POSITION BREAKDOWN: Cornerbacks

Torrey Stewart is one of three returning corners expected to play a key role in the Frogs' secondary.

Torrey Stewart is one of three returning corners expected to play a key role in the Frogs' secondary.

Aug. 17, 2007


Despite starting a pair of redshirt freshmen (Rafael Priest and Nick Sanders) in all 13 games last year, TCU allowed just nine touchdown passes to tie for the fifth-lowest total in the nation. Sanders (5-10, 174, So.), an honorable-mention Freshman All-American, tied for sixth in the MWC with 10 passes defended. He had three interceptions on the year, including one returned for a touchdown in a 31-17 win at Army. Priest (5-10, 163, So.) had a team-best nine pass break-ups. Torrey Stewart (5-11, 175, Sr.) came out of spring drills as the starter opposite Sanders. A junior college transfer, Stewart played very well at the close of last season. He posted an interception in each of the final three games.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
"The TCU secondary is more experienced, especially at cornerback where two redshirt freshmen started all 13 games." - Phil Steele's 2007 College Football Preview

"Cornerbacks Rafael Priest and Nick Sanders return after excellent seasons as redshirt freshmen." - The Sporting News

BY THE NUMBERS:
1 - Honorable-mention Freshman All-Americans (Nick Sanders) last season

2 - Interceptions returned for touchdowns (Nick Sanders, Torrey Stewart) in 2006

3 - Consecutive games Torrey Stewart has recorded an interception

5 - Picks by Alex Ibiloye in his senior year at South Garland High School

9 - Team-high nine pass breakups by Rafael Priest last season, a total that surpassed TCU's 2005 top mark of eight shared by All-MWC selections and NFL signees Quincy Butler, Drew Coleman and Jeremy Modkins

 

 


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