Texas Tech nose tackle Bennett Ofor had surgery after the season for a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament and will miss spring practice, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday.
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Ofor, from Friendswood Clear Brook, played in nine games last season, being used mostly as a nose tackle in pass-rush situations. He was credited with five tackles, including 1 1/2 tackles for loss.
Ofor will be a senior next season.
Center Jared Kaster also will be out or limited to light work in the spring after he underwent shoulder surgery.