The Columbia Tribune has a story on the best offensive linemen in the Big 12 and two Texas Tech players are on that list. Rylan Reed makes the top-12 list at number-nine, while teammate Louis Vasquez is number-11. Tech's Brandon Williams was mentioned as one of the top defensive linemen.
(From the Columbia Tribune)
9. Rylan Reed, offensive tackle, Texas Tech: One of the Big 12's best stories. This former Chicago White Sox minor league pitcher once retired Barry Bonds in spring training. The 26-year-old left tackle also survived cancer, made the Texas Tech roster as a walk-on tight end, broke the school's bench press record and protected the back side of an offense that gave up just 18 sacks on 763 pass attempts. In the Gator Bowl, Reed neutralized Virginia defensive end Chris Long, the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, and held him without a sack.
11. Louis Vasquez, offensive guard, Texas Tech: Next to Reed stands this 6-6, 335-pound left guard - and another reason Texas Tech has the country's largest offensive line.