TCU QB Andy Dalton, The Draft Study

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Texas Christian (TCU)

I cannot find why Andy Dalton ultimately decided to go to TCU, but I can tell you that it was a good decision.

CBS Sports:

"He was only 185 pounds when he arrived at TCU, so Dalton spent his redshirt season bulking up and learning a new offense. He took over the starting job in 2007 and promptly shattered the Horned Frogs’ freshman passing records."


Dalton only missed two games in his collegiate career. He finished 39-7 as a starter in the regular season with a 3-1 record in bowl games, including 12-0 his senior season culminating with a win in the Rose Bowl as the #3 team in the country. They defeated #5 Wisconsin. Dalton’s only loss in a bowl was to Boise State in 2009 at the Fiesta Bowl. It was a 7-point loss after defeating Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl the year before, 17-16.

  • 11-5 TD to INT ratio as a sophomore, with 14 sacks
  • 23-8 ratio as a JR, with 12 sacks
  • 27-6 ratio as a SR, with 8 sacks
  • Career stats Passing: of 10,314 yards, 72 TDs, and 30 INT’s
  • Career stats Rushing: 1,611 yards, 32 TDs, and 0 fumbles lost

Quotes to Note:

"“Some kids you have to talk about it,” TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Justin Fuente said. “You have to draw it, you have to walk through it, you have to see it in a game, you have to make a mistake, and then you have to come back and you finally get it. Andy, you can sit there and say, ‘OK, when this happens, this is going to happen,’ and he can see it in his mind and know what you’re talking about.” “Andy can look at me and know what I’m thinking about the football,” Kerley said. Dalton has been throwing to starting wide receivers Jeremy Kerley and Jimmy Young for four years."