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Matt Williams: From fan in the stands to Texas Tech place-kicker

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texastech.jpgTexas Tech has had some problems with their kicking game so far this season. They've used two kickers that have combined to miss six PATs and half their field-goal attempts. So, they're considering doing what any reasonable major program would do.

They're picking someone out of the stands.


"The sixth-ranked Red Raiders are now seriously considering giving Matt Williams a shot against No. 18 Kansas this weekend.

Williams is a Tarleton State transfer student who won a month of free rent at the Tech/UMass game several weeks ago by kicking a 30-yard field goal. After his successful try, Williams was walking back to his seat when he was flagged down.

"They relayed a message to me saying that Coach [Mike] Leach wanted to talk to me," Williams told the next day. "He told me to come into his office on Tuesday and talk to him, and then Coach [Clay] McGuire told me to come and speak with him on Monday."

Texas Tech is the school that brought you this show and routinely throws the ball 90 times a game, so it should come as no surprise that they're trying something unconventional.

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