Former Akins football player makes team with Texas Tech Raiders

Adan Sanchez and Matthew Ybarra

On Thursday, October 29, Head Football Coach Joey Saxe announced to the Akins community that Alpha Mara, a former Varsity football player at Akins, has joined the Texas Tech Raiders football team. 


Mara, who graduated from Akins in 2019, has played as a defensive back for the Raiders since the beginning of the season. Saxe just recently found out about this development and shared the news with the football team and the rest of the campus faculty.


Saxe shared a photo of a note from the head coach Joey Maquire for Texas Tech Football, who thanked Joey Saxe and the coaching department at Akins.