TCU Football Roster Losses Hit Seven, Likely To Head Higher

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 28: Ed Wesley #34 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs during a game against the BYU Cougars at Cowboys Stadium on October 28, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The TCU Horned Frogs defeated the BYU Cougars 38-28. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
As we head into the summer of 2012 and look back at the spring we just completed, you can't help but feel a little queezy about the team that is emerging from the rubble. Overall, it has been confirmed that Gary Patterson and TCU are losing seven players, four from the early spring drug bust and three recently due to grades and family reasons. We will likely hear more soon about at least one additional player. Before these losses, depth was a concern. Now, you can't help but think that this weakness has turned into a real problem, one that will need to get sorted out quickly in fall practice.

TCU Football Players Not Returning
Tanner Brock- Played in every game in 2009 as a freshman, started every game in 2010 and lead TCU in tackles. Was injured in first quarter of Baylor game in 2011. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

Deryck Gildon- Appeared in every game of 2011 as a freshman, totaled 21 tackles. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Rumored to be lost for 2012 due to grades, this has NOT been confirmed but has been publicly alluded to.

Ty Horn- Played in eight games in 2010, ten games in 2011 including one start. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

David Johnson***- Redshirted in 2010, played in 12 games in 2011 including nine starts. Totaled 28 tackles, seven for a loss and three sacks. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. DJ reportedly suffered an injury during spring practice that might have been serious enough to keep him out through 2012, no word on his current status.

Devin Johnson- Played in four games in 2009, did not play in 2010, played in all games in 2011. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

Carter Wall***- Redshirted as a freshman in 2011, was likely going to be in the running to start as a freshman in 2012. Rumored to be lost for 2012 due to grades, this has not been confirmed.

Nykiren Wellington- Played in two games as a redshirt freshman, would likely have provided depth at the tackle position for TCU in 2012. Nykiren is transferring to Trinity Valley Community College.

Ed Wesley- Played in every game in 2009, 2010 and ten games in 2011. Totaled almost 2500 yards in his TCU career, 24 total touchdowns. Was a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award in 2010. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Left TCU for "family reasons" after spring 2012.

D.J. Yendrey- Played in every game in 2009 and 2010, started in 12 of 13 games of 2011, totaled three sacks and 5 1/2 for a loss. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

For those playing at home, that is seven likely starters and two more providing depth at a crucial position for TCU (offensive line). Enjoy your BBQ everybody!

***Yet to be confirmed.

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