It’s an interesting headline, and an even more curious lede, for an article that actually does a good job of weighing the pros and cons of a move such as this, while giving us insight into what held Chris Del Conte back from making these decisions.
Del Conte was also skittish about proposing a no-pass out policy for fear that it would deter fans from coming to the game at all. He wanted to create a destination at Amon G. Carter Stadium as a place to be. The party scene at a TCU home football game, especially since it joined the Big 12, is fun.
The 14 players getting a shot in NFL camps is a record for one class at TCU, just beating out the 2010 crew.
The 14 players eclipses the previous high of 13 drafted or signed from the 2010 team that went 13-0 and won the Rose Bowl. The 2010 had five drafted players, including quarterback Andy Dalton and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon.
TCU has 35 active players in the NFL. During Gary Patterson’s 17-year tenure, 45 players have been drafted and 114 players have worked in NFL camps. TCU players have a contract with 20 of the 32 NFL teams, including the Buffalo Bills, who have five former Frogs on the roster: Jerry Hughes (Class of 2010), Marshall Newhouse (2010), Jeremy Kerley (2011), Aaron Green (2016), and Mat Boesen (2017).
Never too early to start thinking about it...I guess. The piece suggests that two guys will probably declare early: Darius Anderson and Ross Blacklock. The other three draftees? Ben Banogu, Ty Summers, and L.J. Collier.
Ty Summers is like a Cracker Barrel -- he does everything well. A versatile athlete, TCU has resisted the urge to move him over to defensive end. Twice. While he certainly won’t be the first linebacker off the board in 2019, he is a solid bet to be taken in the mid- to later-rounds, giving himself an opportunity to play onto a NFL roster.
Jason Phillips, Adrianne Ross, Vigil Hodge, Mike Keathley, Brashant Carter, and Simpson Degrate are the six TCU athletes being inducted this year.
Six legendary TCU athletes, including former All-Conference linebacker Jason Phillips, make up the 51st class of the TCU Letterman’s Association Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony and banquet is scheduled for Sept. 27 at TCU’s Brown-Lupton University Union.