Oklahoma receiver Washington earns Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington, right catches a pass while being tackled by Pittsburgh defensive back Avonte Maddox during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

It was another prolific week for Lone Star State players across the nation, but it was a Cowboy who stood tall.

Oklahoma State’s James Washington, the Cowboys speedy and high-flying wide receiver, was named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler, announced on Tuesday.

The honor was for the third week of the college football season. Washington, a junior from Stamford, follows Week 1 winner QB Greg Ward Jr. of Houston and Week 2 winner QB Skyler Howard of West Virginia.

The Big-12 conference wide receiver pulled in nine receptions for 296 yards - the most in the nation by anyone so far this season - and two touchdowns. Washington had 231 receiving yards in the first half which is an OSU school record for one half. His performance helped the Cowboys to a 45-38 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define 1977 Heisman Trophy winner 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: be 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.

For more information about the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, go to www.earlcampbellaward.com.


Week Three Honorable Mention

Tommy Armstrong Jr., senior quarterback, Nebraska

Hometown: San Antonio

High School: Cibolo Steele

Passing: 17 of 33 attempts for 200 yards, 3 touchdowns

Rushing: 16 carries for 95 yards, TD

Nebraska defeated Oregon, 35-32, on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska

J.T. Barrett, junior quarterback, Ohio State

Hometown: Wichita Falls

High School: Rider

Passing: 14 of 20 attempts for 152 yards, 4 touchdowns

Rushing: 17 carries for 74 yards

Ohio State defeated Oklahoma, 45-24, on Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma

KD Cannon, junior wide receiver, Baylor

Hometown: Mount Pleasant

High School: Mount Pleasant

Receiving: 9 catches for 213 yards, 2 TDs

Baylor defeated Rice, 38-10, on Friday in Houston

Rennie Childs, senior running back, Oklahoma State

Hometown: Houston

High School: Cypress Ridge

Rushing: 10 carries for 101 yards, 4 TDs

Oklahoma State defeated Pittsburgh, 45-38, on Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma

Jerod Evans, junior quarterback, Virginia Tech

Hometown: Dallas

High School: Mansfield

Passing: 16 of 23 attempts for 253 yards, 5 touchdowns, interception

Rushing: 9 carries for 48 yards

Virginia Tech defeated Boston College, 49-0, on Saturday in Blacksburg, Virginia

Jonathan Giles, sophomore wide receiver, Texas Tech

Hometown: Missouri City

High School: Fort Bend Elkins

Receiving: 6 catches for 186 yards, 3 TDs

Texas Tech defeated Louisiana Tech, 59-45, on Saturday in Lubbock

Zay Jones, senior wide receiver, East Carolina

Hometown: Austin

High School: Stephen F. Austin

Receiving: 22 catches for 190 yards

East Carolina lost to South Carolina, 20-15, on Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina

Keevan Lucas, senior wide receiver, Tulsa

Hometown: Abilene

High School: Abilene

Receiving: 4 catches for 119 yards, 3 TDs

Tulsa defeated North Carolina A&T, 58-21, on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Patrick Mahomes II, junior quarterback, Texas Tech

Hometown: Whitehouse

High School: Whitehouse

Passing: 26 of 36 attempts for 470 yards, 5 touchdowns, interception

Rushing: 12 carries for 37 yards

Texas Tech defeated Louisiana Tech, 59-45, on Saturday in Lubbock

J’Mon Moore, junior wide receiver, Missouri

Hometown: Missouri City

High School: Fort Bend Elkins

Receiving: 8 catches for 196 yards, 2 TDs

Missouri lost to Georgia, 28-27, on Saturday in Columbia, Missouri

Seth Russell, senior quarterback, Baylor

Hometown: Garland

High School: Garland

Passing: 22 of 38 attempts for 337 yards, 3 touchdowns, interception

Baylor defeated Rice, 38-10, on Friday in Houston

Davis Webb, senior quarterback, California

Hometown: Prosper

High School: Prosper

Passing: 27 of 40 attempts for 396 yards, 4 touchdowns, interception

Rushing: 5 carries for minus 28 yards, TD

California defeated Texas, 50-43, on Saturday in Berkeley, California

Braeden West, sophomore running back, SMU

Hometown: Katy

High School: Seven Lakes

Rushing: 24 carries for 220 yards, 2 TDs

SMU defeated Liberty, 29-14, on Saturday in Dallas

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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 34 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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