Sophomore a semifinalist for the second year in a row
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts is one of 10 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, SportTyler announced Wednesday.
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award is given annually to the “top offensive player in NCAA Division I that exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity.” The recipient must have been born in the state of Texas, attended a Texas high school or attend a Texas junior college or university. Hurts was a finalist for the 2016 award.
The Houston, Texas, native already ranks among the top quarterbacks in Alabama history just 26 games into his career with the Tide. Hurts is the school record-holder in quarterback rushing touchdowns (21) and ranks No. 2 in quarterback career rushing (1,640 yards) and career touchdown responsibility (58). He is third in career total offense (6,248 yards), fifth in career touchdown passes (37) and ninth in passing yards (4,608). This season Hurts has completed 123-of-201 passes for 1,828 yards and 14 touchdowns with just one interception. He is also the Tide’s second-leading rusher with 686 yards and eight touchdowns on 119 carries.
Finalists for the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award will be announced on Dec. 6. The winner will be announced on Jan. 10, 2018, at the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Banquet in Tyler, Texas.