36 Football Players Received 2017 Accolades


Mat Boesen
Jan. 24, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Thirty-six TCU football student-athletes as well as head coach Gary Patterson received various accolades during the 2017 season.

Defensive end Mat Boesen earned first-team All-America honors from Sports Illustrated. He gave TCU a first-team All-American for the third time in four years and sixth time in 10 seasons.

The Horned Frogs, who earned a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, finished 11-3 for their ninth 11-win campaign in the last 13 seasons and 10th in 15 years.

TCU was ranked ninth in season-ending Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls. TCU is one of just five programs nationally to finish in the top 10 in at least three of the last four seasons. The Horned Frogs have also placed in the top 10 six times in the last 10 years.

The Horned Frogs return 11 starters, including six on defense, next season.

TCU opens the 2018 campaign with a Sept. 1 home game versus Southern. TCU will then travel to SMU Sept. 8 before facing Ohio State Sept. 15 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

2017 TCU Football Accolades
Isaiah Alexander, CB
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Garrett Altman, OG
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Darius Anderson, RB
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
*Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, vs. Oklahoma State
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week, vs. Oklahoma State
*Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, vs. Oklahoma State

Ben Banogu, DE
*Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year
*First-Team All-Big 12
*First-Team AP All-Big 12
*Honorable-Mention Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year

Corey Bethley, DT
*True Freshman All-America Team, 247Sports

Ross Blacklock, DT
*Freshman All-American, FWAA
*Big 12 Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year

Mat Boesen, DE
*First-Team All-American, Sports Illustrated
*Third-Team All-American, Associated Press
*Third-Team All-American, Phil Steele
*Honorable-Mention All-American, SB Nation
*First-Team All-Big 12
*First-Team AP All-Big 12
*Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, vs. Baylor
*Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, vs. Baylor

Cole Bunce, PK
*Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team

Daythan Davis, TE
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Paka Davis, FB
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Davis Devereaux, LB
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Michael Downing Jr., S
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Trey Elliott, OG
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Robbie Fuelling, WR
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Jeff Gladney, CB
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12

Ryan Graf, PK
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Brandon Hatfield, PK
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Kyle Hicks, RB
*NFL Combine

Kenny Hill, QB
*NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
*Valero Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP
*Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist
*Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll, vs. Baylor
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll, vs. Kansas
*Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, vs. West Virginia
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll, vs. West Virginia
*Davey O’Brien Award Quarterback of the Week, vs. Oklahoma State
*Manning Award Star of the Week, vs. SMU
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Honor Roll, vs. SMU

Travin Howard, LB
*Valero Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP
*First-Team All-Big 12
*Second-Team AP All-Big 12
*Honorable-Mention Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

Cole Hunt, TE
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Garrett Kaufman, LB
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Patrick Morris, C
*NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
*AP All-Bowl Team
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12
*William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist

Grayson Muehlstein, QB
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Joseph Noteboom, OT
*NFL Combine
*Reese's Senior Bowl
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Adam Nunez, P
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12
*Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, vs. West Virginia

Nick Orr, S
*First-Team All-Big 12
*Second-Team AP All-Big 12

Gary Patterson, Head Coach
*Honorable-Mention Big 12 Coach of the Year
*Bobby Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week, vs. Oklahoma State

Matt Pryor, OL
*NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
*Second-Team All-Big 12
*Second-Team AP All-Big 12

Jalen Reagor, WR
*True Freshman All-America Team, 247Sports
*Big 12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year

Austin Schlottmann, OG
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12

Jonathan Song, PK
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Ty Summers, LB
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Ranthony Texada, CB
*Fourth-Team All-American, Phil Steele
*Honorable-Mention All-American, SB Nation
*First-Team All-Big 12
*First-Team AP All-Big 12

KaVontae Turpin, WR/KR/PR
*Honorable-Mention All-American, SB Nation (KR/PR)
*First-Team All-Big 12 (KR/PR)
*First-Team AP All-Big 12 (All-Purpose)
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (WR)
*Honorable-Mention Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year
*Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, vs. Kansas

Taj Williams, WR
*Tropical Bowl (Offensive MVP)

Patrick Zeller, WR
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

 

 

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