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TCU Celebrates Rose Bowl Champions

Sana Syed, CBS 11 News
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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A very proud Frog Nation came together to celebrate a historic victory as TCU and several hundred supporters honored the school’s first BCS Bowl win since 1938.

Forth Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and former TCU graduate and State Senator Wendy Williams congratulated the Frogs on their big win.

The celebration even brought out several crazy fans, one of which was a TCU sophmore covered head to toe in purple spandex. “I’m just like we need a purple guy – so I got this and got the purple on and I’ve been to every game since and the Rose Bowl… it’s been amazing,” said Mike Buhtanic.

The celebration at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum was also a formal send-off for the 26 Seniors who are moving on after taking the team to their first Rose Bowl Championship.

Star quarterback Andy Dalton is getting  ready for the NFL draft. He’s also getting married this summer.”That’s the most exciting thing out of all of it,” said a beaming Dalton.

TCU’s powerful Center Jake Kirkpatrick and his wife Callie also have big news. “We’ve got a little baby girl being born here – in the next couple of days,” said the soon-to-be father.

Linebacker Tank Carder, who swatted down the two-point conversion attempt with two minutes left to play in the Rose Bowl game mentioned that he will be back from one more year of play with TCU. “That’s how it goes… you just have to rebuild your team,” said Carder.

That’s exactly what coach Garry Patterson intends to do. That’s why he signed a contract for eight more years.

The outgoing seniors admit it’s weird knowing their team is already moving on without them, but they are confident TCU will prove once again that it belongs with the best.

The horned frogs now have bragging rights to one more thing. TCU says more than 20 million viewers watched the rose bowl victory – making it the most watched college football game in the history of cable television.

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