Stephanie Rhode, Spirit Program Director at Texas Tech, joined Lubbock's First News on KFYO Monday morning to introduce the 54th Masked Rider Rachel McLelland.

"As a freshman, I had seen my first football game and I saw the masked rider run out and thinking I want to be involved in that," said McLelland. "Somehow I want to be that one day."

McLelland found out she could apply to be an assistant and was chosen to work with Mackenzie White last year.

"Rachel is incredibly gifted," said Rhode. "She is incredibly modest about her talents which is also a nice attribute to have in a masked rider."

Listen to the entire interview with Stephanie Rhode and Rachel McLelland in the video above.

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