Patterson has had 31 players drafted during his tenure as head coach
Four Horned Frogs will play in postseason contests
Davion Pierson records nine tackles,a sack, and a forced fumble.
Michigan State 17, TCU 16
Fields named the Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
TCU vs. Michigan State (AP)
TCU squared off against Texas on Thanksgiving night.
TCU vs. Texas (AP)
TCU vs. No. 2 Kansas State - AP Photos
TCU faces Virginia on Family Day at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
2012: Played in 12 games, making 10 starts ... missed one game due to injury ... earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades ... has carried the ball 118 times for 505 yards, both of which are second on the team ... his six rushing touchdowns were the most on the team ... is third all-time at TCU for rushing touchdowns (33) and 10th for career rushing yards (2,602)... also had eight receptions, including one for a touchdown ... rushed seven times for 35 yards in the season opener ... averaged 5.4 a carry with 65 yards on 12 rushes, while hauling in two passes for 19 yards at Kansas ... had his season long rush of 29 yards against the Jayhawks ... led the team with 52 yards rushing on 15 carries against Virginia and caught a 16-yard reception ... was the work horse at SMU, getting 18 carries and racking up 56 yards and score ... also took his lone reception, a 2-yard catch, into the end zone against the Mustangs ... posted 21 yards rushing in the win at Baylor and caught an 11-yard pass ... scored his second touchdown on the year against Texas Tech and had 59 yards on 12 carries ... found the end zone again at West Virginia ... averaged 6.4 a carry against Kansas State, rushing for 64 yards while carrying it 10 times ... scored twice in the Thanksgiving night win at Texas and had 57 yards on 14 carries ... gave TCU the early lead on a four-yard touchdown run against Michigan State.
2011: Honorable-mention All-Mountain West ... appeared on the Doak Walker Award Watch List ... played in all 13 games this fall, making three starts ... had a team-best 12 rushing touchdowns, giving him 27 in his career and sixth place on TCU's all-time list ... ran for a score in nine of 13 games ... ranked third on the team with 702 rushing yards, making him one of three TCU backs to rush for more than 700 yards this season ... led all offensive players in scoring with 72 points ... paced the Frogs in rushing against Air Force, totaling 95 yards with two touchdowns ... rushed for two scores in three games last season, reaching the end zone twice against Air Force, Louisiana-Monroe and Wyoming ... collected at least 90 yards rushing against three league opponents: Air Force (95), Wyoming (90) and Colorado State (94).
2010: Placed second on TCU with a career-best 709 yards rushing and seven touchdowns ... averaged 4.8 yards per carry ... moved into second place among active Horned Frogs with his 1,385 career rushing yards in just two seasons, trailing only Ed Wesley (1,731) ... had double-digit touches in seven of TCU's 13 games ... his top rushing effort came in the final game at the old Amon G. Carter Stadium ... posted 131 yards on a career-high 22 carries in the win over San Diego State ... teamed with Waymon James (102) to become the first TCU tandem to rush for 100 yards in the same game since Lonta Hobbs (117) and Brandon Hassell (110) against Boise State in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl ... tallied 20 carries for 74 yards in the season-opening victory against Oregon State at Cowboys Stadium ... scored in each of the next three games ... ran for touchdowns in six of 13 games overall ... scored twice on the ground against Tennessee Tech, matching a career-high ... had rushing scores in back-to-back weeks versus Baylor and SMU ... ran for 63 yards and a touchdown against both SMU and Air Force ... had 87 yards on just eight carries at Colorado State, highlighted by a season-long 47-yard run to set up a TCU touchdown ... it was the seventh-longest play from scrimmage for TCU in the 2010 season ... caught eight passes for 97 yards on the season ... had a career-high three receptions for 53 yards, highlighted by a career-long 31 yard grab, against Wyoming ... added 45 yards rushing and a scoring run versus the Cowboys ... also had a multi-catch game with two receptions at UNLV.
2009: Placed second on TCU with 676 yards rushing and eight touchdowns as a true freshman ... his rushing total ranked fifth all-time by a Horned Frog freshman ... averaged 6.4 yards per carry ... his top-five rushing efforts of the season came in the last five regular-season contests, running for at least 59 yards in each game ... had a season-high 134 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries in the 45-10 win at Wyoming ... scored on runs of three and 48 yards ... the 48-yard run was a season-long carry ... also ran for two scores the previous week in a 55-28 victory over Utah ... his 41-yard touchdown run against the Utes provided TCU's first points in the game ... later added a 9-yard scoring run ... totaled 68 yards on eight attempts in the Utah contest ... had a 30-yard touchdown run at San Diego State as part of nine carries for 79 yards in a 55-10 win ... his first collegiate touchdown came on a 1-yard run as he rushed for 57 yards on 11 carries against Texas State ... made his collegiate debut with 10 attempts for 38 yards in the 30-14 season-opening victory at Virginia ... scored at least one touchdown in six of the 13 games ... ran for a 7-yard score for TCU's final points in the 38-7 win at BYU ... had three receptions for 19 yards on the season.
High School: Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 90 player in the state ... first-team all-state ... Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year ... rushed for 2,260 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior ... totaled over 6,000 yards in his career.
Personal: Parents are Victor and Deshonna Tucker.