Aug. 31, 2004
Henderson Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List - The SMU Athletic Forum announced today the names of the candidates for the 2004 Doak Walker Award, presented annually to the nation's top college running back. Included on the list is Texas Tech junior running back Taurean Henderson. One of the most productive backs in school history, Henderson enters the 2004 season as one of only 31 players in collegiate history to rush and receive for a 1,000 yards each. He also is the only active player on the list. Henderson has 1,529 rushing yards and 1,244 receiving yards in two years at Tech. He also ranks ninth on the all-time scoring list with 29 career touchdowns.
Welker Solidifying Roster Spot with Chargers - Wes Welker moved another step closer to earning a spot on San Diego's 53-man roster with his second touchdown of the preseason - an 81-yard punt return against Seattle late last week. Welker finished the game with one reception for seven yards; averaged 25.0 yards on two kickoff returns; and 42.5 yards on two punt returns. He survived Tuesday's cut.
Other Former Red Raiders in the NFL: Marcus Coleman (Texans) - had a tackle and an assist in loss to Denver Lawrence Flugence (Patriots) - did not play in game at Carolina Carlos Francis (Raiders) - still nursing hamstring injury; played limited action in win over Arizona Joselio Hanson (49ers) - played in San Fran's loss to Minnesota Kliff Kingsbury (Patriots) - was 4-of-5 for 40 yards in loss at Carolina Devin Lemons (Redskins) - played in Washington's loss to St. Louis Sammy Morris (Dolphins) - rushed eight times for 20 yards in loss to Tampa Bay Mickey Peters (Titans) - played in Tennessee's loss to Dallas Montae Reagor (Colts) - started against Buffalo; finished with two tackles and a sack B.J. Symons (Texans) - on physically-unable-to-perform list Zach Thomas (Dolphins) - started against Tampa Bay; finished with five tackles and an assist
Season Ticket Sales Continue on Strong Pace - Fans of the Red Raiders have come out in record numbers during the off-season and have accounted for a record 36,862 season tickets for the upcoming season as of Friday morning. Season ticket sales will continue through Fri., Sept. 17.
Game Week #1 Prep Schedule - The Red Raiders will practice at 3 p.m. today through Thursday. After a brief walk-thru Friday, the team will board the plane for Dallas and the season-opening matchup against SMU. The Red Raiders and the Mustangs open the 2004 season Sat., Sept. 4, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the SMU campus. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT.
Texas Tech junior running back Taurean Henderson was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List Tuesday.