Red Raiders in the NFL: Kickoff Weekend

LUBBOCK, Texas – Rosters for the 2023 NFL season’s Kickoff Weekend are set and will feature 15 former Texas Tech players, according to the NFL roster database as of Monday afternoon, heading toward the league’s first game on Thursday night.

Seven former players are currently on active 53-man rosters for week one while four are listed on the injured reserve or physically unable to perform list. Four earned their way onto practice squads.

The season is set to kick off this Thursday at 7:20 p.m. CT and will feature none other than Texas Tech Ring of Honor member and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes as Kansas City hosts Detroit on NBC.

On Sunday at Noon, Broderick Washington and the Ravens welcome the Texans to Baltimore. Also at Noon, Kerry Hyder Jr. and the 49ers head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.

At 3:25 p.m. this Sunday, fans can watch three former Red Raiders. Las Vegas and its 2023 first-round pick Tyree Wilson will head to Denver to take on the Broncos. Former stand-out receiver Erik Ezukanma and the Dolphins are headed out west to face the Chargers while linebacker Jordyn Brooks and the Seahawks open the season with a home game against the Rams.

Offensive lineman Terrence Steele, who recently signed a five-year contract with the Cowboys will be featured in primetime, playing in the Sunday Night football game against the Giants at 7:20 p.m.

Entering week one of the 2023 NFL season, there are seven former Red Raiders active on 53-man rosters:

Jordyn Brooks, LB (2016-19), Seattle Seahawks
Erik Ezukanma, WR (2019-21), Miami Dolphins
Kerry Hyder, DL (2009-13), San Francisco 49ers
Patrick Mahomes II, QB (2014-16), Kansas City Chiefs
Terence Steele, OL (2016-19), Dallas Cowboys
Broderick Washington Jr., DL (2016-19), Baltimore Ravens
Tyree Wilson, DE (2020-22), Las Vegas Raiders
Entering week one of the 2023 NFL season, there are four Red Raiders who are on the Injured Reserve or the Physically Unable to perform list:

Cody Davis, DB (2009-12), New England Patriots
Dawson Deaton, OL (2018-21), Cleveland Browns
Jakeem Grant Sr., WR (2012-15), Cleveland Browns
Zech McPhearson, DB (2019-20), Philadelphia Eagles
Entering week one of the 2023 NFL season, there are four Red Raiders on respective practice squads.

Le’Raven Clark, OL (2012-15), Philadelphia Eagles
Sam Eguavoen, LB (2011-14), New York Jets
SaRodorick Thompson Jr., RB (2018-22), Seattle Seahawks
Antoine Wesley, WR (2016-18), Las Vegas Raiders
Week 1 Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 7 | 7:20 p.m.
Lions at Chiefs (Mahomes) | NBC

Sunday, Sept. 10 | 12 p.m.
Panthers at Falcons | FOX
Texans at Ravens (Washington) | CBS
Bengals at Browns | CBS
Jaguars at Colts | FOX
Buccaneers @ Vikings | CBS
Titans at Saints | CBS
49ers (Hyder Jr.) at Steelers | FOX
Cardinals at Commanders | FOX

Sunday, Sept. 10 | 3:25 p.m.
Packers at Bears | FOX
Raiders (Wilson) at Broncos | CBS
Dolphins (Ezukanma) at Chargers | CBS
Eagles at Patriots | CBS
Rams at Seahawks (Brooks) | FOX

Sunday, Sept. 10 | 7:20 p.m.
Cowboys (Steele) at Giants | NBC

Monday, Sept. 11 | 7:15 p.m.
Bills at Jets | ESPN

(all information is based upon information provided by NFL rosters as of the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 4)


Release provided by MATT BURKHOLDER Texas Tech Athletics

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