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Patterson says three TCU walk-ons will soon have scholarships

TCU coach Gary Patterson plans to elevate three longtime walk-on players to scholarship status in the near future. The list includes deep snapper Matt Boggs, safety Michael Downing and center Garrett Altman.

All three are juniors this season and all three appeared on Tuesday’s depth chart, with Boggs slated to handle deep-snapping duties for a second consecutive season.

“All three of those guys have all got a chance to graduate, either this May or in summer school. They’ll all go on scholarship their senior year here at some point,” Patterson said. “They all understand how much I appreciate what they have been to our program. I think that’s one of the secrets to our success, to be honest with you, has been guys who started as walk-ons who have become very good players.”

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