Ciao a tutti! Come state?
It’s time to vote again! I know I should spend some words on this basketball team that really spacca (rules), but I really want to continue with these awards. We’ll have plenty of time to discuss them.
First of all, I have to update you all on last week’s poll. I imagined that a particular moment could have intrigued fans more than others, but percentages were astonishing.
T.J. Vasher 53-yard reception for TD @ West Virginia: 0 votes (0%)
Desmond Nisby 4-touchdown game @ Kansas: 1 vote (1%)
Demarcus Fields 97-yard Pick Six vs. Oklahoma State: 3 votes (4%)
Dylan Cantrell game-winning touchdown vs. Arizona State: 6 votes (7%)
Justus Parker 55-yard interception @ Texas: 75 votes (88%)
So, congratulations to Justus and let’s see if he also wins this week. Yessir, because he’s it this week’s poll too. Newcomer of the year, so we want to reward the best player who had never played a snap with the Red Raiders before 2016. It means, not only freshmen but also JuCo transfers. Here are the nominations, strictly and exclusively in alphabetical order:
Anderson, Jack (offensive lineman)
As a true freshman, Jack started all 13 games at the right guard position and helped the line to improve both in pass protection and in the running game. He was named to the prestigious Freshman All-America team.
Dorsey Vaughnte (defensive back)
Coming from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Vaughnte secured his spot as a starting safety, and he was an important piece for a unit that in many games showed improvements from a catastrophic 2016.
Howard Eli (defensive lineman)
Eli was a sophomore who spent his freshman year with North Texas and moved to Lubbock before 2016. He emerged as a relentless pass rusher, with 8.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles.
King Tre (running back)
After spending two years at Hutchinson Community College, Kansas, Tre benefited from problems of other backs to gain carries, and he didn’t lose his job anymore, running for 623 yards and 5 TDs at almost five yards per carry.
Parker Justus (defensive back)
It’s not a joke, Justus spent his freshman year at Texas Lutheran, Division III. He transferred and in 2017 he was one of the best defensive contributors, with four interceptions and four forced fumbles.
For those asking, there’s no T.J. Vasher because he played some snaps in 2016.
If you don’t agree with the nominations, vote “Others” in the poll, and write your pick in the comment section of the article. If you also want to explain your choice in the same section, you’re absolutely Benvenuto (“welcome”).
Who’s your Newcomer of the Year?
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