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To recognize the nation’s college offensive player of the year who meets the awards criteria and to encourage student-athletes to succeed on and off the field while having the drive and the tenacity to persist and overcome adversity and injury in the pursuit of reaching their goals. The award honors the legacy of Texas legend Earl Campbell and recognizes his home community of Tyler, Texas.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award will be presented annually to the nation’s outstanding Division I college offensive player who meets one or more of the following criteria: 1. Born in Texas; 2. Graduated from a Texas high school; or 3. Played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college. The player must also exhibit the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell, including integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, community, and tenacity – Specifically tenacity to persist, drive, determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award is presented by SPORTyler, Inc., in conjunction with the City of Tyler, Visit Tyler, and Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. Located in downtown Tyler, Texas, the non-profit helps to encourage student-athletes to succeed on and off the field.

The Fan Vote will count as one vote for the player with the most votes in the selection for finalists.

Player selection

Before the start of each season a defined timeline of key announcement dates will be established. The preseason award Watch List will be selected from nominations submitted by the sports information directors of each Division I school. The Watch List will be announced at the annual SPORTyler Football Kickoff Luncheon held each year in late August in Tyler. Each week during the regular season, an Earl Campbell Tyler Rose National Player of the Week will be selected leading up to the finalists announcement in December.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Selection Committee will be comprised of Texas-based journalists and college football dignitaries and, in subsequent years, each of the all-time winners. This year, the selection committee will narrow the field to up to 16 semifinalists in November and up to five finalists in December. The recipient of the award will be announced in January. The winner will receive a unique trophy sculpted by noted artist Ken Bjorge.

Selection dates

  • Preseason Watch List Announcement:
  • Semifinalists Announcement:
  • Finalists Announcement:
  • Banquet/Winner Announced:

Fan Vote: Vote For Your Top Pick

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – University of Florida quarterback, Kyle Trask, has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the weekend of September 26th.

Trask passed for a career-high 416 yards and threw six touchdowns to join LSU’s Joe Burrow, the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner, as the only players in league history to hurl a half-dozen scores in an SEC opener. The senior quarterback completed passes to 11 different receivers and connected on 30 of his 42 attempts.

“We had a great game plan. We had answers for every look they were showing us, and we had some great checks that we executed well,” Trask said after becoming the first Florida QB to surpass 400 yards in a game since Tim Tebow who, in his final game, dropped a school-record 482 yards on Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl following the 2009 season. “Overall, it’s just a great team win. Everybody executed from start to finish,” Trask said.

Kyle Trask is a graduate of Manvel HS, in Manvel, Texas.

Honorable Mentions:

LUKE ANTHONY, QB, LOUISIANA TECH 

GR-TR

Dallas, TX (All Saints’ Episcopal School)

17/30 – 314 yards, 5 TD, INT | 11 yards rushing + TD 
W 66-38 vs. Houston Baptist

TRESTAN EBNER, RB, BAYLOR 

Senior

Henderson, TX (Henderson HS)

9 carries – 36 yards, TD | 2 catches – 53 yards, TD

*2 Kickoff Return TD

W 47-14 vs. Kansas

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Senior

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

27/40 – 262 yards, 5 TD, INT | 16 carries – 69 yards, TD

W 63-56 @ Texas Tech (OT)

DEION HANKINS, RB, UTEP 

RS-Freshman

El Paso, TX (Parkland HS)

22 carries – 118 yards, 3 TD

W @ UL-Monroe 31-6

D’ERIQ KING, QB, MIAMI 

Senior

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

29/40 – 267 yards, 2 TD | 8 carries – 65 yards
W 52-10 vs. Florida State

JOSHUA MOORE, WR, TEXAS 

Sophomore

Yoakum, TX (Yoakum HS)

5 catches – 73 yards, 3 TD

W 63-56 @ Texas Tech (OT)

*Caught TD to tie the game with 0:40 remaining and caught Longhorns eventual game-winning score in OT

JAYLON ROBINSON, WR, UCF 

Sophomore

Fort Worth, TX (All Saints School)

9 catches – 150 yards, 2 TD

W 51-28 @ East Carolina

DEUCE VAUGHN, RB, KANSAS STATE 

Freshman

Round Rock, TX (Cedar Ridge HS)

8 carries – 45 yards, TD | 4 catches – 129 yards

W 38-35 @ #3 Oklahoma

JAYLEN WADDLE, WR, ALABAMA 

Junior

Houston, TX (Episcopal HS)

8 catches – 134 yards, 2 TD

W 38-19 @ Missouri

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-595-7226.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – University of Miami quarterback, D’Eriq King, has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the weekend of September 19th.

King was 18-of-30 passing with 325 total yards and three touchdowns in a 47-34 win over #18 Louisville at Louisville.

The Hurricanes scored on four consecutive drives in both halves, demonstrating their offensive dominance. King showed the passing skills expected of him after transferring from Houston.

“I think we played a pretty good game,” King said. “There was still a lot of stuff we left out on the field, but I think it just takes time. Things are going to keep getting better. I’m looking forward to going to practice tomorrow and getting after it.”

D’Eriq King is a graduate of Manvel HS, in Manvel, Texas.

Honorable Mentions:

LUKE ANTHONY, QB, LOUISIANA TECH 

GR-TR

Dallas, TX (All Saints’ Episcopal School)

13/21 – 149 yards, 3 TD

W 31-30 @ Southern Miss

*Entered game with 5:44 remaining in 1st half. Threw a game-tying 5-yd TD pass with 00:14 remaining, leading to victory.

ULYSSES BENTLEY IV, RB, SMU 

RS-Freshman

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

19 carries – 227 yards, 3 TD + 21 yard reception

W 65-35 @ North Texas

SHANE BUECHELE, QB, SMU 

Senior

Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)

24/33 – 344 yards, 4 TD | 29 yards rushing + TD

W 65-35 @ North Texas

FRANK HARRIS, QB, UTSA 

RS-Junior

Schertz, TX (Clemens HS)

23/36 – 269 yards, TD, INT | 17 carries 104 yards, 2 TD

W 24-10 vs. SFA

JEREMIAH HAYDEL, WR, TEXAS STATE 

Senior

Houston, TX (Alief Taylor HS)

6 catches – 152 yards, 2 TD

W 38-17 @ UL-Monroe

REGGIE ROBERSON JR, WR, SMU 

Senior

DeSoto, TX (Mesquite Horn HS)

9 catches – 103 yards, 2 TD

W 65-35 @ North Texas

JAYLON ROBINSON, WR, UCF 

RS-Sophomore

Fort Worth, TX (All Saints’ Episcopal School)

6 catches – 105 yards

W 49-21 @ Georgia Tech

*First CFB game since 2018, transferred from OU and sat out last season

TYLER VITT, QB, TEXAS STATE 

Junior

San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)

14/21 – 256 yards, 2 TD | 11 carries – 82 yards rushing, TD

W 38-17 @ UL-Monroe

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-595-7226.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Texas quarterback, Sam Ehlinger, has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the weekend of September 12th.

Ehlinger opened the season with a record-setting first half, establishing Texas records for a single half completing 25-of-33 passes for 426 passing yards and five passing touchdowns to lead No. 14 Texas (1-0, 0-0) to a 59-3 win over UTEP at home in Austin.

The Longhorns scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions. A team captain for the second consecutive season, Ehlinger led the Longhorns to 45 points in the first half, Texas’ best first-half output since scoring 47 points against UTEP in 2009. The Texas quarterback was also named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week.

Sam Ehlinger is a graduate of Westlake HS, in Austin, Texas.

Honorable Mentions:

JARRET DOEGE, QB, WEST VIRGINIA 

RS-Junior

Lubbock, TX (Cooper HS)

19/25 – 228 yards, 3 TD

W 56-10 vs. Eastern Kentucky

FRANK HARRIS, QB, UTSA 

Junior

Schertz, TX (Clemens HS)

23/31 – 169 yards, TD | 11 carries – 51 yards, 3 TD

W 51-48 @ Texas State (2 OT)

CHARLESTON RAMBO, WR, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS)

4 catches – 80 yards, 2 TD

W 48-0 vs. Missouri State

SINCERE MCCORMICK, RB, UTSA 

Sophomore

Converse, TX (Judson HS)

29 carries – 197 yards, TD + 8 yards receiving

W 51-48 @ Texas State (2 OT)

SETH MCGOWAN, RB, OKLAHOMA 

Freshman

Dallas, TX (Poteet HS)

9 carries – 61 yards, TD + 37 yard TD catch

W 48-0 vs. Missouri State

JOSHUA MOORE, WR, TEXAS 

Sophomore

Yoakum, TX (Yoakum HS)

6 catches – 127 yards, TD

W 59-3 vs. UTEP

SARODORICK THOMPSON, RB, TEXAS TECH 

Sophomore

Irving, TX (Ranchview HS)

22 carries – 118 yards, 2 TD + 13 yards receiving

W 35-33 vs. Houston Baptist

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-595-7226.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List Announced

TYLER, TEXAS – The eighth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today live on The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Facebook page.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.

The Watch List announced today will be narrowed to up to 16 semifinalists and then up to 5 finalists.  They will be selected by broadcasters, commentators, journalists, fans, and previous winners. A winner will be announced at the end of this year’s football season.

This year’s Watch List (complete list below) includes:

  • 47 players from all 10 conferences including 2 independents (American, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, MW, Pac-12, SEC, and Sun Belt)
  • Players representing Universities from 19 different states and 42 schools
  • Wide receivers lead the nominations with 16, followed by quarterbacks (12), running backs (10), tight ends (5), offensive linemen (3), and slot back (1).
  • Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer, SMU quarterback Shane Buechele, Miami quarterback D’Eriq King, and Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace, all previous finalists for the award are again on the list.

A player does not have to appear on the initial Watch List to be eligible to win the award. The Watch List is made up of players nominated from their respective schools. See full list here.

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award was announced in 2012 by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler.

“We are fortunate to have a celebrity who exhibits the impeccable virtues that define this award,” Cindy Smoak, Executive Director, SPORTyler said. In addition to being a well-known sports figure, Earl also earned a college degree, married his high school sweetheart, raised two successful sons and still supports the community where he grew up.”

Earl Campbell graduated from John Tyler High School in Tyler before joining the Texas Longhorns under legendary Coach Darrell K. Royal. In his senior year, he led the nation with 1,744 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns, going on to win the Longhorns’ first Heisman Trophy.

He was subsequently drafted by the Houston Oilers where he won Rookie of the Year honors in 1978 and went on to lead the NFL in rushing 3 times. Campbell earned NFL MVP in 1979 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991. He now resides in Austin.

“All my life, all I wanted to do was be an athlete,” Campbell said. “I kept God in my life and surrounded myself with good people. I am humbled by this award named in my honor.”

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-595-7226.

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Winner for the 2019 Season

TYLER, Texas – The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler announced today J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State University, as the recipient of the 2019 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award presented by Earl Campbell.

Dobbins received the award at The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet January 15, 2020.

“I’m honored to present the award to J.K. Dobbins,” Earl Campbell said. “All of these players had an amazing season. They all deserved their place as a finalist.”

Junior running back J.K. Dobbins capped a legendary three-year career with the Ohio State Buckeyes by becoming the first among a host of great running backs from the school to top 2,000 yards rushing in a season and only the 27th in official NCAA annals to top the total. He is the ninth Big Ten running back with over 2,000 yards rushing in one season.

Dobbins achieved his 2,003 rushing yards in 2019 by simply being the best against the best competition Ohio State faced during a 13-1 season that featured a third consecutive outright Big Ten Conference championship and a return to the College Football Playoffs. Dobbins rushed for 100-or-more yards 10 times in 2019, including averaging 174.6 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry with 11 touchdowns against six defenses that were ranked among the Top 15 rush defenses in the nation coming into the game. Those rushes were, in order:

  • Dobbins rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown vs. Michigan State’s No. 4 rush defense;
  • He rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns vs. Wisconsin’s No. 1 rush defense;
  • He rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns vs. Penn State’s No. 4 rush defense;
  • He had a career-high 211 yards rushing and career-high four touchdowns vs. Michigan’s No. 13 rush defense;
  • He came back for another 172 yards and a TD in a Big Ten title game win over Wisconsin and its No. 7 rush defense; and
  • He capped his season and career with 174 yards rushing and a touchdown in the CFP semifinal vs. Clemson and its No. 9 rush defense.

Dobbins, who announced December 30 via his twitter account that he would forego his senior season and make himself eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft, departs Ohio State firmly established as one of the great running backs and players in school history. The first Ohio State player ever to rush for 1,000 or more yards as a freshman, sophomore, and junior, Dobbins finishes as the school’s second-leading rusher all-time with 4,459 yards, with the great Archie Griffin and his 5,589 yards the only player ahead of him.

Dobbins who made virtually every All-America team this year, including a first-team berth on the Football Writers Association of America team, averaged 106.2 yards per game over his career, and he totaled 5,104 all-purpose yards, with both figures ranking second in school history. His 6.2 yards per carry for his career was also second-best among Buckeyes.

Dobbins, a team captain in 2019, never missed a game in his three-year career, and he started 40 of the 42 games in which he played. He rushed for 100-or-more yards 19 times, and he caught 71 passes for 645 yards and five touchdowns.

Dobbins’ spectacular 2019 campaign included his being named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, and a first-team all-Big Ten performer.

The other four finalists for the award were:

Charlie Brewer, QB, Baylor, Jr. – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS) Big 12

Shane Buechele, QB, SMU, Jr.-GT – Arlington, TX (Lamar HS) American Athletic Conference

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma, Sr. – Houston, TX (Channelview HS) Big 12

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma, Jr. – Richmond, TX (Foster HS) Big 12

Also present at the banquet were the award sponsors, which include: City of Tyler, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, TDI Air Conditioning/James and Sharon Wynne, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, Austin Bank, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., Tyler Morning Telegraph, American State Bank, Texas Bank and Trust, Tyler Junior College, and University of Texas at Tyler.

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year Division I Texas college.

The voting committee co-chaired by Kirk Bohls, Austin Statesman, and Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning Telegraph, included 42 broadcasters, commentators, and journalists from across the country as well as fans and the previous winners, Bryce Petty (2013), Trevone Boykin (2014), Greg Ward, Jr. (2015), D’Onta Foreman (2016), Baker Mayfield (2017), and Kyler Murray (2018).

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Finalists

TYLER, Texas – The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award today announced the 2019 finalists as determined by the Selection Committee.

Finalists:

Charlie Brewer, QB, Baylor, Jr. – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS) Big-12

Shane Buechele, QB, SMU, Jr.-GT – Arlington, TX (Lamar HS) American Athletic Conference

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State, Junior – La Grange, TX (La Grange HS) Big Ten

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma, Sr. – Houston, TX (Channelview HS) Big 12

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma, Jr. – Richmond, TX (Foster HS) Big 12

Charlie Brewer – Has started 29 of last 30 games for Baylor. Brewer was a 2019 All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches), 2019 Preseason All-Big 12 selection (Phil Steele), 2019 Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist, 2019 Maxwell Award watch list. He is the fourth player in BU history to throw for 6,000+ yards in his career (now has 7,531, putting him in sole possession of third place on the BU career list). He has 17 career rushing TDs, putting him in sole possession of fourth place in program history. His career completion percentage of .643 is second-best in BU history (RGIII, .671) Brewer has posted 18 career 200+ passing yard games, good for 3rd most in program history. The Austin native has eclipsed 300 yards passing 11 times, becoming the third player in program history with 10 or more games of 300+ yards passing.  Brewer has passed for 400+ yards twice, fifth most in BU history (Robert Griffin III, Bryce Petty, Blake Szymanski, Nick Florence).

Shane Buechele – Leads the American Athletic Conference in passing yards (3,626, 8th NCAA), passing touchdowns (33, 6th NCAA), completions per game (23.33, 10th NCAA) and points responsible for (216, 9th NCAA). Buechele ranks second in total offense (310.9) and third in passing efficiency (152.5). He also tied the SMU record for single-season touchdowns and set a program record with 11 straight games with multiple passing TDs. His single-season passing yard total only trails Kyle Padron’s 3,828 in 2010.

