Verrett Named a Walter Camp All-American
Dec. 12, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- TCU cornerback Jason Verrett has been named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Verrett, a second-team pick last season, is TCU's fifth Walter Camp All-America selection in the last six seasons, joining defensive end Jerry Hughes (2008-09), safety Tejay Johnson (2010) and center Jake Kirkpatrick (2010).
Verrett, ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 1 player in the Big 12, was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist and Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist. He has been invited to the Senior Bowl.
In his final game as a Horned Frog, Verrett limited Antwan Goodley, Baylor's leading receiver, to just one catch for 12 yards. Verrett also broke up two passes in the process.
Earlier this season, Verrett held Texas Tech's Eric Ward, who has 72 receptions, without a catch for the entire game. Goodley and Ward are two of the Big 12's top-five receivers. When lined up against LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., Verrett allowed just one reception. He totaled seven stops, including a sack, while adding three pass breakups versus LSU.
Despite not many balls being thrown his way this season, Verrett is second in the Big 12 and tied for seventh nationally with 1.5 passes defended per game (two interceptions, 14 pass breakups). Since the start of the 2012 season, he tops the nation with 38 passes defended (eight interceptions, 30 pass breakups).
A Fairfield, Calif., native, Verrett totaled 39 tackles, including 3 1/2 for loss, with a sack and forced fumble this season.