4 Horned Frogs Tabbed Preseason All-Big 12

Nick Orr
July 12, 2017

IRVING, Texas -- Four TCU players have been selected by media to the Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team.

Receiving honors were linebacker Travin Howard, safety Nick Orr, center Austin Schlottmann and return specialist KaVontae Turpin.

Howard, a first-team All-Big 12 selection last season, led the conference and was ninth nationally with 130 tackles. It ranked third for a single season under Gary Patterson as head coach. Howard, a senior from Longview, Texas, became just the second Horned Frog in 16 years under Patterson to have back-to-back campaigns with at least 100 tackles (Martin Patterson, 2003-04).

A second-team All-Big 12 pick in 2016 and senior from DeSoto, Texas, Orr has started all 26 games the last two seasons. He had a team-high four interceptions to go with 86 tackles last year.

Schlottmann earned second-team All-Big 12 honors last season. The senior from Brenham, Texas, did not allow a sack and surrendered just one quarterback pressure in 752 snaps. He started all 11 games he appeared in.

Turpin was a two-time Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week in 2016. He averaged 28.4 yards per kickoff return and 12.5 on punt returns. The junior from Monroe, La., was leading the nation in all-purpose yards per game last season before being sidelined by injury. He had a career-high 295 all-purpose yards against Arkansas and averaged 14.9 yards per touch a year ago.



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