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Trevone Boykin Named TCU's Backup QB

TCU head coach Gary Patterson has named Trevone Boykin as the team's backup QB.

FORT WORTH TX - OCTOBER 23:  Head coach Gary Patterson of the TCU Horned Frogs leads his team on the field against the Air Force Falcons at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 23 2010 in Fort Worth Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH TX - OCTOBER 23: Head coach Gary Patterson of the TCU Horned Frogs leads his team on the field against the Air Force Falcons at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 23 2010 in Fort Worth Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Trevone Boykin will serve as backup quarterback to Casey Pachall, TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson announced (via Stefan Stevenson).

Boykin, a redshirt freshman from Mesquite, Texas, was the No. 37-ranked QB according to Rivals upon signing with TCU as part of their 2011 recruiting class. At 6-feet-2 and 215 pounds, Boykin proved to be tough to stop in high school, as he accounted for over 9,000 total yards and 100 touchdowns. Now, he'll be waiting in the wings behind Pachall, who threw for 2,921 yards and 25 touchdowns last season for the Frogs, who finished 11-2.

The Horned Frogs are ranked No. 20 in the first AP poll of 2012, and open their season on Sep. 8 at Amon G. Carter Stadium vs. Grambling State.

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