Buechele was a Maxwell Award Semifinalist, Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Semifinalist, All-American Athletic Conference First team, was on the Manning Award Watch List, College Football Performance Awards Watch List, and was a member of Dave Campbell’s All-Texas College Team – Offense.

J.K. Dobbins – J.K. Dobbins ranks fourth in the nation with 1,829 yards rushing and sixth with 20 touchdowns. He has scored at least one touchdown in eight straight games and rushed for 100 or more yards in nine of 13 games. Dobbins ranks second all-time in rushing at Ohio State with 4,285 yards. He was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back.

Dobbins has played his best against the best competition, averaging over 175.0 yards/game against four Top 15 defenses. He rushed for 172 yards vs. Michigan State’s No. 4 ranked rush defense, 163 yards vs. Wisconsin’s No. 1 ranked rush defense, 157 vs. Penn State’s No. 4 defense, 211 with four TDS vs. Michigan’s No. 13 rush defense and 172 yards vs. Wisconsin’s No. 7 defense in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Jalen Hurts – Hurts, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, leads the nation in yards per pass attempt (11.8; the FBS record is 11.6), yards per completion (16.4), points responsible for per game (23.7; tied) and touchdowns accounted for (51; tied), while ranking third in total offense (376.1 ypg) and passing efficiency rating (200.3; the single-season FBS record is 199.4). He also ranks fourth nationally in completion percentage (.718; OU record is .709 by Baker Mayfield in 2016), seventh in rushing touchdowns (18; second among QBs) and 10th in passing touchdowns (32). He averages 279.5 passing yards and 96.5 rushing yards per contest.

Hurts has compiled 4,889 yards of total offense (3,634 passing, 1,255 rushing) and is second among OU quarterbacks in single-season rushing yards and rushing touchdowns (Jack Mildren had 1,289 rushing yards and 20 rushing TDs in 1971). He is just four total TDs shy of the school record of 55 set by Sam Bradford in 2008. Hurts was also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. This is Jalen’s second time to be a finalist for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The first time was his freshman year at Alabama.

CeeDee Lamb – Lamb, already a Walter Camp Foundation and FWAA first-team All-American, collected his third first-team All-America honor this year to become Oklahoma’s fifth consensus All-American in the last four years (wide receiver Dede Westbrook in 2016 and tight end Mark Andrews, offensive tackle Orlando Brown and quarterback Baker Mayfield in 2017). Prior to 2016, OU had not produced a consensus All-American since 2004. Sooners have now earned 82 all-time consensus All-America honors.

Lamb ranks third nationally with 14 receiving touchdowns and seventh with his 20.8 yards per catch. The junior also ranks 11th in the country with his 100.7 receiving yards per game despite ranking 69th with 4.8 catches per contest.

The Richmond, Texas, product has made at least one touchdown reception in nine of his 12 games this season and is tied for the lead among Power Five players with six games of 135-plus receiving yards. He also leads the nation’s non-seniors with his 32 career receiving TDs and 3,173 career receiving yards. Lamb ranks second at OU in career receiving TDs, fourth in career receiving yards, and 16th in career all-purpose yards in just under three years of competition

The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas on January 15, 2020. All finalists will be invited to the event and the emcee is Ron Franklin, legendary sports commentator, former voice of ESPN College Football and the Houston Oilers.

Thank you to the award sponsors: City of Tyler, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, TDI Air Conditioning/James and Sharon Wynne, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, Austin Bank, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., Tyler Morning Telegraph, American State Bank, Texas Bank and Trust, Tyler Junior College, and the University of Texas at Tyler.

YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FINALIST FOR THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD AT WWW.EARLCAMPBELLAWARD.COM. ONE VOTE DAILY.

This is the seventh year for the award.  Previous finalists and winners are listed below.

2013 Finalists

Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior – San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)

Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore – Galveston, TX (Ball HS)

James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior – Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas, HS)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore – Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)

*Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior – Midlothian, HS (Midlothian HS)

2014 Finalists

Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State, Junior – Plano, Texas (Frisco Liberty HS)

J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State, RS Freshman – Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)

*Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU, Junior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma, Freshman – Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor, Senior – Midlothian, Texas (Midlothian HS)

2015 Finalists

Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB, Senior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Corey Coleman, Baylor, WR, Junior – Richardson, Texas (Pearce HS)

Josh Doctson, TCU, WR, Senior – Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

*Greg Ward, Jr., Houston, QB, Junior – Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)

2016 Finalists

*D’Onta Foreman, Texas, RB, Junior – Texas City, TX (Texas City HS)

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, QB, Freshman – Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech, QB, Junior – Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Senior – Cameron, TX (Cameron Yoe HS)

2017 Finalists

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Graduate – Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

Ronald Jones, II, USC, TB, Junior – McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

*Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Senior – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, QB, Sophomore – Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS)

James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR, Senior – Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

2018 Finalists

Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, RB, Sophomore – Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS) – Pac-12

D’Eriq King, Houston, QB, Junior – Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) – American Athletic Conf.

Greg Little, Ole Miss, OL, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) – SEC

*Kyler Murray, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) – Big 12

Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State, WR, Sophomore – Ft. Worth, TX (South Hills HS) – Big 12

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, RB, Junior – Houston, TX (C.E. King HS) – SEC

*Denotes

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year Division I Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fourteenth week of the college football season.

Dobbins rushed for a career-high 211 yards on 31 carries and a career-best four touchdowns in Ohio State’s win at Michigan. The junior running back became just the third Buckeye to score four rushing touchdowns against the Wolverines, while his 260 total yards were the most ever for an OSU student against Michigan.

Dobbins moves into second place on the Ohio State career rushing list with 4,113 yards, passing Ezekiel Elliott (3,961 yards) and trailing only two-time Heisman Trophy recipient Archie Griffin (5,589 yards).

Dobbins also earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors.

J.K. Dobbins is a graduate of La Grange HS in La Grange, Texas.

Week 14 Honorable Mentions:

COCO AZEMA, RB, NORTHWESTERN 

Freshman

Cypress, TX (Langham Creek HS)

7 carries – 123 yards, TD

W 29-10 @ Illinois

**DB moved to RB out of necessity. First carries of career. 62-yd run set up another TD** 

ENO BENJAMIN, RB, ARIZONA STATE 

Junior

Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS)

34 carries – 168 yards, 2 TD + 14 yards receiving

W 24-14 vs. Arizona

KENNEDY BROOKS, RB, OKLAHOMA 

RS-Sophomore

Mansfield, TX (Mansfield HS)

22 carries – 160 yards, TD

W 34-16 @ #21 Oklahoma State

DEVIN DUVERNAY, WR, TEXAS 

Senior
Sachse, TX (Sachse HS)

6 catches – 199 yards, TD

W 49-24 vs. Texas Tech

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Junior

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

19/27 – 348 yards, 2 TD | 10 carries – 83 yards, TD

W 49-24 vs. Texas Tech

JAMYCAL HASTY, RB, BAYLOR 

Senior

Longview, TX (Longview HS)

14 carries – 92 yards, 3 TD

W 61-6 @ Kansas

JAYLON HENDERSON, QB, BOISE STATE   

RS-Senior

Kingwood, TX (Kingwood Park HS)

26/36 – 253 yards, 2 TD | 15 yards rushing, TD

W 31-24 @ Colorado State

ROSCHON JOHNSON, RB, TEXAS 

Freshman

Port Neches, TX (Port Neches-Groves HS)

23 carries – 105 yards, 3 TD

W 49-24 vs. Texas Tech

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU 

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

18 carries – 125 yards, 2 TD + 6-yd catch

W 37-20 vs. Tulane

BRANT KUITHE, WR, UTAH

Sophomore

Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch HS)

3 catches – 63 yards, 2 TD / 2 carries – 59 yards TD

W 45-15 vs. Colorado

ZACH SMITH, QB, TULSA 

Junior

Grandview, TX (Grandview HS)

21/30 – 331 yards, 5 TD, INT

W 49-24 @ East Carolina

KYLE TRASK, QB, FLORIDA 

Junior

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

30/41 – 343 yards, 3 TD + 16 yards receiving

W 40-17 vs. Florida State

JAYLEN WADDLE, WR, ALABAMA 

Sophomore

Houston, TX (Episcopal HS)

4 catches – 98 yards, 3 TD

L 48-45 @ #15 Auburn

GARRETT WILSON, WR, OHIO STATE 

Freshman

Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

3 catches – 118 yards, TD

W 56-27 @ #13 Michigan

**1st career 100 yd game**

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalists

TYLER, Texas – This year many talented athletes with ties to the state of Texas have emerged as candidates for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. Eleven Semifinalists have been selected by The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Selection Committee.

This year’s candidates include five quarterbacks, four wide receivers, and two running backs. Four different conferences are represented.

The 2019 Semifinalists are:

Charlie Brewer, QB, Baylor, Jr. – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS) Big-12

Shane Buechele, QB, SMU, Jr.-GT – Arlington, TX (Lamar HS) American Athletic Conference

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State, Junior – LaGrange, TX (LaGrange HS) Big Ten

Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas, Sr. – Sachse, TX (Sachse HS) Big 12

Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas, Jr. – Austin, TX (Westlake HS) Big 12

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma, Sr. – Channelview, TX (Channelview HS) Big 12

Xavier Jones, RB, SMU, Sr. – Spring, TX (Spring HS) American Athletic Conference

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma, Jr. – Richmond, TX (Foster HS) Big 12

Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor, Sr. – Daingerfield, TX (Daingerfield HS) Big 12

James Proche, WR, SMU, Sr. – Dallas, TX (DeSoto HS) American Athletic Conference

Kyle Trask, QB, Florida, R-Junior – Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) SEC

Finalists will be selected from this group and announced on December 17, 2019.

The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas on January 15, 2020. All finalists will be invited to the event and the emcee is Ron Franklin, legendary sports commentator, former voice of ESPN College Football and the Houston Oilers.

Thank you to the award sponsors: City of Tyler, Azalea Orthopedics, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire’s, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, TDI Air Conditioning/James & Sharon Wynne, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, Austin Bank, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., American State Bank, Tyler Junior College, and University of Texas at Tyler.

Fan Vote for the semifinalists round begins Friday, November 22nd. Visit www.earlcampbellaward.com  and vote once daily for you favorite.

This is the seventh year for the award.  Previous finalists and winners are listed below.

2013 Finalists

Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior – San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)

Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore – Galveston, TX (Ball HS)

James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior – Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas, HS)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore – Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)

*Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior – Midlothian, HS (Midlothian HS)

2014 Finalists

Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State, Junior – Plano, Texas (Frisco Liberty HS)

J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State, RS Freshman – Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)

*Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU, Junior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma, Freshman – Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor, Senior – Midlothian, Texas (Midlothian HS)

2015 Finalists

Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB, Senior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Corey Coleman, Baylor, WR, Junior – Richardson, Texas (Pearce HS)

Josh Doctson, TCU, WR, Senior – Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

*Greg Ward, Jr., Houston, QB, Junior – Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)

2016 Finalists

*D’Onta Foreman, Texas, RB, Junior – Texas City, TX (Texas City HS)

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, QB, Freshman – Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech, QB, Junior – Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Senior – Cameron, TX (Cameron Yoe HS)

2017 Finalists

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Graduate – Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

Ronald Jones, II, USC, TB, Junior – McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

*Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Senior – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, QB, Sophomore – Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS)

James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR, Senior – Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

2018 Finalists

Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, RB, Sophomore – Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS) – Pac-12

D’Eriq King, Houston, QB, Junior – Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) – American Athletic Conf.

Greg Little, Ole Miss, OL, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) – SEC

*Kyler Murray, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) – Big 12

Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State, WR, Sophomore – Ft. Worth, TX (South Hills HS) – Big 12

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, RB, Junior – Houston, TX (C.E. King HS) – SEC

*Denotes winner

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year Division I Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.comor contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – New Mexico State running back Jason Huntley has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the thirteenth week of the college football season.

The senior running back had a career day in his final game in Aggie Memorial Stadium rushing for 191 yards and three touchdowns, leading NM State to a 44-35 win against their rival UTEP on Senior Day.

The Arlington, Texas native broke free for a 39-yard rushing touchdown six minutes into the first quarter to give the Aggies an early 7-0 lead. He closed out the first half with a statement, finding pay dirt on a  53-yard run to put NM State ahead, 14-13, entering halftime.

He didn’t slow down in the second half. With the Aggies trailing late in the third quarter, Huntley found the end zone for the third time, finishing off a seven-play, 75-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown plunge to put the Aggies in front, 21-16.

Jason Huntley is a graduate of Martin HS in Arlington, Texas.

Week 13 Honorable Mentions:

J.K. DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Junior

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

36 carries – 157 yards, 2 TD + 11 yards receiving

W 28-17 vs. #8 Penn State

CALEB EVANS, QB, UL MONROE 

Senior

Mansfield, TX (Bishop Dunne HS)

19/33 – 346 yards, 2 TD | 9 carries – 69 yards rushing, TD

W 45-42 vs. Coastal Carolina

ALEX FONTENOT, RB, COLORADO 

Sophomore

Richmond, TX (George Ranch HS)

24 carries – 105 yards, TD

W 20-14 vs. Washington

KEDARIAN JONES, WR, MEMPHIS 

Senior

Dallas, TX (Kimball HS)

6 catches – 99 yards, TD

W 49-10 vs. USF

DENZEL MIMS, WR, BAYLOR 

Senior

Daingerfield, TX (Daingerfield HS)

7 catches – 125 yards, TD

W 24-10 vs. Texas

PATRICK TAYLOR JR., RB, MEMPHIS 

Senior

Humble, TX (Atascocita HS)

17 carries – 95 yards, 3 TD

W 49-10 vs. USF

JAYLEN WADDLE, WR, ALABAMA 

Sophomore

Houston, TX (Episcopal HS)

3 catches – 101 yards, TD

W 66-3 vs. Western Carolina

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the twelfth week of the college football season.

Hurts accounted for 411 yards of offense (305 after halftime) to rally Oklahoma from 25 down in a 34-31 road win over previously undefeated Baylor. The senior quarterback was 30-for-42 through the air (both season highs) for 297 yards and a season-high four touchdowns. He also ran 27 times for a game-high 114 yards in the largest comeback victory in OU history.

“I put us in a horrible situation, and we found a way to come back,” Hurts said. “We overcame adversity, and you’re remembered for what you do in November. So it’s a big-time win today.”

Hurts was also named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

Jalen Hurts is a graduate of Channelview HS in Channelview, Texas.

Week 12 Honorable Mentions:

JARRET DOEGE, QB, WEST VIRGINIA 

Junior

Lubbock, TX (Cooper HS)

20/30 – 234 yards, 3 TD

W 24-20 @ #24 Kansas State

MAX DUGGAN, QB, TCU 

Freshman

Council Bluffs, IA (Lewis Central HS)

25/42 – 323 yards, 2 TD | 18 carries – 75 yards, TD

W 33-31 @ Texas Tech

JAYLON HENDERSON, QB, BOISE STATE

Senior

Kingwood, TX (Park HS) / Trinity Valley CC

15/28 – 292 yards, 3 TD, INT

W vs. New Mexico 42-9

**3rd string QB making first collegiate start**

BRANT KUITHE, WR, UTAH 

Sophomore

Katy, TX (Cinco Ranch HS)

5 catches – 132 yards, TD

W 49-3 vs. UCLA

TONY NICHOLSON, WR, NEW MEXICO STATE 

Senior

Grand Prairie, TX (South Grand Prairie HS)

6 catches – 101 yards, 2 TD

W 41-28 vs. Incarnate Word

CORDARRIAN RICHARDSON, RB, TEXAS A&M 

Sophomore

Memphis, TN (Trezevant HS)

6 carries – 130 yards, TD + 17 yd TD catch

W 30-6 vs. South Carolina

BRAD ROZNER, WR, RICE 

Junior

Needville, TX (Needville HS) / Cisco College

8 catches – 130 yards, 3 TD

W 31-28 @ Middle Tennessee

**Rice’s 1st win of the season**

TOM STEWART, QB, RICE 

GT-Senior

Dallas, TX (Parish Episcopal)

18/23 – 222 yards, 3 TD

W 31-28 @ Middle Tennessee State

**Rice’s 1st win of the season**

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Texas running back Keaontay Ingram has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the eleventh week of the college football season.

