Texas Tech student Matt Williams won a month’s rent by making a 30-yard field goal during a Red Raiders’ game earlier this season. But he also might have won something more valuable: a spot on the football team. RED RAIDER SPORTS (h/t DR. SATURDAY) has the story of how Crazy Mike Leach has plucked a kicker from the stands, and is giving him a real shot at being the next Texas Tech kicker.
To put it mildly, Texas Tech’s kicking game has stunk this season. Leach has already gone through two kickers who have missed six extra points and four of their eight FG attempts. So, when he saw Williams nail his field goal he was intrigued, especially since the novice wasn’t kicking worm burners: