Heisman Trophy Candidate 2016: Trevone Boykin

Trevone Boykin is a senior quarterback for Texas Christian University and a top candidate to win this year’s Heisman Trophy. Competition for that award will be stiff, but Boykin, who is a four-year starter performing in his senior season has the statistics that could make him a front-runner for the very prestigious award.

TCU's Trevone Boykin

TCU’s Trevone Boykin

Born about twenty years ago in Dallas, Texas this superstar player attended West Mesquite High School and was a standout performer during his time there. He was also highly recruited, but chose to attend TCU so that he could remain close to home.

That decision has benefitted the school and the player. A three year starter before the beginning of this, the 2015-2016 Season, Boykin has enjoyed almost continuous success. At 6’2” in height and two hundred five pounds, the multi-talented quarterback is able to combine size and speed to bedevil defenses while leading the Horned Frogs to easy touchdowns and victories.

Boykin was solid as a freshman and has gotten significantly better over the previous two seasons when he was a sophomore and then a junior. After last year, in fact, he was named a Consensus 2nd Team All-American. And, perhaps even more importantly, he finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.

That may help “put him over the top” in this year’s voting for the same trophy if he continues to play at a very high level.

It may also help that in 2014 he was a finalist and nearly won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.  Boykin, whose skill set has paid huge dividends to Baylor University because the team has won most of its games under his leadership and passing ability, took his team to the 2014 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl where the Bears defeated the University of Alabama in a high-scoring game, 42-35.

As someone who came close to winning the Heisman Trophy in 2014, Trevone Boykin’s chances to net the award this year appear to be very good.

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