TCU QB Trevone Boykin throws out first pitch at Rangers game (Video)

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TCU quarterback (and recently-crowned Heisman Trophy favorite) Trevone Boykin made the short trip from Fort Worth to Arlington Wednesday night to throw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game.

Boykin said he spent most of the summer rehabbing from wrist surgery on his non-throwing hand, but it had no impact on his pitch, though it did come in a little high.

The pitch was delivered to TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle. Football coach Gary Patterson was also in attendance.

Boykin said he was satisfied with his pitch, especially since he didn’t pull a 50 Cent.

“Yeah, I didn’t bounce it. I didn’t 50 Cent it. I feel pretty good about it,” Boykin said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m going to keep the ball forever. I’ll never let this one go. It’s the first one.”

Boykin also addressed the recent Heisman hype.

“We need to win games is what I think about (being named the Heisman favorite),” he said. “Right now, we’re not the same team we were last year. We’ve got to grow guys up on defense. We have to be better on offense. This is our second year – we’re a veteran offense now. I feel like we should play to our potential. With that, if the Heisman Trophy comes, I’ll be very blessed, and my family will be, too.”

Boykin threw for 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns for the Horned Frogs last season – his first season playing quarterback full-time – and finished fourth in the Heisman voting. The senior said it’s an honor to be mentioned among the game’s great players.

“It’s something that every player grows up dreaming about,” Boykin said. “You always want to be either the person that wins the national title or one of those guys that wins a major award. To be mentioned with guys like Tim Brown, people that have won a Heisman in the past, when you mention guys like that, it’s an honor and a blessing to be even thought of in that category.” 

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