Video: Luke Siegel scores touchdown in Texas Tech football scrimmage

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In the three-plus years since his son Luke was seriously injured in a golf cart accident, the good days haven’t been particularly plentiful for Tim Siegel.

Saturday was one of those good days for Tim and Luke.

Tim Siegel, the former Archbishop Rummel tennis standout who served as head men’s tennis coach at Texas Tech for 23 years until retiring in 2015, has stayed close with current and former Red Raider coaches and players since stepping away.

They’ve played a helping hand as Siegel has built a foundation for families who have children with anoxic brain injuries called Team Luke Hope for Minds. The Siegel family remains big Red Raider fans.

Saturday started with a football scrimmage on campus. Luke Siegel was the star of the scrimmage, scoring the first touchdown of the day.

Luke, our Executive Director’s son, scored a touchdown this afternoon at the Texas Tech scrimmage! Way to go Luke!!

Posted by Team Luke Hope For Minds on Saturday, March 30, 2019

If that weren’t enough, the Red Raider men’s basketball team defeated Gonzaga Saturday evening to reach the Final Four for the first time in school history. Luke Siegel has been a regular this season at Texas Tech home games.

Perhaps not coincidentally, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.

You can learn more about Team Luke Hope for Minds at the organization’s website.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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