Three More Frogs Headed To NFL Camps

Kelly Griffin

Kelly Griffin

July 27, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Three more TCU football players have received National Football League free-agent contracts, putting 11 members of the Horned Frogs' 2010 senior class in NFL training camps this summer.

Former tight end Evan Frosch is headed to the Cleveland Browns, defensive lineman Kelly Griffin to the San Diego Chargers and wide receiver Bart Johnson to the Cincinnati Bengals.

TCU had five draft picks this year to go with six free-agent signees.

ESPN.com recently ranked TCU No. 1 in the nation for developing NFL talent. In his 10 seasons as the Horned Frogs' head coach, Gary Patterson has had 29 players drafted with 59 in NFL camps.

Frosch was a four-year starter and two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection.

Griffin remains the lone true freshman to start in the Patterson head coaching era. He was a four-year letterman at nose tackle. Griffin joins former TCU offensive tackle Nic Richmond on the Chargers' roster.

Johnson, a second-team Academic All-American in 2010, was one of just three Horned Frogs to play in all 52 games the last four seasons. He came to TCU as a walk-on before earning a scholarship and totaled 85 receptions in his career. His 23-yard touchdown catch in the Rose Bowl provided TCU's first points of the game. He later helped seal the 21-19 victory over Wisconsin by recovering an onside kick in the final two minutes.

Now a Bengal, Johnson will again be a teammate of former Horned Frog signal caller Andy Dalton.

2010 TCU Seniors in NFL Training Camps
Marcus Cannon (OT, fifth-round pick, New England Patriots)
Andy Dalton (QB, second-round pick, Cincinnati Bengals)
Evan Frosch (TE, free agent, Cleveland Browns)
Kelly Griffin (NT, free agent, San Diego Chargers)
Bart Johnson (WR, free agent, Cincinnati Bengals)
Colin Jones (S, sixth-round pick, San Francisco 49ers)
Jeremy Kerley (WR, fifth-round pick, New York Jets)
Jake Kirkpatrick (C, free agent, Indianapolis Colts)
Jason Teague (CB, free agent, Houston Texans)
Malcolm Williams (CB, seventh-round pick, New England Patriots)
Jimmy Young (WR, free agent, Chicago Bears)

 

 


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