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Verrett tops the Big 12 in interceptions (6) and passes defended (20). He is the only player in the nation to rank in the top 10 nationally in both categories. Verrett helps anchor a TCU defense that tops the Big 12 and ranks 18th nationally despite having only one senior on its depth chart.
A junior from Fairfield, Calif., Verrett will head to New Haven, Conn., next month to take part in the Walter Camp All-America weekend.
Verrett was a first-team All-Big 12 selection. The San Antonio Express-News tabbed him the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Verrett’s six interceptions are the most by a Horned Frog since Jason Goss had eight in 2002. The 14 pass breakups by Verrett mark the highest total by a TCU player since Mark Walker (14) in 2003.
In addition to his efforts on defense, Verrett has also made his mark on special teams. He blocked a West Virginia field-goal attempt in the first overtime, paving the way for the Horned Frogs to win in double overtime.
Verrett is the fourth Horned Frog in the last five seasons to be a Walter Camp All-American, joining Jerry Hughes (2008-09), Tejay Johnson (2010) and Jake Kirkpatrick (2010).