Famous Red Raider Dan Law dead at age 87

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On Monday, Sam Law took to Facebook to announce the death of his father Dan Law.

In his Facebook post, Law said “My father died tonight at 7 pm. Gone to heaven because of his faith in Jesus Christ. A really good day.”

Law played both football (1955-56) and baseball (1956-57) for the Red Raiders after he retired from the Army.

Then, in 1983, Texas Tech came to Law concerning renovations to the baseball stadium. Once it was completed, the school named the field after him.

Texas Tech Head Baseball Coach Tim Tadlock released the following statement:

Our family thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Law and the interaction with him during our games. His loyalty and dedication to Texas Tech Baseball was very special. There’s something special about seeing the man our field was named after and then be able to look on the first row and know that he was enjoying watching Texas Tech Baseball. His humble and caring presence will never be forgotten. He always had a way of making people feel loved and appreciated. A great two-sport athlete and an even better man! Rest In Peace, Mr. Law.

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