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TCU Football Countdown: 19 Days

We break in to the teens to meet two sophomores who are ready to stop lining up against each other and put the pads on for real.

You have to go WAYYYYY back to find a pic of #19 - Pat Batteaux was GP's first Bowl Game QB!
You have to go WAYYYYY back to find a pic of #19 - Pat Batteaux was GP's first Bowl Game QB!
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Cyd Calvin might not have the name recognition of his high school and current teammate Anthony Texada, who he has played opposite of for several seasons now, but he is hoping to change that in 2015. A redshirt sophomore corner, Calvin played in nine games for the Frogs last year, recording his lone tackle of the season against Texas on Thanksgiving. Rated the #7 corner in Texas coming out of Centennial High School in Frisco, the 6'1 Calvin was a three star prospect who chose the Frogs over Wake Forest, Colorado State, and several smaller programs. A special teams ace in HS, Calvin has the tools to succeed on the collegiate level - namely sub 4.5 speed and a 34" vertical. While he was not listed in the three deep at corner coming out of the spring, the banged up nature of the TCU D this fall will give him a chance to make a name for himself, and possibly earn some snaps on that side of the ball in 19 days.

The #19 across the ball from Calvin and co is wide receiver Travis Hanes - a former high school QB who is a redshirt sophomore as well. The 5'11" receiver saw action in five games in 2014, but faces an uphill battle for snaps in 2015 with the overall depth and quality at that particular position.

A first-team all-district player for Stratford High School in Houston, the QB was a Dave Campbell top 300 recruit and an all-district scholar. But despite the accolades that piled up, he was under recruited, and is a potential hidden gem for TCU in their quest to have the deepest, and most talented wide receiver group in the conference.

We are in to the teens; it's so close, you can almost feel the contact!