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2017 Tech football rankings: No. 11 T.J. Vasher

Vasher rose from a crowded receiver group and made a name for himself.

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Down by ten, coming out of halftime, the Red Raider offense needed some sort of spark. Something that would help them get off the snide they had in the second quarter. As McLane Carter dropped back he noticed his favorite target streaking passed the secondary and threw the ball towards him. Vasher had a little too fast for Carter but was able to come back to the ball and just like that while falling down made a miraculous one handed catch. This play led to a field goal and with a touchdown, Vasher helped the Red Raiders complete the comback against the hated Longhorns but plays like this come easily for the next player in our ranking.

12. T.J. Vasher, WR (Preseason Rank: NR)

2017 Performance

Coming into this season, not much was expected from the Redshirt freshman as the wide receiving core looked sewn up. The main receiver in front of Vasher, Derrick Willies, made it even more so with an impressive opening game performance. However as the season went on Willies found himself receiving less catches and getting into more trouble, which gave Vasher his time to shine and he would not dissapoint.

How’s that for a welcoming party! Vasher started from then on and finished the season with 461 yards and five touchdowns while virtually only playing half the season.

2018 Outlook

Vasher’s potential is sky high. He has all the tools to be a truly great receiver. Big hands, high leaping ability, speed, and a good route runner. The last Tech receiver that finished the season the way Vasher did this season was Keke Coutee last year and now we can expect those two to be terrorizing defenses for an entire season next year.