Horned Frogs return 15 starters, including nine from last year's Big 12-leading defense
Patterson has had 31 players drafted during his tenure as head coach
Davion Pierson records nine tackles,a sack, and a forced fumble.
Michigan State 17, TCU 16
Fields Tabbed the National Defensive Freshman of the Year
TCU vs. Oklahoma. Senior Day at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
TCU squared off against Texas on Thanksgiving night.
TCU vs. Texas (AP)
TCU vs. No. 2 Kansas State - AP Photos
Oklahoma State vs. TCU - AP Photo Gallery
2012: Appeared in 12 games and started the last nine ... selected as an All-Freshman Team honorable mention by CollegeFootballNews.com ... completed 57.2 percent of his passes (167-of-292) for 1,853 yards and 15 touchdowns ... was also TCU's third-leading rusher, tallying 417 yards rushing and three touchdowns ... completed all eight of his pass attempts against Grambling State for 75 yards and a touchdown ... added 57 yards rushing and a touchdown ... used primarily as a runner against Virginia, accounting for 51 yards on three carries ... took over as the starter against Iowa State and threw for 270 yards and a touchdown on 23-of-40 passing ... chipped in 39 yards rushing against the Cyclones ... completed 22-of-30 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns in his first-career road start at Baylor ... also carried the ball 16 times for 56 yards and a touchdown, accounting for 317 yards total offense and five touchdowns ... had career highs in completions (26), attempts (44) and yards passing (332), while tying his career high in touchdowns (4) against Texas Tech ... became the first quarterback in TCU history to throw for four touchdowns in back-to-back games ... threw for 185 yards and a touchdown at Oklahoma State ... was 12-for-29 for 254 yards and two touchdowns in the overtime win at West Virginia ... one of the touchdown tosses was a 94-yarder to Josh Boyce with 1:28 left on the clock, allowing TCU to force overtime ... completed a two-point pass to Boyce in the second overtime period to seal TCU's 39-38 win ... was 17-of-30 for 164 yards against Kansas State ... threw just nine passes at Texas, but completed seven for 82 yards and also accounted for a team-high 77 yards rushing on 10 carries as TCU claimed a 20-13 win on Thanksgiving night ... completed 17-of-31 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma, while also rushing for another score ... threw for 201 yards on 13 completions against Michigan State while rushing for 37 more.
2011: Redshirted in his first season at TCU.
High School: Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 24 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and No. 5 in the state of Texas ... listed as No. 100 in the Rivals.com Texas Postseason Top 100 ... district most valuable player and honorable-mention all-state as a senior ... rushed for 1,799 yards and 30 touchdowns ... also completed 60.7 percent (198-of-326) of his passes for 2,930 yards and 28 touchdowns with just 11 interceptions ... totaled 4,729 yards of offense and 58 touchdowns ... ran for 1,380 yards and 24 scores as a junior ... completed 53.2 percent (116-of-218) of his pass attempts for 1,666 yards and 10 touchdowns ... totaled 3,046 yards and 34 touchdowns ... chose TCU over UTEP.
Personal: Parents are Rodrick Smith and Nikita Boykin ... an arts and sciences pre-major.