Two Texas Tech football players have been named to watch lists for national awards that were announced on Monday.
Sophomore quarterback Davis Webb is on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually since 1937 to America’s college player of the year.
Senior Kenny Williams is one of 47 players on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football.
Webb is the fourth Red Raider quarterback since 2005 to be named to the Maxwell watch list, following Seth Doege (2012), Graham Harrell (2007-08) and Cody Hodges (2005).
Webb is one of 33 quarterbacks in the nation on the list and is one of nine players from the Big 12 Conference. He played in 10 games as a freshman in 2013 (6 starts) with 2,718 passing yards on 226-of-361 passing with 2,718 yards and 20 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
He broke seven Big 12 Conference freshman records, including 400-yard passing performances (4), passing yards in a single game (462 at West Virginia) and passing touchdowns in a season (20) to name a few.
Williams, a running back for three seasons with the Red Raiders who is making the move to linebacker for the 2014 season, is the second Red Raider to make the Hornung award’s watch list — now in its fifth season — following running back/kick returner Eric Stephens in 2011.
Williams is one of five players from the Big 12 Conference who made the list, joining TCU’s B.J. Catalon, Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett, Baylor’s Levi Norwood and Iowa State’s Aaron Wimberly.
Perez to play
with Team Mexico
Former Texas Tech softball standout Adriana Perez has been named to the Mexican national team roster for this week’s General Tire World Cup of Softball held in Irvine, California.
Perez, who starred at Tech for two seasons from 2011-12, will play first base for Team Mexico when the event officially begins later this evening with an exhibition game against the U.S. National Team.
This will be Perez’ second stint with the Mexican National Team since joining the organization last December. Perez previously traveled to Cuba with the team earlier this year for a series of games.
The Lancaster, California native was a .315 career hitting during her two seasons with the Red Raiders. Perez, who transferred to Tech from Antelope Valley College prior to her junior season, still ranks among the Tech career leaders in several offensive categories, including home runs (third), RBI (eighth) and batting average (eighth).
The American Softball Association (ASA) will provide live stats and a video feed of every game from the World Cup of Softball.