HornedFrogBlitz.com takes a look back at the best of 2012.
Now that the 2012 season is complete, we at HornedFrogBlitz.com wanted to take a look back at season. Who'd we think was the top player on offense? Defense? What surprise player made a splash? Best game?
We take a look at each of these categories and give our votes on who ranked the best.
Offensive Player of the Year
- Josh Boyce
Boyce turned in another strong performance in 2012, even without the benefit of a seasoned quarterback. Despite the Frogs being led by a redshirt freshman at quarterback in Trevone Boykin
, Boyce still broke the Frogs' single-season reception record with 66. Two of his biggest catches came on the road at West Virginia with a 94-yard reception that helped send the game to overtime. His two-point conversion catch helped the Frogs leave Morgantown with a much needed win. Boyce capped off his 2012 campaign with a 5 catch, 91-yard effort against Michigan State.
Jeremiah Glenn - Josh Boyce
Boyce set the TCU single season record for receptions in a season with his 5 catch 91 yard performance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Michigan State. Should Boyce opt to come back to TCU instead of entering the NFL draft as a junior, the 6'0" 205 pound receiver should push his record to tough to reach heights.
Alex Apple - Josh Boyce
Boyce finished the season with 66 catches for 7 scores. While the passing game took a hit after the departure of Pachall, Boyce remained a dependable target for Trevone Boykin. He was the only receiver to break 40 catches for TCU this season, and he was a consistent threat. Boyce is one of just three players nationally to have 600 yards receiving and six touchdown catches in each of the last three seasons, and while the rest of the receiving corps was inconsistent, Boyce proved to be the offensive MVP. .
- Jason Verrett
Looking back, there wasn't a more consistent player on the Frogs' defense than Jason Verrett. Verrett simply was a lockdown corner for the Big 12 conference defensive leader. Anytime you limit Stedman Bailey
, Terrance Williams
and Kenny Stills
to a combined six catches, you're a special player. Verrett finished the season with 6 interceptions and 15 PBU, which rankeded first in the Big 12.
Glenn - Jason Verrett
This was tough because this award could just as easily have gone to Devonte Fields. Verrett was a force in the secondary and his productive season helped him land on several All-American teams. With 6 interceptions and 15 PBU, Verrett was the epitome of a shutdown corner in 2012.
Apple - Jason Verrett
Think back to how Jason Verrett, then a fresh junior college transfer, played a season ago against Baylor in Waco. Verrett was burned time and time again. The next day he considered quitting football, but Patterson told him about the potential he saw in him. One year later Verrett is one of the premier defenders in the country and an All-American. He leads what is poised to be a dominant secondary in 2013. Verrett's 6 interceptions and pivotal blocked kick against West Virginia earn him TCU's defensive MVP award. Verrett also proved this season that he could shed blocks and help defend the run as well as the pass.