Year two as Horned Frog is off to a solid start for Jalen Reagor.
The 2017 Waxahachie graduate and Texas Christian University wide receiver pulled in four passes for 45 yards and a touchdown from fellow sophomore and DeSoto product, Shawn Robinson, in the 16th-ranked Horned Frogs season-opening win Saturday against Southern.
Reagor scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Robinson with 4:20 to play in the second quarter. The touchdown marked the fifth-consecutive game for Reagor with a touchdown catch dating back to the final four games of the 2017 season.
TCU cruised to the 55-7 win at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.
After the game, Reagor told the TCU Athletics media staff that he thinks there is "a lot of room for improvement" between he and Robinson. "[We] could have connected on a few more balls. It's just repetition. We'll be alright."
"[Shawn] did good. He's a threat for real. He can run. Once he relaxes and gets in rhythm he's going to be scary," Reagor added.
When asked about the season-opener against Southern, Reagor said, "Personally, I love football. Just being able to get up and play against anyone besides my teammates, I can do that. This team can get up and play against anybody. We showed that today."
He added, "You can only get to two wins once you have one."
During his freshman season, Reagor recorded 33 catches for team-highs with 576 yards and eight touchdowns, which included a two-touchdown game against Kansas.
The only game he did not record a catch in 2017 was in during a 24-7 win Nov. 4 against the University of Texas. Reagor set a season-high with 169 yards on five catches in a win against Stanford in the Valero Alamo Bowl. The performance included a 93-yard touchdown — the fourth-longest play in program history.
According to game notes provided by TCU Athletics, his eight touchdowns were the most by a true freshman in the nation and sixth-best by any player in the Big 12. It also tied the TCU record set in 2015 by running back KaVontae Turpin.
His freshman campaign was highlighted by being named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year and a selection to the 247Sports True Freshman All-America Team.
Reagor was also ranked 90th in the Sports Illustrated's list of top 100 college football players ahead of this season.
The Horned Frogs return to action at 7 p.m. Friday against Southern Methodist University at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas.
TCU leads the all-time series 50-40-7 and won last year's contest 56-36.
The game will be aired on ESPN2, as well as on radio stations WBAP 820 AM, KTCU 88.7 FM and SiriusXM 84.