Dallas Colleges: Jimmy Young

Five Horned Frogs headed to NFL Combine

February, 8, 2011
Five former TCU standouts have been invited to the 2011 NFL Combine: Offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, quarterback Andy Dalton, defensive end Wayne Daniels and wide receivers Jeremy Kerley and Jimmy Young.

The Combine is held Feb. 23 - March 1 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

*Cannon, rated by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. as the fifth-best offensive tackle available in the 2011 NFL Draft, is a three-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and a third-team All-American in 2010.

*Dalton was the nation's leader in career wins by an active quarterback this season. He posted a 42-7 record in his four years as a starter and was a three-time bowl game most valuable player. Dalton holds every major TCU passing record and was a two-time MWC Offensive
Player of the Year. He was a finalist for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Award while being a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award. He finished ninth in Heisman Trophy voting. Dalton set TCU single-season records in 2010 with a 66.1 completion percentage and 27 touchdown passes. He threw just six interceptions.

*Daniels was a first-team All-American as he led the 2010 Horned Frogs with 14 tackles for loss and 6 1/2 sacks. Daniels and Dalton were the only two unanimous first-team All-MWC selections this season. He closed his TCU career by recording two tackles for loss among six
stops in the 21-19 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin. He opened the season with two sacks in a 30-21 victory over Oregon State.

*Kerley, a first-team All-American as a return specialist, was one of three finalists for the Paul Hornung Award. He was the MWC Special Teams Player of the Year for the second straight season and the league's first-team All-MWCreturn specialist for the third consecutive year. He was one of just two players in the nation to rank in the top 20 in punt returns (12.9 yards) and kickoff returns (27.7 yards) this season. He also led TCU with 56 receptions and 10 touchdown catches.

*Young closed his career as one of the more productive receivers in TCU history. His 2,316 receiving yards rank second on the Horned Frogs' career list, while his 147 receptions place fifth. Young's 13 touchdown receptions are tied for fifth all-time. He was a three-time All-MWC performer. In his final game at TCU, he tied a season-high with five receptions for 57 yards in the Rose Bowl victory
over Wisconsin.

It's looking like a Purple World

November, 6, 2010

What a day for the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs. Not only did they end a three-game losing streak at No. 5 Utah by dismantling and demoralizing the Utes from the start, but they also got some help in their quest to become the first non-automatic qualifier to play for the BCS national championship.

Soon after TCU (10-0, 6-0 Mountain West) walked off with its 47-7 trouncing of the Utes (8-1, 5-1), the No. 10 LSU Tigers upset the No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide 24-21, hanging a second loss on the defending champions and virtually eliminating them from this season's title race.

So who's left? The No. 1 Oregon Ducks and No. 2 Auburn Tigers both romped Saturday, and one of those two will have to lose to open the door for TCU and their non-AQ brother, the No. 4 Boise State Broncos, impressive winners over Hawaii. One-loss teams the No. 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers, slim winners over Iowa State, and the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners, who have a tough gig Saturday night in College Station, seemingly remain in the hunt. But those two could meet in the Big 12 title game and eliminate one. (UPDATE: Scratch Oklahoma, which lost to Texas A&M.)

But that's in the future. Here's a closer look at TCU's huge win in Salt Lake City courtesy of the TCU media relations department:

" Quarterback Andy Dalton has a career-high 350 yards passing. He compeleted 21 of 26 passes. His previous career best was 344 yards at Stanford in 2007.

" Jimmy Young's 11-yard third-quarter touchdown catch was the 12th of his career, tying him with Phillip Epps (1978 to '81) for seventh all time at TCU. Young's five receptions for 84 yards have moved him into fifth place all time at TCU for both receptions (136) and yards (2,161).

" On his 26-yard touchdown reception from receiver Jeremy Kerley, Bart Johnson extended his team-best and career-high streak to 32 consecutive games with a reception. The catch also pushed Johnson over 1,000 career receiving yards.

" In six Mountain West Conference games this season, TCU has outscored its opponents 236-23. The Horned Frogs have allowed just three touchdowns.

" TCU limited Utah to only 199 yards of total offense. Only one opponent in six MWC games has reached 200 yards in offense against TCU. Meanwhile, the Frogs had 558 yards of offense to surpass the 500-yard mark for the third straight game and the fifth time this season.

" The Horned Frogs held their opponent to single digits in scoring for the seventh time in 10 games this season.

