2014 Preview: Competition Keys Quarterback Position

Aug. 10, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas -- GoFrogs.com continues its preview of the 2014 TCU football team with a look at the quarterbacks.

Trevone Boykin (6-2, 205, Jr.) entered fall camp atop the depth chart at quarterback.

Boykin was second on TCU last season in passing yards (1,198) and rushing yards (313) while tying for fourth in receptions (26).

Boykin was the first Horned Frog in history and the only player in the nation last season with a 100-yard rushing, 100-yard receiving and 200-yard passing game.

A Dallas, Texas, native, Boykin also became the first player in TCU history to lead the Horned Frogs in passing yards (133) and receptions (3) in the same game during a 38-17 win over Southeastern Louisiana. With his 101 yards rushing at Texas Tech, Boykin was the first TCU quarterback since 1987 to run for 100 yards.

Boykin's career-best 11 receptions, for 100 yards, against West Virginia were the most by a Horned Frog in 13 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson. In the 21-17 win at Iowa State, Boykin became the first Horned Frog with three rushing touchdowns in a game since 2009. The following week, he ran for a score, threw for another and contributed four receptions at Kansas State.

Boykin completed 59.7 percent of his passes last season with seven touchdowns.

Zach Allen (6-3, 194, RFr.), from Temple, Texas, was an early enrollee last spring who redshirted in 2013. He closed the spring in a second-team position on the depth chart.

Newcomers Matt Joeckel (6-5, 237, Sr.), Grayson Muehlstein (6-4, 210, Fr.) and Foster Sawyer (6-5, 220, Fr.) arrived on campus in the summer to join the quarterback mix.

Joeckel is a transfer from Texas A&M who already has his college degree. He saw action in five games, including one start, for the Aggies last season. He completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 293 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

A standout at Arlington High School, Joeckel threw for nearly 6,900 yards and 72 touchdowns in his prep career.

Muehlstein, from Decatur, Texas, was ranked as the No. 4 quarterback in Texas and No. 31 nationally last year. He earned District 9-3A Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player honors as a senior.

Sawyer was the Star-Telegram Player of the Year. The Fort Worth native completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 2,867 yards with 48 touchdowns and just two interceptions as a senior for All Saints' Episcopal School. He was the No. 2 quarterback prospect in Texas and No. 13 nationally by Scout.com.


1 - Players nationally (Trevone Boykin) last season to have a 100-yard rushing game, 100-yard receiving game and 200-yard passing game

4 - Touchdown passes by Trevone Boykin in consecutive games against Baylor and Texas Tech in 2012, making him the only quarterback in TCU history to throw for four scores in back-to-back contests

6 - Touchdown passes by Foster Sawyer in the 2012 state title game for All Saints' Episcopal School

72 - Career touchdown passes by Matt Joeckel during his days at Arlington High School

520 - Yards passing by TCU co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie in his final collegiate game, a mark that still ranks as a Holiday Bowl record



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