As a member of the panel that will select the 2013 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award winner, each week I’ll publish the release awarding the Player of the Week award. The release is below. Check back here each Wednesday to find out who will win the honor en route to selection of the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award winner later this year.
TYLER, Texas – Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been selected as The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the seventh week of the college football season.
The Southeastern Conference quarterback threw for 346 yards and ran for two touchdowns in a game where No. 9 Texas A&M had to rally to beat Mississippi 41-38 on Saturday night. Manziel led the Aggies on one final drive where he had runs of 12 and 13 yards that led to the game-winning field goal. Manziel attempted 39 passes with 31 completions for 346 yards and one interception. He also had 18 carries for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns. Next up for the Aggies is #24 Auburn in College Station, Texas.
Manziel is a graduate of Tivy High School, Kerrville, Texas. He was born in Tyler, Texas.
Week 7 Honorable Mentions:
BRALON ADDISON, WR, OREGON – Sophomore
Missouri City, TX (Fort Bend Hightower HS)
8 catches – 157 yards, 2 TD
W, 45-24 @ #16 Washington
TIM CORNETT, RB, UNLV – Senior
Galena Park, TX (North Shore HS)
29 carries – 162 yards, 2 TD
Also 4 catches for 28 yards
W, 39-37 vs. Hawaii
TEVIN REESE, WR, BAYLOR – Senior
Temple, TX (Temple HS)
5 catches – 184 yards, 2 TD
W, 35-25 @ Kansas State
DAVIS WEBB, QB, TEXAS TECH – Freshman
Prosper, TX (Prosper HS)
35/56 – 415 yards, 3 TD, INT
W, 52-35 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 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.