Wednesday, July 9, 2008

LT Named to Sun Bowl Anniversary Team


TCU defeated USC, 28-19, in 1998 game July 8, 2008 EL PASO, Texas -- Former TCU standout and current National Football League star LaDainian Tomlinson has been named to the 75th Anniversary All-Sun Bowl Team. Tomlinson made the squad as a kick returner. He contributed to TCU's 28-19 victory over USC in the 1998 contest. It was the Horned Frogs' first bowl win in 41 years, dating back to a 28-27 victory over Jim Brown and Syracuse in the 1957 Cotton Bowl. In addition to 91 yards on kickoff returns, Tomlinson added 30 yards rushing to go with a 25-yard reception. The future NFL Most Valuable Player was in his sophomore season with the Frogs. TCU totaled 314 yards on the ground while holding the Trojans to a Sun Bowl-record minus-23 yards rushing. It was also the lowest total in USC history.

2008 Schedule Poster

...and there ya go. I'm definitely into the new marketing style... treacherous stuff. Do I wish they'd put Henson on it? Yes, but we all know RH51 likes playing the role of the ill respected sleeping giant. Perhaps the marketing department was aware of this? Anyway, apparently they have them at the ticket office so we should all pick a couple up and spread the wealth. Go Frogs!

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Belive it or not, a kicker did make the list. The 1995 AP First Team All American was by far one of the top kickers in the history of TCU. After the end of the 95' season he was awarded with the Lou Groza award for the nation's best place kicker.

He holds the records for the longest field goal in TCU history (57 yards in 1996), career PAT percentage (.989) and consecutive PATs in a career (79). He is third on the all time points scored in a career (259), second in points by kicking for a career (259), second in field goals for a career (57), and tied for second in field goals for a season (23).

Now that that is over, the next on the list racked up 16 100 yard games during his career.

Hodge Named to Thorpe Award Watch

BigPurpleNation.com has learned that star TCU safety Stephen Hodge has been named to the elite Watch List for the 2008 Jim Thorpe Award, an award presented each year to the nation's top defensive back.
Hodge has also been named to the Watch List for the 2008 Bronco Nagurski Trophy, which honors the nation's best defensive player.

A preseason All-America pick, Hodge was named to the All Mountain West Conference team in 2007 after leading the nation in sacks by a defensive back with eight sacks. The senior from Tatum, Texas was also among the Horned Frogs' team leaders in tackles, tackles for a loss, and pass break-ups last season.

Hodge was named to the All-Texas team earlier this summer by Dave Campbell's Texas Football, which also named the TCU star the Best Defensive Back in the State of Texas.

Sorry for the lack of content the last week, I was in Navarre Beach, Florida on vacation with no internet connection and I refused to go to McDonalds and use their wifi.