The Horned Frogs are taking the NFL — and California — by storm with eight selections in the 2023 Draft.
TCU topped both the Lone Star State and all 10 Big 12 universities. The local school was only two picks behind Alabama and Georgia, who each sent 10 players to the NFL. This year tied the program’s 1957 record when the draft was 30 rounds.
Let’s see where the Frogs are hopping:
Quentin Johnston | Los Angeles Chargers
The junior wide receiver and 2022 team captain was drafted in the first round, No. 21 overall.
Steve Avila | Los Angeles Rams
The senior offensive lineman and first-team All-American from Arlington was drafted in the second round, No. 36 overall.
Kendre Miller | New Orleans Saints
The junior running back rushed 1,399 yards and was drafted in the third round, No. 71 overall.
Dylan Horton | Houston Texans
The senior defensive end — who set the College Football Playoff record with four sacks against Michigan — was drafted in the fourth round, No. 109 overall.
Derius Davis | Los Angeles Chargers
The senior wide receiver holds TCU’s career record with five punt returns for touchdowns and was drafted in the fourth round, No. 125 overall.
Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson | Los Angeles Rams
The senior cornerback is the holder of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back and was drafted in the sixth round, No. 182 overall.
Dee Winters | San Francisco 49ers
The senior linebacker — who made seven tackles in the CFP semifinal — was drafted in the sixth round, No. 216 overall.
Max Duggan | Los Angeles Chargers
The senior quarterback, Davey O’Brien Award winner, and Heisman Trophy runner-up was drafted in the seventh round, No. 239 overall.
Three other Horned Frogs also signed as free agents:
- Taye Barber | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Emari Demercado | Arizona Cardinals
- Alan Ali | Minnesota Vikings