TYLER, Texas – Texas running back D’Onta Foreman has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the ninth week of the college football season.
The Junior running back rushed 32 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns in Texas’ 35-34 win over No. 8 and previously unbeaten Baylor. Foreman’s 32 attempts and 250 yards were both career highs. He became the first Longhorn since Jamaal Charles in 2007 to surpass 1,000 yards rushing on the season.
Foreman now has 1,105 rushing yards in 2016, snapping the longest drought at UT without a 1,000-yard rusher since Texas’ first in 1966. Foreman now has nine straight 100-yard games, the longest active streak in FBS. His streak is second in school history behind Earl Campbell’s 11 consecutive 100-yard games in 1977. Foreman’s seven 100-yard games in 2016 leads the nation. His 250 yards were the second most in school history (behind Ricky Williams 259 in 1998) against an AP ranked team.
Head Coach Charlie Strong said, “D’Onta is just playing at a different level. He wants to be the best back in the country, and right now, he’s playing like he is the best back in the country.”
D’Onta Foreman is a graduate of Texas City High School, Texas City, Texas.
Week 9 Honorable Mentions:
RONALD JONES, II, RB, USC – Sophomore
McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS)
18 carries – 223 yards, TD | 2 catches – 18 yards, TD
W, 45-24 vs. Cal
JAMES PROCHE, WR, SMU – Sophomore
Dallas, TX (DeSoto HS)
6 catches – 164 yards, 2 TD
W, 35-31 @ Tulane
JUWAN WASHINGTON, RB, SAN DIEGO STATE – Freshman
Kennedale, TX (Kennedale HS)
14 carries – 137 yards, 2 TD
W, 40-13 @ Utah 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.