Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the sixth week of the college football season.
Ehlinger led the Longhorns to a 48-45 victory over the No.7 Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown on Saturday. Ehlinger was 24-of-35 for 314 yards and 2 touchdowns. He rushed for 72 yards and 3 touchdowns. His three rushing touchdowns were a career high, as well as his five total touchdowns.
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.