Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List Announced

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By: Kyle Spishock
August 20th, 2016


The fourth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced August 16th at the former Heisman winner’s hometown of Tyler, Texas. The Award is presented to the top offensive player in Division 1 football, recognizing their success on and off the field while celebrating tenacity to overcome adversity and injury to achieve goals. The nominee must be born in Texas, graduate from a Texas High School, and/or compete at a Texas-based college.

The list will be narrowed to 16 semi-finalists in November, and then cut to potentially five finalists in December. The recipient will be announced January 11, 2017. Established in 2012, the Award previously honored three players, all quarterbacks: Bryce Petty (Baylor, 2013), Trevor Boykin (TCU, 2014), and Greg Ward Jr. (Houston, 2015), whom made the list again this season. 41 players from eight different conferences and one independent were recognized; Tulsa and BYU tied with the most nominations at three apiece.

The Watch List for the 2016 Season:

Tommy Armstrong, Jr., Nebraska, QB, Senior

Josh Atkinson, Tulsa, WR, Senior

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Senior

Dimitric Camiel, Indiana, OT, Senior

KD Cannon, Baylor, WR, Junior

Tyrie Cleveland, Florida, WR, Freshman

Vic Enwere, Cal, RB, Junior

Dane Evans, Tulsa, QB, Senior

D’Onta Foreman, Texas, RB, Junior

Jarred Gipson, Nevada, TE, Senior

Deante’ Gray, TCU, WR, Senior

Kyle Hicks, TCU, RB, Junior

Skyler Howard, West Virginia, QB, Senior

Sean Irwin, Colorado, TE, Senior

Hunter Jarmon, Oregon State, WR, Junior

Aaron Jones, UTEP, RB, Junior

Zay Jones, East Carolina, WR, Senior

Ronald Jones II, USC, TB, Sophomore

Mitchell Juergens, BYU, WR, Senior

Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, WR, Sophomore

Shock Linwood, Baylor, RB, Senior

Keevan Lucas, Tulsa, WR, Senior

Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech, QB, Junior

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior

Devante Mays, Utah State, RB, Senior

Daniel Montiel, Memphis, TE, Senior

Kent Myers, Utah State, QB, Junior

Samaje Perine, Oklahoma, RB, Junior

Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M, WR, Senior

Larry Rose III, New Mexico State, RB, Junior

Fred Ross, Mississippi State, WR, Senior

Seth Russell, Baylor, QB, GS

Rashad Still, Minnesota, WR, Sophomore

Courtland Sutton, SMU, WR, Sophomore

Lexington Thomas, UNLV, RB, Sophomore

KaVontae Turpin, TCU, WR, Sophomore

Greg Ward Jr., Houston, QB, Senior

James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR, Junior

Davis Webb, Cal, QB, Senior

Jarveon Williams, UTSA, RB, Senior

Jeffrey Wilson, North Texas, RB, Junior

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