Sep 19, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) during the game against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Trevone Boykin, quarterback
It’s crazy to think that Boykin has gone from a player not good enough to play the quarterback position to a Heisman candidate in just two seasons. But that’s exactly what he has done.
He was lining up at wide receiver in 2013. In that season Boykin caught 26 passes. Patterson knew he was good athlete, but not good enough to play under center.
With the quarterback job up for grabs, Boykin dedicated himself to the position and worked on his throwing mechanics in the offseason. The hard work paid off as he threw for 3,900 yards and 33 touchdowns to 10 interceptions in 2014. He became a valuable weapon on offense, both with his arm and legs.
Boykin rushed for more than 700 yards last season and he is second on the team in rushing this season. He is the ideal duel-threat quarterback.
The last duel-threat quarterback Texas faced was Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire. He torched the Longhorns through the air while picking his spots to run. Bedford will have to pick his poison when squaring off with Boykin. He could be tougher to defend than Zaire. The Patterson-Bedford chess match will be one to watch this Saturday.