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Andrew Cyr | NCAA.com | December 19, 2017

Watch: TTU DB awarded scholarship from NE Patriots stars

  Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola delivered some good news Monday.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury had the Red Raiders football team watch a video from a pair of New England Patriots stars during their meeting Monday following the Patriots' 27-24 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. 

The message was one that no Texas Tech player expected, especially not sophomore defensive back Justus Parker.

Former Red Raider wide receiver Danny Amendola (2004-07) and currently New England teammate Rob Gronkowski appeared on the screen to let Parker know he is now on scholarship:

Parker appeared in all 12 games for Texas Tech this season where he totaled 42 tackles, in addition to four forced fumbles, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery. The 6-foot, 210-pound defensive back sat out the 2016 season after transferring from DIII Texas Lutheran following his freshman year.

The Red Raiders finished the season 6-6, and will face South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl Dec. 23.

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