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Only Dawson Deaton days until Texas Tech football

This versatile offensive lineman could be an important player in 2019

NCAA Football: Lamar at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

This countdown is going fast and today we’re only 73 days away from the first game of the season. Consequently, today we’ll talk about Dawson Deaton, a sophomore offensive lineman we could see in action last year for a good number of snaps.

Deaton, a 6’6, 305 pounds lineman from Frisco, Texas, was a 3-star recruit who drew a lot of interest, receiving offers, among others, from Boise State, Colorado (with Darrin Chiaverini on him), Houston, Illinois, and Mississippi State.

He enrolled at Texas Tech in January 2017, and he was redshirted in his first year in Lubbock.

NCAA Football: Lamar at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

In 2018 he appeared in all 12 games of the season, obtaining two starts against Lamar (at left tackle) and Baylor (at left guard). In 2019, he’ll fight for a spot on the left side of the line, but in emergency situations, he could move to the right and be effective there.

With expected starters Terrence Steele and Madison Akamnonu in their final year in Lubbock, Deaton could be facing his last season as a member of the offensive line rotation and be in line for a spot as a starter in 2020.