Monday, January 24, 2011

Meet the Future Frogs: Chad Hedlund

TCU's first three commitments of July addressed areas of need all over the field: Travoskey Garrett in the defensive backfield, Brady Foltz on the offensive line and Austin Terry at either defensive end or linebacker. On July 27th, the Frogs addressed the future of their special teams when they received the commitment of Argyle kicker Chad Hedlund.

Hedlund, who also played quarterback for the Eagles, was the 1st Team 3A All-State kicker as both a junior and a senior. He's got a strong leg, with a career long field goal of 53 yards and getting touchbacks on his kickoffs with regularity. ESPN calls him "clutch" and makes several references in their evaluation of Hedlund to his ability to step up in pressure-packed situations.

At Argyle, Hedlund was a teammate of current TCU defensive tackle David Johnson- perhaps the Frogs have found a new talent pipeline in Denton County? The player snapping for Hedlund's field goals through his junior year at Argyle was Blake Dunham, who you P1's will recognize as the middle son of Jub-Jub himself.

Here are Hedlund's highlights:

Dave Campbell's honors the Frogs

Just saw this on Gary Patterson is on the cover of the winter edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football. It's the first time, according to my own unscientific research through my incomplete collection of magazines and wikipedia, that TCU has had the entire cover to themselves since Jim Wacker & Kenneth Davis in 1984.

Meet the Future Frogs: Austin Terry

Two days after Rose Hill, Kansas guard Brady Foltz committed to TCU bringing the Class of 2011 membership to 14, the Frogs received commitment #15 from Lago Vista defensive end Austin Terry.

One of the most exciting parts about watching Jeremy Kerley become a star at TCU was knowing that Patterson had plucked him right out of Mack Brown's backyard. That's the same case with Terry, who led Lago Vista to within one game of going to the state championship and actually played his final high school game at DKR in Austin.

Terry is listed as a defensive end, but at 6'2" 221lbs it's not hard to imagine him ending up as a linebacker. Or maybe that's just because he wore the same jersey number and the same colors that Tanner Brock did at Copperas Cove. The coaching staff will get to start the decision-making process on Terry's ultimate position early, as he's already enrolled in school and will participate in spring practice with the team. Either way, the kid just flat out gets after the ball:

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