HornedFrogBlitz.com continues our countdown of of TCU impact players.
TCU 2012 Top Impact Players
With the start of the 2012 season just days away when the Frogs report to camp on August 6th, HFB.com takes a look at the top 11 impact players that are vital to the Frogs success in their inaugural season in the Big 12.
At #7 on the list is sophomore safety, Jonathan Anderson. As a RS freshman last year, Anderson was one of the top reserve players on the team. Showing a nose for the ball, the hard hitting safety will have to elevate his game even more this year as a starter.
#7 Jonathan Anderson
Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 212
2011 stats: 49 tackles - 35 solo, 14 assisted. 10 special teams tackles. 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR
Best game of 2011: vs. BYU (Cowboy Stadium) – 17 total tackles (10 solo, 7 assisted)
Accolades: Honorable-mention Mountain West
What makes Anderson an impact player?
In a Gary Patterson defense, you better have safeties that can play. At 6'3" and 212 pounds, Jonathan Anderson brings a reputation with him. He loves to hit and he's good at it. Coming off of a season where he contributed in a big was as a reserve; Anderson will be called on in 2012 to be one of the defensive leaders. Gone is the senior laden defensive backfield from a year ago but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Anderson leads an athletic group of young safeties that have high expectations. He'll be counted on to lead by example and with his skill set; he could help lay the groundwork for a strong season from the TCU secondary. In TCU's 2011 showdown with BYU at Cowboy Stadium, Anderson gave Frog fans a glimpse of his potential. He was all over the field that day and the Cougars were happy to see #41 walk the other direction when the game had ended. If TCU wants to reach their lofty goals in 2012, Jonathan Anderson will have to be a major force on the defensive side of the ball.
Tracking the list…
11. Jon Lewis
10. Jason Verrett
9. Tayo Fabuluje
8. Matthew Tucker
7. Jonathan Anderson
Who will be next at #6? Stay logged on to HornedFrogBlitz.com to find out!