Ingram had 16 carries for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns to help the Longhorns outlast No. 16 Kansas State 27-24. Ingram went over the 100-yard rushing mark for the fourth time in his career. The sophomore running back’s first touchdown was a 34-yard game-tying touchdown that capped off a 75-yard touchdown drive. Ingram’s second touchdown was a 12-yard rushing touchdown that gave the Longhorns a 24-14 lead.

Head Coach Tom Herman had this to say about Ingram’s performance, “I think he’s playing with a lot of confidence — he’s 230 pounds, guys. I don’t know what he played at last year, but he’s a lot more confident in his body. He’s a lot more confident in his strength and his power, and the last few weeks he’s been playing at a really good level.”

Keaontay Ingram is a graduate of Carthage HS in Carthage, Texas.

Week 11 Honorable Mentions:

SHANE BUECHELE, QB, SMU

Junior-TR

Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)

33/46 – 414 yards, 5 TD, INT + 11 yards rushing

W 59-51 vs. ECU

CALEB EVANS, QB, UL MONROE 

Senior

Mansfield, TX (Bishop Dunne HS)

24/32 – 291 yards, 3 TD, INT | 16 carries – 110 yards, TD

W 45-31 vs. Georgia State

KYLEN GRANSON, TE, SMU 

Junior-TR

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

7 catches – 138 yards, 3 TD + 9 yards rushing

W 59-51 vs. ECU

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU 

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

20 carries – 157 yards, 3 TD + 15 yards receiving

W 59-51 vs. ECU

CEEDEE LAMB, WR, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Richmond, TX (Foster HS)

8 catches – 167 yards, 2 TD

W 42-41 vs. Iowa State

SINCERE MCCORMICK, RB, UTSA 

Freshman

Converse, TX (Judson HS)

23 carries – 137 yards, 2 TD

W 24-23 vs. Old Dominion

JAMES PROCHE, WR, SMU 

Senior

Dallas, TX (DeSoto HS)

14 catches – 167 yards, 2 TD

W 59-51 vs. ECU

BAYLOR ROMNEY, QB, BYU 

Freshman

El Paso, TX (Franklin HS)

23/33 – 262 yards, 3 TD, INT

W 31-24 vs. Liberty

KYLE TRASK, QB, FLORIDA 

RS-Junior

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

25/37 – 363 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT | 25 yards rushing, TD

W 56-0 vs. Vanderbilt

**most passing yards/game by a Florida QB since Tebow’s final game in 2010** 

TYLER VITT, QB, TEXAS STATE 

Sophomore

San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)

23/33 – 373 yards, 3 TD, INT + 42 yards rushing

W 30-28 vs. South Alabama

JOJO WARD, WR, HAWAI’I 

Senior

Waco, TX (Midway HS) / Tyler JC

7 catches – 170 yards, 2 TD

W 42-40 vs. San Jose State

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – North Texas quarterback Mason Fine has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the tenth week of the college football season.

Fine completed 24 of 39 pass attempts for 332 yards and seven touchdowns – one off the program’s all-time high of eight in a game – in a 52-26 win over UTEP and the senior further etched his name in UNT lore with one home game remaining in his decorated career. Fine’s seven touchdown passes on the day broke his career high for single-game touchdown passes set last week at Charlotte when he had five. Fine completed passes to nine different receivers.

“It all starts with our preparation,” Fine said. “I think the juice on the sideline was there, and everyone just had fun and did their job. We started fast and that momentum continued throughout the game. It’s awesome when you prepare the right way and then go out and perform the right way.”

Fine became the seventh player in C-USA history to throw for 12,000 yards in a career (now 12,026), and he moved into seventh place all-time in C-USA with his school-record 91 career touchdown passes.

Mason Fine is a graduate of Locust Grove HS in Peggs, Oklahoma.

Week 10 Honorable Mentions:

KING DOERUE, RB, PURDUE 

Freshman

Amarillo, TX (Tascosa HS)

15 carries – 71 yards, TD | 5 catches – 31 yards, TD

W 31-27 vs. Nebraska

QUINTEN DORMADY, QB, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 

Senior

Boerne, TX (Boerne HS)

18/24 – 288 yards, 3 TD

W 48-10 vs. Northern Illinois

CALEB EVANS, QB, UL MONROE 

Senior

Mansfield, TX (Bishop Dunne HS)

24/37 – 215 yards, 2 TD | 12 carries – 148 yards, 3 TD

L 48-41 vs. Arkansas State

JAMES PROCHE, WR, SMU 

Senior

Dallas, TX (DeSoto HS)

13 catches – 149 yards, TD | 12 yards rushing

L 54-48 @ #24 Memphis

ISAIAH SPILLER, RB, TEXAS A&M 

Freshman

Spring, TX (Klein Collins HS)

20 carries – 217 yards, 3 TD

W 45-14 vs. UTSA

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the ninth week of the college football season.

Dobbins rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-7 win over Wisconsin. He averaged 8.1 yards per carry and became the first Buckeye to top 1,000 yards rushing as a freshman, sophomore, and junior. The Ohio State running back added three catches for 58 yards in the contest, an average of 19.3 yards per reception.

Head Coach Ryan Day, “I thought the offensive line and J.K. played really good in the first half. And J.K. ran with an edge all day. I think he’s the best running back in the country.”

J.K. Dobbins is a graduate of La Grange HS in La Grange, Texas.

Week 9 Honorable Mentions:

MAX DUGGAN, QB, TCU 

Freshman

Council Bluffs, IA (Lewis Central HS)

19/27 – 273 yards, 2 TD, INT | 13 carries – 72 yards, TD

W 37-27 vs. #15 Texas

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

22 carries – 133 yards, 2 TD

W 34-31 @ Houston

KELLEN MOND, QB, TEXAS A&M

Junior

San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)

17/23 – 234 yards, 3 TD | 9 carries – 76 yards, 2 TD

W 49-30 vs. Mississippi State

LAVISKA SHENAULT, JR., WR, COLORADO 

Junior

DeSoto, TX (DeSoto HS)

9 catches – 172 yards, TD

L 35-31 vs. USC

MARQUEZ STEVENSON, WR, HOUSTON 

Junior

Shreveport, LA (Northwood HS)

5 catches – 211 yards, 2 TD

L 34-31 vs. #16 SMU

TYLAN WALLACE, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE 

Junior

Fort Worth, TX (South Hills HS)

8 catches – 131 yards, TD

W 34-27 vs. #23 Iowa State

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – SMU wide receiver Reggie Roberson, Jr. has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the eighth week of the college football season.

Reggie Roberson Jr. had a career-high 250 receiving yards on seven catches, including touchdowns of 75, 60, and 33 yards in the Mustangs 45-21 win over Temple. The 33-yard score saw SMU quarterback Shane Buechele lead Roberson into the left corner of the end zone in tight coverage. On the two longer connections, Roberson got behind the secondary in the middle of the field with room to spare.

The Mustangs have opened the season with seven straight wins for the first time since 1982. The seven-game winning streak is their longest since winning eight straight during the 1984-85 seasons. SMU (3-0 American) remains in first place in the West Division.

Reggie Roberson, Jr. is a graduate of Mesquite Horn HS, and his hometown is DeSoto, Texas.

Week 8 Honorable Mentions:

SHANE BUECHELE, QB, SMU 

GT-Junior

Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)

30/53 – 457 yards, 6 TD, INT

W 45-21 vs. Temple

JAMYCAL HASTY, RB, BAYLOR 

Senior

Longview, TX (Longview HS)

16 carries – 146 yards, 2 TD | 3 catches – 66 yards receiving

W 45-27 @ Oklahoma State

DEVIN DUVERNAY, WR, TEXAS

Senior

Sachse, TX (Sachse HS)

8 catches – 110 yards, 2 TD

W 50-48 vs. Kansas

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Junior

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

31/44 – 399 yards, 4 TD, INT | 14 carries – 91 yards

W 50-48 vs. Kansas

JALEN HURTS, QB, OKLAHOMA 

GT-Senior

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

16/17 – 316 yards, 3 TD | 10 carries – 75 yards, 2 TD

W 52-14 vs. West Virginia

BAYLOR ROMNEY, QB, BYU 

RS-Freshman

El Paso, TX (Franklin HS)

15/26 – 221 yards, 2 TD

W 28-25 vs. #14 Boise State

**former walk-on making his first career start** 

KYLE TRASK, QB, FLORIDA 

RS-Junior

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

21/33 – 200 yards, 4 TD, INT

W 38-27 @ South Carolina

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the seventh week of the college football season.

Lamb made a career-high 10 catches for 171 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns in Oklahoma’s 34-27 win over No. 11 Texas. He caught a 1-yard pass on the Sooners’ opening possession, then fought past five defenders for a 51-yard score in the third quarter that gave OU a 17-10 lead. He found the end zone by breaking multiple tackles again in the fourth quarter to put OU ahead 27-17.

The junior tied Dede Westbrook for the most receptions by an OU receiver against the Longhorns and became the third Sooner to catch three touchdown passes in the rivalry game (Westbrook and Manuel Johnson).

The Richmond, Texas product has scored a touchdown in eight straight games (dating back to the 2018 Big 12 Championship), which is tied for the second-longest streak in school history. The record is 10 straight games by Westbrook in 2016. He ranks third at OU in career touchdowns (28), is sixth in career receiving yards (2,575), and 11th in career receptions (139).

Lamb is tied for the national lead with 10 touchdown receptions this season and ranks 12th with his 101.7 receiving yards per game.

Lamb was also named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

CeeDee Lamb is a graduate of Foster HS in Richmond, Texas.

Week 7 Honorable Mentions:

ENO BENJAMIN, RB, ARIZONA STATE 

Junior

19 carries – 137 yards, TD | 6 catches – 34 yards

Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS)

W 38-34 vs. Washington State

JAELON DARDEN, WR, NORTH TEXAS 

Junior

Houston, TX (Eisenhower HS)

5 catches – 87 yards, 3 TD

L 45-27 @ Southern Miss

SARODORICK THOMPSON, RB, TEXAS TECH 

RS-Freshman

Irving, TX (Ranchview HS)

28 carries – 153 yards, 2 TD

L 33-30 @ #22 Baylor (2 OT)

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – SMU wide receiver James Proche has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the sixth week of the college football season.

Proche had 11 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning TD in the third overtime period, in SMU’s 43-37 win against Tulsa. Proche’s two touchdowns helped SMU rally from a 30-9 fourth-quarter deficit and kept the Mustangs unbeaten at 6-0 entering an open week.

The senior wide receiver was also chosen as the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week and the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

James Proche is a graduate of DeSoto HS in Dallas, Texas.

Week 6 Honorable Mentions:

RYAN AGNEW, QB, SAN DIEGO STATE 

Senior

Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)

16/20 – 147 yards, 3 TD

W 24-10 vs. Colorado State

J.K. DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Junior

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

24 carries – 172 yards, TD

W 34-10 vs. #25 Michigan State

JETT DUFFEY, QB, TEXAS TECH 

Junior

Mansfield, TX (Lake Ridge HS)

26/44 – 424 yards, 4 TD | 16 yards rushing, TD

W 45-35 vs. #21 Oklahoma State

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU 

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

26 carries – 121 yards, 2 TD

W 43-37 vs. Tulsa (3 OT)

SINCERE MCCORMICK, RB, UTSA 

Freshman

Converse, TX (Judson HS)

22 carries – 189 yards, TD + 7 yards receiving

W 26-16 @ UTEP

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fifth week of the college football season.

Brewer was 26-of-45 for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns. This was his ninth career 300-yard passing game as he led the Bears to a 23-21 victory over Iowa State. The Bears took a 20-0 lead before Iowa State came back to lead the game 21-20 with 3:45 left in the game.

With the game on the line the junior quarterback drove the Bears 54 yards in 13 plays. He converted three times on third-down plays and completed 7-of-10 passes to get Baylor into field goal range.

“As a quarterback, you’ve got to absolutely love having the ball in your hands to go win the game,” said Brewer. “I pride myself on that. I’m the quarterback. To be an effective quarterback, I’ve got to go win the game at the end. Our receivers and the o-line did tremendous on that drive. They’re the ones that made that happen.”

“I learned that we’re resilient,” Brewer said of the comeback win. “We still have a lot of work to do, especially offensively. But, it’s only the fifth week, technically, so we have some time. But, I like where we’re headed.”

Charlie Brewer is a graduate of Lake Travis HS in Austin, Texas.

Week 5 Honorable Mentions:

ENO BENJAMIN, RB, ARIZONA STATE 

Junior

Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS)

29 carries – 100 yards, 3 TD + 14 yards receiving

W 24-17 @ #15 Cal

PATRICK CARR, RB, HOUSTON 

Senior

The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands HS)

16 carries – 139 yards, 3 TD

W 46-25 @ North Texas

JALEN HURTS, QB, OKLAHOMA 

GT-Senior

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

17/24 – 415 yards, 3 TD | 9 carries – 70 yards, TD

W 55-16 vs. Texas Tech

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU 

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

15 carries – 155 yards, 2 TD

W 48-21 @ USF

CEEDEE LAMB, WR, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Richmond, TX (Foster HS)

7 catches – 185 yards, 3 TD

W 55-16 vs. Texas Tech

DENZEL MIMS, WR, BAYLOR 

Senior

Daingerfield, TX (Daingerfield HS)

6 catches – 106 yards, 2 TD

W 23-21 vs. Iowa State

DARRELL STEWART JR., WR, MICHIGAN STATE 

Senior

Houston, TX (Nimitz HS)

5 catches – 117 yards, 2 TD

W 40-31 vs. Indiana

TYQUAN THORNTON, WR, BAYLOR 

Sophomore

Miami, FL (Booker T. Washington HS)

11 catches – 141 yards, TD

W 23-21 vs. Iowa State

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – SMU quarterback Shane Buechele has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fourth week of the college football season.

The junior quarterback threw for 288 yards with two touchdowns and ran for another score as SMU held on to beat No. 25 TCU 41-38, ending a seven-game losing streak in the rivalry and improving to 4-0 for the first time since 1984.

Buechele, the former Texas quarterback who is one of seven graduate transfers for SMU, was 22-of-34 passing. He had gone 0-2 against TCU while with the Longhorns. Shane Buechele on the win, “It was really important for our program to win this game. It was a great team win, and personally I am really excited to get the win against TCU.”

Shane Buechele is a graduate of Lamar HS in Arlington, Texas.

Week 4 Honorable Mentions:

JOSH ADKINS, QB, NEW MEXICO STATE

Sophomore

Spring Branch, TX (Smithson Valley HS)

30/47 – 335 yards, 3 TD, INT | 32 yards rushing, 3 TD

L 55-52 @ New Mexico

LOGAN BONNER, QB, ARKANSAS STATE 

Junior

Rowlett, TX (Rowlett HS)

17/31 – 320 yards, 4 TD

W 41-28 vs. Southern Illinois

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Junior

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

20/28 – 281 yards, 4 TD | 10 carries – 70 yards

W 36-30 vs. Oklahoma State

JUSTIN MCMILLAN, QB, TULANE 

Senior

Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS)

7/20 – 186 yards, 3 TD | 15 carries – 91 yards, TD

W 38-31 vs. Houston

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO 

Senior

El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)

23/30 – 337 yards, 3 TD + 10 yards rushing

W 34-31 @ #24 Arizona State

CHRIS ROBISON, QB, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 

RS-Sophomore

Mesquite, TX (Horn HS)

25/36 – 379 yards, 5 TD

W 42-7 vs. Wagner

TRE SIGGERS, RB, NORTH TEXAS 

Sophomore

Duncanville, TX (Duncanville HS)

14 carries – 143 yards, 2 TD

W 45-3 vs. UTSA

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – TCU running back, Darius Anderson, and SMU running back TJ McDaniel have been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Co-Players of the Week for the third week of the college football season.

Darius Anderson rushed for a career high 179 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Horned Frogs to a 34-13 win over Purdue on the road. With the win, the Horned Frogs moved to 2-0 on the season and extended their winning streak to five games.

Anderson is a graduate of George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas.

 

TJ McDaniel rushed for 159 yards and three scores on 8 carries as SMU sprinted to a 47-17 victory over Texas State on Saturday evening. The Mustangs started the season 3-0 for the first time since 1984.

