Texas Tech QB Davis Webb to undergo shoulder surgery

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Oct 18, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Davis Webb (7) throws a pass against the Kansas Jayhawks. (Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 18, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Davis Webb (7) throws a pass against the Kansas Jayhawks. (Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

After missing the final four games of the regular season, Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb will undergo surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder this week, per the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

A Texas Tech spokesman confirmed the surgery and said that Webb, a sophomore, should “be ready for spring ball.” The shoulder injury occurred in the team’s loss to Oklahoma State on Sept. 25, but he played through it for the next few weeks until he injured his ankle against TCU on Oct. 25.

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Overall, Webb threw for 2,539 yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season.

In Webb’s absence, true freshman Pat Mahomes assumed the starting role and has excelled. In Texas Tech’s season finale against Baylor, Mahomes set a Big 12 freshman record with 593 yards on 30-of-56 throwing and six touchdowns.

Overall in seven games, Mahomes threw for 1,547 yards, 16 touchdowns in four interceptions.

Walk-on Vincent Testaverde Jr., the son of former Heisman winner and NFL veteran Vinny Testaverde, also played for Texas Tech this season, completing 15-of-26 passes for 116 yards and an interception.

Additionally, four-star quarterback recruit Jarrett Stidham, the No. 50 overall prospect in the country according to Rivals.com, is expected to enroll at Tech in January for spring practice. Mahomes will miss a portion of spring practice due to his commitment with TTU’s baseball team while Webb could still be recovering from surgery.

That would give Stidham with the majority of the snaps during spring practice.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he expects there to be a “really good” quarterback battle next season.

“I expect it to be a really good one,” Kingsbury said. “Get Jarrett in there and have three really, really good players going at it.”

With the loss to Baylor, the Red Raiders finished 4-8 in Kingsbury’s second season at the helm.

For more Texas Tech news, visit RedRaiderSports.com.

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