Coming out of Montwood High Schools 2005 class, Edward Britton
was the top running back in the El Paso area. There
were many high profile schools looking to sway Edward their way, including Big 12 north
After months of going over his options, Britton decided to become a Red Raider.
"It was a multitude of reasons," said Britton back in 2005 about his committment
to Texas Tech. "The facilities, academics, fans, the coaching staff, players,
facilities -- just the overall feeling I got on campus and in the stadium."
Fast forward 2 years and Britton is showing why he was such a highly touted player coming
out of high school.
Britton's ability to make defenders miss is one of
his best traits
As a newcomer in Mike Leachs Air Raid offense, Britton is
perfectly suited to playing wide receiver in Techs potent spread offense.
As a converted running back who rushed for 4,357 yards in his last 2 seasons at Montwood High
School, Britton possesses many skills that an Air Raid receiver needs. The abilities to make defenders miss and produce
yards after the catch are crucial in Leachs system, and Edward has a knack for doing
"Being a former running back makes it easier when I have the ball in my hands,
said Britton. I still have things to
work on though, and Im trying to make those things strengths. Overall, I am just
trying to play hard and show leadership out on the field.
Last season as a redshirt freshman Britton saw his first live action at the division
one level and showed tremendous potential.
During the 2006 season, Edward caught 9 balls for 117 yards, including a spectacular
one-handed TD reception from Graham Harrell against Baylor to give the Red Raiders their
first score of the game.
Texas Tech is losing 3 tremendous starting wide receivers from last years team in
Robert Johnson, Joel Filani, and Jarrett Hicks, which has given many young wide receivers
a chance to step up and fill the void during Spring Practice.
Edward is looking forward to the Red Raiders 2007
With Spring Practice nearing completion, Edward looks extremely sharp. The starting spot at Z receiver is wide open, and
he is right there in the mix for getting the starting nod.
Britton will have a chance to show the Red Raider faithful what he is capable of during
the annual Red-Black game this Saturday.
We have a good team, but we havent done anything yet so we need to go out
there and perform, said Britton.