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Pachall on O'Brien and Boyce on Biletnikoff Award Watch Lists

TCU players continue to show up on college football award watch lists. Today is no different. Casey Pachall has been named to the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List. Pachall is also on the on the Maxwell Award Watch List.

Josh Boyce has been named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, recognizing the nation's top wide receiver.

From TCU Media Relations:

Boyce, a first-team all-conference selection last season, led TCU with 61 receptions for 998 yards and nine touchdowns. He was two yards shy of just the second 1,000-yard season in TCU history (Reggie Harrell, 1,012 yards, 2003). Boyce's 61 receptions tied for the third most in a season by a Horned Frog.

A junior from Copperas Cove, Texas, Boyce had a career-high 163 yards and three touchdowns on five receptions in a 36-35 win at Boise State. His 2-point catch with 1:05 remaining provided the Horned Frogs' go-ahead points in the game. He had a career-high nine catches for 96 yards in the season opener at Baylor, marking the most receptions by a Horned Frog in a contest since 2005 (Cory Rodgers, 10, at Oklahoma).

Boyce's 15 career touchdown catches in just two seasons have him tied for fourth on TCU's career list and are just three shy of the top spot (17, Rodgers, 2003-05; Mike Renfro, 17, 1974-77).

Pachall, set TCU single-season records last year for completions (228), completion percentage (66.5) and passing yards (2,921), while his 25 touchdown passes placed second behind only Dalton (27, 2010).

Pachall ranked 12th nationally, and third among non-juniors and seniors, in passing efficiency with a 157.98 rating in 2011. He was the Walter Camp National Player of the Week after career-high totals of 473 yards passing (24-of-37) and five touchdowns in a 36-35 win at No. 5 Boise State. The 473 yards passing were the most by a TCU quarterback in the 11-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson and the second-best total in school history. The five touchdown passes tied a TCU single-game record shared by three others.