Senior Oklahoma QB, Jalen Hurts, captured two national honors this week after being named the Maxwell Award National Player of the Week and the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week.
Making his Oklahoma debut, Hurts accounted for 508 yards of offense to Houston's 408 in a 49-31 home win over the Cougars on Sunday. Hurts was 20 for 23 through the air for 332 yards and three touchdowns while running 16 times for a career-high 176 yards (11.0 average) and three more scores.
Hurts was recognized as the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week honor recognizes overall performance on offense, defense or special teams.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award 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.