TCU Football 2009: Players To Watch

Johnny Monroe@johnnymon24Contributor IApril 15, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Tailback Joseph Turner #24 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs against the defense of the Boise State Broncos during the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 23, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

As spring drills and film sessions ensue, TCU is heading into the 2009 season with a ton a momentum carried over from last year's late victory over Boise State. Listed below are the players crucial to the success of the Horned Frogs' 2009-2010 season:


Andy Dalton- Quarterback

He's the face of TCU football; he just has to stay healthy and keep putting up stellar numbers.


Joseph Turner- Running Back

Last year, he amassed 577 yards on 155 carries and 11 scores. He can carry the load and should be mentioned among candidates for the Doak Walker Award.


Jimmy Young- Wide Receiver

This guy is a stud; he only had 59 catches last year but was able to get 988 yards and 5 TDs. He can simply stretch the field and make plays after the catch. Look for him to have a breakout junior year.

Marshall Newhouse- O-Tackle

Workhorse who will once again anchor that solid O-line.


Daryl Washington- Linebacker

Man, this guy can flat out play. He was able to scrap up 63 tackles. He's officially the top returning linebacker.

Jerry Hughes- Defensive End

Hughes is the heart and soul of TCU's stingy defense. His play will be a major catalyst in how well they play down the stretch of late away games.


Wayne Daniels- Defensive Tackle

Daniels has the size and speed to be more than a one-gap DT. I expect him to rack up a bunch of tackles for loss.


Alex Ibiloye- Safety

He's a quick cover guy that makes clean tackles and keeps his secondary in the right position. I look for him to continue to play above the radar.


Corderra Hunter- Safety

He's kind of the glue that keeps the secondary together. He is an intense hitter but must work on his cover skills.


Watch out for the Horned Frogs, baby!