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TCU honors its 2018 Cheez-It Bowl winning squad. Which player was named team MVP?

TCU football arrives in Phoenix for the Cheez-It Bowl

The TCU football team arrived in Phoenix on Saturday for the Cheez-It Bowl. The Frogs take on Cal at Chase Field on Dec. 26.
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The TCU football team arrived in Phoenix on Saturday for the Cheez-It Bowl. The Frogs take on Cal at Chase Field on Dec. 26.

TCU football honored its 2018 senior class on Thursday night, and also handed out last season’s team award winners.

The senior class closed their careers by going 35-18 overall and 22-14 in Big 12 games, winning the 2016 and 2017 Valero Alamo Bowl and last year’s Cheez-It Bowl.

Sophomore wide receiver Jalen Reagor was named the team’s most valuable player, in voting by his teammates. He’s the first wide receiver to win the award since Cory Rodgers in 2004.

Reagor was also named the offensive MVP following a season in which he topped the 1,000-yard receiving mark. Reagor finished the year with a team-leading 72 receptions for 1,061 yards. More than 60 percent of his receptions (44 of 72) went for a first down or a touchdown.

Senior defensive end L.J. Collier earned defensive MVP honors, and true freshman Trevon Moehrig was the special teams MVP.

Collier was second on the team with six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. He also tied for third on the team with four pass breakups, the most by a D-lineman.

Moehrig finished second on the team with six special teams tackles.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Defensive Scout Team Most Valuable Player – Hidari Ceasar (Monroe, La.)

Offensive Scout Team Most Valuable Player – Nate Guyton (Atlanta, Ga.)

Davey O’Brien Fightin’est Frog Award – L.J. Collier (Munday, Texas)

Grassy Hinton Most Conscientious Award – Ben Banogu (McKinney, Texas)

Y.Q. McCammon Outstanding Squadman - Nate Guyton (Atlanta, Ga.)

Abe Martin Leadership Award – Ty Summers (San Antonio, Texas)

Ralph Lowe Sportsmanship Award – Ty Summers (San Antonio, Texas)

G. Malcolm Louden Academic Achievement Award - Grayson Muehlstein (Decatur, Texas)

Special Teams Most Valuable Player – Trevon Moehrig (Spring Branch, Texas)

Defensive Most Valuable Player – L.J. Collier (Munday, Texas)

Offensive Most Valuable Player – Jalen Reagor (Waxahachie, Texas)

Dan Rogers Most Valuable Player – Jalen Reagor (Waxahachie, Texas)

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