Fifteen Horned Frogs Receive All-Big 12 Recognition



Dec. 9, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas - Fifteen TCU football players have received All-Big 12 recognition, including five first-team selections, from the conference head coaches.

Defensive end Josh Carraway, wide receiver Josh Doctson, center Joey Hunt, safety Derrick Kindred and defensive tackle Davion Pierson were first-team picks.

The Horned Frogs were represented on the second team by quarterback Trevone Boykin, place-kicker Jaden Oberkrom and offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

Receiving honorable-mention accolades were tailback Aaron Green, linebacker Travin Howard, safety Denzel Johnson, wide receiver Kolby Listenbee, defensive end Mike Tuaua and return specialst KaVontae Turpin. Linebacker Ty Summers was honorable mention for Defensive Freshman of the Year.

Carraway tops TCU with eight sacks and three fumble recoveries, including a 56-yard touchdown return in a win over Baylor. He also had a sack and forced fumble in the game. The junior from Flower Mound, Texas, tied a career high with 2 1/2 sacks at Oklahoma.

Doctson, a first-team USA Today All-American and finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, leads the nation with 132.7 receiving yards per game. He is the only player in the country to rank in the top 6 in receiving yards per game, receptions per game (7.9) and touchdown catches (14). He has 79 receptions for 1,327 yards. He has joined two-time Biletnikoff Award winner Michael Crabtree from Texas Tech as the only players in the last 20 years to have six straight games with at least 100 yards receiving and multiple touchdown catches.

Hunt was a second-team All-Big 12 selection last season. He is the anchor of the Horned Frogs' offensive line, helping pave the way for the nation's third-ranked attack (564.3 yards per game).

Kindred is second on TCU with 79 tackles to go with two interceptions. His 60-yard pick six at Kansas State ignited TCU's second-half rally from an 18-point deficit for the victory.

Pierson closed the regular season with a career-high 13 tackles, including 3 1/2 for loss with a sack, against Baylor. His fumble recovery in the final minute preserved the win at Kansas State. The four-year starter has made 39 career starts, second among active Horned Frogs (Boykin, 40).

No. 11 TCU will face No. 15 Oregon Jan. 2 in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.


 

 

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