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TCU’s Boykin on O’Brien Award finalist list for second consecutive season

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin looks upfield on a scramble during the Nov. 7 game at Oklahoma State. The senior was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, the position’s top honor.
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin looks upfield on a scramble during the Nov. 7 game at Oklahoma State. The senior was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, the position’s top honor. AP

Trevone Boykin is a finalist again for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback.

The award is named for the TCU quarterback who won the 1938 Heisman Trophy and led the Horned Frogs to a national championship.

Boykin was a finalist last year. This year, he joins Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson as finalists. The award will be presented Dec. 10 in Atlanta during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.

Despite missing most of the past two games with injury, Boykin leads the nation in total offense at 402.3 yards per game. He has thrown for 3,427 yards and 29 touchdowns, nine interceptions with a 65.8 completion percentage. He ranks second on the team in rushing with 596 yards and eight touchdowns.

Boykin suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago in the first quarter against Kansas. He missed last week’s game against Oklahoma. He practiced Sunday and is a possibility for action against Baylor on Friday.

The senior from Dallas is is one of just eight quarterbacks in FBS history with 10,000 yards passing and 1,500 yards rushing. He has broken Andy Dalton’s TCU career records for touchdown passes (84), passing yards (10,580) and total offense (12,613).

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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