Doctson named Big 12 Player of the Week


    Junior wide receiver Josh Doctson was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after his seven reception, 225-yard performance against Oklahoma State.

    Doctson came one-yard shy of TCU’s single-game receiving record of 226 yards, set by Jimmy Young in 2008 against Doctson’s former team, Wyoming.

    Saturday’s win was Doctson’s first 100-yard receiving effort, and he said he didn’t know how close he was to the record while he was in the game.

    “You don’t really know your stats unless someone yells them out from the stands,” said Doctson in postgame interviews.

    Doctson’s 77 and 84-yard touchdown receptions came in a span of three plays to help TCU build an 18-point first quarter lead.

    The 84-yard touchdown catch was the ninth-longest play in TCU’s history.

    Coach Gary Patterson said in his postgame interview that Doctson has been involved with the TCU football program ever since he was a little kid.

    “He told me he was a bleacher creature growing up, he used to run across the field before the game,” Patterson said. “That’s the kind of player we want [on the team].”

    Doctson now leads the Horned Frogs in receptions and yards receiving this season, with 31 catches for 497 yards and five touchdowns.

    Doctson and No. 10 TCU take on Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m. in Fort Worth Saturday.