As a member of the panel that will select the 2015 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 2015 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award winner later this year. The College Football America 2015 Yearbook Encyclopedia featured some of these players earlier this football season. The book is available on CFBMatrix.com for just $9.99. Get a copy today. It’s the most comprehensive College Football book of its kind.
TYLER, Texas – Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the second week of the 2015 college football season.
The Big 12 Offensive Co-Player of the Week set a single-game school record with four touchdown receptions – going for 42, 21, 61 and 34 yards – and finished with 182 yards on six catches in Baylor’s win over Lamar 66-31. Coleman now leads the country in receiving yards (180 ypg) and touchdown catches (5).
“Corey’s a freak athlete,” said junior quarterback Seth Russell. “He didn’t get the ball the first couple series, and he let me know. Anytime he gets the ball in his hands, he’s going to make a play. He was just that guy tonight”.
Head Coach Art Briles on Corey Coleman’s performance, “We’ve had some great receivers here, and in Houston, also. They’re all different and there are a lot of ways to be great. What makes Corey great is he’s very dynamic with the football. He’s very sudden, very strong, very powerful, and very confident. That’s what separates him. He’s passionate and he plays with a lot of emotion. With emotions in check, he’s about as good as there is.”
Week 2 Honorable Mentions:
QUINCY ADEBOYEJO, WR, OLE MISS
Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS)
5 rec. – 120 yards, 3 TD
W, 73-21 vs. Fresno State
MITCHELL JUERGENS, WR, BYU
Houston, TX (Langham Creek HS)
4 rec. – 172 yards, 2 TD
W, 35-24 vs. Boise State
PATRICK MAHOMES, QB, TEXAS TECH
Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)
18/31 – 361 yards, 4 TD/ 6 carries – 43 yards, 2 rushing TD
W, 69-20 vs. UTEP
BAKER MAYFIELD, QB, OKLAHOMA
Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)
19/39 – 187 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT/ 14 carries – 46 yards, TD
W, 31-24 @ Tennessee
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.