Except for that whole playoff thing, it was a successful season on the field for TCU. Off of it, the football program is adding to its trophy case.
The Big 12 announced Wednesday its award winners, and the Horned Frogs swept the three most significant honors: Coach of the Year (Gary Patterson), Offensive Player of the Year (quarterback Trevone Boykin) and Defensive Player of the Year (linebacker Paul Dawson). Boykin is the first TCU player to win the Offensive Player of the Year award and the fourth straight Big 12 quarterback to claim the honor, while Dawson is the second consecutive Horned Frog to win defensive acclaim (defensive back Jason Verrett).
Below are the other award winners, voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches, that were announced by the Big 12:
OFFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Tyreek Hill, Oklahoma State, ATH, Jr, Pearson, Ga.
DEFENSIVE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Shaq Riddick, West Virginia, DL, Sr, Akron, Ohio
OFFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Samaje Perine, Oklahoma, RB, Pflugerville, Texas
DEFENSIVE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa State, DB, Bakersfield, Calif.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyler Lockett, Kansas State, PR/KR, Sr, Tulsa, Okla.
CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR: Spencer Drango, Baylor, Jr, Cedar Park, Texas; B.J. Finney, Kansas State, Sr, Andale, Kan.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State, So, Houston, Texas
Lockett was named the Special Teams Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while he was named first-team All-Big 12 as both a wide receiver and return specialist in back-to-back seasons. Baylor Bear earned Offensive Lineman of the Year honors for the third straight year (Cyril Richardson, 2012 and 2013).
Below are the first- and second-team All-Big 12 selections, again as voted on by the conferences.