When you first think about TCU's secondary, you think of domination. A closer look reveals that while there have been some pretty stout cornerbacks over the years, most of that dominant presence has been due to excellent safety play, especially in the Gary Patterson era.
However, there have been some good corners over the years, and here's your Top 5 (full disclosure: I fully expect my age to show here).
Honorable Mentions: Drew Coleman, Sean Thomas
5. Jeremy Modkins
Modkins benefitted greatly from playing across from one of our honorable mentions, Drew Coleman. Modkins recorded five interceptions in two seasons as a Horned Frog, and was a part of a defense that ranked in the Top 10 in the country.
4. Quincy Butler
Butler recorded seven interceptions for his career, helping TCU to its first Mountain West Conference Championship in his second season, after transferring from Tyler Junior College. Butler also recorded over 100 tackles in two season as a Frog.
3. Rafael Priest
The 50 game starter for TCU could have pushed TCU over the top, but sat out against Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl due to an injury. For his career, Priest defended 40 passes with four interceptions, which may seem a little low to place him on this list. However, he was so lockdown that the majority of the time opposing quarterbacks just didn't throw at him, opting to look for other options.
2. Jason Goss
Goss saw a substantial amount of time in his TCU career, starting more than 40 games as a Horned Frog. For his career he recorded 16 interceptions, including eight as a senior in 2002. He was also known for his ridiculous leg strength, and is on record as having performed a 700 pound squat.
1. Jason Verrett
Does much more need to be said about the best corner to ever wear the Purple and White? Verrett had nine career interceptions and 41 passes defended, most of which came in a breakout junior season that saw him pick off six passes and defend against 22. Verrett was, of course, the most recent TCU Horned Frog taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.
So what do you think? Am I right, or is my age being exposed in this exercise?