December 16, 2018

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Tyler Announces The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week

TYLER, Texas – North Texas quarterback, Mason Fine has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the college football season.

In a 46-23 win over SMU, Fine completed 40-of-50 passes for a career-high 444 yards (fifth-most in a single game in program history) and three touchdowns with no interceptions. His 444 passing yards were the most by any FBS quarterback this week. The 40 completions, besides being a career high, also tied for the third-most in a single game in program history. Fine picked up right where he left off during his sensational sophomore campaign to help lead the Mean Green to their eighth consecutive home win, which dates back to November 19, 2016 (Southern Miss). Fine opened 8-for-8 and connected with 10 different receivers in the win.

 

“His eyes were in the right spot.  He played very confidently and saw the field very well. They were doing some different things with their fronts and bringing different pressures, and I thought he saw it very well. The way he was getting the ball out of his hands and reading the defense, he’s looked as good as he’s looked since I’ve been here. That’s the work he’s put in in the off season. I’m very confident in him to go out and manage the game for us and play at a high level,” Head Coach Seth Littrell said about Fine’s performance.

 

Mason Fine is a graduate of Locust Grove High School in Peggs, Oklahoma.

 

Week 1 Honorable Mentions:

 

TAYLOR CORNELIUS, QB, OKLAHOMA STATE           BIG 12

Senior

Bushland, TX (Bushland HS)

25/35 – 300 yards, 5 TD, INT | 27 yards rushing

W vs. Missouri State, 58-17

 

CALEB EVANS, QB, ULM                                                SUN BELT CONFERENCE

Junior

Mansfield, TX (Bishop Dunne HS)

35/53 – 346 yards, 2 TD /62 yards rushing, TD (game winning)

W vs. Southeastern, LA, 34-31

 

D’ERIQ KING, QB, HOUSTON                                     AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Junior

Manvel, TX (Manvel HS)

17/24 – 325 yards, 3 TD | 33 yards rushing + 1 TD

W @ Rice, 45-27

 

JOHN LOVETT, RB, BAYLOR                                       BIG 12

Sophomore

Burlington, New Jersey, (Cherokee HS)

12 carries – 115 yards, 3 TD

W vs. Abilene Christian, 55-27

 

MCLANE MANNIX, WR, NEVADA                              MOUNTAIN WEST

Sophomore

Midland, TX (Midland HS)

4 catches – 132 yards, 3 TD

W vs. Portland State, 72-19

 

STEVEN MONTEZ, QB, COLORADO                           PAC-12

Junior

El Paso, TX (Del Valle HS)

22/25 – 338 yards, 4 TD, INT | 3 carries – 34 yards, TD

W vs. Colorado State, 45-13

 

KYLER MURRAY, QB, OKLAHOMA                             BIG-12

Junior

Allen, TX (Allen HS)

9/11 – 209 yards, 2 TD | 23 yards rushing

W vs. Florida Atlantic, 63-14

 

SHAWN ROBINSON, QB, TCU                                    BIG 12

Sophomore

DeSoto, TX (DeSoto HS)

17/24 – 182 yards, 3 TD | 2 carries – 45 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Southern, 55-7

 

LAVISKA SHENAULT JR., WR, COLORADO                 PAC-12

Sophomore

DeSoto, TX (DeSoto HS)

11 catches – 211 yards, TD

W vs. Colorado State, 45-13

 

JOJO WARD, WR, HAWAII                                         MOUNTAIN WEST

Junior

Waco, TX (Midway HS) (Tyler JC)

6 catches – 161 yards, 2 TD

W vs. Navy, 59-41

 

TRAYVEON WILLIAMS, RB, TEXAS A&M                   SEC

Junior

Houston, TX (C.E. King HS)

240 yds – 3 TD

W vs. Northwestern State, 59-7

 

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 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 D1 Texas college.

 

For more information about The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award go to the award-winning website, www.earlcampbellaward.com

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