There’s only 78 days until the Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the Montana State Bobcats, which means today we will talk about our number 78, Senior Offensive lineman, two-time team captain and potential All-Conference selection, Terence Steele.
Steele is a 6 foot 6 senior offensive lineman from Cibolo Steele High School was 3-star prospect and chose Tech over three Power 5 schools, including Oklahoma. He was redshirted his freshman year and has been anchoring the right side of the offensive line ever since. In his freshman year, he started 12 games, becoming the first freshman to start at left tackle for the Red Raiders since 2000, and he was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Second Team by Athlon Sports.
Steele started at right tackle primarily for most of his sophomore season in 2017 and all of his junior season in 2018. In 2018, he also joined Travis Bruffy and Broderick Washington, Jr. as the only juniors to be named team captains. He was an anchor on the offensive line unit that ranked 4th in the Big 12 with only 2.08 sacks per game and 12th in total offense and 16th in scoring offense, even given inconsistent quarterback play. Steele is considered one of the strongest players on the team each season, and 2019 looks to be no different under the new strength and conditioning staff. Although Steele has switched spots with Travis Bruffy to left tackle, he will look to keep Alan Bowman’s blindside protected.
We look forward to seeing Terence Steele lead a veteran offensive line group, which could very well be the strength of the entire football team in 2019. In David Yost’s offense, Steele should see plenty of snaps lining up one-on-one with some of the conference’s best pass rushers, and if history is any indication, we’ll take Steele to win those battles.