Sunday, November 23, 2008

Texas Tech kicker taking an unlikely road to stardom

Texas Tech kicker taking an unlikely road to stardom: "Williams entered a drawing for a chance to attempt a 30-yard field goal between the third and fourth quarters of Texas Tech's home game with Massachusetts on Sept. 20.

The former high school kicker, who was briefly on the team at Division II Tarleton State but never played in a game, drilled the ball between the uprights, winning, he thought, a year of free rent at Lynnwood Townhomes in Lubbock.

But as Williams headed off the field up the tunnel, an equipment manager chased him down.

Williams cut short a congratulatory cellphone conversation with his parents, who were in the stands.

'I can't talk,' he told his mom. 'Leach wants to see me.'"