McDaniel is a graduate of Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas.

TCU and SMU will face each other this week in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Week 3 Honorable Mentions:

RAKEEM BOYD, RB, ARKANSAS 

Junior

Houston, TX (Stratford HS)

20 carries – 122 yards, 2 TD

W 55-34 vs. Colorado State

J.K. DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Junior

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

22 carries – 193 yards, TD

W 51-10 @ Indiana

JALEN HURTS, QB, OKLAHOMA 

Senior-GT

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

15/20 – 289 yards, 3 TD / 14 carries – 150 yards, TD

W 48-14 @ UCLA

CHARLESTON RAMBO, WR, OKLAHOMA 

Sophomore

Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS)

5 catches – 116 yards, 2 TD

W 48-14 @ UCLA

NICK STARKEL, QB, ARKANSAS 

Junior

Argyle, TX (Liberty Christian HS)

20/35 – 305 yards, 3 TD

W 55-34 vs. Colorado State

CJ WILLIAMS, SB, NAVY 

Junior

Cibolo, TX (Cibolo Steele HS)

3 catches – 117 yards, 2 TD + 11 rushing yards

W 42-10 vs. East Carolina

**80-yd TD catch was longest by a Navy player since 2010

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Hawai’i wide receiver, JoJo Ward has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the second week of the college football season.

The senior wide receiver had a career performance in UH’s 31-28 victory over Oregon State on Saturday. The Waco, Texas native set career highs in catches (10), receiving yards (189), and touchdowns (4). It marked the second straight game that a UH receiver tallied four touchdowns, tying a single-game school record.

Three of Ward’s touchdowns occurred in the first half, and three of his scores went for 29-yards or more, including his second 29-yarder in the third quarter that tied the score at 28. He was targeted 13 times in the game and averaged 18.9 yards per reception.

Ward eclipsed 100-yards for the fourth time in his career and posted his third career multiple TD game. He was also named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week.

JoJo Ward is a graduate of Midway HS, in Waco, Texas. Ward also played for Tyler Junior College.

Week 2 Honorable Mentions:

SHANE BUECHELE, QB, SMU 

Junior (Grad Transfer)

Arlington, TX (Lamar HS)

21/31 – 292 yards, 3 TD + 24 yards rushing

W 49-27 vs. North Texas

J.K. DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Junior

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

17 carries – 141 yards, 2 TD

W 42-0 vs. Cincinnati

DEVIN DUVERNAY, WR, TEXAS

Senior

Sachse, TX (Sachse HS)

12 catches – 154 yards, 2 TD

L 45-38 vs. #6 LSU

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Junior

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

31/47 – 401 yards, 4 TD | 19 carries – 60 yards, TD

L 45-38 vs. #6 LSU

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU 

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

16 carries – 127 yards, 3 TD + 10 yards receiving

W 49-27 vs. North Texas

MALIK KNOWLES, WR, KANSAS STATE 

RS-Freshman

Mansfield, TX (Lake Ridge HS)

5 catches – 99 yards, 2 TD

W 52-0 vs. Bowling Green

DENZEL MIMS, WR, BAYLOR 

Senior

Daingerfield, TX (Daingerfield HS)

7 catches – 101 yards, 3 TD

W 63-14 vs. UTSA

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO 

Senior

El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)

28/41 – 375 yards, 2 TD, INT

W 34-31 vs. Nebraska

DARRELL STEWART JR., WR, MICHIGAN STATE 

Senior

Houston, TX (Nimitz HS)

10 catches – 185 yards, TD + 17-yd pass

W 51-17 vs. Western Michigan

TYLAN WALLACE, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE 

Junior

Fort Worth, TX (South Hills HS)

5 catches – 180 yards, 3 TD

W 56-14 vs. McNeese State

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma quarterback, Jalen Hurts has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the college football season.

The new Sooners quarterback passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more, and No. 4 Oklahoma rolled past Houston 49-31 on Sunday night.

It was Hurts first game for the Sooners since he transferred from Alabama. Hurts posted 508 total yards, the fifth most in school history. He completed 20-for-23 through the air for 332 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions), while running 16 times for a career-high 176 yards (11.0 average) and three more scores. The OU quarterback was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week as well as Newcomer of the Week.

“He played well. There were some things he could do better, but I thought he handled the moment good,” Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley said. “You could tell out there that he’d been in it, certainly. I’m sure he had some nerves, but he did a good job managing them.”

Jalen Hurts is a graduate of Channelview, HS, in Channelview, Texas.

Week 1 Honorable Mentions:

ALAN BOWMAN, QB, TEXAS TECH 

Sophomore

Grapevine, TX (Grapevine HS)

40/53 – 436 yards, 2 TD + 1 rushing TD

W 45-10 vs. Montana State

RICO BUSSEY JR., WR, NORTH TEXAS 

Senior

Lawton, OK (Eisenhower HS)

4 catches – 156 yards, TD

W 51-31 vs. Abilene Christian

QUINTEN DORMADY, QB, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 

Senior

Boerne, TX (Boerne HS)

27/37 – 285 yards, 3 TD

W 38-21 vs. Albany

TRESTAN EBNER, RB, BAYLOR 

Junior

Henderson, TX (Henderson HS)

2 carries – 32 yards, 2 TD | 5 catches – 40 yards, TD

W 56-17 vs. SFA

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Junior

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

28/38 – 276 yards, 4 TD | 8 carries – 34 yards, TD

W 45-14 vs. Louisiana Tech

ALEX FONTENOT, RB, COLORADO 

Sophomore

Richmond, TX (George Ranch HS)

19 carries – 125 yards, 3 TD

W 52-31 vs. Colorado State

FRANK HARRIS, QB, UTSA 

Junior

Schertz, TX (Clemens HS)

28/36 – 206 yards, 3 TD, INT | 15 carries – 123 yards

W 35-7 vs. Incarnate Word

TREYVON HUGHES, RB, UTEP 

Senior

Carrollton, TX (Hebron HS)

23 carries – 144 yards, 2 TD

W 36-34 vs. Houston Baptist

*UTEP’s first home win since 2016 

MASON FINE, QB, NORTH TEXAS 

Senior

Peggs, OK (Locust Grove HS)

28/37 – 383 yards, 4 TD, INT + 16 yards rushing

W 51-31 vs. Abilene Christian

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU 

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

18 carries – 56 yards, 3 TD

W 37-30 @ Arkansas State

JUSTIN McMILLAN, QB, TULANE 

Graduate Student

Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS)

14/18 – 199 yards, 2 TD | 51 yards rushing + TD

W 42-14 vs. Florida International

ROBERT MAHONE, RB, BOISE STATE 

Junior

Prosper, TX (Prosper HS)

24 carries – 142 yards, 2 TD + 27 yards receiving

W 36-31 @ Florida State

KELLEN MOND, QB, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)

19/27 – 194 yards, 3 TD, INT | 25 yards rushing + TD

W 41-7 vs. Texas State

JASON PIRTLE, TE, NORTH TEXAS 

Junior

Locust Grove, OK (Locust Grove HS)

4 catches – 88 yards, 3 TD

W 51-31 vs. Abilene Christian

REGGIE ROBERSON, JR., WR, SMU 

Junior

DeSoto, TX (Mesquite Horn HS)

11 rec – 180 yards

W 37-30 @ Arkansas State

SPENCER SANDERS, QB, OKLAHOMA STATE 

RS-Freshman

Denton, TX (Ryan HS)

19/24 – 203 yards, 3 TD | 13 carries – 109 yards

W 52-36 @ Oregon State

PATRICK TAYLOR JR., RB, MEMPHIS 

Senior

Humble, TX (Atascocita HS)

27 carries – 128 yards, TD + 25 yards receiving

W 15-10 vs. Ole Miss

TYLAN WALLACE, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE 

Junior

Fort Worth, TX (South Hills HS)

5 catches – 92 yards, 2 TD

W 52-36 @ Oregon State

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List Announced

TYLER, TEXAS – The seventh annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler 14th Annual East Texas Kick-off Luncheon.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.  The Watch List announced today will be narrowed to up to 16 semi-finalists in November and then up to 5 finalists in December. They will be selected by broadcasters, commentators, journalists, fans and previous winners. The finalists will be brought to Tyler for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet scheduled for January 15, 2020.

This year’s Watch List (complete list attached) includes:

  • 42 players from all 10 conferences including 1 independent (American, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, MW, Pac-12, SEC, and Sun Belt)
  • Players representing Universities from 20 different states and 34 schools
  • Wide receivers lead the nominations with 20, followed by quarterbacks (10), running backs (9), and offensive linemen (2).

* Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin, Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace, and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, three previous finalists for the award are again on the list.

A player does not have to appear on the initial Watch List to be eligible to win the award. The Watch List is made up of players nominated from their respective schools.

2019 Watch List Nominations

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award was announced in 2012 by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler. “We are fortunate to have a celebrity who exhibits the impeccable virtues that define this award. In addition to being a well-known sports figure, Earl also earned a college degree, married his high school sweetheart, raised two successful sons and still supports the community where he grew up,” said Cindy Smoak, Vice President, SPORTyler.

Earl Campbell graduated from John Tyler High School in Tyler before joining the Texas Longhorns under legendary Coach Darrell K. Royal. In his senior year, he led the nation with 1744 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns, going on to win the Longhorns’ first Heisman Trophy.

He was subsequently drafted by the Houston Oilers where he won Rookie of the Year honors in 1978 and went on to lead the NFL in rushing 3 times. Campbell earned NFL MVP in 1979 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991. He now resides in Austin.

“All my life, all I wanted to do was be an athlete. I kept God in my life and surrounded myself with good people. I am humbled by this award named in my honor,” said Campbell.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Winner for the 2018 Season

TYLER, Texas – The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler announced today Kyler Murray, QB, University of Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2018 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award presented by Earl Campbell.

Murray received the award at The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet January 9, 2019.

“I’m honored to present the award to Kyler Murray,” Earl Campbell said. “All of these players had an amazing season. They all deserved their place as a finalist.”

Murray is OU’s seventh Heisman Trophy winner. He is the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Year Award recipient. He was also named AP Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Manning Award, and The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

In addition, Murray was first-team All-American (AP and FWAA), Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, named to All-Big 12 First Team and voted Most Outstanding Player of Big 12 Championship. He tied a league record by being named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week five times.

The junior quarterback was also an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree. Murray played in all 14 games with starts in 13 contests (suspended for first offensive series vs. Baylor). He was the first FBS player to average at least 300.0 passing yards (311.5) and at least 60.0 rushing yards (71.5) per game for a full season and joined Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (2015) as the only FBS players to ever record at least 4,000 passing yards and at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Murray led the nation in total yards (school-record 5,362), points responsible for (324; tied), yards per completion (16.8), and yards per pass attempt (single-season FBS record of 11.6; former record was 11.1).

He is ranked second in passing efficiency rating (199.2; FBS record entering season was 198.9), third in passing TDs (42), and fifth in completion percentage (.690). 11.1 percent of his passes went for touchdowns (FBS record is 11.6), and he threw for at least two touchdown passes in all but one game and threw at least three TD passes in 10 of 14 contests. He set school and Big 12 records by assembling a streak of eight games with at least three TD passes. He passed for at least 300 yards and rushed for at least 65 in a game seven times (most nationally since at least 1996; had only been done four times by a Sooner in the first 22 years of the Big 12).

Murray led the Big 12 in league play in total offense at 409.3 yards per game (next most was 335.1), passing efficiency rating with a 208.2 mark (next best was 176.7) and in total TDs with 37 (next most was 31). He completed 260 of 377 passes for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns against seven interceptions (6.0-to-1 ratio) and rushed for 1,001 yards and another 11 scores. He is the only player in school history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a game, and he did it three times (360 and 100 at Texas Tech on November 3; 364 and 114 at No. 12 West Virginia on November 23; 308 and 109 vs. No. 1 Alabama in CFP Semifinal at the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29).

Murray became the first quarterback to ever rush for 100 yards against a Nick Saban-coached Alabama defense. He passed for 379 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions) and ran for 39 yards in Big 12 Championship win vs. Texas (December 1). Murray finished 17 for 21 for 432 yards, six touchdowns, and no interceptions while adding 45 rushing yards and a score in OU’s 66-33 win over Baylor (September 29). His 348.0 passing efficiency rating in the Baylor game set school and Big 12 records (as did his 20.6 yards per pass attempt and 25.4 yards per completion) and was the highest in the FBS since at least 1996.

The other five finalists for the award were:

Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, RB, Sophomore – Wylie, Texas (Wylie East HS) – Pac-12

D’Eriq King, Houston, QB, Junior – Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS) – American Athletic Conf.

Greg Little, Ole Miss, OL, Junior Allen, Texas (Allen HS) – SEC

Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State, WR, Sophomore – Ft. Worth, Texas (South Hills HS) – Big 12

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, RB, Junior – Houston, Texas (C.E. King HS) – SEC

Also present at the banquet were the award sponsors, which include: City of Tyler, Azalea Orthopedics, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, TDI Air Conditioning/James and Sharon Wynne, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, American State Bank, Austin Bank, Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., Tyler Junior College, and University of Texas at Tyler.

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year Division I Texas college.

The voting committee co-chaired by Kirk Bohls, Austin Statesman, and Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning Telegraph, included 43 broadcasters, commentators, and journalists from across the country as well as fans and the previous winners, Bryce Petty (2013), Trevone Boykin (2014), Greg Ward, Jr. (2015), D’Onta Foreman (2016), and Baker Mayfield (2017).

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Finalists

TYLER, Texas – The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award announced today the 2018 finalists as determined by the Selection Committee.

Finalists:

Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, RB, Sophomore – Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS) – Pac-12

D’Eriq King, Houston, QB, Junior – Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) – American Athletic Conf.

Greg Little, Ole Miss, OL, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) – SEC

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) – Big 12

Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State, WR, Sophomore – Ft. Worth, TX (South Hills HS) – Big 12

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, RB, Junior – Houston, TX (C.E. King HS) – SEC

Eno Benjamin – A sophomore from Wylie, Texas, Benjamin was a First-team All-Pac-12 Conference running back. He has 1,524 yards this season and is only 42 yards away from the ASU all-time single season school rushing record (1,565 yards by Woody Green in 1972). Benjamin set an ASU school record with 277 carries this season. He is tied for third nationally with 1,524 rushing yards, and his 15 rushing touchdowns are seventh in the country. Both totals lead the Pac-12 Conference. His 147.6 all-purpose yards per game are ninth nationally. He is the highest-graded running back in the Pac-12 and 10th highest graded offensive player in the Pac-12 regardless of position (81.3). Benjamin has forced 83 missed tackles this season – second-most in the FBS. He has averaged a first down or touchdown on 30.5% of his carries this season – 8th most among FBS running backs with at least 200 carries this year. His 29 explosive runs this season are second among FBS running backs.

D’Eriq King – A junior from Manvel, Texas, King took only 10 games to break The American’s single-season record for touchdowns responsible for, finishing with 50 before a season-ending injury in week 11. Despite missing Houston’s final game, King ended the regular season leading the nation in points responsible for per game (27.5) while ranking third in points responsible for (302) and ranks No. 5 in passing touchdowns with 36, No. 7 in pass efficiency with a rating of 167.0, No. 8 in total offense with 332.4 yards per game, No. 14 in rushing touchdowns with 14 and No. 15 in passing yards per game at 271.1. King finished the year with 2,982 passing yards and 36 touchdowns against six interceptions on 219-of-345 passing. He added 111 rushing attempts for 674 yards and 14 touchdowns along with one reception for 12 yards. King became only the 13th FBS QB with 400+ yards passing and 100+ yards rushing in a game with his performance against USF. He is the only Houston quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game, twice in a season. The junior quarterback had a rushing touchdown in all 11 games, holding the nation’s longest active streak for games with a rushing touchdown. King is one of only two quarterbacks in FBS history with at least 35 passing touchdowns and at least 14 rushing touchdowns in a season.

