Today the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award committee announced their 16 semi-finalist for their initial award today. This award is given out to the best offensive player in college football who hails from the state of Texas. Here is their mission statement according to their website.
To recognize the nation’s college offensive player of the year who the awards criteria and to encourage student-athlets to succeed on and off the field while have the drive and the tenacity to persist and overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching their goals. The award honors the legacy of Texas legend Earl Campbell and recognizes his home community of Tyler, Texas.
Two Aggies have made the cut for the 16 semi-finalists and no surprise that Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans are on that list. The 14 others are as follows:
Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior – San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS)
Kolton Browning, ULM, Quarterback, Senior – Mabank, TX (Mabank HS)
Shane Carden, East Carolina, Quarterback, Junior – Houston, TX (Houston, Episcopal HS
David Cobb, Minnesota, RB, Junior – Killeen, TX (Ellison HS)
James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior – Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas HS)
Garrett Gilbert, SMU, Quarterback, Senior – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS)
Antwan Goodley, Baylor, Wide Receiver, Junior – Midland, TX (Midland HS)
Johnathan Gray, Texas, Running Back, Junior – Aledo, TX (Aledo HS)
Marion Grice, Arizona State University, Running Back, Senior – Houston, TX (Aldine Nimitz)
Jeremy Johnson, SMU, Wide Receiver, Senior – Tyler, TX (John Tyler HS)
Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior – Midlothian, HS (Midlothian TX)
Tevin Reese, Baylor, Wide Receiver, Senior – Temple, TX (Temple HS)
Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, Running Back, Junior – Temple, TX (Temple HS)
Charles Sims, West Virginia University, Running Back, Graduate – Houston, TX (Westbury HS)
Finalists will be announced on December 9, 2013. In order to qualify for this award the nominee must have been 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 School.