Oklahoma State receiver James Washington has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the 10th week of the college football season.
With Washington’s win, it marks the ninth time this season in 10 weeks that the award winner comes from the Big 12 Conference.
Washington has recently sprung onto the national scene and was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list this week. He has reeled off three-consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards.
In OSU’s 49-29 win over No. 5 TCU this past weekend, he finished with 184 yards and three touchdowns, including plays of 74, 50 and 48 yards. It was the most yards TCU has allowed to any receiver this season, as the sophomore hauled in two catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the first nine minutes of play.
In the game prior to that Washington tallied a career-high 200 receiving yards at Texas Tech with two 70-plus yard touchdown plays in the fourth quarter alone, earning the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance.
In the end of that game and the beginning of the TCU game, Washington scored four touchdowns on consecutive touches, with gains of 75, 73, 48, and 50 yards (246 yards total).
The Stamford, Texas native now leads the nation with three 70-plus yard receptions and ranks 11th nationally with 21.4 yards per catch. He has totaled 772 yards and seven touchdowns on 36 catches this year, setting a career-high with seven receptions against Kansas State. He also earned OSU’s offensive player of the game honor after recording 103 yards on six catches in the first half vs. Kansas and leads the Cowboys’ NCAA top-10 scoring offense with 782 all-purpose yards.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in NCAA 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 I Texas college.
Player of the Week Winners from the Big 12
Week 1 - Patrick Mahomes, TTU, QB, So.
Week 2 - Corey Coleman, BU, WR, Jr
Week 3 - Baker Mayfield, OU, QB, Jr.
Week 4 - Josh Doctson, TCU, WR, Sr.
Week 5 - Seth Russell, BU, QB, Jr.
Week 6 - Trevone Boykin, TCU, QB, Sr.
Week 7 - Seth Russell, BU, QB, Jr.
Week 8 - Samaje Perine, OU, RB, So.
Week 10 - James Washington, OSU, WR, So.