Verrett is the first defensive back to receive the Dan Rogers MVP Award since 1992
Oberkrom, Simonson chosen for accomplishments
Michigan State 17, TCU 16
Fields Tabbed the National Defensive Freshman of the Year
Fields named the Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
2012: Served as TCU's placekicker and kickoff specialist in all 13 games ... Big 12 coaches named him All-Big 12 Honorable Mention ... was also named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, honoring the nation's top kicker ... made 22-of-30 field goals on the year and booted through all 42 of his PAT attempts ... posted 33 touchbacks on his 70 kickoffs ... converted on nine of his 10 field goals from 40 to 49 yards and had a long of 53 ... made his first-career field goal in the win at Kansas, a 37-yard kick ... added another field goal later in the game ... knocked through kicks of 46 and 47 yards against Virginia ... made a 43-yarder in the rain at SMU ... was 3-of-3 against Iowa State, including a 50 yarder ... had touchbacks on six of his eight kickoffs in the win at Baylor ... set a TCU and Big 12 record with six made field goals (32, 41, 32, 45, 42 and 38) against Texas Tech, as well as tying the all-time NCAA mark for field goals made by a freshman ... he also converted five PATs in the game to set a single-game TCU record for points scored by kicking with 23 ... earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his efforts ... made a fourth-quarter field goal in the overtime win at West Virginia ... knocked through two field goals at Texas, including a 41-yarder in the fourth quarter ... connected on a 47-yard kick against Oklahoma ... made field goals of 47, 31, and 53 yards in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the last giving TCU the lead with less than three minutes left.
High School: Recorded 36 touchbacks on 62 kickoffs as a senior ... also nailed a 60-yard field goal to earn Star-Telegram Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... had 29 touchbacks on 58 kickoffs his junior year.