Former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, a prolific passer in Lubbock, will enter his first season as offensive coordinator at Texas A&M as the school moves into the SEC.
Thanks to a meteoric rise through the coaching ranks, Kingsbury holds the prestigious position at just 32-years old. He followed Kevin Sumlin to College Station from Houston, where Kingsbury was named Offensive Coordinator of the Year for helping direct the offense that was led by the record-setting Case Keenum.
Kingsbury moved from a quality control position, after being hired by the Cougars in August of 2008, to co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach by August of 2010.
As a player, Kingsbury set a host of school, conference and NCAA records with the Red Raiders, for whom he racked up 12,429 career passing yards. A sixth-round NFL draft pick in 2003, he played in both the NFL and CFL until 2007 – serving mostly as a reserve or unused roster player.
The look back at Kingsbury is part of “Texas Tech Week” at Lost Lettermen. Kliff Kingsbury profile