" TCU allowed 148 yards passing and remains the only team in the nation not to allow an opponent to reach 200 yards in the air in a game this season.

" TCU snapped Utah’s Mountain West Conference record home winning streak at 21 games. It was also the third-longest active streak in the nation. TCU’s 19-game home winning streak is now the longest current MWC mark and third-longest in the NCAA.

" Tanner Brock’s interception and 57-yard return in the third quarter marked his first career pick. Brock set a career high with 12 tackles, topping his previous high of 11 set earlier this season against BYU.

Count it: TCU's Bart Johnson will catch it

September, 10, 2010
When talk of TCU wide receivers come up, the conversation usually starts with Jimmy Young, who is climbing the team charts for career receptions and yards, then to the explosive Jeremy Kerley and even big-play threat Antoine Hicks.

But, the model of consistency on the unit is Bart Johnson. Entering Saturday's home opener against Tennessee Tech, the steady senior has a reception in a team-best 23 straight games.

Against Oregon State, Johnson had three catches for 26 yards, including a nifty grab he made while twisting and practically picking the low throw off the turf. He and quarterback Andy Dalton clearly have gained a keen sense for one another.

"I definitely believe that," Johnson said. "As far as me and every other receiver, we've been here for five years. We've been doing a seven-on-seven in the summers for five years. We've been running a lot of the same plays for five years. It's just really neat. I know the other night when we were on the field, it's just like a sense of confidence, a kind of calmness about the group."

No. 6 TCU seeks perfection, title shot

September, 1, 2010
The TCU Horned Frogs enter the 2010 season boasting the program's highest preseason rankings -- No. 6 in the Associated Press poll and No. 7 in the coaches poll -- after reaching unprecedented heights last season in playing in the BCS Fiesta Bowl.

The Frogs couldn't finish the job against fellow BCS-buster Boise State, but it only whet their appetite for more. TCU wants a shot at a national title. To have a chance they know they'll have to sweep their 12-game regular season that starts Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium against No. 24 Oregon State.

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit joins GAC to announce that he is ready for the start of another season and gives his pick for the TCU-Oregon State game.

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The Frog file:

2009 record: 12-1 (lost to Boise State in Fiesta Bowl, 17-10)
Starters returning: 19
Offensive starters returning: 9
Defensive starters returning: 7
Special teams returning: 3

Key offensive returners: QB Andy Dalton(needs one win to pass Sammy Baugh for most wins by a TCU quarterback); T Marcus Cannon (preseason All-American, ranked by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., as third-best OT in 2011 NFL Draft); C Jake Kirkpatrick (preseason All-American); WR Jeremy Kerley(team-high 44 receptions for 532 yards last season); WR Jimmy Young(115 career receptions are eighth all-time at TCU).
Will be missed:T Marshall Newhouse; RB Joseph Turner.

Key defensive returners:NT Kelly Griffin (became first true freshman in 2007 to start under Gary Patterson); DT Cory Grant (All-MWC last season, first as starter); DE Wayne Daniels (on Lombardi Trophy watch list, all-MWC last season); LB Tank Carder (preseason All-American, top returning tackler); FS Tejay Johnson (preseason All-American, tied for team lead in '09 with three interceptions).
Will be missed: DE Jerry Hughes; LB Daryl Washington; CB Rafael Priest; CB Nick Sanders

Key special teams returners:PK Ross Evans (first-team all-MWC, 15-of-18 FGs last season); KR/PR Jeremy Kerley (Four total kicks returned for touchdowns last season).

On the rise: WR Antoine Hicks(scored 10 touchdowns on 32 touches last season); RBs Ed Wesley and Matthew Tucker(Both rushed for more than 600 yards and averaged better than 6.0 yards a carry last season); DE Stansly Maponga (could become only redsirt freshman to earn starting job for opener); CB Greg McCoy (4.32 speed, had two interceptions last season and an 81-yard kickoff return for touchdown).

Toughest schedule stretch:Oct. 16 vs. BYU; Oct. 23 vs. Air Force; Oct. 30 at UNLV; Nov. 6 at Utah.

By the numbers:
27: Seniors (tied for the lead nationally with Louisville)
12:Wins needed by 2010 seniors to become the winningest class in TCU history (a new mark has been set in each of the last two seasons)
110: Wins by Gary Patterson, to 38 losses, since Gary Patterson arrived as defensive coordinator in 1998 (10th year as head coach).