LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - For the 10th-consecutive year, Red Raider fans will have a rooting interest in the biggest game of the season – the Super Bowl.
Last night when the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs – former Red Raider LaAdrain Waddle punched his ticket to his third-consecutive Super Bowl appearance.
Waddle plays a big part in New England’s special teams’ unit, and in the game, he will be looking for his second Super Bowl ring when the Patriots take on the Rams on Feb. 2 at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
With LaAdrian Waddle going to the Super Bowl, it marks the 10th-straight year that a Red Raider has played on the biggest stage.
That is the longest streak in school history for Texas Tech.
Waddle is one of 26 Red Raiders to play in the Super Bowl, a history that dates back to Super Bowl 1.
Here is the list of the former Texas Tech football players to play in the Super Bowl in the past 10 seasons.
- 2010 – Keyunta Dawson – Colts
- 2011 – Graham Harrell – Packers *
- 2012 – Wes Welker – Patriots
- 2013 -Michael Crabtree – 49ers
- 2013 – Darcel McBath – 49ers
- 2014 – Wes Welker – Broncos
- 2014 – Louis Vasquez – Broncos
- 2014 – Manny Ramirez – Broncos
- 2015 – Danny Amendola – Patriots *
- 2016 – Louis Vasquez – Broncos *
- 2017 – Danny Amendola – Patriots *
- 2017 – LaAdrian Waddle – Patriots *
- 2018 – Danny Amendola – Patriots
- 2018 - LaAdrian Waddle – Patriots
- 2019 - LaAdrian Waddle – Patriots
*Super Bowl Champion