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TCU’s Max Duggan Declares for 2023 NFL Draft

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TCU quarterback Max Duggan has declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, making the announcement on social media on Sunday afternoon.

Duggan and the Horned Frogs are preparing for the College Football Playoff semifinal against Michigan, which will take place on New Year’s Eve at the Fiesta Bowl.

 

Duggan, listed as a senior, did have one more year of eligibility remaining, thanks to a COVID waiver. But he’s opted to bypass that waiver and head for the NFL.

Duggan thanks his family, his teammates, his coaches and ‘Horned Frog Nation’ in the post.

“In light of my appreciation, I will be declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft,” Duggan wrote. “But first, we still have business to take care of.”

Duggan is the major reason that the TCU Horned Frogs are College Football Playoff-bound for the first time in school history. The TCU signal-caller completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,321 yards and 30 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He also added 404 yards rushing and six touchdowns on the ground, including a 15-carry, 110-yard rushing performance against Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship.

Duggan won the Davey O’Brien Award, giving to the nation’s top quarterback and named for the former TCU star. He is the first TCU quarterback to win the award. Duggan also finished second in Heisman Trophy voting behind USC quarterback Caleb Williams.

 

Several TCU quarterbacks have been drafted. The list includes Sammy Baugh (1937, Washington), O’Brien (Philadelphia, 1939), Jack Odle (Chicago, 1941), Chuck Curtis (1957, New York Giants), Sonny Gibbs (Dallas, 1962), Busty Underwood (Buffalo, 1971) and Andy Dalton (Cincinnati, 2011). Dalton is still in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints.

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