TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the sixth week of the college football season. Boykin is the 2014 winner of The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.
Boykin’s win marks the sixth consecutive week a Big 12 Player has been selected for the award this season. Additionally, three of the six honorable mentions this week were also from the Big 12 Conference (Josh Doctson, TCU; Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech; Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech).
Boykin totaled 425 yards of offense and four touchdowns in leading the Horned Frogs to a game-winning drive in the final two minutes in a Big 12 road game for the second time this season. The 18 point second-half comeback that resulted in a 52-45 win at Kansas State tied for the largest come-from-behind victory in head coach Gary Patterson’s 15 seasons.
The Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week completed 20-of-30 passes for 301 yards and ran for a career-high 124 yards on 11 attempts in the win. Boykin’s career-long 69 yard scoring run with 6:07 to play gave TCU a one-point lead before his two-point conversion extended it to three. Then, his 55-yard TD pass to Josh Doctson with 1:10 left provided the game-winning points. The TCU quarterback posted his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game, went over 9,000 career yards in passing (9,256) and extended his TCU career record to 76 touchdowns passes.
“If you want to win in this conference, you have to win on the road,” Boykin said, “Coming from behind shows the kind of fight we have in this team.”
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. Boykin is a graduate of West Mesquite High School in Dallas, Texas.
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.