Texas Tech fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex may want to make a point of heading to Globe Life Park in Arlington next Tuesday.
The Texas Rangers are hosting “Texas Tech Night” when they face the New York Yankees on May 22, and Red Raiders linebacker Dakota Allen will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch before the game gets underway.
This upcoming Tuesday, May 22, will be #TexasTech night with the @Rangers! @TexasTechFB's Dakota Allen is throwing out the first pitch, and you can get a custom hat as well as discounted tickets. See you there!
— Texas Tech Red Raiders (@TechAthletics) May 17, 2018
Allen, who will be a senior this fall, had at least six total tackles on 10 occasions for Texas Tech during the 2017 season. He also recorded two interceptions, one at Houston in Week 3 and a second in Week 5 at Kansas.
It’s not the first time that the Rangers have had a football player, past or present, from a current Big 12 school throw the ceremonial first pitch at a game this season. Former TCU tailback LaDainian Tomlinson earned the same honor as Allen when the team hosted “TCU night” earlier in the spring. The Rangers have made it a habit to have “university days” for teams with large alumni-bases in the immediate area over the course of the season.
But this Tuesday, it will be Allen’s time to shine. And with the Yankees in town, he’ll have the opportunity to do so with some of the biggest names in baseball — and plenty of fans — on hand to watch.
First pitch for the Rangers-Yankees game is at 7:05 p.m. CT.