Red Raider Receiver Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Texas Tech junior wide receiver Keke Coutee earned his second Big 12 weekly award of the season Monday as he was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week following his 168-yard performance against Texas.
Coutee was also named Special Teams Player of the Week for taking a kickoff back against Baylor.
Coutee caught nine passes to help lead the Red Raiders past the Texas Longhorns 27-23. The dynamic junior had two catches for more than 40 yards, but did not get into the end zone. The upset clinched bowl game eligibility for the Red Raiders.
The big game was Coutee's fourth game over 150 yards, which leads the Big 12. Coutee has finished the regular season in the top 10 nationally in yards, yards per game and catches per game. He was 19th in the nation with nine touchdowns.
According to texastech.com, the successful night pushed Coutee's season receiving total to 1,242 yards, which now ranks sixth all-time on the Tech single-season chart. He passed the likes of Carlos Francis (2003), Jarrett Hicks (2004), Michael Crabtree (2008), Jonathan Giles (2016) and Jakeem Grant (2015) on the list during the first quarter against Texas alone.