TCU senior quarterback Casey Pachall is on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the nation’s top collegiate player.TCU defensive end Devonte Fields and cornerback Jason Verrett have been named to the 2013 Chuck Bednarik Award watch list. The award is presented to the nation's top defensive player.
Texas A&M defensive backs Deshazor Everett and Floyd Raven, two projected starters this season, have been suspended indefinitely from team activities while authorities investigate their involvement in an April 7 fight.
Both players turned themselves in to authorities Monday and posted bond after warrants were issued in regard to their involvement in an April 7 fight at an apartment complex. Both players were charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief, based on a report issued by College Station police.
A release issued by school officials said Everett, 21, and Raven, 20, have been suspended from all team activities -- with the exception of academics and medical treatment -- pending further investigation into the matter. Everett, a returning starter, had a fourth-quarter interception that sealed last year’s 29-24 upset of then-No. 1 Alabama. Raven is expected to be a first-year starter at free safety.
For the first time, Texas A&M officials are making it possible for someone to have the phrase “12THMAN” on an official Texas license plate.
School officials, in conjunction with MyPlates.com, will hold an online auction for the opportunity to purchase a license plate with that phrase for an A&M supporter. The school, known as the “Home of the 12th Man” in reference to its fervent support of its football team, will hold the auction from Aug. 12 until Sept 12., with the winning bid announced two days before the Aggies’ showdown against Alabama, the defending national champion, on Sept. 14 in College Station.
The winning bidder will have the rights to that plate for 10 years, with first dibs on renewal after that, officials announced Monday. During the online bidding period, individuals can participate at www.myplates.com/12THMAN. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Texas A&M and the General Revenue Fund of Texas.
The winner of the online auction has the right to transfer or sell the plate to someone else. Jason Cook, Texas A&M’s senior associate athletics director, said the plate will be presented to the winning bidder during the A&M-Alabama game on Sept. 14 in Kyle Field.
Since November 2009, Texans have purchased more than 150,000 specialty plates from My Plates, pumping more than $17.5 million into the state’s general revenue fund.