Rachel Raastad and Johan de Beer honored
Horned Frogs return to the gridiron Friday
Student athletes shined in their performances last week
TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24
Casey Pachall highlighted a record-setting game with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Skye Dawson with 4:26 left to lift No. 16 TCU to a 31-24 victory against Louisiana Tech in the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday night.
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2011: Honorable-mention All-Mountain West selection ... appeared in 10 games, making nine starts ... second on the team with 726 rushing yards and tied for second with six rushing scores ... one of three TCU backs to rush for more than 700 yards this season ... led TCU in rushing in five of the last nine games after returning from injury ... paced the Frogs against SMU, San Diego State, New Mexico, BYU and Louisiana Tech ... enjoyed a pair of 100-yard rushing performances ... posted a season-high 146 yards at San Diego State before totaling 120 yards and two touchdowns at Wyoming ... led TCU in rushing at the Poinsettia Bowl, scrambling for 77 yards and a touchdown ... also caught six passes for 82 yards (9.1 avg.) on the season ... named to the Maxwell Award Watch List and the Doak Walker Award Watch List.
2010: Semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, recognizing the nation's top running back ... first-team All-Mountain West Conference ... his team-high 1,078 yards rushing enabled him to become the first Horned Frog to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Robert Merrill (1,107) in 2003 ... led the team with 11 rushing touchdowns, nearly tripling his output of four scores from his freshman campaign ... averaged 6.5 yards per carry ... took over the lead among active TCU rushers with 1,731 yards in just two seasons ... ranked second in the MWC and 46th nationally with his average of 82.9 yards per game ... rushed for more than 100 yards four times and reached the end zone in eight of TCU's 13 games ... enjoyed double-digit carries in 10 contests ... had runs of more than 10 yards in nine different games ... ran for a career-best and TCU season-high 209 yards, including two touchdowns, on a career-best 28 carries against Air Force ... he single-handedly outrushed (209-184) an Air Force team that entered the game as the nation's leading ground attack at 346.9 yards per game ... it was the 24th 200-yard game in TCU history and the 20th-best single-game total ... was the most yards by a Horned Frog since Joseph Turner's 226 at San Diego State in 2007 ... received MWC Offensive Player of the Week honors as well as an MWC weekly accolade from Rivals.com for his performance against the Falcons ... opened the season with 134 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the win over Oregon State at Cowboys Stadium ... ran for 165 yards on 19 attempts versus Baylor, trotting into the end zone on runs of 5 and 49 yards ... his 49-yard touchdown against the Bears was the longest rush from scrimmage for the Horned Frogs in 2010 ... scored twice with 78 yards rushing at Colorado State ... enjoyed 115 yards on 17 carries against Wyoming ... wrapped up the regular season with 77 yards, including a 44-yard scoring run, at New Mexico ... also had a 10-yard reception against the Lobos ... hauled in a season-long 33-yard reception in the Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin ... had at least one catch in seven of 13 games.
2009: Honorable-mention All-Mountain West Conference ... was the Preseason MWC Freshman of the Year who nearly captured the postseason honor as well ... took part in three of TCU's six-longest plays from scrimmage ... his 638 yards rushing ranked third on the team and sixth all-time by a TCU freshman ... averaged 6.3 yards per carry and 7.4 yards each time he touched the ball ... had four rushing touchdowns ... added three receiving scores and a 21.2 yards per catch mark on eight receptions ... all three touchdown catches were at least 21 yards in length ... ran for a career-best and TCU season-high 137 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, on 12 carries against Utah ... had a TCU season-long 64-yard run ... the 137 yards marked TCU's high game since 2007 and the first time since 2005 that a Horned Frog freshman (Aaron Brown) topped the 100-yard mark ... had a season-long 58-yard reception at Clemson to set up a score in the 14-10 win in Death Valley ... had a 28-yard scoring catch in the 38-7 victory at BYU ... it was part of a midseason stretch that saw him post a touchdown reception in three straight games ... had a 39-yard scoring grab, as part of three catches for 52 yards, in the 44-6 win over Colorado State ... ran for 86 and 77 yards in victories over UNLV and San Diego State, respectively ... had a 59-yard touchdown carry and a 21-yard scoring reception against the Rebels ... made his collegiate debut with 50 yards on 10 carries in the season-opening 30-14 win at Virginia ... ran for 63 yards in the SMU game ... placed second on TCU with 62.2 all-purpose yards per game.
2008: Redshirted in his first season on campus ... named TCU's Scout Team Offensive Most Valuable Player.
High School: Rushed for 1,309 yards and 15 touchdowns on a 6.5 per carry mark as a senior ... added nine receptions for 109 yards (12.1 average) ... ran for 851 yards and five scores his junior year ... totaled 11 catches, including a touchdown, for 117 yards ... also ran the 4x100 and 4x200 relays as well as the 100 meters for the track team.
Personal: Mother is June Gates ... major is geography.