Houston’s Greg Ward is the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Week 1 National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – Houston quarterback, Greg Ward, Jr. has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the college football season.

The American Athletic Conference quarterback had an impressive performance in Houston’s 33-23 victory over #3 Oklahoma. Ward, Jr. threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in what was the biggest regular-season non-conference game the Cougars have played in 25 years.

Greg Ward, Jr. is a graduate of John Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas and The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award winner 2015.

Week 1 Honorable Mentions:

J.T. BARRETT, QB, OHIO STATE – Senior 

Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS)

21/31 – 349 yards, 6 TD, INT | 30 rushing yards, TD

77-10 W vs. Bowling Green

TERIYON GIPSON, QB, NEW MEXICO – Senior

Dallas, TX (Kimball HS)

8 carries – 181 yards, 2 TD

48-21 W vs. South Dakota

KENNY HILL, QB, TCU – Junior 

Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)

33/49 – 439 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT | 45 yards rushing, 3 TD

59-41 W vs. South Dakota State

JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMA – Freshman

Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

6/11 – 118 yards passing, 2 TD, INT | 32 yards rushing, 2 TD

W 52-6 vs. #20 USC

AARON JONES, RB, UTEP – Junior 

El Paso, TX (Burges HS)

31 carries – 249 yards, 2 TD | 43 yards receiving

38-22 W vs. North Mexico State

TYLER JONES, QB, TEXAS STATE – Senior

Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS)

40/55 – 418 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT | 1 rushing TD

56-54 W vs. Ohio

PATRICK MAHOMES, II, QB, TEXAS TECH – Junior 

Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

30/43 – 483 yds, 4 TD | 57 yards rushing, 2 TD

69-17 W vs. SFA

DEVANTE MAYS, RB, UTAH STATE – Senior

Livingston, TX (Livingston HS)

18 carries – 208 yards, 3 TD

45-6 W vs. Weber State

COURTLAND SUTTON, WR, SMU – Sophomore

Brenham, TX (Brenham HS)

4 catches – 162 yards, 3 TD

34-21 W @ North Texas

TYRONE SWOOPES, QB, TEXAS – Senior 

Whitewright, TX (Whitewright HS)

13 carries – 53 yards, 3 TD | 0-1 passing

50-47 W vs. Notre Dame (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 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.

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