The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalists

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                


Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalists 


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 Semifinalists have been selected by The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Selection Committee.


This year’s candidates include five running backs, five quarterbacks, five wide receivers and one offensive lineman.  Five different conferences are represented.  


The 2022 Semifinalists are:


Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M, Jr. – Missouri City, TX (Fort Bend Marshall HS) SEC

Steve Avila, OL, TCU, Sr. – Arlington, TX (South Grand Prairie HS) Big 12

Nathaniel Dell, WR, Houston, Jr. – Daytona Beach, FL (Mainland HS) American Athletic

Max Duggan, QB, TCU, Sr. – Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central HS) Big 12

Frank Harris, QB, UTSA, Sr. - Schertz, TX (Clemens HS) C-USA

Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State, Sr. – Jacksonville, FL (Bartram Trail HS) Big 12

Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU, Jr. – Temple, TX (Temple HS) Big 12

Kendre Miller, RB, TCU, Jr. – Mount Enterprise, TX (Mount Enterprise HS) Big 12

Tanner Mordecai, QB, SMU, Sr. – Waco, TX (Midway HS) American Athletic 

Rashee Rice, WR, SMU, Sr. - North Richland Hills, TX (Richland HS) American Athletic

Richard Reese, RB, Baylor, Fr. - Bellville, TX (Bellville HS) Big 12

Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas, Jr. - Tucson, AZ (Salpointe HS) Big 12

Keylon Stokes, WR, Tulsa, Graduate Student - Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) American Athletic

Clayton Tune, QB, Houston, Sr. – Carrollton, TX (Hebron HS) American Athletic

Deuce Vaughn, RB, Kansas State, Jr. – Round Rock, TX (Cedar Ridge HS) Big 12

Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State, Soph. – West Columbia, TX (Columbia HS) Pac-12


Finalists will be selected from this group and announced on December 13, 2022. 


The winner will be announced at an award banquet in Tyler, Texas on January 11, 2023.  


Thank you to the award sponsors: City of Tyler, BMW of Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Clements Fluids Management, LLC, Patterson Commercial Property Group, R.W. Fair Foundation, Southside Bank, Sharon & James Wynne, Ted W. Walters, Austin Bank, Prothro, Wilhelmi & Co., Tyler Morning Telegraph, American State Bank, Texas Bank and Trust, Tyler Junior College, and University of Texas at Tyler. 


Fan Vote for the semifinalists round begins Wednesday, November 23rd at 4:00 pm CST through Sunday, December 11th at noon CST.  Visit  and vote once daily for your favorite. 


This is the tenth year for the award.  Previous finalists and winners are listed below.


2013 Finalists


Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End, Junior – San Antonio, TX (MacArthur HS) 

Mike Evans, Texas A&M, Wide Receiver, Sophomore – Galveston, TX (Ball HS)

James Franklin, Missouri, Quarterback, Senior – Corinth, TX (Lake Dallas, HS)

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Quarterback, Sophomore – Kerrville, TX (Tivy HS) 

*Bryce Petty, Baylor, Quarterback, Junior – Midlothian, HS (Midlothian HS)


2014 Finalists


Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State, Junior – Plano, Texas (Frisco Liberty HS)

J. T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State, RS Freshman – Wichita Falls, Texas (Rider HS)

*Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU, Junior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma, Freshman – Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson HS)

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor, Senior – Midlothian, Texas (Midlothian HS)


2015 Finalists


Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB, Senior – Dallas, Texas (West Mesquite HS)

Corey Coleman, Baylor, WR, Junior – Richardson, Texas (Pearce HS)

Josh Doctson, TCU, WR, Senior – Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

*Greg Ward, Jr., Houston, QB, Junior – Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)


2016 Finalists


*D’Onta Foreman, Texas, RB, Junior – Texas City, TX (Texas City HS)

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, QB, Freshman – Channelview, TX (Channelview HS)

Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech, QB, Junior – Whitehouse, TX (Whitehouse HS)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR, Senior – Cameron, TX (Cameron Yoe HS)


2017 Finalists


J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB, Graduate – Wichita Falls, TX (Rider HS) 

Ronald Jones, II, USC, TB, Junior – McKinney, TX (McKinney North HS) 

*Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB, Senior – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS) 

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, QB, Sophomore – Stephenville, TX (Stephenville HS) 

James Washington, Oklahoma State, WR, Senior – Stamford, TX (Stamford HS) 


2018 Finalists


Eno Benjamin, Arizona State, RB, Sophomore – Wylie, TX (Wylie East HS) – Pac-12

D’Eriq King, Houston, QB, Junior – Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) – American Athletic Conf.

Greg Little, Ole Miss, OL, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) - SEC

*Kyler Murray, Oklahoma, QB, Junior – Allen, TX (Allen HS) – Big 12

Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State, WR, Sophomore – Ft. Worth, TX (South Hills HS) – Big 12

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M, RB, Junior – Houston, TX (C.E. King HS) – SEC


2019 Finalists


Charlie Brewer, QB, Baylor, Jr. – Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS) Big-12

Shane Buechele, QB, SMU, Jr.-GT – Arlington, TX (Lamar HS) American Athletic Conference

*J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State, Junior – LaGrange, TX (LaGrange HS) Big Ten

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma, Sr. – Houston, TX (Channelview HS) Big 12

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma, Jr. – Richmond, TX (Foster HS) Big 12


2020 Finalists: 


Jaelon Darden, North Texas, WR, Senior.  Houston, TX (Eisenhower HS) Conference USA

D’Eriq King, Miami, QB, R-Senior.  Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) ACC

Sincere McCormick, UTSA, RB, Sophomore.  Converse, TX (Judson HS) Conference USA

Kellen Mond, Texas A&M, QB, Senior.  San Antonio, TX (IMG Academy) SEC

*Kyle Trask, Florida, QB, R-Senior.  Manvel, TX (Manvel HS) SEC


2021 Finalists


Sincere McCormick, UTSA, RB, Junior – Converse, TX (Judson HS) Conf-USA

Abram Smith, Baylor, RB, Senior – Abilene, TX (Abilene HS) Big 12

Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State, RB, Sophomore – Round Rock, TX (Cedar Ridge HS) Big 12

Garrett Wilson, Ohio State, WR, Junior - Austin, TX (Lake Travis HS) Big Ten

*Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky, QB, Grad Student – Victoria, TX (Victoria East HS) Conf-USA


*Denotes winner




The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I 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 Division 1 Texas college. 


For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to or contact Cindy Smoak, SPORTyler, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce: or 903-595-7226. 

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