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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Texas Tech's Mount Rushmore

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Texas Tech provided a difficult choice of whether to go with history and tradition or modern notoriety in my choices for the school's Mount Rushmore of iconic football figures.

But in the end, I figured the place probably needed sprucing up with some kind of pirate-themed amusement park next door.

Here are my choices.

Of course, a case could be made for Zach Thomas, Spike Dykes, Gabe Rivera or E.J. Holub. But the modern-day Red Raiders have helped make the school more widely known than at any other time.