Veteran All-Big 12 offensive lineman, fourth-year junior... Starter at right tackle as sophomore on 2012 Holiday Bowl championship team, injured knee during 2013 spring drills... Earned 2012 honorable mention All-Big 12 from league coaches and first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors... Has started 13 straight games entering 2013, 16 career games played... Local product from nearby Connally High School in Waco... Has squatted 615 pounds... Traveled to Kenya for mission trip with BU student-athletes in May 2011... Member of Dean's List in spring 2010 and five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection... December 2012 graduate with degree in finance... Currently working on MBA.
2012 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at right tackle as sophomore, one of 10 players to start every game...... Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention from league coaches... Starter on offensive line that led Big 12 in rushing (231.7 ypg) and finished second nationally in total offense (572.2 ypg)...Averaged coaches grade of 89.2 percent and totaled 73 knockdowns on season... Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors... Earned 89 percent grade and had five knockdowns in first career start in season-opening win over SMU... Graded at 90 percent with five knockdowns in win over SHSU in second game... Made seven knockdowns and 89 percent grade at Texas in sixth game... Made team-high 89 percent grade and added six knockdowns at ISU in seventh game... Led team with season-high eight knockdowns and graded 89 percent vs. No. 14 Oklahoma in ninth game... Earned season-high 93 percent coaches grade with six knockdowns in upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game... Graded 91 percent and had seven knockdowns in win over Texas Tech in 11th game... Made 89 percent grade with five knockdowns in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Reserve tackle played in three games and dressed for all 13 games... Earned first collegiate letter... Made Baylor debut against Rice in third game... Also saw action in the fourth quarter against Iowa State in fifth game and Texas Tech in 11th game... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2011 and spring 2012.
2010 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for eight games but did not see any game action... Earned Baylor's Offensive Academic Excellence Award... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2010 and spring 2011... Early enrollee (January 2010, graduated early from high school, participated in 2010 spring drills)... Also earned spring 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll status in first semester on campus.
High School: Three-year letterman and captain at Connally High School in Waco, Texas... Played under head coaches Steve Hoffman and Kevin Johnson at Connally... Listed nation's No. 35 ranked tackle by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. and 47th nationally by Rivals.com... Rated No. 89 recruit in Texas by Rivals.com and listed on Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top 100 list... 2008 first-team All-District 19-3A selection as junior... Member of Waco Tribune-Herald's Super Centex Football Teams as sophomore and junior... National Honor Society member... Ranked fourth in class at CHS... Named to 2009 Rodgers Recruiting preseason All-Academic first team which honors state's top student-athletes in football.
Personal: Son of Brent and Maria Baker... Full name is Troy Allyn Baker... Born July 16, 1992, in Waco, Texas... Graduated in December 2012 with degree in finance... Currently working on MBA.