TCU’s Dalton is older, wiser still

Published: July 27, 2010, 6:15 pm, by admin

TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, the 2009 Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year, was selected by the media as the 2010 Preseason MWC Offensive Player of the Year.

To which some Air Force fans might say, “That guy’s still at TCU?”

Yep. When Air Force plays TCU this fall, the Falcons will face Dalton for the fourth time.

And he’s a far different player than he was in his first clash with Air Force in 2007 – when he threw a critical interception late. Dalton said all his experience has made him better and more mature.

“I’ve played in a lot of games – I’ve seen it all, basically,” Dalton said. “I’ve played in big games, I’ve played in front of big crowds.

Dalton said he’s taken on more of a leadership role as he’s gotten older.

“It’s hard to come in as a freshman and play early and be in the huddle with guys that have played for three or four years and get their respect,” Dalton said. “I definitely tried at that point, but now that I’ll be a four-year starter, I’m more demanding things than telling them.”