SI.com Tabs Pachall And McCoy All-Americans
Dec. 13, 2011
NEW YORK -- SI.com has named TCU quarterback Casey Pachall and kickoff returner Greg McCoy honorable-mention All-Americans.
Pachall is seventh nationally in passing efficiency (161.7). He is the highest ranked non-senior or junior. The sophomore from Brownwood, Texas, has completed 67.8 percent of his passes, on pace to break Andy Dalton's TCU single-season record of 66.1 from last year.
Pachall has thrown for 2,715 yards with 24 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He needs 10 completions and 143 yards passing in the Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl to break Dalton's single-season TCU marks in both categories. Pachall is three touchdown passes shy of tying Dalton's record of 27 from last season.
Pachall was the Walter Camp National Player of the Week after throwing for 473 yards, second-most in TCU history, while tying a TCU record with five touchdown passes in a 36-35 win at No. 5 Boise State. His 2-point pass to Josh Boyce with 1:05 to play provided the Horned Frogs with the go-ahead points in the game.
McCoy, the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year, received first-team All-America honors last week from CBSSports.com and Yahoo! Sports.
A graduate student from Dallas, McCoy ranks fourth nationally with his average of 31.6 yards on 29 returns. None of the three players ahead of McCoy have more than 18 attempts. McCoy has two touchdowns on the season, going 94 yards versus Louisiana-Monroe and 99 against UNLV. He set a TCU single-game record with 229 kickoff return yards at Baylor.
McCoy is the first Horned Frog since Cory Rodgers in 2005 to return two kickoffs for scores in the same season. McCoy's 99- and 94-yard touchdowns are the second- and third-longest in 11 seasons under Gary Patterson as head coach, surpassed only by Rodgers' 100-yard return at BYU in 2005.
McCoy's three career kickoff returns for touchdowns are tied with LaTarence Dunbar (1999-02) for first all-time at TCU. McCoy is one of just four Horned Frogs to have three total kick returns for a score in a career.