MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 13, 2016) – West Virginia senior quarterback Skyler Howard was named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week today, by the organization, for the second week of the college football season.
Howard, a graduate of Brewer High School in Fort Worth, Texas, completed 20-of-33 passes for 389 yards and five touchdowns in the win over the Penguins. His 389 yards were the second-most yards in his career and the fourth 300+ passing performance of his career. His five touchdowns went for 53, 54, 11, 57 and 21 yards, tying his five-touchdown performance in the Cactus Bowl against Arizona State on January 2. Against YSU, he also ran eight times for 50 yards and completed 15 passes of more than 10 yards, seven of more than 20 yards and four of more than 40 yards.
Week two honorable-mention players include Nebraska junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong, Texas freshman quarterback Shane Buechele, Louisiana Tech senior quarterback Ryan Higgins, Texas A&M senior quarterback Trevor Knight and Texas Tech junior quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.
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 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.
Press Release Courtesy- WVUSports.com