Five Frogs Make Sporting News' All-Texas Team
March 30, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Five TCU football players have been named to Sporting News' All-Texas Team for the 2010 season.
TCU's five selections rank second, behind only Texas (seven). The state of Texas has 10 Football Bowl Subdivision programs, the most of any state.
A senior from Odessa, Texas, Cannon had a dominant 2009 campaign in earning first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors. The 6-foot-5, 350-pound right tackle did not allow a sack. Mel Kiper Jr. has identified Cannon as the third-best offensive tackle available in the 2011 NFL draft.
Carder was a second-team All-MWC selection in his first season as a starter. The junior from Sweeny, Texas, ranked second on TCU in both tackles (89) and stops for loss (10). Carder topped the Horned Frogs while tying for second in the MWC with 10 pass breakups.
Evans was a first-team All-MWC selection a year ago. He topped the league in scoring with 106 points. The Burnet, Texas, native was 15-of-18 on field goals while setting a TCU single-season record with 61 extra-points made, including 38 in a row to close the year.
Grant, from Houston, was a second-team All-MWC pick in 2009. He tied for fifth on the Horned Frogs with 5 1/2 tackles for loss among 25 stops. He had two sacks in the 38-7 win at BYU.
Kerley was the MWC Special Teams Player of the Year while appearing on multiple All-America teams. He returned two punts for touchdowns last season and led the MWC in both punt return (14.4 yards) and kickoff return (26.6 yards) average. The senior from Hutto, Texas, broke Davey O'Brien's TCU single-season record for punt return yards with 563.
Kerley was one of only two players (Javier Arenas, Alabama) in the nation to rank in the top seven in punt returns and the top 22 in kickoff returns.