Greg Little – A junior from Allen, Texas, Little was the anchor for an Ole Miss offense that ranks ninth in the country in total offense per game (510.5). He allowed just one sack, two QB hits, and seven QB hurries all season. He is graded at 90.5 in pass blocking for 2018 season by Pro Football Focus. He has played in every game at LT since joining the Rebels in 2016 (36 games played, 29 starts). Little paved the way for Scottie Phillips who ranks second in the SEC in total TDs (14). He protected the SEC’s leading and the nation’s No. 3 passer (Jordan Ta’amu). Little was midseason All-America Second Team (AP, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Athlon), midseason All-SEC Second Team (Pro Football Focus), preseason All-America First Team (The Athletic, Sporting News), Second Team (AP, Lindy’s, Phil Steele, Athlon), preseason All-SEC First Team (Lindy’s, Athlon, Phil Steele), and was on the Outland Trophy Watch List.

Kyler Murray – A junior from Allen, Texas, Murray was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2018 Big 12 Championship. He owns a 96.1 total QBR, the highest by a player entering blow play since 2004 when ESPN began tracking the metric. The highest end-of-season figure was 94.1 by Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson in 2011. Murray is the first FBS player in history to enter bowl season averaging at least 300 passing yards (311.8) and at least 60 rushing yards (68.6) per game. The OU quarterback leads the nation with a 205.7 passing efficiency rating (FBS record is 198.9), 11.9 yards per pass attempt (FBS record is 11.1), and 16.8 yards per completion. Also, 11.8% of his passes have been for touchdowns (FBS record is 11.6). He has registered six games of 300-plus passing yards and 65-plus rushing yards, the highest single-season total nationally since at least 1996. Murray’s 4,945 yards of total offense so far this year broke Baker Mayfield’s school record (Murray did it in one fewer game) and are more than 68 FBS teams (53%), including six AP Top 25 squads.

Tylan Wallace – A sophomore from Ft. Worth, Texas, Wallace, who is also one of three national finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, was a first-team All-Big 12 honoree and a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection. The sophomore led the nation during the regular season with 59 receptions of 10 yards or longer and tied for the FBS lead with 25 receptions of 20 yards or longer. His 17.82 yards per reception also led the FBS among players with a minimum of 60 catches, and his 61 first-down receptions led all Power Five players. In OSU’s three games against AP top-10 teams, Wallace averaged 5.6 receptions, 168.0 receiving yards, and 2.0 receiving touchdowns per game.

Trayveon Williams – A junior from Houston, Texas, Williams leads the SEC in rushing (1,524), all-purpose yards (1,802), and touchdowns (16). The junior has posted eight games with 100-or-more yards including two games with at least 200 yards. Williams became the fifth Aggie to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark twice in his career, and his 1,524 rushing yards ranks third all-time in Texas A&M school history. He ended the regular season on a tear averaging 175.0 yards per game with seven touchdowns in the final four games.

The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas on January 9, 2019. All finalists will be invited to the event and the emcee is Ron Franklin, legendary sports commentator, former voice of ESPN College Football and the Houston Oilers.

Thank you to the award sponsors: City of Tyler, Azalea Orthopedics, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, TDI Air Conditioning/James and Sharon Wynne, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, American State Bank, Austin Bank, Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., Tyler Junior College, and the University of Texas at Tyler.

YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FINALIST FOR THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD AT WWW.EARLCAMPBELLAWARD.COM. ONE VOTE DAILY.

This is the sixth year for the award. Previous finalists and winners are listed below.

2013 Finalists

Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior – San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)

Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore – Galveston, TX (Ball HS)

James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior – Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas, HS)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore – Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)

*Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior – Midlothian, HS (Midlothian HS)

2014 Finalists

Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State, Junior – Plano, Texas (Frisco Liberty HS)

T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State, RS Freshman – Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)

*Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU, Junior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma, Freshman – Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor, Senior – Midlothian, Texas (Midlothian HS)

2015 Finalists

Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB, Senior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Corey Coleman, Baylor, WR, Junior – Richardson, Texas (Pearce HS)

Josh Doctson, TCU, WR, Senior – Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

*Greg Ward, Jr., Houston, QB, Junior – Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)

2016 Finalists

*D’Onta Foreman, Texas, RB, Junior – Texas City, TX (Texas City HS)

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, QB, Freshman – Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech, QB, Junior – Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Senior – Cameron, TX (Cameron Yoe HS)

2017 Finalists

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Graduate – Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

Ronald Jones, II, USC, TB, Junior – McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

*Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Senior – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, QB, Sophomore – Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS)

James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR, Senior – Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

*Denotes winner

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year Division I Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalists

TYLER, Texas – This year many talented athletes with ties to the state of Texas have emerged as candidates for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. Thirteen Semifinalists have been selected by The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Selection Committee.

This year’s candidates include five quarterbacks, four wide receivers, two running backs, one tight end, and one offensive lineman. Six different conferences are represented.

The 2018 Semifinalists are:

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State, Sophomore – Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS)   Pac-12

David Blough, QB, Purdue, Graduate – Carrollton, TX (Creekview HS)   Big Ten

Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State, Junior – Baltimore, MD (Travis HS, Houston)   Big 12

Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas, Sophomore – Austin, TX (Westlake HS)   Big 12

Mason Fine, QB, North Texas, Junior – Peggs, OK (Locust Grove HS)   Conference USA

Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas, Junior – Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)   Big 12

D’Eriq King, QB, Houston, Junior – Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)   American Athletic Conference

Greg Little, OL, Ole Miss, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS)   SEC

Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS)   Big 12

Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M, Junior – Kingfisher, OK (Kingfisher HS)  SEC

Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State, Sophomore – Ft. Worth, TX (South Hills HS)  Big 12

Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech, Junior – Las Vegas, NV (Cibolo Steele HS)   Big 12

Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M, Junior – Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)  SEC

Finalists will be selected from this group and announced on December 5, 2018.

The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas on January 9, 2019. All finalists will be invited to the event. The emcee is Ron Franklin, legendary sports commentator, former voice of ESPN College Football and the Houston Oilers.

Thank you to the award sponsors: City of Tyler, Azalea Orthopedics, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire’s Grocery Company, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, TDI Air Conditioning/James & Sharon Wynne, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, American State Bank, Austin Bank, Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., Tyler Junior College, and University of Texas at Tyler.

Fan Vote for the semifinalists round begins Friday, November 16th. Go to www.earlcampbellaward.com  and vote once daily for you favorite.

This is the sixth year for the award. Previous finalists and winners are listed below.

2013 Finalists

Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior – San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)

Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore – Galveston, TX (Ball HS)

James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior – Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas, HS)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore – Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS)

*Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior – Midlothian, HS (Midlothian HS)

2014 Finalists

Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State, Junior – Plano, Texas (Frisco Liberty HS)

J. T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State, RS Freshman – Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)

*Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU, Junior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma, Freshman – Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor, Senior – Midlothian, Texas (Midlothian HS)

2015 Finalists 

Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB, Senior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Corey Coleman, Baylor, WR, Junior – Richardson, Texas (Pearce HS)

Josh Doctson, TCU, WR, Senior – Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

*Greg Ward, Jr., Houston, QB, Junior – Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)

2016 Finalists

*D’Onta Foreman, Texas, RB, Junior – Texas City, TX (Texas City HS)

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, QB, Freshman – Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech, QB, Junior – Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Senior – Cameron, TX (Cameron Yoe HS)

2017 Finalists

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Graduate – Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

Ronald Jones, II, USC, TB, Junior – McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

*Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Senior – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, QB, Sophomore – Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS)

James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR, Senior – Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

*Denotes winner

November 20, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the twelfth week of the college football season.

Cornelius threw for 338 yards and five touchdowns on 30-of-46 passing and ran for 106 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown in the Cowboys’ 45-41 victory over No. 9 West Virginia. The senior’s touchdown toss to Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds left completed the comeback win.

Cornelius became just the third player in Big 12 history to have 300 yards passing, 100 yards rushing and five passing touchdowns in a game.

The senior quarterback also took home Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors as well as being named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.

Taylor Cornelius is a graduate of Bushland High School in Bushland, Texas.

Week 12 Honorable Mentions:

KENNEDY BROOKS, RB, OKLAHOMA 

Redshirt Freshman

Mansfield, TX (Mansfield HS)

25 carries – 171 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Kansas, 55-40

PATRICK CARR, RB, HOUSTON 

Junior

The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands HS)

18 carries – 139 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Tulane, 48-17

 

JK DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Sophomore

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

37 carries – 203 yards, TD

W @ Maryland, 52-51

JACE STERNBERGER, TE, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

Kingfisher, OK (Kingfisher HS)

4 catches – 85 yards, 2 TD

W vs. UAB, 41-20

PATRICK TAYLOR, JR., RB, MEMPHIS 

Junior

Humble, TX (Atascocita HS)

20 carries – 112 yards, 2 TD + 19 yards receiving

W @ SMU, 28-18

DEANDRE TORREY, RB, NORTH TEXAS 

Sophomore

Gautier, MS (Gautier HS)

17 carries – 184 yards, TD | 2 catches – 38 yards, TD

W vs. FAU, 41-38

JAYLEN WADDLE, WR, ALABAMA 

Freshman

Houston, TX (Episcopal HS)

6 catches – 90 yards, 2 TD

W vs. The Citadel, 50-17

JOJO WARD, WR, HAWAII 

Junior

Waco, TX (Midway HS)

5 catches – 109 yards, 2 TD

W vs. UNLV, 35-28

TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

20 carries – 167 yards, 2 TD

W vs. UAB, 41-20

November 13, 2018

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Texas wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the eleventh week of the college football season.

Humphrey caught a game-winning, 29-yard touchdown pass with 21 seconds left to lift the Longhorns to a 41-34 road victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock. Humphrey finished the game with eight catches for a career-high 159 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first Longhorn with 100 yard back-to-back games since 2012. It was his fourth 100-yard game of the season, tied for the fifth-most in school history.

The junior wide receiver now has a catch in 20 straight games. Humphrey has 947 receiving yards in 2018 and 63 catches. He is the 11th Longhorn all-time with 60-or-more catches in a season and the first since John Harris had 68 in 2014.

Lil’Jordan Humphrey is a graduate of Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas.

Week 11 Honorable Mentions:

KENNEDY BROOKS, RB, OKLAHOMA 

Redshirt Freshman

Mansfield, TX (Mansfield HS)

15 carries – 165 yards, 3 TD

W 48-47 vs. Oklahoma State

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Sophomore

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

22/34 – 312 yards, 4 TD

W, 41-34 @ Texas Tech

CALEB EVANS, QB, UL-MONROE 

Junior

Mansfield, TX (Bishop Dunne HS)

27/32 – 367 yards, 2 TD | 12 carries – 54 yards, 2 TD

W 38-10 @ South Alabama

KE’MON FREEMAN, RB, SMU 

Junior

Texarkana, TX (Liberty-Eylau HS)

17 carries – 116 yards, 3 TD

W, 62-50 @ UCONN

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU 

Junior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

11 carries – 133 yards, 2 TD

W 62-50 @ UCONN

DEVINE OZIGBO, RB, NEBRASKA 

Senior

Sachse, TX (Sachse HS)

11 carries – 162 yards, 3 TD + 36 yards receiving

W 54-35 vs. Illinois

LEXINGTON THOMAS, RB, UNLV 

Senior

Houston, TX (Benjamin Davis HS)

21 carries – 133 yards, 2 TD + 34 receiving yards

W 27-24 @ San Diego State

TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

31 carries – 228 yards, TD

W 38-24 vs. Ole Miss

November 6, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – SMU quarterback Ben Hicks has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the tenth week of the college football season.

Hicks threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns. SMU beat No. 17 Houston 45-31 on Saturday night, the second time in three years the Mustangs upset a ranked Cougars team. The win brings the Mustangs within a game of the Cougars in The American’s West Division race. Hicks threw TD passes of 7, 17, 1, and 59 yards and finished with more than 300 passing yards for a school-record 10th time in his career and second time this season. His four TDs also tied his single-game career high.

The junior has thrown for 1,643 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2018. Hicks also holds SMU career records in passing touchdowns (67), touchdowns responsible for (70), passing yards (8,142), and total offense (8,036).

Ben Hicks is a graduate of Midway High School in Waco, Texas.

Week 10 Honorable Mentions:

JOSH ADKINS, QB, NEW MEXICO STATE 

Freshman

Spring Branch, TX (Smithson Valley HS)

32/44 – 396 yards, 4 TD

W vs. Alcorn State, 52-42

ENO BENJAMIN, RB, ARIZONA STATE 

Sophomore

Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS)

27 carries – 175 yards, 2 TD

W vs. #15 Utah, 38-20

DAVID BLOUGH, QB, PURDUE 

Senior

Carrollton, TX (Creekview HS)

23/32 – 333 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT

W vs. #16 Iowa, 38-36

COREY DAUPHINE, RB, TULANE 

Junior

Port Arthur, TX (Memorial HS)

16 carries – 114 yards, 2 TD

W @ South Florida, 41-15

J.K. DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Sophomore

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

23 carries – 163 yards, 3 TD + 22 yards receiving

W vs. Nebraska, 36-31

CALEB EVANS, QB, UL-MONROE 

Junior

Mansfield, TX (Bishop Dunne HS)

13/22 – 337 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT | 15 carries – 102 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Georgia Southern, 44-25

WILLIE JONES III, QB, TEXAS STATE 

Sophomore

Silsbee, TX (Silsbee HS)

21/26 – 325 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Georgia State, 40-31

LEE MORRIS, WR, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

4 catches – 101 yards, 2 TD

W @ Texas Tech, 51-46

QUARDRAIZ WADLEY, RB, UTEP 

Junior

Kennedale, TX (Kennedale HS)

20 carries – 91 yards, 2 TD

W @ Rice, 34-26

**Snapped a 20-game losing streak for Miners**

ACA’CEDRIC WARE, RB, USC 

Senior

DeSoto, TX (Cedar Hill HS)

17 carries – 205 yards, 3 TD

W @ Oregon State, 38-21

October 30, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the ninth week of the college football season.

King tied the American Athletic Conference single-game record by figuring in seven touchdowns to lead Houston past No. 21/20 USF 57-36. King completed 28 of 40 passes for 419 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions and rushed for a game-high 132 yards with two touchdowns on 12 carries. King had a career-high 551 yards of total offense against the previously unbeaten Bulls.

The junior quarterback ignited the Cougar offense to 57 points, which is the most points the Cougars have scored against a nationally ranked team since its 70-30 victory over No. 25/24 Tulsa on November 15, 2008. With the win, the Cougars improve to 7-1 overall and remain undefeated in The American with their 4-0 mark.

“He’s got a tremendous feel for the position. He knows when to escape, when to let the ball go, when to hold it, sit there and squeeze the trigger in the pocket. He’s got that same competitive juice that you saw Greg Ward have. I mean it’s fourth-and-six, we were on quarterback counter, and the guy just wheels it into the end zone. That to me, embodies what we are as a football team, what we are as a university, and what we are in the city of Houston. I don’t care what the odds are; we’re going to make it happen. I love that he’s the leader of our football team. He’s a tremendous ambassador for our football program,” said Head Coach Major Applewhite on King’s confidence in his position.

D’Eriq King is a graduate of Manvel High School, in Manvel, Texas.

Week 9 Honorable Mentions:

ENO BENJAMIN, RB, ARIZONA STATE

Sophomore

Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS)

29 carries – 185 yards, 2 TD

W @ USC, 38-35

TAYLOR CORNELIUS, QB, OKLAHOMA STATE 

Senior

Bushland, TX (Bushland HS)

23/34 – 321 yards, 3 TD | 23 yards rushing, 2 TD

W vs. #6 Texas, 38-35

CEEDEE LAMB, WR, OKLAHOMA 

Sophomore

Richmond, TX (Foster HS)

4 catches – 160 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Kansas State, 51-14

KYLER MURRAY, QB, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

19/24 – 352 yards, 3 TD | 46 yards rushing + TD

W vs. Kansas State, 51-14

MARQUEZ STEVENSON, WR, HOUSTON 

Sophomore

Shreveport, LA (Northwood HS)

6 catches – 106 yards, 2 TD

W vs. #21 South Florida, 57-36

DEANDRE TORREY, RB, NORTH TEXAS 

Sophomore

Gautier, MS (Gautier HS)

15 carries – 130 yards, 3 TD + 1 receiving TD

W vs. Rice, 41-17

TYLAN WALLACE, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE 

Sophomore

Fort Worth, TX (South Hills HS)

10 catches – 222 yards, 2 TD

W vs. #6 Texas, 38-35

October 23, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Purdue quarterback David Blough has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the eighth week of the college football season.

