Trevone Boykin went undrafted despite a stellar college career at TCU, but he’s making his mark with the Seattle Seahawks.
Boykin is the frontrunner to be the Seahawks’ backup quarterback behind Russell Wilson this season, and furthered his case against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.
Boykin scrambled for 16-yard touchdown near the end of the third quarter, darting to the edge and outrunning every defender to the pylon.
That play earned him a game ball and a vote of confidence by Seattle coach Pete Carroll.
Asked if Boykin is the backup for the regular season, Carroll said: “He’s still holding onto that spot, yes.”
Carroll went on to praise Boykin’s athleticism and ability, comparing it to Wilson.
“He’s shown us the exact same abilities that he had in college. A lot of poise, a lot of learnability. He’s just doing it,” Carroll said. “I think this really helps us. We’re staying the style. If Russ has to come out, we pop right in, we stay with what we’ve been doing. We don’t have to shift gears at all. I have looked forward to that happening. I think it’s there for us.”
Boykin did leave more to be desired from a passing perspective, completing four of 10 passes for 31 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
But Boykin has clearly made a favorable impression early on with the Seahawks.
“I treat every day like a game,” Boykin said. “We treat every game like a championship game, so we’re going to try to come out and do the same thing next week.”
Boykin and Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott traded jerseys after the game.