The TCU football program has announced its 2020 team award winners with all voting done by its players.
The Horned Frogs (6-4) won five of their last six games to close the 2020 campaign, including the final three for the 10th-longest current win streak in the nation.
Safety Trevon Moehrig was selected as TCU’s Dan Rogers Most Valuable Player. The recipient of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back, Moehrig was named to seven All-America teams. He is the first safety since Falanda Newton in 1988 to be TCU’s Dan Rogers MVP.
Quarterback Max Duggan was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player with linebacker Garret Wallow the Defensive MVP. Derius Davis is the Special Teams MVP.
Moehrig was selected First-Team All-Big 12 by the conference head coaches for the second straight season. He had the game-saving interception with a one-handed snag in the end zone in the final minutes of a 29-22 win over No. 15 Oklahoma State. The Spring Branch, Texas, native ranked among the national leaders with 1.1 passes defended per game (two interceptions, nine pass breakups). His 11 passes defended trailed only teammate Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson (13) in the Big 12. He placed third on the Horned Frogs with 47 tackles, including 2.0 for loss.
The consensus No. 1 safety prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft, Moehrig took part in nine takeaways over the last two seasons which tied for second in the FBS.
Duggan ran for 526 yards to become the first quarterback to lead TCU in rushing since Gil Bartosh (710) in 1950. Duggan also topped the Horned Frogs with 10 rushing touchdowns, the most by a TCU signal caller since Kenny Hill (10) in 2016. The Council Bluffs, Iowa, native was the first TCU quarterback with multiple 100-yard rushing games in a season in the 20-year Gary Patterson head coaching tenure. He had 369 yards of total offense (265 passing, 104 rushing) in the win over Oklahoma State. He completed 20-of-30 passes for 231 yards while adding a team-best 79 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the ground, including the go-ahead 26-yard score with 4:01 to play, in the 33-31 victory at No. 9 Texas.
Wallow led TCU in tackles for the second straight season. His 90 stops and 9.0 tackles for loss per game both placed second in the Big 12. He also tied for the conference lead and sixth nationally with three forced fumbles, including one at the TCU 1-yard line in the final minutes to preserve the win at Texas. The New Orleans native closed his career with 295 tackles to rank fourth in the 20-season Patterson era. Wallow was also a Team Captain in each game in 2020 as the lone player on the field for the coin toss.
Davis ranked fifth nationally in punt return average at 14.5 yards. The Saint Francisville, La., native was one of just three players in the country with two punt returns for touchdowns. Both came in TCU wins as he went 67 yards at Baylor and 37 at Kansas. Davis has three career punt returns for touchdowns, tying for second in TCU history. He also tied for third on the team this past season with three special teams tackles. Additionally, he was fourth on TCU in receiving with 15 catches for 209 yards and a touchdown.
2020 TCU Football Team Award Winners
Defensive Scout Team Most Valuable Player – Elias Garcia (Austin, Texas)
Offensive Scout Team Most Valuable Player – Chase Curtis (Pittsburg, Kan.)
Davey O’Brien Fightin’est Frog Award – Max Duggan (Council Bluffs, Iowa) and Ochaun Mathis (Manor, Texas)
Grassy Hinton Most Conscientious Award – Carter Ware (Liberty Hill, Texas)
Y.Q. McCammon Outstanding Squadman – Chase Curtis (Pittsburg, Kan.)
Abe Martin Leadership Award – Garret Wallow (New Orleans, La.)
Ralph Lowe Sportsmanship Award – Garret Wallow (New Orleans, La.)
Special Teams Most Valuable Player – Derius Davis (Saint Francisville, La.)
Defensive Most Valuable Player – Garret Wallow (New Orleans, La.)
Offensive Most Valuable Player – Max Duggan (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
Dan Rogers Most Valuable Player – Trevon Moehrig (Spring Branch, Texas)
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