Article Courtesy: Cindy Smoak
TYLER, Texas – This year many talented athletes with ties to the state of Texas have emerged as candidates for The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. Sixteen semi-finalists have been selected by The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Selection Committee.
The 2013 semi-finalists are:
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)
Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore – Galveston, TX (Ball 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)
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore – Kerrville, TX (Tivy 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 selected from this group and announced on December 9, 2013. The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas on January 10, 2014. Thank you to the award sponsors: American State Bank, Citizen’s 1st Bank, Kitchens Unique, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Harold Beaird, R.W. Fair Foundation, Clements Fluids Management, Patterson Commercial Property Group, Chesley and Ted W. Walters, Texas Spine and Joint, Austin Bank, Billy Hibbs, Prothro Wilhelmi & Company, Paul and Kay Latta.
YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE FOR THE EARL CAMPBELL TYLER ROSE AWARD AT WWW.EARLCAMPBELLAWARD.COM. ONE VOTE DAILY.
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.
For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to www.earlcampbellaward.com or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-592-1661, extension 237.
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