Texas Tech junior tight end Jace Amaro was named to yet another list of award semi-finalists this week.
Amaro is one 16 division-1 college football players named semi-finalists for the inaugural Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, given to the most talented offensive player from the state of Texas.
From today’s press release:
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.
Other notable names on the list include Baylor’s Bryce Petty, Texas’ Johnathan Gray and A&M’s Johnny Manziel. Finalists will be selected from this group and announced on December 9. The winner will be announced at the award banquet in Tyler, Texas on January 10, 2014.