Blough went 25 of 43 with 378 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-20 blowout victory over #2 Ohio State. It was Blough’s third straight 300-yard game and his fourth this season.

The Boilermakers won their fourth straight overall, their second in a row, over a ranked team and pulled off their biggest upset since taking down then-No. 2 Ohio State 28-23 on October 6, 1984. Purdue also set a school record for points scored against the Buckeyes, besting the previous mark of 41 in 1967.

David Blough is a graduate of Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas.

Week 8 Honorable Mentions:

ALAN BOWMAN, QB, TEXAS TECH 

Freshman

Grapevine, TX (Grapevine HS)

36/46 – 408 yards, 3 TD

W, 48-16 vs. Kansas

KENNEDY BROOKS, RB, OKLAHOMA 

Redshirt Freshman

Mansfield, TX (Mansfield HS)

18 carries – 168 yards, TD

W, 52-27 @ TCU

BEN HICKS, QB, SMU 

Junior

Waco, TX (Midway HS)

21/40 – 291 yards, 3 TD

W, 27-23 @ Tulane

D’ERIQ KING, QB, HOUSTON 

Junior

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

25/38 – 413 yards, 3 TD + 7 carries – 56 yards, TD

W, 49-36 @ Navy

KYLER MURRAY, QB, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

19/24 – 213 yards, 4 TD + 51 yards rushing

W, 52-27 @ TCU

DEVINE OZIGBO, RB, NEBRASKA 

Senior

Sachse, TX (Sachse HS)

12 carries – 152 yards, 2 TD | 25 yards receiving

W, 53-28 vs. Minnesota

October 16, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the seventh week of the college football season.

Sternberger had seven catches for 145 yards and one touchdown in the Aggies 26-23 win over South Carolina in Columbia. Both catches and receptions were career highs for Sternberger. His longest reception was 53 yards.

“Jace is playing really well and making big plays,” Head Coach Jimbo Fisher said.

With the win at South Carolina, Texas A&M improved to 5-2 overall this season and 3-1 in SEC play.

Jace Sternberger is a graduate of Kingfisher High School in Kingfisher, OK.

Week 7 Honorable Mentions:

DAVID BLOUGH, QB, PURDUE 

Senior

Carrollton, TX (Creekview HS)

25/36 – 377 yards, 3 TD, INT

W, 46-7 @ Illinois

JETT DUFFEY, QB, TEXAS TECH 

Sophomore

Mansfield, TX (Lake Ridge HS)

13/24 – 190 yards, TD, INT | 16 carries – 83 yards, TD

W, @ TCU 17-14

COLLIN JOHNSON, WR, TEXAS 

Junior

San Jose, CA (Valley Christian HS)

11 catches – 132 yards, TD

W, 23-17 vs. Baylor

KELLEN MOND, QB, TEXAS A&M 

Sophomore

San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)

25/37 – 353 yards, TD | 25 yards rushing

W, 26-23 @ South Carolina

DEANDRE TORREY, RB, NORTH TEXAS 

Sophomore

Gautier, MS (Gautier HS)

17 carries – 95 yards, 3 TD

W, 30-7 vs. Southern Miss

October 9, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – University of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the sixth week of the college football season.

Ehlinger led the Longhorns to a 48-45 victory over the #7 Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown on Saturday. Ehlinger was 24-of-35 for 314 yards and 2 touchdowns. He rushed for 72 yards and 3 touchdowns. His three rushing touchdowns were a career high, as well as his five total touchdowns.

Ehlinger has passed for at least 200 yards in all 12 career starts. This was his second career 300-yard game. UT’s 48 points are the most points they have ever scored against Oklahoma, and their most points ever scored in the Cotton Bowl. Texas improves to 5-1 overall for the first time since the 2009 season when they started 6-0. The Longhorns are 3-0 in Big 12 Conference for the first time since 2013.

Sam Ehlinger is a graduate of Westlake High School, in Austin, Texas.

Week 6 Honorable Mentions:

JOSH ADKINS, QB, NEW MEXICO STATE 

Freshman

Spring Branch, TX (Smithson Valley HS)

34/51 – 402 yards, 4 TD | 21 yards rushing

W, 49-41 vs. Liberty

CHRISTIAN GIBSON, RB, NEW MEXICO STATE 

Redshirt-Junior

Dallas, TX (Prime Prep Academy)

13 carries – 127 yards, 2 TD

W, 49-41 vs. Liberty

DAMARKUS LODGE, WR, OLE MISS 

Senior

Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS)

9 catches – 179 yards, TD

W, 70-21 vs. UL-Monroe

LAVISKA SHENAULT JR., WR, COLORADO 

Sophomore

DeSoto, TX (DeSoto HS)

13 catches – 127 yards, 2 TD | 5 carries – 13 yards, 2 TD

W, 28-21 vs. Arizona State

PATRICK TAYLOR JR., RB, MEMPHIS 

Junior

Humble, TX (Atascocita HS)

11 carries – 161 yards, 3 TD | 12 yards receiving

W, 55-14 vs. UCONN

JACE STERNBERGER, TE, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

Kingfisher, OK (Kingfisher HS)

5 catches – 95 yards, TD

W, 20-14 vs. #13 Kentucky

TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

24 carries – 138 yards, TD | 6 catches – 72 yards

**TD was game-winner in OT**

W, 20-14 vs. #13 Kentucky

October 2, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fifth week of the college football season.

Benjamin had a monster game against Oregon State leading his team to a 52-24 win. The sophomore running back rushed for 312 yards and three touchdowns while also hauling in three catches for 27 yards and another score.

The 312-yard mark set a new Arizona State single-game rushing record and placed Benjamin eighth on the all-time Pac-12 single-game rushing list.

“It was a great feeling,” Benjamin said of the performance. “Honestly we had a game plan, and we knew we were going to run the ball on them. We went through practice, and we executed. If you saw the way we practiced this week you would have known it was going to happen, and it’s just a testament to our offensive line.”

Eno Benjamin is a graduate of Wylie East HS, in Wylie, Texas.

Week 5 Honorable Mentions:

J.K. DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Sophomore

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

17 carries – 57 yards, TD | 2 catches – 61 yards, TD

W 27-26 @ #9 Penn State

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO 

Junior

El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)

22/26 – 237 yards, TD | 11 carries – 81 yards, 2 TD

W vs. UCLA, 38-16

KYLER MURRAY, QB, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

17/21 – 432 yards, 6 TD | 45 yards rushing + 1 TD

W vs. Baylor, 66-33

LAVISKA SHENAULT JR., WR, COLORADO 

Sophomore

DeSoto, TX (DeSoto HS)

12 catches – 126 yards, TD + 1 rushing TD

W vs. UCLA, 38-16

JAYLEN WADDLE, WR, ALABAMA 

Freshman

Houston, TX (Episcopal HS)

3 catches – 138 yards, 2 TD + 63-yd PR TD

W vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 56-14

ACA’CEDRIC WARE, RB, USC 

Senior

DeSoto, TX (Cedar Hill HS)

21 carries – 173 yards, 2 TD

W @ Arizona, 24-20

TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

29 carries – 152 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Arkansas, 24-17

September 25, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – University of Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fourth week of the college football season. 

Johnson had 7 catches for 124 yards including a diving touchdown catch in the Longhorns 31-16 win over #17 TCU. Johnson’s score gave Texas the lead for good. This is the first time Texas has defeated TCU since a 30-7 victory in 2013.

Head Coach Tom Herman on Collin Johnson:  “Collin is making a lot of plays for us and having a great year. Last week’s effort in our win over TCU was a great example of what he can do to affect a game. He’s one of the best one-on-one, 50/50-ball guys I’ve ever been around, and I would certainly imagine probably as good as any in the country right now. But his impact extends beyond the field as he’s a young man that does everything right, is an outstanding leader on our team and is a dedicated student. We’re lucky to have him and excited to see what he does the rest of the year.”

Collin Johnson is a graduate of Valley Christian HS, in San Jose, CA.

Week 4 Honorable Mentions:

DAVID BLOUGH, QB, PURDUE 

Senior

Carrollton, TX (Creekview HS)

21/28 – 296 yards, 3 TD

W vs. #23 Boston College, 30-13

LOREN EASLY, RB, NORTH TEXAS 

Junior

Houston, TX (Westside HS)

27 carries – 177 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Liberty, 47-7

SAM EHLINGER, QB, TEXAS 

Sophomore

Austin, TX (Westlake HS)

22/32 – 255 yards, 2 TD + 1 rushing TD

W vs. #17 TCU, 31-16

DEMARCUS FELTON, RB, TEXAS TECH 

Senior

Houston, TX (Dekaney HS)

14 carries – 130 yards, 2 TD

W @ #15 Oklahoma State, 41-17

September 18, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Texas Tech quarterback, Alan Bowman has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the third week of the college football season. 

The true freshman quickly accomplished something one of his predecessors—Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury—never did: a 600-yard game.

Bowman threw for 605 yards with five touchdowns and the Red Raiders beat Houston 63-49 on Saturday. Bowman finished 43-59 passing for the fifth 600-yard game in Texas Tech history, and the Big 12 single-game record for a freshman. In the second start of his career, Bowman broke former Tech great Patrick Mahomes, II’s Big 12 freshman passing record of 598 yards set on November 29, 2014 against Baylor.

“That was a nice step in the right direction,” said Kingsbury, second at Texas Tech in career yards passing. “But I’ve said it all along, there’s an expectation at Texas Tech that started a long time ago that we’re going to play really good at quarterback and play really good on offense.”

Bowman has also been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week as well as the Walter Camp National Player of the Week for his performance.

Alan Bowman is a graduate of Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas.

Week 3 Honorable Mentions:

DAVID BLOUGH, QB, PURDUE 

Senior

Carrollton, TX (Creekview HS)

39/55 – 572 yards, 3 TD, INT; rushing TD

L vs. Missouri, 40-37

JARRET DOEGE, QB, BOWLING GREEN 

Sophomore

Lubbock, TX (Cooper HS)

28-39 – 258 yards, 4 TD, INT + 1 rushing TD

W vs. Eastern Kentucky, 42-35

TA’ZHAWN HENRY, RB, TEXAS TECH 

Freshman

Houston, TX (Lamar HS)

24 carries – 111 yards, 4 TD

W vs. Houston, 63-49

KYLER MURRAY, QB, OKLAHOMA 

Junior

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

21/29 – 348 yards, 3 TD | 15 carries – 77 yards

W @ Iowa State, 37-27

ANTOINE WESLEY, WR, TEXAS TECH 

Junior

Las Vegas, NV (Cibolo Steele HS)

13 catches – 261 yards, 3 TD

W vs. Houston, 63-49

September 11, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Colorado wide receiver, Laviska Shenault, Jr. has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the second week of the college football season.

The sophomore wide receiver from DeSoto, Texas caught a 40-yard touchdown pass with 1:06 left in the game that proved to be the winning score and gave Colorado the 33-28 win on the road. Shenault had 10 catches for 177 yards and one touchdown, and he also had one rushing touchdown. Shenault picked up key first downs on 4th-&-1 and 4th-&-2.

In two games, Shenault now has 21 receptions (FBS-leading 10.5 receptions per game) for 388 yards, the latter the second-most receiving yards in back-to-back games in CU history. The Colorado Buffaloes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers renewed a long-time rivalry on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Buffaloes came back from deficits of 21-14 and 28-20 to collect the victory against the Power 5 opponent.

“Laviska made a great catch, great play and got in the end zone. That’s what he’s on the field for. He’s a playmaker,” Colorado quarterback Steven Montez said.

Laviska Shenault, Jr. is a graduate of DeSoto HS, in DeSoto, Texas.

Week 2 Honorable Mentions:

CHARLIE BREWER, QB, BAYLOR
Sophomore
Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)
23/34 – 328 yards, 3 TD | 22 yards rushing | 36-yd reception
W @ UTSA, 37-20

RICO BUSSEY JR., WR, NORTH TEXAS
Junior
Lawton, OK (Eisenhower HS)
8 catches – 128 yards, 3 TD
W vs. Incarnate Word, 58-16

MASON FINE, QB, NORTH TEXAS
Junior
Peggs, OK (Locust Grove HS)
25/40 – 418 yards, 4 TD
W vs. Incarnate Word, 58-16

D’ERIQ KING, QB, HOUSTON
Junior
Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)
17/34 – 246 yards, 4 TD | 31 yards rushing, 2 TD
W vs. Arizona, 45-18

KELLEN MOND, QB, TEXAS A&M
Sophomore
San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)
23/40 – 430 yards, 3 TD
L vs. #2 Clemson, 28-26

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO
Junior
El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)
33/50 – 351 yards, 3 TD
W @ Nebraska, 33-28

KYLER MURRAY, QB, OKLAHOMA
Junior
Allen, TX (Allen HS)
19/33 – 306 yards, 3 TD, INT | 69 yards rushing, 2 TD
W vs. UCLA, 49-21

CHRIS ROBISON, QB, FAU
Redshirt-Freshman
Mesquite, TX (Horn HS)
33/40 – 471 yards, 3 TD
W vs. Air Force, 33-27

JUWAN WASHINGTON, RB, SAN DIEGO STATE
Junior
Kennedale, TX (Kennedale HS)
36 carries – 156 yards, 3 TD | 1 catch – 15 yards
W vs. Sacramento State, 28-14

September 5, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – North Texas quarterback, Mason Fine has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the college football season.

In a 46-23 win over SMU, Fine completed 40-of-50 passes for a career-high 444 yards (fifth-most in a single game in program history) and three touchdowns with no interceptions. His 444 passing yards were the most by any FBS quarterback this week. The 40 completions, besides being a career high, also tied for the third-most in a single game in program history. Fine picked up right where he left off during his sensational sophomore campaign to help lead the Mean Green to their eighth consecutive home win, which dates back to November 19, 2016 (Southern Miss). Fine opened 8-for-8 and connected with 10 different receivers in the win.

“His eyes were in the right spot.  He played very confidently and saw the field very well. They were doing some different things with their fronts and bringing different pressures, and I thought he saw it very well. The way he was getting the ball out of his hands and reading the defense, he’s looked as good as he’s looked since I’ve been here. That’s the work he’s put in in the off season. I’m very confident in him to go out and manage the game for us and play at a high level,” Head Coach Seth Littrell said about Fine’s performance.

Mason Fine is a graduate of Locust Grove High School in Peggs, Oklahoma.

Week 1 Honorable Mentions:

TAYLOR CORNELIUS, QB, OKLAHOMA STATE           BIG 12

Senior

Bushland, TX (Bushland HS)

25/35 – 300 yards, 5 TD, INT | 27 yards rushing

W vs. Missouri State, 58-17

CALEB EVANS, QB, ULM                                                   SUN BELT CONFERENCE

Junior

Mansfield, TX (Bishop Dunne HS)

35/53 – 346 yards, 2 TD /62 yards rushing, TD (game winning)

W vs. Southeastern, LA, 34-31

D’ERIQ KING, QB, HOUSTON                                     AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Junior

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

17/24 – 325 yards, 3 TD | 33 yards rushing + 1 TD

W @ Rice, 45-27

JOHN LOVETT, RB, BAYLOR                                       BIG 12

Sophomore

Burlington, New Jersey, (Cherokee HS)

12 carries – 115 yards, 3 TD

W vs. Abilene Christian, 55-27

MCLANE MANNIX, WR, NEVADA                              MOUNTAIN WEST

Sophomore

Midland, TX (Midland HS)

4 catches – 132 yards, 3 TD

W vs. Portland State, 72-19

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO                           PAC-12

Junior

El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)

22/25 – 338 yards, 4 TD, INT | 3 carries – 34 yards, TD

W vs. Colorado State, 45-13

KYLER MURRAY, QB, OKLAHOMA                             BIG-12

Junior

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

9/11 – 209 yards, 2 TD | 23 yards rushing

W vs. Florida Atlantic, 63-14

SHAWN ROBINSON, QB, TCU                                    BIG 12

Sophomore

DeSoto, TX (DeSoto HS)

17/24 – 182 yards, 3 TD | 2 carries – 45 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Southern, 55-7

LAVISKA SHENAULT JR., WR, COLORADO                 PAC-12

Sophomore

DeSoto, TX (DeSoto HS)

11 catches – 211 yards, TD

W vs. Colorado State, 45-13

JOJO WARD, WR, HAWAII                                         MOUNTAIN WEST

Junior

Waco, TX (Midway HS) (Tyler JC)

6 catches – 161 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Navy, 59-41

TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB, TEXAS A&M                   SEC

Junior

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

240 yds – 3 TD

W vs. Northwestern State, 59-7

Please click HERE to download the Complete 2018 Watch List!

