Danny Amendola was able to take in the Tech-Baylor game with fellow Red Raider and current New York Jet Jace Amaro, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. Although it does look like they are on the sideline of the enemy, it's good to see a couple former players strolling the field, in support of our team.

Me and my man that showed me the way! @danny.amendola #roots

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Michael Crabtree - WR, Oakland Raiders

After a big week 2 and a more quiet week 3, Oakland was hoping to feast on the hapless Chicago Bears. The Bears had other plans as Crabtree had 5 catches for 80 yards on 6 targets. In the 1st half during a play where Crab was blocking, he was rolled up on and went to the locker room with an ankle injury, where it was announced he was questionable to return. He did come back and start the second half, where he did have his one missed catch. However he did have 2 catches after coming back for 27 yards. The next game will be next week at 3:25 when Denver comes into town for a divisional matchup. We will have to see if the injury hampers Michael at all, against a stout Broncos defense, that has allowed the fewest amount of passing yards in the league, at 185 per game.

Bradley Marquez and Cody Davis - St. Louis Rams

Bradley has yet to see the field as a wideout, but continues to add on the stats as a special teams player. He had another tackle this past week in a win against Arizona to bring his season total to 6. Next week the Rams travel to Green Bay and he'll get the opportunity to play at Lambeau. Hopefully Marquez gets to see some time on offense this season. Cody has seen limited time as well, although he did have 2 tackles this week to bring his season total to 3 and a career total of 16.

Red Raider Offensive Linemen

There are 3 offensive linemen with Red Raider ties playing in the league right now, and all 3 are starters for their teams. Louis Vasquez is the starting center for Denver, while La'Adrian Waddle at right tackle and Manny Ramirez at center play for the Detroit Lions.

Wes Welker - WR, Free Agent

Wes is still without a team, as most teams are afraid to take on an older receiver with concussions in his background. However, he did work out with the Giants last week. New York is in need of a receiver to play slot as Victor Cruz had another setback and has not played in almost a year. Wes could be a legitimate threat for New York as their other receivers have been rather quiet, and the Giants currently only have 4 healthy receivers on the roster.


In MLB news, the Marlins played the Rays last week, and although neither pitcher was on the mound, fellow Red Raiders AJ Ramos of Miami and Nathan Karns of Tampa were able to see each other. AJ and Nathan both pitched for Tech in the 2008 season.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great seeing my old locker mate <a href="">@theajramos</a> ! <a href="">#WreckEm</a> <a href="">@TechAthletics</a> <a href="">@TTU_Baseball</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Nathan Karns (@NathanKarns) <a href="">September 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Since AT&T Park opened 15 years ago, only 5 Giants had hit an inside the park home run. Last week former Red Raider Kelby Tomlinson stepped up to the plate and hit a ball deep to right-center. Kelby thought he would get a triple, but decided to stretch it out a bit further......

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