NFL stars Jace Amaro and DeAndre Washington were in the Basin last week and discussed their excitement over the success Texas Tech Athletics had last year.

The Red Raiders made a bowl appearance in football, the basketball team made a trip to the Elite Eight and baseball made its third College World Series appearance in five years.

“It’s definitely exciting to see that now it’s just kind of taking that next step of really like competing for national titles and making that happen, ” said Amaro, a Kansas City Chiefs tight end.

Washington is now a running back for the Oakland Raiders and said he roots for Texas Tech no matter what state he is living in.

“I’m always rooting for those guys no matter where I’m at,” said Washington.

Watch the video above to hear more of their reaction.