Dawson and Tucker to play in all-star game


TCU wide receiver Skye Dawson and tailback Matthew Tucker will play in the Feb. 2 Texas vs. The National All-Star Game in Allen, Texas.

With Dawson and Tucker playing in the game, the Horned Frogs now have four players in postseason collegtiate all-star contests. Offensive guard Blaize Foltz is in the Jan. 19 East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., and linebacker Kenny Cain will appear in the Jan. 11 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz.

Dawson finished the season with 34 receptions for 455 yards. He was one of two players in the Big 12 to rank in the top five in the conference in both punt returns (9.4 average) and kickoff returns (23.1 average).

Dawson was a three-time track and field conference champion and 2012 All-American in the 4×100 relay. A Mesquite, Texas, native, he won the 2010 Mountain West Indoor Championship in the 60 meters with a 6.69, the third fastest time in MW history.

Tucker, a Tyler, Texas, native, closed his career 10th on TCU’s all-time rushing list with 2,602 yards. He ranks third with 33 rushing touchdowns and placed second on TCU this season with 515 yards and a team-best six rushing scores.

Dawson and Tucker were both four-year lettermen and honorable mention All-Big 12 selections. They helped lead TCU to a 43-9 record, three conference championships, four bowl games, including two BCS contests, and a Rose Bowl championship during their time on the team.