Football Well Represented with 2015 Postseason Honors


Feb. 15, 2016


FORT WORTH, Texas -- Twenty-six TCU football student-athletes received postseason honors in the 2015 campaign.

The Horned Frogs finished 11-2 for their eighth 11-win season in the last 11 years.

TCU, after its 47-41 triple-overtime victory over Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl, closed the year ranked seventh in season-ending polls by the Associated Press and Amway USA Today Coaches. The Horned Frogs have finished in the top 10 in back-to-back seasons and five times in the last eight years. In 15 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU has posted six top-10 finishes and 10 in the top 25.

Wide receiver Josh Doctson was recognized by the NCAA as a unanimous consensus first-team All-American. He gave TCU a consensus All-American for the second straight season and fifth time in eight years.

The Horned Frogs return 18 starters (11 defensive, 7 offensive) in 2016. The total includes six starters who suffered season-ending injuries last season.

2015 TCU Football Postseason Honors
Luke Benuska, OT
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Matt Boggs, SN
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Trevone Boykin, QB
*Second-Team All-American, Walter Camp
*Honorable-Mention All-American, SI.com
*Second-Team All-Big 12
*Second-Team Associated Press All-Big 12
*Davey O'Brien Award Finalist
*Manning Award Finalist
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Finalist
*Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist
*Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalist
*Maxwell Award Semifinalist
*NFL Combine
*NFLPA Game
*Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, vs. West Virginia
*Manning Award Star of the Week, vs. West Virginia
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, vs. Kansas State
*Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, vs. Kansas State
*Manning Award Star of the Week, vs. Kansas State
*Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Final 15
*Manning Award Star of the Week, vs. Texas
*FWAA AutoNation National Offensive Player of the Week, vs. Texas Tech
*Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, vs. Texas Tech
*Manning Award Star of the Week, vs. Texas Tech
*Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, vs. Texas Tech
*Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week, vs. SMU

Bryson Burtnett, SN
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Josh Carraway, DE
*First-Team All-Big 12
*Second-Team Associated Press All-Big 12

Josh Doctson, WR
*Unanimous Consensus First-Team All-American
*First-Team All-American, Walter Camp
*First-Team All-American, Associated Press
*First-Team All-American, FWAA
*First-Team All-American, Sporting News
*First-Team All-American, AFCA
*First-Team All-American, Phil Steele
*First-Team All-American, USA Today
*First-Team All-American, SI.com
*First-Team All-American, CBSSports.com
*First-Team All-Big 12
*First-Team Associated Press All-Big 12
*Biletnikoff Award Finalist
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Finalist
*Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalist
*Maxwell Award Semifinalist
*NFL Combine
*Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, vs. Texas Tech
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, vs. Texas Tech
*Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, vs. Texas Tech

Michael Downing, S
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Brady Foltz, OG
*Second-Team Associated Press All-Big 12

Aaron Green, TB
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
*Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist
*Senior Bowl

Travin Howard, LB
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
*Valero Alamo Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player

Joey Hunt, C
*First-Team All-Big 12
*First-Team Associated Press All-Big 12
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12
*AFCA Good Works Team, Nominee
*Senior CLASS Award, Candidate

Denzel Johnson, S
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12

Buck Jones, TE
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Derrick Kindred, S
*Honorable-Mention All-American, SI.com
*First-Team All-Big 12
*First-Team Associated Press All-Big 12
*NFL Combine

Bram Kohlhausen, QB
*All-Bowl Team, Associated Press
*Valero Alamo Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player

Kolby Listenbee, WR
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
*NFL Combine

Dominic Merka, TE
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Patrick Morris, OG
*First-Team Academic All-Big 12

Joseph Noteboom, OT
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Jaden Oberkrom, PK
*Second-Team All-American, FWAA
*Second-Team All-American, Phil Steele
*First-Team Associated Press All-Big 12
*Second-Team All-Big 12
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12
*Lou Groza Award Semifinalist
*NFL Combine
*Lou Groza Award Star of the Week, vs. Kansas
*Semifinalist, NFF William V. Campbell Trophy
*Lou Groza Award Star of the Week, vs. Minnesota

Gary Patterson, Head Coach
*Bobby Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week, vs. Baylor

Davion Pierson, DT
*First-Team All-Big 12

Ty Summers, LB
*Honorable-Mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year
*Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, vs. Baylor
*Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, vs. Baylor
*Second-Team Academic All-Big 12

Mike Tuaua, DE
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12

KaVontae Turpin, WR/PR/KR
*Freshman All-American, FWAA (Kickoff Returner)
*True Freshman All-American, 247Sports.com (All-Purpose)
*Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Return Specialist)
*Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, vs. Oklahoma State
*Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week, vs. Texas
*Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, vs. Texas

Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT
*Second-Team All-Big 12
*Second-Team Associated Press All-Big 12
*NFL Combine

Montrel Wilson, LB
*True Freshman All-American, ESPN.com


 

 

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