Monday, September 7, 2015

Doctson Overcomes Obstacles To Star For TCU

                                              Photo Credit: Geno Green

At some point in life, if a person is willing to be successful, then adversity will have to be experienced to a certain level in order to appreciate the fruits of success more.

TCU redshirt senior wide receiver Josh Doctson fits into the mold.

From playing at Wyoming, to walking-on at TCU, to quarterback Trevone Boykin's main target, Doctson has overco=me the odds, but knows this is the tip of the iceberg knowing the grind will be endless in order to see the dream of making it in the NFL a reality.

Despite being limited in fall camp by a broken hand suffered in spring practice, Doctson found his groove against in the opener at Minnesota on Sept. 3 with eight receptions, 74 yards and a touchdown.

"It's been a frustrating last five months with the injury, but at the same time, it is a blessing to be back out there with my brothers and teammates, but more importantly a great win," Doctson said.

Doctson's time away from football-related activities game him a chance to reflect on how things will never be perfect in terms of health.

"One thing about football you realize is that you will never be 100 percent," Doctson said. 

"You have to go into the training room and get the best treatment possible and run off of adrenaline to not think about the injury."

With Doctson making the most of his opprtunity going from walk-on to scholarship, everything would not be possible without the belief of TCU coach Gary Patterson.

"Doctson's a guy I put on scholarship," Patterson said. "He just makes plays. He's one of those guys who is very serious about playing football."

The commitment to playing football at a high level will be key to Doctson making it in the NFL, where most big boards have him listed anywhere from the first to the second round.

Like Patterson and Boykin mentioned in the press conference after the Minnesota game, Doctson knows each team will bring its A-game in order to have a shot of making it into this season's College Football Playoff, but for now will take things one day at a time.

The Josh Doctson File:

Height/Weight: 6-3/195

Hometown: Mansfield, Texas

High School: Legacy

Year: Redshirt Senior

Position: Wide Receiver

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