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Texas Tech to renovate Jones AT&T Stadium and practice facility with new donation

It appears that additional facelifts for Jones AT&T Stadium are on the way, thanks to a “significant monetary gift” from former Texas Tech standout lineman Cody Campbell, the school announced on Friday.

The money will be used toward the renovation of both the Football Training Facility and the south endzone of the stadium.

“We’re fortunate to have a former student-athlete like Cody Campbell give back to our program,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said in the statement. “Cody is a passionate supporter of our football program and this gift will help us kick off the initial planning stages for both the south end zone and the Football Training Facility. We can’t thank Cody enough for his support of The Campaign for Fearless Champions.”

There is no timetable for when the upgrades will be completed.

After a stellar career with the Red Raiders, Campbell signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Indianapolis Colts in the Spring of 2005. He walked away from professional football after just a year due to a torn pectoral muscle, and decided to go into the oil and gas business.

Eventually, Campbell and his longtime friend John Sellers, who also played for Texas Tech, sold 71,000 acres of Permian Basin mineral rights for $2.8 billion.

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