TCU Camp '10: Familiar Faces At Wide Receiver
Aug. 8, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -- GoFrogs.com continues its look at the 2010 TCU football team with a preview of the wide receiver position.
TCU returns all but one receiver from last year's team and has a trio of All-Mountain West Conference selections in Jeremy Kerley (5-10, 192, Sr.), Jimmy Young (6-1, 208, Sr.) and Antoine Hicks (6-2, 212, Jr.).
Kerley, also the MWC Special Teams Player of the Year, topped TCU with 44 receptions last season, more than doubling the combined total of 20 catches from his first two seasons. Kerley closed the 2009 campaign with a career-high six receptions in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
A native of Hutto, Texas, Kerley led the Horned Frogs and the MWC in all-purpose yards with 1,624 (124.9 per game).
Young tied for second on TCU with 33 receptions for 517 yards, moving him into eighth place on TCU's career list with 115 catches. He's seventh all-time in receiving yards with 1,830. Young's top effort in the 2009 campaign came at Air Force, when he had six catches for 113 yards on a frozen field in a single-digit wind chill game temperature.
Hicks emerged as a big-play threat for the Horned Frogs. He had 10 touchdowns (six receiving, four rushing) on just 32 touches. The Arlington, Texas, native was involved in three of TCU's four-longest plays from scrimmage. He had back-to-back games with 75-yard touchdown catches against BYU and UNLV, making him one of just seven players nationally to have two receptions of at least 70 yards on the season.
Hicks had 62- and 20-yard touchdown catches just 12 seconds apart against New Mexico. His five-longest receptions of the season went for scores.
Veteran Bart Johnson (6-0, 195, Sr.) tied for second with 33 receptions last season, surpassing the combined total of 21 from his first two seasons. He had at least one catch in every game to extend his team-best streak to 22 contests in a row with a reception.
Curtis Clay (6-0, 193, Sr.) had a breakout season in 2009 with 18 receptions for 241 yards, including key touchdowns versus Clemson and Boise State.
Skye Dawson (5-10, 175, So.), a sprinter on the TCU track and field team, is arguably the fastest member of the Horned Frogs. He burst on the scene in the middle of the season and finished as TCU's fifth-leading rusher with 111 yards on an 8.5 per carry mark.
Josh Boyce (6-0, 195, RFr.) is a promising young receiver who redshirted in 2009. Boyce, a teammate of Logan Brock and Tanner Brock at Copperas Cove (Texas) High School, was an early enrollee last spring.
22 - Team-high current streak of consecutive games with at least one reception for Bart Johnson
44 - Jeremy Kerley's team-best receptions last season, more than doubling the combined total from his first two years
111 - Rushing yards by Skye Dawson in 2009, topping all TCU receivers and ranking fifth on the team
115 - Career receptions by Jimmy Young, placing him eighth on TCU's all-time list