The year is 1999 and an offer-less Wes Welker is siting in front of then-Texas Tech coach Mike Leach.
In what Welker called an, “awkward type of thing,” Leach, who was on the phone with Tommy McVay, hung up and provided Welker with the news he was yet to hear throughout his high school career, as detailed in an upcoming ‘A Football Life’ documentary.
“Alright, we’re gonna offer ya,” Welker said using his best Leach impersonation. “We’re gonna offer you but we’re gonna need to know in the next few days.”
There was nothing for Welker to think about.
“I’ll take it,” he said. “I’m good. I don’t know if you’ve heard but I don’t have any other offers.”
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) October 3, 2017
Fast forward four years and the once offer-less Welker not only went on to start every game as a Red Raider, but he cemented himself as one of the greatest wide receivers in the school’s history. In addition to his exceptional punt returning prowess, in which he totaled 1,761 yards and 8 touchdowns on 152 returns, Welker hauled in 259 career receptions for 3,069 yards, which ranks No. 2 and No. 3 on Texas Tech’s all-time list, respectively.
“It was just a perfect mix with Coach leach’s offense with what Wes could do based on leverage, understanding route concepts,” former Texas Tech quarterback and current coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “It just all came together.”
In the years since, Welker has enjoyed a 12-year NFL career from 2004-15, hauling in 175 career receptions for 9,924 yards and 50 touchdowns, being named to five Pro Bowls along the way.
His story will soon be told as part of the NFL series ‘A Football Life.” The documentary will premier on NFL Network on Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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