NEWS RELEASE

August 14, 2018

Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak, Executive Director, SPORTyler

Phone: 903-592-1661 x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Announces 2018 Watch List

TYLER, TEXAS – The sixth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kick-Off Luncheon.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.

The Watch List announced today will be narrowed to up to 16 semifinalists in November and then up to 5 finalists in December. They will be selected by broadcasters, commentators, journalists, fans, and previous winners. The finalists will be brought to Tyler for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet scheduled for January 9, 2019.

This year’s Watch List (complete list attached) includes:

  • 47 players from all 10 conferences including 2 independent (American Athletic Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference-USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, and Sun Belt)
  • Players representing Universities from 26 different states and 43 schools
  • Running Backs lead the nominations with 17, followed by wide receivers (13), quarterbacks (10), offensive linemen (5), and tight ends (2).

* Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, two previous finalists for the award, are again on the list.

A player does not have to appear on the initial Watch List to be eligible to win the award. The Watch List is made up of players nominated from their respective schools.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award was announced in 2012 by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler.

“We are fortunate to have a celebrity who exhibits the impeccable virtues that define this award. In addition to being a well known sports figure, Earl also earned a college degree, married his high school sweetheart, raised two successful sons and still supports the community where he grew up,” said Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler’s Executive Director.

Earl Campbell graduated from John Tyler High School in Tyler before joining the Texas Longhorns under legendary Coach Darrell K. Royal. In his senior year, he led the nation with 1,744 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns, going on to win the Longhorns’ first Heisman Trophy.

He was subsequently drafted by the Houston Oilers where he won Rookie of the Year honors in 1978 and went on to lead the NFL in rushing three times. Campbell earned NFL MVP in 1979 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991. He now resides in Austin.

“All my life, all I wanted to do was be an athlete. I kept God in my life and surrounded myself with good people. I am humbled by this award named in my honor,” said Campbell.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

NEWS RELEASE

January 10, 2018

Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: 903-592-1661 x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Winner for the 2017 Season

Tyler, Texas – The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler announced today Baker Mayfield, QB, University of Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award presented by Earl Campbell.

Mayfield received the award at The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet January 10, 2018.

“I’m honored to present the award to Baker Mayfield.” Earl Campbell said. “All of these players had an amazing season. They all deserved their place as a finalist.”

A senior from Austin, Texas, Baker Mayfield is one of the Sooners most decorated athletes in school history this year winning the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, and is a finalist for the Manning Award.

He is also a unanimous first team All American this season. He leads the nation in completion percentage (.705), passing efficiency rating (198.9), this would break his own FBS record of 196.4 set last year, yards per pass attempt (11.5) and pass of plays of 20-plus yards (79). He also ranks second in passing touchdowns (43), passing yards (4,627) and yards per completion (16.2), and fifth in passing yards (330.5 per game) and total offense (352.7 ypg).

The Austin, Texas, native completed 285-of-404 passes this year for a career-high 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns to just six interceptions. He has also rushed for 311 yards and another five scores with no fumbles lost.

Mayfield has thrown a TD pass in a Big 12-record 40 consecutive games (every contest of his OU career), which is the third-longest streak in FBS history. He also threw at least two TD passes in 27 straight contests (83 TDs to 14 interceptions during the stretch), which is believed to be the longest streak in FBS history.

Mayfield finished with Oklahoma school records for career completion percentage (.698) and career pass efficiency (198.90). He is a graduate of Lake Travis HS, Austin, Texas.

The other four finalists for the award were:

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Graduate – Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS) – Big Ten
Ronald Jones, II, USC, TB, Junior – McKinney, Texas (McKinney North HS) – Pac-12
Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, QB, Sophomore – Stephenville, Texas (Stephenville HS) – SEC
James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR, Senior – Stamford, Texas (Stamford HS) – Big 12

Also present at the banquet were the award sponsors, which include: City of Tyler, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Kitchens Unique, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, TDI Air Conditioning/James and Sharon Wynne, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, Austin Bank, Azalea Orthopedics, Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., Tyler Junior College, and University of Texas at Tyler.

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year Division I Texas college.

The voting committee co-chaired by Kirk Bohls, Austin Statesman, and Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning Telegraph, included 40 broadcasters, commentators, and journalists from across the country as well as fans and the previous winners, Bryce Petty (2013) and Trevone Boykin (2014), Greg Ward, Jr. (2015) and D’Onta Foreman (2016).

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

For release: For more information: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Cindy Smoak csmoak@tylertexas.com 903-592-1661 X237

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List Announced

TYLER, TEXAS – The fifth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kick-off Luncheon.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year college. The Watch List announced today will be narrowed to up to 16 semi finalists in November and then up to 5 finalists in December. They will be selected by broadcasters, commentators, journalists, fans and previous winners. The finalists will be brought to Tyler for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet scheduled for January 10, 2018.

This year’s Watch List (complete list attached) includes:

* 45 players from all 10 conferences including 1 independent (American Athletic Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference-USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, and Sun Belt)

* Players representing Universities from 20 different states and 39 schools

* Running Backs lead the nominations with 14, followed by wide receivers (13), quarterbacks (10), offensive linemen (7) and tight ends (1).

* Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, two of last year’s finalists are again on the list.

A player does not have to appear on the initial Watch List to be eligible to win the award. The Watch List is made up of players nominated from their respective schools.

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The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award was announced in 2012 by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler. “We are fortunate to have a celebrity who exhibits the impeccable virtues that define this award. In addition to being a well known sports figure, Earl also earned a college degree, married his high school sweetheart, raised two successful sons and still supports the community where he grew up,” said Cindy Smoak, Vice President, SPORTyler.

Earl Campbell graduated from John Tyler High School in Tyler before joining the Texas Longhorns under legendary Coach Darrell K. Royal. In his senior year, he led the nation with 1744 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns, going on to win the Longhorns’ first Heisman Trophy.

He was subsequently drafted by the Houston Oilers where he won Rookie of the Year honors in 1978 and went on to lead the NFL in rushing 3 times. Campbell earned NFL MVP in 1979 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991. He now resides in Austin.

“All my life, all I wanted to do was be an athlete. I kept God in my life and surrounded myself with good people. I am humbled by this award named in my honor,” said Campbell.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

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November 21, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – North Texas quarterback Mason Fine has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the twelfth week of the college football season.

In a game that became a battle of quarterbacks Fine threw for 386 yards and four touchdowns in a 52-49 victory over Army. Fine directed a 46-yard scoring drive in the final minute capped by a 39-yard Trevor Moore field goal with five seconds to play to seal the win.

Fine’s effort matched his career-best for touchdown passes and set the Mean Green’s all-time record for passing yards in a single season with 3,198. His four TD throws on Saturday give him 26 this year, tying for the most in school history. This was the sophomore quarterback’s sixth 300-yard passing game of the year.

Mason Fine is a graduate of Locust Grove High School in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.

Week 12 Honorable Mentions:

RONALD JONES II, RB, USC

Junior

McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

28 carries – 122 yards, 2 TD | 22 yards receiving

W 28-23 vs. UCLA

XAVIER JONES, RB, SMU

Junior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

20 carries – 175 yards, 2 TD

L 66-45 @ Memphis

LEXINGTON THOMAS, RB, UNLV

Junior

Houston, TX (Benjamin Davis HS)

18 carries – 127 yards, 2 TD

W 38-35 @ New Mexico

CONNOR WILLIAMS, OL, TEXAS

Junior

Coppell, TX (Coppell HS)

In his return Texas rushed for 233 yards with no sacks in upset win.

W 28-14 @ West Virginia

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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November 14, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the eleventh week of the college football season.

Anderson rushed 23 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns and caught a career-high five passes for a career-high 139 yards and two more scores in OU’s 38-20 win over No. 6 TCU on Saturday.

The Oklahoma running back became the first FBS player since at least 1996 to register at least 139 rushing and 139 receiving yards in a game. Anderson racked up a career-high 290 all-purpose yards (11th most in OU history) against a Horned Frogs team that entered the game ranked first nationally in rushing defense (69.7 yards per game) and sixth nationally in total defense (284.1).

“He was tremendous tonight,” Head Coach Lincoln Riley said of Anderson. “He was awesome. He’s got a unique skill set in that he can do it all bring the power, ran through a lot of tackles and a couple of tremendous catches. He’s been awesome for us several weeks in a row.”

Anderson has rushed for at least 111 yards in each of the last four games. The sophomore running back was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in the last three games.

Rodney Anderson is a graduate of Katy High School in Katy, TX.

Week 11 Honorable Mentions:

MARCELL ATEMAN, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE

Senior

Dallas, TX (Wylie East HS)

4 catches – 97 yards, 2 TD

W 49-42 @ Iowa State

MASON FINE, QB, NORTH TEXAS

Sophomore

Locust Grove, OK (Locust Grove HS)

23/35 – 213 yards, 4 TD + 17 rushing yards

W 45-10 vs. UTEP

BAKER MAYFIELD, QB, OKLAHOMA

Senior

Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

18/27 – 333 yards, 3 TD | 50 rushing yards

W 38-20 vs. #6 TCU

NICK STARKEL, QB, TEXAS A&M

Freshman

Argyle, TX (Liberty Christian HS)

21/30 – 416 yards, 4 TD

W 55-14 vs. New Mexico

JARRETT STIDHAM, QB, AUBURN

Sophomore

Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS)

16/23 – 214 yards, 3 TD + 1 rushing TD

W 40-17 vs. #1 Georgia

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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November 7, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the tenth week of the college football season.

Mayfield passed for a school-record 598 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score as No. 5 Oklahoma outlasted No. 11 Oklahoma State 62-52 on Saturday in one of the highest-scoring games in the history of the rivalry.

Mayfield was 24-36 through the air (66.7 percent) and averaged 16.6 yards per attempt and 24.9 yards per completion. His 598 yards were the most by an FBS player this season and second most over the past three seasons, while his 240.9 passing efficiency rating in the contest ranks as the second best in school history (minimum of 25 attempts). No FBS quarterback in the history of college football has thrown for as many yards with as few pass attempts (36) or pass completions (24) as Baker Mayfield’s 598 Saturday.

“Baker was awesome; played at an elite level and broke a school record for passing. What more could you say. The guy, he’s awesome,” said Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley. “He doesn’t flinch. He’s made for atmospheres like this. This is his favorite thing in the world is to play in deals like this, and I think it shows.”

This is Mayfield’s second Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week honor this season. He also won the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.

Baker Mayfield is a graduate of Lake Travis High School in Austin, TX.

Week 10 Honorable Mentions:

CHARLIE BREWER, QB, BAYLOR

Freshman

Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

23/29 – 315 yards, 3 TD + 22 yards rushing

W 38-9 @ Kansas

KEKE COUTEE, WR, TEXAS TECH

Junior

Lufkin, TX (Lufkin HS)

12 catches – 189 yards, 2 TD

L 35-42 vs. Kansas State

RONALD JONES II, RB, USC

Junior

McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

27 carries – 194 yards, 3 TD + 39 yards receiving

W 49-35 vs. #22 Arizona

D’ERIQ KING, QB, HOUSTON

Sophomore

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

15/21 – 330 yards, 3 TD + 1 rushing TD

W 52-27 vs. East Carolina

JARRETT STIDHAM, QB, AUBURN

Sophomore

Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS)

20/27 – 268 yards, 3 TD + 27 yards rushing

W 42-27 @ Texas A&M

JUWAN WASHINGTON, RB, SAN DIEGO STATE

Sophomore

Kennedale, TX (Kennedale HS)

16 carries – 134 yards, 2 TD

W 52-7 @ San Jose State

JEFFERY WILSON, RB, NORTH TEXAS

Senior

Elkhart, TX (Elkhart HS)

20 carries – 165 yards, 2 TD + 16 yards receiving W 24-23 @ LA Tech

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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October 31, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the ninth week of the college football season.

J.T. Barrett capped the greatest game of his decorated career with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Baugh with 1:48 left in the fourth quarter and No. 6 Ohio State rallied from 11 down in the final five minutes to hand No. 2 Penn State its first loss, 39-38 on Saturday.

Barrett was near flawless, going 33 for 39 for 328 yards and four touchdown passes, three in the fourth quarter after the Buckeyes (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) were down 35-20. Barrett also rushed for 95 yards for an Ohio State school record 423 yards of total offense.

“I’ve never had a kid play perfect, but damn he was close tonight,” Head Coach Urban Meyer said. “I think the H-word is appropriate after today’s game.”

This is Barrett’s second Earl Campbell Player of the Week honor this year. He also won the Big Ten offensive Player of the Week award for the ninth time in his career tying him with Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne and Michigan’s Denard Robinson for the most awards in Big Ten history.

J.T. Barrett is a graduate of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, TX.

Week 9 Honorable Mentions:

RONALD JONES II, RB, USC

Junior

McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

18 carries – 216 yards, 2 TD

W 48-17 vs. Arizona State

D’ERIQ KING, QB, HOUSTON

Sophomore

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

12/20 – 137 yards, TD | 20 carries – 83 yards, 2 TD

W 28-24 vs. #17 South Florida

CEEDEE LAMB, WR, OKLAHOMA

Freshman

Richmond, TX (Foster HS)

9 catches – 147 yards, 2 TD

W 49-27 vs. Texas Tech

BAKER MAYFIELD, QB, OKLAHOMA

Senior

Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

22/34 – 281 yards, 4 TD, INT

W 49-27 vs. Texas Tech

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO

Sophomore

El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)

20/26 – 347 yards, 3 TD + 17-yd TD run

W 44-28 vs. California

JAMES WASHINGTON, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE

Senior

Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

7 catches – 91 yards, 2 TD

W 50-39 @ #22 West Virginia

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive,

community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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October 24, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – SMU wide receiver Trey Quinn has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the eighth week of the college football season.

Quinn became the first player in this century to register at least 15 receptions in three consecutive games as he had 17 catches for a career-high 186 yards in SMU’s 31-28 win at Cincinnati. Quinn’s 17th catch against the Bearcats was a 28-yard reception in overtime on fourth-and-22 to set up the deciding field goal, and he had three receptions for first downs on a fourth-quarter drive that put the Mustangs ahead 28-20. Quinn, who accounted for 11 of SMU’s 26 first downs for the game, enters this week as the national leader in receptions (10.1 per game) and is fifth nationally in receiving yards (110.4 ypg).

Trey Quinn is a graduate of Barbe High School in Lake Charles, LA.

Week 8 Honorable Mentions:

RODNEY ANDERSON, RB, OKLAHOMA

Sophomore

Katy, TX (Katy HS)

19 carries – 147 yards, TD | 4 catches – 30 yards, TD

W 42-35 @ Kansas State

KENNY HILL, QB, TCU

Senior

Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)

19/26 – 278 yards, 5 TD | 22 yards rushing

W 43-0 vs. Kansas

BAKER MAYFIELD, QB, OKLAHOMA

Senior

Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

32/41 – 410 yards, 2 TD, INT | 9 carries – 69 yards, 2 TD

W 42-35 @ Kansas State

J’MON MOORE, WR, MISSOURI

Senior

Missouri City, TX (Elkins HS)

11 catches – 174 yards, TD

W 68-21 vs. Idaho

PATRICK TAYLOR JR, RB, MEMPHIS

Sophomore

Humble, TX (Atascocita HS)

14 carries – 39 yards, 4 TD | 3 catches – 21 yards

W 42-38 vs. Houston

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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October 17, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the seventh week of the college football season.

