Tech deep snapper overcomes walk-on odds, dodges tragedy
Tom Heffron still has to shake his head every time he goes to a Texas Tech football game and spots his son.
Only people who pay close attention to the Tech program are well aware of Kyle Heffron, even though he’s in the game every Saturday. He’s the Red Raiders’ deep snapper, a position that attracts little attention.
Stationed in the middle of the line, at 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, he’s dwarfed by other linemen. Tech guard Baylen Brown, Heffron’s roommate, outweighs him by nearly 100 pounds.