TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, who was a finalist for the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, spoke with the Davey O’Brien Foundation on Tuesday. The senior ranks tied for first nationally in points responsible for (96), second in total offense (415.0 yards per game), third in passing yards (1,470) and third in passing touchdowns (14). Find out what it means to him to be mentioned with the former Horned Frog great and to whom he’s dedicated the 2015 season.
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Q: Last year you were a finalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Year Award. You attended the dinner, what was that experience like?
A: “It was an unbelievable experience. I got to meet some great people, guys like Warren Moon (the Legends Award recipient). Any time you get to meet new people like that, it’s always a blessing just knowing where you come from and never forgetting where you come from.”
Q: As a TCU quarterback, what does it mean to have your name associated with Davey O’Brien?
A: “It makes it even more special. Knowing that he played here and that the ceremony is here in Fort Worth. He’s a Frog. Just for me to be mentioned in his category is a blessing. It really is. It’s been a crazy week. Just to be mentioned with this award again is just unreal. Not a lot of people get this opportunity.”
Q: Can you talk about the difference in expectations this year for TCU and for you personally?
A: “Last year we were coming off a 4-8 season and coming in with two new offensive coordinators. Everything just exploded from there. I know on this side of campus, it’s never changed. Our main goal right now is to win the Big 12 championship. After that, whatever comes up, whatever comes with it, we’ll just deal with it then. We just want to win as many games as we can.”
Q: How much do you enjoy playing in this offense?
A: “I played in an offense like this in high school. We just chucked the ball all over the place. I’m just really blessed to have weapons, guys like Josh (Doctson) and Kolby (Listenbee), Aaron Green, everyone. We are just blessed to have the opportunity to play with each other. I just wish we could keep going.”
Q: What motivates you?
A: “My granddaddy passed away going into my senior year of high school. Ever since then, I’ve really just been pushing myself. I’m really self-motivated, but it was one thing that drove me. We talk about it all the time: What is your ‘why?’ Why do you do what you do? And he’s one of the reasons I do what I do. I just really want to dedicate this season to him.”