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TCU News: “it’s a true honor to get this award with so many great players before me that have held it.”

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Trevon Moehrig is still in disbelief over his Jim Thorpe Award win.

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Football:

TCU safety Atanza Vongor enters NCAA Transfer Portal | Horned Frog Blitz

The Horned Frogs are up to 10 transfers this season.

Vongor’s arrival to TCU started roughly. He was injured in fall camp and redshirted his first season on campus. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, Vongor appeared in 11 games for the Frogs as a special teams contributor. This past season he appeared in five games, again exclusively on special teams. Vongor finished his TCU career with two tackles.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pounder had a tough time cracking the two-deep for the Frogs at strong safety thanks to good play by LaKendrick Van Zandt and Nook Bradford. The Frogs are looking to add two more safeties in their 2021 recruiting class; at the moment they have one signee.

TCU center Kellton Hollins announces he will enter transfer portal | Dallas News

Just one of the best humans you’ll find.

Hollins played in seven of the Frogs 10 games this season including one start against West Virginia.

What made Hollins a standout player was not necessarily what he did on the field but what he did off of it. He was passionate about making a difference at TCU and leaving his mark on the campus which he did by heading a project where the words “END RACISM” were painted outside of TCU’s football and basketball stadiums. He invited students, faculty and staff to sign their names on the mural.

He was named to the 2020 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 and in 2019 he was a semifinalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award.

TCU safety Trevon Moehrig was in disbelief when he won Paycom Jim Thorpe Award | Horned Frog Blitz

Moehrig is just the best.

“I thought man, this is crazy, I can’t even believe I’m a semifinalist,” he said. “You play football when you’re a young kid and see guys get this award and man it’s just a dream come true. I couldn’t believe it; it’s a true honor to get this award with so many great players before me that have held it.”

A day after being named the Thorpe Award winner, Moehrig was still in a state of disbelief when he met with media on a Zoom call the next day to discuss not only winning the award, but becoming the first TCU player to do so.

“It’s just unbelievable. I thought about it and I still can’t believe it,” Moehrig said. “Seeing those guys before me, it’s just an honor to even be on the same list as them. I just can’t thank this program enough, the coaches, the players, the support staff, they had a big part in my success and I couldn’t have done it alone.”

Basketball:

5 things to know about TCU guard Mike Miles: Lancaster star making impact as a freshman | Dallas News

Miles has been a bright light through a tough stretch.

Double-digit scorer

One way Miles is similar to Bane is that he loves to shoot from behind the 3-point line, and he’s pretty good at it. Miles leads TCU in 3-pointers made with 22 on 55 attempts (40%).

Miles has also scored in double figures in 10 of the 13 games the Frogs have played so far. At 13.8 points per game, Miles is the team’s second-leading scorer behind RJ Nembhard (17.8)

Team player

Miles makes his presence known when he is on the court. If he is not shooting the ball, he is most likely setting up the play for his teammates to take the shot. Miles ranks second on the team with 44 assists, again behind Nembhard (47).