TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Texas quarterback, Sam Ehlinger, has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the weekend of September 12th.
Ehlinger opened the season with a record-setting first half, establishing Texas records for a single half completing 25-of-33 passes for 426 passing yards and five passing touchdowns to lead No. 14 Texas (1-0, 0-0) to a 59-3 win over UTEP at home in Austin.
The Longhorns scored touchdowns on five of their first six possessions. A team captain for the second consecutive season, Ehlinger led the Longhorns to 45 points in the first half, Texas’ best first-half output since scoring 47 points against UTEP in 2009. The Texas quarterback was also named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week.
Sam Ehlinger is a graduate of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. Below is a list of honorable mentions for their performances over the weekend:
- Jarret Doege (QB ,West Virginia)
- Frank Harris (QB, UTSA)
- Charleston Rambo (WR, Oklahoma)
- Sincere McCormick (RB, UTSA)
- Seth McGowan (RB, Oklahoma)
- Joshua Moore (WR, Texas)
- Sarodorick Thompson (RB, Texas Tech)
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.