TYLER, Texas – Oklahoma wide receiver, Dede Westbrook, has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the sixth week of the college football season.
Westbrook set multiple OU records to help the Sooners to a 45-40 win over Texas at the Cotton Bowl. Westbrook finished with ten catches (the most ever by a Sooner against the Longhorns) for a school-record of 232 yards. Westbrook had a career-high three touchdown catches, from 71, 42, and 47 yards out.
The Sooners became just the fifth team in FBS history to finish with a 300-yard passer (Baker Mayfield; 390), a 200-yard rusher (Samaje Perine; 214), and a 200-yard receiver (Westbrook).
In Big 12 play, Westbrook leads the league in receptions (8.5 per game), receiving yards (195.0 per game), and scoring (15.0 points per game).
Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley said, “Dede was huge. He had some big ones. We thought we had some good matchups there. It’s been good the last two weeks to get him healthy. He’s a big part of what we’re doing”.
Westbrook is a graduate of Cameron Yoe High School Cameron, Texas.
Week 6 Honorable Mentions:
RYAN HIGGINS, QB, LOUISIANA TECH – Senior
Hutto, TX (Hutto HS)
33/45 – 454 yards, 5 TD | 31 yards rushing
W 55-52 vs. Western Kentucky
JALEN HURTS, QB, ALABAMA – Freshman
Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)
13/17 – 253 yards, 2 TD, INT | 20 yards rushing, 2 TD
W 49-30 vs. #16 Arkansas
TREVOR KNIGHT, QB, TEXAS A&M – Senior
San Antonio, TX (Reagan HS)
17/34 – 239 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT | 15 carries – 110 yards, 3 TD
W 45-38 vs. #9 Tennessee
SAMAJE PERINE, RB, OKLAHOMA – Junior
Pflugerville, TX (Hendrickson HS)
35 carries – 214 yards, 2 TD
W 45-40 vs. Texas
JALEN RHODES, RB, UTSA – Sophomore
Rowlett, TX (Rowlett HS)
14 carries – 165 yards, 3 TD
W 55-32 vs. Southern Miss
JAMES WASHINGTON, WR, OKLAHOMA STATE – Junior
Stamford, TX (Stamford HS)
8 catches – 152 yards, 2 TD
W 38-31 vs. Iowa State
TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB. TEXAS A&M – Freshman
Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)
28 carries – 217 yards, TD
W 45-38 vs. #9 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.