Barrett accounted for seven of the Buckeyes eight touchdowns and finished 27-of-33 for 325 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 48 yards and had two scores. The Ohio State offense set a school record by racking up over 500 yards of total offense for the fifth-straight game. The Buckeyes finished with 633 yards on the night, 279 on the ground and 354 through the air.

The 56-14 win over Nebraska on the road was the 500th win in Big Ten play for Ohio State. Barrett’s performance also earned him the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors for the eighth time of his career, tying him with Drew Brees for the third-most in conference history.

J.T. Barrett is a graduate of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Week 7 Honorable Mentions:

MASON FINE, QB, NORTH TEXAS

Sophomore

Locust Grove, OK (Locust Grove HS)

20/34 – 354 yards, 3 TD, INT + Rushing TD

W 29-26 vs. UTSA

**Game winning pass with 10 seconds remaining while taking a big hit that left him unable to get up afterwards

JALEN GUYTON, WR, NORTH TEXAS

Sophomore

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

8 catches – 182 yards, 2 TD

W 29-26 vs. UTSA

JAMES WASHINGTON, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE

Senior

Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

6 catches – 235 yards, TD /1 rushing TD

W 59-16 vs. Baylor

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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October 10, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the sixth week of the college football season.

True freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger played like a seasoned veteran on Saturday, guiding The University of Texas (3-2, 2-0) to a double-overtime victory over Kansas State (3-2, 1-1), 40-34, in front of a rocking crowd at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium. In just his third career start, Ehlinger completed 30-of-50 passes, two touchdowns, and a Longhorn true freshman record 380 yards. He added 107 yards rushing, also a record for a Longhorn true freshman quarterback.

Sam Ehlinger is a graduate of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

Week 6 Honorable Mentions:

J.T. BARRETT, QB, OHIO STATE

Senior

Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

20/31 – 261 yards, 3 TD/59 yards rushing, TD

W 62-14 vs. Maryland

DUKE CATALON, RB, HOUSTON

Junior

Houston, TX (Aldine Eisenhower HS)

22 carries – 177 yards, 2 TD

W 35-22 vs. SMU

DOROLAND DORCEUS, RB, MEMPHIS

Senior

Spring, TX (Spring HS)

22 carries – 122 yards, 2 TD/28 yards receiving

W 70-31 @UCONN

KENNY HILL, QB, TCU

Senior

Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)

15/28 – 188 yards, TD/7 carries – 28 yards, TD/48 yard TD catch

W 31-24 vs. West Virginia

KELTON MOORE, RB, NEVADA

Sophomore

Arlington, TX (Seguin HS)

19 carries – 216 yards/5 catches – 46 yards, TD

W 35-21 vs. Hawaii

DESMOND NISBY, RB, TEXAS TECH

Junior

San Francisco, CA (Anderson Valley HS)

11 carries – 93 yards, 4 TD

W 65-19 @ Kansas

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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October 3, 2017 Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fifth week of the college football season.

Stidham went 13 of 16 for 264 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 49-10 win over #24 Mississippi State. He also completed four passes of 45 yards or more, including a 47-yard touchdown pass to Will Hastings in the second quarter. Over the last three games Stidham is completing 83 percent of his passes (58-70).

“That’s something I really take pride in,” Stidham said after Saturday’s game. “I don’t really want to throw it up in double-and triple-coverage just to throw it up and try to make a play. I want to throw it to the right guy against the right coverage. That’s something I kind of hang my hat on, and one of my goals every week is to have a perfect completion game.”

Jarrett Stidham is a graduate of Stephenville High School in Stephenville, Texas.

Week 5 Honorable Mentions:

JALEN GUYTON, WR, NORTH TEXAS

Sophomore

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

14 catches – 211 yards, TD

W 43-28 vs. Southern Miss

BEN HICKS, QB, SMU

Junior

Waco, TX (Midway HS)

27/37 – 280 yards, 4 TD

W 49-28 vs. UCONN

TREY QUINN, WR, SMU

Junior

Lake Charles, LA (Barbe HS)

15 catches – 116 yards, 2 TD

W 49-28 vs. UCONN

LEXINGTON THOMAS, RB, UNLV

Junior

Houston, TX (Aldine Davis HS)

18 carries – 146 yards, 2 TD

W 41-13 vs. San Jose State

JEFFERY WILSON, RB, NORTH TEXAS

Senior

Elkhart, TX (Elkhart HS)

30 carries -148 yards, 3 TD

W 43-28 vs. Southern Miss

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

Get the most up-to-date information by following us on social media at twitter.com/campbellaward or facebook.com/campbellaward.

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September 26, 2017                                                                               Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

 

TYLER, Texas – TCU running back Darius Anderson has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fourth week of the college football season.

 

Anderson ran for a career-high 160 yards and three touchdowns plus 41 receiving yards in a 44-31 upset victory over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater.   His first touchdown of the game gave TCU the lead for good at 13-7, while his final score sealed the victory. He had scoring runs of 28, 6 and 42 yards. The 42-yard touchdown, on a 3rd-and-4 with 2:37 to play, salted the game after Oklahoma State cut the deficit to 37-31. It was also TCU’s longest run from scrimmage this season.

 

This is Anderson’s second 100-yard game of the season and third of his career. He was also selected as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

 

Darius Anderson is a graduate of George Ranch High School in Rosenberg, Texas.

 

Week 4 Honorable Mentions:

 

J.T. BARRETT, QB, OHIO STATE 

Senior

Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

12/17 – 209 yards, 5 TD + 15 rushing yards

W 54-21 vs. San Diego State

 

CHRISTIAN KIRK, WR, TEXAS A&M 

Junior

Scottsdale, AZ (Saguaro HS)

5 catches – 110 yards, 2 TD + 100-yd KR TD

W 50-43 vs. Arkansas, OT

 

DENZEL MIMS, WR, BAYLOR 

Sophomore

Daingerfield, TX (Daingerfield HS)

192 yards, 3 TD

L 49-41 vs. #3 Oklahoma

 

JAMES PROCHE, WR, SMU 

Sophomore

Dallas, TX (DeSoto HS)

3 catches – 131 yards, 2 TD

W 44-21 vs. Arkansas State

 

JALEN RHODES, RB, UTSA  

Junior

Rowlett, TX (Rowlett HS)

15 carries – 174 yards, 2 TD + 27 receiving yards

W 44-14 @ Texas State

 

LARRY ROSE III, RB, NEW MEXICO STATE 

Senior

Fairfield, TX (Fairfield HS)

17 carries – 144 yards, 2 TD/40 yards receiving, TD

W 41-14 vs. UTEP

 

ZACH SMITH, QB, BAYLOR 

Sophomore

Grandview, TX (Grandview HS)

33/50 – 463 yards, 4 TD

L 49-41 vs. #3 Oklahoma

 

JEFFREY WILSON, RB, NORTH TEXAS 

Senior

Elkhart, TX (Elkhart HS)

26 carries – 211 yards, TD

W 46-43 vs. UAB

 

 

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

 

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

 

September 19, 2017                                                                               Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

 

TYLER, Texas – Texas Tech quarterback, Nic Shimonek has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the third week of the college football season.

 

The senior quarterback threw six touchdowns to beat Arizona State 52-45 in another high-scoring duel. Shimonek was 37 of 50 with 543 yards. He has nine touchdowns with no interceptions in 80 attempts in the first two starts of his career.

 

Nic Shimonek is a graduate of Mildred High School in Mildred, Texas.

 

Week 3 Honorable Mentions:

 

DYLAN CANTRELL, WR, TEXAS TECH

Senior

Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

8 catches – 160 yards, 2 TD/3-yard rushing TD

W 52-45 vs. Arizona State

 

TYRIE CLEVELAND, WR, FLORIDA 

Sophomore

Houston, TX (Spring Westfield HS)

5 catches – 93 yards, TD **hail mary game-winner**

W 26-20 vs. Tennessee

 

J.K. DOBBINS, RB, OHIO STATE 

Freshman

La Grange, TX (La Grange HS)

13 carries – 172 yards, 2 TD

W 38-7 vs. Army

KENNY HILL, QB, TCU 

Senior

Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)

24/30 – 365 yards, 4 TD

W 56-36 vs. SMU

 

CEEDEE LAMB, WR, OKLAHOMA 

Freshman

Richmond, TX (Foster HS)

4 catches – 131 yards, 2 TD

W 56-14 vs. Tulane

 

KELLEN MOND, QB, TEXAS A&M 

Freshman

San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS/IMG Academy)

21/34 – 301 yards, 3 TD + rushing TD

W 45-21 vs. Louisiana

 

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO 

Sophomore

El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)

29/41 – 357 yards, 4 TD, INT

W 41-21 vs. Northern Colorado

 

DALTON STURM, QB, UTSA 

Junior

Goliad, TX (Goliad HS)

19/22 – 292 yards, 4 TD | 35 yards rushing, TD

W 51-17 vs. Southern

 

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

 

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

 

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

 

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

 

September 12, 2017                                                                               Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

 

TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma quarterback, Baker Mayfield has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the second week of the college football season.

 

Mayfield led the Sooners to a 31-16 win at No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday, a game that marked the Buckeyes’ largest margin of defeat at home since 1999. It was also just OU’s second road victory over a top-two AP opponent in non-conference play. The other came in 1963 in Bud Wilkinson’s last year as Sooners head coach.

 

Mayfield completed 27 of 35 pass attempts, including each of his final 14, for 386 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. OU’s 386 passing yards were the most allowed by Ohio State at home since 1985 and marked Mayfield’s career high against an AP top-25 opponent.

 

Mayfield directed OU to a 490-yard night, the most yards surrendered by Ohio State in 34 games and most allowed in Columbus in five seasons. He led the Sooners into Ohio State territory on nine of the 10 possessions that began on OU’s side of the field.

 

The win gives first-year Head Coach Lincoln Riley an early signature victory.

 

Baker Mayfield is a graduate of Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas.

 

Week 2 Honorable Mentions:

 

BEN HICKS, QB, SMU 

Junior

Waco, TX (Midway HS)

20/39 – 312 yards, 4 TD, INT

W 54-32 @ North Texas

 

JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMA 

Sophomore

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

14/18 – 128 yards, TD | 10 carries – 154 yards, 2 TD

W 41-10 vs. Fresno State

 

KENT MYERS, QB, UTAH STATE 

Senior

Rowlett, TX (Sachse HS)

24/26 – 323 yards, 2 TD, INT | 8 carries – 85 yards, 2 TD

W 51-13 vs. Idaho State

 

COURTLAND SUTTON, WR, SMU 

Junior

Brenham, TX (Brenham HS)

8 catches – 163 yards, 4 TD

W 54-32 vs. North Texas

 

LEXINGTON THOMAS, RB, UNLV 

Junior

Houston, TX (Davis HS)

17 carries – 190 yards, 3 TD

W 44-16 vs. Idaho

 

CHRIS WARREN III, RB, TEXAS 

Junior

Rockwall, TX (Rockwall HS)

16 carries – 166 yards, 2 TD | 23 yards receiving

W 56-0 vs. San Jose State

 

 

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

 

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

 

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

 

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

September 5, 2017                                                                                  Contact Information:

Cindy Smoak

Phone: (903)-592-1661, x237

Fax: (903) 592-1268

Email: csmoak@tylertexas.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

 

TYLER, Texas – Ohio State running back, J.K. Dobbins has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the college football season.

 

A native of La Grange, Texas, Dobbins became just the sixth Buckeye true freshman to ever start a season opener for the Scarlet and Gray. He carried the ball 29 times for 181 yards, setting a record for most yards rushing by a true freshman in his opening game. Dobbins also caught two passes out of the backfield for 24 yards, giving him 205 all-purpose yards on the night. His two longest runs – of 35 and 27 yards, respectively – both led to second-quarter scores.

 

Head Coach Urban Meyer had this to say when asked about Dobbins’ performance, “I wasn’t surprised at all. He has had a hell of a camp. J.K. has even more in the tank.”

 

J.K. Dobbins is a graduate of La Grange High School in La Grange, Texas.

 

Week 1 Honorable Mentions:

 

J.T. BARRETT, QB, OHIO STATE 

Senior

Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

20/35 – 304 yards, 3 TD | 13 carries – 61 yards, TD

W 49-21 @ Indiana

 

RONALD JONES II, RB, USC 

Junior

McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)

18 carries – 159 yards, 3 TD

W 49-31 vs. Western Michigan

 

BAKER MAYFIELD, QB, OKLAHOMA

Senior

Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)

19/20 – 329 yards, 3 TD

W 56-7 vs. UTEP

 

J’MON MOORE, WR, MISSOURI 

Senior

Missouri City, TX (Elkins HS)

4 catches – 187 yards, 2 TD

W 72-43 vs. Missouri State

 

STEVEN SIMS JR., WR, KANSAS 

Junior

Houston, TX (Travis HS)

4 catches – 142 yards, 2 TD

W 38-16 vs. SE Missouri State

 

JAMES WASHINGTON, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE 

Senior

Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)

6 catches – 145 yards, 2 TD

W 59-24 vs. Tulsa

 

JEFFERY WILSON, RB, NORTH TEXAS 

Senior

Elkhart, TX (Elkhart HS)

12 carries – 176 yards, 3 TD

W 59-14 vs. Lamar

 

 

THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD

 

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.

 

In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college.

 

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: csmoak@tylertexas.com or 903-592-1661, extension 237.

2017 Nominations The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

School Name Position Year Hometown High School

Alabama Jalen Hurts QB Soph. Houston, Texas Channelview HS/Houston, TX

Arkansas Devwah Whaley RB Soph. Beaumont, Texas Central HS/Beaumont, TX

Auburn Kam Martin RB Soph. Port Arthur, Texas Port Arthur Memorial HS

Auburn Jarrett Stidham QB Soph. Stephenville, Texas Stephenville HS

Bowling Green Josh Cleveland RB Sr. Austin, Texas Del Valle HS/Navarro JC

BYU Tejan Koroma Center Sr. Allen, Texas Allen HS

California Vic Enwere RB Sr. Missouri City, Texas Fort Bend Austin HS

Colorado Steven Montez QB Soph. El Paso, Texas Del Valle HS/El Paso

Duke Austin Davis Center R-Sr. Mansfield, Texas Mansfield HS

Florida Tyrie Cleveland WR Soph. Houston, Texas Houston Westfield HS

Fresno State Chason Virgil QB Soph. Mesquite, Texas West Mesquite HS

Georgia Tech Parker Braun OL Soph. Hallsville, Texas Hallsville HS

Houston Linell Bonner WR Sr. Houston, Texas Houston Dekaney HS

Indiana Richard Lagow QB Sr. Plano, Texas Plano HS

Iowa State Hakeem Butler WR Soph. Baltimore, Maryland Fort Bend Travis HS/Houston

Kansas Steven Sims Jr. WR Jr. Houston, Texas Fort Bend Travis HS/Houston

Maryland Brendon Moore C Jr. Austin, Texas Westwood HS/Austin, TX

Memphis Patrick Taylor RB Soph. Humble, Texas Atascocita HS/Humble, TX

Minnesota Rashad Still WR Jr. El Paso, Texas Andress HS/El Paso

Missouri J’Mon Moore WR Sr. Missouri City, Texas Elkins HS/Missouri City, TX

Nebraska Devine Ozigbo RB Jr. Sachse, Texas Sachse HS

New Mexico Tyrone Owens RB Jr. Manor, Texas Manor HS/Manor, TX

New Mexico State Larry Rose, III RB Sr. Fairfield, Texas Fairfield HS

North Texas State Jeffery Wilson RB Sr. Elkhart, Texas Elkhart HS

Notre Dame Durham Smythe TE Graduate Belton, Texas Belton HS

Ohio State J.T. Barrett QB Graduate Wichita Falls, Texas Rider HS/Wichita Falls, TX

Oklahoma Baker Mayfield QB Sr. Austin, Texas Lake Travis HS/Austin, TX

Oklahoma State James Washington WR Sr. Stamford, Texas Stamford HS

San Diego State Juwan Washington RB Soph. Kennedale, Texas Kennedale HS/Kennedale, TX

SMU Courtland Sutton WR Sr. Brenham, Texas Brenham HS

TCU Kyle Hicks RB Sr. Arlington, Texas Martin HS/Arlington, TX

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