As a member of the panel that will select the 2014 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 week to find out who will win the honor en route to selection of the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award winner later this year. The College Football America 2014 Yearbook Encyclopedia featured some of these players earlier this football season. The book is available on iTunes for just $9.99. Get a copy today. It’s the most comprehensive College Football book of its kind.
TYLER, Texas – Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill has been named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the 2014 college football season.
The Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week had an outstanding debut at quarterback in #21 Texas A&M’s season-opening 52-28 victory over #9 South Carolina. In his first career start Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards. Hill completed 44 of 60 passes with 3 touchdowns in the victory, ending South Carolina’s 18-game home win streak.
Hill is a graduate of Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas and is a sophomore at Texas A&M.
Week 1 Honorable Mentions:
TREVONE BOYKIN, QB, TCU – Junior
Dallas, TX (West Mesquite HS)
Passing: 29/41, 320 yards, 2 TD (career high completions)
One rushing TD
W, 48-14 vs. Samford
AARON JONES. RB, UTEP – Sophomore
El Paso, TX (Burges HS)
22 carries – 237 yards, 3 TD
W, 31-24 @ New Mexico
KEEVAN LUCAS, WR, TULSA – Sophomore
Abilene, TX (Abilene HS)
13 catches – 233 yards, 3 TD
W, 38-31 vs. Tulane
BRADLEY MARQUEZ, WR, TEXAS TECH – Senior
Odessa, TX (Odessa HS)
11 catches – 184 yards, 2 TD
W, 42-35 vs. Central Arkansas
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.