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Centennial Quiz - July 20, 2008

1. How did Texas Tech all-America running back Donny Anderson score his first touchdown as a Red Raider?
a. 10-yard run
b. 50-yard pass reception
c. 83-yard punt return
d. 44-yard interception return

2. True or false?
Speaking of Tech football milestones, all-America end Dave Parks holds the school record for the longest interception return for a touchdown.

3. What former Lubbock Independent School District superintendent played professional baseball?
a. Ed Irons
b. E.C. Leslie
c. Nat Williams
d. Mike Moses

4.True or false?
By 1909, there were more than 100 automobiles in Lubbock County.

 

Answers:

1. How did Texas Tech all-America running back Donny Anderson score his first touchdown as a Red Raider?

d. 44-yard interception return, which came in Anderson’s first game as a Red Raider against Washington State in 1963. Anderson normally played offense, but was inserted into the defensive lineup in certain situations.

2. Speaking of Tech football milestones, all-America end Dave Parks holds the school record for the longest interception return for a touchdown.

True. Parks, who played both ways back in college football’s one-platoon days, returned an interception 98 yards against Colorado, in what was Tech’s only victory during the 1962 season.


3. What former Lubbock Independent School District superintendent played professional baseball?

b. E.C. Leslie played for the Pittsburgh Pirates

4. By 1909, there were more than 100 automobiles in Lubbock County.

True


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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